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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 07/27/15

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July 27, 2015

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If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.
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Links here are good only for the week of July 27. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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Today’s upper is a wonderful sing-along from the Statler Brothers. Early boomers will catch the references in this song. But it was a hit in 1972. So, everyone should know it.

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This Week with the Chicowitz

My Roots

One side of the family is from up north. Originally, we were known by the name Chicowosofski — part Chippewa Indian, part Polish, I think. That explains a lot. Sometime back in the late 1700s, the family name was too long to fit on an arrest warrant, so it became “Chicowitz.”

I am told that that name fits just fine on those legal documents.

That’s as far back as I had traced my family tree. Frankly I was afraid of going back much further for fear that out on some branch there would be a connection to the Kaczynski family. Perhaps my cousin harbored the same fears; I note that she did not contact me until after the Unabomber had been identified.

The other side of my family... on my father’s mother’s side, is named Coffin – a little ominous, perhaps, especially since they played a large role in the Civil War – on the losing side. They were southerners. That’s about all I knew.

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I Remember... July 27, 1974

It was the beginning of the end. On July 27, 1974 the U.S. House of Representatives initiated the first of three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. In an environment like the moon landing, the whole country watched it all unfold on television.


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BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

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07/18:  Dumping on Trump
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07/09:  Hillary Lied: So What?
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07/03:  Not Proud to be an American
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07/02:  Motor City Blues
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06/28:  Gay Marriage Approval Rate
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06/27:  The Sacred Doctor/Patient
                Relationship
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06/26:  Rap Music vs. the Confederate flag
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06/25:  Best Question of the Year
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06/24:  Gruber? Who’s Gruber?
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06/23:  Uh, Oh!
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06/20:  MSNBC Demotion
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06/16:  Trans-Racial
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06/03:  Faux Jennermania
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Here are three questions from the BBHQ cloud:

1. First, our current events question:
Last week, President Obama said that he was most frustrated with which of the following:
    his failure to enact tighter gun control laws
    his failure to close Gitmo
    his failure to meet Fidel Castro
    his failure to visit the grave of Che Guervara
    the loss of the House and Senate to Republicans
    the failure of 'cash for clunkers'
    his failure to balance the budget
    his failure to reduce health care costs by $2,500 per family per year
    Lois Lerner's unwillingness to testify
    Iran's "death to America" chants
    Hillary Clinton
    Joe Biden

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The BBHQ Joke of the Week

Boy, this will tick off some people. Too bad. It's funny!

And painfully close to the truth.


Have a great week. We'll share the fun again next Monday.

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