Friday Firesmith – Bench The Patriots

About six months ago my television died. I looked around and flat screen televisions are pretty cheap compared to what they once were and good ones can be had at a price that doesn’t hurt like it once did. There was a time that a color television was something that only the privileged few […]


Friday Firesmith – Abortion Debate

When I posted this on my Facebook page I was expecting a lot of things but hardly the civility that broke out. I attribute this to my reputation for blocking and unfriending people who aren’t civil and the fact that everyone who was commenting was someone I know very well and they know each other. […]


Friday Firesmith – The Chinese Wal Martian Conspiracy Theory

Okay. We’re among friends here. We have all been to Wal-Mart and all of us feel that same sense of self-loathing for having done it. But maybe you were short on time and wanted to make just one stop or maybe you just had a frontal lobotomy or maybe you’re just one of them. […]


Friday Firesmith – Where’s My Flying Car?

So you think you want a flying car, do you? That’s been something I’ve heard about since I was a kid and was watching “The Jetsons” on Saturday morning. George Jetson would enter a packed field in space of flying cars and no one was getting knocked out of the sky by anyone […]


Friday Firesmith – The New Pirates

The idea of state sponsored pirating has been around as long as one group of people could steal from another. The English got rich stealing gold pirated from the Spanish who were raping an entire continent. The people who had the gold and silver to begin with didn’t have the ways and means to […]


Friday Firesmith – Torture

In case you were in a classroom of the American Public School system when you were growing up I have some surprising news for you; the American Revolution was a very nasty war. It was fought by men hoping to start a new nation with freedom and justice for all, but it was also […]


Friday Firesmith – Merry Christmas!

The odd thing about this time of year is it is very hard to get anything productive done. Everyone is leaning into those two days off they get next week and they’re cheating into it, taking an hour here and there, and lingering over a long lunch trying to sneak in some shopping in […]


Friday Firesmith – Tyger Tyger

I remember her from our old middle school. That was back when almost every kid who could rode a bike to school. I was fast, very fast, faster than even the older kids, and as I got older I just got faster. I remember looking down one day and there was a dog matching […]


Friday Firesmith – Two Plus Two Equals More of the Same

I’ve been meaning to watch “Star Trek: Into Darkness” but just never got around to it, until last night. The visuals were stunning, of course, but there is no reason at all for them not to be. Computer generated graphics have come a very long way since the original space adventure so many years […]


Black Friday Firesmith

As I write this I am wearing sweats and lying on my bed, listening to classical music. My three dogs are snoozing beside me and it is raining like hell outside. It’s two days before Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving will find me in a state of repose very much like the one […]

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