Update 6/11/17.  I have noticed this article seems to get a bit of independent traffic.  I refuse to change the title, because at the time I wrote it, alt-right did not mean neo-Nazi.  The DNC changed the meaning by tying a small minority group in with independent journalists that were conservative and libertarian.  I now call it the alternative media or new media since the left has so tainted the term “alt-right._

For anyone paying attention to the news, Hillary gave the ultimate conspiracy theory speech a week ago.  One of her topics, the Alt-Right.  In stories written after the fact, many people expressed ignorance of the Alt-Right.  With that gap in people’s knowledge, I thought I could help.  I decided to put together a beginner’s guide to the alt-right media or as I consider it, the alternate media.

What is the Alt-Right Media?

That is a good question.  According to Hillary Clinton the Alt-Right is led by such nefarious pseudo-news websites as Info Wars led Alex Jones and Breitbart News which was formed by the late Andrew Breitbart.  Hillary went on to accuse them of a grand conspiracy to smear her good name.  Behind all of it is the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.  Yes, the evil Russians who have a GDP equal to the island of Manhattan, are orchestrating vile propaganda against the Democrats and Hillary.



It was a hot afternoon in early July of 2010.  I was still adjusting to returning to Neighbor’s Pub as the Service Manager only three weeks before.  Coming back to the company after four years, I quickly began to identify a number of small changes that needed to be made with the staff.  None were major, but proper cleaning became my most important goal. I changed the server scheduling to cut labor costs while increasing staff morale. Then I put together cleaning duty lists.  I called it curing laziness.

Continue reading “CURING LAZINESS”


I looked at my friend with amusement as he complained about the economy.  He blamed all the wrong people, greedy businessmen, Wall Street, and capitalism.  As he paused I decided to insert my opinion.  “Your wrong, what is destroying the economy is government over regulation and the Federal Reserve creating counterfeit money.  The problem is the free range slavery laws they passed a hundred and three years ago.  That socialist system has slowly bled all of the wealth out of our country.” Continue reading “FREE RANGE SLAVERY”



I sat down at one of my favorite bars in the late fall of 2012.  Looking at the TV, I saw a good college football game on for a Thursday night.  Something decent to watch while I had a good stiff drink or two was just what I needed.  I needed time at a bar that I didn’t run.  I enjoyed my job being the GM of Dark Horse Tavern and Neighbor’s Pub despite the stupidity of dealing with the owner, but I also liked time away from work.

“What are you having tonight Mike?  420 and a Jager?”  The bartender asked.

I smiled and shook my head.  “No, I’ll do a Maker’s on the rocks.”

Continue reading “MAKER’S MARK AND TAXES”


I stepped of the plane a day later as we arrived at B.W.I. airport in Maryland in May 1991.  I was seriously considering joining the military, college really didn’t appeal to me at the time.  My parents lobbied me hard to attend University of Maryland.  I had good grades and scored high on the SAT when I took it at sixteen years old, and they felt it would be a waste for me to serve as an enlisted man.  I finally caved to their pressure and decided I could make a decision of the military if I didn’t like college.

Continue reading “WAKING UP – PATRIOTISM BETRAYED pt2”


I just took seven months off of writing.  In January I realized I was not enjoying my writing because I was ranting.  Writing was a passion for me growing up because it was a creation of my imagination, or a well researched paper for a subject.  I stepped away from writing for twenty years to be drawn back to the keyboard and pen and paper to write about absurd and funny stories from my years as a bartender, server, manager, and GM in the restaurant and bar industry.  Once I started, I couldn’t stop, it was fun.  Writing and editing BARHOPPING: A Stumble Thru an Insane Industry was a blast for the first 80% of the book, and almost painful for the last 20%.  The final chapters showed the period of my life where I stopped laughing at the absurd and shrugging off the BS.

Continue reading “WAKING UP – INNOCENCE LOST pt1”