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wSaturday, August 28, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Reality Principle

Sleeping in the noonday sun
lazy reader of CounterPunch
having a strange dream
about an Israel spy ring in the Pentagon
functioning in the warm bosom of neocon jobs
passing secret info to Jerusalem
through AIPAC emissaries
he woke up sweating on edge
guilty about anti-Semitic fantasies
afraid and fearing CP went over the edge
till he read the same revealing tale
in today's NY Times.

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Day 252 --- Same day time sleepy stuff with maybe a bit more energy. Having strange dreams at night of terrorist executions, probably, probably Islamic, but oddly when asked, I declare "I see nothing" in Spanish and everyone speaks the language. Odd also that one of the terrorists was terrified by a turtle shortly after a cruel execution. I had my Hep C interferon needle last night and that might have something to do with scripting the dreams.

We watched Godzilla VS. SpaceGodzilla and the titles tells it all. Godzilla is desperate for strong opponents, Mighty Mothra is retired with a bum knee and King Kong is suffering from Hepatitis C. Godzilla outsources his search for adversaries finding one in outer space who looks just like him only it has wings. High light of the film is the appearance of earth bound Baby Godzilla, the cutest kid appearing in the movies since Shirley Temple.


posted by stew at 9:07 AM


wFriday, August 27, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Accounting

Census taking
Marxist-Leninists announce
a Bushed economy
where rich are getting richer
poor getting poorer
facing
the coming pandemic plague
without medical insurance,
brother can you spare a doctor?

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This article by me appeared in yesterday's CounterPunch Magazine and it also will be found on Hammond Guthrie's Third Page website.

Defend the Homeland!

Support All Suspicious Activity

By STEW ALBERT

A message beaming into our brains, last read on east coast highway's many computerized signs -- Report Suspicious Activity. I tried to hold out and not to snitch on the giant unfolding conspiracy but George W. Bush is the kindest sweetest man I ever served under and besides there might be some cash rewards.

Since 9/11, I have noticed a continuing repeating highly suspect pattern in American life that threatens to choke off whatever shreds of democracy remain in our nervous system. I don't know what gang of mad Muslims is behind the vast plot but its existence is undeniable.

Consider the following:


*Americans from all walks of life, from train conductors doormen and dock workers are being trained to spy on whoever seems a bit unusual. Don't go out loud reading Ginsberg's Howl on a Brooklyn subway to ultra Orthodox Jews and be observed by a people's spy.

*Peace activists have been banned from flying. Even Senator Kennedy is given a tough time. No caped crusaders in our new unfriendly skies.

*Charities and corporations are giving Homeland Guardians information on citizens that even the Feds aren't allowed to collect on their own. Don't take a handout if you won't give a palm print.

* Prisoners are being made to pay rent for their cells. And pick up their check for dining on Le Ball & Chain Cuisine. If you can't pay up, eventually they'll take your car and house.

* Radio stations will be required to tape all their programing for future inspection. The stations will have to pick up the costs of being monitored by the government. Even in 1984 Big Brother didn't charge for the privilege of his power.

*Internet phone services are required to develop technology that will permit the tapping of their phones. That isn't easy and the costs will be high. You'll see them in your phone bill.

*Border guards will be permitted to deport foreigners without a court hearing. If you're yearning to breathe free -- try Canada.

*The FBI and the Secret Service are visiting citizens planning to protest at the Republican Convention. Best way not to get indicted is to live in your closet.

*Medical science? We don't need no stinking medical science.

*A Constitutional Amendment banning Gay marriage is in the works. Much better for patriotic Gays to hang out at free love bath houses. AIDS reduces their surplus population.

*Operation Eternal Old Black Joe currently being waged in Florida aims at Blacks staying home on election day. Peace activists are kept out of the sky but not the high flying Jim Crow.

*Under present day Patriot Act control laws, Martin Luther King would be the terrorist who illegally coerced the city of Montgomery into integrating its bus line. King might even be picked up for indefinite lawyerless confinement in a secret prison but no one's spotted him for years.

In 1975 my wife and I sued the FBI for breaking into our house on six different occasions. We won. If that happens today and we sue -- they will counter sue us for coercion and win.

That's my admittedly incomplete report. I've fully performed my civic duty. Its up to the appropriate officials to defend the Homeland against the unknown undemocratic cabal that is taking control of our hearts and minds. In the meantime I'll be spray painting Support Suspicious Activity in subway trains and picking up anarchist hitchhikers.

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Day 251--- I had a great visit from Hammond yesterday. Did some reading and then slept for two hours. Hep C treatment fever was way up last night. This morning I feel better and some energy has returned. Lenny Z arrives tomorrow.

We saw Don Juan De Marco, a comic mock-Byronic tale about an aging shrink and his supremely sexy patient. Brando and Depp have fun with their roles and it's hard to say who is curing who. Under the influence of his patient, who believes he is Don Juan, the world's greatest lover, Brando grows much more amorous to his wife and playfully adventurous in his life.



posted by stew at 9:06 AM


wThursday, August 26, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Carry On Nurse

Shoe fly fly
here comes a pandemic,
this time
they forgot the cure,
must have been invented
by Saddam's secret scientists
of human destruction
it's kill you, flu
unless you remain indoors
always
maintaining total silence, count your breaths
& stop worrying about Bush,
he's canceling civil society & civil rights
cause he's saving your sick self
from a mass Homeland grave
don't be joining the living dead
dying in the streets
for being homeless & jobless & Godless
for complaining.

