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Fred Dungan's Home Page has been an alternative to traditional "for profit" journalism since I founded it in 1991. Although it has most of the characteristics of a blog, I prefer to call it a Home Page because the term "blog" sounds extremely harsh and the website predates blogs by nearly a decade. Like me, it pulls no punches and is highly opinionated. I appreciate your feedback. Contact me by email, fdungan@fdungan.com. Being a dirty old man and a single father, I confess to being susceptible to hard luck stories from loose women who give their favors away with less discretion than a soup kitchen. Other than that, I have sound judgment. Since neither I nor my values are for sale, there is no questionable or fallacious advertising permitted in this domain. I advocate a totally free and particapatory internet. All of the ebooks on this site can be downloaded without charge. Enjoy.

I own and operate DUNGAN BOOKS, a small, fiercely independent publishing house in Riverside, California. Although I am a Christian writer, you won't find my books in Christian bookstores because of my occasional use of street language which the powers-that-be find vulgar and distasteful. Since I refrain from taking the Lord's name in vain and obey the word of God, I do not appreciate having my books banned from sale in their stores. They should renounce their elite, one percenter, holier-than-thou notions, journey beyond their restrictive gated communities, and find out what life is like for the rest of us. Celebrate humanity as we praise God together. Let us be grateful for what we have.

Read my latest book, Policing the American Empire—Pax Americana. Let me know your opinion of it.

Immigration Reform

I live in an older residential neighborhood (Arlington Village, Riverside, California) where an increasingly large percentage of the residents are undocumented. Fearing deportation, they necessarily maintain a low profile, rarely going outside their homes, other than to shop, go to school or work. For the most part, they are hard working people who value family life as much or more than their Anglo neighbors. However, since they are not United States citizens and cannot vote, their government representatives are mostly older white men who are unconcerned with the plight of immigrants. We opted to spend $350,000 in federal block grant funds to build a public daycare center at our local park adjacent to an elementary school, but our elitist city councilman stole the money and used it to build a concrete in-line field hockey skating rink for the children of his rich friends. Our legislators need to stay in session without taking holidays and vacations until they reform our immigration laws. We are stuck with a do-nothing Congress who seem content to exploit an undocumented underclass of low wage workers who stand little chance of bettering their quality of life.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Update

More than five decades have passed since that famous Christmas when Santa invited Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to guide his sled through the thick fog. You would think that either Reuters or the Associated Press would have provided us with yearly updates. But they are too busy spreading the latest rumors concerning flash-in-the-pan celebrities, to bother reporting on what is going on at the North Pole. So it falls on me, an independent blogger, to fill you in. Rudolph retired 20 years ago and Santa put him out to stud. Four years ago, he was having a great time rutting with an anonymous underage slut when he had a stroke and died before Santa could transport him to the nearest veterinary hospital at Point Barrow, Alaska. They cremated his body and spread the ashes over the northern polar region. It was a touching ceremony—Blitzen cried for a week.

Life goes on. NORAD was predicting a foggy Christmas and Santa did not know what to do. He desperately needed someone who could take Rudolph's place. Subsequently, an elf was giving Santa Claus an unfavorable report about Ruby, a cigar smoking lesbian reindeer with all four legs sleeved in colorful tattoos, when Santa came up with the answer. Ruby with a cigar alight could guide the sleigh on Christmas Eve night. And so she did. It only cost the price of a box of stogies to save Christmas that year. Santa was so happy that he began supporting civil rights for homosexuals.

Of course, a lot of other things have changed. The permafrost has turned into slush, forcing Santa to put knobby tires on the sleigh's runners. The polar icecap is melting and Santa is considering moving to the South Pole where the ground is firm below the ice. Negotiations between NORAD and the United Nations are currently taking place. Please return to this website for-up- to-the-minute updates.

Ruby the Anarchist Reindeer
(sung to the tune of Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

Ruby the anarchist reindeer,
Was usually stoned and drunk,
And if you ever saw her, you would surely think her "punk,"
All of the other reindeer called her homophobic names,
Whenever bad things happened, she was the one they blamed.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say,
"Ruby with your cigar so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then all the reindeer loved her and they shouted out with glee,
"Ruby the anarchist reindeer you'll go down in herstory."

Why spend money? Pirate this tune via "old school" Napster file-sharing. Browse on by the workshop at the North Pole and see Santa's latest erotic tattoo.

