If I haven't dissed it--it ain't worth dissing!

Frank Apisa

Frank Apisa
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
August 09
On a political continuum with Extreme Liberal at 1 and Extreme Conservative at 10, I can be found at position “P.” I get a chuckle at much of what passes for liberal thought, but don’t much chuckle at anything conservative. Quite frankly, I consider American conservatism to be one of the most dangerous pieces of garbage ever to pollute the planet Earth. A major problem with this mindset is occasioned by the fact that I am a 72 year old, white male who works at a county golf course in one of the richest, most conservative counties in the United States. Since I get free golf (at five county courses) as part of my compensation package, I play 4 – 5 times a week. Bottom line: Goddam near everyone I work with or play golf with, almost all of whom are 70+ year old white, males, is a die-hard conservative. I love each and every one of ‘em—love every bone in their heads. Truly! Sure is a tough haul, though—‘cause I am not given to holding my tongue. Just think of all the fun I have at work and play! Don’tcha envy me?

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Pictures taken of the dwarf planet Ceres by NASA unmanned spacecraft, Dawn, show some very strange lights on the planet's surface.


NASA still has no explanation...Dawn is still pretty far away. But it looks like an interesting thing to follow. full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 1:14PM

This has lots of layers for thought!



In another forum where I participate, someone posted the following "joke":


 The feminists had their worldwide convention in Paris.

From all around the world feminist women united to support themselves in their fight for women's dominance of the globe.

Three speakers were i
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...reporting on a snow storm, hurricane, or serious icy road conditions…while DRIVING a car with a television camera focused on her/him?

Often the reporter is advising people to stay indoors and not drive because of the dangerous conditions…while driving under magnif
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FEBRUARY 11, 2015 1:48PM

Question about Open Salon, if I may...

...obviously the Home Page is stuck in late 2013.


I'm sure this was discsussed thoroughly back when it happened, but I was not here at the time.


Can anyone offer  links to threads discussing it, so I can get some idea of what the heck is going on?

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I notice that the many extreme fringe-left bloggers here...the ones who claim to be fighting for freedom of speech...


...seem to be the ones most likely to ban posters who disagree with their methods and arguments. They seem to want only remarks from people who rush to gush… Read full post »



Folks...step back for a moment and read some of the headlines and comments being posted on Open Salon.

Do you actually think crowds in the streets with pitchforks and torches is the way to go?

Will representative democracy be better served by doing what the anarchists and nut cases… Read full post »


Lots of talk about who was doing all that screaming of “help” during the altercation.


I’ve listened to that tape a couple of times…and I notice something strange about it. The yelling seems out-of-whack in some way. The timing between the yelling and the shot se… Read full post »

JUNE 29, 2013 9:18AM




Accidentally, I just clicked on my "spam" folder in my messages area...and found 5 messages from individuals who were trying to PM me. I have no idea of why they went there instead of to my IN BOX.


CHECK YOUR SPAM folder regularly. Obviously this is one of… Read full post »



Seems there are lots of people here in OS who think that I am way off-base suggesting that since Edward Snowden acknowledges he has broken his oaths and the laws of our country (in other words that he has committed criminal acts)…he deserves a fair trial.



That really… Read full post »

JUNE 26, 2013 10:02AM




Look at some of the recent posts here in Open Salon...and tell me you cannot feel the hatred and loathing for America that has become a mainstay of this forum.


More than likely, you can't...because it is here like stink in a sewer. One after another after another.… Read full post »

JUNE 25, 2013 11:39AM




I've always considered notions of a full moon impacting on human particularly silly. I'm not a superstitious person.

But we did have a super full moon recently...and the bat-shit crazy, nut-cases HAVE gone totally over the edge in their passion over the machinations of the… Read full post »


I just want to acknowledge the sheer joy people like Libby, Jan Sand, Toritto and some of the other “usual suspects” get when they call Barack Obama, the government, and our nation’s leaders hypocrites, war criminals, murders…and the like.


It is interestin… Read full post »

JUNE 21, 2013 9:52PM




Frank Toritto's new thread (which has this same title) talks about Snowden's predicament...about the new (supposed) sealed charge of espionage.

Frank has indicated that he thinks I have hijacked his (and other) threads...and that I am rude to him and to the people who comment… Read full post »



This week marks the 60 anniversary of the execution of the Rosenbergs as punishment for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviets right after World War II.


Do you liberals-gone-ape think that was okay also? Even if you think they did not do is just about certain that… Read full post »



I'm old enough to remember a time when we left the doors to our home unlocked.


We lived in an apartment when I was a kid...and the doors were always left unlocked. When we came home from school...we simply walked in. All families did that...not just mine. 

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With all the "I hate America" people posting and running back and forth between threads to congratulate each other on the degree of shit being hurled at our country and its government...


...we are seeing a lot more of the "both parties are identical" crap being spread.

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JUNE 14, 2013 2:20PM




Jan Sand has taken to coming into threads where I have posted...and questioning my sanity, ethics, intelligence, loyalty...blah, blah, blah. This happens so frequently and in so many threads, it has become apparent to me that Jan is obsessed with me...and that he simply cannot stop hims… Read full post »



With all the breast beating, shirt tearing, moaning and groaning going on about individual rights…particularly the right to privacy…a question that seems to be getting short shrift is: 



On the issue of a “privacy rights”, what best serves the… Read full post »


 Supposedly, the Tea Party got its inspiration from the group of people who disguised themselves and tossed tea in Boston harbor.
I cannot help but wonder if the Tea Party is up to that “use a disguise” trick once again. 
Some of the supposed “liberals&rdqRead full post »
…those poor bastards who just can’t write something without bitching and moaning about what Obama has not done…or what Obama has done which proves that he is Satan incarnate…or Judas…or a fool…or hypocritical…or a closet conservative&heRead full post »
JUNE 2, 2013 5:04AM




If you can take a moment today to pity the poor, disgruntled people who see life and the world as a misery to be so. Your pity is what they crave...and they put so much work into begging for it, the least a person can do is to humor… Read full post »

MAY 21, 2013 4:57PM






We hear lots of lamenting here in OS about a perceived loss of personal freedom—and about a perceived diminishment of rights of privacy. The grieving is often tied to pleas for a better functioning society…a safer, nicer world in which to live.


Got news f… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2013 11:32AM

Rigoletto on PBS!

Allow me to start by acknowledging that Verdi's Rigoletto is my favorite opera.

A production of this intense, beautiful opera was shown on PBS last night...a production set in Las Vegas!

I would say it sucked...

...but I want to be fair to off-beat productions that manage to suck.

This didn't get qu/… Read full post »


Can you imagine what a visitor just looking into this site thinks when he/she reads the “headlines” generated?


Can you imagine what that visitor thinks after reading the “headlines” in the “Recent Comments” listings?


Can you imagine wha… Read full post »

MAY 10, 2013 9:38AM

The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe


Not sure when you read this last, but it is worth reading again. Enjoy!



Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping
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