Tuesday, December 18, 2012

When an apple just won't do.



So, I hear that there is a grassroots effort starting to have Teacher/Hero Victoria Soto awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama.  While her efforts to save her students, were indeed fearless, and resulted in paying the ultimate price, she did what any teacher would do - as did all of the teachers and administration at Sandy Hook Elementary - as do all teachers each and every day.  I agree that their actions merit recognition, but keep in mind that every teacher out there deserves to be placed in our highest regard and awarded the Medal of Freedom.  I pay that this tragedy, not only casts a light on gun control and mental illness, but on how we treat our teachers in this country. This week, as you pick up your child for the start of Christmas vacation, hug their teacher and let them know how important they are. . .

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Poem - "O' Heavenly Bears"

Here is the latest little tidbit from the Kitchen, posted for you enjoyment.  As always comments are appreciated. . .




"O' Heavenly Bears"

 by

 James Patrick Lockett





It was a title misread.

of dust undisturbed 

on pages left unturned,

that gave breath to new

creatures that roam among

the shelves. . .

and among our minds.

Heavenly bears, that lurk

in the shadows

and wait to attack

or protect us from

from the other imagined

creatures that we conjure

from misread titles.

O' the heavenly bears,

how great their wings must be,

to leave the dust undisturbed.




Copyright 2012.  All rights reserved.  Used here with my permission.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sitting at my desk, starring out into the bleak reality of the coming of winter, gave light to a little piece of prose I titled "Prisoner of Winter."  You can see it posted here under January's installments.  It also now appears in Star in Our Hearts: Notions from World Poetry (Page 53), so...

Monday, September 17, 2012

TeaPublicans: The Other White Meat


No one else is going to say it, so I will - and I really cannot believe it - but ALL of this is still just about race.  The Tea Party Republicans are nothing but a bunch of scared old white plantation owners that choose now to hide behind lies and misinformation unstead of hoods and white sheets.  They are not all evil, greedy, sociopathis liars, for that gives them too much credit, they are simply racists who fear the success of a black man, but their followers are sad, gullible, easily manipulated intolerant bunch with no facts to stand on. And that makes for a dangerous combination.

 The night of Barack Obama's Inauguration twelve Teapublican lawmakers met in Private with Tea Party agitators (Newt Gingrich & Frank Luntz) to plan Obama's demise. GOP VP MF, Lyin' Paul Ryan (along with Eric Cantor (VA), Kevin McCarthy (CA), Pete Sessions (TX), Jeb Hervsarling (TX), Pete Hoekstra (MI),  Dan Lungren (CA), Jim DeMint (SC),
Jon Kyl (AZ), Tom Coburn (OK), John Ensign (NV) and Bob Corker (TN).) plotted to SUBVERT and DEMONIZE every issue the President stood for, all while blaming him for being ineffectual. Not only did these "men" block the progress of our President, they blocked the progress of our country - the antithesis of the job they were elected to do.  They blocked job bills and stimulus packages that would have rehired thousand of teachers, police and firemen across the country and bring unemployment well below 6%.  All to make one man look bad from day one. That goes far beyond politics.

To borrow a line - "we have been to the mountain top" and we are not climbing back down to 1955 where good old boys slap each other on the back after Sunday services, and women stay home to raise babies; where blacks, Mexicans, and homosexuals have to know their place, and where the BOMB is the best for World Peace.  Shame on you - all of you for calling yourselves Americans...for calling yourselves humans.   Stop with the lies and show your true colors, admit that you're racists, admit that you don't want women, homosexuals, or minorities to have rights in this country, be honest with yourselves and your country, who knows it might work you and your easily manipulated, simple-minded little followers.

And to those easily manipulated followers, I say this, as you repeat the lies from the Tea Party Playbook, and support them in the House and The Senate, as well as their attempt to take The White House, remember you are as guilty of the racist idology that spews from these neo-klan members masquerading as legislators. Take a breath and look at who is really to blame.

I for one, am willing to stand in your way, as you try to light a cross on The White House lawn, square off to your Armani fitted sheet and hood, spit in your eye and call you what you are, A RACIST!

Monday, September 3, 2012

ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW? HELL YEAH!