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Day 250 -- I've developed my day time distractions to a fine art. Writing, reading, e-mailing, listening to Air America and taking light dumbbell workouts. There is also plenty of sleep -- and Judy usually come home for lunch. So pass my Hep C treatment days till they end in a couple of months. Each day is its own threat and challenge. Hammond is coming over today -- that's always fun.

We saw an inspiring documentary "My Uncle Berns," about an 88 year old artist of immense primitive talent, kindness and humor, who survived D-Day and lived next door to the World Trade Center when it was blown up. He's a giant grey bearded man who looks a lot like Karl Marx but acts much more like Groucho. And he's also comic Billy Crystal's uncle and surrogate father figure. The film was made by Billy's daughter Lindsay who wanted to get to know her magical great uncle a little better. Like three generations of Crystals she fell in love with him.


posted by stew at 9:21 AM


wWednesday, August 25, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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People's Park

An enormous armada
of cops planes, broom stick interrogators, sharp shooters
lions, tigers and bears
will greet
terrible terrorists and angry anarchists
this weekend in NYC
while George Bush thrice accepts his crown.

The Police State of mind
spending millions
has no specific evidence
bad guys will even shout booo
at a porn production of Dracula
the chief task
of the mighty armada
will be keeping pacifists with heavy boots
off leaves of grass
up in Central Park
even declaring martial law
if blades are pulled and chlorophyl flows.

Thinking about grass
once meant deciding
how stoned you would get
shouting
"How many kids did you kill today?"

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Day 249 ---- Daily torture, every part of me seems strained worn out and uncomfortable. Hep C treatment doctors must have been trained in Iraq.

We watched HBO's Death In Gaza, a wrenching documentary about Palestinian kids preparing for suicide and martyrdom in the anti-Israeli cause. The film is surprising because the kids are so sweet -- death is such a constant, that joining its ranks comes easily without character distortions or corruption. In Gaza, the suicide cult is as every day common as humus. The original project called on film maker and cameraman James Miller to shoot the killing from both sides, Israeli kids were to be interviewed, but he was himself slain by Israeli soldiers while walking under a white flag of protection. No one has been charged in his death.



posted by stew at 8:18 AM


wTuesday, August 24, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Questions

American military and police
taking control of sacred building
for American transportation
Penn Station.
The original Train of The Rock
stopped here
but what will the soldiers do
besides eating too many hot dogs
and playing
pin the tail on
the Muslim?

Old soldiers
never dying
their minds just fade away
reciting revisions written
by Republican paymasters
under the table
for Manchurian memoirists
who now insist
Jonn Kerry
made up the Vietnam war.

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Day 248 --- Experiencing some head cold symptoms. My concern is that because of Hep C treatment induced anemia I don't have much natural resistance to germs. I'm taking my vitamins and hoping. I tell myself I won't get sick. I wrote and slept a lot yesterday -- and managed to get in a light dumbbell workout.

We watched "Waiting For Guffman" a joyous and silly pseudo -- documentary about the making of a pageant play boosting small town Blaine Missouri -- who chief claim to fame is a 1950's visit by aliens and the fact that they were once known as the Stool Capitol of America. Every one of the pageant players is high in ego and very low in talent. They do try their best -- hoping the impending arrival of talent scout Guffman will give them a shot at Broadway. One surprising piece of information revealed by the film is the enormous Jewish population living noisily in a small Missouritown.






posted by stew at 8:41 AM


wMonday, August 23, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Memory Road

Deja Vu
all over again
Lincoln Park and Central Park
no permits or plans
keep off the grass
could be a death threat,
with pigs in a lawless mood,
thousands of the gentle
are driving and hitching
anxiously questing
New York City's center,
but it will not hold.
On the weekend
might Republicans be drinking
toasts of blood and joy?
In Lincoln Park
a Park was burning.

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Day 247 ---- Sleep and the TV tube, another Hep C treatment day is over.

We saw The Witches of Eastwick, a falling down joyous comedy about the devil and three women who conjure him up out of some serious needs. It a perfect part for the always demonic looking Jack Nicholson and he gives the women everything they want, intellectually, artistically and most of all sexually but his price is their complete domination. The women played very strongly by Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiff rebel, causing one of the all time great movie scenes, where Nicholson goes into a very white suburban Protestant Church, vomits on everyone and asks if women are "God's mistake or did he do them on purpose." The devil suggests that if they are a mistake, there might be a vaccine.


posted by stew at 9:00 AM


wSunday, August 22, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.html
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
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Ungrateful Dead

Dreamt I was dead
nobody noticed
cause I was still around
doing stuff, having arguments,
a voice explaining to me
from somewhere in inner space,
you have too much life force
to stay dead,
so where was I?

Going down a super highway
supporting suspicious activity.

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Day 246 -- Slept on and off till the middle of the afternoon. I'm in The Hep C Enervation. I got a little energy and made tomato sauce. Again it was from the home grown kind of tomatoes. Judy's feeling a little better with her Cold and I'm trying not to get its serious version. We'll see. Donal Logue, the guy who played me in Steal This Movie has done an anti-Bush spot for moveon.org. It will be on their site on Tuesday. He's reprising his legendary cab driver routine.

We watched the Donnie Darko, a cult classic film of insane high school dimensions. Time travel, teen sex, hallucination, apocalyptic paranoia, dark humor and boundless alienation. Not just the teen age anti-hero, hero Darko, but his friends, teachers and family all seem on the far side of near madness. Although it's about kids, it never condescends or gets superficial. The plot is unreal but the characters are very human.


posted by stew at 9:59 AM