Sunday, August 31, 2008

Timid Children Fear Clowns

Their parents

Kids from 3-
Ring chaos
love them.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


-I love him for his pain.

-Which? One he has or one he brings?


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Friday, August 29, 2008

Elevated Political Discussion

-Dems acclaim Big-O!

-How egalitarian!

-Repubs ready for Old John! He got the experience!

-Lived in various mansions.

-Ahhhh! What’s the difference? I mean between the two. I lean to oldster.

-Democrats are tax and spend. Republicans, borrow and spend.
They got two wars on Chinese Master Card right now.

-Well, they say money will pour into government in boom times,
cuz people doing so well. That’ll pay everything off!

-Those are regular shoes you got on, yes? Not ruby red slippers?

-Well, theoretically it could work...?

-Well go ahead anyway. Jump up and click those Nike Airs together.

-You’re a bitter one, no?

-You’ll eventually pass my station. I can tell by the enthusiasm. Hey!
At least Dems try. The other guys just steal and lie.

-But in the long run it’s the truth what they claim! Or could be.
What do you say to that?

-I’m overwhelmed. Such a debater! Meet me in the long run and we’ll babble on together about the wondrousness of it all. A Golden Age!

-Reagan’s Shining City on the Hill! Why not?

-And this time shines can join in!

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rocco and the Smalltime Lawyer

-Wills, partnerships. I stay small to stay honest.

-Too bad. I was hoping you'd prosecute Bush and Cheney.

-That won't happen.

-You mean they haven't committed crimes?

-I believe I could prove they have, but the Joker is that
Democrats were complicit. Like the Fascist French generals
who surrendered prematurely.

-Yeah, but Dems small time. Worst they could get is community
service. Brush out a few toilets.

-Not if I was on the case. I'd insist on jail time.

-You want both parties in prison?

-A start.

Rocco is all ears and not a little mouth in South Philadelphia

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Key Primary, Brevard County Florida

Few Democrats on ballot,
& Opposition spews on

who's the true Republican

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More On Housing

It's a hard-scrabbling old life,
man! Proceeding from condo
to condo in fuckin Phoenix,

a furnace! (But it's
a dry heave.)

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Monday, August 25, 2008

The Insurance Seminar

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! What was that word? Say that one again, Rookie, but softly.


That's a misunderstanding, perverse and mischievous!

Part of the industry.

No no no! That's the thinking that'll sink yuh! Repeat!

That's the thinking that'll sink yuh!

Premium! That's the word! That's the magic. That's everything.
There's nothing else! Premium!

Premium! There's nothing else!

So why bother getting insurance?

Why for protection! Grownups will buy it, and I'll train you to be
a grownup to administer it. Then, everybody’ll understand the world!

The world is shit!


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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lake of Woods

the muted

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Much of it trash-
y repetition, &

I get too much
of actual lives

through cell phones
at Barnes and Noble.

In a bookstore! One
sells her condo in

a whiskey baritone,
another got the onions
(and I don't mean C. T.)

Awfuckit! Whogivezashit?
Books just another us too.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Candidates Fence

their houses,
wine cellars,
general gelt.

Well whattafuck!
Can't run poor person.
Embarrassment to us all.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Jesus Mouth

Necessary on candidate &
difficult part of anatomy
to fit under snake's belly.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Fixed Game

Just saw really tall guy in parking lot.
Small talk on my part’d involve
basketball but he was rushing.

Reminded, though, of striving
under innumerable backboards
jumping for rebounds while

his ilk stood stock still &
nabbed them. His brain
didn’t have to process much
and it’s a good thing.

Occasionally he laughed at us,
which was an effort since fat
pressed hard on his mental prowess.

So what?...if you got this far. Well
that’s what it’s like for most Americans
They jump and jump and can’t get at the ball.

The tall, or wealthy, prevent them, aided
by several sharp shooting guards, aka
Congressmen who are transitioning

to the Lobbyist League, cash stuffed
into their jock straps. So what-2?