Last week at the Teapublican National Convention - amongst all of the lies we were told - Romney posed the question "Are you better off that you were four years ago."  As far as I can see, yes we are.  I am going to try to cut through all of the lies and misinformation, address everything and let the facts speak for themselves - regardless of the erroneous figures and Tea Party issued standard comebacks I'll get in response to this blog - and be done with this until November 6th.

First, let me address what the Teapublicans have labeled "Obamacare" - which in the real world is called The Affordable Healthcare Act - and, by the way, is very similar to what Romney put in place as Governor of Masschucetts.  This was a forty-year struggle to get a plan passed that would provide health care to ALL Americans and simply because the John Boehners and Mitch McConnells have their collective noses out of joint over the fact that it finally passed under Obama does not make it any less a good idea.  Under The Affordable Healthcare Act, insurance companies can no longer deny children with pre-existing conditions life-saving coverage and in 2014, they'll no longer be able to deny ANY AMERICAN coverage because of their pre-existing conditions. "ObamaCare" helped to close up the donut hole for seniors and gives them free wellness care, as well as free women's yearly wellness care.  This is a GOOD thing.  I'll hear that 63% of Amercia didn't want this - a statistic that has NO basis in fact - and that government has no business butting into our lives - a fair statement, but it always has and in this case the benefits outweigh the intrusion.

Now, onto jobs and the economy.  Four years ago, I quit my job and made a drastic change in my life, so my take on the job front is considerably different than most.  My business is thriving and most of the people I know who faced lay-offs are now working again. 401K's have doubled in the since early 2009. America is no longer losing 760,000 jobs a month. Truth: The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported Obama's stimulus package has created 3.3 million jobs over 29 straight months of job growth. Four out of five economists agree. Romeny's VP choice Paul Ryan himself wrote letters requesting stimulus money, though now he lies about it. Manufacturing is growing in America after a decade worth of decline. Housing has stablized and is expected to start growing over the next 12 months. We are out of one war and bringing the second to a close.

We have made significant advances in the last 4 years, but we have much more work to do. Not everyone has found that job or been able to buy/sell that home. We have started the hard work and we need to continue to move FORWARD, not turn back to the failed policies that brought this country to its knees!  At the end of the day, I think Obama loves his family, his wife, his fellow man and his country...and that alone makes us better off than we were four years ago.  I can't see the same being said four years from now, should Romney and Ryan get elected.

Empty Chairs, Empty Promises, Empty Hopes and Empty Pockets

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Enough is Enough

Accusations without proof - sadly, it's becoming a mainstay of our day to day lives - mostly dismissed as idle gossip or petty tabloid slander, but they are still merely heresay. The last time one man wielded heresay to ruin a man's life, with any success, was in the 1950's - that man was Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy. This week another self-rightous, self-appointed Witchfinder General joined the list of McCarthy, Karl Rove, Darrell Issa and other professional shit-stirrers - the CEO of the "U.S. Anti-Doping Agency" Travis Tygart - with his personal attacks on Lance Armstrong. The seven time Tour de France winner announced in a statement Thursday, that "Enough is enough," and that dealing with the claims that he had cheated since 1999 had taken a toll on both his family and his work, leading him to his decision to no longer participate in Tygart's witch hunt. I spend a great deal of time writing (bitching) about people who disappoint me and not enough time about those that we should celebrate. Lance Armstrong is an amazing athelete, cancer survivor, face of an amazing foundation and now a personal hero of mine for saying "Fuck You" to the USADA - which I'd like to point out is a non-governental and self-proclaimed "anti-doping" organization, with only support of the major sports leagues, and no authority remove anything. Armstrong has passed each and every medical test forced upon him by the USADA and the charges are back only by hearsay. Hmmmm, let's dig up McCarthy and form another Senate subcommittee shall we, this is McCarthyism at it's finest. Unlike other atheletes caught in controversy, Armstrong's sponsors, Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Oakley and his Livestrong Foundation, remain firmly behind him. Perhaps social media should descend upon Tygart like he was Susan G. Komen or Todd Akin and put an end to this kind of persecution once and for all - or better yet, file so many libel suits that he can no longer focus on personal witch hunts. "I know who won those seven Tours," Armstrong said in the statement. "The toughest event in the world where the strongest man wins. Nobody can ever change that. Especially Travis Tygart." We know too, Lance. Livestrong. I wear my yellow bracelet with pride, more today than ever. Standstrong! [This was written under the influence of that strongest of performance enhancing supplements - common sense and justice. I speak out against any tyrany, not only because it's the right thing to do - but in the memory of the Ten Hollywood writers who stood up to McCarthy regardless of consequence.]

