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August 23, 2017

Posts by: Lou

As A Matter Of Fact, I AM “Entitled”!

You might be, too. But there are others who are not. I’m growing resentful. Calling different public welfare and other benefits “entitlements” is misleading, mis-characterizing, obfuscatory and just plain wrong. Here’s something I don’t get. Of all the waste and such in government, what are Veterans’ benefits, Social Security and Medicare, (benefits that are TRUE

I’ve HAD IT With Conservatives!

Oh, dear reader! Please don’t take this in the wrong way! I am still way to the right of Genghis Khan. Joe McCarthy still looks at me and thinks: “DAY-UM!”. The Duke and Ronald Reagan are in heaven wondering why they never shook my hand. But there’s a lot at stake in the next many

An Area of Plaintive Concern.

Area of CONCERN. Even if you only ever visit websites that begin with “WWW” you’ll see evidence of this. Lots of evidence. I am seeing more and more websites, (replete with spam and traffic tracking engines), actively seeking people to don camouflage clothing, buy military surplus or new commercially made gear, (or kit, as some

A Compassionate Fight

We are a compassionate people. I am a compassionate person. At least I’d like to think so. But we all have limits, don’t we? From the number of times you’ll get a toothache before going to a dentist, the time we’ll spend on hold or the number of times a kid says “mom! mom! mom!”

MY Take On This Day, (or two).

On this day, (The anniversary of the day Billy Joe McAlester jumped off the Tallahatchie bridge), I had JUST sat down. Hadn’t even scrolled yet. Saw a “synopsis” that I want to find the video for, but hadn’t yet. Congressman Kelley, (R-PA), represents the district around Pittsburgh. WHAT happens here is, (just like all of

An Open Letter to the LEFT…

Seriously? Do you HONESTLY believe you’re “convincing” anyone that your arguments have ANY merit….AT ALL? Do you really, truly believe that your tactics are doing you any good? Let me clue you in on a secret. It’s not helping. Or, to be more accurate, it IS helping. The RIGHT. Yes, that’s right, the RIGHT. The

A VERY Personal Experience.

There’s an experience I had. A very bad experience. I tell about this every once in a while, but never written down to this point of detail. I hope the retelling moves you the way the experience itself moved me; or at least provides you with insight to why THIS particular grumpy old goat is

Great GOP Ghost!

A play on the explaint of Perry White, (the editor of “The Daily Planet” of Superman fame), of “Great Caesar’s Ghost!” Remember, friends, how I published my requiem for the GOP in advance of Barack Obama’s first election. I was convinced, (and have never let go of the thought), that the Republican Party, (as we

Mille Masqueras

Many Moons ago, when I was a kid, (ALL “old goats” start out as KIDS, after all), I watched wrestling on channel 9, WOR. ALL the greats! Bruno Sammartino. Gorilla Monsoon. Pedro Morales, MILLE MASQUERAS. MM was a part of the “Lucha Libre” school of wrestling out of Mexico. Masks were and are still commonplace

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