The owners, management, employees, and shareholders of f.dungan.com want to make it clear that we do not endorse flying while intoxicated. Using non-prescription recreational drugs is extremely dangerous. Ruby has come close to colliding with airplanes, helicoptors, microwave towers, tall buildings, and a late-wintering flight of Canadian geese. Two drakes recieved broken wings when Ruby abruptly weaved into them. Convicted of piloting a sleigh with a suspended license, she is currently serving a two year sentence at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, California. Recently denied parole, it is doubtful that Santa can find a replacement for her anytime soon. Therefore, Christmas is being postponed until August 25th for the next two years. Santa apologizes for the inconvenience. He is in the process of negotiating a deal with Toys for Tots to have the U.S. Marine Corps fill in by lowering them through chimneys with rope harnesses.



NEEDLESS DEATHS ON 9/11

Today is the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Of course, Osama bin Laden (now deceased) was to blame. However, New York Mayor Rudy Giulani and the New York Port Authority, which owns the Twin Towers, should share the blame for the deaths of those who jumped to escape the flames. Both had the opportunity to stock "base jump" parachutes on the upper floors of the Trade Center. Neither did. Since there had been a previous attempt to collapse the Twin Towers, New York officials should have been prosecuted for criminal negligence for not taking proper safety precautions. Nobody dared to firebomb Tammany Hall when Boss Tweed was in power. Rudy Giulani could have protected the Trade Center with a battery of Patriot Missiles and several hundred parachutes. It makes me sad that the Big Rotten Apple no longer has a heart.

BOYCOTT CHOCOLATE

My name is Fred Dungan and I am a chocaholic. No use asking me my favorite flavor, because you already guessed it. My father was a Chief Quartermaster in the Navy who was paid once a month. As soon as he gave my mother her share, she would buy a month's worth of groceries from the Commissary at the U.S. Naval Base on Terminal Island, Long Beach, California. Hidden in among the generic shiny steel cans of vegetables labled with black painted stencils, there was invariably one or two jumbo sized bars of Hershey's Milk Chocolate. Since it had to last us for a month, my mother broke it into small pieces. If we argued over who had the biggest piece, my father would take it away from us. His aim was to run a happy ship. Grumbling was not permitted on his watch.

Now that I have grown up, I am free to eat all the chocolate I want. That is until recently, when I learned that most chocolate came from Ivory Coast and Ghana in West Africa where child (and sometimes slave) labor is being used to satisfy the enormous demands of large manufacturers such as Mars, Hershey's, Nestle, and Cadbury. Three million tons of chocolate are consumed annually, fifty percent of which takes place in Europe, twenty-one percent in the United States. According to the United States State Department, 10,000 Malian children are victims of trafficking or enslavement on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast, a country that produces 40 percent of the worlds' cocoa supply. Ninety percent of the cocoa plantations depend on child labor. Although they claimed to be correcting the situation, statistics prove that the practice has grown in recent years. Until they change their ways, I urge you to boycott giant United States and European chocolate producers.

To satisfy my urge for chocolate, I will most likely buy Ibarra and Abuelita chocolate made in Mexico where chocolate and cacao drinking originated in 1900 B.C. Montezuma is said to have downed more than twenty cups a day. Please do not buy Carlos V brand chocolate as it is currently owned by Nestle.

Hershey is about bottom of the barrel when it comes to quality of chocolate. They actually extract a percentage of cocoa butter from their chocolate and profit from adding it to other products.

Cadbury isn't a quality product because it is made for the European mass market, especially since it needs to be able to survive the rigors of international shipping. Note that Cadbury Cream Eggs are made by Hershey in the United States (their licensing agreement with Cadbury for that and other brands is why they are trying to ban imports).

For good chocolate a local chocolatier who makes their own confections is usually better than anything imported. Some of the higher quality makers in the United States such as Ghirardelli, Godiva, Lindt, etc. would be better choices than imported Cadbury.

FRESH FRENCH FRIES

Nothing tastes better than hot, fresh french fries. Long before the first McDonald's in Orange County, California, was opened on Harbor Boulevard, two miles south of Disneyland, my mother was making french fries from scratch for our family. She washed Russet potatoes, cut out the eyes with a practiced circular motion of her paring knife, peeled them with an Ekco steel vegetable peeler, cut them into strips with a butcher knife, and fried them in a deep frier, before serving them to her hungry family for dinner. There were never any leftovers, she always cooked the right amount. It was the 1950's and my mother was a full-time housewife. Her job was cooking three meals a day, cleaning our new suburban tract home, shopping for groceries at the U.S. Navy commissary on Terminal Island, attending P.T.A. meetings and driving me to piano lessons, the local branch library, Boys Club, and Y.M.C.A.

Nowadays, few people have the time to cook three meals a day, seven days a week. Fast food has become a staple of American life. Most fast food outlets have decent french fries. However, many fast food chains cook their french fries in large batches, salt them, and place them under a heat lamp until they are sold. This can result in soggy or burnt fries.

