Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Many a Great Story

has been over-verified.*
Stopping just when is
just the ticket. Thus

shooting down the slut-
ty actress, Sammy
Glicks of both parties. So

mollifying, whoever.
The Enchilada, The Labor
Chief, your John Birch CEO.

*attributed to Horace Greeley


Monday, March 30, 2009

Discussing a Solution

-Do you want to see Wall Street punishments?

-Greyhound busload a day for a year should do it.

-And when the bus arrives? What then?

-A sort of neck massage, where each feels a sense
of refreshing coolness.

-I know those words. Should we make Monsieur Guillotin
an Honorary American Citizen retroactively?

-Without objection.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

On You Tube, “Poems” of Sorts

(Sometimes “Poetry” means
the highest form of
some other form.)

How to tell
the precious
from the clever?

We know the pseudo-
clever–that’s when
some few friends &

your mother concur
you’re furtive-
ly bright. Hey,

take pride in that!
May be all you get.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Modest Final S


Trump card
slapped down
to daunt, quiet.

Let’s simply make it
plural, world of false

being tyranny.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Drawing Fair Distinctions

Well new president‘s
a bright apple, not
like the last. Repubs

counter by saying he
stored native sense, worth
infinitely more. Solid. Sorta

like Pat Nixon’s cloth coat. Ser-
viceable, honest, not for show.

Or Checkers, the dog.
Oh, that’s not really apt!

But, Republican Iconography
perplexes, from Teapot Dome
to Iraq Reconstruction.

Theft only reliable touchstone.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Virulent Static

Talk of executive gouging
aided by lay-down boards,mas-

sive chicanery of all stripes
ruining little guys. Wheels

within slimy wheels. 360-
Swindles accompanying bells
& whistles,smoking

mirrors...why you’d
think Wall Street
did nothing else!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Sec Geithner explaining
how AIG fucked us over
with bonus millions for

dunderhead execs &
warned that under
Connecticut law, suer
could possibly get even

double. Hereinafter referred
to as “DF” or Double-Fucking

The American Taxpayer. Every-
body, Secretary, Congress-
men, protesting ladies in

pink, doing his or her best.
Democracy, of course, can be
messy, we understand that.

The overall effect here is






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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

At the Club

Y’know, people all over the world visit museums to
study beauty, what makes something beautiful.

There should be a Wall Street Museum. We built a model
that raked in stacks of money reaching to Heaven,
even as it blew up in our face.

Now, mid the stinking ruins, crazy Uncle wants to lift
the mega-tons of blocking horseshit and get the money
flowing again.

Into our pockets!

A thing of moolah is a jewel forever!


Monday, March 23, 2009

The Meeting

-Ah the quiet room! But are you sure...?

-We’re afloat in nothing.

-Well, what’s the emergency? Been some week!

-Market murdering us!

-Murdering the firm. There’s a difference.

-And regulators, and even FBI, descending.

-We have senators who’ll send immediate letters to head ‘em off..

-Might not be enough. Should we run things by the board?

-Ah yes the board! Individual accomplishments, collective stupidity.

-But we hafta tell ‘em something!

-No way. Increase amount of tips. Arrange for a conference in Paris,
nonsense agenda.

-But you acknowledge we’re in trouble?

-Firm is. Move up the bonuses.

-And the shareholders!

-As always, fuck them!

-Well we’re really getting conspired against.
I can tell you that.

-I’m willing to leave for hundred mil.

-I’ll put out the word.

-Fifty for you if we go together.

-Twins then!

-Life is beautiful, Brother!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cyber-Liars’ Hall of Fame

“Just plug the device in
and the computer will rec-

ognize it. You’ll be required
to do nothing else.”


Saturday, March 21, 2009


Bang-bang beauty
of language in image!

In practice, say you
made a killing with

Bernie and cashed out?
Some of that cash mine,
since I got to party late.

(& you know such
Ponzi fates.) So,

cough up, unless you,
too, criminal. Good luck
to me: you won’t let go.

Your attorney claims
American Dream just

spicier, living off such
schlemiel fops as I.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

3 Wise Men

-Wall Street Journal says Washington and Corporate Cultures just don’t understand each other.

