Category Archives: History

The Peaceful Kingdom

From time to time a thought occurs to my mind that cannot be gotten rid of.  I’ve been alternately wryly amused and more than mildly infuriated for several days with the strange connection between the betrayal and humiliation of Brendan Eich … Continue reading

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The One Road

ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE: (apologies to Philip K. Dick and Walter M. Miller, Jr.) You know, Pilgrims, the thought has been occurring to my mind the past few days that I would like to have been born a couple of … Continue reading

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MY FIRST EVER LETTER TO A PRESIDENT

August 5, 2013 “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” Dear Sir: I did not … Continue reading

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TODAY IS A GREAT DAY!

Today is a Great Day! On this grand day 100 years ago in the little City of New York was born Edmund John Joseph Ignatius Francis Xavier Aloysius Augustinian Vandelerian O’Gilligan Gallaher; whose like had not been seen on the … Continue reading

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The “Kill” Team???

It was sometime in the mid-70s. I was still a DEA agent, and still working in Texas. We had certain information that members of the Mexican Federal Judicial Police were involved with drug smugglers and organized crime figures in the … Continue reading

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Why We Are In The Mess We’re In

After about ten or fifteen years on the job I realized something.  No one was paying any attention. We used to get requests from Washington all the time.  The moles deep in the bureaucracy were always dunning us for bits … Continue reading

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I Hate You?

Preface: What follows is a long rambling reflection on events here in the former United States during the past few weeks; events in which I played an infinitesimally small part.  During the course of these events (still unfolding I think) … Continue reading

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