Wed, Feb 28

2003—A former gay male escort begins attending White House press briefings with his official pass issued under the pseudonym “Jeff Gannon.” 1997—That blue dress gets soiled. 1993—The ATF tries to serve a warrant on a religious community in Waco. It does not go well. 1947—Hooligans in Taiwan riot over routine government corruption. Koumintang troops—brave anti-Communists—justly massacre thousands. 1921—The Kronstadt Rebellion against bolshevism begins in Russia. “Shoot them down like partridges,” orders Leon Trotsky. 1913—Denied information and cooperation, Congress’ Pujo Commission nevertheless finds that a Money Trust runs Wall Street. N.Y. Times: “Move along, nothing to see here.” 1893—Birth of Ben Hecht, newspaperman and author of …

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Tues, Feb 27

2019—“I fear that if [Trump] loses the election in 2020,” says his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, “there will never be a peaceful transition of power.” 2014—Senate Republicans block a bill to fund veterans health care because it would cost too much. 2001—Rep. David B. Vitter [R-La.] skips a House vote honoring 28 Desert Storm KIAs to take a call from Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the D.C. Madam. 1975—The FDA recalls a batch of 1,241 GE pacemakers—after they’ve all been implanted. 1973—The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee. 1970—The New York Times reports that the U.S. Army no longer conducts illegal domestic surveillance; untrue then, and now. 1968—Walter …

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Mon, Feb 26

2020—“Within a couple of days, [Covid will be] close to zero. That’s a pretty good job we’ve done.” – #45 2015—Sen. James Inhofe [R–Okla.] conclusively proves that global warming is a hoax—or that he’s an idiot—by brandishing a snowball in the Senate. 2003—Saddam Hussein tells interviewer Dan Rather he would like to debate George W.[MD] Bush on TV. 1993—A truck bomb explodes beneath the World Trade Center in NYC; six are dead, 1,000 injured. 1991—George Herbert [Hoover] Walker Bush admits the U.S. has been supporting the Khmer Rouge. 1979—A 328-year old faith which holds that God pays no attention to Earth, and won’t until He …

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Sun, Feb 25

2020—“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here,” says Dolt #45’s Kayleigh McEnany. “Isn’t that refreshing when contrasting it with the awful [Obama] presidency…?” 2011—“[A]ny future Defense Secretary who advises the President to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined,” says Defense Sec. Gates. 1968—“I do not believe Hanoi can hold up under a long war,” says Gen. William Westmoreland. 1953—Ike advises vigilance, lest communist teachers sneak propaganda into math problems. 1913—The IWW’s Paterson, N.J. strike begins; Concord, N.H.’s Elizabeth Gurley Flynn helps organize. 1906—Pianist Nikolay Burenin & comrades …

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Anonymous Chastisement

[To the Editor:] I am a longtime subscriber to the Gazette, living in the Boston area. It’s been disappointing to me that the Gazette has ignored the gravity of the violent atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7th, but now that you’re giving a platform for and even cheering on alternative facts, it’s time for me to say goodbye to the Gazette. In your January 12th edition, you published Will Thomas’s letter. Thomas criticized the Union Leader for publishing a letter which mentioned various references to the violent Hamas attacks without requiring the letter writer to list their sources. Thomas engaged in verbal gymnastics to …

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Sat, Feb 24

2001—“My plan reduces the national debt, and fast,” says G.W.[MD] Bush, “…economists worry that we’re going to run out of debt to retire.” 1989—Bad door latch design results in nine passengers being sucked out of a Boeing 747 southwest of Hawaii. 1988—SCOTUS says it’s OK to show Jerry Falwell drunk, losing his cherry to his mama in an outhouse. 1988—Capitol cops carry Sen. Bob “The Groper” Packwood (R-Ore.) into the Senate to make up a quorum. 1942—Turned away from Istanbul, MV Struma, a decrepit hulk carrying 791 Jewish refugees, is torpedoed by a Soviet sub. The 19-year old sole survivor, David Stoliar, lives to be …

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