We must invert the game. Might
as well get on with the blood-

y brawl required. Why wait
any longer? Nothing will change.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rocco & Billy O’s Kid, the Counterman

-Whattsamatta Uncle Rocco? You look peak-ed. Something in that newspaper?

-Extent of Republican corruption take my breath away!

-I’m just a beginner, but I can’t think Democrats gonna change that much.

-Hey! If only twenty-five percent, that’s terrific!

-I won’t hold my breath.

-Don’t. That’s what the Righty thieves want you to do. I really hafta talk
to you more.

-This is enough! Put it in a video game and I’ll play it.

-My God, has it come to that? Your generation will be totally screwed!

-Hey! We won’t know it. Our eyes glaze over, like, permanently.

-Like an ox!

-Yeah. They get a lot of fuckin’, yes?

As all should, Rocco talks to the generations in South Philadelphia.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

The General Future

-Simple Question, General: Have Blackwater mercenaries fired
on our troops?

-Simple Answer: Pretty complex situations. Often chaotic.

-That’s the political answer.

-So be it.

-How do you feel about one of your troopers thus killed?
How do you phrase the letter to his parents?

-Never mind all that! We can take them down anytime we please.

-Friends of the president!

-Him too. Now and...

-Important thinking. How soon before military takeover? Ballpark?

-I'm sorry. I can't understand that question.

-Don’t worry. Be at ease. It’ll be a privatized army and you’ll
take your orders from it.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Good Christ Henry James

you do complicate! Clauses drifting in
oceanic sentence might reach port
to rendezvous with betters, equals,

or lessers. Such texture, ser-
iously, undertakes to mirror
human subtleties. Hey! Not

that far from tails, & just do
the best we can! Aims most-

ly bare, laying niceties, sage
Henry, on as con.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008


What they know
not, they’ll contrive.

So you define
that sum. Years

later, another offers
“You’re not like
that at all!” Though

if touting thus
to friends, will
be informed

Oh yeah?
Watch out! Ti-

ger stripes, roar
& bite!


Friday, August 15, 2008

Celebrity Broke

Did he lose it
or booze it
or both?

The will finds
a way. Mix in those
ladies who fatal-

ly proclaim, “I’ve
lined up a real man!--

you’ll get my bill.”

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Faith Brings Kickbacks

Approval Ratings? Ab-
ject depths! but since

the job of Executive,
Legislative & Judicial
is to step up

the comfort & wealth
of the Obscene Rich, then

they've been competent
beyond measure.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Party Brands

Possible in theory,
Disgraceful in practice.

Admirable in theory,
Tentative in practice.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Question, Tech & Other*

What did the videographer do
when the videographer wasn’t
videographing? Oh,

much like many of
the rest of us, but

in a righteous land so
recently anointed

by God, that sole note
must be pointed

by soiled
prophets denouncing.

re Once-Candidate Edwards

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Monday, August 11, 2008

(another version)

Supreme Court

Fascism advances,
Bible in hand.

O’er ramparts of
grammatical clause.*

*"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment
of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

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Supreme Court

Fascism advances
Bible in hand.

Over the “Uh huh?”

*"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment
of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

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Sunday, August 10, 2008


-Did you...Honey?

-Yes. And no.


Saturday, August 09, 2008


after the fairy tale by Christina Rossetti

At the Goblin Market

Laura n' Lizzie putting out
innocence at a stretch,
jazzed by men extending

maddest fruit, and who
to believe, ever,
'round women and men?

Friday, August 08, 2008

Rocco and Bottom-Line Joey

-Hey Bottom-Line Joey, you’re famous for the last word.

-Yeah, that’s the bottom line.

-Who’s gonna win this election?

-Bottom line is Democrats.

-How come?

-Their turn. Republicans have stolen the country fuckin blind for eight years!