For years I attempted to remedy this problem by asking the person taking my order if their fries were fresh. Frequently they replied "All of our fries are fresh." Since I could see the heat lamp behind the counter, I knew this to be a lie. However, if I pushed the issue too far, they often became indignant, resulting in me storming off to some other franchise that usually turned out to be worse than the first. Who wants french fries that are taste as if they came from rotting potatoes afflicted by blight?

Over the past decade, many people have switched to low sodium diets for health reasons. Because the fries beneath the heat lamp have already been salted, a new batch has to be fried before the customer's order can be filled. After seeing this happen several times, I have begun to order unsalted fries. Sometimes I have to wait five or ten minutes for my fries, but at least the matter no longer becomes confrontational. I now buy kosher sea salt from a neighborhood 99 cents store and sprinkle it on my french fries. It tastes divine. Bon appetit. Go ahead—supersize me.


Quacks:  Two Years in a VA Nursing Home

What is the easiest and most economical way to dispose of elderly disabled veterans who, in the eyes of many Veterans Affairs' doctors and administrators, have outlived their usefulness to society? The VA's answer is to warehouse them in an institution and deny them proper medical care. Prescribing them mind-numbing drugs greatly facilitates the process by rendering them easier to control and less likely to complain. Unlicensed physicians and incompetent nurses abound. Besides, negligence and elderly abuse lead to a high death rate, a necessity because there simply are not enough facilities and beds available to meet the steadily increasing demand. Death panels decide who will live and who shall die. Read Quacks to find out why more death certificates get doctored than patients at VA nursing homes. Order the paperback edition of Quacks by clicking on the lulu button buy Quacks. Click on the bookcover at left to read Quacks online. Please send me your comments.

Write your Congressman and tell him that you do not want the VA to conduct death panels or to encourage severely disabled veterans to commit suicide. Nursing homes are an abusive and dehumanizing means of warehousing long-term sick veterans. Homeless and disabled veterans should be given access to assisted living facilities where they can continue to take part in the community rather than being ostrasized in overcrowded, disease ridden nursing homes.


BUILD YOUR OWN WATER WELL!

A few years ago I decided to drive my own well, using a few common building supplies, a little elbow grease, and a lot of common sense. If you can drive a nail into a board, you have the skills to augment your water supply.

Methods ranging from digging to blasting are used to reach the underground layer of fresh water that lies beneath dry land. Most of these are too technical, expensive, or dangerous for the average person. However, at the turn of the century the U.S. Army developed a fast, effective method to provide bivouacking troops with water that did not involve a lot of expensive, cumbersome equipment. Soldiers simply drove a pipe into the ground with a sledgehammer until they reached the aquifer. Subsequently, it has proven to be ideal for supplying water to homesteads, second homes, and remote villages in developing nations.

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MY SON, CHE PETER DUNGAN, GRADUATED FROM THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT AND WAS COMMISSIONED AN OFFICER IN THE U.S. ARMY ON MAY 31, 1997!

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AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE SECOND COMING:

GOSPEL ©

The Gospel According to Condo Don Two millennia ago, the Son of God promised to return. In 1984, that promise was fulfilled. You may have even passed Him on the street and not been aware of it. Of course, you probably thought you had more important things to do than look for the Savior. Now, as you read an eyewitness account of the Second Coming, you realize just how wrong you were. Don't worry, there is still time. But I wouldn't delay, because it is your immortal soul that is at stake. Jesus Christ wants to change your life. He thinks you are worth saving. So, why do you keep trying to prove Him wrong? The choice is yours alone. You can either join the parade or you can stay on the sidelines and watch salvation pass you by.


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FULL LENGTH EBOOK CLASSICS:

Bushwhacked by Fred Dungan
Bushwhacked

by Fred Dungan

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain

Survivors of the Chancellor
Survivors of the Chancellor

by Jules Verne
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe
White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
White Company

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Master of the World
The Master of the World

by Jules Verne
Bureaucracy by Honoré de Balzac
Bureaucracy

by Honoré de Balzac
Two Years Before The Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Two Years Before
The Mast

by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Gulliver's Travels by Johnathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels

by Johnathan Swift
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes
Heart of Darness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad
The Famous Missions of California by William Henry Hudson
The Famous Missions
of California

by William Henry Hudson
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Common Sense

by Thomas Paine
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights

by Emile Brontë
OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne
White Fang by Jack London
White Fang

by Jack London
History of the Donner Party by C.F. McGlashan
History of the
Donner Party

by C.F. McGlashan
The Sea Wolf by Jack London
The Sea Wolf

by Jack London
Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Army Life in a
Black Regiment

by Thomas Higginson
A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw
Parents and Children

by George B. Shaw
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
The Red Badge
of Courage

by Stephen Crane
Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
Flatland

by Edwin A. Abbott
The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy
The Cossacks

