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Counterfeit Patriots

Counterfeit Patriots

 Though we regularly elect to be governed, we must never consent to be ruled!     The originator of the scurrilous letter signed by 47 faithless Neoconfederate senators is Tom Cotton. He is a war-monger of long standing, but unlike so many of his ilk, he has faced hostile fire. Combat experience does not make […]

I Will Never Believe In Your Religion. But Why?

I Will Never Believe In Your Religion. But Why?

A long time ago during the Bronze Age people worked at making sense of their world. Without modern technology and the information from that technology that we have today, they struggled to make sense of why things worked the way they did. Some of their questions included: Why does rain fall from the sky? Why […]

My Book isn’t selling. Here, Let Me Shit on Yours

My Book isn’t selling. Here, Let Me Shit on Yours

Indie ‘maverick’ writers setting the rules. The easiest way to stifle creativity –  just follow the rules. In actual fact, the title of this article should be, “You’re promoting your book using social media? What the hell? Let’s have no more of that nonsense, plus you’re doing it all wrong” followed by a strongly worded […]

Frenzy, Females and Freedom of Expression part 1 of 3

Frenzy, Females and Freedom of Expression part 1 of 3

 Part 1 of 3 in a series – Frenzy    www.crisismagazine.com The ferocious attack on Charlie Hebdo was symptomatic of much more than it is commonly recognized. The ongoing depredations of Boko Haram in Nigeria are even more indicative of a raging global derangement.  These brutal and dreadful actions are conspicuous examples of a ferocious reactionary war waged against […]

By February 1, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
The Political Hurricane Show: Struggle for the Senate, What’s really at Stake?

The Political Hurricane Show: Struggle for the Senate, What’s really at Stake?

  This morning, Larry Conley and I hosted a lively discussion on the stakes in the upcoming election.  After about 1 minute of technical problems with the theme music in the beginning of the program, Larry and I went right to business. The show really picks up speed as the podcast continues. Check out this […]

By November 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Creative

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION by CHRISTOPH FISCHER

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION by CHRISTOPH FISCHER

In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background. His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own […]

THE CONFESSION BOX by @ElodieParkes

THE CONFESSION BOX by @ElodieParkes

The Confession Box   Gorgeous Rupert Vass is a bartender at Club Coven. He’s seen some things since he started work there, but Rupert isn’t easily shocked, after all he’s a little supernatural himself. Rupert thinks he’s immune to love and as a lead member of Deep Dream a rock band that often plays at […]

THE TAPESTRY by Nancy Bilyeau…Politics, Religion, Romance…

THE TAPESTRY by Nancy Bilyeau…Politics, Religion, Romance…

THE TAPESTRY, the next page-turner in the award-winning Joanna Stafford Series takes place in the heart of the Tudor court, as the gutsy former novice risks everything to defy the most powerful men of her era. BLURB: Whitehall 1540: After her priory in Dartford is closed, Joanna resolves to live a quiet and honorable life […]

MADEMOISELLE CHANEL by C.W. Gortner Launches TODAY!

MADEMOISELLE CHANEL by C.W. Gortner Launches TODAY!

Please join me in welcoming celebrated author, C.W. Gortner, to Expats Post. His latest novel, Mademoiselle Chanel, launches today. USA Today has named this book the #1 “Hot Books: New and Noteworthy on Sale this Week.” I can’t wait to read this book. After finding out more about Mademoiselle Chanel, you’ll want to get a copy, […]

Excremental Winds

Excremental Winds

The sphincter opens and the foul excremental winds of bigotry, racism, and hypocrisy Rush-es forth to seize and choke its victims before they have a chance to shield themselves from the filth being spewed upon them. Many turn away in disgust, and reset their dials to avoid such evil being broadcast over the airwaves. Sadly, perhaps just […]

By March 12, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

Politics

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION by CHRISTOPH FISCHER

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION by CHRISTOPH FISCHER

In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background. His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own […]

News Flash: Opposing Israel’s Policies is Not the Same as Opposing God

News Flash: Opposing Israel’s Policies is Not the Same as Opposing God

  This week, Republican extremist Dr. Laurie Roth wrote on the right-wing blog site Barbwire.com, “Anyone or anything connected with the God of the Holy Bible will be attacked and bypassed by Obama and his progressive robots…Obama is most certainly against Netanyahu because he represents the Jews and Israel and won’t be intimidated into giving […]

