Friday, February 9, 2018

Journalists and Responsibility

In the book I am reading: The Mark by Jason Pinter, one of his characters says, "News is the DNA of our society. It shapes how we think, how we act, how we feel. It dictates who we are and who we become. We are all beneficiaries--and byproducts--of information." 

That is a weighty responsibility and one that today's journalists should take a lot more seriously.

Short Story Published

Creature Features The Ark of Writing Issue 24 ISSN 1450-3352 Published and Edited by Rubi Andredakis is now available and an excerpt from my book in progress, Sleuth and Scribe by Deke the Dog, has been published in it.

200 pages of reading enjoyment, it includes international animal stories, poetry, and articles. It is $12 US.  It can be purchased by emailing Rubi at roubi at cytanet dot com dot cy


 I'm not going to give the following the dignity of calling it opinion. It is simply conjecture on my part, but is it possible Trump was set up to be the perfect scapegoat? Based on all of the Clinton shenanigans being uncovered every day, it is almost inconceivable she didn't win. It seems like the Democrats wanted Trump to win so they would have an unpopular right winger to blame when Obama's policies started hitting the proverbial fan.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Did the Main Stream Media Create Fox News?

Opinions should be presented as opinions, not news or fact. I'm not sure if it is the fault of the press or the fault of a gullible public. I suspect it is both, but way too many opinions are assumed to be fact. 

Real and vital political topics are being obfuscated by deceit and people who are supposed to be reporters are passing off their opinions as factual.

In my opinion, there should not be liberal and conservative news. News is supposed to be presented as unbiased but the main stream media was and still is so slanted to the left that they actually created a need for a conservative voice. If the news had been presented as unbiased, as it should have been, there would have been no perceived need for Fox as a news network. It would have and should have been called Fox Commentary. 

What we have today is so slanted it is no longer news, but opinion on both sides of the aisle.

Ironically, by being so biased, the main stream media created their own competition.

And that is my opinion and rant for today.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Creature Features Issue 24

Creature Features Issue 24 will be available soon. This issue contains an excerpt from my book in progress. Working title Sleuth and Scribe by Deke . It is a mystery told from the detective's dog's point of view. Creature Features is an anthology of animal stories, poetry, and articles from world wide authors. If you would like to reserve a copy email Roubi at roubi at cytanet dot com dot cy

Friday, June 30, 2017

Maxx and Company continued

Madd Maxx, Maxi Maxx, and Big Ben were relaxing around the pond at the B&B when Madd noticed Jazz Purr covered in wet mud on the other side of the pond.
     Madd’s secretary, Lucky Strike was walking toward them, carrying a tray of drinks. “Oh no! Not again.” Madd anticipated a recipe for disaster.
     Jazz Purr had also spied her and ran toward Lucky. “Can’t you stop him?” she screamed.
     Madd hollered, “Jazz, look what I have.” He shook a box of dog treats. Jazz glanced back at him but continued running toward Lucky.
     “Looks like he’s going for a home run,” Ben said, chuckling.
     Jazz knocked Lucky and her tray to the ground. “Thank goodness those are plastic cups,” Ben observed. “Are you OK, Lucky?”
     “Why does he always shake himself off on ME?” complained Lucky.
     “Just lucky, I guess.” Maxi tried to stifle a giggle.
     “Very funny!” Lucky picked herself up and stomped back into the B&B for yet another shower and a change of clothes.
     “I don’t think Jazz likes Lucky’s perfume,” said Madd.
     “That makes two of us.” Maxi wrinkled her nose.
     “She does lay it on a little thick,” agreed Ben.
Madd threw one of Jazz’s water toys in the pond and Jazz jumped in to retrieve it.
     “I wonder if that would work with Lucky,” Maxi said, chuckling.
     “That’s the third time he’s gotten Lucky today!” Madd shook his head in disbelief. “I can’t blame her for being upset.”
     Ben said, “Strike three? I’d call that pretty unlucky for Lucky.”

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Maxx and Company part 2

Maxx and Company were about to find out that fresh country air and dairy air were not synonymous, especially when stepping in fresh cow pies.
     Jazz Purr might have warned them, but what people often find olfactorily offensive, dogs usually consider perfume. Jazz Purr applied his perfume liberally. Poor Jazz was destined for numerous baths during his stay at the Dairy Air Bed and Breakfast on the farm.
     Lucky Strike also liked perfume. Her choice was Lily of the Valley and she also applied it liberally, which made Jazz Purr sneeze. When he sneezed his head shook and the rest of his body quickly followed suit, spraying Lucky with whatever he had just rolled in. She and her clothing were also destined for numerous washings. 


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