Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Rocco and Mickey One Word

-Kids submitting CSPAN videos on The Greatest Strength
of America.
What's our greatest strength, Mickey?


South Philadelphia remains heavy with nicknames.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010


24-Hr News Cycle

of nut under

gets styled


Monday, March 29, 2010


Modes of Class

SUBURBANITE 1 (jocular)
Let's face it! Us Republicans grind the face of the poor!

SUBURBANITE 2 (more deeply)
As long as it's not anywhere near Buffy's school.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Apt Furnished or Unfurnished

If furnished,
you’ll follow
a man gathered

to one side, crawl
crookedly after
him through filthy

sub basements, among
soaked bags of lime
and broken appliances,

gathering period
pieces from puddles.


Saturday, March 27, 2010


Too-Brilliant Mozart, 35

thrown into unmarked grave. So,
if you wanna go

geniusing around, kiddo,
do it for itself.

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Friday, March 26, 2010


So, Who Let the Dogs Out?

Congressmen getting death threats.
But surely a vile few routinely taped

before this latest brawl, y’all.
The real question is who feeds

raw meat to render vicious?
While taunting them far past

their delirious chaos
of barking.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010


When Dems Celebrate Legislative Triumph

they cheer mildly, but it’s more like Midwest
school for nuns where an instructor has just
published a book of poems so sensitive it’s
a wonder the paper can bear the weight of ink.

Whereas Repubs make it stink, whoops &
raucous black & fag jokes, followed by wit-
ticisms touching spics & sluts.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Candidate's Resume

-I've already seen it. Impressive, if padded.

-Bottom line is he has served the public.

-I'm more interested in how he has served himself.

-He hasn't stinted there.

-So, another thief?

-Much more clever.

-Will he be caught and embarrass the party?

-Highly unlikely.

-Well, there's a risk. And Washington is an overreaching place.

-This is a wheel within wheels guy. Nobody'll ever wade through the complexity to nab him.

-Will he be a good senator?

-He looks like one already--half the battle.

-I mean, will he do what he's told?

-Simply put: His loyalty's for sale also.

-Good! That's easy.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

When Apostasy Required Course

-Well then I am totally fucked! Goddamn it I was the point man for the cause! Statement after statement. Look at the videos–hundreds. And now I’m to change 180?

-Sounds like you’re meeting us halfway.

-Well that’s the wrong sound! Saturday Night Live‘ll have a field day!

-What’s that expression, “Fool For Christ?” Well, be a fool for the party.

-What about my previous statements? The speeches.
The Town Halls!

-Say you were wrong...or don’t say anything. People expect blatant hypocrisy from your ilk. Don’t worry about it! It’s the Golden Mean in most of American Life anyway!

-I will worry. And I won’t do it!

-You will. As others have. The party has switched and the troopers must fall in line, period.

-Not me!

-Especially you!

-I might surprise all of you!

-Then we’ll let the dogs out. Won’t be pretty.

-You’d do that?

-Well I’d rather pull up the sluice gate and let the cash flow. That wacky Communist, or whatever, gains in the polls as we
fritter here.

-I can beat him without you.

-Not according to our experts.

-Okay then. Okay. I’m forced to deal because of money. Rape is horrible!

-Relax and enjoy it. You’re taking a big one for the party. And that’s honorable!

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Monday, March 22, 2010



1 party finally has the votes.
Other jams everything it can,


for its base troglodytes. Joyful stooges
unveiled to say the same lame sentence.
It’s unclear if they are hangers-on or

goofy guests earning ham sandwiches.
At any rate, there's a lot of ham.

This whole mess gets saluted by some
as democracy. It's crap.

Parody badly staged. Embarrassment
to thought and culture.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010


Distinguished Scholar Passes

having chosen similar paths.
But of clarity, not neurotic mishmash.

So, a wallow in jealousy becomes
the reaction. Then the rush

to catch up my adult, who doesn't
despise, but laughs, rather.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010


I Take Standard Deduction

Don’t wish to lie.
Too good? you ask.

That & nervous
& fearful.

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Friday, March 19, 2010


Collateral Desire

GOP bent on rout-
ing President,

alongside Presidency.
Self-defeating? Not
if they get to install

perfect boy or girl,
plastic enough

to mouth their
borne again

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Thursday, March 18, 2010


Comfortable Mentality of Losing

-We won! Our Party
is now in charge,
and I, believe me,
will lead!

-Well, now, that’s all
well ‘n good but, well...

let’s not just be
overhasty here.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Texas Textbooks

adjusted for Right’s sanguinary
vision. Guess establishments
indoctrinate elsewhere too. In

my highschool, NAM bestows cer-
ebrations of Utopia worked with
gears & oleaginous hisses sans

unions. Metropolitan Insurance,
Christmas Hymnals--nobody co-
erced, though a few Jews try

parody. Sucking Night, regard-
ing an amorous nun, concludes
Sleep, you heavenly piece!

Subsumed, though, by Christian
Righteousness. & just routine.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The Representative

-Three quarters of my constituents’d benefit from
Health Care Reform.

-So you’re against it.

-Clarity! You don’t run on compromise.

-Fuck the citizen for the career!

-Am I the first?


Monday, March 15, 2010


Wall Street

Patsy of Last Resort,
Uncle, acts Bagman. So
criminals turn off panic

mode & party instead,
toasting bonuses.


Sunday, March 14, 2010



Come closer,
she moans.

