Monday, August 31, 2009

Over Ohio?

U.S. helicopter accidentally dumps
Afghan ballot boxes. -Yahoo News


Sunday, August 30, 2009


Imagining the Past

She in all black, athletic, blocky, her audible exasperation at the many cosmetic choices on CVS’s shelves.

Before This

-I won’t go into that party with you looking like a goddamned bull dyke! Get some makeup at least!

-But I am...

-But you don’t have to...


Saturday, August 29, 2009


Trashed on TV, not felicitous to be her ex.
Hell hath no fury like an anorexic purged.


Friday, August 28, 2009


Free Speech Ain't Norman Rockwell

Thus Town Meetings with
foam-mouth shriekers

& crazies & haters for
their warped views
of The Constitution.

Every meeting possesses,
too, an upright senior. His

subtext: I got mine &
fuck the rest of you!

Probably from some posh
Sun City next to a high
school without microscopes.

Yes, Interior Colonialism
excludes in the home of
the moneyed brave

and deluded free.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009



then, 1/2
assed. Best

cast off.
Ship risks.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rocco and It's All Class Larry

Senator Kennedy died. Great Massachusetts Liberal!

And last of a dynasty. A rich one.

And yet he supported the poor and middle classes, no?

To an extent. But a rich man generally favors his own class.

And the other legislators?

They're bribed to act rich.

And lo and behold, after a few years, they attain that lofty status.
It’s almost a miracle!

Proves that American dream is within reach for some--
with the aid of corporations and their bagmen.

Your bottom line?

It's all class!

And self-reinforcing, yes?

You got that right!

Rocco asks questions in South Philadelphia.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In Central Florida We're Free

to hear Right-Wing
Branded Garbage
on radio. RNC,

Fox, Clear Channel,
various lackeys,

soiled legends &
scabrous yappers.

Burning cynics on
payola. Lotza coy

God, but no surprise:
Devil has quoted scripture
before this racial villainy.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

The Unassisted Triple Play*

Since it depends on
strange coordinates,
rare. Some-

day in the grid
where you meet up
similarly, exult!

For, you’re the one and
only for that instant.

Dot moves
and you
take care.

* Phils end game on unassisted triple play–Yahoo News

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Prevailing Intellectual Question

of Centuries 20 & 21 is
how far to camp it up.

Decency kicks such
w/antic viciousness.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sandbagging, Revered American Tradition

Remembering my Dad's union, ITU, mostly linotypers,
Newspaper management dispatches a fresh Yale grad

to what they know will be a wild, raucous meeting
& membership responds with shout & screams, plus
an accomplished double-talker who commences

his questions clearly enough, but then mish-
mashes hilariously & at agonizing length.

“What? Excuse me?” sputters callow interpreter of
Plutocracy, furiously digging his attache case.

Oh well, he’ll get chances to learn, including
this occasion, but, I suspect, remain a fool,
a prosperous one due to class, of course.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Rocco and Super-Prejudiced Lou

How y'doin, Super? And who do you hate today?

Cast stays the same, with minor additions. I follow the news for those.

Then how 'bout that Bollywood star--
fantasy love for millions of Indian women!-- detained by airport sleuths at Newark?

What he deserves for being stupid! Prominent spicks should paint their faces.

How 'bout our faces?

No problem. Already white.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Biff, Noir Detective,

escorting me through depraved hells before my first day at Police Academy.
We both know I’m naive, so this crash course.

The lowest a stinking drug house in slashing rain.

“They get high and fuck on top of filthy rags.” Succinct Biff roughs up a few
but gets no info.

Once on the flooded pavement, I must declare, “A fitting end to the tour.
Let’s get coffee or something stronger. I’m soaked!”

“Hey!” he laughs, under the mercury streetlight his gnarled face even more menacing, “We got us another stop!”

“You can’t get lower! It’s worse than Dante!”

“One circle down yet. Republicans.”


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Rebuttal By One

Nonsense! We don’t recognize the concept. You say what you must as a Holy Warrior for Business and for God!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Health Legislation Public Option

Put it in separate Bill.
That way no Repub
will vote for it

in fear and trembling
of their ruthless base

labeling them Socialist.
Dems who vote against
are Republicans. Get it

on the record at any rate.
They’ll spin insanely after.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Will GOP Get Nasty Mojo Back


and accused?

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Romantic Overtones

How some find Lady of
the Lake, or Lorelei, even
Lucy in the Sky, but I get

Heather of the Interest Rates
imploring me to press “1" now!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Raucous "Tea Partiers"

Mostly, they
don't state it,

but their raw
bones burn with
Race Race Race!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

It’s still the same old story/a fight
for love and glory

Proverb mar-
ring the rounds
in Washington:

A friend is one
who stabs you
in the front.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Farce can literally mean stuffed bag


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Uproar at Town Hall Meetings

Spectacle and theatrical
slams CSPAN caller.

Baboons do it better, especial-
ly dominant male strutting
his technicolor ass.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009


The Senate Floor

reeks of importance.
Seeking the best face
for what’s been paid.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Astroturf HQ

-We’re getting lots of bang for our bucks!

-An investment in freedom!–or some fuckin thing.

