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Atrocious Saints

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 12:06pm 35 Comments

In a comment on my previous post, I was taken to task for pointing out the simple fact that Nathan Bedford Forrest, former Confederate General and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, disbanded the Klan a couple of years after its founding, when it proved…

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First We Kill All the Conservatives

Posted on February 6, 2019 at 3:00pm 22 Comments

In his play "Henry IV", Shakespeare wrote ''The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers''. I suspect If Shakespeare were around today, he might write, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the conservatives." Sounds like a good plan, metaphorically and politically speaking,…

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The Art of the Squeal

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 4:00pm 16 Comments

The shutdown of the Federal government continues, with no obvious end in sight. If it continues much longer, we will see the end of the Obama economic boom. Already Hairball's Chief Economic Adviser/Lackey admits the country might experience zero growth during the first quarter of 2019.

And who and what do we have to "thank" for this economic downturn, not to mention the needless pain and suffering inflicted on 800,000 Federal workers, 1,200,000 Federal contract workers, their…

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Zen and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 6:18pm 11 Comments

Insight is truly Zen – a flash of brilliant white light that ignites dozens of little fires. I was mowing the lawn when one came ....

The old Honda was a gift from a friend I had done some work for. With good friends, it’s always hard to put a price on your labor; there is the danger of money coming between, and good friends are too hard to come by. So I declined. But my friend Bob wouldn't have it. Take the Honda mower, he said, he didn’t use it anymore; it just sat in the garage…

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Tom Cordle commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Trump to Sign Budget Deal and Declare National Emergency:
"A man who thinks and operates only in the moment can't comprehend that federal projects happen on FST – Federal Standard Time, which is to say usually at a pace just short of glacial. Regardless of how much money he robs from Peter to pay…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Trump to Sign Budget Deal and Declare National Emergency:
"A man who thinks and operates only in moment can't comprehend that federal projects happen on FST – Federal Standard Time, which is to say usually at a pace just short of glacial. Regardless of how much money he robs from Peter to pay…"
Friday
Tom Cordle commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Bottom Blues
"Another winter hater here. I got out of Michigan as quick as I could at 25, and moved to the Sunshine State, where I resided for the next 25 years. When that got too crowded, I did the halfback thing, and moved to the southernmost part of East…"
Friday
Tom Cordle commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Bottom Blues
"Another winter hater here. I got out of Michigan as quick as I could at 25, and moved to the Sunshine State, where I resided for the next 25 years. When that got too crowded, I did the halfback thing, and moved to the southernmost part of East…"
Friday
Tom Cordle commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Bottom Blues
"Another winter hater here. I got out of Michigan as quick as I could at 25, and moved to the Sunshine State, where I resided for the next 25 years. When that got too crowded, I did the halfback thing, and moved to the southernmost part of East…"
Friday
Tom Cordle liked Robert B. James's blog post Bell Bottom Blues
Friday
Tom Cordle commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Bottom Blues
"I got out of Michigan as quick as I could at 25, and moved to the Sunshine State, where I resided for the next 25 years. When that got too crowded, I did the halfback thing, and moved to the southernmost part of East Tennessee. Our tiny town is…"
Friday
Tom Cordle liked Johnny Robish's blog post NASA Set to Announce the Demise of the Mars Opportunity Rover
Friday
Tom Cordle commented on Johnny Robish's blog post NASA Set to Announce the Demise of the Mars Opportunity Rover
"How about we break into song – say The Gypsy Rover? I'll go first. The gypsy rover is over the hillLately, he's acting so shadyHe whistled and he sangWhen our signal beep rangBut we haven't heard a word from him lately Okay,…"
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Tom Cordle liked Robert Young's blog post The Asymptote of Progress
Friday
Tom Cordle commented on Robert Young's blog post The Asymptote of Progress
"I wrote about this phenomenon in my book The Disappearing Cemetery. One of locals I interviewed for the book was nearly eighty, and he was typical of people his age around here. He was a moonshiner who'd never lived anywhere else in his life;…"
Friday
Tom Cordle liked Robert B. James's blog post Saint MAHI
Friday
Tom Cordle commented on Robert B. James's blog post Saint MAHI
"In the end, we are all food for either the fishes or the worms. But even that is a transition; in the end, we all return to the billion year old carbon atoms from whence we came. To think otherwise is hubris. And as far as we know, only humans are…"
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Tom Cordle commented on Robert B. James's blog post Account Closed
"Riffing on an old song – Will there be any ice floes in Heaven?"
Thursday
Tom Cordle commented on Tom Cordle's blog post Atrocious Saints
"Sometimes you can win the battle and lose the war, but some people never seem to learn that."
Thursday
Tom Cordle commented on Tom Cordle's blog post Atrocious Saints
"Sometimes you can win the battle and lose the war, but some people never seem to learn that."
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At 1:27am on December 8, 2017, AJ Calhoun said…

Dude! I was just thinking about you and where were. Here you are. The universe actually does work! Thanks for reaching out.

At 8:54pm on December 14, 2012, inthisdeepcalm said…

Hi Tom,

The Bill from OS, aka INTHISDEEPCALM, the title of my novel.

Please let me know what you're doing -- your writing is always interesting, vividly drawn.

Glad that we are reconnecting.

Best to you,

Bill

At 11:25pm on December 1, 2012, RicTresa said…

Do you know any, (geniuses I mean?) Myself, I am a happy nut case. Thanks for the comment.

At 11:51am on November 22, 2012, Sally Swift said…

Together again! Happily.

At 8:09am on November 17, 2012, Emily Conyngham said…

Hey! Good to see you here,Tom.

At 6:20pm on November 16, 2012, MarkinKentuckiana said…

It's good to see you here, Tom.  Looking forward to your posts!

 
 
 

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Not To Be Sacrilegious . . .

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Defrocked

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Day Two: The Show Goes On

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Two Sundays

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WOW {poem}

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Bell Bottom Blues

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