Author Archives: Ray

Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail (Part 7): The Blue Blazer

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11 Facts About the Minimum Wage Barack Obama Forgot to Mention

The following, which I thought was exceptionally insightful, was written by Sean Davis, over at The Federalist: 1) Only 1 Percent Of The U.S. Labor Force Earns The Minimum Wage Despite the hoopla surrounding the issue, only a tiny percentage of American workers actually earn the federal hourly minimum wage: 1 percent, to be exact.…

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Seven Facts About Christmas You Did Not Know

Although not particularly religious — unless, of course, by “religious” you mean one who religiously likes fast cars and fast women — I nonetheless enjoy Christmastime, and the reason for this is that Christmastime represents something more fundamental than the Pagan celebration of Saturnalia and the solstice, or the Christian celebration of Christ’s birth, or…

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A Bartender Responds to Barack Obama’s “If-You’re-a-Bartender” Comment

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A Post Thanksgiving “You’re Welcome” from the Sexy Pilgrim

This is a follow up to my controversial Thanksgiving post. You’ve got to see it to believe it:

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Bleach-Haired Honkey Bitch

I am, as many of you know, a writer by day and a bartender by night — and yet, as many of you may not know, I’m not merely a bartender by night: I’m also a very passionate man. As such, the creative spirit I strive to pour into my literature occasionally spills over into…

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Gothic Fiction: A Halloween Post

The Goths, as recounted by a Gothic historian named Jordanes (mid 6th Century AD), were a Teutonic-Germanic people whose original homeland was, according to this same Jordanes, in southern Sweden. At that time, this half-barbaric band was ruled by a king called Berig. It was King Berig who led his people south to the shores…

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Putting the Cock back in Cocktail (Part 6): Scotch

It’s that time of the year again: Tequila! And the-always-risky-whisky

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Breathing New Life into Dead Meat

[Download this book for free on Amazon Kindle now through Wednesday, September 25th.] Well, it took a lot more work than I’d anticipated, but I’ve finally revamped and completely rewritten the old book and given her a new face [note: the actual size was too big to upload here, so I had to truncate the…

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Sweatshops: A Dream Come True?

On January 14th, 2009, Nicholas D. Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, wrote a rather provocative piece entitled “Where Sweatshops Are A Dream.” In this article, Kristof begins by sensibly saying that before Barack Obama and his team act upon their endless discussions of “labor standards,” we should all of us take…

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The Most Amazing Thing

The most amazing thing happened to me today. I read the following from my friend Jacinda, who posted it on her website: I finished reading Ray Harvey’s More and More unto the Perfect Day more than a year ago – for the third time. I had intended to write a review of the book immediately…

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The Raven Chides His Blackness?

AJAX: Can he not be sociable? ULYSSES: The raven chides his blackness. (Troilus and Cressida, Act 2, Scene 3) Earlier today, in a particularly paradoxical press conference — one in which Barack Obama really got down to brass tax — Obama said of Russian president Putin: “He’s got that kind of slouch, looking like the…

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Obama’s Tacit Sanction of Dictatorial Islamists Regimes

Here’s another mind-bender I’d love to hear Obama supporters defend: Egyptians in the millions [are] out on the street, trying to bring down an Islamist government, increasingly dictatorial, increasingly intolerant, arresting journalists and judges, trying to Islamicize the military and the people are saying no, and what does the president of the United States do?…

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Tiananmen Square: Twenty-Four Year Anniversary

Do you remember Tiananmen Square? It’s difficult to believe that it was over two decades ago, but today, June 4th, indeed marks the twenty-four year anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, China. This was when the communist dictatorship of that country quashed a political reform movement, which was begun by Beijing students who…

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Ten Reasons Not To Talk To Police

I liked this, particularly the last reason, which comes at around the 5:50 mark: Lesson: always take the Fifth.

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