Gordon Osmond

Gordon Osmond
Location
Sao Paulo, Brasil
Birthday
November 09
Company
those with whom I choose to keep
Bio
Retired lawyer, playwright, Author of So You Think You Know English: A Guide to English for Those Who Think They Don't Need One. ISBN: 978-1-61546-414-2 and Wet Firecrackers http://www.publishamerica.net/product3892Slipping on Stardust was released on 1/11/13. Check it out at http://i-m.co/GordonOsmond/SlippingonStardust Osmond's latest novel, Turner's Point, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.

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JULY 3, 2013 2:56PM

Obama and Morsy

Morsy and Obama

The Egyptians have a lot to learn about democracy. Considering their short experience with the system, their juvenile reaction to Morsy is totally understandable.

Egyptians must learn that a democratically elected leader who breaks campaign promises, packs his administration with corr… Read full post »

JUNE 28, 2013 5:32PM

The Good, Bad, and Ugly in Brazil

Tea Partiers + Occupiers = Brazil Manifestations

The mission and means of most participants in today’s marches through the streets of many cities in Brazil are in many respects similar to those of the Tea Partiers. Both groups are incensed by governmental overreach and corruption. Their modest… Read full post »

JUNE 27, 2013 4:54PM

Obama's Presidential Nose Dive

Below I'm setting forth a review, recently published on a few book reviewing sites to which I contribute, of a wonderful book of quotations of U.S. presidents from George Washington to the present (a/k/a Barack Obama). In the review I mention, of course and of necessity,  that BO's utterancRead full post »

JUNE 14, 2013 3:45PM

New Pope, Old Atheists

A Spectrum of Atheists

 

Atheists come in a range of flavors.

 

At one extreme we have Madelyn Murray O’Hare, whose entire life was defined by her hatred of religion. In pursuit of her dogged attack on theists, she achieved world-wide fame, a stash of cash… Read full post »

JUNE 10, 2013 2:51PM

Why Is Obama a Failure?

The Unraveling of Obama

 

The assault against the obvious causes of Obama’s fast becoming the worst president in U.S. history is hydra headed.

 

Those obvious causes are Obama’s patent lack of qualifications as manifest by a paper-thin resume and his ignorance and/or failur… Read full post »

JUNE 5, 2013 5:21PM

A Red-Letter Day for Obama

Another red-letter day for Obama:

 Stock market nose dives.

Key economic indicators indicate more sluggish economic growth than promised.

Survey indicates that 60% of Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.

Michelle is confronted at a DEMOCRAT fund raiser.

Cherry on the… Read full post »

MAY 22, 2013 1:30PM

Obama Deserves a Third Term

Yes, Obama deserves a third term--with three qualifications:

  1. It must start now
  2. It can be indefinite, like Supreme Court justices
  3. His office must be King, not President

Obama has demonstrated again and again that he has neither the capacity nor the appetite for running the so-far most powerful and… Read full post »

MAY 20, 2013 11:03AM

Liberals Face Obama Scandals

Liberal Reaction to Scandals in the Obama Administration

 

To call it defensive, paranoiac, and short-sighted is a good beginning.

 

The basic flaw in the liberal reaction is its inability, or unwillingness, to understand that there is a substantial segment of the U.S. population that l… Read full post »

MAY 3, 2013 5:42PM

Suicide Revisited

Suicide Revisited

 

Two current events have brought to the fore the issue of suicide. The first is a remarkable increase in the suicide rate, particularly among American Indians and white women. The second is a revival of Obama’s feeling that he can gain political advantage by resuscitat… Read full post »

Obama’s Race-Based Tribute to Jason Collins

 

While Obama’s economic technicians are slippin’ and slidin’ in an effort to blunt Obamacare’s frontal assault on American prosperity, the ideological architect of the mess is off telephoning Jason Collins telling him w… Read full post »

Gun Control—Liberals at Their Most Myopic

 

In a perfect world—much like the one where there are no illegal aliens living in the United States—guns of all kinds would be possessed only by the military and the police. Guns are a uniquely efficient means of hands-off killing… Read full post »

The Secularization of Black Despair

 

Despair on the part of those whose needs exceed their means is not unique to the black community, yet it probably resonates most strongly there. In the twentieth century, this despair found profound expression in two historic musical forms: gospel and the… Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2013 10:28AM

Mayor Weiner?

