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 26, 2014 4:44PM

Turner's Point

Thanks to UncleChri, here is the correct YouTube link to a two-minute trailer about my latest novel.  Thanks,UncleChri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ygFf6ZOtew

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JULY 14, 2014 10:41AM

Obama at the Border? Who Cares!

Immigration 101

This course has two parts.

First, anyone who hires a person who is not in the U.S. legally should face severe fines and penalties. An applicant for employment should be required to present proof of legal status.

Second, those seeking to enter the U.S. should be… Read full post »

Brazil’s World Cup—Not Totally Empty

Brazil awakened on Wednesday with an unwelcome awareness that Tuesday was not a nightmare but, indeed, its very real bad news day. The whole country is in a state of acute depression. It's very sad to see.

As one who always tries to lookRead full post »

JULY 7, 2014 1:11PM

Soccer Punched Left and Right

Soccer Punched Left and Right

As if there were not enough issues about which to disagree, the left and the right have come up with a jointly held theory about the increasing popularity about soccer/football in the United States. Having agreed on the theory, the left and right then return… Read full post »

JUNE 23, 2014 9:36AM

Kerry in Cairo

Kerry, the Ketchup Konsort, in Kairo

Among the Secretary of State’s muddled missions in visiting Cairo last weekend was to urge the new government there to ease up on the punishment (death sentences) of arguably purely political prisoners supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood and to release out… Read full post »

JUNE 17, 2014 1:01PM

Biden in Brazil

Biden Reborn?

Not to be outdone by his boss golfing in California on a high priority visit to his daughter while American-trained troops were being slaughtered by terrorists in Iraq, Joe Biden decided to visit Brazil for a World Cup game. He appeared characteristically relaxed perhaps for an additio… Read full post »

JUNE 12, 2014 1:24PM

Back to Iraq?

Back to Iraq?

Until the latest polls are taken, Obama is taking the courageous, highly principled position that “HE’s” not ruling anything out and that “MY team” is investigating the matter. Waiting for investigations and blatant egocentricity are clearly the hallmarks… Read full post »

JUNE 10, 2014 11:27AM

Being Unfair to Mrs. Clinton

Being Unfair to Mrs. Clinton

Attacking Mrs. Clinton for pleading her particular brand of poverty is misguided as a strategic move and, more importantly, on the merits.

The criticism of Obama for his gum chewing during the Normandy memorial services was met with the argument that if that’s the… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2014 8:32AM

Poor Bowe

Poor Bowe

Why Bowe Bergdahl joined the military is anyone’s guess. After all, ballet and ballistics don’t generally mix although of course many ballet enthusiasts serve their country with “honor and distinction.” Bowe just doesn’t happen to be one of them, Susan Rice&rs… Read full post »

JUNE 6, 2014 10:55AM

Defending Bagdahl

This was intended as a comment to a post I read earlier today. Because I can't find it, I'm making it a new post.

In suggesting, at the end of your unbelievable defense of Obama’s epic lack of judgment in the Bagdahl affair, that we turn to “things that matter,” you… Read full post »

JUNE 3, 2014 3:55PM

Another Epic Obama Blunder

Obama’s Colossal Lack of Judgment

Bowe Bagdahl wasn’t “left behind”; he strayed forward. For all we know from his purported statements and his father’s verified ones, he didn’t much cotton to the U.S. military in particular or the U.S. in general. Ironically, both… Read full post »

If you’re looking for a flunky who can stare a media interrogator squarely in the face and avoid the simplest and most direct question, you simply can’t beat Susan Rice. This Obama punching bag’s appearance before Charlie Rose and Candy Crowley over the weekend made her infamous lie… Read full post »

Shinseki and Carney—Resignations to Remember

The Shinseki “resignation” is an instructive example of how a good man can fail in the wrong job. When Shinseki served in the military—a proper function of government—he shone as the stars on his uniform. When he was transpla… Read full post »

MAY 30, 2014 2:58PM

Hillary on FOX News

It seems that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is going to be a guest of FOX News on an upcoming broadcast hosted by Bret Baier and Greta von Susteren. One is immediately fascinated by several questions:

1.     Who chose and/or insisted on the identity of the interviewer… Read full post »

Will Dems Join the Benghazi Select Committee?

In the memorable words of Secretary Clinton, “What difference, at this point, does it make? The Committee, as constituted to date is the quintessence of a blue ribbon panel even though it’s now totally red in its composition. It will call the… Read full post »

MAY 10, 2014 11:36AM

Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama

The Nigerian Nightmare—How First Ladies React

Angelina Jolie, the first lady of film, and Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, both took to the airwaves to express their views on the vicious kidnapping of Nigerian kids.

Angelina spoke without a script directly from her outrage… Read full post »

Watergate, Lewinsky, and Benghazi—A Comparison of Culpability

One fact is common to all three scandals—all three presidents lied about something.

The difference among the three scandals is what they lied about and why.

Let’s get the easy one out of the way straight away. Clinton… Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2014 10:58AM

CNN's Freudian Slip

Because of low viewer ratings, Piers Morgan, the rather prissy British import, was recently fired from his prime time TV show on CNN. But before he left, he pompously sought to achieve martyrdom by claiming gun control advocacy as his signature contribution to the civilized world much in the same way… Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2014 10:58AM

CNN's Freudian Slip

Because of low viewer ratings, Piers Morgan, the rather prissy British import, was recently fired from his prime time TV show on CNN. But before he left, he pompously sought to achieve martyrdom by claiming gun control advocacy as his signature contribution to the civilized world much in the same way… Read full post »

APRIL 7, 2014 5:29PM

Obama and Pistorius

Oscar and Mike—Competing Scenarios

The issue in the Pistorius murder trial is whether the bathroom in the South African residence of Pistorious was a scene of murder or mistaken self defense against a burglar.

The issue in the Benghazi investigation is whether the bloodbath in the U.S. Consul… Read full post »

MARCH 31, 2014 4:31PM

Grieving Gracefully

Grieving Gracefully

Clearly many family members of victims of the lost Malaysian flight don’t have a clue about how to do it.

I comment on this only because the media is effectively gagged on the issue. Next to blacks, Muslims, and other protected species, FAMILIES are particularly protected… Read full post »

MARCH 7, 2014 10:28AM

Midler and Minnelli

Midler and Minnelli

The surnames are eerily alliterative. And, as luck would have it, both appeared on the 2014 Oscar ceremonies, Midler as performer, Minnelli as audience member.

This is, perhaps, as good an occasion as any to contrast the careers of these legends. (In my unauthorized autobiograph… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2014 11:58AM

Why Actors Retire or Don't

Why Actors Decide To or Not To Retire

As the OS Front Page seems frozen in some sort of E-Ice Age, I thought I'd add to Nick Leshi's valuable post on the above subject. 

 It’s all speculation, of course. Some retiring actors give reasons; other go mysterious on us. In both… Read full post »

Democracy v. Rule of Law—Process v. Product

Recent political events underscore the difference between the process by which leaders come to power and what they do once they get there. This confusion reached a boil when one Robert C took the astonishingly dimwitted position that as Obama had bee… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 2:16PM

Censorship Silliness a la Robert C

Robert C (I believe he used to be someone else but don't hold me to it) posted an article about Obama's illegitimacy, suggesting that people were claiming that he hadn't been properly elected. If you have a high tolerance for nonsense, you can look it up.

 I posted the following which… Read full post »