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wSaturday, November 23, 2002


Merry Something

Hell of a Christmas for the unemployed
they are running out of weekly payments
830.000 of them,
and
congress
has not granted
them
an
extention.

Maybe they should try
shoplifting
for
Christmas presents
and get
caught
and get
a big trial
like
Winona Ryder
and
get very famous
and
get a ton of sympathy
and
get rehired at
tripple
the
salary.

It's American dreaming,
just don't
wake up.

Stew Albert
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posted by stew at 2:09 PM


wFriday, November 22, 2002


Our Northern Neighbors

A Canadian official,
publicly
called
Bush
a moron.

The American Junta is quite upset
and
Canadian apologies
are profuse.

But
there is one thing you must understand
about
Canadians,
they are painfully polite.
The Canadian official
in question,
was being diplomatic,
he
must
really
think
that Bush is
an
ordinary
imbecile.







posted by stew at 12:10 PM


wThursday, November 21, 2002


How Long Oh Lord

A Common Cold,
that's my world for today.
Not:
George Bush
oil spills
bus bombers
Sharon
Arafat
neighborly snitches
techno-spies
Admiral Poindexter
John Ashcroft
Homeland Security
Slavery
War.
None of the above.

I have transcended the cosmos of pain
only my
running nose remains.

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posted by stew at 10:28 AM


wWednesday, November 20, 2002


Oil
in our throats
lungs,
choking,
our soul
is smothered.

This morning
the Spanish coast
is being murdered
by
oil
and
Baghdad is next.

Bush junta
shtupping America's tuchas
telling us
it's only a
prostate exam,
for our own
good.


posted by stew at 10:29 AM


wTuesday, November 19, 2002


The Auction

Bush is selling the government
to the highest bidder,
privatized,
he calls it.

Saving money?

He claims he's
trashing civil service
for reasons of efficiency.

What do you bet
that
those who buy the government
will be
giving Bush
gigantic campaign contributions
of power and greed
and an enormous pension
of lifetime living like
an Emperor?

They are
Privatizing the Presidency!

For them,
a Bush
in the hand
is better
than
two candidates
in
a free election.

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posted by stew at 3:31 PM


wMonday, November 18, 2002


He's looking through you.

A federal appeals court sez:
in the name of fighting terrorism,
Ashcroft
can wiretap
anybody
anywhere,
he wants
to listen in,
on what
you're up to.
So take that,
you silly
ACLU.

A new law
gives
the George Bush
Border Police
power,
to hunt
foreign terrorists
dope smugglers
illegal aliens
up to 100 miles from the border
or the coast lines,
so we'll be seeing
these cops
in Portland
and NYC
real soon.
They're already
in Michigan Arizona and California.
Better keep
proof of citizenship
in your
front pocket
or better
paste it
to
your head.

Finally:
Admiral Poindexter
wants to develop technology
that
can and will
open files
about everyone
everywhere
about
everything and
anything
he want to know
about you.

Iran/Conra
was his idea.
So,
I'm sure we can trust him.

by Stew Albert
http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html


posted by stew at 3:16 PM


wSunday, November 17, 2002


First, there was a 1 o'clock rally in Pioneer Sq. The site of numerous massive pro-peace demonstrations during the first Gulf War. I was surprised to see a turn out so large as to be comparable with the Gulf war protests. Up to ten thousand people packed the Square. They were warm and enthusiastic, really ready to make their vital statement. And how amazing their grand numbers. After all, the war hasn't quite started. The UN is still going through some peaceful motions that do represent a last long shot hope of avoiding disaster. And unlike the Vietnam peace movement of the 60's these rebels do not fear a draft. So their militant presence is based on pure good intentions.

Unfortunately the pre-march rally was a disappointment. Many of the speakers pushed their personal grand philosophies and causes -- and it seemed sometimes like the impending Iraqi conflagration was just a bit peripheral to their oratorical interests. Such is the stuff of coalition building, every group wants to get their two cents on the table -- and it can make for a fairly uninspiring event.

As usual, the inspiration came from the determined people when the march began. In such large numbers they took to the streets, with hand made signs and that most enduring of slogans "No war! Peace Now!" Onlookers, including those on city buses tended to universally friendly reactions. The Portland police although dressed in horrible new black storm trooperesque uniforms, kept their cool and did their job of redirecting city traffic. I could see by their facial expressions that they were somewhat surprised by the event's size.

If policy makers in Washington, DC have a scintilla of sense left in their heads they will take note of the Portland event and treat it as a warning. War with Iraq may very well mean chaos on the homefront. If Americans are supposed to be united in a war against terrorism, attacking Iraq is not exactly an intelligent way of creating that unity.

Judy and I dropped out of the march near its conclusion. She has an annoying cold and I a middle aged back ache. There will also be a post-march rally in the Square. I hope it will be a bit more politically relevant, the second time around.

Stew Albert
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posted by stew at 3:50 PM