Goodbye Columbus

Arrivederci Chris, your time in the sun has finally expired.  After more than 5 centuries, the noted explorer who is credited with finding the New World is being unceremoniously shoved into the garbage bin of history. It seems the Italian seafarer, after decades of revisionist history being shoved down our… Continue reading

Bring It On!

Whatever happened to the “civility” Princess Pelosi was going to bring back to DC? Recently she lamented (behind some forced tears welling up in her baby blues) that decorum has suddenly disappeared from our society. This pusillanimous princess, in referring to the death of Harvey Milk, a gay San Francisco… Continue reading

Pity the Poor?

We’ve all seen the pictures of America’s poor.  There is not one of us who hasn’t been touched by the photo of homeless child in dirty clothing crying because of supposed hunger pangs. Our emotional attachment to that child knows no political boundaries.  Sympathy for the poor is not something… Continue reading

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

I recently sent a letter to the US Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson, expressing my concerns about a national health insurance plan.  You know, I just kind of think that completely re-making the whole health care system to cover 5% of the population makes no sense.  Especially when we cannot… Continue reading


In case you hadn’t noticed, I have a vowel at the end of my name.  Growing up, I spent a lot of time hanging out on the West Side of Buffalo.  During the 50s and 60s it was a predominantly Italian section of this distinctively blue-collar city.  Almost everybody had… Continue reading

Up In Smoke

A report from the Pentagon has just come down today and sent to Secretary of Defense Gates.  In this blue ribbon paper, it recommends that the US military ban smoking by military personnel. Now, let me just say that I hate cigarette smoke.  I smoked for a half-dozen years and… Continue reading


As we approach another 4th of July, I can’t think of a more appropriate endeavor than for each of us to read our Declaration of Independence.  It, along with our Constitution, the Magna Carta and the Bible, is one of the most important documents ever written. If you take yourself… Continue reading


“The sky is falling, the sky is falling.”  Cried Chicken Little. How quickly we adults forget the lessons of childhood.  The new crisis (that we should not let go to waste) is being foisted upon us with dire predictions of a global catastrophe.  Spurred on by an administration trying to… Continue reading