Michael Kindt (1968-2017)

“We’re saddened to announce that we lost a member of the CLASH family this week. Author and CLASH journalist Michael Kindt (April 14th, 1968 – February 21st, 2017) passed away unexpectedly at the age of 48.”

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Bulker

“Here’s a bulker, as opposed to a tanker. These girls haul dry stuff, like coal and iron ore. If one takes on water, it won’t screw the whole damn boat.”

The Case for Grandpa Bernie

“I am, indeed, a capitalist, but I consider myself a reasonable one. America is a capitalist nation, at it’s heart, but we have embraced socialistic tendencies and thought on numerous occasions before. Generally, it was all brought about by the great FDR and the even Greater Depression.”

Glenn Beck: Pig Fucker

“I had to do some driving today, and rather than listen to Bowie like I have been, incessantly, for the last few days, I put on talk radio.”

Paper Boy

“I used to deliver papers. It wasn’t a childhood thing. I was a grown man, a very poor grown man.”

Ode to Lemmy Kilmister

“Lemmy was the singer and bassist for Motörhead, a band so badass that if they moved in next door to you, your lawn would immediately die. When my son texted with the news, I was devastated and I buried my face in a pillow and cried like a little bitch.”

Greasing the Shaft

“Saudi Arabia may be in an oil price war with U.S., but overall, dirty energy is in a price war with green energy.”

To Be Read While Blasting ‘Prison Song’ By System Of A Down

“A recent presentation by Corrections Corp of America touted the coming growth of the private prison business. It was geared toward potential investors and had a very bullish outlook on locking people up for profit, which is a good thing for the economy–and since we all want the economy to be good, yay, locking people up for profit!”

“Eats A Mean Pussy”

“… is what I successfully prevented myself from putting in the ‘special skills’ section of this job application I’m filling out.”

Jules Verne, Bitch

“Have you ever read him? I bet you haven’t because only recently have his works, his actual works, become available in English.”

The Malfunctioning of America

“The purpose, as we all know, of a study is to give an agenda the appearance of scientific authority. Grant money must be justified, and the giver of the grant appeased. In this day and age a study is a form of marketing, a pretty good one, and certainly better than a commercial.”