by Leo Tolstoy
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur

by Lew Wallace
The Gospel According to Condo Don by Fred Dungan
The Gospel According
to Condo Don

by Fred Dungan
The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny van de Grift Stevenson
The Dynamiter

by Robert Louis Stevenson and
Fanny van de Grift Stevenson
The San Francisco Calamity by Charles Morris
The San Francisco
Calamity

by Charles Morris
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Tales of Horror by Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of Horror

by Edgar Allan Poe
First Across the Continent:  The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 - 1806 by Noah Brooks
First Across
the Continent

by Noah Brooks
20 Years at Hull House by Jane Addams
20 Years at
Hull House

by Jane Addams
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Heidi

by Johanna Spyri
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Lady Chatterley's
Lover

by D.H. Lawrence
Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter
Freckles

by Gene
Stratton-Porter
Dracula by Dram Stoker
Dracula

by Bram Stoker
9/11 Vigilantes by Fred Dungan
9/11 Vigilantes

by Fred Dungan
Gitanjaly Express by Alex Paikada
Gitanjaly Express

by Alex Paikada
Typee
Typee

by Herman Melville
White Jacket by Herman Melville
White Jacket

by Herman Melville
With the
With the Die-Hards
in Siberia

by Col. John Ward
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
The Island of
Doctor Moreau

by H.G. Wells
South!, by Sir Ernest Shackleton
South

by Ernest Shackleton
Benito Cereno by Herman Melville
Benito Cereno

by Herman Melville
Chasing Loose Nukes by Colonel Derek Duke
Chasing Loose Nukes

by Col. Derek Duke
Such Stuff We Are Made Of
Such Stuff We Are Made Of

by Alex Paikada
Zone Policeman 88 by Harry A. Franck
Zone Policeman 88

by Harry A. Franck
Creatures That Once Were Men by Maxim Gorky
Creatures That Once
Were Men

by Maxim Gorky
Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
Lavender and Old Lace

by Myrtle Reed
Life of a Slave Girl by Linda Brent
Life of a Slave Girl

by Linda Brent
Japanese Fairy Tales compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki
Japanese Fairy Tales

compiled by Yei
Theodora Ozaki
The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Land That
Time Forgot

by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Quacks by Fred Dungan
Quacks

by Fred Dungan
Front Cover:  The Republic by Plato
The Republic

by Plato
800 Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne
800 Leagues
on the Amazon

by Jules Verne
Dream Psychology, Psychoanalysis for Beginners by Dr. Sigmund Freud
Dream Psychology

by Sigmund Freud
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Anthem

by Ayn Rand
Lysistrata by Aristophenes
Lysistrata

by Aristophenes
Drake's Great Armada by Captain Walter Biggs
Drake's Great Armada

by Captain Walter Biggs
The West Point Rivals by Upton Sinclair
The West Point Rivals

by Upton Sinclair
Policing America's Empire by Fred Dungan
Policing America's Empire

by Fred Dungan

 
Bushwhacked
There is an ugly dark side to America which you aren't likely to see on television or at the movies:  hungry, out-of-work families being turned away at homeless shelters; flim-flam man Ken Lay bribing Congress to turn its back while Enron fleeces employees and investors alike; the incredibly ridiculous screw-ups that led to 9-11; George W. Bush preaching crass crony capitalism; and Seagrams going all out to get kids to drink. These are topics that won't be discussed on the evening news. Learn what they don't want you to know.

SNEAK PREVIEW:  Bushwhacked


9/11 VIGILANTES

9/11 Vigilantes by Fred DunganRead the hard-hitting book they wouldn't publish for fear it might incite people to riot. 9/11 Vigilantes tells the action-packed story of the reaction of ordinary Americans to the senseless slaughter on September 11, 2001.  Although fiction, much of 9/11 Vigilantes is based on actual post 9/11 events.  The story is told by Ryan, a teenager in a small western resort town whose father is the local Sheriff, but this definitely isn't Opie in Mayberry.  Following 9/11, the concerned citizens of Hermosa are up in arms about the failure of law enforcement to stop illegal immigration and protect them from terrorists.  Street justice—the kind dispensed by vigilantes and militias—is preferable to no justice whatsoever. Ride with Ryan Romero and his posse as they pursue al-Qaeda terrorists across the vast expanse of the High Desert.

 
12 LOOSE NUKES So Long, Savannah! THREATEN AMERICA

CALIFORNIA'S CROWDED PRISONS INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAYTOOTSIE TROLL
The Disabled Table   
article on postal murders
THE MONEY IS NO GOOD A CANAL TO SAVE THE SALTON SEA THE $HIT END OF THE STICK

GOT FREEDOM?     PATRIOTS—SEPT 11TH

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