News Flash: They are Still Calling it Global Warming

News Flash: They are Still Calling it Global Warming

I often enjoy sparring with my political adversaries on social media sites. It can be a fun way to pass the time while developing story ideas. I like reading and listening to the opinions of people I disagree with. I want to know their talking points. Most folks might think I’m crazy to debate right-wingers […]

Counterfeit Patriots

Counterfeit Patriots

 Though we regularly elect to be governed, we must never consent to be ruled!     The originator of the scurrilous letter signed by 47 faithless Neoconfederate senators is Tom Cotton. He is a war-monger of long standing, but unlike so many of his ilk, he has faced hostile fire. Combat experience does not make […]

Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’ – Intense Challenges to Wineries Erupt

Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’ – Intense Challenges to Wineries Erupt

(Sebastopol, California) Sonoma County’s premium wine industry in the San Francisco North Bay has become a magnet that attracts developers from around the country, across oceans, and nearby. They move heavy industrial operations into rural areas and expand them to become event centers and commercial bottling operations. Under the pretense that they are merely agriculture, […]

Entertainment

Film View: “Stanley Kubrick – Masterpieces”

Film View: “Stanley Kubrick – Masterpieces”

“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.” — Stanley Kubrick Most cinephiles have seen Stanley Kubrick retrospectives, but this one is fresh and new. The editing is excellent, and the soundtrack is superb . What we have in this short film is an honorable tribute to one of the greatest film […]

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION by CHRISTOPH FISCHER

IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION by CHRISTOPH FISCHER

In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background. His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own […]

THE CONFESSION BOX by @ElodieParkes

THE CONFESSION BOX by @ElodieParkes

The Confession Box   Gorgeous Rupert Vass is a bartender at Club Coven. He’s seen some things since he started work there, but Rupert isn’t easily shocked, after all he’s a little supernatural himself. Rupert thinks he’s immune to love and as a lead member of Deep Dream a rock band that often plays at […]

THE TAPESTRY by Nancy Bilyeau…Politics, Religion, Romance…

THE TAPESTRY by Nancy Bilyeau…Politics, Religion, Romance…

THE TAPESTRY, the next page-turner in the award-winning Joanna Stafford Series takes place in the heart of the Tudor court, as the gutsy former novice risks everything to defy the most powerful men of her era. BLURB: Whitehall 1540: After her priory in Dartford is closed, Joanna resolves to live a quiet and honorable life […]

Film View: “Immersion”

Film View: “Immersion”

Immersion has taken over the world but is it in a beneficial form? It was originally created as a virtual gaming platform which while in the zone, it was more enticing than reality. Testing showed positive results during simulations with criminals. Treating them as patients inside virtual reality had a recommended effect. The worlds of […]

Columns

The Religious Liberty Ruse

The Religious Liberty Ruse

http://www.icelebratediversity.com/equality-poster/ Religious Freedom Restoration Acts [RFRAs] are the latest Trojan Horses bigots deploy to facilitate injustice toward those of whom they disapprove. This article explores and exposes all the false claims and fallacious arguments used to advance these hateful bills and  laws. Americans must arise and reassert that America is one nation, indivisible, dedicated to […]

News Flash: Opposing Israel’s Policies is Not the Same as Opposing God

News Flash: Opposing Israel’s Policies is Not the Same as Opposing God

  This week, Republican extremist Dr. Laurie Roth wrote on the right-wing blog site Barbwire.com, “Anyone or anything connected with the God of the Holy Bible will be attacked and bypassed by Obama and his progressive robots…Obama is most certainly against Netanyahu because he represents the Jews and Israel and won’t be intimidated into giving […]

News Flash: They are Still Calling it Global Warming

News Flash: They are Still Calling it Global Warming

I often enjoy sparring with my political adversaries on social media sites. It can be a fun way to pass the time while developing story ideas. I like reading and listening to the opinions of people I disagree with. I want to know their talking points. Most folks might think I’m crazy to debate right-wingers […]

Counterfeit Patriots

Counterfeit Patriots

 Though we regularly elect to be governed, we must never consent to be ruled!     The originator of the scurrilous letter signed by 47 faithless Neoconfederate senators is Tom Cotton. He is a war-monger of long standing, but unlike so many of his ilk, he has faced hostile fire. Combat experience does not make […]

