• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone

    But alas…. Everyone is up in arms about this racist tweet. 1. It is racist 2. Its uses racist dog whistle language. We are all running in circles over this, but I put forth a different hypothesis. While it is racist, we all know that if you ask him he’ll tell you he’s not a racist. He doesn’t think he does anything wrong ever. Textbook narcissism. More importantly why would a guy who says he’s not racist tweet this? OK. Why would a relatively educated guy misspell a tweet and then try and tell us that covfefe is a word? How could a guy mix up the 4th of July…

  • Rant

    Here is a strange and bitter crop

    We are going to be on the same subject for a while. Mostly because it’s not solved and there is an entire faction in this world that thinks it is solved. It’s not. There’s another post coming about the police but today we’re talking about Kaepernick. I was a huge fan. I thought the 49ers mishandled a man who could have been one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. And then he took a knee. And the 49ers continued to mishandled the situation. And then the NFL mishandled the situation and then everybody misunderstood the situation. And now he’s a lightening rod for everyone’s racism. And it shows. Let’s…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    I can’t sleep, ’cause my bed’s on fire

    Two weeks ago a young black man was shot and killed in Walnut Creek. He was 24 years old, suffering from mental illness. He’d gone off the rails and was threatening his family. He had a 4 foot pry bar in his hand. And a Budweiser. His grandmother called the police and then his mother called the police. And then several neighbors called the police. Previously he’d had eight separate contacts with the police. Nothing bad ever happened. The crisis officers were able to calm him down. He was a very sick young man. He ran out with the pry bar in his hand and was shot dead by the…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    I felt a little like a dying clown

    There is always more to the story than we know. The Gulf of Tonkin, it’s the alleged attack on a US warship by the Viet Cong which was the impetus for the escalation of US involvement in Viet Nam. Didn’t happen. Hyperbole. Watch the Fog of War where Robert McNamara openly says it didn’t happen. He now believes it was an “over excited radioman” who got it wrong. 33,000 Americans died, countless Vietnamese and who knows how many are just damaged still. A friend’s brother served. He became convinced that the Doctors were going to do unspeakable things to him and would not go to a Doctor. He died of…

  • Rant

    My own beliefs are in my song

    There is a yellow one that won’t accept the black oneThat won’t accept the red one that won’t accept the white oneAnd different strokes for different folks I am in a discussion right now with a black man who is disgusted that my company has come out in support of HB 5. All major real estate corporations have come out in support of this law. It codifies the end of discrimination in housing due to sexual preference. He’s all about Chic-fil-A, (which incidentally I have never set foot in), and how God apparently hates fags. Dude. 50 years ago God hated negroes. You are not in good company. Let’s go…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    One trick is all that horse can do

    He’s a one-trick ponyOne trick is all that horse can doHe does, one trick onlyIt’s the principal source of his revenueBut when he steps into the spotlightYou can feel the heat of his heartCome rising through Don’t like the trade deal with China? Threaten them with tariffs. Get them to the table. Give our farmers a $16 billion bail out. Fly to Florida and play golf, it’s just money anyway. After all only liberals put solar panels on their houses. Right? I’m sure that’s what Sean Hannity told him in their late night bromance calls. Don’t like NAFTA? Threaten everyone with tariffs. The Canadians won’t fight back. That’s what Sean…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Take my tears and that’s not nearly all

    I’m not sure when reason left us. I always joke that I am a Libra and that makes me wishy washy. Actually Libras are based in justice and balance. There are only a few things that I can’t see both sides of. Child and animal abuse. Thievery. That’s about it. I actually understand while someone is racist or bigoted. I don’t respect it, but I understand that they are not accepting responsibility for their shortcomings and have chosen to vilify someone else’s race, ethnicity or culture to make themselves feel better. It’s strange to me, it worked with the Dixiecrats and it’s working now. When I was a kid we…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rita the Doberman

    Send me away with the words of a love song

    At the end of 2016 everyone was complaining about what a crap year it was.  Well, I’d take 2016 back in a heartbeat right now. Two days ago I had to put Rita to sleep.  It was one of the five worst days of my life.  The day I lost my father.  The day I lost Xica.  The day I lost Beauregard and the day I lost Rita. My life is not the same.  She was a huge personality that permeated everything that happened at the Farm. Nine years and one week.  That’s how long Rita was in my life.  Slightly more if you count back to when I originally…

  • Rant

    Hold on real tight, it’s gonna be alright.

    Here’s the thing. HRC won the popular vote as of this morning. But that’s not the point. DJT won the electoral college and those are the rules. She has been gracious and instead of whining about it being unfair, she went and walked her dogs. That being said, when your guy wins have some compassion. Take a moment to go back in time. AIG just failed. Lehman Bros is gone. Your home lost 50% of it’s value. Gas is $5 a gallon and you’re unemployed. The stock market was around 8800, your 401k was devastated. How did you feel in 2008? 2012? Be honest with yourself. The other side feels…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    You’re king in a fool’s paradise

    It’s time for me to just totally lose my shit. Dear Republicans, You seething pile of rubbish!  You are a bunch of idiots.  You say less government but want to legislate bathrooms and abortions and gay marriage and make up shit that just doesn’t matter.  Like there is no such thing as an abortion in the 9th month, but you candidate is such a freaking moron that he thinks there is.  And you stupid shits listen to him and his ilk.  You deserve each other.  You’re heading to a civil war within your party and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of ignorant inbred backwoods pig humpers. Here’s the deal,…