Monthly Archives: December 2011

Everybody’s got an excuse for failure. Have you noticed that success doesn’t need one? What used to be a sin is now an array of diseases. Then I met a woman who blamed her ADHD for everything….until I gave her a hundred bucks…

This story ends with me offering this chesty, young woman, who pulled up a barstool to sit next to me, one hundred dollars. It was almost 2 in the morning, when no one is ugly. We weren’t exactly negotiating. Hmm… … Continue reading

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The reason Mumia Abu-Jamal wasn’t executed after 30 years is that lawyers are like counterfeiters making too much money passing bad paper. When you read something you can’t understand you know it was drawn up by a lawyer…

My new-best-friend of 30 minutes asked me to go with him to attend last  week’s rally commemorating the 30 years since the arrest of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. I studied the placid, aging radical. We had met over a … Continue reading

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We come into the world with nothing and when we leave we have nothing. In between there’s a lot of stoopid people robbing, pillaging, stealing and misspending our tax dollars…And boy, do I feel stoopid.

I don’t understand a great deal when it comes to money. Especially taxes. And obviously I am not alone. Even Einstein once uttered that the hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes. With me, it’s just about … Continue reading

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In war we don’t determine who is right, only who is left. In elections power belongs not to those who cast votes, but to those who count them. This can all be changed. But if you can’t change your mind you can’t change anything.

Here’s what I don’t understand – at least  about how we vote and fight wars: If we’re so smart, or at least evolved, how is it that we keep electing the same stupid people who keep sending our young men … Continue reading

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