Monday, June 18, 2012

Recovery is a Process, Not a Mandate

At the end of Bill Clinton's presidency, the U.S. was sitting on a $200+ Billion surplus - then a coke-tooting, shoulder slapping, war mogering, fortunate son wesseled his way into the Oval Office and left us with two wars and a $482 Billion deficit, hmmmmph. Keep this in mind, the next time you hear that the current economy is Obama's fault, recovery takes time - think about how you feel when things pile up and you have to do that three month budget recovery to get you personal finances back on track. Since the first year of Obama's administration the Repubican agenda has been - not to better the country, or pass legislation to help ease the situation we ALL find ourselves, no - but to remove Obama from office. And they are stopping at nothing, from the "birther" issue to blaming him, as Romney said this past weekend, for the failing economy of "the past three and a half years." In short, these elected officals are not working for the Country, they are working for the Republican party, which in my view calls for somebody else to be issuing the paychecks, but I digress. . . To all my friends out there who are trying to become amateur Obama-bashers because you're unhappy with his inability to move his agenda forward - join the club - but bear in mind, you are WAY out of your league. I ask that you weigh your personal frustration against Obama's frustration This is the manifestation of a political mandate, nothing more and your time might be better spent pressuring the professional bashers (see, I almost typed bastards, but I didn't) to do the job that they were elected to do, and help get this country back on track.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Bully pulpit

Watching a "Political Stratigest" discuss on the morning news, the revelation that Mitt Romney was a bully in high school. He pointed out this is a topic that is not going to go away and that Romney WILL have to answer to it. Really? Have we forgotten already that a coke tooting, draft dodging, fortunate son, frat boy involved in numberous "pranks" - all of which recieved pre-election press - still managed to bully his way into office. Watch this little ditty by Todd Snider, ponder and remember what it was like to someone smirk and do whatever he wanted, sitting in the Oval office. Hope and an old school tune, regardless of the mess we're still in, are still the best option for this country.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Social Justice? Apparently, it depends...

So, the Rev. Billy Graham is now urging North Carolina voters to support the pending constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman - according to "the Bible's clear definition of marriage." I've been to North Carolina, clear definitions are not their strong suit, but I digress. . . Graham, now 93 and on his last leg (pictured here with civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr) may not have invented televangelism arena, but definately molded it into his own image, and still possesses a world-wide following. And this is what he chooses for, what will no doubt be, his final request? It's almost enough to make me start to praying. Dear God!!! Can't tell you how happy I am that my Grandmother sent him money each and every week, because "Billy needs money." Nice to see the it was a solid investment. I just have one question - and I know, I've asked this before - but what is the Christian community so fucking afraid of? It is SO hard to find someone in this screwed up world that you love and that you know loves you back; and there is no one out there who has the right to question that. This is an issue of love, not one of hate or fear. A concept that I think Jesus quite fond of. Isn't it the whole basis of Christianity? I think the sooner the Christian community remembers what their savior stood for, the better off the world will be. Hell, for that matter, the same goes for the Muslims with what Mohammed stood for - I figure while I'm pissing people off, I might as well cover all my bases. So let's all just take a moment on the whole gay marriage issue and remember three things: it does not have an impact on you personally; be happy that your neighbor is happy (that goes a long way toward getting along); and mind you own business (that goes even further on the getting along train). Now, get out there and live...and learn. And for the record, there is only one Bill Graham worth taking advice from...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The YES Initiative!!!



