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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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 »

AUGUST 10, 2009 1:10PM

OS v. The World Almanac

I'm beginning to have a bit more faith in the latter.

Did I not read here recently that the heads of News Corporation and GE had reached some sort of cease fire in the cause of their mutual best interests?

Well, if they did, Bill O'Reilly certainly hasn't heard about it. … Read full post »

AUGUST 8, 2009 1:14PM

The Desperation of Obama's Enemies

Public Desperation

 

Many have characterized those who have attended recent public meetings designed to promote Obama’s plans to “reform” the country’s health care system as mercenaries enlisted to carry out a concerted Republican scheme to discredit and/or destroy Obama.&Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2009 4:42PM

Downgrading Paula Abdul

I nominate Joan Walsh.

AUGUST 4, 2009 7:18PM

Grass Roots v. Astroturf

The usual village idiots are now claiming that the reception Dems are getting at town meetings is not "spontaneous" but rather "manufactured."

 The truth is clearly the former, but it's important that the audience not overplay its hand by being so vociverous as to limit the ability of the speake… Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2009 6:05PM

Salon Finally Gets Noticed!

It just shows to go you.  If you publish an article which is so blatantly partisan, so psychotically motivated, and so downright stupid, it will attract attention. 

 For the first time, I've heard Salon mentioned on a major news media.  Here I'm talking about Salon itself, not it… Read full post »

You would think that providing the occasion (dare I say stimulus?) for the leader of the free world to reveal himself as a trigger-happy fool would be enough for any teacher and cop, but apparently not.  According to Crowley, he and the professor have planned future meetings in venues less augus… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2009 8:35AM

Is Barack Obama Henpecked?

It is quite common to come across a movie or play wherein the long-suffering wife receives a last minute notice from hubbie canceling a planned vacation on the grounds that the husband "can't get away."  Wives from  Blondie to Lucy are told, in no uncertain terms, that the demands of e… Read full post »

JULY 23, 2009 12:23PM

Churchill Got It Right

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!  Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture,… Read full post »
JULY 23, 2009 7:58AM

The Lovely Ladies of Fox News

I think I've figured out the true cause of OS hatred for Fox News, and it has nothing to do with politics or journalism.  It's the unrelenting good looks of its women contributors.  Their beauty frustrates the men who have to settle for so much less and it inflames the women… Read full post »

JULY 21, 2009 1:16PM

Obama's Keeping His Promises

Obama Lives Up to What His Resume Promised

 

As unsettling as they have been, the first six months of the Obama presidency should surprise no one who carefully and impartially reviewed his qualifications for one of the most important jobs on the planet.  The key features of that resume are a/… Read full post »

Obama's little speech on health reform was remarkable for several reasons:

No teleprompter; he read from notes.  Looked better.

No reference to the CBO assessment which is putting a major spanner in the works by contradicting Obama's assumptions as to cost and savings.

No opportunity for questio… Read full post »

The Jackson Memorial

 

As the Dow steadily tumbled, a rather remarkable show was put on in Los Angeles’s Staples Center.  Despite every promise of a mawkish group groan to commemorate the career of Michael Jackson, a group of true professionals presented an event which was, in the main/… Read full post »

Palin Unbound:  How Palin’s Resignation Can Become the Best Thing For Her and for Her Country

 

Regardless of whether Sarah Palin has resigned in personal pique or in long-range presidential pursuit, the resignation has great positive potential for both her and for the United States.

&n/…

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JUNE 25, 2009 4:04PM

Ultimate Irony

The latest example of OS's and its favorite contributors' lack of grip on reality is the post of Sheriff Smith suggesting that GOPers are somehow lacking in political maturity.

How this accusation can be hurled in light of Obama and his totally jejeune administration boggles the mind.  Obama is… Read full post »

JUNE 24, 2009 3:11PM

Transparancy We Don't Want or Need

The good governor of South Carolina should resign from all committee memberships, from all governorships, from all lodges, and from the local PTA, and then he should shut the fuck up!

If you put your pee-pee above your political responsibilities, you're toast.  In my view, Clinton the great copu… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2009 12:31PM

Obama: Democratic Misfire

The Relative Unimportance of Democracy

 

This week’s events in Iran focus attention on some fundamental issues relating to the hallowed concept of democracy.  Those who are preoccupied with the legitimacy of the recent election there are, I believe, going off on an unproductive tangen/

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JUNE 20, 2009 10:33PM

Obama's Iranic Response

We Need a Spokesperson for the Iranian Demonstrators

 

There’s lots of criticism about Obama’s reaction to the mess in today’s Iran.  Too strong (Baby Bear), too tepid (Papa Bear), just right (Mama Bear).

 

Before deciding how to react to something, one needs to know wh… Read full post »

JUNE 20, 2009 3:48PM

Obama's Again Lying Low

Obama’s Policies and Philosophy Are the Country’s Biggest Health Problem

 

Two key elements of Obama’s approach to social problems are redistribution of wealth and the related notion that society’s producers are to be targeted rather than treasured.

 

Both of these des… Read full post »

There's no doubt that Walsh behaved in a more mannerly fashion than did O'Reilly in last night's set-to on Fox.  O'Reilly is a bully, and last night's performance did nothing to contradict that characterization.  To make matters worse, he was unfair in rehashing the contest with Glenn BeckRead full post »
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Female, Black, and/or Gay:  So What!

 

There seems to be a growing trend to regard minority status, or alleged minority status, as some sort of claim to superiority or special treatment.

 

Let’s talk about only three:  female, black, and gay.

 

First, I must establish my c… Read full post »