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To celebrate the upcoming holiday season,

here’s a chapter from my Best Selling Book,

“Being Human.”

We have a lot of Holidays, here in America.

Probably too many.

To prove my point,

here’s a partial list of Holidays we celebrate every year.

We start the year off with New Years day.

Then there’s Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday,

Groundhog Day,

Lincoln’s Birthday,

St. Valentine’s Day,

President’s Day,

Washington’s Birthday,

St. Patrick’s Day

April Fools’ Day,

Easter,

Earth Day,

May Day,

Mother’s Day,

Armed Forces Day,

Memorial Day,

Flag Day,

Father’s Day,

Independence Day,

Labor Day,

Grandparents’ Day,

Patriot Day,

Citizenship Day,

Columbus Day,

Halloween,

Election Day,

Thanksgiving Day,

World Aids Day,

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,

Human Rights Day,

Christmas Eve,

and finally,

Christmas Day.

Now that’s a lot of fucking holidays.

Personally, I think there are only two holidays worth celebrating:

Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Fuck April Fool’s Day, Patriot Day and all the rest of those bullshit holidays.

Thanksgiving and Christmas, now these are real Holidays.

There’s always good food, family and friends, presents and of course, alcohol.

A good time is had by all.

Or so we hope.

And, if you’re not having a good time, get drunk.

It’s OK, it’s the Holidays.

But for some, the holidays are a miserable time.

A time of sadness and disappointment.

In fact, there are more suicides during the holiday season then any other time of the year.

Happy Holidays.

But for most, the holidays are a special time.

A time to show our love to our families and friends.

A time to reflect upon our lives and appreciate what we have.

But what if you don’t like your life?

What if you have nothing to celebrate?

What if you are stuck in a miserable existence, surrounded by people that you hate?

Or, worse yet, people that hate you?

Happy Holidays.

Unfortunately, this situation is more common than not.

The holidays force us into the same room, with family members we haven’t seen all year.

People we would never associate with, outside the holiday milieu.

But we all put on our Holiday Faces, and make the best of it.

We try our best to perpetuate the illusion of love and happiness.

We even buy gifts for these assholes.

All for the sake of the holiday season, for the sake of our families, for peace on earth.

If the truth be known, most people hate the holidays.

We eat too much, drink too much, and spend way too much money, on bullshit no one really wants or needs.

Things like neckties, electric back scratchers and those fucking fruitcakes.

But, what if we didn’t spend all this money during the Holidays?

What if we collected all the money spent on gifts and gave it to the poor, starving people around the world?

That’s about as likely to happen as finally telling your Uncle Jerk that’s he’s a inappropriate, overbearing, perverted asshole.

It’ll never happen.

Why?

Because there’s too much money to be made.

The business world has been waiting for this all year.

The Holiday Season is the epitome of our capitalistic ideology.

Create a day that requires everyone, everywhere, to buy as much shit as they possibly can.

For people they don’t even like.

It’s brilliant! And we’ve all bought into it.

In fact, we love it.

It makes us feel good. It gives us a chance, for one day a year, to feel like we’re a loving, caring, generous people.

We can be an asshole the rest of the year, but on Christmas, we’re a saint.

And the more you spend, the better a person you are.

“Look at me, I just spent a fortune on your fat ass, now what do you think of me?”

“If the truth be known, you’re still a fucking asshole.

But thanks for the gifts.”

The Holidays can also be very competitive too.

Whoever buys the best shit wins.

“I gave you a solid gold watch and you have the nerve to give me these cheap fucking earrings?

Is this how you really feel about me, after all I’ve done for you? You cheap bastard.

Thanks for ruining my Christmas.”

“Fuck you and the reindeer you rode in on.”

Happy Holidazes.

© 2012 OMW

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It’s almost Thanksgiving again.

Wasn’t it just the Fourth of July?

But the leaves are falling,

and it’s colder than fuck.

So it must be time again,

for the fattest nation on earth,

to stuff their birds and their fat ugly faces,

and eat themselves into a triptafan induced coma.

Thanksgiving.

It’s just another holiday.

Just another excuse to spend too much.

Another excuse to eat too much.

Another excuse to drink too much.

Another excuse to capitalize on a national tradition.

Just another excuse for corporate America to exploit the masses.

By creating a massive obligation for everyone to be thankful – whether they are or not.

But what if you’re not thankful?

What if you’re not in the mood to celebrate?

What if you’re now so poor that you can’t afford a fucking turkey dinner with all the trimmings?

What if your Thanksgiving dinner will consist of a plate of Top Ramen formed into the shape of a fucking turkey?

And washed down with a glass of Thunderbird?

Are you supposed to be thankful for this?

Maybe so.

Maybe that’s what Thanksgiving is.

A day to show our gratitude,

our appreciation,

our thankfulness.

No matter what your present circumstances are.

But unfortunately, most people are not grateful.

They’re not thankful.

They feel entitled.

Who are these pompous assholes?

That create a dinner that becomes more of an ego statement than a culinary delight.

That’s not gratitude.

That’s decadence.

