Cap'n Parrotdead

Cap'n Parrotdead
QuiXlandia, Washington, Milky Way, Universe
April 02
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cappyI’ve had enough of all this liberal drivel about universal healthcare and that other bleeding heart stuff.  Cappy has decided to take the Republican approach to his problems, which means I’m just going to go out and get mine and to hell with the rest of you. Read full post »

BYThe right wing does love their buzz words, don’t they?  OMG, it’s communism, it’s socialism, it must be awful.  It’s capitalism, it must be good.  Living is easy with eyes closed, as the Beatles once said, and this kind of simplemindedness is certainl/Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2009 1:56PM

J. H. Christ - Party God


The wing nuts on the right seem to think that they have some sort of conduit to Jesus but most of them have missed the point, at least as I learned it in Sunday School.  They call themselves Christians which implies a belief in/Read full post »


Would you fuck with this man?  Me neither.

Last September, I left my job in Portland to work as a contract employee for another company.  I had several reasons for moving on, some of which I'll tell you about shortly.  When I joined my/Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2009 2:17PM

Top Gay Chef


Last fall, when the Prop 8 debate was raging, happy-go-lucky Cappy found himself thrust into the role of gay marriage advocate surrounded by right-wing nut jobs.  

It pretty much happened by accident.  I forwarded a Keith Olberman clip in which he said, much more eloquently t/Read full post »

  party time

Mrs. Parrotdead sometimes laments that she missed out on the partying days that some of us experienced in our youth.  The Cap’n missed out too, in the first go round, by getting married and making babies straight out of high school.  After my divorce in the mid-80s, I/Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2009 4:45PM

Out of My Way, Fonzarelli


Authors Note:  In my post the other day I alluded to a dream job opportunity working for the best organization on earth.  I thought that one or two of you might have guessed who that organization was, knowing Cappie’s passion for the Utah Jazz, but none/Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2009 4:19PM

In Which America Becomes Irrelevant

statueLast night’s Charlie Rose episode really really spoke to me.  The guest was Jim Collins, formerly of Stanford Business School, now an author and management consultant.  His latest book is called “How the Mighty Fall”.  In the book, he looks at great enterpriseRead full post »

AUGUST 18, 2009 4:08PM

The other side of this coin

so utah

Picture by Michael Gordon

Judging from the comments on my recent posts, it looks like most of you feel I’ve been doing a lot of whining about my life and my situation.  Actually, that was never my intent.  I was really trying to talk about healthcare/Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2009 4:32PM

Cap'n Parrotdead Hates White People

  glenn beck

Just when it seemed like I was caught in a shit storm without an umbrella, along comes Mr. Sunshine, aka Glenn Beck, to remind me that I don’t have it so bad after all.  Okay, so I lost my job, my car blew up, our/Read full post »

In a previous post, I wrote:

As members of a modern, enlightened society, I believe that we are all entitled to basic safety, food, shelter, education and healthcare, regardless of our race or socio-economic circumstance.  These are basic human rights in a free society and this is the foundatioRead full post »

head explodesI know that many of you are going to have a hard time believing this, but not everyone appreciates what I’ve been writing lately about Healthcare Reform.  I won’t go into detail about some of the flack that I’ve been getting except to pass along some comments from my neRead full post »


When I was in high school, there was a discussion in a class that I didn’t take, about the young people in Asia.  Since I was not in that class, I had no idea what all the fuss was about when excited people in the hallways/Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2009 4:23PM

Now She REALLY Wants Me Dead


death panelIn my post Grandma won't die: I will!, I wrote about how the political views of my own family are akin to wishing me dead.  Needless to say, that view from the privileged members of my family pissed me off.  I’m funny that way.

I postedRead full post »

AUGUST 10, 2009 3:30PM

Could We All Just Calm Down?

reformI was a little fired up when I wrote my last post, about how my own family’s views regarding healthcare reform are contrary to my best interest.  I don’t for a minute believe that any of them wish me dead or wish for me to be denied needed healthcare.  IRead full post »

AUGUST 8, 2009 2:18PM

Grandma won't die: I will!


 My sister posted this on Facebook the other day:  “no!!! We don't need the government to make a mess of health care, too!  80% of people like their private health care, and the new plan is biased against older people.Read full post »


One of the, er, joys of unemployment is all the extra time I have for television now.  Thank goodness my satellite package includes the NBA channel where, among other things, I can relive the glory days of my Utah Jazz.  All NBA, all the time.  Who/Read full post »

JULY 31, 2009 10:57PM

First - Open Call

1. Who was your FIRST prom date?

Poor Diane Burns.  She has such a crush on me but her hand felt like crabs claws and I just couldn't get past that.  Who says I'm shallow?

2. Who was your FIRST love and do you still talk with him/her? Read full post »

JULY 28, 2009 3:27PM

Why I Wake and Bake

  flying fish

America, this apocalypse was no accident

Bailout the American Dream

Capitalism without conscience

Death, debt, denial, democracy

Economic downturn, euphemism

For false-economy... or fucked.

Gullible gold diggers, god, genocide.


 I submitted this piece to an on-line literary magazine that had published some of my essays and short stories.  It got me the nastiest rejection email ever.  The editor said something to the effect that I should kill myself so as not to pollute the world… Read full post »

 "By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim; by allowing our movies and television screens to teach our children that the hero is one who masters the art of shooting and the technique of killing... we have created an atmosphere in which violence andRead full post »

JULY 21, 2009 4:13PM

Sometimes a Handsome Stranger


 It was that old Catch-22.  He knew it was unwise to leave the Interstate on a blistering 110 degree day like this especially with the cord showing through on the back tire of the smoke-trailing motorcycle.  On the other hand, he was feeling theRead full post »