Tag Archives: John F. Kennedy

“No politician in history… has been treated worse.” -Donald Trump

Addressing graduates at the United States Coast Guard Academy this morning, our incredibly sensitive President once again took the opportunity to go on at length about his victimization at the hands of America’s intellectual elite. “No politician in history… has been treated worse,” he told the young men and women before him, before launching into […]

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I just finished my first novel in well over a year, and I’m taking the night off

It took me about over a year, but I finally finished Stephen King’s 849-page Kennedy assassination time travel thriller 11/22/63, and, to mark the occasion, I’m taking the night off to binge watch the eight-part adaptation on Hulu. For what it’s worth, I’m not adverse to reading. In fact, I read a lot. I’m a […]

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If there’s one thing I learned from the assassination of JFK…

It doesn’t do me a bit of good, as he’s long dead, and I can’t imagine any scenario in which he would have ever worked for me, but, after 30 years of reading about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this is the one thing I’m sure of… Allen Dulles isn’t someone you want to […]

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You missed a great time at the Trading Tortoise

Following are a few photos from Sunday’s Trading Tortoise stop at Ypsi’s Corner Brewery. I traded a beard that I’d shaved off a few years ago, and stuffed into an old, amber pill bottle, for a penny on which JFK’s head had been etched next to that of Lincoln. It came along with a small […]

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Turning our backs on space, and ending the American century

With tomorrow’s launch of the Space Shuttle, the age of manned space exploration, after more than 50 years, will officially draw to a close in America. It’s a sad day, and I think that it speaks volumes concerning where we are as a country. The optimism that we once had as a nation is gone. […]

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