Monday, March 16, 2009

A.I.G. Bonuses

‘‘We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.’’ George Orwell

The obvious: We, the American working people and long-suffering taxpayers, have gotten screwed -- again!!!

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." The Declaration of Independence

Enough is enough!

Sunday, March 8, 2009



Here I am, homeless with a laptop. As I walked around the block for a second time, the idea hit me. Go to ________________ and see what is going on. They have sockets where I can plug in my laptop and just look around at the people with homes to go to. Not me, I am homeless and my only home is this laptop. And that is all the home that I need … just my laptop. Keeps me on my toes and I can tell all of you what I see when I see you, yes, all of you.

You cannot know who I am as I may be the “willing to work for food” guy you saw this morning at the freeway entry. Or I may be the guy holding “Help a Vet” sign… I have been watching you and in this blog I will tell you what I see.


There is a woman walking around. Clearly, she needs to lose weight. Why doesn’t she? She cannot believe that she looks good in green shorts and a flowery shirt—its sad to think that maybe she does.

“Lady, for the love of Jesus, can you spare a dollar for a hungry man with a laptop?”

“Oh sorry, I didn’t know you were Jewish. But Jesus was Jewish so a dollar for Jesus is a dollar for a Jew.”

“God Bless you Ma’am... God loves you. Thank you”

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Equality for All Under the Law?

They [the poor] have to labor in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Anatole France in Le Lys Rouge

Copied and remembered by Homeless with a Laptop, that is my Name

How Few Hairs a Man Must Have to be Bald?

As I exited a local mall, where I had been shopping for widgets, i.e., nothing of significance, I noticed a man standing on the corner. He was looking at the sky, but I didn’t look.

Rather, what captivated my attention was his lack of hair: he was bald. Big deal you say. I would have thought the same except that he had a few strands of long hair carefully plastered in a forward direction; towards his forehead. Was he a bald guy? A guy going bald? Or a bald guy with some hairs plastered on his head?

It seemed that because he once had blond hair, he was likely considered bald. If his hair had been dark brown for example, he might not have been considered bald but rather going bald or perhaps having a bouffant hairdo—a crucial distinction.

On the other hand, it’s clear that from his point of view that he wasn’t. If he was, he wouldn’t have carefully plastered the few strands of hair on his head and combed them forward.

I walked up to him and said really loud, “Excuse me, but how few hairs must a man have to be bald?” He looked at me with surprise then anger. The other people walking frowned at me, except for two young black kids who were laughing.

As I combed my deep brown hair on the store window, I reflected, “Which grain makes the noise when corn is tipped from a container?”

by Homeless with a Laptop, that is my Name