Excremental Winds

Excremental Winds

The sphincter opens and the foul excremental winds of bigotry, racism, and hypocrisy Rush-es forth to seize and choke its victims before they have a chance to shield themselves from the filth being spewed upon them. Many turn away in disgust, and reset their dials to avoid such evil being broadcast over the airwaves. Sadly, perhaps just […]

By March 12, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

Short Stories

THE CONFESSION BOX by @ElodieParkes

THE CONFESSION BOX by @ElodieParkes

The Confession Box   Gorgeous Rupert Vass is a bartender at Club Coven. He’s seen some things since he started work there, but Rupert isn’t easily shocked, after all he’s a little supernatural himself. Rupert thinks he’s immune to love and as a lead member of Deep Dream a rock band that often plays at […]

#FREE 2-22-15 FORTUNE BRAWLING

#FREE 2-22-15 FORTUNE BRAWLING

Who wants a free read? Get the fun novelette, FORTUNE BRAWLING via Amazon February 22nd for free . “A 5 shot, LOL read.”   AMAZON LINK: myBook.to/Fortune2 Two guitars. Two wild women. One crazy honky tonking night in Georgia. The Ace is high and the Joker is always wild. When Texas meets Tennessee, the end result spells T.R.O.U.B.L.E. […]

FORTUNE BRAWLING Guitars, Honky Tonk, Etc.

FORTUNE BRAWLING Guitars, Honky Tonk, Etc.

Today, I am super>uber excited to feature the order link for the novellette, FORTUNE BRAWLING. This is story 2 in The Fortune Series, the life and loves of country musician Dallas Fortune. This story is co-written by best selling authors Hunter S. Jones and Jennifer Theriot. When Texas meets Tennessee, the end result spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Fortune […]

By February 7, 2015 Read More →
Dancing With Death #FREE Vampire Love Magic and Seduction

Dancing With Death #FREE Vampire Love Magic and Seduction

  Blurb: Violetta is an executioner… of vampires. Famed for her fiery beauty and mesmerising personality, she has never failed an assignment. Monsieur Martinet is no ordinary vampire, though. He is a master at his craft and can control humans with the merest flick of his eyelids. The vampire huntress with the porcelain skin and […]

“Love Wears A White Stetson”

“Love Wears A White Stetson”

Here we are, getting prepared to jump head first into 2015. The promise of new beginnings has an allure that few of us can resist. For many of us, the last few years have held too much pain and many sorrows. There is always the dream that maybe…just maybe…dreams do come true. A new year […]

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“Bad Apple” Winemaker Paul Hobbs Violates Agreements Again

“Bad Apple” Winemaker Paul Hobbs Violates Agreements Again

(Sonoma County, Northern California) This neighbor drives by Paul Hobbs new Watertrough Rd. vineyard in the Sebastopol countryside many days each week on the way to town. The vineyard borders on five schools with around 700 students.  Bright wildflowers and vibrant grasses recently appeared in the rows between his young grape vines. Perhaps Hobbs had […]

Film View: “Memory 2.0″

Film View: “Memory 2.0″

“Memory 2.0 is a love-story set in a not too distant future world where virtual reality is employed by memory simulation services to help their customers relive moments in the past. Memory 2.0 takes us on an emotional journey through the protagonist’s fragile mind. Written by director Dugan O’Neal, starring Jena Malone and actor Wilson […]

Film Review: “The Words”

Film Review: “The Words”

“Almost every word Ernest Hemingway wrote in the years immediately before 1922 was lost by his first wife Hadley, who packed the pages in a briefcase and lost it on a train.” — Roger Ebert I am an avid Hemingway fan but was unaware of the lost manuscript. Knowing that now does add dimension to […]

Open Letter: A Dreadful Disappointment

Open Letter: A Dreadful Disappointment

    March 3, 2015   Dr. Sid Credle Hampton University Hampton, Virginia  23668   Sean Crane Executive Vice President Chief Operating Officer The Fresh Market 628 Green Valley Road Suite 500 Greensboro, NC 27408         Re:  Historically Professional Looks   Dear Messrs. Credle and Crane,   As an African American woman with very sensitive skin, […]

Film Review: “Gone Girl”

Film Review: “Gone Girl”

