Linguist Free

Retired Irish curmudgeon and part-time pirate. Currently hiding out in Ecuador

Recent Comments

  1. about 6 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    The problems we are having have been a long time in the making. The drug trafficking problem has been a festering wound that has been growing more malignant over the past 10 years. Aided and abetted by government incompetence, inefficiency, and greed, the narco-traficantes and mafias have made criminal universities out of our prisons. They are waging war not only on the government and police but on themselves in a battle to control the ports.

    I live in a port city, so I have seen an increase in murders and other serious crimes over the past few years. The recent influx of impoverished and desperate Venezuelans, Peruvians, and Colombians has exacerbated this.

    I’m rather stoic about these things. In my lifetime, I’ve lived in far more dangerous and unstable countries. The world, in general, is becoming a more dangerous and desperate place – no matter where we choose to live.

    I call Ecuador my home. I live here comfortably with my Ecuadoran wife and our family. I revel in my grandchildren and do everything I can to ensure a bright future for them.

    There’s no Utopia anywhere in the World, but my little patch of paradise in Machala, is pretty dámn good!

  2. about 6 hours ago on Baldo

    You and Leroy!

  3. about 10 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Precisely! I earn less than the standard deduction, therefore I don’t have to file a U.S. tax form, and because my Ecuadoran bank account always remains under the proscribed amount, I don’t have to file a TD F 90-22.1 FBAR report with the IRS. It pays to be poor!

  4. about 10 hours ago on Baldo

    And here I thought you were fond of foreign food, Throckmorton!

  5. about 10 hours ago on Tank McNamara

    “…And a lot of celebrities (who might sue if I named them) are selling products that are simply theft from the public.”

    So is a certain indicted ex-President!

  6. about 13 hours ago on Andy Capp

    The only thing that gets in the way of my fitness regime is my recliner!

  7. about 13 hours ago on Frog Applause

    Reflection on the bathroom floor comes Sunday morning.

  8. about 13 hours ago on Frog Applause

    Saturday’s Rorschach test for the lame!

  9. about 13 hours ago on Frog Applause

    There are no allegorical algorithms when it comes to FA!

  10. about 13 hours ago on Frog Applause
    When does a simple biological urge that needs to be satisfied become felonious when there are no public restrooms? Southern exposure while loitering could no doubt be considered a perversion, but when done in said public restrooms, should be seen as only a flash in the can!