This week in 1856, the American Party, popularly referred to by the nickname the "Know Nothing Party," held it's first national convention to nominate a preside...ntial candidate. That hard core anti-immigration group got it's nickname from the standard answer members of the movement were told to give to any reporters who asked about the group's secretive meetings and activities. They were instructed to respond by saying "I know nothing." Their famous political catchphrase and the fate of the Know Nothing Party is the subject of the post on my ThisDayinQuotes.com site at the following link -> http://www.thisdayinquotes.com/…/i-know-nothing-memorable-s…
The latest post on my QuoteCounterquote.com site looks at the origins of the famous saying about the definition of insanity and some thought-provoking uses of i...t. By the way, Albert Einstein DIDN'T say it. Here's a direct link to my post about this commonly misattributed quote -> http://www.quotecounterquote.com/…/the-definition-of-insani…
Extra episodes of Tales of Times Square: The Tapes for (free) subscribers at BlackCracker.fm. The "King of Swing," Larry Levenson, speaks during his glory days as owner of Plato's Retreat. Just enter email at BlackCracker.fm
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Episode 17: JOSH IN TIMES SQUARE
Old Times Square was at the brink of extinction and my job was done. The finale of this series. Podcast at http://blackcracker.fm/17/
h/t Paul Bishop
“Whatever defamation of character my enemies are spreading about me, I do not feel the need to justify myself toward them. While discretion obliges me to remain silent, my duty compels me to prevent them from doing any more harm.” -- Toussaint Louverture
(h/t to Clark Dimond for the link)
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It's just not Chanukah without that beloved carol (and video) of the season....