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Is this Camelot? Get me re-write! The Kennedys, the History Channel, never ending entitlement and blatant censorship.

January 31, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant The Kennedys, our ex-imperial dynasty, are going through a bad patch. First, the commencement of the new 112th Congress took place in January, 2011 without a Kennedy amongst its members House or Senate, to lend credibility to the national circus. Such a lapse had not occurred since 1947… and the Kennedys …

Let freedom ring! A great nation struggles in the streets to be born. Egypt, January, 2011.

January 30, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant An event of world significance is playing out right this minute in Cairo and throughout the country. A great nation with a legendary, larger-than-life past is fighting to be born, fighting for the rights of oppressed millions, no longer content merely to yearn to be free. They want the real thing… …

‘I want muscles.’ An Appreciation for the life of fitness pioneer Jack LaLanne, 1914-January 23, 2011.

January 27, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant One of America’s enduring cultural icons is dead, at 96. Jack LaLanne, who preached the virtues and values of working out long before it was fashionable, has checked out, to the rhythm of Diana Ross’ jump-up classic, “I want muscles!” (Released, 1983.) Born the of son of poor French immigrants,LaLanne was …

On black politics and politicians. Thoughts on the convictions of former Boston city councillor Chuck Turner and former Massachusettsstate senator Dianne Wilkerson.

January 27, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant January 25, 2011 ought to have been a red letter day in the black community of Boston, Massachusetts. That, after all, is the day former 6 term Boston city councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in prison for accepting a $1,000 bribe. He’s joined in the pokey by another …

On black politics and politicians. Thoughts on the convictions of former Boston city councillor Chuck Turner and former Massachusettsstate senator Dianne Wilkerson.

January 27, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant January 25, 2011 ought to have been a red letter day in the black community of Boston, Massachusetts. That, after all, is the day former 6 term Boston city councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in prison for accepting a $1,000 bribe. He’s joined in the pokey by another …

4:15 a.m., 14.7 degrees Fahrenheit, light snow falling.

January 25, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant I awoke this morning to find as Samuel Taylor Coleridge did in 1798 all had been, o’er night, transformed. This great poet wrote (“Frost at Midnight”): “The Frost performs its secret ministry, Unhelped by any wind. The owlet’s cry Came loud — and hark, again! loud as before.” There was no …

‘History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.’ Inconvenient truths the Kennedys cannot abide, wish to control, but cannot.

January 24, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant “History,” the great French 18th century writer Voltaire wrote, “is a pack of lies we play on the dead.” He should know… he altered history to his satisfaction and purposes often enough. Now Voltaire has apparently gone to work for the Kennedys. For they, so they think, have a pressing need …

‘In short, there’s simply not a more congenial spot….’ The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, January 20, 1961.

January 23, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Washington, D.C. loves commemorations, not least because every one who is anyone expects to have one for herself. Thus, it was inevitable that the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of America’s 35th president should be celebrated with suitable doings and, of course, well honed and well considered words. And so they …

‘With your shield, or on it.’ Why America won’t get and doesn’t really want civic comity and civility.

January 21, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Imagine, if you will, that you are a candidate for the United States Senate, the most exclusive club on earth. You have wanted to be a member, you have dreamed of it for your entire life. You have sacrificed over and over again to get this office of the people’s trust. …

‘Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.’ The Queen, (no ) freedom of information, and the Succession

January 20, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant It was just the kind of event the Young Royals (Wills, Edward, and soon-to-be Princess Kate) could applaud and approve: 14 stylish students from England’s tony Royal College of Arts donned self-designed matching Kate Middleton engagement outfits (so cute) with accompanying (copies) of the famous engagement ring; the one, you know, …