My Cowardly Battle With Myocardial Infarction

This is too funny not to reblog

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I have a question.  Who are all these people who battle scary diseases, “with courage until the very end”?  Isn’t there anyone who battles them while throwing a tantrum like a baby?

In those dreadful hours when own my heart attack hit me, I sweated and hyperventilated and finally calmed my panic long enough to manage a single, transcendent thought:  I am going to be a coward about this.

This is my inspirational story.

The chest pains came over me last Halloween,  just after the trick-or-treaters had left.  You’d think God could have just toiled-papered my house or something.  But he had other ideas for me, evidently.

It turns out that the emergency room on Halloween is kind of a happening place.   I was soon stabilized, alert, very much not-yet-dead.   I found myself talking with a rather pleasant doctor – an Asian woman, Dr. Ling.


“You know,” Dr. Ling…

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A Hearty Welcome from the World Jewish Conspiracy

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There is no denying that we’re surrounded by dark conspiracies.  Just ask Donald Trump.   Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.?   Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the Kennedy assassination?    He’s just raising the questions.   Donald Trump practices bestiality with goats?   Maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t.  A lot of people are talking about it.   That’s all we’re saying.

Naturally, in this environment, many of our readers wonder, “Is the Rotting Post part of the World Jewish Conspiracy?”

Well, as a matter of fact, we are.   Thank you for asking.  It’s all part of our master plan.  Do you see now how cleverly we control the media?   One day we’re telling innocent jokes about airplane food1, and the next day:  WORLD DOMINATION.    You want to tell a joke about airplane food?  Guess what?  We OWN the rights!  See how it works?

It’s fair to say…

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Standing Rock Protest

“All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian.” —Pat Paulsen

We had our fight, but it’s not over for Native People and the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Sadly this story is not getting enough coverage by the press and it should.


It’s About the Ground Game

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How many time have you heard the term “Ground Game” applied to the politics? It refers to organizing folks to knock on doors and make calls for their candidates. Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate, but she does have the “Ground Game”. Recently I saw it in operation when I attend the annual Labor Day Parade in Milford, NH. Milford is the ideal venue for Politicians, it has an town oval that concentrates folks and has what might be called good “optics”. The Democrats were there in force, driving around on a truck bearing the Teamster Union Label. Lots of banners and even balloons. No sign of Trumpsters and folks like Kelly Ayotte didn’t bother to add his name to their banners.

John and Kelly
I had the opportunity to meet Kelly Ayotte. She is an advocate for Veterans but her “support” for the orange idiot is a non-starter with me. The refusal of voting on the nomination of Merrick Garland sealed the deal. Sorry Kelly, I know you are a good person but Trump? I wasn’t going to argue with her on Labor Day she was very pleasant. I also had the opportunity to meet with Maggie Hassan but no “Selfie”.
Hassan, Kuster, Hillary
The Democrats have the volunteers and the balloons.
Trump Supporters
This was the Trump effort, two guys offering a signed hat. I did sign up. I will post a photo if I win. I’ll do something creative with the hat.
Trump Supporter
I felt a little sorry for this guy. I asked if he was going to be in the parade and he was going to meet up with the Trump supporters. I assume those two guys would eventually wander by, but no one else.

Corsica On Five Coffees a Day

Enchanting Corsica

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At first, when I selected myself to write a review of my recent travels in Corsica, I wasn’t sure I was up to the challenge.

“That’s crazy,” I told myself.  “I have no experience as a travel writer.”

“Just write the same stupid crap you always do,” the other me assured.

“You’re an idiot,” I told the first me.  “I don’t write crap.  I write penetrating social comment.”

“No, you’re the idiot,” the first me shot back.  “It’s a travel guide!  Just copy stuff from all the other travel guides!”

I had to admit, I had a point there.  I had perfected the art of copying back in high school.  At last, I consented.  This is my report:


Corsica is a land of contrasts.  (That is how pretty much any travel book or article about Corsica begins.  Because travel writers basically describe everywhere as a “land of contrasts”.  Send…

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What were they thinking?

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You know they probably thought this was a good idea, personalized stickers with our first names emblazoned on them. “Freds for H”, “Marys for H”. It works for most names, but my first name is John and somehow I can imagine this might be taken in the wrong context. I should donate and get one before someone in the Clinton team  has an “Oops” moment.


I wonder of that team of advisors were inspired by a satirical piece that was published in February 2016?

Presidential Joke Day – August 11

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On August 11, 1984, United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, was preparing to make his weekly Saturday radio address on National Public Radio. During a sound check before the address, Reagan made the following joke to the radio technicians: “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” The joke was a parody of the opening line of that day’s speech: “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you that today I signed legislation that will allow student religious groups to begin enjoying a right they’ve too long been denied — the freedom to meet in public high schools during nonschool hours, just as other student groups are allowed to do.”[1]

Contrary to popular misconception, this microphone gaffe was not broadcast over the air, but rather leaked later to the general populace.[2] But the Tokyo newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported in October 1984 that the Soviet Far East Army was placed on alert after word of the statement got out and that the alert was not withdrawn until 30 minutes later. An unnamed aide to US Representative Michael Barnes (D-Md.) confirmed that the Pentagon was aware of the alert.[3] There was no report of any change in the DEFCON level for the United States. The Soviet reaction, and mild confusion it created, was covered by NBC newsanchor Tom Brokaw.[citation needed]

This was not the first time Reagan had joked before giving a speech or address.[4] The Soviet official news agency, TASS, condemned the joke, declaring that “The USSR condemns this unprecedented and hostile attack by the US President” and that “this kind of behavior is incompatible with the great responsibility borne by heads of nuclear states for the destinies of their own people and mankind”.[5][6]

The quip became the basis for a song titled “Five Minutes“, as well as “A is for Atom (B is for Bomb)” by Monte Cazazza‘s band The Atom Smashers, both of which began with a clip of the recording.[7] – 

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Imagine what President Trump might say

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Reeling Trump Campaign Unveils New Strategy: Insult Gandhi

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Staggered by a series of blunders and missteps, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with NBC anchorman Lester Holt and revealed his new campaign strategy.

“I have never once said a single thing to offend Hindus!” Trump declared in the interview.  “Well, that’s about to change.”

The Republican presidential nominee, who has already offended Hispanics, veterans, disabled people, Muslims, blacks, women and babies, and has even used a Star of David from a white supremacist website in an anti-Hillary tweet, was widely believed to be seeking other groups to offend.  Still, the news caught many by surprise.

“So your plan to catch up to Secretary Clinton,” asked the evidently startled Holt, “is to insult Gandhi, one of the founders of Modern India, and a symbol of peace and humanity around the world?”


“Do you think that will be effective?”

“I’ll be great.  I mean that sincerely.  It’ll be…

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