But one sees


Saturday, March 13, 2010


I never quarrel with people I hate*

Great! Dead breath at
any rate. Like factions
horselaughing facts for

vile gotchas. Feverishly
championing Saturday
what was scorned Friday.

*Lady Is a Tramp

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Friday, March 12, 2010


Rocco and One-Solution Jim-Jam-Jerry

What’s today’s thundering solution, Jim-Jam?

Do away with Statute of Limitations! Eliminate most Republican politicians at a stroke!

Most’d have a stroke if that accomplished. Including some Dem-

I said Repub-

Larceny built into their philosophy, but a few from the other side succumb.

Rocco encounters all types in S Philly.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Moving the Species Forward*

SC stuck? Or


"The adoption of some evolutionarily novel ideas makes some sense in terms of moving the species forward," said George Washington University leadership professor James Bailey... "It also makes perfect sense that more intelligent people -- people with, sort of, more intellectual firepower -- are likely to be the ones to do that."-CNN


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Republican Plot

to eliminate stale hippies?* In
an unintended consequence,

proceeds from memorial
garage sales hence, featuring

shredded jeans, Eastern robes,
bongs of remembrance &
banners saving whales, a mis-

cellany of tie-dies, all sold
to crazy kids, could ding
the Party, grand & old.

*Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, Calif., is voluntarily expanding the recall of the Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars...potential to be contaminated with salmonella... -AP

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010



-Due to our stupid retirement policy, we’ve lost Gladys.

-Queen of Denial!

-The rare times she approved claims, she grew irritable, sour.

-The body language. And that face!

-Ah but when she was in form?


-It was even...

-Sexual. She came like a machine gun!

-One time I walked by her office and the coffee vibrated in my
styrofoam cup!

-You felt Insurance!

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Crisis Interview

I’m glad you came to me with this.

Couldn’t sleep!

We all need our rest, though in some of your fellows it’s rest from rest.

I’m...still at sea wondering what it is

I can clear that up. It’s an idea. You’ve had an idea.

That doesn’t sound so...

But it is. The party has enough ideas. Yours is a menace unless
nipped in the bud.

But doesn’t that sound like we’re against creativity?

We’re not. How you employ our Talking Points can demonstrate tons of imagination. Smash ‘em in
or sneak ‘em in!

I never rest on that.

Good! Remember, there’s no such thing as too much repetition.

I’m on Meet the Press Sunday.

Great! Let the other chump show fairness.

A losing hand!

You’re learning. Now go forth and spew!


Sunday, March 07, 2010


Winslow Homer Never Finished

paintings, according to
critics and academics--

who glimpsed promise
nonetheless. They itch

to finish art, rendering
it pretty

as the fussy wraps
of gifts from
frigid spinsters.

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Saturday, March 06, 2010


Prevailing Intellectual Question

of late 20 & now 21 is:
how far to camp it up?

Decency kicks against such,
often viciously.

Dirty people lampooning good-
ness rend the fabric of nation. Hey!

Let them! They’re silly, most laugh.
But True-Righteous, stung, blurt

“String ‘em up!” Thus purchasing
dignity with choking blood.

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Friday, March 05, 2010


“Bankers Own The Senate”*

A golden investment
mid the Bundles

For Bozos
they dealt suckers.

*attributed to senator

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Thursday, March 04, 2010


Q & A – Republicans

-Party of No?

-Refusing to help govern.

-Why they were sent?

-By a crabbed core, yes. The rest, speechless.

-Isn’t it treason?

-Yes. But a mushy kind, like fallen fruit.

-Nonetheless, shouldn’t it be punished?

-Impotence is its own reward.

-High talk wins no elections, though, correct?

-Their strategy thus far working on a short basis.

-So they’ll keep saying no?

-Boxed in, but as more and more voters sicken,
they’re courting yet another disaster!

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Xd Door

My mother gave a bum
a piece of pie and a dime,
feeling sorry for him.

My father warned her, “He
put an X on the door!” I
looked but saw none.

But in that deepest depression, really,
a mostly stick-figure language chalked
on doors and walls. (For one, “Mean

Man” looking very nearly electric!) Well,
Lefties have chalked up mine. Hard-

ly a day without mailbox solicitation. Last
from ACLU. Actually, they help Righties as
well, even though placed on their lengthening

despise-upon-mention list. Cacophony
in this country vastly out of proportion

to Right’s numbers. Threatening armed revolution
to boot. Uh huh. How many farts make a windstorm?
Have helped, though, to elect some center-right pols.

Who’ll of course get assassination threats
when they vote for sensible proposals.

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Republican Dwarf Automatons Repeat
Talking Points at Health Plan Summit

ad nauseam. Where went
the Giants? The Dirksens &
Bob Tafts! They’d thunder

one central, firm idea, thence
on to solid Midwest principle

with wit unforced--Robert
as steely as Everett rhapsodic.
I’d settle for a cowboy gallop

into an odd draw
from time to time.

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Monday, March 01, 2010


Who Colludes?

The question
of all time.

Take a future
where uniforms
worn at Yale.

If revolution from
Left, then baggy
threads indeed.

Mind being tolerable
thing to waste.

From Right, rich
fabrics, beautiful-

ly tailored, with jag-
ged lightning patches.

Either wing, it’s
still Yale, and you’ll

press the party
leaders to get your
kid in. One hand

washes, thus, the other
to infinity.

The real human tragedy:
the comfortable

sleaze of today giving way
to the incompetent
and the vicious.

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