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wSaturday, December 28, 2002


Born Again

America
is
always
about newness.
America
is
changing
big time.

We had a Presidential election
and
for
the very first time.
the loser
won.
Amazing break through!
It was
our
America's
very
first
coup d'etat.

A nation young in heart
changing
always
changing.

Two years later.
America
keeps
breaking
new ground.
A Gulag!
We have our very own
prison
of torture.
In
Cuba
at
Guantanamo.
(The last bit of Fidel Nation that we still own.)

Moslem
POWs
not accused of crimes
are
interrogated
and
physically
and
mentally
"subjected to duress."
Tortured
but
not
maimed
(like Palestinian prisoners in Israel)
and
if that doesn't work
they
are
sent
to America friendly countries
where
electrodes
are
the
mode
of
conversation.

New laws.
New ways.
You go to the Gulag
if
Bush
says so.
And
(unprecedented)
no American courts have jurisdiction
to
say
No.

Who says
America
is
losing its
Ben Franklin
spirit
of
innovation?





posted by stew at 11:26 AM


wFriday, December 27, 2002


Time and Time Again

Zero
empty,
the year that sucked
is
almost
over.
9/11
Patriot Act
Economy down the drain
Homeland Security
Bush braggadocio
War
War
War
and
the
Snitch
Volunteers
of
America.

(Some sparks of light.
Surprisingly large
peace
demonstrations.)

The
New Year?
It
hasn't
started.
It's
beginning to get
old.


posted by stew at 10:47 AM


wThursday, December 26, 2002


American Cinema


Michael Moore
(Bowling for Columbine)
wants
to
know
why Americans kill each other
more
than
Canadians kill each other
when
we
both have a lot of guns
and
watch
the
same movies.

Martin Scorsese
(Gangs of New York)
answers
his question.
America
was
built
and
bled
by
barbarous
murderous
greedy
gangs
that
not only scalped
Indians
and
Slaves
but
slaughtered
each
other
in
an
All the Time
Everywhere
All Civil War
bath
of
blood.

America wasn't founded
(Scorsese says)
by
Jefferson
and
Washington.
Its
fathers
are
Plug Uglies
Jesse James
and
the
neighborhood
butcher.


posted by stew at 9:13 AM


wWednesday, December 25, 2002


Scrooged


American consumers
committing
massive acts
of
civil disobedience.
Worst
shopping Christmas
in
30 years.
We are sitting it out.
Baking couch potatoes.

Blame the war
Blame the economy
Blame Bush.
Americans
are not doing their part
like
draft dodgers
and
Moslems.

Even
in
Communist
Cuba
There
is a last minute rush
on
overpriced
plastic
Christmas Trees.

Comrade capitalists
thriving
in
the
sun.

Bush
is gonna solve
the
problem.
Gonna
give the rich
a
50% reduction
on
dividend
tax.

Next year
a
Hollywood remake
of
It's a Wonderful Life,
will
have
the
rich
guy
winning.

Merry Christmas!





posted by stew at 9:27 AM


wTuesday, December 24, 2002


The Champion

"I can lick any man in the house."
John L. Sullivan
(first Boxing Champ)
used
to say that
when
he entered
a
saloon.
(And he always did.)

Rumsfield
did him
one
better.
He'll
take on
Iraq
and
North Korea
at
the
same time.
And
maybe
tie a hand
behind
his
back.
Maybe
even
wear
a
blindfold.

In
Africa
(the NY Times says)
terrifying
rumors are spreading
that
Malawi's government
is
colluding
with
Vampires
in
a
UN sponsored
blood
drive.

Bet
Rumsfield
wouldn't be
talking
such
tough
trash
in
a
Malawi
saloon.

Better
Buffy
than
Rummy
when fighting
an
axis
of
real
evil.











posted by stew at 10:15 AM


wMonday, December 23, 2002


Father's Day


TV
told me
that
Saddam
is willing to let
the
CIA
join the UN inspectors
sniffing
and
scratching
their way
across
Iraq.
If they know where an evil weapon is hiding
(Put-up or shut-up)
it's theirs
to
destroy.
And wont
Saddam
be
blushing?

Bush
can make a family thing out of the offer.
Send his CIA don
of
a
father
to
Iraq.
Surely senior knows
where
the
bodies
are
buried?
---

They hang a star


Victor Jara
the
Chilean singer
and
activist
who
was
tortured
and
murdered
and
had
his records destroyed
by
the
pro-American junta
of
Pinochet.
is
now
a very popular figure in Chile
it's own Che
it's own Dylan.
They have remastered his recordings
they are making
a
film
and
AOL Time Warner
is putting up the dough
seems
its a great way to cut out a market
in
Chile.

I'm happy.
I hung out with Jara in Santiago
and
went to a copper mine
with
Victor
Jerry Rubin
Phil Ochs
and at some amazing hour in the morning
Phil and Victor
performed
for
the miners.
We were instant brothers.

Tell me,
now that Victor is a big star
with
big Yanqi backers,
(as a socialist he was trying to destroy them)
will someone take a few minutes
to
arrest
his murderers.
The ones that were
celebrated
and
lionized
by
Nixon
and
Kissinger.

Maybe bust Kissinger
the
accomplice?
Make him
face
Victor's
music.






posted by stew at 9:33 AM


wSunday, December 22, 2002


Hey there, Georgie Man

OK,
the
Pox
was very
Small
but
why did
Bush
shoot
it
up?

Chicken-hawk
trying to prove
he's
a real
somewhere
man.
Never took risks
till that
poisoned
needle.
Now
a fit leader
of
men
into battle.
Maybe grab
a
gun
himself
blasting big Baghdaddy.

He would too,
if
only
Cheney
would
let
him.


posted by stew at 12:03 PM