The Best Film of 2014 I fully expected “Gone Girl” to be in contention for a best picture Oscar nod, if not a win. The film is convoluted and a wicked surprise from the moment the film begins until its closing moments. It is bizarre. You’re not sure what you should be routing for. The […]

And the 2015 Oscar Goes To…

And the 2015 Oscar Goes To…

And the 2015 Oscar Goes To… “Boyhood” Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman” WINNER “Boyhood” WANT TO WIN “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory of Everything” “Whiplash” ***** Benedict Cumberbatch Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” WANT TO WIN Michael Keaton, […]

By February 23, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Trouble in “Wine Country”

Trouble in “Wine Country”

(Sebastopol, California)  Sonoma County, Northern California, used to be spoken of as part of the natural “Redwood Empire.” Then the bloated wine industry re-named it as the commercial “Wine Country.” A growing number of locals have had it with the expanding wine industry in both Sonoma County and the neighboring Napa County and are beginning […]

By February 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Diana Krall Fans The Nostalgic Flames With (not so Jazz) Wallflower

Diana Krall Fans The Nostalgic Flames With (not so Jazz) Wallflower

Diana Krall celebrates the sound of peace and plenty in a new album. And it’s unapologetically  pop!  As a Diana Krall fan for many years, I keep track of her career and releases. Let’s Face the Music and Dance (When I Look in Your Eye )introduced me to her brand of jazz music. I admit it’s her […]

By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Film Review: “Horns”

Film Review: “Horns”

 “LOVE HURTS LIKE HELL” The film “Horns” tells the story of a young man named Ig (Daniel Radcliffe) who is accused of murdering his girlfriend (Juno Temple). Ig is furious and frustrated when he tries to prove his innocence. One morning he wakes up with what appear to be devil’s horns growing out of his […]

By February 16, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Concord’s Comely Champion

Concord’s Comely Champion

    A blunder that must promptly and completely cease Is waging war instead of peace! As hatred takes a mounting toll Is amity not a better goal? Breathe there people with souls so dead That never once have thought and said “If there is but the slimmest chance, Must we not for concord take […]

By February 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Love as You Imagine

Love as You Imagine

    How come it’s never like you imagine? You imagine waterfalls and walks on the beach. You imagine milkshakes and banana splits, and then you get a suffering prickly bush.   How come when it rains the buckets opens up? You imagine singing and dancing with an umbrella. You imagine skipping around the puddles, […]

By February 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Frenzy, Females, and Freedom of Expression, Part 3 of 3

Frenzy, Females, and Freedom of Expression, Part 3 of 3

  “Of all the religions in the world, perhaps the religion of liberty is the only faith capable of purity.” Tiffany Madison thebilzerianreport.com “The champions of Enlightenment ideals have a multifaceted challenge. First, they must recommit to these ideals and resume working for their implementation to the benefit of every member of society. Second, they […]

By February 13, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Film Review: “Today’s Special”

Film Review: “Today’s Special”

“Life Has No Recipe.” TODAY’S SPECIAL starts with a chef, who is looking for his life. This comedy is inspired by Aasif Mandvi’s Obie Award winning play “Sakina’s Restaurant.” It is a culinary delight about the chef Samir, (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart). Where Samir begins his journey, wanting to be a […]

Writer Julian Gallo Explores Creative Posterity, Doubts and Second Chances in New Novel Rhombus Denied

Writer Julian Gallo Explores Creative Posterity, Doubts and Second Chances in New Novel Rhombus Denied

  “All creative people, at some point in their lives, dream of stardom, fame, importance, what have you. Then you get on the path and pursue your dream and little by little the reality of what it actually is slowly begins to sink in – and it’s absolutely nothing like you imagined it to be. […]

By February 7, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Blaze of Glory: A Tribute to the Heroism of Muath al-Kasasbeh

Blaze of Glory: A Tribute to the Heroism of Muath al-Kasasbeh

www.excelsior.com All people of goodwill and humane outlook must stand in solidarity with the Government of Jordan and the Jordanian people. The viciousness of ISIL must not be allowed to distract all civilized nations and people from the utter bankruptcy of their ideology and the flagrant barbarity of their methods. These monsters in human guise must […]

By February 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Falling Further in with  Federico Parra’s “Descending” (Album)