These days we find ourselves surrounded by more and more negativity. If there was only a word to help us feel better...oh, wait, there is. The word is "YES." We face the word "NO" too many times through out the day, try using yes instead. Doors open, smiles appear, opportunities galore appear to you. We need to bring the word back into our social vernacular, but where do you start? Well, I don't know if this will work or not, but is worth a try. Please print this flyer, quickly clip open the dashed lines and post it somewhere where will see it, or copy them to friends to post. I'd like to see how far this can spread. Please mark in the comment section that you have done so, so as to keep track. Let's put this word out there and see if we can make one person's day better. What do you say? Yes!

Friday, March 9, 2012

CHEMO SABE????


"A firey horse, with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty. . . I own Silver and other precious metals? The Lone. . ."

Oh who am I kidding, I can't even say it as a joke. Will you look at this picture? This has to be a nightmare, I thought they had shelved this idea. There is now and has always been only ONE Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore, end of story. Do you remember Clinton Spillsbury, the 1980's attempt to steal the mask from it's rightful owner? No, nobody does and no one's gonna remember the heir to the Armand Hammer fortune (who really, really wants to be an actor) after he turns his trust-fund attention span to something more shiny. Hell, nobody really remembers John Hart, who replaced Clayton Moore briefly in the original series. Clayton Moore owns the word LONE, like Chuck Norris owns the word RANGER.

And Depp, really? A drop of indian blood five generations ago does not qualify you to play Tonto, although you've signed to play every 50's and 60's character in ALL remakes for the next ten years, when your downhill contract as Cap'n Jack expires, Look at you, you look like the Skipper did when they dressed him up as a headhunter on Gilligan's Island. And for the record, Tonto never wore a bird on his head, leave the Tim Burton props in in Helena's trailer. The two of you together look like some S & M party scene cut from Eyes Wide Shut.

I am a huge fan of westerns and pray they will make a comeback, but not under the helm (and color scheme) of someone like Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski - it's western for god's sake, not a friggin' theme park ride. I just have six words for you - can you say, Wild, Wild West?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Radio, Radio


I started last Friday, weighing in on the newest news story that is not news, and not by being news, it has somehow become news. I chose not to validate it by writing about it. Then I reconsidered my choice, I felt points still needed to be made. And then I saw the backlash - I no longer needed to make any points, human nature had stepped and it was being attended to faster than I could type Susan G. Kom....

Of course I am speaking about the bloated, conservative talk host Rush Limbaugh (or Russ Limbaugh as a faithful-listener/idiot relative of mine calls him), who when he's not blocking the entire fourth hole at Augusta, is swilling Oxy Cotin out of a Tea-Party thermos like it's Sunkist , who declared himself an expert on. . .wait for it, sluts. Not a huge stretch, I'm sure he tries to bed anything wearing a HOPE t-shirt. But this time, the cowardly-lion jowled host as spewed his verbal idiocy at the Georgetown grad student who was denied the right to testify at the House Oversight Committee's hearing on contraceptives. By now, you have undoubtedly heard the story and seen ever growing list of advertisers distancing themselves from Limbaugh's program.

Now, I have frequently stated my opinions on both, how a real man respects women, and the rights of women to control their own bodies. It's clear where I stand, if not, just scroll back a couple of posts. The point I want to make, or rather reminder in all of this, is that whether you are a Rush Limbaugh, a Tom Leykis, a Howard Stern, a Don Imus, a Dennis Miller, or any endless number of local radio talk hosts - their job is to sell airtime. That folks, is the nature of radio. The hosts and their senseless blather are simply filler between commercials. It is a world of beautiful voices, linked to faces that would never make it on television, who read stuff from index cards and call sheets until some radio syndicate (ie Clear Channel Communications) sees the opportunity to bleed a mindless personal opinion in the guise of entertainment. These shows are directed to a specific demographic that is attached to the advertisers - and the goal of the show is dedicated to gain more of the same. In the this case, the public opinion of poorly chosen words is speaking out and the advertisers are listening pulling their support of Limbaugh, of which I am proud; but the other power you have is to turn the dial. It's radio, if the listener tide turns, so will the content...

But regardless of content, we cannot place any validity on anything that comes out of that little speaker. We know only this; we all know this girl is not a slut, and we all know that Rush Limbaugh's an idiot. This has just been a reminder to READ the facts for yourself and form your OWN opinion. News, radio, soap and politics are packaged and they are all sold to you by the same people who want you to buy the label marked newer, more-improved, and not necessarily better.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

When in New Hampshire. . .



