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MY RECENT POSTS
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February 07, 2014 04:57PM
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December 22, 2013 02:37PM
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- Kicking the Reaper’s Ass
July 25, 2013 06:33PM
- That Ain’t the Blue Angels
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MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Can't wait for the
sequel. That's the one where
kicks ass on
March 06, 2014 10:01PM
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February 09, 2014 04:44PM
- “Yours is an all too
good chance this story
February 08, 2014 08:13PM
- “Like Pixie says,
Boanerges, it's all gotta
crash at some
February 08, 2014 03:25PM
- “I acknowledge it, Pixie.
It's a rotten, effen
February 08, 2014 03:24PM
Cap'n Parrotdead's Links
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I’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 »
The 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Last 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 enterprise… Read full post »
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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 »
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 foundatio… Read full post »
I 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 ne… Read 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 »
In 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 posted… Read full post »
I 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. I… Read full post »
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 »
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 »
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 and… Read full post »
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 the… Read full post »