Politics

Twelve people sat around a table: Two of them were angry Because one of them was Green; Two were incensed Because four of them were Red;(Ironically, one of the Reds Was also the Green); The two who were Yellow Weren’t irate, merely huffy; The Northern one was sore And also exasperated Because the others Wouldn’t…

Feb 28

Spread, oh, wings of peace,Roll, like those stones,And take a stand for something,Like the last good politician. Brian Jones, founding member and Guitarist for The Rolling Stones, was born today in 1942. Robin Cook, British member of parliament and former minister, was born on this day in 1946. Henry James, American-British author, died on this…

Feb 22

Felled like a cherry tree,Their circle could not be broken,Their message could not silenced, Even by death. George Washington, 1st President of the United States of America, was born today in 1732. Christoph Probst, German student and member of the White Rose resistance movement, was executed on this day in 1943. Hans Scholl, German founder…

Feb 21

Close your little red book!Stop all the clocks! We’re doomed!Malcolm is dead! The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, was published today in 1848. W.H. Auden, English-American Poet, was born on this day in 1907. Anthony Daniels, English actor, famous for playing C-3PO in the Star Wars film series, was born today…

Feb 12

Things are changing fast.There’s a new look in Abe’s eye.Evolving fashion! Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, was born today in 1809. Christian Dior, French fashion designer, unveils his “New Look” today in 1947. Charles Darwin, English naturalist, was born on this day in 1809.

Feb 04

Laudanum cocktailWashed down in the lodge, thinking,Face in book, drinking. George Washington is unanimously elected as the first president of the United States on this day in 1789. Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg on this day in 2004.

Jan 31

The TOGs weep for Tel.Guys burn in memoriam.Johnny feels rotten. Guy Fawkes, who was captured attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament, was executed today in 1606. John Lydon, English singer and songwriter, known as Johnny Rotten, was born on this day in 1956. Terry Wogan, Irish radio and television presenter, died on this…

Jan 17

No defense againstThe US attackers nowBecoming Vader. Operation Desert Storm, the first Gulf war, began on this day in 1991. James Earl Jones, voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies, was born on this day in 1931. Michelle Obama, wife of 44th U.S President, Barack Obama, was born on this day in 1964….

Jan 14

The hatter is sad.Although the war is over,Danny Ocean died. Ratification Day in the United States, celebrating the ratification of the Treaty of Paris, on this day in 1784, which officially ended the American Revolutionary War. Birth of American film director, Steven Soderbergh, born in 1963. Death of British author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll,…

Jan 11

Peace be upon himAnd her, as Tess dies clutchingHer little red book. Conquest of Mecca: The prophet Muhammad and his followers conquer the city, Quraysh surrenders, on this day in 630. Arthur Scargill, English miner, activist, and politician, was born today in 1938. Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (b. 1840), died on this day in 1928.