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They’re Not REAL Muslims?! WTF?!

For the past several months I have sequestered myself from most social media. For some reason I’ve found myself boarding the train of thought that vast amounts of social media is mostly mindless and mostly pointless… unless you are trying to create a business or be the next Beatles. However, in light of the events in Paris yesterday I do have some thoughts that I’d like to share. And, as with all things of opinion and commentary, these words are to be taken with a grain of salt… or maybe some whiskey.

“They’re not REAL Muslims. WTF?!”

by Senator Brett

Last night I found myself almost angry. The senseless and brutal murders of cartoonists and satirists in Paris not only bothered me, but it left me with a feeling of “it’s only gonna get worse.” How is it that we live in a world where Continue reading


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Quick Draw (Excerpt From “My Little Book of Essays”)

Years ago I started writing for the sake of it. I spent nights in the streets of Houston… living it Out Loud and Without Regret. I met a lot of great people, and some, not so much. But, the experience was real… and good, and I have always appreciated it. For several years now I have not addressed it, or even tried to make contact with that past, but, I have found myself wanting to get back into it since I have found myself back in this pace for a couple of months now.

When I say that I was in “the streets” I do mean, “in the streets.” Part of what I was trying to do was to be involved in the “matter” of the moment. Being connected to the story was all that mattered to me and it ended up involving days, weeks, spent being homeless, hanging out with derelicts, and the rest. I literally lay my head on the cement for days just to get a conversation with someone who did that for years. I smoked everything with everyone just to hear them speak. When I finally hit the road to pursue the book… anything went. When it comes to the Living… there is no amount of Life that is off-Limits, I feel.
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Galileo vs. “God Did It!” (Excerpt From FTOF)

Galileo vs. “God Did It!”

by Senator Brett

I’m about to say a word that might offend a lot who stand on the “religious right” side of most social and political issues.

Science.

Yeah, you heard me correctly… Continue reading


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TOTD – Sandy Giveth & Sandy Taketh Away?!

Thought of the Day – Sandy Giveth & Sandy Taketh Away?!

by Senator Brett

Disclaimer: As you should know by now… this particular joke is in NO WAY meant to belittle the damage and the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. It is strictly an observation… and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of management and staff. 🙂

The Bible says, “Ask and ye shall receive.” Common sense tells us, “Be careful what you wish for.” And I can’t help but think… “I wonder what all the Christians in New York City think about all their prayers for God to come clean up their city?” To put it another way… Continue reading


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TOTD – The Voices in my Head Aren’t Real?!

Thought of the Day – The Voices in my Head Aren’t Real?!

by Senator Brett

Sometimes I wish that I ran a mental health facility that way I could hold fancy fundraisers… and my tag line for these events would be, “Support mental health recovery… because it’s fundamental to fund-a-mental!” 🙂

Have a good one, folks… and, as always, remember… Continue reading


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TOTD – Can I Get a Promotion?!

Thought of the Day – Can I Get a Promotion

by Senator Brett

The other day I was driving around Charlotte, NC and I noticed that the woman in front of me had a bumper sticker that said, “Jesus is my co-pilot!”… which got me to thinking…

How come Jesus is still just a co-pilot?! He friggin’ died on the cross for that little turd-nugget’s sins and all she’s gonna do is give him partial credit?! Where’s the appreciation, lady?! How is the Son of God, the one who paid for all your sins with the price of His own blood, the one who Continue reading


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TOTD – The Limping Barely Alive?!

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Thought of the Day – The Limping Barely Alive?!

by Senator Brett

Last night’s season premier of AMC’s The Walking Dead got me to thinking…

When the eventual zombie apocalypse comes… how am I supposed to be able to tell the difference between the mindless violent herd of hellish, brain-thirsty, still-functioning corpses of former human beings and, say… Continue reading


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TOTD – Am I Complicated?!

Thought of the Day – Am I Complicated?!

by Senator Brett

I will be the first to tell you that I don’t know everything. I don’t. But, you know what I do know? I know this… that when football commentators say stupid things like, “This young man is very talented, but as we all know, he is also a very complicated individual”… well, when they say things like that… they need to be punched in the face!

Look, I’m all for second chances, but I’m also all for calling it like it really is. So… hey, football-commentator-guy-who-would-not-have-a-job-anywhere-if-it-weren’t-for-the-fact-that-a-few-people-liked-what-you-could-do-with-a-small-leather-ball-at-one-point-in-your-life… that guy you are talking about is not Continue reading


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“Sunburnt in December” – The Long Slide

Excerpt from “Sunburnt in December” – The Long Slide
by Senator Brett

We were driving hard, sliding and hugging through the short easy curves of Pacific Highway 1. Sand, sand, sand on one side of us and looming, open-faced rocky cliffs on the other. Forget the brochures, ladies and gentlemen. Forget the television shows and the commercial advertisement make-up. Trust me, the coastline of Southern California can be a scary place, a very scary place indeed, especially if Continue reading


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TOTD – History is in the Eye of the Beholder?!

Though of the Day – History is in the Eye of the Beholder?!

by Senator Brett 

For those of you that don’t know… I am a pretty big fan of The History Channel. However, the other day I was watching The History Channel 2 and I kept seeing a trailer for one of their upcoming shows. In the advertisement the narrator says, “No one survived Custer’s Last Stand”… which made me Continue reading