Category Archives: politics

$47

Back in 2012 the BBC reported that former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi held a bunga-bunga party featuring strippers in nun uniforms for his guest. Each dancer was paid $2000 for her performance plus tips. This information came to light during the testimony of a dancer. One of her compatriots was rewarded with the post of […]

Honest To Goodness Patriot

“I didn’t vote for him but he’s my president, and I hope he does a good job.” John Wayne – On John F. Kennedy’s election Disgruntled GOP voters should learn from that as well as Democrats. We are one. e pluribus unum. Latin for ‘out of many one’. ps Donald Trump has never been my […]

Fifty-seven Years Later

Today no one in New York had mentioned JFK’s bad day in Dallas. Neither the BBC, New York Times, nor Al-Jazeera wrote a single line about the November 22, 1963 tragedy, proving the old adage that as you get old you forget and as you get older you are forgotten. 51 years might be a […]

Last Shot of WWI

Last night in Charlotte NC Barack Obama spoke about ending the war in Iraq. Our troops left that country in Dec 2011, but the USA maintains a large presence in Afghanistan. Only yesterday two soldiers were killed there. The president vowed to bring our troops home by 2014. VP Biden ended his speech with a […]

APOCALYPSE NOW AND THEN by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1968 I lied about my age and tried to enlist in the Marines soon after my 16th birthday. My mother refused to sign the papers. The Tet offensive fed her doubts about the final outcome of the Vietnam Conflict. Boys were returning in coffins, wheelchairs, or hooked on heroin. Returning soldiers were portrayed as […]