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
Labels: Cable News
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.
Labels: Republican, Suburbanite
Sunday, March 28, 2010
a man gathered
to one side, crawl
him through filthy
sub basements, among
soaked bags of lime
and broken appliances,
pieces from puddles.
Labels: furnished apartment
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Too-Brilliant Mozart, 35
thrown into unmarked grave. So,
if you wanna go
geniusing around, kiddo,
do it for itself.
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
Labels: Congress, death threats, zealots
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.
Labels: Democrat, political celebration, Republican
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
-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?
-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.
Labels: candidate, loyalty, senator
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
-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.
-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
-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!
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.
Labels: houses, Law, party politics
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.
Labels: disitnguished, jealousy, scholarship
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I Take Standard Deduction
Don’t wish to lie.
Too good? you ask.
That & nervous
Labels: deduction, income tax, standard deduction
Friday, March 19, 2010
GOP bent on rout-
if they get to install
perfect boy or girl,
to mouth their
Labels: destroy President, GOP, Republican
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Comfortable Mentality of Losing
-We won! Our Party
is now in charge,
and I, believe me,
-Well, now, that’s all
well ‘n good but, well...
let’s not just be
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
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.
Labels: indoctrination, Texas School Board
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
-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
Patsy of Last Resort,
Uncle, acts Bagman. So
criminals turn off panic
mode & party instead,
Labels: Wall Street
Sunday, March 14, 2010
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
what was scorned Friday.
*Lady Is a Tramp
Labels: faction, gotchas, hypocrisy
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.
Labels: political corruption
Thursday, March 11, 2010
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
Labels: South Carolina
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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
Labels: GOP, granola, hippie, recall, unintended consequence
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
-You felt Insurance!
Labels: claim, health insurance
Monday, March 08, 2010
I’m glad you came to me with this.
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!
Labels: party politics
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Winslow Homer Never Finished
paintings, according to
critics and academics--
who glimpsed promise
nonetheless. They itch
to finish art, rendering
as the fussy wraps
of gifts from
Labels: academics, art, critics, painting, Winslow Homer
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Prevailing Intellectual Question
of late 20 & now 21 is:
how far to camp it up?
Decency kicks against such,
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.
Friday, March 05, 2010
“Bankers Own The Senate”*
A golden investment
mid the Bundles
they dealt suckers.
*attributed to senator
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!
Labels: Party of "No", Republicans
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
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.
Labels: depression, Right Wing
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.
Labels: Dirksen, Health Care Summit, Republican, Taft
Monday, March 01, 2010
of all time.
Take a future
worn at Yale.
If revolution from
Left, then baggy
Mind being tolerable
thing to waste.
From Right, rich
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
The real human tragedy:
sleaze of today giving way
to the incompetent
and the vicious.
Labels: Left, revolution, Right, Yale