So My Generation of Americans Was The Last To Suffer From Polio

Why can’t the current one understand the importance of vaccines?? On February 23, 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by┬áDr. Jonas Salk. Thanks to the vaccine, by the 21st century polio cases were reduced…

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So, Was I Curious About Those 100,000 Voters Registered in 1900 Asked A Frequent Commenter?

Well, no, no I wasn’t. I expected a perfectly sane and common sense reason and just went on with life as expected. But apparently not everyone wanted to take no for an answer. LOL! So PolitiFact took it on and: The false claim that 100,000 Wisconsin voters registered more than…

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Mitch McConnell on Voting Rights…well just a provocative snippet!

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wouldn’t you think male SCOTUS members who were suspected of sexual abuse would

support safe and legal abortions? I mean, what do you do when you knock up your girlfriend? [sarcasm]

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That Day in Lattimer

By Steve Carlson and Lynn Sutherland Jaskowiak One of the bloodiest days in American labor history occurred on the outskirts of Lattimer, Pennsylvania, on Friday, September 10th, 1897. Roughly 400 anthracite coal miners ( the vast majority of them foreign born eastern Europeans) had had enough of the darkened servitude…

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A Message from UW System President Tommy Thompson (released before Sen Nass got stupid ideas in his head)

This video was sent out to students of UW Milwaukee on Wednesday July 28, 2021. It runs all of 34 seconds and talks about the scholarship incentives for students when their campus reaches a 70% vaccination rate. Not part of the video, but as published in other media, UW System…

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Americans Need To Sue The Senate And Have The Filibuster Declared Unconstitutional!

Yes, I realize that on the face of it the basic filibuster isn’t unconstitutional…but I am using it in its generic sense just as the media and politicians do. It should be changed a bit…if the pompous buffoons like Sen. Lindsay Graham or Sen. Ted Cruz want to bloviate on…

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Thursday Music: Biko – Peter Gabriel – Playing For Change

Stephen Biko was a anti-apartheid activist and leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa during the late 1960’s-1970’s. In September 1977 he was beaten by police during a 22 hour interrogation and died days later from his injuries while in detention. His death sparked an international outcry and…

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Channeling Clarence Darrow

Rush Limbaugh is dead. Long live Clarence Darrow. Darrow was one of the most prominent civil libertarians of the 20th century who once said: ” I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure”. RIP Rush. Long live Clarence Darrow.

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: Employer Provided Health Insurance Isn’t A Viable Model.

Most of my life I have had employer provided health insurance except for the period when I was self-employed and bought my own on the open market. But that was over 40 years ago and it was actually rather affordable. But as we watched the pandemic ravage our country and…

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