Category Archives: History

You Want Freedom Fries With That?

Isn’t it nice to see we are getting back together with our first partner? It’s been a tumultuous relationship over the years. One day we’re telling nasty jokes about her and the next day we’re making smoochy in public.

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Abandon All Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here

Just received word that this new volume of craziness has been released from the asylum. I didn’t make the cover, but have a few memories included from “those good ol’ daze.” (UPDATE: Jon informs me that the book is still … Continue reading

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Shooting Blanks

Conservatives are constantly bemoaning the state of schools and and the young folks that inhabit them. “It’s the unions,” they cry. “If we only had school choice we could indoctrinate the youth of America 0ur way!” Gut the public schools … Continue reading

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And On The 7th Day, He built A Golf Course

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Sign Of The Times

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Last Call @ The National

Last Sunday was last call for the Coleman era at the National Hotel. We Shifters made one final shift to thank Tom for all the years of memories. Now the new owners have the herculean task of restoring the old … Continue reading

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Some Things Never Change

Bill Mauldin – 1945

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Who’s The Loser Now?

RIP Dolores O’Riorden 1971 – 2018

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Inept vs. Insane 2018: Opening Shot

Welcome to 2018. Now that the dust has settled from the first year of the Trump presidency, it’s time to look ahead at what kind of year we can expect in the coming months. “The Great Divide” has shown no … Continue reading

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A Night On The Barbary Coast

(Photo: Jack Boulware) Much has been written about the demise of “old” San Francisco. Hardly a day goes by that we hear another favorite eatery or watering hole has gone the way of the dodo. And, of course, the loss … Continue reading

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