Saturday, December 9, 2017


The fundamentalist Christians down in Alabama are willing to vote for Roy Moore because he is anti-abortion and they claim to be concerned about the unborn child.   

But it is all bullshit because they don’t give a rat’s ass about children.  

They are willing to vote for a man who prays on children; they are willing to vote for a party that voids health care for the very young; for a party that cuts school lunch programs, for a party that kicks thirteen million people off health care – many low income single mothers; for a party that cuts funding to education; for a party that cuts funding for pre-schools; for a party that opposes family health care subsidies; for a party that opposes food stamps for low income families with children; for a party that increases the cost of student loans…

It is not about children, it is all about sex.

Their real concern is controlling young women’s sexuality: they consider women who have sex outside of marriage as immoral, and believe that if a woman of loose morals gets pregnant she should be forced to carry the pregnancy to term as punishment for her sins.

Along with opposing abortion they also oppose women’s health clinics, like Planned Parenthood, that educate and assist women with birth control.   I am surprised they haven’t tried to legislate that a woman who has had an abortion be tattooed with a scarlet letter A.  They are the Christian version of the Taliban and their goal is to eventually enact their Sharia laws.  

the Ol’Buzzard


1.     What kind of god damn disease is anorexia?  I don’t wanna eat!   How do we come up with that shit?

2.    Bulimia.  There’s another all-American disease.   This has got to be the only country in the world where some people are digging in the dumpster for peach pits while other people eat a nice meal and puke it up intentionally.

3.    Auto racing is a sport that is very big in the south; a perfect marriage of fast cars and slow minds.

4.    Most of the racing fans are soldier sniffers and patriotic halfwits.   The’d be honored to have the occasional military jet slam into the crowd and send a couple of hundred of them off to be with Jesus.

5.    White people fucked up the blues.

6.    The only good thing ever to come from religion was the music. 

the Ol'Buzzard

Friday, December 8, 2017


 What is happening now is challenging a old social norm on the behavior of men toward women in the work place.    Because of this moment women of the future will work in a safer and less threatening environment.   

But the torches are out, and every man is guilty and every man is vulnerable for some behavior in his past. 

 Mika, on Morning Joe, was asked if she had the power to have any man on MSNBC fired with an accusation by her; and her answer was yes.  


 It has Harold Ford Jr. 

There needs to be some perspective for accountability between shaming and (to distort the old Vietnam adage) ruin them all and let God sort it out. 

the Ol'Buzzard

Sunday, December 3, 2017


The Republicans just ran up our National debt by one point four trillion dollars ( $1,400,000,000,000.00)

If you were to bang a hammer on a surface once every second, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - it would take you forty-fore thousand years (44,000) to equal the dollar value of the Republican National debt increase.  


the Ol'Buzzard


Just sent this as a letter to the editor of a local e-newspaper.  You are welcome to reuse all are any part for your local paper. 

The Republicans in the Senate just pulled out the credit card and charged one of the biggest tax cuts in our history. 

At a time of record unemployment, record stock market gains, and big business booming it is hard to justify the need for a tax cut. 

One point four trillion dollars ($1,400,000,000,000.00) will now be added to our already massive debt; and maybe it is worth it.   Now we can repair our road system and bridges, modernize our national power grid, construct a high-speed rail system connecting the east coast and west coast, create millions of high paying jobs, make Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security solvent into the distant future.

But that is not what is happening.

The Republican tax bill gives huge tax breaks to multi-national companies that are already raking in record profits.   It cuts taxes on multi-millionaires and billionaires (and if you don’t believe Trump stands to make hundreds of millions from this tax cut, I have some swamp land in Florida I will sell you.)  This is one of the largest giveaways to the mega-wealthy sine Reagan.  

This tax bill, also makes massive cuts to education – including student loans, cuts to health care that will leave millions uninsured, cuts to hospitals and emergency services, and cuts across the board to social programs.

In two to three years, claiming to be the party of fiscal responsibility, the Republicans will cry the that the national debt is unsustainable, and they will demand cuts in Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security to bring down the deficit.
Hard working middle class people that voted Republican, as well as the rest of us, now must pay the price.
 Republican voters have been duped by the Republican shell game and allowed to find the marble with God, guns, gays and abortion under the obvious paper cup; now the bait and switch has been accomplished and rubes must now pay the huckster.  

It is time to remove the emerald glasses and realize the man behind the curtain has just pulled the leaver on you; and vote out the Republicans in the 2018 election.

the Ol’Buzzard

Thursday, November 30, 2017


The past coming back to haunt you....

Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion was fired from Minnesota Public Radio on allegations of improper behavior.   MPR has severed all ties with Keillor and will rename The Prairie Home Companion, which is now hosted by a different MC.

An excerpt from Huffington Post quotes Keillor:
‘in an email to MPR’s news boss Wednesday afternoon, Keillor wrote “I think the country is in the grip of a mania – the whole Franken business is an absurdity – and I wish someone [would] resist it, but I expect MPR to look out for itself, and meanwhile I feel awfully lucky to have hung on for so long.”

There needs to be some perspective, because at some point in our lives all men are guilty; except Jesus and Gay Guys - which is probably the same category.

Setting aside the ilk of Roy Moore; there was a time when the tolerated sexual misconduct of men toward women was overlooked, and this should be brought to light.   This behavior is something that should stop and end here.    But it bothers me that a man who made advances toward a woman or made an inappropriate comment in the past should be painted with the same brush as Roy Moore, should lose his job, his reputation, traumatize his family, and place the stigma of his actions on his wife and children to carry into public and into the future. 

This is a definitive moment in time - a change in culture; but we need to move through it without a mania for revenge.   

I'm fucking old
and I am looking at this through an alpha male's eyes
the Ol'Buzzard

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Light the torches
Get out the pitch forks
There is a man in sight!

Matt Lauer fired from MBC.   If we are going to get rid of every man that made a pass at a woman, soon there will only be women on TV, women in the movies and women in government.   Actually, that last might be a good thing.  

We are starting through a new era, like integrating the south in the 1960’s, where previously accepted norms will be no longer accepted.  

Throughout history, and definitely all of my life, men have been in charge, men have had the power, men have made the rules.   It has been a Man’s World.

Now there are women in combat, women CEO’s, women in government, women in charge.   They are not going to take it anymore; and a lot of men will fall by the way side for what was once considered acceptable behavior in the Man’s World.     

the Ol'Buzzard