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Category Archives: Vietnam

Nuclear Restoration

i’d be very disappointed in chairman kim if he’s already rebuilding rocket site he must’ve started right after hanoi but it’s very early report so we’ll see if he thinks i’m dumb he better not forget some day i’m gonna solve this

Also posted in Donald Trump, Hanoi, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

Inside the Hanoi Summit

We’re sitting at a long polished wooden table decorated down the middle by small bouquets of flowers dividing Chairman Kim Jong Un and his staff from me and mine. I sense my brilliance and boldness will soon be needed. Eleven presidents who preceded me had sixty-five years to bring real peace to the Korean Peninsula […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Hanoi, Iran, Iraq, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Mike Pompeo, Nuclear Weapons, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Trump in Hanoi

People in Hanoi are thrilled I’m here because Kim Jong Un and I are denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. How do I know? My gut tells me. We’ve already established a great relationship. I’m not in a rush. As long as there’s no testing, I’m happy. Sure, there’s other stuff. We’ll talk about some of it […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Hanoi, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

The Big Train

kim jong un’s long armored train chugs north into china then south more than two days almost three thousand miles to sino-vietnamese border where excited hosts greet him and wonder why guy with nuclear weapons travels like that

Also posted in China, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Kim Jong-Un, Kim Yong Chol, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

Call from Above

Pushing the telephone at her husband, she says, “Donald, John McCain wants to speak to you.” “Knock it off, Melania.” She puts the phone to her ear and listens again. “He insists, Donald.” “I don’t like pranks,” he says, taking the phone. “Who the hell’s this? You want the secret service on your tail.” “Look […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Cancer, Donald Trump, Health, Insurance, John McCain, Melania Trump

Trump Interviews John Bolton

I like saying, “You’re fired,” to people who aren’t on board with my views and I’m probably going to say that to my national security advisor, H.R. McMaster. He’s still an active general but no way does he understand war the way I do. And I also think John Bolton knows a lot more about […]

Also posted in Dick Cheney, Donald Trump, Fox News, H.R. McMaster, Iran, John Bolton, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Ted Kennedy

Martin Luther King Visits Trump

Speeding in a golf court on a splendid golf course not far from presidential palace Mar-a-Lago, Martin Luther King steered toward the executive foursome and braked hard, skidding along the grass behind the fifth tee just as President Donald Trump began his downswing. Trump dribbled the ball about twenty yards and spun to scream, “Hey, […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, China, Donald Trump, Iran, Korea, Martin Luther King, Nuclear Weapons, Russia

McCain Care

draft dodging trump demeaned my imprisonment in viet nam but that’s not why i’m thumbs downing his health care plan

Also posted in Donald Trump, Health, John McCain

Ferdinand Marcos Writes to President Duterte

Dear President Rodrigo Duterte, I would like to at once thank you in writing, as I soon shall in person, for allowing my publicly-displayed and cosmetically-altered corpse to be removed from refrigerated and glass-encased exile and moved to its rightful place of honor, the Heroes’ Cemetery of our great Philippine nation, over which I benevolently […]

Also posted in Ferdinand Marcos, Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte

The Ali Legacy

He told you in the sixties he wasn’t going to Vietnam to help the white man continue to oppress people of color around the world. You saw where that led. The United States killed a million people in Southeast Asia and maimed more than that and lost fifty-seven thousand American lives. For what? Martin Luther […]

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Racism

Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley

Many do not know that after World War II, while an undergraduate at Yale, William F. Buckley taught beginning Spanish at the university. As a child in Paris his primary languages had been Spanish and French and, though at age seven he finally began the academic study of English, he would soon spend much time […]

Also posted in Boxing, Chicago, Gore Vidal, Homosexuals, Hubert Humphrey, Joe Frazier, Jose Torres, Lyndon Johnson, Miami, Muhammad Ali, Paul Newman, Richard Nixon, William F. Buckley

Saddam Confronts Netanyahu

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s most recent sermon to the Congress of the United States, he marched into his palatial D.C. hotel suite where Saddam Hussein romped with several robust young women. The political titans excused their guests and bodyguards, and this conversation, preserved by a Mossad recording device, followed: Benjamin Netanyahu – What the […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Nuclear Weapons, Saddam Hussein

Cassius Clay Again

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali

Update Martin Luther King Speech

a million die by 1966 day i deliver “beyond vietnam a time to break silence” declaring poverty inevitable in “society gone mad on war” and still i see america attacks to feed “giant triplets of racism materialism and militarism” Editorial Note: This poem is revised and reduced from the original posted in January 2012.

Also posted in Civil Rights, Martin Luther King, Poetry - GTC, Racism

Courtroom Defense of Robert Bales

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Murder, My Lai, Richard Nixon, Robert Bales, Terrorism, War, William Calley

Richard Nixon Where Are You

Richard Nixon called his first congressional opponent a commie, in ‘fifty senatorial race painted Helen Gahagan Duglas pink before trouncing her, and as vice president under Eisenhower snuggled with Joe McCarthy. By late ‘fifties he already wanted to invade Castro’s Cuba which however imperfect had just freed itself from American lackey Batista. After losing, perhaps […]

Also posted in Communism, Cuba, Dwight Eisenhower, Fidel Castro, George McGovern, John F. Kennedy, Joseph McCarthy, Pat Brown, Politics, Richard Nixon, Watergate

Martin Luther King: “Beyond Vietnam”

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Communism, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Poverty, Racism, Religion, Richard Nixon, Terrorism, War

Obama’s Afghan Nightmare

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Hamid Karzai, Richard Nixon, Taliban

Muammar Gaddafi Vows No Mercy

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Alexander the Great, Algeria, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, United Nations

From Tennessee to California

In the summer of 1978 I lived in a small old room at the rear of a dreary house in north Sacramento, one of the worst parts of the Golden State’s capital city. Fortunately, I didn’t know I’d have to stay there several more years until a modest inheritance temporarily rescued me, and was delighted […]

Also posted in Albuquerque, Amarillo, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Bakersfield, Barry Switzer, Baseball, Basketball, Buck Owens, Cars & Driving, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dogs, Doug Atkins, Elvis Presley, Football, George Thomas Clark, Johnny Bench, Memphis, Nashville, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pete Ranzany, Pipino Cuevas, Rivers, Sacramento, Southeast Asia, Tennessee, Texas, Travel

McCain’s Finest Robocall

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, John McCain, Navy