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THE GHOSTS OF SAN GENNARO FEASTS PAST, OR WHY I HATED RUDY BEFORE HATING RUDY WAS COOL

In the 1990s I worked at the San Gennaro Feast in Manhattan’s Little Italy for about 5 years running, an 11-day affair that saw Mulberry Street transformed for 12 blocks starting at Canal Street and ending on Houston Street. This is the largest, longest and most famous […]

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WEEK #209 (AND FINAL WEEK!) OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW, FRIDAY 1/16/21, TO WEDNESDAY, 1/20/21

Quote of the Week: “President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.” – written by Trump himself, and the only entry in the official White House schedule every single day since New’s […]

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WEEK #208 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW, FRIDAY 1/8/21, TO THURSDAY, 1/14/21

The penultimate Week #208 of The Trump Era dawned on Friday to a shocked nation, no easy task in a country already stunned and reeling from 4 years of Trump’s toxic and destructive presidency and almost a full year of the deadliest pandemic in a century. Only […]

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WEEK #208 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW FRIDAY, 1/1/21, TO THURSDAY, 1/7/21

Quote of the week: “Don’t worry, Mom, I’m in the safest place in the world.” – a Congressional staffer seriously underestimating the situation on January 6. Quote #2 of The Week: “Our identity for the past several years now has been built around an individual.” – Republican […]

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WEEK #207 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW, FRIDAY, 12/25/20, TO THURSDAY, 12/31/20

Quote of The Week: “It’s not surprising that a criminal like Trump pardons other criminals, but apparently to get a pardon, one has to be either a Republican, a convicted child murderer or a turkey.” – Judge Robert Pratt, Southern District of Iowa  Week # 207 of […]

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WEEK #206 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW FRIDAY, 12/18/20, TO THURSDAY, 12/24/20

Quote of The Week: “He’s leaving Washington with a whole series of conspiracy theories and things that are so nutty and loopy that people are shaking their head wondering what in the world has gotten into this man.” – Senator Mitt Romney (R), in one of his […]

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WEEK #205 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW, FRIDAY 12/11/20, TO THURSDAY, 12/17/20

Week #205 of The Trump Era opened on Friday with the best news of the day being that the Trump Era would be over in just 38 more days. Of course, much like Dog Years, every Trump Day seems like 7 of them. Seven chaos-filled days of […]

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WEEK #204 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW FRIDAY, 12/4/20, TO THURSDAY, 12/10/20

Quote of The Week: “The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied.” – The Supreme Court of the United States, dropkicking Trump’s inept attempted coup  Week #204 of the Trump Era began on Friday in the midst […]

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WEEK #203 OF THE TRUMP ERA IN REVIEW, FRIDAY, 11/27/20 TO THURSDAY, 12/3/20

Quote of The Week: “The American people can have 100% confidence in this election.” – Christopher Krebs, Trump’s own DSA Chief of Cybersecurity, in charge of making sure the 2020 Election was honest, and the guy Trump fired for saying this out loud to the American people  […]

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LIFE EXPLAINED, PART 867

No one pardons innocent people.

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