Category Archives: Ronald Reagan

Rushmore Trump

“I really think I belong on Mt. Rushmore, don’t you,” Trump tells me. “I’m ten times the president Ronald Reagan was.” “Most Americans would disagree with that,” I say. “Besides, Reagan isn’t on Mt. Rushmore.” “I’m at least as great as Lincoln, and I’ve done so much more for blacks.” “Again, Mr. President, a majority […]

Also posted in Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump, George Washington, Mt. Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson

At the Reagan Ranch

A helicopter churns above hills covered with oaks near Santa Barbara and descends into green pasture and lands a couple hundred yards from where a man watches, mounted on his horse. When whirling blades stop, he rides up and dismounts and takes off his cowboy hat as the door opens and a heavy man in […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Impressionism, Lebanon, Santa Barbara

Babe Ruth Welcomes George Bush

Babe’s playing catch with a teammate on the sideline when a tall lean fellow, wearing a first baseman’s mitt, jogs onto the infield and says, “Hi, I’m George. Can I play today?” “Kid, I got first base because I was out pretty late last night and don’t feel like pitching or running in the outfield.” […]

Also posted in Babe Ruth, Baseball, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon

Guardian Trump

After ducking big rocks, my brave forces weren’t firing tear gas and rubber bullets at women and children charging my beautiful concertina-wire border. They were stopping hordes of invaders, mostly adult males, who would destroy the paradise that we European Americans have created. I made the truth clear. I’ll close the whole border with Mexico. […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Immigration, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Mexico, Richard Nixon

Bernie-Hillary Debate Party

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

Also posted in Bernie Sanders, Campaign 2016, Cuba, Donald Trump, Fidel Castro, Hillary Clinton, Jorge Ramos, Marco Rubio, Maria Elena Salinas, Muammar Gaddafi, Raul Castro, Ted Cruz

Little Iowa

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

Also posted in Bernie Sanders, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Marco Rubio, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Ted Cruz

Cruz Revolution

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

Also posted in Campaign 2016, Poetry - GTC, Ted Cruz

Putin to Obama re Paris

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

Also posted in Barack Obama, Beirut, Campaign 2016, Germany, Iraq, ISIS, Japan, Lebanon, Middle East, Paris, Russia, Syria, Vladimir Putin, World War II

Kasich Must Gamble

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

Also posted in Al Gore, Barack Obama, Campaign 2016, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy, John Kasich, John Kerry, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Richard Nixon, YouTube

Alexander Haig v. Team Reagan

I was only the second man of arms, after legendary General George C. Marshall, to serve as Secretary of State of the United States, and my expertise should have been appreciated. As a young officer I’d fought with distinction near the Yalu River as Chinese forces, undetected by General Douglas MacArthur and others who should […]

Also posted in Alexander Haig, Boxing, James Baker

Ferdinand Marcos Endures

I’m not surprised the communists are still after me. They know I’m their most resolute enemy. I won’t let them carry out subversive activities. I won’t permit them to dominate my country. That’s why they didn’t want me to remain President of the Philippines longer than two four-year terms limited by the constitution. The communists […]

Also posted in Communism, Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda Marcos, Lyndon Johnson, Philippines, Richard Nixon

Saddam Counters Islamic State

Thankfully I’m an empathetic man or I would’ve hammered my driver into the head of the flunky who interrupted my backswing on the gorgeous eighteenth tee at Doral. He said he was an aide to President Barack Obama and urged me to help save Iraq and the Middle East and vital American and Israeli interests. […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Saddam Hussein, Turkey

Wives of Errol Flynn

Yes, I’ve heard. Even at rest on a green hill overlooking Hollywood, I know my wives and final girlfriend are now gone, and as I remember them I sometimes wish news reports and video images, from a world I was ready to leave, would stop bombarding me. That’s a terrible clip of me entering the […]

Also posted in Arnella Flynn, Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Jack Warner, John Barrymore, Lili Damita, Warner Brothers

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, Politics, Richard Nixon, Short Pieces - GTC

Alarmed by “2016 Obama’s America”

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Africa, Argentina, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Communism, Conservatives, Dinesh D'Souza, Economics, Europe, Jeremiah Wright, Kenya, Malaysia, Middle East, Movies, Nuclear Weapons, Palestine, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Singapore, Socialism, South Africa

Twilight Next Door

Soon after moving into current home Joe walked out front to trim bushes and met next door neighbors, lady and gentleman both about eighty. She introduced herself and said, “This is George.” Joe said hello and enjoyed lady’s vivacity and charm but thought what rude bastard husband was, bearing silly semi-smile and not looking at […]

Also posted in Alzheimer's, Basketball, Glen Campbell, Health, Music, Pat Summitt, Short Pieces - GTC

Inside Job

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Alan Greenspan, Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, Debt, Economics, Federal Reserve, John Glenn, John McCain, Lawrence Summers, Matt Damon, Movies

Congress Mandates New Leadership Model

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Electoral College, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon

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, Politics