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John Sammon is a writer whose experience includes newspaper reporting, magazine writing, personality profiles, interviews, celebrity interviews (Clint Eastwood), historical pieces, investigative and crime. Mr. Sammon is also a humor writer of the website Sammonsays, a professional script writer, an actor and member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, a film narrator for the California State Parks system, a standup comedian, and author of three novels.

Is Obama Jackie Robinson or Stepin Fetchit?

October 14th, 2012 1:56pm EDT
Barack Obama
Opinion: Is Barack Obama Jackie Robinson or Stepin Fetchit?

We’ll find out Tuesday.

Jackie Robinson was the first black professional Big League baseball player who broke the color barrier in 1947 and proved to the world he was an equal if not better player than many of his white teammates and competitors. He served as an inspiration not only to people of color all over the world, but to his country---at great cost to himself.

Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry on the other hand, whose stage name was Stepin Fetchit, was the 1930’s actor noted for his wide-eyed, shufflin,’ hang-dog look ...

Romney, the Cardboard Patriot

October 10th, 2012 8:20pm EDT
King Willard Romney the First. Dis’ guy is great. What can you say about this guy? He’s some guy dat’ guy. King Willard uses a soldier who was tragically killed in the Middle East, for his own political grandstanding, until the soldier’s mother told him to shut up.

King Willard Romney the First, his royal low-ness, the bogus, sometimes too-liberal, sometimes ultra-conservative or centrist or environmentalist or vulture capitalist job creator or saber-rattling pseudo warrior, and who now shows us his softer side trying to compete with his earlier reputation for heartlessness (strapping his ...

What Will Happen If Barack Obama Loses The Election To Mitt Romney?

October 8th, 2012 12:45pm EDT
Mitt Romney
Opinion: What will be the outcome if Obama loses the election? Here are 11 realizations.

1) Racists will take heart. The first black president elected in American history was a failure. Not up to the job. Voters turned him out after only one term. There’s no way around it, if you’re a member of the Ku Klux Klan, this will be a joyous affirmation that blacks are not intelligent enough to do the job. It will also affirm by inference that women are also not qualified and other so-called labeled minorities, because racists lump them all together. This would set the civil rights movement back, ...

King Willard Doesn't Like Big Bird

October 5th, 2012 4:36pm EDT
Corporate King Willard Romney the First and his conglomerate cronies are crowing because they think King Willard won the debate with Obama.

I’m not a rabid fan of Obama.

But let’s get one thing straight. If they, the Corporate Police State Drone-Launching New World Order Neo-Cons, many of whom consider Romney too liberal, can describe his performance as “dominating” Obama, I can describe Obama’s performance as “admirable restrained restraint.”

What’s ironic is that what conservatives tout about Romney’s debate performance are the very same things I despise about the man. He’s a schoolyar...

My Role in Deathsport

September 29th, 2012 2:02pm EDT
I was in the 1978 science fiction film Deathsport with David Carradine and Claudia Jennings. It was one of the worst movies ever made. Even as I watched it filmed as a performer, I could tell it was a stinker. Here are some impressions I wrote about that experience.

I Was a Newcomer to Films.

Here I am fresh from the hinterlands standing on the set of an actual movie. The cameras and their attendant technicians, and the stars, who include David Carradine and a former Playboy Bunny turned somewhat actress named Claudia Jennings. Her real name is Mimi Chesterton. The title of this movie is ...

Mitt Romney: King Willard The First

September 19th, 2012 10:24am EDT
Mitt Romney
He gets up in the morning and dons his expensive silk bathrobe, which of course is hand-stitched monogrammed with the initials “MR.”

He looks in the closet and tries to decide which of the 747 shirts in his apartment-sized closet he will wear today, but he won’t have to make the final choice----his dresser manservant will do that for him.

King Willard Romney the First is too important for that. To dress himself.

King Willard is studying a speech he will give today, about how Obama is out of touch with the American people.

He will however spread his own margarine on his own piece of toas...

Anorexia and the Film/Fashion Industry

September 18th, 2012 12:41pm EDT
Leann Rimes
Opinion: The Hollywood film and related fashion industry have in their own unwitting way contributed to anorexia, intentional starving to achieve thinness. It’s a paradox. In a country in which there is an epidemic of obesity because calorie-laden salt and sugar and fructose-impregnated foods and sodas are creating a generation of 300-pound children.

In the same country, women are starving themselves to achieve the look of a movie star or fashion model---a look that can never be fulfilled. No matter how thin you are, for some, it’s never enough.

Anorexia is not a disease as practicing ano...

Prince Harry: Royal Guts and Glory

September 10th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Prince Harry
Opinion: I saw where Royal Prince Harry has returned to Afghanistan and will serve as a helicopter gunner. This surprised me, as I thought they would put him up in a Howard Johnson’s Hotel in Kabul and give him a computer to play games on.

How heroic of Harry.

But you’ve maybe heard the old saying, “Royals never die---they just pose and grandstand away.”

Prince Harry, who once wore a Nazi uniform at a wild party, and who recently stripped naked at another party in Las Vegas, and dove into a pool with a drink in his hand, has with his government’s concurrence, decided to WOW us with his p...

Why Do Celebs Get Married?

September 4th, 2012 8:54pm EDT
Kris Humphires
Opinion: Why would a Lindsay Lohan type, who furthers her career by seeking out trouble and creating scandals, or any celebrity for that matter, get married?

Even for those of us considered normal, the institution of marriage could be seen as a potentially, fatally flawed act of lunacy. You go into a church and stand before a priest, rabbi or holy man, whatever. You make promises you have no understanding of the magnitude of, because you don’t even understand yourself, making lifetime vows to another person---whom you also don’t fully understand-----and they also don’t understand themselve...