-I’d say they understand each other all too well.

-What the fuck is myrrh anyway?

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Biblical Capitalism

And it comes to pass
in the land that
the invisible hand
goes right up your ass.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


You force us, again, to ask the same old, fatiguing question:
Which part of GO FUCK YOURSELF don’t you understand?


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Shorter Discussion About AIG

-So we supply taxpayer mega BILLIONS to AIG
and they use a good part of it to reward the
viral incompetents who shipwrecked the firm
in the first place.

-Pretty good summary.

-What chutzpah!

-No! You can’t say that! You can’t use a revered and
historical word and apply it to such thieving vermin.

-Then what word could I...?

-Language is inadequate.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Two Old Republicans See a Dance

-Why doesn’t Cheney just shut up?

-Keeps the nuts stirred.

-What’s next? Immigrant bashing?

-Right! Hard, harder, hardest!

-We’ll never win again!

-Oh I don’t know. Just have to trade the wacko core
for moderates.

-Won’t happen. We’re locked up...

-in a Dance of Death!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Commercial Promises

Men w/“Erectile Disfunction,”
just get this toxic chemical
through the doc, and...

Watch out World! Oh &
if you get a 4-hr boner, cool-

y surge to Emergency,
bypassing Sunday School.


Saturday, March 14, 2009


The Hot Visitors

-Everybody calls them Scorched People.
Their planet so close to their sun
that they burned...

-and just wizened up. Shrunk. Except
the one part.


-Mikey's slutty friend claims they got dicks
the size of Pittsburgh.

-I...can’t gossip any more. Wasted my life
on nothing--and that was just about Earthlings.
Christ! We’re worse than the women on both planets.

-Not as wordy. Besides, it’s fuckin Science!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Neighborhood Bar Almost Nobody Goes To Anymore

-That Madoff thing is brutal!

-Jew cheating Jews? It’s like blacks murdering
each other. Who cares?

-You had Jewish girlfriend once.

-A thing of beauty is a Jew forever. But she was hairy.

-And how about the Irish?

-Philosophers, kings, poets, saints!

-And drunks.

-In this case, yes. Love is a whiskey-blended thing!

-Let the camera show he holds the glass so that light
can catch the amber.

-So lovely it destroys me by taking me very breath away!
But, a toast whilst I got the strength!

If you got a friend that’s tried and true,
then screw that sonabitch before he screws you!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Wonder About Roswell Too

Probably fits Great American Tradition
of Coverup. & its corollary: Jerk

people around long enough & all
eventually croak.

If it happened today, GREED-Os
‘d parachute in & kidnap the aliens.
Later exhibiting them on Pay-for-View.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Two Old Republicans, Encore

-What’s that line about historical development? It goes from
tragedy to farce?

-The opposite. But the farcical phase of the Republican Party
will sustain. We can’t get to tragedy with the puny cast
of caricatures we have now.

-Like bad casting for a cheap horror film. How long, O Lord,
how long?

-Forever’ll seem short.

-I don’t know yet that I completely understand it. Where went all
our good will?

-Spent it.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tacitus* In the High Meadows

Outfit moved around Korea post
war, so every new place we pitched
our squad tents in was sand, bereft

of grass. Artillery and ground
fire having blasted it bare.

*They made a desert and called it peace.


Monday, March 09, 2009

Short Financial Episode

I just have a couple of things to say and I’m outa here.

One, this firm has leveraged itself into absurdity. Eventually you have
to possess money! You must pay! No matter how many rings a circus has,
it eventually finds itself dark and nobody in the seats.

Two, we’ve fallen into the insurance business with credit default swaps
or whatever asinine labels they bear. There is no, I repeat, NO cash reserve
to pay claims. Not only will they come soon, but they’ll be arriving in floods!

I’d like to say we’re bankrupt, but it’s far worse. We’re actually ruined!

Well, I said my piece. Thanks for listening. And now I’m DEFINITELY outa here!

(door clicks)


What a pussy!

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Sunday, March 08, 2009


has abandoned
most,but a few
soldier on.

You’re screwed
or feng sui’d.

Saturday, March 07, 2009


Two Old Republicans Again

-Our ass handed to us in the last two elections, I remind you..

