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Kevin is (writing about yourself in the third person (illeism) is a trip) an artist/writer/carpenter and frustrated songwriter living in Johnson City, Texas. His latest frustrating songwriting attempt is titled, "I Touched the Hand That Touched the Hand That Willie Touched", it, according to Kevin, is about falling in love for all the wrong reasons. Kevin is also a closet subversive. He claims he'll come out of the closet as soon as handguns are no longer popular. Kevin is a loud, obnoxious Texan and hopes that this will be held against him -- "It makes life so much harder and interesting when traveling outside of the Lone Star State." Kevin used to be a Golf columnist. He says life as a Golf columnist is not a whole lot different than life not as a Golf columnist. Kevin is sure that Jesus was indeed a Socialist. Kevin founded a short-lived organization, "FOXNO", with a mandate to get Fox News off the air. It got very little traction and as a result, over the ensuing years, Fox has propagandized a very significant portion of American television viewers, which, if unchecked, could destroy this country and the world. Kevin's Father thought Kevin was prone to hyperbole. Kevin wishes everyone would read "A Pilgrim At Tinker Creek", "In Watermelon Sugar" and all the poetry of Carl Sandberg. Kevin once, when drunk, argued, "America is not a city on a hill" for two hours, because "America is not a city, it's a rather large landmass that used to belong to Indians and porcupines!" Kevin once yelled out at a "Chicago' concert, "Steinbeck is God!" Kevin does not suffer fools or assh**es, usually. In 1969 he had a neighbor that was an assh**le who, although an assh**le, was enchanted with the Space Program and the prospect of man walking on the moon. Kevin and his best friend, Tommy, tied thread around a pinecone and at the designated hour, threw the pinecone over the neighbor's television antennae and shook it like hell -- the assh**le neighbor missed Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. Kevin says that every time he watched Michael Jackson moonwalk he would be reminded of his assh**le neighbor and he would laugh like hell. Most folks that know Kevin would say that he hasn't changed. Kevin Lives in President Lyndon Johnson's hometown. Kevin, along with a few others, is trying to expose Lyndon Johnson for his equivocated humanity and possible good intentions. Kevin is pondering a short story about power and its surprises titled, "Kings Can Dance." When asked about current politics Kevin simply answers, "Trump is a turd." Kevin would like for me to express his gratitude to you for taking the time to read the above stuff and to say, "good be on you."

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Israel: Servicing the Dysfunction
(8 comments) The State of Israel is currently deep in the throes of "Servicing the Dysfunction". In its service to the tragic past of its people and "Never Again", Israel is a nation of mentally ill warriors. To willfully destroy the beautiful and cherished lives of innocent Palestinians as a panacea for your own tragic loss is, although common, crazy.

Friday, June 27, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hardhead Catfish?
(5 comments) "If the current actions contributing to a multifaceted degradation of the world's oceans aren't curbed, a mass extinction unlike anything human history has ever seen is coming, an expert panel of scientists warns in an alarming new report." From a story on the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) by The Huffington Post Hardhead catfish are usually scorned and thrown back -- maybe not in the near future.

Monday, May 26, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Wolf Lady
(1 comments) The political and social narrative of the American right is more and more beginning to resemble the old time xenophobic, nationalistic and racist European fascism of the early 20th century. Conservatives and religious fundamentalists are becoming the social monitors of the behavior and motives of just about every type and group that they consider the other...

Monday, May 12, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
WWJD, a fable
(3 comments) The understanding of the racial and philosophical person of Jesus, especially as applies to current events, by fundamentalist or just about any kind of conservative Christian is fascinating.

Thursday, May 1, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Filth Eater
(6 comments) I attempted to write play years ago entitled "The Filth Eater." The protagonist was a seducer of women -- leading them happily into various circumstances and occasions of sin...The play was allegorical, however I was not fully aware of this until recently. I thought I was simply creating an interesting character based on the Aztec (Mexica) goddess Tlazolteotl.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Machismo
I recently had a conversation with someone that served in the U.S. Army in Iraq. He told me that he had just gotten a call from a former fellow platoon member informing him that another of their fellow soldiers from Iraq had killed himself. He said that this made the tenth suicide of guys that either he or his army buddies had known. This is part of a story compelled by this conversation.

Friday, March 28, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Building Cabinets
(16 comments) This piece, ostensibly about carpentry, is really about climate change and global resource exploitation. Simple drawers made in the old way, wooden boxes sliding on wooden guides or simple planes of wood, ring out with a comfortable low clatter. They resonate and chime. Modern drawers guided and fixed by steel and nylon, whir and buzz. They sound like machine. ...They reek of technological masturbation.

Thursday, February 27, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Sexy Loco Curandera
(4 comments) I've been hearing lately the old tired bigoted bigots trot out the old tired bigoted line about immigration and those that illegally immigrate from south of the border. It's time we move on. This is a story I wrote about it awhile back.

