Jimbo... Nice piece on Uncle Rudy. Some of my fondest memories of covering
the Yankees in their World Series runs is of yapping with Uncle Rudy
in the clubhouse and having him spit all over me as he excitedly talked
about the game or the city. Yes, he will be missed, but he will eventually
be on to bigger and better things. His biggest legacy: proving to the
world that liberalism as we know it is a complete failure and that personal
responsibility and the rule of law is the only way a civilization will
prosper and survive. Happy New Year. Rob
Mr. Campion: Are you jumping on the "it's vogue to claim you liked
Rudy before it was vogue to like Rudy" bandwagon? Well then, mister,
I would like to tell you that I enjoyed shaving my ass with a cheese
grater and stapling baloney to my face LONG before anyone thought it
was cool... If you need a cause to champion, then you may want to pay
attention to the mayoral race in Newark. Incumbent Sharpe James (16
years in office!) is being challenged by wunder kid Corey Booker. An
openly gay, former football star from Stanford U. He got his law degree
from Harvard, and has been making serious waves in Soprano-like Newark
as a city councilman. Booker is known for his hard nose, corrupt-proof,
result oriented methods.
You may remember about three years ago that Booker, in response to rampant
drug dealing in some Newark toilet projects, staged a ten day hunger
strike in the courtyard of the complex. No one payed much attention
'till Booker was threatened bodily harm by a dealer named T-Bone. Then
the networks paid minor heed to the "upstart" councilman.
Booker also practices what he preaches. One campaign promise he made
was that if elected city councilman, he would move into the worst projects
in Newark. He kept his promise. Within two years, dealers were forced
out, and residents formed their own neighborhood watch to police the
I know that Booker has been receiving death threats daily, and in a
city like that, I can't decide if I actually believe in him, or if I
just want to be able to say I knew him when they scrape his body from
the bottom of an elevator shaft before May.
At a recent fund raiser for Booker, (I was the bartender) two thuggish-looking
Hispanics in ill-fitting suits pushed their way to the middle of the
crowd and tried to look as intimidating as possible. Turns out they
were Sharpe James' bodyguards.
I may be a bit naive in the political game, for I have never seen a
bright star politico tarnish under the strain of broken campaign promises,
but in my opinion, Booker is the real thing. What do you think, interested?
Bohammer Campion, You are a kiss-ass suck up! Uncle Rudy and his thugs
banned you from Gracie Mansion. And then he sticks the city with this
fucking bullshit stadium bill! Now I know why you had to flee to Jersey,
you coward! Long Live Koch!!
Tank Mr. Campion, Although I often agree with your wild accusations
and assumptions on
matters of politics, despite the repeated vulgarity, I must confront
you on this theory you keep espousing on the death of Osama bin Laden.
It seems a bit conspiratorial, perhaps wishful. I think this fellow
is far more powerful and smarter than our government believes. Respecting
the enemy is paramount to the end game of international intrigue, and
let us make no mistake about it, that is what it has come to with this
man. He has no country to speak of, no affiliation with anyone. Abducting
him will be a dangerous and difficult task legally. I agree with you
that only through "back-room" methods may we see total victory.
But, sadly, he is very much alive.
I recently heard you speak at a book signing and was quite impressed,
but you mentioned that you could not "write honestly about politics
without using the F word'". I do not agree. You're vocabulary is
exemplary, so why do you lower your standards at key moments in your
work? A Big Fan
Hey, I certainly do not agree with what happened with Osama bin Laden,
and would love to find out a way to punish those responsible, but it
is not really that easy. It's not like the Wizard of Oz; all those that
are terrorists do not go away once we melt the wicked witch. He is probably
already dead, yet the cause still lives on. I know it's not politically
correct and would cause conflict with many of our friendly countries,
but I would be much happier if our country would just wipe out all of
the people that live in these countries that hate our country.
You know what I wish we could say? "You bastards fucked us and
are happy about it...well then here's something not to smile about."
Hey! We could use the land and it would eliminate a load of people I
could give two shits about. Plus there are resources there that we could
surely use. We could build a prison down there, make a couple amusement
parks, eat Osama lizards on a stick and much, much more. Take a ride
on the missiles that wasted this country and eat the turban-head cotton
You'll love it.
Once this war is over, whenever that is determined, if that is even
possible, will we have anything to show for it except a huge bill.
Determining this will be just as easy to determine whether the Jets
truly deserved to get as far as they did...well maybe not we all know
they did not deserve to get that far. All in all will someone please
explain to me why we are actually fighting this war? Peter P.
james, I richly applaud your determined and unwavering efforts to frustrate
and anger readers five minutes after they have finally decided that
they agree with you about something. love, pete monsterland.
James, Your writing is great and right on! And I agreed with so much--you
have me laughing out loud and doing a lot of ironic thinking!
You too can have
Read Campion and
find out what all the fuss is about:
GREMLINS IN THE TOY DEPARTMENT
'Firstly, Mike Tyson should be shackled to a spinning platform in the
middle of some designated town square like Hugo's Hunchback'.
© James Campion 2002 'Mr Reality Check'
Previously by James
HOW THE APPLE WAS WON
KEN KESEY RIP
ISRAEL - Blinded by the light?
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