Cops on Bikes

I love it when something completely weird suddenly appears in the middle of an otherwise serious document. This is from a federal court ruling in Florida last week: “While walking to the car, one of the officers mocked plaintiff, saying, ‘You have lipstick on you sir, you have lipstick on you sir, now you need heels, now you need heels.’”

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The Anointed Queen: A Story for Our Own Age

Upon appointing Ulysses S. Grant General of the Armies in March 1864, President Lincoln told him that procrastination from previous commanders and pressure from Congress and the people “had forced him into issuing his [Lincoln’s] series of military orders, some of which he knew were wrong, and all of which may have been wrong.” This on the authority of President Grant’s first-born son, Maj. Gen. Frederick Dent Grant.

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Better Questions

We, as a country, need to work harder on our conspiracy theories. It takes a lot of imagination and a very straight face to come up with good explanations for stuff we know nothing about and I sometimes think America’s pundits are getting lazy. Their ideas are losing their entertainment value.

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