Throwing Stones: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures!

May 4th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Up until now, the only time that Gertrude Stein was ever a presence at the White House, as far as I know, was on December 30, 1934 when she and Alice were invited to tea by Eleanor Roosevelt.  From what I’ve read, a good time was had by all.

Teatime with Eleanor, 1933

Not sure if Barack or Michelle are aware of Gertrude in recent days, but someone on the presidential staff  may have taken a major step backwards into the era of the Salem witch trials or more recently Joseph McCarthy’s un-American  activities committee, when they felt the necessity to re-issue the May 1st proclamation announcing  the 7th annual Jewish Heritage Month.

Once upon a time in Salem...


Joe Mc and friend, 1954

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