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Damned Les Habitants

My introduction to French was via the heavy accent of Pepé Le Pew. The cartoon skunk appeared on TV every Saturday morning in Maine during the 1950s. Pepe never got the girl. Skunks smelled bad and supposedly the French also never bathed with soap. France was across the Atlantic Ocean, but another France was much […]

Dead Men Don’t Say Shit

Last year a Florida woman who fired warning shots against her allegedly abusive husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison according to CBS News. The judge ignored her request for a Stand Your Ground defense, citing that 5’2″ Ms. Marissa Alexander had left the house to get her pistol and then returned to […]

Innocence or Dead In Florida

Last night in Florida a six-person jury found George Zimmerman innocent of a murder charge, stemming from the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin of February 26, 2012. The 17 year-old black boy in a hoodie was walking back to the house of his father’s fiancee in a gated community after purchasing Skittles and an Ice […]

THE LAST GO-GO BOY by Peter Nolan Smith

Americans tend to judge the nation’s fiscal well-being by the rise and fall of the Dow Jones Index, even though Wall Street’s accumulation of wealth has destroyed the spending power of the middle-class. Next month’s bonuses for the hedge fund managers will not save a single consumer buried under debt, after which the corporations will […]

Angels On The Head Of A Needle

Gallnippers or mega mosquitoes have invaded Seminole County in Florida. According to entomologists at U Fla are about twenty times larger than the local mosquitoes and have a hall of a bite. Judging from the photo I can faithfully answer an ancient query which pesters medieval scholars. Thomas Aquinas wrote in Summa Theologica, “Can several […]