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Category Archives: France

George Thomas Clark Podcast #9 – Learning Spanish

For many years Gary Christiansen taught Spanish and English as a Second Language and used those opportunities to learn to speak, read, and write Spanish like a native. He shares some of his insights and experiences. Listen on Spreaker here Listen on Spotify, Apple, Google, and Others here Listen on YouTube

Also posted in Adult Education, English, French, George Thomas Clark Podcast, Spanish

Points by Joe Six Pack

Liberals and other weaklings are destroying our country with this extreme and shortsighted lockdown. We conservatives have got to reestablish order. We do that by keeping in mind and acting on what President Trump and Rush Limbaugh and Fox News commentators and other patriotic geniuses tell us. First, remember that most of these poor people […]

Also posted in Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Fox News, Italy, Rush Limbaugh, Spain

George Thomas Clark Podcast #4 – Coronavirus Count

Tom comments about persistent efforts on the right to portray the coronavirus as something less than a pandemic getting more dangerous every day. Click here to listen on your favorite digital platform Listen on YouTube

Also posted in Coronavirus, Donald Trump, George Thomas Clark Podcast, Italy, Rush Limbaugh

Trump Reimposes Sanctions

Good morning, America. I stand tall and tough before you to announce I’m reimposing nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. These sanctions had been lifted by the Obama administration and other misguided leaders in Russia, China, Germany, France, Great Britain, and the European Union. Unlike me, they did not realize the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is […]

Also posted in China, Donald Trump, England, Germany, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Russia

Trumping Iran

No, wise guy, I’m not sitting on the can but an executive chair at a presidential table in the White House and am appropriately stern but proud as I sign the Presidential Memorandum announcing the United States will violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in order to prevent Iran, the most terroristic nation on […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Donald Trump, England, Germany, Iran, John Bolton, Nuclear Weapons, Russia

Cave Painter

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Archers Shoot Stags

Also posted in Art, Cave Paintings, Painters

Alternative – 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Eleven days after the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was driven to Adolf Hitler’s headquarters. Alternative By Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Hitler either didn’t believe what was happening, or he didn’t understand the implications. I was determined to explain matters face to face. So was Field Marshal Rundstedt. We repeatedly […]

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Erwin Rommel, Gerd von Rundstedt, Germany, World War II

Muslim Analyst on Iran and the Nuclear Nation

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in China, England, India, Iran, Israel, Korea, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan, Terrorism

Love Immigrants

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Campaign 2012, Florida, Immigration, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Poetry - GTC, Politics

The Coco Chanel Style

My mother washed people’s clothes and died young in 1895 when I was twelve, and my food-peddling father deserted his five children. For six years I lived in a Catholic orphanage and learned to sew. The moment I turned eighteen they said goodbye and I escaped to sing in cabarets and thought I well did […]

Also posted in Clothes, Coco Chanel, Fashion, Paris, Winston Churchill

Hemingway Fifty Years Dead

Early morning on a July second Ernest Hemingway, battered by decades of alcoholism, assailed by a brain injured in one car and two plane crashes, haunted by a lifelong fear of inherited mental illness and certain that it and rapid aging had forever rendered him paranoid and defeated, quietly arose from a bedroom separate from […]

Also posted in Art, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Julian Barnes, Movies, Pablo Picasso, Paris, Woody Allen, Writers

Book Tour

I had secretly taken an earlier flight to elude the media and (I later learned) several dozen readers who, by the standards of literary greetings at airports, constituted a throng. I wasn’t being rude. I was terrified. I couldn’t allow them to see me stagger out after one of those hemmed-in, gut-busting, ear-popping, time-altering twelve-hour […]

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Amazon.com, Auschwitz, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Edvard Benes, Europe, George Thomas Clark, Germany, Hitler Here, Holocaust, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Middle East, Short Stories - GTC, World War II

Electrician Receives Picassos

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Pablo Picasso, Painters

The Flowers of Seraphine Louis

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Germany, Mental Health, Movies, Museums, Painters, Paris, Seraphine Louis