Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Dear Fellow Citizen

Your rebellion has been impressive. We have fought
each other to a stalemate.

Your forces recently killed an entire grammar school
class visiting the national museum.

I understand the symbolic gesture involved. And even
against the national outrage, I offer complete amnesty
for this act and all others, if you come to the negotiating

I await your answer. We must cooperate for the good
of the nation.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Casino Capitalism

That’s knocking casinos!
Regulated and relatively
straight nowadays.

O there were Mafioso
skims and scams, but

nothing like those of
Banks and Wall Street

slicing and dicing their
way into our real hearts.


Thursday, February 26, 2009


Invited To Wake Up

By pundits
By friends

After Latest
Reaming rams
in. Hey! Give

me a break!
I need a nap.

This is America!
Founders full of
fine truths, but

screwers too.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Take the Cannoli

We must wage preventive
wars, & thus embrace

emerging civilian deaths, as
in the gloried past. When

the going gets tough, fast
patriots surge.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February 24, 2009

Short Note To Libertarians

Believe in the Market, hey?
Belay regulation, a form,
yet another, of government
tyranny? Well, didn't work.

Ah hah! you exclaim, that's
only because information
wasn't free and open. Thus,

would work if...! Uh huh?
If the most scabrous pirates

ever to despoil
only told us foils

what they were up to! "We're bund-
ling subprime mortgages! Just
a marvelous way of fucking
just about everybody!"

Hey, Libertarians, wake
up and smell the hemlock!


Monday, February 23, 2009

GOP's New Image

No more fatsos
farting in country

club locker rooms &
amping up Sambo

jokes. Rather,

packing guns
for militia camp.


Sunday, February 22, 2009



I work in an old-fashioned factory, flapping belts overhead,
smell of hot oil, wooden floors, grimy windows. We love it.
You can visualize our types.

The corporation builds a new factory next door. Some parts
finished, training goes on for a lot of scrawny little brown fellows
from India. Nobody has ever seen them enter or exit the building.
They’re cooking in there: we can smell it.

My janitor friend has seen plans for a third building.
No windows, all robots.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Boweling For Clarity

Philosophy survey book in bathroom.
I scan at random. Unsystematic me,

with these sages framing
intellectual edifice. So, true

crystalline amid core stinks...THAT
reeks of sarcasm, for they ARE at-
tempting to plunge into bottomless

messes: Who am I? Why
is everyone a cramp in the ass?

But it’s, all of it, Cloudville, Baby! Oh,
know I should read the thing entire.

Preferably backwards.


Friday, February 20, 2009


Mo. lawmakers push bill allowing spankings in the classroom*

Important to humiliate
in front of class &
you can bet, there-

fore,some cold

putting out

shiv in
yr soft

*yahoo news


Thursday, February 19, 2009

In Irish Fit

installing cable modem.





Working despite me.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rocco and the International Doctor

All the big shots come down to South Philly. And I’ll tell you why: it’s real!

That and the food. It reminds me of some neighborhoods in Paris.

Slumming, from the High University College of Med. Why you’re against Socialized Medicine.

Wrong end of sick, my Italian friend. I did a residency in France. It’s not
a perfect bijou, a jewel–what is?–but it works.

Then why won’t we have it here?

Because oligarchies won’t give over power without long, bruising, continuous fights.
And I’m not talking about the AMA. We’re making progress there,

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

When Wall Streeters Interviewed

1st question should be “You
one of the sonabitches who
caused this disaster?”

If yes, cuff, and coax him
into the MBA Perp Walk. (sigh-
ing moony spreadsheets

all the way to Danbury) If
no, do identical, since
sonabitch lying.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Exec Image

Abe split rails, or
PR of period?

Bush the Younger
clearing brush, uh huh.

Silent Cal wore full
Indian headdress.

Peripheral stuff? Central
to the task? Who knows?

Lots of bs out there,
with DC the capital.

Sunday, February 15, 2009



You’re innocent
in something till
it kicks the shit
outa you–& per-
haps then too.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


How they pull-llll that sheet o-
ver your won’t

see or feel or smell it, so
might as well now.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Spirit of the Times

I Drove my brother to small airport
once. Walked out to tarmac with him–

you could then. Knot of people wait-
ing, topping each other with mordant
jokes as to crate

they were about to enter. More humor in
those simpler times.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Vision Thing

Rep Cantor complains
bill omits Republican
Vision! That we’ve seen.
It’s the color of shit.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Philosophy

-Obama in Ft Myers doing a q and a, mostly about the stimulus.

-Don’t remember the last guy doing many of those.

-No, he reflected the Republican philosophy of Go Fuck Yourself!

-Why do they embrace that?

-Cheaper, and depends on individual initiative.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Young Persons

-I had a one night stand with a bum. So I guess that makes me
a bum. Well why don’t you say something? Jesus Christ!

-What’s the difference what I say?

-Look! Maybe we should get married. Oh Jesus, tell me what a fool I am even to suggest...

-Only sensible thing I ever heard you say.

-Timing. I‘ve been out of control all the time I’ve known you.
Ah what the fuck!

-We gotta do it small. Your mother will try to make a fuckin
fandango outa it for sure!

-Boy! How can you be the joker and then turn deadly

-Your mother has that effect.

-Welcome to the family.

-Mine crazier.

-Marriage made in heaven, then. But, are you one who saves
fallen women, and then tortures them daily with whack-ass

-We’re all fallen. That’s the whole fuckin picture.

-Maybe...I can get a better bargain.

-I don’t think either of us can.

-This is it? Not like the fuckin movies, no?

-It’s a post-modern flick.

-Two crumb-buns?

-Too much drama. Let’s just say we know each other


Monday, February 09, 2009

Fatal Golf

Back from the beach
of a cold day and the
kids are swimming,

and throwing their
little bodies against
frigid waves. If an

icy one slammed my nuts,
be like Reaper swung

that sickle into the sea
like a 9-iron.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Hard To Believe One Woman Did All This*


*Several TV Crime Shows


Hard To Believe One Woman Did All This*


*Several TV Crime Shows


Saturday, February 07, 2009

And God Created Woman

"Have I got a hot flash for you!"


Friday, February 06, 2009

Question From the Remote Operator

-Would you like In the Life or On the Money ?

-Are you prepositioning me?


Thursday, February 05, 2009


The Democrat Answers

Yeah it’s disconcerting to have Dem thieves arise.

Do I think what?

No, we can’t even approach that Gold Standard. Ever.

And if they ever do get back in, they’ll never surpass their
past years for venality.


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Another Political Appointment Bites the Dregs

-I heard he was screwing the live-in babysitter.

-Literally or figuratively?



Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Capitalism: the Gift That Keeps On Giving*

3rd U.S. service member electrocuted in the shower in Iraq*

*Yahoo News

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Giving Nothing Away

-Lemme get this straight. The Republicans gave away money
we don't have to their rich buddies?

-Of course, much of it overlapping the White Man's Burden Bonanza
in Iraq.

-And now the Dems are still supporting that venerable fund,
but say they're gonna knock it off.

-Slowly. No jolts.

-And now, with the Dem stimulus, they're also giving away money
we don't have to...

-Spreading it around. Country club hafta do with bit less.

-How tragic! But somebody eventually gets the bill for all this
borrowing, no? Monster debt cubed and cubed and...

-Grandkids, but they'll pass it off to theirs.

-Can't sustain. We'll be ruined, bankrupt.

-Always are anyway.

-It's a farce!

-Yeah but you say it the wrong way for the times.
It's a farce, Baby!


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Man in dress teases NFL stars*

Disturbing Butch,
provoking Bruce.

*Yahoo News


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