Twins in Bath Open Thread

The above video reminds my bride and me of our twin boys after their birth.  Good memories, our constant consolation in this Vale of Tears.  The usual open thread rules apply:  be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing.

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Blame Dallas!

      The 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination will be coming up on Friday, and I have a post in the pipeline for that day, but I had to comment on this piece by James McAuley in The

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November 17, 1973: I Am Not a Crook

Hard to believe that it is forty years since the infamous “I am not a crook” news conference of President Nixon.  The video clip gives a taste of the surreal quality of those times.  For the sake of attempting to

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Hometown Paper

      For decades I was a subscriber to the Chicago Tribune.  The traditionally Republican paper in Chicago, for many decades it was the voice of Republicanism, and sometimes conservatism, throughout the Midwest.  In the nineties I noticed that The

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