Republican Senators and Congressmen major talking point lately; spread over the air waves by their talking head partners in crime has been, “The people… at my Town Halls…,” yada, yada.
Well here is the truth about Town Halls.
While each state has two Senators regardless, the number of Congressmen per state is based on population and by my calculations the 435 Congressmen represent roughly 555,000+/- constituents – each! Continue Reading
In less than an hour and one half I’ll have walked, well I crawled the first couple of years, my wedding night, and a few pitch blackout nights in my teens, this earth 57 years! Isn’t it strange that in the beginning we wear a diaper; crawl, walk, run, walk, and in the end crawl and wear a diaper.
If I knew I would last this long I wouldn’t had my mid-life crisis party at 23.
When friends ask me how I’m doing I tell them, “I’m doing, how I have no idea!
That reminds of another thing I must put on my bucket list.
Wear a diaper to a keg party and see how long it takes to fill my ‘stay dry gathers!’
After reading The Hill October 18th online story, Authorities probe threat against Cruz by Alexander Bolton today I scrolled down to leave a comment.
Before I ever post a comment I check out a few other comments and was taken aback by a ‘nameless’ commenter who wrote, “Thanks Mr. President! Thanks for setting the tone of politics in this country.”
Well, nameless commenter, the President has not set the tone! This tone, quite a few decibel’s lower 1764 days ago, was set by 15 men on January 20, 2009.
Today’s political tone is the same tone the GOPteaGOP Congressional Caucus adopted on President Black’s first term Inauguration night 1,764 day days ago, and counting!! Continue Reading
I am a drug addict and could have easily been Cory Monteith. Suboxone – prescribed to me eight years ago after completing the 5th segment of my 60 step program – saved my life.
I’m sure you’re scratching your head wondering 60 steps? Some addicts like me don’t always quite grasp all the 12 steps in the program or aren’t ready to stop the first time. Well I wasn’t ready the second or third time either but by the fourth round I was ready stop. I didn’t and I feared this shit was going to kill me.
Luckily as I neared completion of my fifth round of rehab I met a doctor who hooked me up with Suboxine.
Scratch no longer; five times 12 equals 60 step program. Continue Reading
I first viewed and listened to Reverend Martin Luther King’s, “I have a Dream,” speech live as it happened. Only days before I began classes in my third public elementary school.
It was two months prior to my seventh birthday and three months before my crying mother and a seven year old me sat on our coffee table in shock. I vividly remember holding onto my trembling mother as we both stared at our black & white television. Watching; what seemed to go on forever, the funeral of our 35th President. Still to this day I recall just how frightened my little seven year old brain was about what would happen next.
I wonder how do our attentive children view today; are they frightened about what happens next? Continue Reading
As the toil of writing a weekly column, within the parameters of time and tone, began taking its toll, it was quickly losing its enjoyment and becoming a chore. I began thinking of how much longer I wanted or even could continue writing it.
Meanwhile; due to decisions of my own volition, I found myself at the plate in the bottom of ninth inning, with two outs and a full count. The Bulletin called a strike, I was out but we amicably parted ways. We’ve both agreed this project has diverted far and away from his original idea and I was mentally exhausted.
After 79 weekly columns, 71 without a week off, I’m using this opportunity to take a much needed break.
So, as I only gave the Bulletin first day publishing rights, you can find all 79 of them right here on my blog. Also you can find links to both my adversary’s and original newspaper columns at the bottom of each column.
Merja Lehtinen for the first eight columns and, after a week break, Martin Fey for the last 71.
Back soon. Peace, John