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Beautiful Daze: A Whitman’s Sampler

British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War, 1914

Cahawba, Alabama has an illustrious history for a ghost town: From 1820 to 1825, it served as Alabama’s state capital before flooding so many times that most of the residents fled for drier pastures (and took the title of capital with them).

Dodge Challenger Black Ghost | The interior is just as sinister with black leather and Alcantara, carbon fiber trim, and Ghost badging. The power backs up the looks with the beastly Jailbreak-spec supercharged 6.2-liter V8 good for 807 horsepower. A mere 300 will be made, and it will no doubt be a collector’s item given that the gas-powered Challenger will end after the 2023 model year.


Byte magazine in January 1980 announced in an editorial that “the era of off-the-shelf personal computers has arrived”. The magazine stated that “a desirable contemporary personal computer has 64 K of memory, about 500 K bytes of mass storage online, any old competently designed computer architecture, upper and lowercase video terminal, printer, and high-level languages”.

One Cʘsmos: 10/9/05 – 10/16/05 Put it this way: the scientific revolution occurred just once, in just one civilization–something like 99.98 percent of all scientific inventions and discoveries has occurred in western Christendom. Everywhere else, science either never appeared, or petered out after some initial advances–for example, in China and the Islamic world. And the reason science could not be sustained in these civilizations is specifically religious.

“the White House is considered the apogee of American achievement”

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the highest point in the development of something; a climax or culmination.
“the White House is considered the apogee of American achievement”

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  • John Venlet October 14, 2022, 4:51 PM

    Gerard, there were many tasty items to sample, well not all, but, I did have to have to go back and have seconds of the Chamber Singers singing Ave Marie. That was devastatingly beautiful, aurally and physically. Thank you for that.

  • I Love A Rainy Night October 14, 2022, 9:25 PM

    The mini heart shaped boxes are cool and about all you need regarding carbs, sugar, calories, fat.
    They should make a Forrest Gump one for esteemed CPUSA party member comrade Tom Hanks!
    And just like that…North Venezuela.

  • Casey Klahn October 14, 2022, 10:18 PM

    Goodle defines apogee. Use it in a sentence. Goodle is the apogee of evil in America.

  • jwm October 15, 2022, 7:20 AM

    I stopped by KA-CHING this morning. You hit two of my most favorite topics, Schwinns, and pro- wrestling. I was a huge fan back in the 90’s when Hulk Hogan, and Randy Savage ruled the ring. My mom loved it, too. She used to go with us to the Sports Arena in LA whenever they were in town. Holy cow, those shows were fun. We got drunk as hell, screamed our heads off, and spent half the night on our feet yelling at the ref. Amazing that we always made it home safe.
    You needed special connections to get in the first three rows ringside. Mom worked for Bullocks department store. She had a friend who had those connections, and one time we got ringside seats to see Hulk Hogan battle Rick Flair. I’m tellin’ ya- you see those guys that close up, and you’ll come away with huge respect. There ain’t nothing fake about those performances.


  • mmack October 15, 2022, 9:05 AM

    Re the Special Edition Challenger. Pretty sweet looking, but with Dodge and whatever is left of Chrysler going all electric kiss 😘 the last remnants of “Mother Mopar” goodbye. Oh, there’s still “Ram” but let’s be blunt, with Mopar becoming part of “The Island of Misfit Carmakers” (Stellantis, a Dutch based concern), what experience do Europeans have at making pickups?

    How ironic Jeep, the biggest reason Lee Iacocca bought AMC in the late 1980s, will outlast another company that bought it yet again. (AMC, Chrysler).

    • Jack October 15, 2022, 9:27 AM

      For some reason muscle cars have become a status thing among blacks and that dodge and the mustang seem to be the rides of choice. If you see them be careful. Semiautomatic weapons are a standard feature.

  • Jack October 15, 2022, 9:18 AM

    In re Jordan Petersen:

    Make the poor rich, eh. Maybe and in some places but world wide….I don’t think so. Prosperity is usually self created and is not the result of anyone else making another prosperous. There are only so many opportunities and millions of the ‘poor’ don’t really care to work. So, with that, just making them rich is a huge problem but keeping them from pissing it away is another. The real answer may be in complete population control in nations that are unable to take care of themselves. Take that to mean what you will but that measure will certainly obliterate hungry demands for goods and services that are provided by others.

    Paying the freight of one who will work to pull himself up is one thing and providing unending succor to those who will not is another; and that includes Americans on generational welfare with absolutely no desire to leave that system and take care of themselves.