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The Devil Made Him Do It?


Putin apologists and propagandists are channeling the late Flip Wilson, blaming NATO for Putin’s war against Ukraine. They’re ignoring a few things.

Those of a certain age may remember the late comedian Flip Wilson, who tragically died in 1998 at age 64 from cancer. He was the first successful black host of a television variety show in the early 1970s.

“Geraldine (Jones), with Wilson in wig, high heels and a colorful minidress, was perhaps his most famous character. Her spunky catchphrases “The devil made me do it” and “What you see is what you get!” became part of the national language,” CBS News described in announcing Wilson’s death.

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Summer 1974: “I’m Gary” Knock-knock…knock. Through the peep-hole, he looked interesting…same height, dark curly hair – perfectly mussed, like Donovan’s, only shorter. He even looked like Donovan. His dark eyes shouted, “I’m lost,” but when I opened the door a quiet voice said simply, “John said I could come over.” I said, “Come-on in.” It […]

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