Feb 28, 2019

Mad Dogs And Republicans

Watching the Republicans attack Cohen was like watching mad dogs lashing out at everything and nothing at the same time, all the while dying of the very disease they have spread amongst themselves bite by bloody bite.

Feb 27, 2019

The Job Of Government

The business of government is to provide
 and care for infrastructure for all, 
keeping in mind that people 
are our most valuable infrastructure.

Feb 26, 2019

Resolution Is Up To The Winners

Is not caring and having surrendered one in the same? Those who perceive to have lost tend to hate forever even if they never act.

Feb 23, 2019

That One Time I Cheated

I was maybe twenty three. Maybe younger. I had not long left my first wife and had met and moved in with a beautiful, blond nineteen year old named Teri and her baby daughter, Kellie. I'm using their real names because they did nothing wrong and I wanted them to know-- a confession.

Truckstops were a lot different back in those days with lots of temptations that are mostly gone or at least harder to find these days. Besides the temptations you are no doubt thinking about almost every truckstop had a bar or club located right next door if not inside the truckstop itself. Most of them with plenty of alcohol, live music, and locals out for a night on the town.

You see, often these truckstops were the biggest employers in the small communities in which they were located as they were placed just outside of bigger cities were real estate was still cheap and access to the city was still within reason for truckers doing early morning deliveries.

As I ended up pulling into a truckstop just outside of Orlando, Florida at 4:00 PM on a Friday with a delivery to a customer that had closed at 3:00 I was stuck spending the weekend at the local truckstop with plenty of time to kill. Come Monday morning early I would make my delivery and resume my trip to Miami.

Some lot lizards knocked on my door on Friday night but I shouted, "Go away!" and went back to sleep. I'm hoping I don't need to explain to you what lot lizards are.

I spent Saturday watching TV in the truckstop but as the ball games were all that was on I quickly grew tired of television, took a nap, and found myself wide awake at time to go to bed that night. I decided to go next door to the club, have a few drinks, and listen to the band as there was no cover charge.

A few drinks turned into a few too many drinks. I started talking to people. Before I realized what was going on I was drunk and on the dance floor with a blond who resembled Teri. And we danced until closing time when she went home to be with her husband who refused to go out dancing.

And I don't think I've ever felt so guilty in my life.

You see, Teri so loved to dance but I have never danced unless I was already drunk before you got me on the dance floor. So Teri went dancing without me. I even gave her money for dancing and drinks hoping she'd have a good time because I couldn't get up the nerve to go.

And now I had cheated on her by dancing with someone else.

I remember fearing for months that she might somehow find out and I wouldn't be able to explain my way out of it even though she was hundreds of miles away in North Carolina. I guess soon she'll know.

Feb 8, 2019

Who Said They Were Fit To Lead Us?

Anyone pondered that blue collar, working class, rednecks are not the ones being accused of blackface? We learned to get along.

Feb 6, 2019

The Never Ending Sustainability

We pay half the people to kill the other half while killing half the people to pay the other half.

So it is, since Cain killed Able, humanity has waged war, profited, and sustained itself through never ending violence, predator vs predator, in the most unbelievable yet successful story of sustainability ever told.

And yet, despite thousands of years of recorded evidence to the contrary, some will still say war isn't sustainable.

I don't have to like the truth to share it.

Feb 4, 2019

If The North Had Built A Wall During The Great Depression

We Southerners would have starved if the Yankees had built a wall along the Mason-Dixon line during the Great Depression.

Just think of how many of our relatives black and white moved up north in search of
jobs during the Great Depression. And yet Wall Street controlled our Southern economy even then. All the products and all the money that was made went up north just as all of Central America's assets all go to Wall Street today.

Southerners made and sold whiskey to make ends meet. Most of that whiskey was sold up north.

These days folks in Central America make and sell drugs.

Maybe if Wall Street didn't take everything else they have our neighbors to the south would quit making and selling drugs.

Maybe they'd stop coming here in search of jobs.

Feb 2, 2019

Groundhog Day

Poor Phil

On Groundhog Day they drag him out,
interrupt his hibernation.
Rudely show him all about
before entire nations.
Make a fuss, he has no clue
why he is all a tether.
Then shove him back into his hole
and blame him for the weather.