Category Archives: Politics

Kerry Kennedy Speaks

Kerry Kennedy is in Bakersfield, speaking in behalf of Democrats and the United Farm Workers. Here is a link to my creative feature “Discussion with Cesar Chavez” in which Kerry is mentioned. Discussion with Cesar Chavez

Also posted in Agriculture, Bakersfield, Cesar Chavez, Robert F. Kennedy


I’m not going to degrade myself running against that lazy rich boy in the 1960 Democratic primaries. The nation will surely drop him once I enter the presidential race right before the convention. Americans understand the country needs a man like Lyndon Johnson, not some runt who was handed a silver spoon the day he […]

Also posted in Boxing, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Sam Rayburn

Who Creates Jobs?

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Bill Clinton, Dwight Eisenhower, Economics, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Short Pieces - GTC

Update JFK

Mister President sorry to reveal Bobby was assassinated in sixty-eight right after winning California primary. Jackie fled to marry Aristotle Onassis and died of cancer at age sixty-four. Dashing John John was popular but crashed plane when only thirty-eight. Caroline’s fine but says you know a lot.

Also posted in Assassinations, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Short Pieces - GTC

Barack Marijuana

Flanked by secret service agents I entered Oval Office and was stunned to see several people circled around presidential desk, inhaling, coughing, and passing pungent marijuana. As female aide placed joint to lips President Barack Obama lunged by three people, snatched smoke from her hands, shouted, “Intercepted,” and took deep drag he long held, as […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Drugs, Marijuana, Short Pieces - GTC, Tobacco

Romney’s Preparations for Republican Convention Speech

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in 60 Minutes, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Economics, Homosexuals, Israel, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Women in Television News

In the vast and luxurious clubhouse of Seven Oaks Country Club, the League of Women Voters of Kern County hosts three female veterans of television news broadcasting in Bakersfield. Prior to their appearance the audience is treated to cashews and cake and a political history lesson: eleven states allowed women’s suffrage before the Nineteenth Amendment […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Civil Rights, Condoleezza Rice, Diane Sawyer, Media, Television

Photos in Box

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

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, Berlin, Berlin Wall, Bruce Lee, Charlie Chaplin, Che Guevara, Elvis Presley, Fidel Castro, Germany, Google, John F. Kennedy, John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, McDonald's, Music, Osama bin Laden, Photography, Physics, Saddam Hussein, Short Pieces - GTC, Terrorism, The Beatles, Titanic

Another Obama is Hitler Letter

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Bakersfield, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Germany, Health, Hitler Here, Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Supreme Court

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, Richard Nixon, Vietnam, Watergate

Romney Cares

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Campaign 2012, Economics, Mitt Romney, Poetry - GTC, Poverty

Love Immigrants

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

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

Interview with Robert F. Kennedy

gtc – could you as promised have really gotten u.s. out of vietnam rfk – certainly at least couple months before richard nixon did gtc – how would world be different if you’d been president rfk – based on my real accomplishments and everything that’s happened since would be about same gtc – would anything […]

Also posted in Poetry - GTC, Richard Nixon, Robert F. Kennedy

Updates for John F. Kennedy

mister president sorry to tell you bobby assassinated in ‘sixty eight right after winning california primary jackie fled to marry aristotle onassis died of cancer age sixty four john john dashing and popular but crashed plane age thirty eight caroline fine but says you know a lot

Also posted in Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Poetry - GTC

Executive Prowess

executives eat wallow and dump in your face

Also posted in Economics, Poetry - GTC, Wall Street

Perry to Romney

put yur hand on me again pardner i’ll kick yur ass

Also posted in Campaign 2012, Mitt Romney, Poetry - GTC, Rick Perry

Stable Politics

democrats and republicans unite in the same stable

Also posted in Democrats, Poetry - GTC, Republicans

Obama Analyzes Opposition

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Herman Cain, John Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Poetry - GTC, Republicans

Michele Bachmann Sweet

short and slender wrapped up sweet

Also posted in Campaign 2012, Michele Bachmann, Poetry - GTC, Sex

Michelle Obama Arms

your long arms squeeze

Also posted in Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Poetry - GTC, Sex

Hank Williams, Please

hank williams please goose step to a mirror before belching hitler

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Hank Williams, Music, Poetry - GTC, Republicans

Education of Ulysses S. Grant

I loved this wonderful horse that cost twenty-five dollars but when the owner brought it to our house my father said it wasn’t worth more than twenty and that’s what he offered. The owner wouldn’t yield and left but I so earnestly urged my father to help he gave me confidential instructions and ordered me […]

Also posted in Abraham Lincoln, Alcohol, Civil War - American, Dominican Republic, Mexican-American War, Mexico, Ohio, Ulysses S. Grant, West Point

Rand Paul Races into Spotlight

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Racism, Rand Paul, Republicans, Ron Paul

Richard Nixon Rebuts Frost/Nixon

Don’t for a second think I’m upset by this new Frost/Nixon movie.  My enemies again tried to get Nixon and again they failed.  Watch documentary films of my speeches and interviews and you’ll hear an unusually articulate politician.  Actor Frank Langella portrayed me as a stiff-necked and tormented bumbler.  If you know Nixon the leader, […]

Also posted in David Frost, Media, Movies, Richard Nixon

Obama Activists Target Graffiti

The afternoon before President Barack Obama raised his right hand and strode into history, a few thousand action groups, summoned by an email Obama transmitted through his website, gathered in communities across the nation for the spiritual purpose of expressing unity and the utilitarian one of helping to rebuild a crumbling infrastructure.  In Bakersfield, California […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, George Thomas Clark, Internet, Poverty

The Obama Store

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Internet

Politicians Condemn Your Debt, Deepen Theirs

I wasn’t looking for anything controversial, just a few quick early-morning facts before I began work.  I suppose I should have been reading an almanac instead of a newspaper, for on one page an article explained why many people are sinking in credit card debt and on the other side a headline announced the United […]

Also posted in Debt, Economics

Fear Not, California – Bakersfield Shall Save You

Have you been to Bakersfield?  Ask that of most people in California and they’ll say, “No, but I’ve been through it.”  They just kept on rolling over parched Central Valley earth en route to Los Angeles or the Bay Area.  Why didn’t they stop?  Perhaps they were startled or saddened by the eternal glare from […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, California

Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004

Yesterday, for the first time, I missed the collection of about 300 old movies on Beta tapes I’d seen so often and given away three years earlier. I would like to have grabbed Santa Fe Trail and watched the dashing Ronald Reagan, then in his late twenties, play the supporting role of General George Custer.  […]

Also posted in Movies, Ronald Reagan