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wSaturday, February 01, 2003


American Dream 2003


Medford Oregon -- Three soldiers, just returned from the Middle East, planned to beat up a Medford OR motel owner they mistakenly thought was an Arab.
Feb 1, 2003

Three soldiers
wanted
to
cleanup
Southern Oregon.
They wanted to run out
all the Arabs
and
people
who look like Arabs.
They called it
a mission.

They also terrorized blacks
and homeless people
but that was small time
not
worthy of the mission.

If
Rumsfied can have his
"Operations This n' That"
(and Cheney his Quadruple Bypass)
three
soldiers
can have
a
humble
mission.

They beat up
a guy
from India.
Beat him near to death.
"Hey, he looks like an A-rab."
The guy's name is Patel
and he owns
a motel.
In America, Patels do own a lot of motels.

Mr. Patel has just experienced
physically
first hand
the
new American dream.
White men ruling the world!









posted by stew at 10:05 AM


wFriday, January 31, 2003


A poet and a one man band


New York 1/30/03 - The White House said Wednesday it postponed a poetry symposium because of concerns that the event would be politicized. Some poets had said they wanted to protest military action against Iraq.

In a tribute to its former Governor
Texas
has just
executed three people
in
three days.
But
Laura Bush
provides the genteel culture,
the
literary
salons and symposiums
that misdirect attention
from
her
husband's
brutalitarian
authoritarian
vulgarian
Junta
of
war and roundups.
At least up to now.

She invited many poets to the White House
to talk about
Walt Whitman
Emily Dickinson
and
Langston Hughes.
(Nice mix, a woman, a gay, and a black former Red,)
and
poet Sam Hamill
put out the word
if you're going
read
and
write
an antiwar poem
and if you are not going
write an antiwar poem
and
send it to Sam.

Hammond Guthrie
and
I
wrote antiwar poems
(by oversight, Laura hadn't invited us.)
and
sent them to Sam.

Laura
has now canceled
her gathering
of
genteel veneer and literary misdirection
and I'm sure
it was
Hammond's poems and mine
that made the
dramatic difference
boldly
forcing
hypocrisy
over its edge
of
illusion.

Now we just have
three executions in Texas
Cheney's shadow government
and
a
war.
But at least
we have our poets.


posted by stew at 8:19 AM


wThursday, January 30, 2003


Last Year's Man

Do you feel
sad
for
the
"axis of evil?"
It was left out
of
the
State of the Bush.
Like
Osama bin who?
It's
last years news.
Nothing touches my
heart,
like
a
discarded villain,
who once
played the Palace.
And is now reduced
to wearing
a billboard
proclaiming
"I work Birthday Parties and Bar Mitzvahs."
And
"I will kill for food."

(read down for today's second poem)
and also visit http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html


posted by stew at 1:14 PM


w


The Federation

Scientists annihilated electrons
and
then
made them reappear someplace else
thereby calling into question
the
Theory
of
Uncertainty.
(At the same moment, you can actually know where an object is and measure its proportions.)

It's something
like
"Beam me aboard, Scotty!"
at
the
pre-Kindergarden level.

Take
a
thousand years
maybe,
to develop
electrotransport technology
and all I know
about
electricity
is
strictly
wall
and
socket
but if
Bush can blow madness
about
hydrogen cars
and
ecology
I'm allowed to find hope
that
elctrotransport
can
provide
nonviolent weapons
for
nonviolent wars.

We just snatch Saddam
And send him
to
Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn
where he can
make and sell
Pita and Humus sandwiches
and
Iraq will elecrosnatch
Bush,
and
send him to Baghdad
with his very own
Tex-Mex Burger stand.

And besides:
Who will fight for
oil
and
automobiles
when
space
and
time
are
put
on
instant
delete?




posted by stew at 8:42 AM


wWednesday, January 29, 2003


Set Your Dial

Turned my radio on
last night
listened
to
State of Bush
speech.
Couldn't stand watching
his
TV sneers
anymore.

I
grew up on radio,
Superman
Captain Midnight
The Shadow
and
giant jazz bands.
Voices meant something in those days.

Edward R. Murrow
spoke
like God
at
Sinai.

