Tag Archives: “The United States of America”

Beyond Ignorance

If I did not have a sense of humor I would go stark raving mad. I glanced at the morning paper and read: “Baldwin seeks probe” and thought: ” ‘bout time“. On second thought: “Maybe her batteries died.” Reading further, … Continue reading

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Dark Christmas

  Photographed at Tay Ninh Base Camp, on the Cambodian border, 1969 “God bless us, everyone”.

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The Cat Litter Crisis

I’m an honest man; I merely report what I see. While going to the drugstore for my brother a scruffy, bearded panhandler asked me for help. It seems he was out of cat litter and his poor cat was down … Continue reading

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I Am Not Like Other Men

Betwixt my mother and my father there was no domestic violence. My mother was not a rebel and my father was the unchallenged head of our household (as recognized in the Population Schedule of the Census). My father’s word was … Continue reading

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ABNORML

This’ll put a bee in your bonnet: The sale of marijuana is illegal. Propaganda promoting the legalization of marijuana is selling. Propaganda promoting the legalization of marijuana is therefore illegal.

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If America Were A Woman

In the futile attempt to find the true origin and original lyrics to The Hearse Song for use in preface to an essay on funerals I stumbled upon a dark poem of both gothic horror and romance. The central theme … Continue reading

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The Career Politician

Career politicians are individuals who view holding an elected office as a regular job. They’re in it for the money, They’re in it for themselves and nothing else. The only problem they see is their desire for money, status, power … Continue reading

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