The following suspicious news is not from the BBC:
I'm driving in Bangor, Maine, and I spots this driver wearing a life jacket. I wonders what this guy knows that I don’t. So’s I looks up into the tax ridden sky searching for storm clouds -- almosts hit a cab. But, naw, nothing up there but the quickest way to Finland if you has a blimp. So, I shrugs my wee shoulders and figures what-the-hell the pre-flood motorist is probably just a lucky bastard out for a large beer. But, then I spots four women speeding recklessly after this guy in a beat up Audi --
So, heck, maybe the guy’s a good Muslim and his wives are gonna head him off before he makes it to a bar. Or maybe he’s a good Irish Catholic and his ex-wives are in hot pursuit of alimony. Or maybe it’s four good Rabbis chasing a moil --
Huh? Well, sure enough I hears the religious ladies sing out: “Hold up fella, we have to have someone circumcised."
Whether Muslim, Christian, or Jew, the Irish fella in the life jacket answers up: "No problem darlins, pull over. I'm your man."
Probably not true but we can hope:
While Putin and The Seven Putineers were haggling in a sauna over the mechanics of the "free elections" in The Crimea -- or the positioning of occupying Russian troops and war materiel -- a passing Ukrainian moil reportedly cut off all the hoodies on their track suits, which were hanging out in the hallway. Enraged, the naked Putin reportedly threw his swagger stick down and lamented: "проклятия: circumcised by a Ukrainian."
Both blogs were posted earlier.
Bernie's Citizen's United Nightmare:
updated/c. O'Kendley 2016
Investors wanted for this bumper sticker: "My husband's boobs are bigger than your wife's." - from my short story I Guess I'm Not a Mawtch-Ho Man.
Publishers: I have 3 editor-ready novels and 3 anthologies for sale.
Please give to the Volunteers of America, 1660 Duke Street/ Alexandria, VA, 22314/ 703-341-5000, 800-899-0089.
Easter is the "principal festival of the Christian church year, celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. The origins of Easter date to the beginnings of Christianity..." - TheHolidaySpot
Christians believe that Jesus died on Good Friday and was re-born on Easter Sunday.
Please give to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence/ One Broadway, Suite B210/ Denver, Colorado, 80203/ 303-839-1852
A good but unlikely memory:
My kids used to put change in the wrinkles in the back of my neck while I was driving -- so I was rarely without beer money...
Happy Easter Cait and Conor.
Love, your Father
To the people of Belgium: Like many Americans, I'm sorry for your heartbreaking loss. The ISIS-terrorist attack was an act of evil, a horrific tragedy.
3/27: To the people of Pakistan and its Christian community: As do many Americans, I'm sorry for your sad and devastating loss. The terrorist attack was an act of evil.
news sources of terrorist attacks: Belgium: CNN, Fox. Pakistan: CNN, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail.
Please give to the Belgium Red Cross: Rue de Trèves 59-61/ 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium/
Phone:+32 2 235 06 80
3/27: Please give to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society: Near Allama Iqbal Open University/ H-8, Islamabad, Pakistan/ Phone: +92-51-9250404
“Choking on all kinds of miscellaneous crap the big sky doggie-humped the valley as the day died and the forlorn red sun sank screeching into the atmospheric murk until it exploded like the final moment in a B movie when giant methane-enriched cockroaches gas California and a buxom blonde in high-heels lights a match.
He watched the nuclear sunset with a connoisseur’s eye. In applause he threw a half-eaten taco into the gray surging water of the Sacramento River.
Maybe a sturgeon would eat the taco, digest it, impart it within its eggs and it would end up as caviar in one of those tourist baskets along with California wine, cheese, and grapes. Maybe, he'd go swimming and one of the eight-hundred-pound butt-ugly fish would eat him and he’d become a part of the process." - From China Flats by Kevin O’Kendley (an unpublished novel).
There are no logical excuses not to keep human rights inviolable in this country -- only excuses…
Please give to the Veteran's Assistance Foundation, Inc., 304 E. Veterans Street, Tomah, Wisconsin, 54660/ 608-372-1280.
How about more (female and male) truck drivers, cops, bartenders, factory workers, farmers, hair stylists, fishermen, and teachers in Congress?
114th Congress/2015-2016 (10-31-15):
House of Representatives: 247 Republicans, 193 Democrats, 88 women, 46 African Americans, 34 Hispanics, 14 Asian American-Pacific Islanders, 2 Native Americans.
Senate: 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats, 2 Independents, 20 women, 4 Hispanics, 2 African Americans.
Most who serve in Congress identify as Christians.
Average age in the House is 57 and the Senate is 61. - Congressional Research Service
There are 160 lawyers in the 435-seat House of Representatives and 53 in 100-seat Senate. - National Law Journal
The 114th Congress is the most diverse in American history. - Pew Research Center
Please give to Eastern Maine Medical Endocrine and Diabetes Center: 905 Union Street, #11/ Bangor, Maine 04401/ 207-973-7334
Happy St. Paddy's Day.
There is good in the world, simple, complex, dysfunctional, perfect and not perfect:
I'm related to outlaws that lived in Montana during the 1930s that were bank robbers and horse thieves. I like to believe that if the O'Brien boys had come across a Klan lynching they would have risked all including their lives to have stopped it:
Not all of us are perfect…
Passed some good people on St. Baldrick's Day, 3/14, at de Vere's Irish Pub in Sacramento, some were shorn to raise money for Brave the Shave's childhood cancer research.
Please give to St. Baldrick’s Foundation: 1333 South Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400/ Monrovia, California, 91016/ 888-899‑2253/ firstname.lastname@example.org
I've met a lot of good people out there: please continue to change the world by being good --
You've made my life better...
Donald Trump dictated the fight in a political ring with other Republican presidential candidates. He moved they followed, no one cut off the ring, no one took the angles away from him, no one made him fight their fight.
He can change tactics now, evolve, become a kinder fighter, a more complete candidate, promote a more detailed agenda, end the unnecessary hostile interaction in the dynamic, become a more thoughtful presence in an important presidential contest -- a positive force of nature -- a responsible political presence for all of us.
Please give to Loaves and Fishes: 1351 North C. Street/ Sacramento, CA 95811/ PO Box 13495/ 916-446-0874.
Equal opportunity is foundational for the life, evolution, and soul of a free society:
The poorest in our communities should have equal access (as do the affluent) to quality healthcare, an education, including college, and fair due process under the law.
But, we all know no one ever listens to folks like you, or me, or Bernie...
John? Hillary? Donald? Marco? Ted? Anyone?
c O'Kendley 2004/updated 2016
Don’t destroy First Amendment free speech by forbidding ideas, protest those ideas if you like but don't silence belief:
Donald Trump and the people in his audience have an inviolate right to ideas, ideals, belief...
The fight, the opposing interaction, the battlefield and the dynamic of ideas, ideals, and belief is democracy.
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A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
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