Orlando, Florida,
OOO - Only Operating Officer
Hi open salon folks…now seriously, what could you really want to know about little ole me? Bio? Profile? C’mon! I know you don’t have the time to read about my life filled with all kinds of credibility and confidence inducing experiences, jobs, etc. I know I don’t have the time to write about all that stuff. So there. Well, you’ve gotten this far through this “bio” …hmmmm… whodathawt…


SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 11:06AM

Labor Day 2013

JANUARY 2, 2012 10:19AM

The Bread and Circus Index™:2012

Welcome to a genuinely unscientific index

of how much it used to cost

and what it costs now.

This index tracks two commodities.  For the purposes of this index, I have chosen to use Publix Supermarket's in-store bakery Buttercrust Homestyle White Bread.*  To fulfill theRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 5:17PM

9/11:How We View the Glass


It was an awful, awful day...I felt so utterly powerless and I turned to the one place that would, could provide refuge: the canvas. While the world around me seemed to be crumbling I could create my own place in it, perhaps? I honestly don't know.

As… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2011 10:26PM

The Poverty Test

This is very personal quiz. No information will be stored or gathered about you. The only thing you need do is answer the following questions honestly for yourself, in the privacy of your own mind and heart.

Take the test:

Do youRead full post »

The final space shuttle mission is scheduled for July 8...if all goes well, weather permitting and the launch is deemed "a go."

I have friends who'll be "on board" so to speak. Nasa has a nice little program where we can upload pictures to travel right along with the shuttle. … Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
APRIL 5, 2011 11:49AM

My Hair, My History

It’s that time of year when we rummage through stuff and decide that which we can jettison and that without which we just cannot bear life. It is a ritual, one for which the Puritans’ John Winthrop would be patting me on the back (if he indeed were allowed to touchRead full post »

In Florida, if you're poor and must turn to Medicaid to get the most basic medical care for you and your family, your right to sue and recover will most likely be sharply limited. Why?

The Florida Legislature is "reforming" Medicaid.

Of course, it "has… Read full post »

Welcome to a genuinely unscientific index

of how much it used to cost

and what it costs now.


This index tracks two commodities. The base prices begin in the year 2000 and any percentage  increases or decreases are based on that 2000 price. No taxes, whereRead full post »

APRIL 27, 2010 1:31PM

Arizona Immigration Law


Laugh all you want about Nevada Senatorial candidate Sue Lowden’s discussion of bartering with chickens to obtain medical care  The issues, however, that she raises are far deeper and more complex. Democrats had better be careful about how snarky they get.

The barter system has

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APRIL 22, 2010 10:46AM

Earth Day 2010:Perfect for Posting

Forty years ago…the first Earth Day. Wow. We were there. We had a teach-in at my school in Providence, Rhode Island.

We took to the streets. Hundreds of us. It was quite a sight.


Of course that’s when people actually took to the streets. Now there are virtual marches aRead full post »
APRIL 12, 2010 4:09PM

Mark Fiore Gets a Pulitzer

Animator, political commentator...Mark Fiore gets a Pulitzer.

fiore logo

 Spring is in the air and it’s testing time again. Under the guise of “accountability,” many states are plopping student test results and school funding onto the laps of teachers. This is not enough. I say go further.  

The Florida Senate just passed controversiaRead full post »

MARCH 25, 2010 10:25AM

Earth Hour 2010: Join Us In the Dark

Some folks might not know that on Saturday March 27, at 8:30pm about a billion people around the world are going to turn off the lights and be willfully and wonderfully in the dark.

When I first participated in Earth Hour last year, I really didn’t give it much… Read full post »

well worth the minute or so to watch...

FEBRUARY 2, 2010 2:42AM

Unemployment 2010: No One is Immune


recession phil
i hear he's on linked-in now...;)

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JANUARY 19, 2010 11:46PM

Message to Dems:Snob Politics Don't Work

So Martha Coakley got beat. Anyone surprised? The dowdy Massachusetts intellectual lady got beat by a good looking guy who drives a pickup truck and once had a nude photo spread. Did you expect any less? With 1 in 5 Americans scared to death to spend an extra dime in thisRead full post »

Welcome to a genuinely unscientific index

of how much it used to cost

and what it costs now.

This index tracks two commodities. The base prices begin in the year 2000 and any percentage  increases or decreases are based on that 2000 price. No taxes, where applicable, are added into… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2009 1:26PM

Top Stories of the NEXT Decade

The Weasel has looked into the media crystal ball (now manufactured in Slovenia) for these important future news stories... 

Update to  item 2

1. TSA Institutes No Shirt No Shoes Policy for Airports.

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DECEMBER 25, 2009 4:12PM

An OS Christmas Card: Merry, Happy, etc.


 1. Election 2000:The Supreme Court Steps In 

2. 9-11-2001: The Day the World Changed 

3. Hurricane Katrina: The American Nightmare 

4. The World Economy Tanks: "Sub-Prime" Becomes Vernacular


5. Barack Obama Elected President of US

6. The European Union Takes Off… Read full post »

It is time for Mark Fiore to win a Peabody Award.

and just in time for Christmas this is his latest, "Bonusmas": Read full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2009 1:50PM

Happy Talk:Unemployment Figures Down

So unemployment figures for November show joblessness at just 10% from 10.2%.  And this is "welcome news" since President Obama is planning on a major "job creation push."

Everytime I read anything about Unemployment, I wonder about the spin put on the figures and in whose interest is it to put… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2009 3:28PM

Kitty Clears My Mind

Just when I thought I had become the most cynical person on the comes this video, which for all of its seventeen seconds, makes me grin...oh, call me sentimental...

It just makes my day. :)
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NOVEMBER 6, 2009 4:26PM

Orlando Shooter: "They Left Me to Rot"

Police have arrested a suspect in an office shooting spree earlier today in Orlando. Police have arrested 40 year old Jason Rodriguez at his mother's residence at  Hollowbrook Apartments several miles from 1000 Legion Place where the shootings took place. Police say Rodgriguez was arrested… Read full post »