Gordon Osmond

Gordon Osmond
Sao Paulo, Brasil
November 09
those with whom I choose to keep
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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OCTOBER 9, 2009 11:51AM

Obama's Unearned Prize

Obama:  Peace at Any Prize


Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama is not as surprising as many are saying.


Those who resented the United States and Bush for the then president’s dogged determination to put his country, already first, firster are seeking to reinforce and reward t… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2009 12:40PM

Obama's Czar Follies: The Latest

"I hope you used a condom?"  Sounds like an advocate of safe sex.  That's, I guess, why the speaker is now Obama's Safe School Czar.

The only problem is that the speaker was talking to a teenager who was seeking counsel about his having had sex with a much older man. … Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2009 3:46PM

"I Detest Cheap Sentiment."

On a lonely country road, Karen Richards (Celeste Holm) asks Margo Channing (Bette Davis) if she, Margo, wants to continue to listen to Liszt’s, Liebestraum, on the car radio.  Margo assents to silence with the line, "I detest cheap sentiment."   I don't think that's being fair t… Read full post »

When I was a kid, having men show up in white coats usually meant that someone was about to be carted off to the loony bin.

Now, I'm perfectly prepared to concede that the current head resident of the White House is philosophically putrid, incompetent, and pompous, but I've not yet… Read full post »

There seems to be a proportional relationship between the accumulating missteps of the Obama Administration and interest in past politics.  I wonder why.

As Obama waffles on such insignificant matters as homeland bloody security and the struggle against radical Islamic terrorism, as he tells us… Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2009 11:48AM

Another Obama Blunder

Once again, Obama has managed to charm the birds right back into the trees.

The reasons why Obama should never have lent the prestige of his office to the cause of awarding the Olympic Games to one of the most corrupt and unpleasant cities in the United States as political payback… Read full post »

Obama’s Wrong Kind of Transparency


Obama made a campaign promise about transparency.  He’s kept it, but in exactly the wrong way.


Obama probably knows that the legislative branch of government is separate from the executive.  The legislature formulates laws; the exec/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 9:49PM

An American Holocaust?

In addition to claiming that Republicans want old sick people to die quickly, Grayson incredibly claims that the country's pre-Obama health care policies represent an American holocaust.

Now nutty, vicious, and insensitive statements on the floor of Congress are nothing new, but Grayson has actually… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 10:57PM

Public Option Goes Down in Senate

Health Care Reform:  A Giant Step Forward


On this subject, interesting things happened today in the Senate (highly significant) and on OS (totally meaningless).


It started with a telephone campaign drummed up by Stellaa, who was at her zealous best and fired up by the possibility tha… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 9:20PM

Kiddie Brainwashing

Brainwashing the Young


It seems some of Obama’s greatest enemies are his supporters.  In the instant case, it’s a couple of deranged school teachers who have composed, and required their kiddie students to perform, paeans to Obama.


My problem is that I see either support… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 1:25PM

Chicago? Where Else?

A group of thugs beat an honor student to death with railroad ties in Chicago yesterday.  Hardly newsworthy--happens all the time.  Chicago, a crucible of racism and political corruption without parallel, is where Obama listened to his spiritual advisor spew anti-American and racist bile fo… Read full post »

The NEA Must Go


The National Endowment for the Arts is philosophically flawed at its center.  There is simply no moral justification for an Iowan farmer’s tax dollars to be used to permit some Manhattan effete to attend a performance of some avante garde playwright or a visual presen/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 9:30AM

Greg Thomas, Again

Kind of Blue is Kind of Ridiculous


For years now, OS readers have been treated to a detailed account of the mental illness of one Greg Thomas, variously identified as Kind of Blue, Greg Thomas (hey, that’s a novel approach) and other monikers too humorous to mention.


A count of the… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 12:24PM

Qaddafi, My Hero

I believe I heard, in the midst of Qaddafi's fillibluster (where's the hook when you need it?) a suggestions that the UN headquarters be moved out of New York City.  What a great idea!  The General Assembly could be converted into a Grand Ballroom and the upstairs space into luxurious condo… Read full post »

Within minutes into his UN address, Obama set a tone which "for the first time in my adult life" made me ashamed of a president of the United States. 

The pervasive collectivism and campaign nostalgia was to be expected.  All this tommyrot about shared interests, change, new directions, an… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 4:18PM

Obama's Big Night

About the only thing all agree about regarding tonight's address to Congress is that a lot is riding on it from the standpoint of Obama's political future.  He must be very nervous.

Among the items we'll be looking for are:

Will someone have the foresight to put some CrazyGlue on Pelosi's… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2009 5:24PM

The Cleansing Routines of OS

It's a miracle!

One look and there are no fewer than three or four worthless posts by a single poster who has more faces and names than Joanne Woodward in her Oscar-winning performance.

The next look reveals that they're all gone!  There surely is a God after all.  It's like flushing… Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2009 7:26PM

Obama's Illegal Look Backward

Obama’s Illegal Look Backward


Despite Obama’s transparent effort to play both ends against the middle and to have it both ways (let’s look forward, not backward, but Holder has to do what he has to do), the fact remains that this new investigation of CIA interrogators is not o… Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2009 5:06PM

Pelosi Calls for Kennedy Tribute

Pelosi Calls for Companion Kennedy Tribute


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on the U.S. Congress to honor the memory of the late Senator Ted Kennedy by promptly enacting medical care legislation that includes the government option which was notoriously favored by Kennedy.


In a relate… Read full post »

AUGUST 26, 2009 7:44PM

Ted Kennedy--Liberal Libertine

Ted Kennedy—Liberal Libertine


With all the reverence and respect that was lavished here on Robert Novak, let me say how sorry I am that Ted Kennedy has passed away. And how glad I am that he resisted the call to have the quality of life discussions with the panels that Barack… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2009 9:17AM

Obama's Guns and Roses

Back in the good old days when Barack Obama was only a candidate, I seem to recall his disparaging poor white peasants who were seeking to assuage their misery by clinging to religion and guns.

Flash forward to today when Obama's total inability to lead has put him in deep trouble… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2009 12:10PM

Obama Learns the New Math

Obama Learns the “New” Math


Significant schadenfreudic pleasure can be derived from observing the reaction of Obama supporters to his latest capitulations relating to health care reform.


Hold on, his supporters say.  He won the election (as he is prone to remind us), he h/… Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2009 4:28PM

Why Are Some Women So Anti-Feminist?

I'm not sure I ever respected Hillary Clinton more than when she dropped the facade and told a reporter what she thought of a question about what some man would think about a problem clearly in the lap of the Secretary of State.  (The fact that due to translation difficulties, the… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2009 12:13PM

Vick Kills Again

Michael Vick kills again!


At his press conference this morning, Michael Vick showed that his killing days are not over.  The damage he did to the English language and to the cause of formulating thoughts into verbal expression that is remotely suggestive of human origin made his dog attack/… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2009 9:34PM

O'Reilly's Perfect Night

It is doubtful that O'Reilly will ever be able to top tonight's show.

Expose:  Obama's lie about AARP support and the plant of a child of an Obama operative in the latest town meeting.  Dick Morris joined in just for fun and to plug his new best-seller, which, along with O'Reilly's… Read full post »