• 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…