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Apr 21, 2019 - 10:34pm
The Beat Ends

I’m sorry to say that the end has arrived.  I was once hopeful that if I fixed bugs and transferred the comment system to Disqus, Writer Beat would grow organically.  I now realize that wasn’t the problem and face the dilemma of continuing to run a site where all of our new users were a product of my personal outreach campaign.  It was a campaign that occupied nearly all of my free time and I was at it for nearly a decade.  So in my opinion the time has come for me to move on.    Best of luck to all of you. 

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Adios Amigos

Looks like Autumn has decided to throw in the towel. I have enjoyed the site and want to thank her for her efforts. I also want to say goodbye to all of my friends out here who I have conversed with over the years, Yes, even those who despised me, but kept the site interesting to say the least. And …

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:01pm
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The Infinite Possibilities of Beto

For those who haven't figured it out yet.  Beto is running for President but... Beto is done.  Not that this fact upsets me that much.  Beto was an empty shirt, a pretty boy.  Pretty being the whole enchilada :) of his qualifications for President, Senator, or Dog Catcher.  …

Apr 21, 2019 - 7:39pm
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Foresters’ Cough: A Fable

  1.   Once upon a time, there was an island. On which, there were two realms, each ruled over by a king. On one side the ruler was King Nick, of the O’Hell dynasty. And on the other, King Dopo, of the house of O’Whinger. They were totally different characters; and they had com…

Apr 22, 2019 - 1:08am
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Beware the Morality of the Democrats

Most normal people have been raised, or choose of their own accord, to avoid behaving unethically or immorally in relation to fundamental objective principles of right and wrong.  At least, that used to be largely so.    They do not depend on politicians or activists to guide them, bu…

Apr 20, 2019 - 3:20pm
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Superman Comes Out Gay

It was inevitable. The forces of PCness have their way of applying pressure to ensure that carpet-munchers, bone-smokers, and others who consume KY jelly and Pterodactyl-looking sex toys in mass quantities, revel in slurping same-sex genitals, and live for licking out same-sex assholes are represent…

Apr 20, 2019 - 2:39pm
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Marxist Identity Politics at the Vallejo School Bo…

Note: the following was a comment in response to Eric Reports article on the murder of Sharon Tate, by that degenerate psychopath (who is currently in hell) Charles Manson.    The hellivision is the worst communication medium in human history. Via hellivision, hollyweird, newspapers, and t…

Apr 20, 2019 - 2:39pm
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To Vaccinate or Not

Vaccinations are a good thing. Some people think they cause autism so millions of people aren't getting them. My understanding there isn't a shred of scientific evidence that points to vaccinations causing autism. But the urban legend persists from celebrities like Jenny McCarthy who wro…

Apr 20, 2019 - 7:41am
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Easter: What We Celebrate

(Note: For those who might be curious the following (compacted) timeline is what Christians celebrate when we observe Easter.)   Introduction: I would like to wish everyone out there a Happy Easter.  This is a special occasion for Christians; in that it is the holiday in which we know the …

Apr 18, 2019 - 5:52pm
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Bring Back the Whigs!

"Lots of people told me" that Abe Lincoln signalled down from Heaven that he was giving up his membership in the Republicans of today.  The phrase Party of Lincoln can no longer be applied to any but the Whigs.    ("Lots of people told me" =  in Drumpftalk, what follows is a tota…

Apr 19, 2019 - 1:28pm
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The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)

Fifty years after the murder of actress Sharon Tate, degenerate Hollywood releases a docudrama focusing on the final days and the final horrors of her life.  Starring co-producer Hilary Duff, the film mythologizes Tate, theorizing how she supposedly had a premonition of the “Helter Skelt…

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:05pm
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Let us mourn the dead.

Let us mourn the dead.   Let us mourn the dead.   Yesterday I drove three hundred miles I parked the car and looked out Through the windscreen in dismay. There were no splattered insects.   ‘Shall I check the oil, sir?’ ‘Check the tyre pressures? ‘Clean…

Apr 21, 2019 - 3:05am
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The face of the Democratic Party is changing

If someone told you 5 years ago that Nancy Pelosi, in just a few years, would be the moderate Democrat voice in the house would you have believed it? I know I would have laughed out loud. It’s incredible how quickly the left has radicalized.   I’m middle to right on most issues, mor…

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:39pm
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My Conversation with Billy

A couple of months ago my nephew Billy graduated from our local college, Catatonic State. Billy’s folks are just everyday people. His mom, my sister, is an LPN who works in a local doctors office and her husband, Bob, is a maintenance mechanic who works at the Pepsi bottling plant. Together th…

Apr 15, 2019 - 2:14pm
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Modern Day Hypocrites

Donald Trump has recently suggested that he may send the many illegal immigrants in overcrowded ICE facilities to Sanctuary Cities, specifically those in California that claimed themselves to be so.  While this is in part is a political ploy, and a very good one, for his part this realistically…

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:05am
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Thank Goodness for ObamaCare

"Thank goodness for ObamaCare." Those are words I never thought I would utter. Actually, I haven't uttered those words, lest friends and family think that I have gone insane. I keep those words to myself. It is true; I don't know what I would do without ObamaCare.   I've been a harsh critic of …

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:32am
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Electoral College,  VS Popular Vote, OR ?

The present system of winner-take-all doesn't fulfill the founders original purpose of protecting minority voters' interests, nor, protect voters from special interests. The present system creates a handicap for less populous rural states. Favors state-based majorities over national majorities. Gerr…

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:05pm
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The Debt and the Big Two

Today, as Americans (or at least some of us) make sure we have our federal taxes properly paid; I would like to look at our national debt, and the biggest contributors.     The Big Two: Half (52%) of our budget (2018) goes to two things Healthcare (Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare) and Socia…

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:39pm
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Paying Taxes Isn't Patriotic

Today in America income-tax returns are due, which means it’s time for those who worship at the altar of government to trot out the 1904 aphorism by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.: “Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society.” You want roads to drive on? Clean water to drink?…

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:15pm
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Hell's Chronicles XIV: The Rum Crisis

“Hey Amy! Does Hitler still work down at that comedy club?”, Hemingway bellowed, a little more gruffly than intended.   What a sod! Why does ‘e do that? Use the bloody intercom! ” I dunno, guv. Wotcher want with ‘im?” Amy noted that Papa seemed a little grump…

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:58pm
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Time it changed!! When will we ever learn??

Time it changed!! When will we ever learn?? Posted on by We are getting the American system over here now.   It is a system of debt.   Education was always free over here. We had socialised education and health. Didn’t cost us a penny. I even received a grant to go to uni…

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:46am
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POEM. SELF-EXPLAINING.....

  Politics do blind the people 'cos they find firm standing on a side will give acceptance, pride.   Economics do show where things do, or not, grow and when one does combine what's yours and why not mine   As long as I can live not really have to give Although religious man do half …

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:57pm
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Extinction’s Extinct! (Or is it?)

I’ve been (reluctantly) following the news of the recent London protests by a group calling themselves “Extinction Rebellion.” There have been similar protests in Australia, and maybe in other places too.   Here’s what I got from their website:   (1) “Govern…

Apr 17, 2019 - 1:46pm
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