Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN

John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  formersouthsideboy@gmail.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY
    http://chuckmanportstanley.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: HOLLANDE - FRANCOIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CONTEMPORARY POMPOUS ASSES - HERE HE STANDS RIGIDLY IN THE RAIN AS IF TO PROVE SOMETHING ABOUT HIS CHARACTER - AND JUST LOOK AT THAT JACKASS SIGNATURE - HE'S ALL EGO AND VERY LITTLE CONTENT FITTING HIS ROLE AS AMERICA'S FRENCH-SPEAKING HOUSEHOLD HELP - FRANCE HAS FINALLY HIT BOTTOM WITH THIS GUY IN ITS LONG PLUNGE FROM DE GAULLE'S GRANDEUR AND INTELLIGENT INDEPENDENCE
















JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: ROYAL FAMILY - 1933 PHOTO OF THEM BEING COACHED BY FATHER IN THE FINE POINTS OF NAZI SALUTE - ODD TO SAY THE LEAST - BUT IN THE 1930s THE TRUTH IS HITLER WAS WIDELY ADMIRED IN THE WEST AND WE LIKE TO FORGET THAT - ODD TOO THAT RUPERT MURDOCH'S OUTFIT WOULD RUN THIS - NOTHING BIG HAPPENS WITHOUT THAT DICTATOR'S APPROVAL - WHAT'S GOING ON THERE IS THE BIG UNANSWERED QUESTION


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: BUSH - JEB RESEMBLES A STARTLED DEER IN HEADLIGHTS - HE EXPLAINS HOW HE "MISSPOKE" WHEN HE SAID TOO MUCH MONEY WAS SPENT ON WOMEN'S HEALTH - WHAT IS MISSPEAKING ANYHOW? SAYING WHAT YOU REALLY THINK? HOW A MAN OF HIS AGE CAN POSSIBLY MAKE SUCH A POLITICALLY DUMB STATEMENT IS BEYOND ME - I USED TO THINK HE WAS THE SMART ONE COMPARED TO BROTHER GEORGE - BUT THERE APPEARS TO BE A DEEP GRAIN OF STUPIDITY IN THAT FAMILY


Sunday, March 15, 2015

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: CLINTON - HILLARY IS THE POLITICAL GIFT THAT JUST KEEPS GIVING - HERE SHE FIRST BLOWS EVERY GASKET IN HER MOTOR AND THEN DOES AN AWKWARD VERSION OF HER MISS KITTY-FROM-GUNSMOKE COCKTAIL PARTY CHARADE - I DOUBT THERE HAS EVER BEFORE BEEN A PUBLIC FIGURE WITH SO MANY BIZARRE FACES - MAYBE SHE'S JUST BIZARRE? MAYBE SHE'S MAD? - AFTER ALL, SHE MARRIED BILL - COULD THESE PICTURES EXPLAIN WHY SHE USED HER PRIVATE SERVER AND CELL PHONE FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS AS SECRETARY OF STATE?










JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: GATES - BILL'S PSEUDO- BENEVOLENCE PUBLIC-MEETING LOOK - SOME CALL IT HIS PARODY OF THE DALAI LAMA - NOTE THE WALLY CLEAVER DRESS CODE - THIS FROM A MAN WHO MADE BILLIONS SCREWING COMPETITORS AND CUSTOMERS - HIS COMPANY IS THE 2000's HI-TECH EQUIVALENT OF 1970's GENERAL MOTORS TURNING OUT BUILT-IN OBSOLESCENCE - THE FIRST COMPANY OUT OF THE GATE WITH A WINDOWS-COMPATIBLE SUBSTITUTE WILL BE TREATED AS ONE OF HUMANITY'S GREAT BENEFACTORS


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: PSAKI - JEN HAS BEEN SPOKESPERSON BOTH FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT - ALTHOUGH NOT ONE PRESS CORPS REPORTER HAS YET DECIPHERED MUCH OF WHAT SHE'S EVER SAID - I SUPPOSE THAT COULD BE THE IDEA CONSIDERING THE POLICIES SHE SPEAKS FOR - THIS IMAGE CAUGHT HER IN ONE OF HER FREQUENT TRANCES


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: NULAND - VICTORIA - GENUINELY SCARY INDIVIDUAL - SHE SURE SCARES THE CRAP OUT OF EUROPE WHERE HER FULL-TIME JOB IS TO VILIFY RUSSIA AND START A WAR IF POSSIBLE - BUT WE CAN THANK HER LOUD MOUTH FOR ACCIDENTALLY TELLING US HOW THE U.S. PAID FOR UKRAINE'S COUP - HER "FUCK THE EU" QUOTE WILL NOT SOON BE FORGOTTEN - SINCE SHE IS A COMPLETE FAILURE AS A DIPLOMAT, SHE COULD LOOK TO GETTING ROLES IN FILMS LIKE THE NEXT REMAKE OF "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD"