Archive for December, 2012

All these politicians are racing around like heads with their chickens chopped off trying to stem the tide called “fiscal cliff”.

If they were really serious about the whole fiscal cliff issue, they would reduce their own salaries, pass the balanced budget amendment, AND give the president the line-item veto. They would rather panic at the year end, every year.

And they would also stop adding pork-barrel riders to bills that have nothing to do with the riders.

In order words, they would become fiscally responsible.

Yeah… like that’s gonna happen.

Not in my lifetime, I am certain. Those guys will take the country down to hell in a hand-cart before they stop greasing the palms that got them elected. It’s not in their character to do anything for the people.

Jeez! What a bunch of lily-livered cowards. But – Hey! – we keep re-electing them, right?

Just desserts and all that…

Well, I am a cynic, you know.


It seems the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently let the cat out of the bag about aliens living in Russia. And I don’t mean the sort of illegal immigrants that snuck over the border from Parangaluchistan or wherever.

He was talking about extraterrestrials. Some who merely came to visit and some who stayed here.

When asked how many there were of these aliens-in-residence, he referred the person to the “Men in Black” movies for a rough idea.

Holy cow! I wonder if their agents are named “J” and “K” or do they follow the Cyrillic alphabet? Probably the latter and so I can’t help you with the names. Sorry.

But this does bring to mind a short story I wrote when I was fifteen (and that was a long time ago) called “The Russians Have The Man From Space” and I tried to get it published ‘way back then but no one picked it up. I’ll probably have to go out and dig through the garage in my old files to see if I even have a copy of the thing still.

Knowing me – like most writers – I don’t throw that sort of thing away. You know, just in case it might become relevant someday…

And that day looks like it has finally arrived!!

So, if I can find it, I will put it up here shortly.

That is, if the Russian agents don’t come get me first.

I hope not. I won’t be able to keep their names straight!