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Is it just me or do fewer people carry wallets these days? When I was an adolescent I remember my

father telling me that a gentleman (whatever that was) always carries a wallet and a handkerchief. I quit carrying a handkerchief many years ago because it seemed so unnecessary. And if you need to use it do you really want it back in your pocket?
But it just seems like I know more and more people who have wallets, but leave them in the car or in their desk or whatever.

I know. It's an inane post, but the news is making me goofy.

Back in the mid 60's we already were being taught that Hispanic culture would become a larger part

of our society. I remember my elementary school teachers in Florida telling us that learning Spanish would be a worthwhile goal as immigration would likely increase as we grew up. By the time I reached middle school, Spanish classes were available. In those days, immigration was seen as inevitable and a positive thing. Nearby Tampa already had a thriving Hispanic community.
So...what happened? Politicians is what happened. White nationalism is what happened. Hate radio and Fox news happened. Then Trump happened. It didn't have to be this way.

TCM...getting ready to watch "The Battle of Algiers".....sounds good

Seems to be a well respected film. I have not seen it to my knowledge.

"A Shot In The Dark" (1964). Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom and......sigh...Elke Sommer.....:)

This trip back to my adolescence has aged fairly well. Stumbled across it channel surfing tonight.

Hamberder question for Hoosiers....or....anyone else

Back in the 1970's I spent a few years in Bloomington, IN, At one point I was working west of town and there was this little hamburger joint I would stop at for lunch on the way to work second shift. They threw a round ball of ground beef on a large flat griddle and smashed it down while also cooking the onions. Eventually they would serve it all, however you wanted it in a paper bag if you wanted take out. Sometimes I just ate it there.
Does anyone know if this is what we now know as "Smashburger," cuz if so I want some…..)

I have absolutely no idea what forum to put this in, Wouldn't be the first time. But those things were damn good.

For some reason I am rembering "W. Gordon Pike"....might be off.

Cynthia Alksne on Stephanie Miller show stated she believes that the reason Trump and Don Jr. were

not subpoenaed is that they had already taken the fifth amendment through their lawyers. Very interesting. It would be a logical explanation.

Playing right now on Svengoolie....the original "The Blob" with Steve McQueen

Just a heads up. Schiff to be on Maddow tonight. I had not known that.

Was watching Cohen's lawyers and they were mostly stone faced until Repubs tried to say Cohen paid

the $130,000 to Stormy on his own. I guess it was Lanny Davis (not sure), finally broke out in a big smile. Not sure who else noticed that one.

These shrieking Republicans caused me to take my blood pressure pill a few hours early.

Half of them sound like they are going to go on a crying jag.

Meanwhile, the Dems seem measured and composed.
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