Brasserie Breschard

Beer, Books, Bread, and Circuses

Peter Breschard

Peter Breschard
Michigan, USA
November 14
CIRCUS RIDER, a novel history of the first American circus and a great American portrait, is now available. -------------- -------------- Peter Breschard was born during the second half of the 20th century in the westernmost section of Long Island, New York; Breukelen. Reared in a suburban hamlet whose name honors famed Quaker Abolitionist Elias Hicks, Breschard has lived and worked in Boston, New York City, New Bedford, Stockbridge, Los Angeles, and Okemos, Michigan. Eschewing a narrowly focused career path, Breschard has at various times paid dues to the United Auto Workers, the Teamsters, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Federation of Government Employees. Working as a cabbie, teacher, social worker, actor, federal agent, bookstore scout, production accountant, background artist, PC mechanic, census enumerator, stand-in, carpenter, floral deliveryperson, paperboy, caddy, Wall Street drone, portrayer of fictional characters; Breschard has never endorsed Hemingway's dictum regarding wars and writing. Peter Breschard's fictions have appeared in numerous publications.


Finally today Obama called his predecessor a war criminal.

 Under Geneva, Obama must prosecute the war criminal torturers 0r he becomes one himself.

 The President of the United States cannot allow self-confessed war criminals like Bush and Cheney to run free.


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JULY 31, 2014 1:38PM

Ahab Shorts the Market

Imagine owning warehouses full of second rate bootleg hooch at the very moment Prohibition is repealed. 

Imagine still owning a buggy whip factory.

Imagine possessing  billions of gallons of oil, just as renewable energy sources begin chopping major chunks out of your market share. Wa… Read full post »
JULY 2, 2014 2:46PM

Thank You, Justice Alito

Thank you, Justice Alito, that for once and for all you’ve produced irrefutable proof that five members of the current Supreme Court are entirely bat shit crazy. 
Thank you for illustrating how extremists can carry any insane notion to… Read full post »
JUNE 3, 2014 9:54PM

Are All Capitalists Scumbags?

We have become unstuck in time. The dj plays the same eight bars over and over and over again. There is no progression. Immature minds dominate the discussion and an entire nation has become fixated on problems which at one time would have been decided in… Read full post »
(the folks at Dissident Voice have been nice enough to feature this piece on their site )

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by the… Read full post »
APRIL 24, 2014 6:04PM

Tax the Aristos

The United States of America may already be, but if nothing is changed will certainly become,  an aristocracy. Unlike other aristocracies, in the U.S. wealth is not necessarily transferred from one generation to the next in the form of land, but is handed down to second and third generation heir… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2014 8:53PM

Healthcare Slaughterhouse 5


The common cow. In the best of circumstances all of a cow’s needs are met from birth to the final reckoning by businesspeople who shell out real money to maintain its good health, and fatten it up before the final knife. There are many expenses involved before the

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FEBRUARY 4, 2014 8:30PM

There Will Be More Blood

The question is no longer what, the question is when.

Very soon, income inequality in the United States will reach such a critical level it is likely violence will be viewed as an acceptable response to America’s social ills.

Unlike Depression Era bank robbers, assaults will beRead full post »

JANUARY 12, 2014 7:27PM

The Laugh Test

Civic discussion in these United States has reached a level of inanity which may well be impossible to elevate but there is always small hope.

In recent weeks three events, two national and one regional, have engaged allegedly thoughtful individuals in what now passes for intelligent discourse.… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 19, 2013 4:35PM

How to Save Your Life - WindPowered TVA

If a government can’t restrict and strictly regulate the use of a poison which is killing its citizens, the members of the government should simply resign and go back home where at least they won’t be doing so much harm. 

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Gunmen. Terrorists. Rebels.

Soldiers. Patriots. Freedom Fighters.

Anyway you want to slice it, it comes down to the same thing. Usually it’s a young boy/man with a gun.  Or a bazooka. Or an explosive. Depending upon the delivery system or the target, he’s either a brave pilot orRead full post »

OCTOBER 23, 2013 2:37PM

Is Football Child Abuse?

Imagine universities all across the United States paying employees millions of dollars a year to expose their students to potential brain damage and dementia. 

Imagine millions of people, parked in front of their financed 56" flat screens, in the comfort of their heavily mortgaged homes, screaRead full post »
OCTOBER 17, 2013 2:48PM

America's Criminal Medical Profession

It appears that all many people can talk about is the price of slaves. They say the slave owners should keep getting as much money as they can while others are saying the slave market shouldn’t exist at all.

There should never be a market for human rights. Neither freedom nor healthcare… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2013 1:27PM

License to Heal or License to Steal?

(Dissident Voice has posted this article on their site )

It’s time to take some of the profit out of the for-profit healthcare system currently victimizing the people of the United States. This is a sm… Read full post »
(DissidentVoice has posted this article on their site. )

Now that the entire population can go online and shovel even more money into the anti-human rights money pits which is the for-profit… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 5:23PM

Medicare for the Unborn

(the folks at Dissident Voice have been nice enough to post this piece on their site )
Let’s begin with everyone agreeing on one point. Good prenatal care should be available to all who make the choice to a… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 3:23PM

Your Credit Card is Out to Kill You

(The folks at Dissident Voice were nice enough to feature this piece on their site.  ) 

Imagine the outrage if the United States government declared a 2% tax on every credit card purchase made in this coun… Read full post »

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“United Nations, 911 emergency operator, this is Ms. Athena, how can I assist you?”

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AUGUST 22, 2013 10:19PM


 (the folks at Dissident Voice have been nice enough to pick up this piece. )
Imagine a large city somewhere in the northern United States where one night 2/3 of the population relocates to warmer climes.
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AUGUST 13, 2013 3:44PM

In Praise of New Jersey

(This article also appears in Dissident Voice ) 
As a tenth generation New Yorker, one might imagine that extolling the virtues of the Garden State is a task which I do not particularly enjoy.  New Jersey is… Read full post »

Universal education in the United States is under attack. A battle between private and public education has waged for centuries but in the last few decades what had been a reasonable stalemate has turned into a rout, with the forces seeking a way to monetize the education system winning major victori… Read full post »

JUNE 16, 2013 3:28PM

Art and Commerce

All concepts reside on a continuum.

Are Art and Mercantilism unalterably opposed or do they simply exist within universes where the same laws of physics were never meant to apply?

It might be a given that works of Art or Commerce begin with a spark of creativity. Or… Read full post »
APRIL 26, 2013 9:14PM

Choose Your Favorite Child Molester

Had enough yet? Wait a minute.

Now that we’re five years into the reign of the Presidential mouth from Chicago, it’s about time for all those of conscience who support the present Democratic Party to start slicing their wrists.

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JANUARY 28, 2013 3:26PM

The Sting - another remake

Let’s talk real money for a change. 

A question is asked. Over the next ten years, how many additional dollars will be spent on insurance premiums under Obamacare? 

This question has been out there for a couple of years now and there doesn’t appear to be a single… Read full post »