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If lawyers wrote prayers . . .

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Does the Rolling Stones band still speak out for the pain and anguish felt by the members of the working class (aka the salt of the earth)?

JEB Bush is now being described as the Republican front runner. Do the members of the media report primary results and/or survey statistics to prove their contention or do they serve up the dramatic surge in JEB's standings strictly on a "it's true because we say it is true" basis?

Shouldn't the media soon start providing images of JEB cutting brush on his Texas ranch, even if he doesn't own one and ignore the fact that if he did he wouldn't do the manual labor himself? Is it true that in the Thirties there were photos made available to the press showing the German leader clearing brush on his private ranch in Berchtesgaden ?

A happy-go-lucky life that takes a person to New York City in the Sixties, San Francisco later in that decade, Lake Tahoe in the Seventies, and then a long stint in Tinseltown after that is a fine way to live if you want to write a picaresque novel but shouldn't a person who was destined to become an online blogger specializing in political punditry spend a decade writing for the New York Times Washington Bureau before launching into making fearless forecasts in the political realm?

Usually our columns are written with the intention of being stand alone items that don't have to worry about continuity but this week we will wind up with a teaser for next week when we will explain what a vgabond's life has to do with the inevitability of the Inauguration of JEB Bush in January of 2917. The hook for that column will be the story of how Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gave us the best Valentine's Day gift we ever got.

[If a columnist has to be his own Lacerda, he has to be ever vigilant for photo ops as for example last week when we noticed guy in camouflage pants and combat boots who was all enthusiastic about a newly acquired pair of black stiletto high heeled shoes. We took some photos of the incongruous juxtaposing of the two extreme foot styles and it turned out that we could run that shot with the column that would plug the Two Spirits Powwow to be held Saturday, February 5, 2015, at the Cow Palace in the San Francisco area.]

In the movie "Way of the Gun," actor James Caan delivers a line that is this week's closing quote: " . . . the only assumption you can make about a beat-up old man is . . . he is a survivor."

Now the disk jockey will play a medley of Waylon Jennings' music including "He went to Paris," "Clean Shirt," and "I'm a ramblin' man." We have to go buy a lotto ticket. We hope you have an "un-f*****g-believable" type week, because that's precisely what we intend on having for our self.

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)
 

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