-But cameras also shows many crazy jerk-offs, birthers and Nazis. Even a few signs praising Hitler.

-Diarrhea! Who gives a flying fuck WHAT they say or scream?

-No worry about content then? We do support causes, some legitimate. Good for these Democrat Town Halls to hear them!

-Causes-shmauzes! Disrupt! Disrupt! Disrupt! Which part of Shut it down! don’t you understand? Keep offering your daily prayer to St Karl the Rove.

-Amen!–I guess.

-O ye of little fuckin faith!

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Sunday, August 09, 2009


I’ve known redheads,
skin like fresh

baptismal founts, striking
hair too. Something from

Eddie Poe’s gals hustles,
dead or dying.

Reclining at any rate
in tombs.

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Saturday, August 08, 2009


Conversion Hysteria

Black Republican
& filthy rich

liberal have sucked
the Koolaids.

That’s okay. De-
meaned colonials

had a name for it.
Something even lower
than themselves.


Friday, August 07, 2009

Rocco and Nam Nick

The Republican lunatic-birthers, tea baggers and queer-haters are shrieking down speakers at Town Hall Meetings.

Their right, no?

I don’t know about that. World would profit by their loss.

Speaking of which, they lost most elections in near memory. They’re sore
sore sore! And will be for a good long time.

It’s The Republican Sore Losers’ Club!

Yeah, but they still have the Constitutional right to bellyache whether
you like it or not.

They should be locked up as dangerous nuts! Like the way they should’ve
locked up Hitler and thrown away the key!

Uh huh? And how about you freaks back when? Shouting down
the speakers defending the war? If they locked up all you crazies,
we’d still be in Vietnam.

I screamed at the war pigs because I couldn’t stand hearing any more
of their murderous lies! Anyway, that was for a good! What good are these...?

More they defuse their fury in politics, more their wives stay alive.

S Philly's Rocco usually leans a bit left in dialog.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Banker and Assistant, Encore

I’ve done it! Changed my registration to Democrat!

Chief! What a shock!

Going with the power! GOP is now the party of bible thumpers and
raging halfwits. A southern party can’t win. Period. There are some
reform currents, but it won’t really kick in until 2020, if ever. I’ll be
retired, and you’ll be the Great Enchilada. Maybe.

Whatever I can do! I’ll switch if you want, uh...basic philosophy
of Republicans still favors our gang, though, don’t you think?
Certainly not trying to undermine your heartfelt decision.

Too many problems! I’d rather work with the Dems. They’re on message.
I don’t agree with much of it, but target is clear to me when I pick
up the phone. And the target is in the 21st century!

Should I switch then?

No! Definitely not. You’re still really a true believer and that’s good!
I’d like you to be even more Republican. Get into meetings, talk to
cornpone legislators.

What for?

Always important to know what the hillbillies are up to. Out of power and laughable, but still dangerous.


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Banker and Assistant

We lu-UVE Republicans! They put true-believer hacks in
to pretend regulation. We make mega tons of hay while
the sun shines!

Unfortunately, sky got totally black ultimately!

Then the Democrats brought light!

In the form of rescue moolah. Pure gold!

We can't lose. Grateful to both. As their campaigns will realize.

Too bad there had to be such greed, stupidity and incompetence
in banking!.

Where was that, exactly?

Not in this office of course!

What’s that old expression? Money never lost a war?

Just knock off the predicate off that sentence. Money never lost, period!

You are learning the advanced grammar of Capitalism!

It’s a short book.

And brutal!--I remind you.

Why we even want our Little League team to fight to the death!

Bet your ambitious ass!

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009


Conversation, 3000

-They had this laughably primitive way of interpreting dreams.

-A Fingo-2 would've answered.

-They couldn't afford even that.

-What's afford?

-They depended on something called money. Nothing supplied like it is here.

-Did they all have it?

-Some did, and kept it away from the others. Lots of horrible anxiety! Which led to loving it.

-How sick! I heard of a being in Sector 19 loving another.

-What was done?

-Not a thing. Its own punishment.


Monday, August 03, 2009

The Discussion

-I can't! Philosophically opposed. As a matter of fact, it makes me sick to my stomach!

-Then the proper medicine is to sweeten your campaign anew!

-Besides, who'd believe it? I'm on record, even Face the Nation, speaking out in very strong...!

-Let us worry about what people believe.

-I have to say no!

-You have to say yes. Discussion closed.


Sunday, August 02, 2009

Pompous Designation

of choreographed motions
with a rifle called Manual
of Arms. I believe: as vague

presently as when I
pretended soldier. Once

in Korea, a lecturing, dolt-
ish officer wants a trooper
to demonstrate. Looks at

me, who has forgotten the whole
damn thing. So, exposure as null fraud
looms when I’m only there to dawdle

and daydream. He chooses another,
one who looks a soldier, and knows
his soldier stuff. I'm told

just about everybody suffers
nightmares of such vulnerability.

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Saturday, August 01, 2009


Cape Canaveral Hospital requested
my return to pee more in a bottle.

More ignominious than MacArthur's
or Sinatra's, I nonetheless complied,

the pressure of performance dim-
inished by time.

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