-Is there anything left?

-That’s the funny part. There’s still plenty left, even though nobody has ever purloined like the Republicans. They made it art. That’s the bottom line!

-What’s their secret?

-Bottom line: they made Business and Politics exactly the same. That way you could combine the biggest thieves in the nation! Whatta team!

-Will the Dems ever reach that point?

-Nobody ever will again, and that’s the...

-I know! I know!

-Let me say it anyway. It’s my brand.

Rocco has strong viewpoints and eccentric friends in South Philadelphia.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

2040--Republican President For Life.
Congress dissolved. Martial Law.

-I like it that the waiters have numbers.

-We’re always improving things.

-Hey 67! Here! Take this mess back to the chef. And don’t gobble it up
on the way! They really got a crop of asshole waiters here, but that confused sonabitch takes the cake!

-Former professor, MIT. Spared in the last purge and put to honest work.

-Jesus Fuckin Christ! The cream of the bourgeois and brought this low. Ah what the fuck, if he doesn’t screw up my redo, I’ll throw him a quarter. We got any tapes of old NEEEE-groes being grateful that I can show him? Thank you Boss! Oh my! thank you Boss! God bless you! You de bestest Massa!

-These bastards don’t say anything. Just go around with faces like mud turtles.

-Instead of being grateful they were made a part of The Capitalistic Revolution!

-Yeah! The part that goes up the ass!

-You’re hilarious. Nobody knows how truly funny you are.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Future Supreme Court

-Bush v Gore was an intellectual disgrace. I won't have anything
to do with this Republican reprise! The answer is no!
I won't have future law students laughing at me. Let someone else
fix elections. I'm a Supreme Court Justice!

-You through? A few skeletons in woods in marshes tied to you--
figurative speaking of course. FBI and your examining committees
never came close to discovering 'em. You think that was accident? You owe.

-You blackmailing me, is that it?

-Yeah. And the chaser for your potent-enough booze was that circle
jerk with you and all the fags.

-I left that party before...

-Just your word. You can’t prove it. Now come on! Rest of our crew on board without
a murmur. You really played ball as a youngster, so why not now? The future president
said you polished up the handle of the big brass door. That‘s from Gilbert and Solomon
or some other Broadway shit!

-Christ! You're criminals! Ignorant criminals!

-Uh huh. Well let’s you just reprise your early Consigliere role.

-It’s a betrayal of my trust! My oath!

-That’s just point of view. We’re frying bigger fish here!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

GOP Serenade, or Sayonara, Sambo (& take the broad)

Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper* senior writer Stephen Price...was singled out and asked to leave a media area at the Panama City rally of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain.

Price was among at least three other reporters, and the only black reporter, surrounding McCain's campaign bus — Gov. Charlie Crist and his fiancee, Carole Rome, were already aboard — when a member of the Arizona senator's security detail asked the reporter to identify himself. Price had shown his media credentials to enter the area.

Price showed his employee identification as well as his credentials for the Friday event.

"I explained I was with the state press, but the Secret Service man said that didn't matter and that I would have to go," Price said.

When another reporter asked why Price was being removed, she too was led out of the area. Other state reporters remained.

*from their story

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Monday, August 04, 2008


Drilling-Lust Republicans
meet though House adjourned.
Compared to Concord Patriots.

Here embattled fakers stood
and fired the shot
heard round the lodge.

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Sunday, August 03, 2008


Variation On a Theme, Not

Well, let's try again.
Don't change a thing!
We're on track this time
for sure!*

(As carpenter, holding the work, said
to helper: When I move my head, you hit it.)

*We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking
we used when we created them. -Einstein


Saturday, August 02, 2008

Mongolian Goons Festering in Marrakesh

See Language, only,
for responsibility.


Friday, August 01, 2008


Iraq Shares Windfall in Zooming Oil Profits

“Great day, really, when
the Americans came in
and killed half million of us,

give or take.”

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