On this date (February 9) 1950 U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that the State Department was riddled with Communists. This was the beginning of “McCarthyism” and the beginning of the most ludicrous acts of witch hunting since Salem. The absurdity of this Congressional nut did so much damage to so many people, you can’t help but laugh because the reality of the situation is terrifying.
To commemorate this day I will indeed laugh at this miserable moment from our U.S. history by offering up an item that I’m sure would have caused old Joe to have a stroke. Hello Kitty!