Showing posts from October 5, 2014

The Obituary Writer- The Sunday Collage

Perhaps we should call them "life summaries'' or some other cutesy name. I don't know why our culture has a morbid fascination with discovering who among us has recently died. The most simplistic answer, I suppose, is that death is news. When I speak of our society's morbid curiosity about death, I must include myself. In the past year, I've stood witness to a number of deaths. Often, I find myself looking online at various newspapers trying to locate additional information about the dearly departed. This then brings me to the topic du jour. Modern day obituaries. Some of the worst, most gawd awful writing that I have ever read. Obituary writers try to condense an entire lifetime into a few hundred words and a couple column inches. And so it is that most obituaries are written as though a life is nothing more than a list of earthly achievements. One last resume' for St. Peter to peruse when deciding who makes it to the promised land. Modern day obit

Obama On Tragedy (Safe to Post Anywhere Except a Huffpo Comment Thread)

 The teacher asked the president if he would like to lead the discussion  on the word 'tragedy.' So our illustrious president asked the class for  an example of a 'tragedy.'  One little boy stood up and offered: "If my best friend, who lives on a  farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs him over and kills him,  that would be a tragedy."  "No," said Obama, "that would be an accident."    A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children  drove off a cliff, killing everyone, that would be a tragedy." "I'm afraid not," explained Obama. "That's what we would call great loss."  The room went silent. No other child volunteered. Obama searched the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"  Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand. The  teacher held her breath. In a quiet voice he said: "If the

Legalized Thievery (Asset Forfeiture) Very Funny Video Follows

In Idaho, we have a very strong state constitution which does not allow Idaho cops to operate DUI roadblocks/checkpoints. The same holds true for asset forfeitures. In Idaho, you still have some civil rights. Apparently that is not true in other states. This is a very funny video about asset forfeiture. The Coyote blog is where I found it.

Being Stupid Is Only Hard On the Others- The Sunday Collage

I'm here, still whacking away. My detractors, those flaming liberals from Moonbat Valley, have followed me in here. I don't write for them, I write in spite of them. Maybe, they think, he will get tired and quit writing. We can always look at Kim Kardashian's cleavage instead. In 20 years, when nobody wants to look at Kim Kardashian's cleavage- maybe I'll still be here. That's what I think. Six years ago next month, I started the world famous blog, "Frankenstein Government." In the next week or two, I am going to reach a million page views. Although 800,000 of those views are my own, I want to say thank you to the three loyal readers which I have lured in here and who account for the majority of the remaining 200,000 page views. My friend, the Feral Irishman, had a million hits during his second week of blogging. I have never won any blog awards. I don't advertise because I don't give a shit about making money and I've only received