Closing Time

vic fortezza
2 min readNov 6, 2023

Amusing headline out of Ohio from “‘Greatest thing I’ve ever heard’: Car theft suspect foiled by quick-thinking forklift operator who holds him 20 feet in the air.” Yahoo News photo from Google Images:

Another new term: Budtenders — workers in a marijuana shop.

FN headline: “Trump notches considerable lead over Biden in five swing states: poll.” Okay, but will early voting and write-ins change that like it did in 2020?

Lie down with dogs… Excerpts from an NYP editorial: “BLM groups in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington issued statements supporting Hamas’s tactics… in 2020, more than 600 Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, signed on to a full-page New York Times ad endorsing BLM.” Commies used to call them useful idiots.

There’s naive, then there’s… Headline out of the UK from “Left-wing activist ‘shocked’ in viral video after failing to recruit pro-Palestinian Muslim support for LGBTQ.” He must have missed the stories of gays being thrown off buildings.

For those interested in Hollywood gossip, a new book has dropped. Photo from GI:

No book shop today, as we closed on the old house. I wasn’t emotional, neither was my youngest niece, perhaps because we weren’t happy there. I’m glad I didn’t make a fool of myself in front of the lawyers and the nice young couple who bought the place. In the past emotion came out of nowhere on me. I hope the family is happier there than we were.

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vic fortezza

I was born in Brooklyn in 1950 to Sicilian immigrants. I’ve had more than 50 short stories published world wide. I have 13 books in print.