Some of my fellow old-timers might remember those long-ago Pepperidge Farm commercials of many years ago, with the flinty New Englander spokesperson proclaiming “Pepperidge Farm remembers” (extra points if you can name him.  I’ll spill the beans at the end of the blog).

Well, last week our United Nations Ambassador, Nikki Haley, took a page from his book and assured the countries voting to declare the United States’ moving of its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem that:

“The United States will remember this day, in which is was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. 

“We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations”.

In case you’re wondering how our memory is doing, we have this, from Robert Gearty’s article at

Calling it “a big step in the right direction,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday night announced a historic reduction in the U.N. biennial operating budget.

Haley said the plan calls for a $285 million cut for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”

Think there just might be any cause and effect here?

Oh, did I mention that, countries voting against the United States on this issue account for almost half the U.S. aid given out this year?  They better hope this administration has a sudden case of amnesia about that too.

That ends the blog.  But, as promised, here is the name of Pepperidge Farm’s spokesperson:  Titus Moody – a character played for many years prior to his Pepperidge Farm days by the long-time Broadway and radio veteran, Parker Fennelly.

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