Tag Archives: Vietnam

Done with election 2016

The ideal of American Democracy wanders out of the two parties’ conventions like a gut-shot deer bleeding out.The GOP fest was crazy as one could imagine, with the Cinnamon Hitler (h/t to Lee Camp for that) now the candidate, while in foul Philly, the Democrats nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton after a race  that made clear that […]

Donald Trump has already won

So people are FINALLY taking Donald Trump seriously now that he’s won several decisive primary battles. There are still opportunities to derail his bid for the White House. The ‘country club’ branch of the GOP is panicked (and rightly so). Trump represents a challenge to the Republican status quo that’s pretty hard to quantify. But […]

War Wimps and Donald Trump

The world has now been bombarded with the ‘debate’ over presidential aspirant Donald Trump’s trashing of the Vietnam war record of John McCain. That fight (for me at least) was a sideshow. Should military men be celebrated for their suffering? I think their sacrifice should be acknowledged. OTOH, as is argued in some places, McCain’s […]

About my one-person shows -updated

  My name is Daniel Kinch. I also answer to Dan as well as a variety of other names (sometimes to ‘Jerry’). I studied acting in college at University of South Florida (and afterwards), but my interest is (and always was) in writing plays–I studied with the late great Jack Gelber at Brooklyn College. I’ve written lots […]

Re-birthing a play: Goodnight LBJ

In case you’ve been wondering,  I’ve been reworking an old play with my longtime friend and Viet veteran Richard Randig entitled GOODNIGHT LBJ. It’s a monologue/autobiography/rant in support of those who’ve been sent off to serve in lost causes. Will be posting about it on my blog in the next few weeks. The play is […]

Monday is War Tax Day!

It’s that time of year again–I’ve gotten a bunch of e-mails from my peacenik friends asking me to join them on the steps of the Post Office (or wherever things are happening) to remind hapless individuals paying the IRS on Monday exactly what their money is going for. The go-to source for me is the […]

Don’t know much about history: Waterboarding is torture

My ire is piqued today by this report out of the Washington Post. In 2005, a woman working in a senior capacity for CIA Clandestine Operations took it upon herself to sign off on the destruction of videotape the agency had made of what critics have described as ‘torture’. It almost certainly includes waterboarding. That […]