The Forgotten Secret Language of Gay Men

After a heyday in the ’50s and ’60s, Polari all but vanished.

These days, very few people know what it means to vada a chicken’s dolly eek.

Vada (“look at”), dolly eek (a pretty face), and chicken (a young guy) are all words from the lexicon of Polari, a secret language used by gay men in Britain at a time when homosexuality was illegal. Following a rapid decline in the 1970s…

Source: The Forgotten Secret Language of Gay Men

Suicide of a Senator

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Lester Hunt

Senator Lester Hunt – Democrat – Wyoming

This morning while enjoying a second cup of coffee and a cheap cigar out on the lanai in these early days of a Florida autumn I was thinking about Joe McCarthy.

Senator Joe of the cold war era; he who believed there was a communist pinko librul behind every bush in Washington and at every other desk in the State Department.  He who was dedicated to rooting out these un-Americans.

Joe McCarthy would use every means at his command to win against the vast conspiracy trying to take over America’; those taking their orders directly from Joe Stalin.

I am casually paying attention to the chaos in the House with the Grand Old Party trying to pick a new Speaker.  Kevin McCarthy, who was the favorite abruptly withdrew his candidacy after being considered a shoo-in.  The Huffington Post reported that a very large…

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