-And now? We're identified with the various puny shit-mouths on radio.

-Without leaders, that's what you get. Casting around so, you’ll have
idiots pop up.

-Lie down with dogs, etc, but how do we rescue the brand?

-I don’t know. We're outa ideas.

-GOP siamese twins: Nada and Zilch. Why not start a website and encourage
people to send ideas?

-And pick the best?


-Then deliver 'em to our shithead leaders?

-Man! We're a corpse!

-And a quite stinking one! And yet some love it. That's how
depraved it all is: Slaves to Stupidity!

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Rocco and the Left Populist

Hey! Righty populists, it is, making the news!

Yeah, they thought Bush fell short in fucking us raw.

Obama Housing Stimulus gonna reverse some of this puke-inducing Oligarchy?

A bit. I figure the proportion'll be 80% for the pirates who screwed us over
in the first place...

or “Friends of George”--

--and 20% for the suckers.

Be a patriot! It's the national proportion, golden mean, with emphasis on
the mean. But, what if they were able to fashion 70-30?

I'd sing God Bless America!

Rocco eyes S Philly and national politics, mostly through the left eye.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Rocco, Old Joe, and Friends of George

Well another war winds down. I go back to Second
World War.

Actually the Republicans threw in the sponge the way they
did in the election.

I noticed that in the election. How come?

A practical reason: No more left to steal.

There’s something to that, but I think more of the
cultural reasons.

Good shot! We started by watching goons pilfer the
terrific museum.

Marking us as ignoramuses in the world’s view.
I could cry!

Then the Children’s Crusade when Republican
kids, who qualified by being anti-abortion,
flew over, probably First Class, to show the ragtops
how to run their country.

Republican and kids shouldn’t be a fit.

No way. You can understand it happening later in life,
when you got a wife and kids and have to kiss the ass
of the local Fascist to get anywhere.

That’s just Reality.

Last glorious chapter, Friends of George. They kicked in
mega to RNC and took over Iraq reconstruction.

How bad is that?

Embassy not bad. Hulking fuckin thing with fancy
plumbing. Probably including rectum-tickling bidets.
What we built for Iraqis is crap. Best structure
has piss and shit running down interior walls.

You know, I’ll punch my ticket some day soon.
When I think of this disgusting chicanery I’d like
an earlier flight.

One consolation. What they were stealing there,
they stole a thousand-fold right here in The Land
of the Free.

But our children died THERE!

In vain?

Don’t go there! Don’t add to my heartbreak!

You really feel it, Old Joe.

That’s why it’s time to die.

Rocco meets many in S Philadelphia, few as sensitive. Or sentimental?

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Wild & Crazy Guys, Right Afar*

Often heard this gang celebrate
itself regarding its humor! In con-
trast to techno-nerdy Democrats,

being witty, knockabout & broad-gauged.
Broad-gauged all right, like fat in the head.


Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Senator & Aide

-We’re debating that bankruptcy provision again, the one I was
dead set against before getting bribed? So, give me the talking points for my new side. I know the first one is convincing puny victims that they’re better off being screwed further.
And greater Americans to boot! Hey! No recording round here is there?

-We pulled the plugs long ago.

-Good, cuz people don’t realize the realistic necessity of all this.
It’s not Fairy-Theory.

-Well, you weren’t as much bribed as persuaded, so we should maybe watch the sarcasm? Any stray remark might leak
to CNN.

-You’re jerkin' off My Brand, boy! Plain-speakin’
is me! Let’s take the chance on CNN!

-Oh? You want Wolf Blitzer asking you about–?

-Hell yeah! I can deny all the way to stupid infinity! And that there’s Face Time, Amigo! Public thinks: There’s a fuckin Senator who’s involved!


Monday, March 02, 2009

CPAC–Conservatives Meet

Had their high ass
handed to them
in recent elections

but enormous mouth full-
y operational, & sudsy

REALLY for the little guy!
Wink-wink nudge-nudge.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Musical Visitor

-You have the piano too. Blows me away!

-Well, similar. Some version or other for ten thousand years.

-And the musical notation, quite like ours, too, but busy!
So many things going on!

-We have three hands.

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