Today's news includes a report that Anthony "Slopey Shoulders" Weiner is spending amounts that would keep New York families food-stamp free for months in order to assess his chances for a run for New York City mayor.

What's most remarkable is that Michael Bloomberg's recent lunatic moves to restrict… Read full post »

APRIL 8, 2013 12:57PM

The Stature of Thatcher

Nothing is unexpected. The death of the Baroness, certainly not at her age. The media coverage of the event by the BBC, CNN, and other "major" media outlets, certainly not given their philosophical and political malignancies. The excesses of the coverage perhaps reached its apogee when some strident… Read full post »

MARCH 18, 2013 8:36AM

Cyprus Tax on Savings

Cyprus To Tax Savings

 

Michelle: Barack, did you hear the news?

Barack: No, you know I always turn off my phone on the links.

Michelle: Oh yeah, I forgot.

Barack: Besides, the news is always bad. That raid in Benghazi, for example.

Michelle: I… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2013 1:31PM

Fat, Ugly, Crazy, Michael Moore

Challenge:  How to call out Michael Moore for his latest frantic effort to redirect to him attention which is waning by a public that is frankly bored by his opportunistic, parasitic, and, curiously enough, capitalistic move to stuff more money into his already overstuffed self without attractin… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2013 10:38AM

Thank god for Planned Parenthood

As a result of the valient efforts of Barack Obama, the EPA, Mayor Bloomberg, and other frustrated nannies, the human race is clearly destined to live forever as a result of perfect air, sterilized water, fat-free diets, and the total supression of fuels that have regrettably led the United States to… Read full post »

Recently, Obama's hyperbolic utterances regarding sequestration have slipped into outright and verifiable lies. His administration is awash in negligence, fraud, and scandal.

Realizing this, the Republicans have finally drawn a line in the sandbox where Obama plays. The result is that the Obama Bully… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 27, 2013 9:20AM

Photo Shopping Michelle

Photo Shopping Michelle's Oscar Gown

 It seems that before the image of Michelle Obama announcing the Best (no sorry, we can't say Best; how about Not As Bad As Most?)  Picture Award at the 2013 Oscar Ceremony, was transmitted to the Muslim World, it was doctored to add a top and… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 6:46AM

Oscar--Then and Now

And the Winner Was . . .

 

It was a star-studded night at the Pantages Theatre as Bob Hope hosted the Oscars with his characteristic charm and bi-coastal, multi-racial, and good-spirited humor. Having just returned from yet another of his USO tours to lighten the spirits and, with… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2013 10:03AM

Son of Poetry Contest

Different poem--same prize: An electronic copy of my debut novel, Slipping on Stardust, which is doing astonishingly well on the Amazon ranking.

To win, you must fill in the two blanks below in order to capsulize the gist of the poem.

_____________ v. ___________________

The Silver Rose

 

A rose… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2013 9:00AM

Obama's "I"s Are Back, Big Time

Obama 2013—The “I”s Are Back

 

President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address was a rather predictable yawner, but it did have a few memorable features.

 

Obama has two elocutionary devices depending on the venue. When he’s with the folks, slurring pronunciati… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2013 12:19PM

The Pope Resigns!

The Pope Is Retiring—And Therefore?

 

It seems that those of us who are interested in what’s going on in what we laughingly refer to as the “Real World” will have to hold our water until news of the Pope’s retirement thoroughly soaks through.

 

Don’t get me… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2013 8:57AM

A Poetry Contest

A Poetry Contest

Poetry intimidates me. I rarely understand it, rarely more than a Ted Frier novella.

But I've written one; I think a rather poor one. But I'm going to award a copy of my debut novel, Slipping on Stardust, to the first person who identifies the theme of the… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 6, 2013 8:49AM

The Right is Wrong

The Right Has It Wrong on This One 

The Right is on the warpath regarding Obama’s drone (kill first, interrogate humanely after) policy, which the Right regards as the apogee of hypocrisy. The ACLU has joined in in a rare moment of accord—a union which must really make Obama cringe.&… Read full post »