Archive for December, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays













Merry Christmas, everyone.


I lost a good friend this week. We all did.

Tom Laughlin died Thursday December 12, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., surrounded by his family. It doesn’t seem possible, but he was 82 years old.

Click here to listen to my interview with Tom from May 11, 2005. He was gracious and generous enough to spend almost 2 1/2 hours with us and I will be forever grateful.

Tom was an actor, director, screenwriter, author, educator and political activist. He was best known for his starring role in the Billy Jack films. He was married to his wife, Delores Taylor, who also starred in the Billy Jack films, for 60 years.

His unique promotion of The Trial of Billy Jack (TV trailers during national news and an “opening day” nationwide release) was a major influence on the way films are marketed.

For all Tom accomplished – but more importantly – for who Tom was, I will miss him dearly.

R.I.P. Billy Jack.

Looking for that perfect last minute stocking stuffer?

Next con man and grifter on our last minute stocking stuffer list… Raphael Eduardo Cruz, although he calls himself Ted so he doesn’t sound too Mexicany.

Raphael Eduardo not only has a book out, it’s a coloring book! (Well, at least he found a way to invigorate the largest bloc of the conservative base – crayon eaters.)

The book is titled “Cruz to the Future” – the perfect gift for someone in your life who’s either terrified the non-existent liberal media’s gonna’ turn their kids into Obama supporters – or – if they just need something to entertain their kids on those long drives to tea party rallies.

In either case, there’s now a coloring book to teach your children to love Ted Cruz.

One of the branches is branded with the legend, “TEN COMMANDMENTS.” There are but two leaves sprouting from this branch: “Free Enterprise,” and above it, “Gun Rights.” Just take a second and come to grips with that little slice of psychotic Christian Dominionist nonsense.

Click on the cover to see the full size version of it.

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