David Martin

David Martin is a bureaucrat with the Canadian federal government but also does productive work by writing humor on the side. He is the author of the political satire collection entitled My Friend W (Arriviste Press, Boston) and blogs (who doesn't?) at DavesPoliticalSatire.blogspot.com.

When Presidents Dream I’m standing in the Rose Garden. It’s 1980 and I’m pinning medals on the chests of the soldiers who pulled off the successful rescue of the Iran hostages. My popularity rating has soared to the mid-70s and it looks like the Republicans are basically conceding ...
Letter of Directions Dear Jane,
If you’re reading this, either I’m dead or you inadvertently discovered the combination to the floor safe that I hid behind the furnace. If it’s the latter, it would probably be best to put everything back as you found it, lock up the safe and walk away ...
Good Times, Bad Times New to me but apparently familiar to many local readers is a daily newspaper called The New York Times. Although I am generally not a fan of the so-called broadsheet format, I was willing to give this publication a try....
About the Artist Robert “Bob” Moore is a local artist whose work has been variously described as “unique”, “unusual,” and “a giant waste of canvass.” His broad-ranging pieces encompass all forms of artistic creation. As one critic succinctly said of Mr. Moore’s oeuvre:...
How To
Op-Ed Recipe The following ingredients make one serving of old-fashioned newspaper opinion column or two shorter helpings of op-ed pieces: Ingredients - three provocative statements (may substitute with clever double entendres) - one main point - subsidiary points (optional) - filler -...

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