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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."
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 All Along "the wall"
"The wall" sits atop a land both harsh and carrying the lost and discarded items of people passing for thousands of years.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Washington Interviews: A Story
"There was the guy, Dickie Kirk, he had worked for the CIA for fifty-three years, he was an analyst, at least that's what he said he did. He died last November, he was eighty-seven years old...
(2 comments) Saturday, January 19, 2019 The Monkey in the Room With a Knife
...some people see the monkey, some don't, some think he's cute, he scares the crap out of others. Metaphors can be effective things, if you get my drift.
(5 comments) Thursday, November 15, 2018 Conservatives and Slave Owners
Thinking about our national, almost forty-year, slow, but inexorable fall into the whirling room of mirrors, propelled by mountebanks and posers and just downright cruel and stupid folks. Ronnie Reagan ushered in what has become, living in the White House, our national disgrace and possible downfall.
Sunday, November 11, 2018 The Mexicans are Coming
Roll out the razor wire.
Refortify the Alamo.
Ransack your peace of mind.
(2 comments) Tuesday, October 30, 2018 The Man That Married a Monkey
As Authoritarianism and Fascism proliferate across the globe, many are marrying monkeys.
Saturday, August 18, 2018 The Ghosts of Algiers
A Story. "She would be grinnin' and shakin' her head at this new President fella, him callin' up all kind of ghosts: Al Capone and Slave Masters and that Italian fella Mussolini and them Mississippi Klan fellas..."
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Ramon and the Lizard: A story of Redemption
The imagination is really strong tool, as John Lennon knew. Just maybe, what's missing from today's discourse is imagination.
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." William Arthur Ward
(7 comments) Monday, July 9, 2018 The Shame of the Serious Left
The hard-core left, the leftist intelligentsia, the radical left has been emasculated by the Trump regime. The Serious Left wanted to use Trump as both an exemplar of sticking it to the man and the man. Unfortunately, he hasn't turned out to be as hapless as they had hoped.
Friday, June 29, 2018 Wilmer's Socks
"The war began in my front yard and ended in my parlor." This statement about the start and the end of the U.S. Civil War was spoken by Wilmer McLean and is surprisingly almost perfectly true." From 'Today I found Out'
(13 comments) Thursday, June 28, 2018 They've Sown The Wind It's Time They Reap the Whirlwind
Trump and Conservatives have made their chops on the backs of minorities, women, the environment, children -- their primary victim, adversary is humanity...Forgiveness can and will come, but first, because they have sown the wind, they must reap the whirlwind.
(4 comments) Saturday, June 23, 2018 The Inevitable Failure of the Conservative Blitzkrieg
Winning and success are not identical twins. The Republicans won enabling and inciting class warfare, white nationalism, xenophobia and fear mongering. What genius Republican strategist determined that the road to success could be paved with issues that alone cannot foster success and cumulatively are ultimately disastrous for society?
(2 comments) Wednesday, June 13, 2018 When Auntie Got a Chair
Sometimes winning is a simple thing.
"Alex's Mother still had her great great grandfather's war shirt. She kept it in an old cedar chest that she used as a coffee table. When she was away from home Alex would open the chest and sit and stare at it until his eyes hurt."
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Jesus Worked
"Dr. Benjamin Schlinky, a psychologist and arch-Conservative, had written numerous books on the virtues of hard work and was a frequent contributor on Fox News, talking about the evils of welfare and social security. He traveled the country talking at Right Wing Conservative events. His most recent book, "Jesus Worked" was a big hit..."
(2 comments) Monday, June 4, 2018 It's Time to Talk About Dental Floss
MY buddy, Richard, came by this morning. We talked about the state of things in the country. He started sweating. I was turning red and my left arm was hurting-- I had already taken my blood pressure medicine but the dose was obviously too small. Richard looked as if he needed to run and hide in Hitler's bunker -- since he wasn't using it anymore. Fortunately we chose to talk about dental floss instead...
(8 comments) Thursday, May 31, 2018 Roseanne and the Art of War
The entire soul of Trumpism, current Republicanism and conservatism is contained in Roseanne's compulsion to tweet.
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."
Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"
(21 comments) Friday, May 25, 2018 Dresden, February 17, 1945
NFL teams will be fined if players kneel during playing of "The Star Spangled Banner."
Trump says players that kneel "maybe shouldn't be in the country."
(3 comments) Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The Boxer's Lament: A Story
"Unfortunately, after many years of success and contentment, things changed -- a new President was elected. He was mean-spirited and set-out to make the country mean-spirited too. It didn't take long for his proclamations, rants and policies to take effect..."