Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lyndon, Curt & Me

April 1, 2014. This previously undisclosed letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson requires some explication. To make a long story short, I was the best Latrine Queen in the Air Force. Anyway, that’s what Curt LeMay said. Just ask him. … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was on the Colbert show this week, offering to become Roman Catholic if Pope Francis remained in office and the invitation was extended by a woman priest. That’s probably farther than most Baptists would go, but Carter has … Continue reading

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Merrily and Eddie Flum Num, We Love You

I’ve posted this reminiscence of bygone Central New York television on another blog devoted to the Morrisville-Eaton Central School class of 1964 fiftieth reunion. I’m reposting it here for others who may have similar experiences growing up in various television markets. The Wonderful … Continue reading

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Mr. Sam’s ‘Pretty Bad Case of Lumbago’

Sam Rayburn was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, and died 49 years later during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. He was Speaker of the House for 17 years, the longest tenure … Continue reading

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Javert on My Ass

March 23, 2014 – The revival of Les Misérables opens tonight. The Divine M and I saw the final preview last night and plan to see it again (and again) during what we hope will be another long run. The re-imagined … Continue reading

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Hubert Humphrey and the Moral Test of Government

In politics, location is as important as it is in real estate. Hubert Humphrey was one of the great political and moral leaders of his generation. Unfortunately, he was located too closely to politicians who had more charisma and more … Continue reading

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Lincoln and Dirksen

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, I wonder how many people remember Everett McKinley Dirksen. If you watched television news in the sixties, you knew exactly who he was. He was an Illinois Republican, … Continue reading

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