The Money Tree

The Money Tree

“SOMEBODY HAD TO PAY FOR THEM” by OPOVV, ©2018 (Aug. 19, 2018) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ the refuge for the mind, where only common sense prevails. Hello, my name is Roving and I’ll be your gracious host for this evening’s show. As you can see, […]

Adultery: A Stab in the Back

Adultery: A Stab in the Back

“A SCORCHED-EARTH AMERICA” by OPOVV, ©2014 (May 5, 2014) — There can be no other human emotion more devastating than being lied to, not just by words, but by physical actions. When a married partner cheats on his or her spouse, it not only destroys the marriage but also the hopes and dreams of the one […]

Half Measures “Unacceptable” pb

Half Measures “Unacceptable” pb

“LIVE IT” by OPOVV, ©2014 (Mar. 23, 2014) — Let’s say you’re driving down a country road, or maybe landing on an airstrip 100 clicks from Nowhereville, when all of a sudden you’re ambushed: plane all shot-up, pilot killed. You grab whatever is available and start shooting at everything that looks like it can shoot back: […]

College of OPEN HORIZONS

College of OPEN HORIZONS

REPORTER TELLING THE TRUTH “NEEDS SOME TUTORING” by OPOVV, ©2014 (Mar. 14, 2014) — ACT I Prior to the curtain rising, the cast of 20 well-dressed men and women, in their 30’s, walk out from stage left, in a file, stop, face the American flag that stands at stage right and begin to recite the Pledge […]

Take the Tour

Take the Tour

DESPOTISM THEN AND NOW by OPOVV, ©2014 (Jan. 25, 2014) — See that hill over there? No, not that one, the one behind it, a little to the left. That’s where we’re heading, where you’ll see for yourself the consequences of believing in things that were never verified, never backed up with facts, with no “collaborating […]

Plan for Failure

Plan for Failure

“NO PLACE TO GO BUT DOWN” by OPOVV, ©2013 (Nov. 21, 2013) — So here’s the question: if you plan for something to fail, and it does, is it a failure or did things go according to plan? What if the Obamacare website was set up to fail, to take the heat off of what Obamcare […]

New York State’s Money-Road to Nowhere

IDAs ARE “SHIFTING THE BURDEN OF TAXATION ONTO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES” by Mary Kay Barton, ©2012 (Aug. 15, 2012) — Local, state, and federal political favors have created an artificial and unsustainable industry:  industrial wind power. Voters in every state need to understand what is going on in New York, so that the same […]

We Can Do This

THE REAL MEANING OF “YES, WE CAN!” by OPOVV, ©2012, Presidential Candidate (Jul. 27, 2012) — The trouble is, some people are just not capable of fending for themselves. Chief Seattle once said that “Only a white man could starve in the Puget Sound area.”  The same can be said when it comes to politics: some […]

THE List

“A FULL-TIME ENDEAVOR” by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet (Oct. 31, 2011) — I’m sitting in my dining room and I’m seeing you across the table. My wife just cooked us a good meal, whatever you wanted, and now the price for your meal is to listen to my little speech, and I’ve even printed it […]