When I was a young man, my dad made certain that I did two things; register for the military draft and register to vote. Dad was a World War II veteran and believed that it was a sacred right to vote in elections. He felt that voting was a very personal right and would never tell me how he voted. However; he spoke very fondly of Harry Truman, so I knew even without asking that he was a Democrat.
What I found odd about that is that Dad worked very hard, would not accept…Continue
I understandably get a little reflective whenever September 11 comes around. There’s the usual reflecting on where I was when I first heard the news about the first plane striking the first tower and where I…Continue
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Thought I'd share my September 11th, 2001, related artwork that has been created over the past ten years.
I Will Remember!…
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I have always believed that I was not capable of hating my fellow Man.
That’s not to say that, for my personal reasons, I have people that I hold no fondness towards; not many, but some.
But, I hate Paul Krugman.
Oh, don’t worry; I said that I didn’t have the capacity to hate my fellow MAN.
Paul Krugman is a repulsive, repugnant, reprehensible, reptilian reprobate!
In addition, a man has scruples, morals, ethics and…Continue
Working two months in advance for Fire Engineering magazine can be a bit tricky with timely material like the cartoon above - especially when the material is so emotionally charged. Funny thing is, working that far in advance I sometimes forget what I've submitted - hey, I'm getting older!! However, when I…Continue
I have started and stopped this blog a couple of times now.
The first time, there was too much anger. The second blog contained too much sarcasm.
Well; there are several reasons.
First of all, I struggle with calling an event that was filled with so much pain, suffering, sorrow and sadness an “anniversary”.
But, many are referring to the tenth year since the 9/11 attacks as “the tenth anniversary of…Continue
Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on September 6, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments
Look-out folks, the 9/11 predators are out in force!!! They are selling everything from "commemorative" ball caps to stickers, patches, posters, helmets, t-shirts, t-shirts, t-shirts, and t-shirts! Some say they're selling these items for a charitable donation (and that's fine) - but please…Continue
Yes; I like titles that are a play on words.
Salient – (say-lee-ent) adj. Projecting or jutting beyond a line or surface; protruding. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent. Noticeable. Springing; jumping.
As we are seeing, many Americans who have held silent over the years are now speaking out about the condition of the human condition (and especially THEIR condition); how exclusive our “representative” form of government has…Continue
It is in sadness and with great honor that we as a Brotherhood post a Line Of Duty Death for 2011 from the USFA. Fellow Brother Firefighter Roy Chelsen has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Fire Department of New York.
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