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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. :-)

Fascists in the House

“Our culture today is trying to completely de-masculate all of the young men in our culture…. They’re trying to de-masculate the young men in our country because they don’t want people who are going to stand up…. All you moms … Continue reading

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Halloweens – Old and Next!

‘Papa as a hippie with mom and aunt Pam! .Papa as a creepy raincoat man! .As a pirate! .My Halloweens! .This year I’m gonna be Lurch! .Mommy can be Cousin It! . And Papa can be Cardinal Toritto! 🙂

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Xenotransplantation

Yesterday I put up a post concerning a number of hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, which are insisting that patients waiting for a kidney transplant be vaccinated against Covid 19.    The rationale for the decision is that the recipient … Continue reading

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Kidney Transplants and Vaccinations

“The transplant team at University of Colorado Hospital has determined that it is necessary to place you inactive on the waiting list. You will be inactivated on the list for non-compliance by not receiving the COVID vaccine. You will have … Continue reading

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On the Coming Conflict

Its been almost a year since the last Presidential election and  Donald Trump is still spreading the big lie in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  Not withstanding that he lost the popular vote by more than seven … Continue reading

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Observations on Health Care.

Most of you who waste your precious time reading this blog know that I was hospitalized last year for a month spending a goodly portion of it in the ICU.  I guess one can expect this sort of thing when … Continue reading

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Ohrmazd – From the Archives

Once this sand and wilderness were gardens, where we greeted mighty Cambyses glittering dancers whirled as your priests filled our cups with liquid glory. ‘til Macedonian javelins rained down and runners brought the dread from the River Granicus You stood … Continue reading

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Marathon

Today the Boston Marathon is returning.   Martin Richard, just 8 years old was killed in the bombing in 2013. “Peace” “No more hurting people” A little prince wise beyond his years eyes filled with promise of great deeds to … Continue reading

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Two Sisters of Genoa

Two sisters of Genoa sleek, rich and rich of breeding Languorous, each creating that feeling of wanting to bed with her. Desirable  fashionable sisters now living in the new age appealing only to the proper born, who do not hurry … Continue reading

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On the Supremes and Political Hacks

Recently I have heard more speeches from Justices of the Supreme Court than I have heard in my entire almost 80 year life time.  And there has been a marked change in tone. The speeches of Supreme Court justices tended … Continue reading

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