Thursday, January 30, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest
(4 comments) This popped up this morning and it is pure historical magic. It's Pete Seeger's televison show, "Rainbow Quest", from the sixties...I've noticed over the last few years that the controlled media is now trying to marginalize and disparage Bruce Springsteen, just as it did Pete back in the fifties. The torch does pass and the light it casts, shames and burns just the same.

Saturday, January 25, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Don't Got "The Urge For Going" Back
(3 comments) There is a bunch of discussion about marijuana these days. Most of it is dishonest bullsh*t, on both sides -- I've been thinking about it too.

Sunday, January 5, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What I Learned as a Mayoral Candidate
(6 comments) Are we coming to the logical end of this "American experiment?" I think so. I ran for mayor of a very small town of sixteen hundred and fifty citizens this past spring and have been trying to write something about it for the last six months...Small towns and cities are where it's at.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Merry Christmas Duck Hunters
Phil Robertson, the Duck Dynasty dude, is a duck-call maker and outdoorsman, he's not a prophet, leader, or philosopher. Although it does appear that he has an interest in gynecology or porn -- it's hard from what he's said to make a distinction. He has every right to speak his mind.

Saturday, December 14, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Ted Cruz Disrespects Mandela and Christ
(22 comments) "├Łet the American dread of Communist infiltration underwrote one of the most repressive ideological assaults in the nation's history, with the right wing effectively eliminating from the nation's political discourse appeals to the Socialist idealism that was, in the same period, reinvigorating politics in Europe..."

Sunday, December 8, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Bullfighter's Monkey
(7 comments) The following is a kind of stream of consciousness riff instigated by reading a biography of the writer, John Dos Passos. His book, "The 42nd Parallel" impressed me greatly as a young man. However, Ernest Hemingway was my idol. Things have changed.

Thursday, December 5, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Oh Japan, How Could the Mauled have Embraced the Beast!"
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster appears to be a simmering global disaster.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Suzi
(1 comments) A story about today.

Friday, November 2, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Open Letter To Green Party Candidate Jill Stein
(86 comments) am a supporter and an admirer of yours. However, I sincerely believe that you should discontinue your run for President and encourage your followers to put their votes and their energies behind President Barack Obama. The possible alternative to the reelection of President Obama is chilling and unacceptable.

Thursday, October 4, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Our Local Racist: A Note To Chris Hedges
(15 comments) Chris Hedges, who I admire tremendously, posted an article here last week advocating not voting or voting for a third party. I strongly disagree and here are some thoughts on the subject.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Shark and the Warthog, a Fable
Thinking about this political season. Sometimes a certain situation or aspect of life is better handled with allegory.

Saturday, August 4, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Chick-fil-A: Building Communities of Idiots One Greasy Chicken Sandwich At A Time
(3 comments) Are America's communities being enfeebled by Religious Fundamentalism marching under the banner of a fast food chain. At least the Crusades had much better graphic imagery -- talking cows?

Thursday, January 5, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Speaking Of Rabbits, America, Comanches And Unintended Consequences
(1 comments) Australian Rabbits and American Exceptionalism really do have something in common.

Saturday, September 10, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hating Barack, the President
(8 comments) To understand where we are now, I would suggest reading Joseph Campbell and seeing the movie "The Help"

Monday, December 6, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
BECKWATCH: Why Is The Wikileaks Thing So Popular?
(2 comments) Is this the future of news in this country?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
BECKWATCH: "Be Prepared: An Introduction to Food Storage"
(1 comments) For Fox, Fear is all that is left.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
BECKWATCH: On Rick Perry - An Homage To Molly Ivins
Read Rick Perry's new book and see if you want him for President - Glenn probably Does.

Sunday, October 31, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
HAS, QUASI-SPIRITUAL, REAGANISM DAMAGED THE REPUBLIC?
(2 comments) Thoughts on Ronald Reagan and how his Beatification has affected our electoral process.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
BECKWATCH: If You Don't Think This Man Is Dangerous...
(11 comments) We are a beautiful country and a proud beautiful people, we are not what Glenn Beck says we are.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
BECKWATCH: Is He Systematically Going To Appropriate All Of Our National Symbols?
(1 comments) REMEMBER THE ALAMO! Glenn Beck held a rally in front of the Alamo in San Antonio Texas on Tax Day last year. I've recently had conversations with a couple of Glenn Beckers and neither would or could make the connection between taxes and national infrastructure and services - they simply ranted about Obama and how it was all his responsibility: Mr. President, you need to sharpen your shovel and get yourself some rubber boots.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
BECKWATCH: Ayn Rand Would Have Absolutely Hated Glenn Beck
(34 comments) Like "Finding Waldo", see how many times you can find Glenn Beck holding or referencing Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged" on his talk show ( I use the word "talk" here because "drivel" was hard to work into the sentence gracefully).

Saturday, September 18, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
PEOPLE OF THE BOOK?
(1 comments) Reverend Jones relented and now we should talk of such things - how this may have been about most of us.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Similitudes: Hitler, Obama, & Beck
(9 comments) Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor Rally" got me thinking about truth, similes, and unfortunately, Adolf Hitler.