Despite his recent primary wins, 2012 GOP hopeful Rick Santorum was wheeled into a back corner and placed on permanent display this week at the New Hampshire Crap From Past Elections Museum. When in New Hampshire be sure to stop in and say hello, the staff promises he will offend you in some fashion, so it's well worth the visit. The also have a cheese log that looks just like Dick Cheney and a White House End Table with the same IQ as Dan Quayle.

Women...you gotta love 'em.


There is an old joke about women that goes. . .They have half the money, and all the. . .well, you've heard it And with that in mind I cannot believe the level of attack on women's right's in this country. The GOP has got to realize they are attacking 50% of the voting population and I am begining to think that this is really the issue at hand this November. Take a close look at the day to day life of the women in each of GOP candiates lives. Not a one of them has an ounce of respect for women, they are looked upon as possessions, it shows in their comments and actions and they and their kind are threatened my a real man with a strong wife in The White House. Real men in this country owe it to their wives and daughters to love and respect and protect the rights that are theirs. Never stand down to a man who does not respect women, he is a lesser man and lesser man does not deserve the office of President.

Now that the conservatives are losing the battle against gay-rights, they have to focus their bullying to another target. Real men are not afraid of gay-marriage, equal rights for women, education, or any other political dodgeball, A real man will stand beside his brother, sister, wife, partner, child, or stranger and support their choice to live a life that makes them happy. The measure of a real man is how he treats the women in in his life. . .no wait, let's broaden that, how he treats the people in his life. You want ethic and moral fiber, look for that as the measure of a man. And, as always, VOTE!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Every sha-la-la-la. . .





The year is 1973. . . wait, no it's not , it's 2012. It's been a long, long time since 1973, but Casey Kasem is on XM Radio THIS morning with America's Top 40 for the week of Jan. 27, 1973. What a nice coincidence, since just this week I heard that, at age fourteen, the teenage brain begins to process it's own taste in music. It's when we break away from what our parents listen to, and begin to form our own personal jukebox. That would explain why it's always 1973 in my head - and on my ipod.

The music, that first forms a bond with you, stays with you forever. It was the peak of the singer-songwriter era, from John Denver's Rocky Mountains and James Taylor's begging not to be lonely, to Lobo telling her to have no expectations of friendship and the first moment Gilbert O'Sullivan met Claire; sigh!

It was the year I bought Revolver, 1962-1966 (The Red Album), and 1967-1970 (The Blue Album) begining a life long love affair with The Beatles - but that's a story in itself. 1973 was also the year of two albums, that to this day, remain on my top ten list - Paul Simon's There Goes Rhymin' Simon and Ringo Starr's Ringo.

The fourteen year old brain also binds us to our guilty pleasures. I'm not proud, but I am guilty of singing along with Hurricane Smith, Billy Swan, Charlie Rich, and Vicki Lawrence. I can play the intro to Smoke on the Water and Frankenstein (but what fourteen year old can't?), I love Jermaine Jackson's cover Daddy's Home and longed to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Alone in the car, bad choreograohy and all, I'm a Pip (Woo, Woo). Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear, just. . .blame it on being fourteen. But, it's not all guilt, just hit shuffle on my ipod and you stand a good chance of finding yourself in "73. . .

Right Place, Wrong Time (Dr. John)

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) (George)

Angie (Stones)

Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest)

Feeling Stronger Every Day (The Chicago Transit Authority)

Will It Go 'Round in Circles (Billy Preston)

Drift Away (Dobie Gray)

Me and Mrs. Jones (Billy Paul)

Superstitions (Stevie Wonder)

Benny and the Jets (Elton John)

Live and Let Die, Jet, Hi Hi Hi, My Love (that's right four from 1973)

Ballroom Blitz (Sweet)

Fallin' In Love (The one and only hit for The Souther, Hillman, Furray Band)

Papa Was A Rolling Stone (the Temps)

Ain't No Woman (Like the One I Got) (The Tops)

Let's Get it On (Marvin Gaye)

Yesterday Once More (The Carps)