Falling Further in with Federico Parra’s “Descending” (Album)

https://soundcloud.com/federico-parra/san-jacinto?in=federico-parra/sets/descending   https://soundcloud.com/federico-parra/one-taste?in=federico-parra/sets/descending) Band/Artist: Federico Parra Location: Paris, France / Boston, US Styles: Singer/Songwriter, New Age, Electronic, Ambient Similar to/RIYL: Peter Gabriel, David Hykes, Lisa Gerrard, David Sylvian, Phil Thornton CD: Descending Release date: Nov 1, 2014 Members/Instruments: Solo artist. There are featured artists in several tracks (for details see www.federicoparra.com) Production: Juan Armani from […]

Frenzy, Females and Freedom of Expression – Part 2 of 3

Frenzy, Females and Freedom of Expression – Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3 – Females www.vectorstock.com The champions of Enlightenment ideals have a multifaceted challenge. First, they must recommit to these ideals and resume working for their implementation to the benefit of every member of society. Second, they must dispute and refute all propaganda put forth against Enlightenment ideals or in favor the sophistry […]

By February 2, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Film Review: “Mental”

Film Review: “Mental”

The movie “Mental” is a cross between “The Sound of Music” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” It may not be everyone’s sort of humor but it is extremely funny. The mother of the family is losing her grip on reality. It’s more she has lost all confidence in herself. Her worthless politically ambitious […]

“She Blew My Mind”

“She Blew My Mind”

Today is the last day to download the award winning, independently published SEPTEMBER ENDS for only 99c, or free with Kindle Unlimited. Look at this… *Best Independently Published Romance of the Year Award, eFestival of Words, August 2014. *AMAZON # 1 Best Seller – World Literature, British Poetry, Contemporary Poetry & Artistic Erotica *Goodreads Book […]

2015 Oscars I Want To Win

2015 Oscars I Want To Win

2015 Oscars I Want To Win Boyhood Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman” “Boyhood” WANT TO WIN “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory of Everything” “Whiplash” ***** Benedict Cumberbatch Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” WANT TO WIN Michael Keaton, “Birdman” […]

Leading Lady COURTNEY TARPLEY Pop Princess at Vinyl|CenterStage #Atlanta

Leading Lady COURTNEY TARPLEY Pop Princess at Vinyl|CenterStage #Atlanta

Finding inspiration from a variety of places, Courtney Tarpley is a singer/songwriter whose voice has been compared to the powerhouse styles of Celine Dion and the smooth, jazzy sound of Etta James. She fell in love with singing on stage at the age of two.  Her passion for singing continued to grow by participating in […]

Disease of Deceit

Disease of Deceit

  The whole world is struggling tonight From the disease of deceit. Lots of people are suffering tonight From the disease of deceit. It comes right through the airwaves, straight into the home Smashes through all defenses and leaves nobody alone. No part of this plague is easy to beat. The disease of deceit There […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Film View: “The Last Time I Saw Richard”

Film View: “The Last Time I Saw Richard”

“In 1995, Jonah is proud to be the loner at the teen mental health clinic. But when a new patient, Richard, is admitted and the boys are forced to share a room, Jonah finds himself forming a connection despite himself. But will their bond be strong enough to protect them from the darklings that hide […]

High Technology, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Hazardous Communication Tools

High Technology, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Hazardous Communication Tools

2015’s opening offers an appropriate time to examine high technology and its development of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the Earth. My own background to write about these issues includes being raised in the Southern military family that gave its name to Ft. Bliss, Texas. I served briefly as an officer in […]

Film View: “The Landing”

Film View: “The Landing”

“A man returns to the Midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960.” A description of the film “The Landing.” My response to the film created the following thoughts and questions. People cannot accept difference to such a degree that […]

Slow Motion

Slow Motion

I mistrust moving objects And the elastic habit of Time in those micromoments of fear and Impending death And my own Velocity – always hesitant Pushed back by thirty years of One voice and the pressure waves Of No Take your pick of reasons But I want you to know The swirling cascade of all […]

By January 10, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Admission of Impotence

Admission of Impotence

www.cotemaison.fr Once again fanatical followers of Islam have murdered while shouting: Allahu Akbar, literally God is great. This time the atrocity happened in Paris, France, and the attack was directed at editors and cartoonists for the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo. By perpetrating this viciousness, the people involved and the movement in which they swarm, […]

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