Author Archives: Thus Spoke Jon

By Any Other Name

  – Hi, uh – Janine. – Yes Janine. – You know, you never remember my name. That’s really insulting. You need to work on that. I’m Janine Marshall. – No you aren’t. – Excuse me? – YOU are my … Continue reading

Posted in Stories & Creative Writing

How to Stop a Politician from Lying

Once a person submits forms to run for political office, they should, at that moment, be required to tell the truth (and thus subject to felony perjury laws) for all information released to the public during the time period campaigning … Continue reading

Posted in Our Society

The Trumps, After the Fall

Donald Trump is listening to Congress on C-SPAN. “The House votes to impeach.” DT–  Screw this, I won’t resign.  I am not a crook!  Besides, I have to give Alaska to Russia or Putin will have my ass.  I wonder … Continue reading

Posted in Dialog-y, Our Society, Stories & Creative Writing

Death at a Farm

Dave was killed recently in a stampede at his farm.  The thing is, it was a poultry farm.  Up until then, the chickens all seemed really happy; they were free range, fed organically and treated with respect and care.  But … Continue reading

Posted in Stories & Creative Writing

Do The Math

This thought occurred to me recently so I looked up some information on the Internet and did the math. No, this article isn’t about equations and you don’t have to do any math. The Rose Bowl enters into the picture … Continue reading

Posted in Science & Nature, Stories & Creative Writing

Candidate Checklist

Politicians and their advisors excel at  clouding issues that they want to avoid and diverting your attention.  Elections are job interviews, not popularity contests.  Next election cycle, fill out this form (PDF at link) for each candidate so you are … Continue reading

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A Driving Navigation App My Mom Would Like

The other day I was driving somewhere and using a navigation app. At one point it told me to get in the left hand lane but the traffic was heavy, plus there was a truck next to me so I couldn’t.  … Continue reading

Posted in Stories & Creative Writing