Linguist Free

Retired Irish curmudgeon and part-time pirate. Currently hiding out in Ecuador

Recent Comments

  1. about 14 hours ago on Mo

    One of my favorite British television series!

  2. about 14 hours ago on Mo

    It took me a lot of years before I could finally visit the Wall. Too many names and too many memories…

  3. about 14 hours ago on Mo

    I realize why you thought I might be Memorial Day because of my mention of remembering fallen comrades – since in many ways their sacrifice was so much greater than many of us who survived. What I was attempting to say is that General Bonespurs & Family have repeatedly disrespected those who have honorably served their country. While he may conveniently forget those who served – living or dead – we veterans sure as hell won’t and we won’t forgive or forget his perfidy, either!

    Not only is Donald J. Trump a bully and a coward, but he is also a traitor to his country and a betrayer of the brave men and women in uniform.

  4. about 17 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    I got along better with some of the dads & moms, than I did with the girls I was dating.

  5. about 17 hours ago on Andy Capp

    HRM has one just like it!

  6. about 17 hours ago on Herman

    I would never waste a good Key lime pie on a politician!

  7. about 18 hours ago on Tank McNamara

    Not every kid can afford a baseball glove or a bat, or the size or temperament to play American football. But almost every kid can run and kick a ball.

    An entire high school soccer team can be funded by what it cost to equip one high school football player.

    Because soccer and basketball require a minimum amount of gear – a ball and a couple of nets or hoops – they can be played almost anywhere and by anyone.

    The rules for soccer and basketball are relatively simple and easy to learn.

    Kids can play the game with a minimum amount of supervision or interference.

    The sandlot baseball pickup games of my youth are a thing of the past. Kid’s baseball has become over-organized and adult-oriented. Soccer ( and schoolyard basketball ) is still a kid’s game ’ no matter how old the participants!

  8. about 19 hours ago on Andy Capp

    " Oh yes, it suits perfectly! " he said, careful to avoid mentioning who or what it suited.

  9. about 19 hours ago on Andy Capp

    He had to attend a funeral today.

  10. about 19 hours ago on For Better or For Worse

    I would never have even thought about doing that to my daughter when she was 16. I respected her too much.

    We had very open and honest communications – and still, do. That means that I have always been the recipient of more of her personal information than I really needed or wanted to hear.