Category Archives: Texas

Jeff Sessions Heads South

No longer will I tolerate renegades calling me a racist divider of families along the southern border of these United States. I’m already astride Traveller, my galloping gray steed, and arriving at what I’m confident is a humane detention facility for those who tried to illegally enter our sacred land. “Mr. Attorney General, thank you […]

Also posted in Central America, Donald Trump, El Salvador, Honduras, Immigration, Jeff Sessions, Mexico

Texas Church

twenty six dead in texas church more guns won’t help more mental health care might

Also posted in Guns, Murder, Religion

Armed in Texas

Thank God I escaped from that godless pansy state California where you had to struggle to get a concealed weapon permit and then keep the dang weapon hidden in public. I couldn’t live like that so quit my job and sold everything and moved to Texas where I keep my holstered handgun on one hip […]

Also posted in California, Guns, Knives

Trump Prepares for Coronation

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Mexico, Ted Cruz, Vicente Fox

Drought is God’s Punishment

Until last week I thought the drought that’s squeezing California resulted from natural weather fluctuations, and didn’t want to be political or presume to have scientific insight so rarely mentioned climate change and then only as a relatively minor factor. I should’ve known there was a much simpler yet more ominous explanation, and Shannon Grove […]

Also posted in Abortion, Bakersfield, California, Kern County, Kern River, Religion, Rick Perry, Sacramento, Weather

Meet Johnny

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Football, Internet, Johnny Manziel

Perry to Romney

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Campaign 2012, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry

Trickle Down

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Economics, Poetry - GTC

Sarah Palin Gazes at 2012

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Alaska, Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Campaign 2012, John McCain, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin

Interview with Rick Perry

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Abortion, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Capital Punishment, Civil War - American, Economics, Guns, Immigration, Rick Perry

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, Travel, Vietnam

Cruising in My First Car

I wish I’d been more on the ball and returned to somehow punish the scoundrel who sold me my first car. The deed occurred on an ominous weeknight when my stepfather drove me east of Sacramento to a fine suburban home where a slender dorky old man at least forty-five opened the door and said, […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Babe Ruth, Baseball, Basketball, Cars & Driving, Civil War - American, Elvis Presley, Football, George Thomas Clark, Grambling University, Grapevine, Highway 99, Jim Cleamons, Kentucky, Lebron James, Los Angeles, Louisiana, Luke Witte, Mississippi, New York City, Niagara Falls, Notre Dame, Ohio, Ohio State University, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Racism, Roberto Clemente, Sacramento, Siege of Vicksburg, Tennessee, Travel, Ulysses S. Grant, Vanderbilt University, Western Kentucky University, Woody Hayes

Squeaky Announces Major Plans

I had not planned on changing careers.  I was delighted to be the cow-herding celebrity on a Texas ranch of former fireball pitcher Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters.  I don’t much like baseball as it’s slow and boring but love football, a game in which my four hundred pounds of muscle would’ve […]

Also posted in Pigs