All posts by Clyde Thornhill
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: Guaranteed winning Powerball strategies
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Wyoming finally has the lottery! I’ve spent hours planning how best to spend my winnings. I will want a Ferrari and maybe a second trailer house on a sunny beach filled with bikini-clad...
- Posted September 24, 2014
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: Campaign finance for the people
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Jackson Hole News&Guide recently reported that a couple living in Wilson (where else!) won a court battle that removed the $25,000 cap on political donations to Wyoming politicians. Their lawyer and others involved...
- Posted September 10, 2014
RedneckPerspective: Culture time with Clyde
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Planet recently began running a column called Culture Front. It is, as best as I can tell, about the arts, but it gets confusing as one would expect from a column that’s an...
- Posted June 17, 2014
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: Instagram inspiration
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Two nights ago, Lill, my redneck girlfriend, came over all distraught. The transmission had gone out in her Chevy one-ton truck and she was forced to borrow her cousin’s Ford. “Can I spend...
- Posted June 3, 2014
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: Oysters on the great room
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Blythe Winters-Paulson, vice president of ethics with Goldman Sachs, for whom I serve as a bit of a plaything, “Pepe le pew with a view” as she lovingly calls me, invited me to...
- Posted May 20, 2014
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: Philosophical gamble
JACKSON, WYO – Susie stopped by the trailer after her book club meeting. “We talked about the novel Light Between Oceans,” she said, giving me the superior look she picked up after marrying Manchester and moving to...
- Posted May 6, 2014
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: A propre Wyomning edukation
JACKSON, WYO – Alice, my Republican lover, stopped by my trailer last night. “I’ve been appointed assistant to the Public Education Information Coordinator by the Governor,” she said. “We assure that the teaching of science in public...
- Posted April 22, 2014
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: Ecstatic unfoldment
JACKSON, WYO – Susie stopped by my trailer unable to contain her excitement. “I’m attending an ecstatic living retreat at the eco-chic Amansala Resort in Tulum Mexico!” she said. “What’s eco-chic?” I asked. “You know, eco-chic,” she...
- Posted April 8, 2014
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: Parks, packrafts and pretty girls
JACKSON, WYO – Susie stopped by the trailer last week to invite me snowshoeing. While the physical properties of snowshoeing, such as mass versus surface area, are intriguing, the actual activity generates little interest. There is no...
- Posted March 25, 2014
REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: SPET tax for bagel walkers
With all the focus on Specific Purpose Excise Tax and the sundry selection of proposed SPET projects, I think it is time to find creative funding mechanisms for truly essential projects. Number one on the list is...
- Posted March 12, 2014