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poster8_steadman“Yes, right, okay, here goes you twisted freaks.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day. I’m a Veteran, as are many on this page [and GonzoToday]. I will take time out of my day, to shake hands, thank, and even salute as many Veterans as I can.

Hunter S. Thompson was a Veteran.

“Whoa, back up you deranged ward healer.”

Well he was, and I don’t care in what capacity he or any other Veteran served. They all deserve our appreciation, thanks, and love, yes I used the L word. So what, I care that’s why.

I wasn’t in combat, but all the same I served, was held hostage, tortured, beaten, starved, pissed on, ate rats, and shit on myself, then was eventually rescued, by some of the toughest, and most professional, caring Veteran Brothers I’ve ever known.

That being said, say thank you to a Veteran tomorrow, it means alot.”

-Bill Longworth,    Roanoke, VA on Facebook

Inside the Mind of Nigel Farage: ‘I Want to Be Minister for Europe’

As Nigel Farage embarks on his second pint of bitter, I read him a paragraph from Hunter Thompson’s Rolling Stone obituary of Richard Nixon. “Some of my best friends,” Thompson wrote, “have hated Nixon all their lives. My mother hates Nixon. My son hates Nixon. I hate Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together. Nixon laughed when I told him this. ‘Don’t worry,’ he said. ‘I too am a family man, and we feel the same way about you.’”

This kind of collective detestation, I tell Farage, closely reflects the attitudes expressed by my friends when I mentioned I was coming to meet the United Kingdom Independence party (Ukip) leader. Continue reading