. . .and indeed it is, Every sha-la-la-la, Every wo-o-wo-o, fits right in along side all the Muddy Waters, Jack Johnson, Wilco, Pink Martini, Crowded House, Django Reinhardt, Jackson Browne, Dylan, Costello, Jayhawks and Old 97s that residein my ipod. Do I have a favorite, you ask? Yeah, I kind of do. 1973. "Lookin' back on how it was, in years gone by . . . Must explain why, if you yell from the back of the room, "play Free Bird," I can. Where were you, at fourteen?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER


I've been taking a lot of shots at the GOP-body's that "really, really, really" want to be President and having a grand time doing it (only half-way wishing there was still a talk show to be writing for), and I have to say that my choice is clear. After watching President Obama deliver his State of the Union Address and watching the Gab-Four "debate" each other over the past few weeks, it is obvious to me who has a clear vision for the future of this country. The following is paraphrased from The State of the Union (as a courtesy to any tea-partiers out there , as that is the way you for information disseminated) . . .

"Let’s never forget: Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a Government and a financial system that do the same. It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no cop outs. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody. -- We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction; that politics is about clinging to rigid ideologies instead of building consensus around common sense ideas. -- Now, you can call this class warfare all you want. But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense. --You see, an economy built to last is one where we encourage the talent and ingenuity of every person in this country. That means women should earn equal pay for equal work. It means we should support everyone who’s willing to work; and every risk-taker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs."

While I have never seen four less-Presidential, less equipped hopefuls in my life, there is nary a one of them capable of matching an ideological course similar - not the plutocrat, not the autocrat, not the biblecrat, and sadly not Ron. But, I digress. I am reminded of that little voice in the back of my head eleven years ago that whispered to me, "There is no way anyone as stupid as George W. Bush can be elected President." Do not underestimate the lengths that the Republican party will go to to regain The White House. Do not dare become complacent over the next ten months (that's right we have to live with one of these idiots hanging over our heads for ten months). Each and everyday, remind someone near you of what it was like under the rule of The Boy King AND what it will be like under the any of these bottom of the barrel politicians. Complacency loses elections. AND no matter how hopeful or bleak it may become, come November, VOTE! Drag your neighbor to the poles if you have to, get involved in anyway you can. THIS MATTERS!!!!

RECENT POLITICAL HUMOR From F/B #3



At a recent Democratic fundraiser, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally came clean as to why she didn't leave the former-President following the Monica Lewinski scandal.

RECENT POLITICAL COMEDY FROM F/B #1



HOW DO YOU SPELL CAUCUS????

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Winter"

I don't know what to do with this, so here it is, the latest morsel served up here in the kitchen for your (or my) entertainment. Not as bleak as it might seem upon the first reading. Enjoy!

"Winter" by James Patrick Lockett


Rain falling like snow.

Clouds of smoke billow from distant chimneys,

as an unseen chill holds me captive,

my mind a prisoner of Winter.

Driving me deeper within

in search of an ember of Hope. . . .

Hope eternal springs t'ward some distant season

The calendar pages, I fear,

will weigh heavy under grey skies,

failing to blow by,

one after the other,

cartoonlike --

as do the seasons I now long for.

Winter,

looms over numbered pages

like primative marks,

scratched onto the wall of a lifer,

never to see the blue of the sky

again.






Copyright 2011. JPL. All Right Reserved. Posted here with my permission.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ron Paul is "Serious."


'Tis the season to be folly, the neuvo-post-yuletide creation that is the "Less-Than-Grand"-Old-Party's primary season; the time of (every fourth)year when the Republicans cart out their most offensive and least-likey Presidential wannbes and parade them passed us, in order to make their bland and viable choices look. . .well, Presidential.

One of these choices - balancing on the fence between both descriptions - really, really wants to be President, "way disporportionately" than the others. That man is Ron Raul, who has gone as far as suggesting that he would consider a third party run, if he doesn't win the GOP nomination. With that in mind, as boost to his last shot at the White House, The Hyena Kitchen is pleased to unveil, Ron Raul's Any Party Will Do Campaign. (Editorial note: The obvious Ru Paul reference was omitted, out of respect to the drag queen community ad Rick Santorum's campaign.)