Historical happenings

7/14/1798 ~ 1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves

7/14/1832 ~ Opium exempted from federal tariff duty

7/14/1850 ~ 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration

Snickers & Snarks

Daily Insanity

Historical happenings

6/16/1822 ~ Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina

6/16/1873 ~ US President Ullyses Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians

6/16/1929 ~ Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)

Stilton’s Place

Stilton’s Place

Mundane Morning Quarterback

We hope you enjoy the cartoon above, because there was no way we were wading into the morass (not that we’re against morass) of the latest news cycle.

Anti-Sharia Law protesters were attacked by Antifa counter-protesters, while LGBT groups took to the streets in support of Islam. We’ll note that LGBT folks also take to the streets in Islamic countries, only they start from rooftops.

We learned that Comey may or may not really have secret memos, Trump may or may not really have secret tapes, Mueller may or may not be preparing to charge the President with obstructing the investigation of crimes which didn’t happen, and all the while tweets keep flying out of the Oval Office in the wee hours (or, to men of a certain age, the wee-wee hours) to remind everyone that The Donald has political Tourette’s syndrome.

Toon in

Ponder this

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

~ Winston Churchill