Bush
sounded sinister
and
frightened
and
reverential
fusing
the
Arch Captain Midnight villain
Ivan Shark
(at the end of his wits
and
plots
and
plans)
with
Christian evangelist
pious
hustlers
of
Sunday morning,
building
Christ Town
in Florida
with
your
generous love offerings
of
high priced naivete.

Bush was a jealous villain.
You shall have no villains before me!
He wouldn't even mention
the
Scot free
Bin Laden,
whose cruel mind
still
intends
a
return trip
to
eat the Big Apple.

And he was also
a
morose Minister,
no joy in his voice
no happy warrior
no zest for battle
just anger
just fear
just death.

Bush's sermon
came not
from
a
mountain top.
His speech
was a direct
feed
from
the
Gates of Hell.





posted by stew at 9:24 AM


wTuesday, January 28, 2003


Bullets and Ballots

Elections today in Israel.
Sharon is a heavy favorite
even though
the
economy is way deep
in
the
toilet
and his violent approach
to
Palestine
has
failed.
Arab terrorism has increased.
By no standard
should he be reelected.
He
and
his Party
have been publicly nailed
in
ugly acts
of
personal
and
political
corruption.
But Sharon is
a
tough cruel
aging
war criminal
who
meets the Israeli need
not to seem
a
push over
or
a
punk.
To take revenge on its enemies.
And keep taking it.
Sharon
is
the
rage and hatred candidate.

Wonder why Bush loves Israel?
(with his anti-Semitic background.)
He admires
a
political system
where politicians
are
not
held accountable
for
their
failures
and
corruption.
Where
economic collapse
and
war
does not mean
forced retirement
if
you manage
to
kick
some
Iraqi ass
and
harass
all-American
Mosques
and
be
the
rage and hatred
President.


posted by stew at 9:21 AM


wMonday, January 27, 2003


Sporting Life

The Sunday Times
brought news
of
the
Sheik's death.
78 of a heart attack.

He
was one of
pro-wrestling's
original villains.
The Sheik
presented himself
as
a
wealthy young
royal Arab
who hated Americans
and
wanted
to
devastate and destroy
all Anglo-Saxons.
He invented evil.
Gouging eyes,
Burning faces,
Making Lots
of
money
selling lots
of
TV sets
in the 40's and 50's
Patriots wanted to see him pulverized.

Born in America
of
Lebanese extraction
he
couldn't speak Arabic.
All that
ring cursing
was made up.
Maybe the promoters
even taught him
a
few colorful phrases
of Yiddish?

How long we
have hated
these
demons of the desert.

I can imagine
Dubya
watching
tube raslin'
and
figuring
he would grow up
and
be made President
and
one day
teach
that
axis of evil Sheik
an
American lesson
in obedience.

And now a kid's dream
coming true.
In the first fall
Sheik
Bin Laden
knocked down
our
World Trade Center
and was
cursing Christians
and
biting Jews
and then
Cowboy Bush
picked himself
off the mat
n'
spotted
Satanic Saddam
sitting ringside
cheering evil
(with his whole Harem)
n'
now
whoa Nelly
the
blood
is getting real,
not coming
from capsules
anymore,
n'
its
going to be
Bombs over Baghdad
or
bust.
This match will not be televised.
Admission by invitation only.


posted by stew at 9:57 AM


wSunday, January 26, 2003


Day One

Let's not be
good sports
and
beautiful losers
when
the
Junta's war starts killing.
We had our say
(the press will say)
now let's unite
behind
the
Burning Bush.
The media will proclaim
war
has been debated
in
the streets
the homes
the op-ed pages
the web sites
of
America
and
George Bush
didn't change his mind.
Isn't it time
to
wear yellow ribbons
and
send fan mail
to
our
warriors?
Fly the flag
and
buy war bonds?
We will
be bummed
on
Bush's Baghdad bombs,
the
first war day
of
making Iraq
the
51st State
of
conflagration.
But,
the worst
President,
the worst
war,
will produce
the
largest rebellion
anywhere
everywhere.
It's not worth the corpses
but
it beats
surrender.


posted by stew at 10:16 AM