Cranky Cuss
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I am the author of "Send In the Clown Car: The Race to the White House 2012." I have a wife who refers to me as her "first husband" and two daughters who insist they are adopted.
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September 2008. Or Do I Mean February 2010?

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 4:02pm 16 Comments

On September 2, 2008, I uploaded my very first post to Open Salon. It was an analysis of John McCain’s nomination of Sarah Palin as his running mate. I waited for the reader comments attesting to my brilliance. And waited. And waited.

A couple of posts - and several days - later, I received my first comment. From a reader who thought I was a woman. (I had a different avatar then – a cruder sketch with longer hair.)

This is how it went for my first year and five months at OS. I…


Wayne LaPierre Reviews the Oscar Nominees

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 9:09am 3 Comments

For the last few years, I’ve attended an annual movie marathon in which they presented all of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture.  Since I couldn’t make it this year, I asked my good friend Wayne LaPierre to attend in my stead.  I know you have heard Wayne’s harsh criticisms of Hollywood culture but he’s concerned that his image seems a bit shrill, so he welcomed this opportunity to soften it.  As his French surname would indicate, Monsieur LaPierre is in fact quite the discerning cineaste.…


Is Texas Executing an Innocent Man?

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:11am 5 Comments

On January 2, 1999, hunters in Sam Houston National Forest in Texas discovered the body of Melissa Trotter, a 19-year-old Lone Star College student who had been missing since December 8.  She appeared to have been strangled with one leg of pantyhose. 

Investigators had already settled on Larry Swearingen as her killer. Swearingen had a police record and was, in fact, arrested three days after her disappearance on outstanding traffic warrants, and was still in jail the day Melissa’s…


How Accurate Were My 2012 Predictions?

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 6:10am 16 Comments

Like my friend OESheepdog, I made predictions for 2012. Let’s double-check them for accuracy. Was I Nostradamus or Nostra-dumbass?


Partisanship will continue to be the rule in Washington.

Fighting will continue in the Middle…


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At 8:23pm on December 22, 2012, Lyle Elmgren said…

Hi Cranky Cuss,

I joined Open Salon this July. I have only been a member of Our Salon for a few days. I find it to be highly functional and it has better features than Open Salon. It seems that most have an affinity for were they started. We will see.

Thanks  for adding me as a friend. I truely admire your articles. Lyle

At 7:21am on November 24, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Thanks for being my Friend! Glad to be here at Our Salon and catch up with so many good people again!

At 3:48pm on October 26, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Thanks for the friendship, Richard!

You guys stay safe up there in the NE now!

At 8:28am on June 25, 2012, Heidi Banerjee said…

Lucy(Peanuts):YOU FUNNY DOG!!!



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