Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —
is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passionfor liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man in the Naval Reserve, the CoastGuard, and the Air Force during the Cold War and later retired from his automobileservice and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow unapologetic curmudgeon.It has allegedly been said by drunken sailors, prostitutes, and at least one muleskinnerthat his ability to meld the vilest profanity with impressive scholarly opinion punctuatedby irreverent flatulence is unsurpassed. Perhaps regrettably, readers of this collection willbe spared what is surely some of the most colorful and passionately sincere profanityimaginable.Following a rather harrowing yearlong readjustment after the destruction of our home inSt. Bernard Parish by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 we settled comfortably in GonzalesLouisiana. I have intimately shared my life with this interestingly complex man since themid-1970s.
–Kathleen Thriffiley SammonsMY FERVENT HOPE
The studies, analyses and opinions compiled in this work were developed and editedmany times in the years since 1992. When I was finally able to proofread the entire work without making any changes I knew that against all odds I had to offer my conclusions tomy fellow Citizens. Hopefully my nagging conclusions will eventually play at least a smallpart in the salvaging of the American Ideal so eloquently expressed by Thomas Jeffersonin 1776.I fervently hope that my laboriously-arrived-at-conclusions will somehow seep throughthe powerful Establishment Curtain and assist those who read them in disabusingthemselves of the mind-numbing effect of the structured misinformation, half-truths,deception and bald-faced lies produced by their own government and disseminated by anunpardonably lapdog media.WE hold these Truths…Tinsley Grey SammonsGonzales, LouisianaNovember 2011