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About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)

Jim Crow and the Nuremburg Laws

S, Photo of the porthole of the M.S. St. Louis as it docked in Antwerp.  It carried 900 Jews refused entry into Cuba, the United States and Canada. There is a new documentary premiering tonight on the Public Broadcasting System … Continue reading

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On Martha’s Vinyard

I am sure you have all heard that our “conservative” (read neo-fascist) Governor here in Florida packed off approximately 50 Venezuelan immigrants to the Vineyard via air.  They boarded the plane after being told they were flying to Boston where … Continue reading

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Refuge in Art

“Kiss Of Life” 44″ x 28″ Soft Pastel Chalk, Magic Marker and Colored Pencil While Rob is in hospital in Orlando receiving chemo and physical therapy, Pam has returned with me to Tampa Bay, taking refuge in work and her … Continue reading

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On the Coming of Sorrow

August 30 was a Tuesday and it was the last time I put up a post.  It was about the approach to my eightieth birthday, the vast and eternal universe and how nothing lasts forever. Not good times.  Not hard … Continue reading

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On Turning Eighty

Well I’m sure most of you intelligent renaissance men have women have seen a number of the incredible images taken by the Webb telescope of places we have never seen.  The images are of stars and galaxies some thirteen billion … Continue reading

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Does Labor Day Honor Labor Anymore? – from the Archive

March 6, 1930 – thousands demonstrate for unemployment insurance in Union Square and nationwide – led by the communists.  Did you think government just gave it to you? Wake up and smell the coffee. It’s Labor Day! End of Summer, … Continue reading

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Yes Becky! The Rich Really Are Different!

So young guy working at the office on Wall Street is genuinely attracted to young woman who sits in a cubicle down the aisle from his own.   He would love to ask her out but with the world the way … Continue reading

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More Florida Chicken-Sh-t

, A video showing two Florida police officers blocking a pregnant woman from entering a hospital has gone viral this week. Kevin Enciso and his pregnant wife Sabrina were on their way to a hospital in Doral, Florida, when the … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Pat Ryan

“How can we be a free country if the government tries to control women’s bodies?” That what Pat Ryan said in a 30-second ad touting his background as a West Point graduate and his service in Iraq. “That’s not the country … Continue reading

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What if Trump Loses and Won’t Leave? – from the Archive – 6/1/2020

The great insight of Toritto.  I could have been a talking head! An original chalk work by Pamela T.  Sold to a collector atfer the election! Well good morning America!  We have over 100,000 dead from COVID, our cities are … Continue reading

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