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Trout Fisting In America #35 – Customer Service

In a sense, all US jobs now are customer service jobs. The service industry is the only industry we have left. Even your typical US congresscritter is just a glorified version of Burger King fry cook (albeit w/free healthcare that … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #34 – Controversy

From a Google news search for ‘controversial’ done at 9:30pm on Friday September 15, 2017: Stephen Colbert’s Controversial Trump Comments Chelsea Manning Isn’t The Only Controversial Guest Harvard Invited… Floyd Mayweather On Trump’s Controversial ‘Locker-Room’ Talk Ben Shapiro: Who Is … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #33 – 9/11

However you want to look at it, by any objective standard you want to use, the events of September 11, 2001 were an unqualified success. For Al-Qaeda of course. The US may not have been destroyed on 9/11, but it’s … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #32 – Honesty Time

I am 45 years old and I’ve been writing seriously for 25 years now. In that time I’ve had two books published. One of them was a collection held together by staples and published by a group of poets, half … Continue reading

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Holger Czukay RIP

Holger Czukay lived a fuller richer life than most of us ever will. He’s one of the most creative minds to have ever existed in music, and certainly in rock&roll. Any list of Top 10 bass players is incomplete without … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #31 – Flee Marketing, A Journey Through Dirt Parking Lots & Seminal German Electronic Music In The Age of Republican Class War

I mean if you want to buy local and make sure every dollar you spend goes back into your local community, it doesn’t get any more local than this. I’m at the J&J Flea Market out on highway 441 about … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #30 – Butts

My kid likes to ask questions. And lately he’s become fascinated by cigarettes & litter and the reasons for their existence. I brush off the questions as best I can, not wanting to get drawn into the real reasons—reasons that … Continue reading

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