Look at my turkey dinner,

Look at my table,

Look at my decorations,

Look at me.

Fuck you!

Take that turkey and shove it up your fat ass,

I’m going to Denny’s!

Moving on.

Have you ever noticed that the word “Thanksgiving” doesn’t make any fucking sense.

Think about it.

Thanksgiving.

Just because these two words were put together,

doesn’t make it proper English (Public schools).

Somebody made this shit up.

Thanksgiving!

What the fuck does that mean?

Maybe it should have been “Thank You Day,”

or “Thanks a Lot Day.”

or “Giving Thanks Day.”

But who are we thanking anyway?

Am I supposed to thank you?

You didn’t do a fucking thing for me all year.

Fuck you!

Are we supposed to thank our government?

For what, trying to destroy the American Dream?

Fuck you Bush!

Maybe we’re supposed to thank God?

Or Mother Nature?

Or the Universe?

Maybe that’s it?

Maybe we’re supposed to show our gratitude for the things we all take for granted?

Like our planet,

like our lives,

like the lives of others.

And we show our “thanks” by creating a feast and “giving” it to our friends and loved ones.

Now I get it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

© 2013 OMW

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Why would anyone, in their right mind, run for public office?

Is it Power,

prestige,

impotence,

control,

blow jobs,

suppression,

pay-offs,

ego,

illicit affairs,

all of the above?

And why do only uncaring, self-serving assholes run for office?

And how or why do they win?

What I really don’t or can’t understand,

is why a poor black man from Mississippi,

will cast his vote for a rich motherfucker from Texas.

Or a poor Mexican family that supports Donald Trump.

And let’s not forget the under–educated white man that can’t wait to vote against one of the greatest presidents in modern history,

just because he’s black.

Don’t the people in this stupid country think first before they cast their ballot?

Their voting record speaks for its self: Richard “I am not a crook” Nixon, Ronald “trickle down” Reagan, George “What the fuck” Bush, Dick” I shot my friend in the face” Cheney, John “I can’t lift my arms” McCain, Sarah “The cheerleader of ignorance” Palin, and currently Mitt “Fuck the poor” Romney.

These people aren’t (weren’t) public servants.

They are (were) self-serving assholes.

Power mongers.

Puppets.

Assholes.

Put into office by special interest groups,

to pass legislation that only serves corporate wealth,

not the American people.

Not assholes like you or me.

But corporate assholes like Monsanto, Exxon, and the Koch brothers.

They couldn’t care less about you,

“Mr. Joe Public,”

or the impoverished,

or the sick,

or the unemployed,

or the homeless,

or the uneducated,

or the single mother,

or the enlisted man or women,

or the gays,

or the evicted,

or the mentally ill,

or the senior citizens,

or the farm workers,

or the starving,

or the legal immigrants,

or the blue collar worker,

or the middle class,

or the environment.

They don’t care about anyone or anything,

but themselves,

and their rich fucking cronies.

So who the fuck is running this country?

Certainly not the voters.

We just stand in line for hours at the polls,

in the pouring rain or falling snow,

and blindly elect these assholes we’ve been told to vote for,

and limp home to our life of “not.”

What a democracy!

Meanwhile, the “haves” ride off in their limousines or fly off in their private jets (which, by the way, were paid for by you the voter),

to their opulent, lavish mansions,

and slam their door in the faces of the American people. (The same pathetic people that just voted them into office).

And then they continue, once again, their senseless, heartless, and ruthless fucking of the American people.

If only the people of this insipid country,

would finally wake up from their collective American nightmare,

and realize that a mere one percent of the people in this country,

control the majority of the wealth.

Maybe then, possibly, but doubtfully, they’ll realize who’s really in charge.

It’s certainly not the remaining 99%.

They never were,

and they never will be.

This country is run by the corporations,

by Wall Street,

and by the absurdly rich.

Not the American people.

Not you and me.

And it’s our own fault.

The American people are so fucking stupid,

and have been so throughly brained washed,

that they continue to elect politicians that only represent the rich,

the corporations,

the special interest groups,

the 1%.

These are the same politicians that send our children off to fight needless and unjust wars,

that support the outsourcing of American jobs to foreign countries,

that defend the bankers that have unfairly foreclosed on our homes,

and proudly vote against social programs that would help every American,

like universal healthcare.

Our elections are bought and paid for,

by the same assholes that control all the wealth.

The “One Per-centers.”

And if that isn’t bad enough, our fucking elections aren’t even honest.

George W. didn’t win the election in the year 2000.

He was anointed the presidency by a Supreme Court ruling.

I think it’s funny, no tragic, that the United States claims to be the greatest Democracy in the history of the world,

yet we can’t even hold a fair or accurate election.

The candidate with the most power and money wins,

not the most votes.

And the people of our once great nation loose.

Again.

But this is another election year,

another opportunity to elect dignified candidates,

who will actually defend the rights of the American people,

and who will represent all Americans, not just the chosen few.

If they count the ballots accurately.

Vote responsibly.

© OMW 2012

(Originally posted in February of this year).

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