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wSaturday, September 04, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor 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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Sacrificial Lambs

Always children getting sacrificed on the rock of ages.

Take over their school
killing their kids
that should teach our Russian oppressors
a lesson in sacred humanity.

Droping bombs on safe houses
where cut throat Palestinian terrorists
knives in their mouths
are hiding in evil
afterwards, always rolling out the kid corpses
dead little bodies
not even clutching at bb guns
in the holy land.

Bombs always blasting on busses
desert town
Jewish kids
Iraqi kids
again bound to the rock
preparing for a new school year
that's never happening.

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Day 259 -- Last night's Hep C treatment needle brought on strange dreams and disturbed sleep and some fever in the morning. Judy made a fantastic roast chicken last night, with small carrots and potatoes. I got lucky and was really able to taste it.

We watched Trial And Error. Through a comedy of errors, an actor played by Michael Richards, is mistaken for his lawyer friend -- and actually takes on his big court case. Naturally, he eventually does a good job and falls in love with the DA. A movie about an actor pretending to be a lawyer? Most of my lawyer friends always pretended they were actors. Bill Kunstler even wound up taking on some small film roles. In addition to fun and likable light comedy, the film offers great portraits of the Nevada desert.


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wFriday, September 03, 2004


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.htmlFor 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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Anger Management

Republicans as snug as a thug in a rug
occupying mid Manhattan
under full military protection expressing boundless hatred
cause the Democrats haven't endorsed Bush,
how dare they criticize our Commander In Chief
during such a difficult time
during Presidential elections
didn't Florida prove
American democracy works great without them?
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Day 258 -- No improvement on the Anemia but its not any worse. No changes in my Hep C treatment regime. Why does nurse Mary Jane think telling me that others on the treatment have had it worse than me, will make me feel better? Its been a very hard year for me no matter how somebody else suffered.

We viewed Nico The Unicorn, featuring a Unicon, a disabled boy, his single mother, a very sweet girl friend, and a nice warm hearted cop. Only the Canadians could make a movie like this. Unicorns in Canada? Could be because they have socialized medicine. Probably to protect the Unicorn's address, the Canadian film makers pretend the action is taking place in Vermont.


posted by stew at 8:52 AM


wThursday, September 02, 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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Fight Back

Comes a time
when the gentleman victim
of vicious villains
stands up to his crude bully.
Enough of your vile tactics sir
I shall thrash you
within an inch of your life.
Our moral melodramas are satisfied
fighting back
gouge for gouge
stomp for a stomp
the victim need no longer play by the rules
his opponent always despises.
It isn't enough for friendly talk show hosts and film makers
to punch with brass knuckles
in his name
a time comes when John Kerry
must draw blood
with his own weapons
of Bush destruction.
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Day 257 --- I was extra sleepy in the afternoon --maybe because it was a blood testing day. I did feel a little better in the evening--a little more relaxed-- most annoying, is that afternoon reading tends to put me to sleep and its hard to follow a novel's plot line when you're unconscious.

We watched The Iron Triangle, a movie about the Vietnam War with a difference. It sees the war at least in part from "our enemies" point of view. Its plot line is strongly influenced by a Vietcong soldier's captured diary. We discover the shadowy and super humanly indomitable VC to be made up of a normal assortment of ordinary human beings, many are very admirable but some are awful. We see the original face of our war time enemy up close and it looks a lot like us.


posted by stew at 8:34 AM


wWednesday, September 01, 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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Bad Directions

Israeli blood spilling all over buses
on scattered hands and heads
of blown up kids who were buying school supplies
now they won't have to worry about homework.

Russian planes exploding
so are bombs near subways
and school classes are seized
at death's door
corpses seem countless,
now nobody is concerned about strict teachers.

Hard rain was supposed to be falling on NYC
terrorist chatter promised spectacular catastrophe
all we got was a half million pacifists, pranksters
and Michael Moore
some Angel of Allah
must be stuck in traffic.

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Day 256 ---- Went for some special blood sucking and testing at the lab --they are monitoring my Hep C treatment induced Anemia. Since I spend major chunks of my day sleeping, I assume it's still a problem. Neighbor Mike came by to say hello and buy a copy of "Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" If I ever revise my opus I'll include a Hep C chapter. Michael Simmons review of my book is now on the Al Aronowitz website.(http://www.bigmagic.com/pages/blackj/column109i.html) It's good stuff.

We saw Masked And Anonymous starring Bob Dylan as a down and out former super star living in a down and out former country. Dylan is supposed to perform on a benefit TV show that will financially help (a little bit) the victims of chaos and capitalism -- the event is also aimed rebuilding his collapsed career. This low budget cinema spectacular is filled to the brim with famous actors performing for scale who would give their arms and legs to be working with B.D. Muffled Dylan music is constantly heard in the background as scenes from his song are repeatedly visualized on the screen. It makes for the most accurate description yet of where our post 9/11 world is heading, with its wars, exploitation and power hungry ruler. It also makes clear that show business can't really help.





posted by stew at 10:03 AM


wTuesday, August 31, 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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Tour Guides

Did Republican Muppets
really think they could
take Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten
like a slam dunk in Baghdad?
It's easy checking into a Roach Motel
Mr. Mormon,
let's see if you can leave
cause the Lion King
is chewing up white Baptists on Broadway.
Sorry Christian Soldiers,
there will be no fun on the great white way,
Cats has closed!
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Kris Kristofferson
sang Bobby McGee on TV
reminding me of better days
and road gods to worship.
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Day 255 - I felt the price of a busy weekend -- no energy and lots of unpleasant nerve attacks -- best news, the day is over and won't come back.

We saw Stay Tuned, a very funny movie about TV addiction and the cynical messengers of Satan who make it all happen. A suburban couple is sucked into their giant new television set and in order to survive they must, among others, take on crazed wolves in the Yukon, professional wrestlers, a Star Trek Enterprise crew gone demonic, a cartoon RoboCat, murderous gangsters in a 1930s movie and a sadistic wild west villain, while dressed up like Clint Eastwood. It's all for the Devil's diversion and ours.


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wMonday, August 30, 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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Of Blessed Memory

500,000
peace people marching in Manhattan streets
were all over the morning cable news
with its bright hopes for spectacular violence
and great camera angles
reelecting George Bush.

In the later afternoon
when the blood bath was not drawn
CNN lost all interest,
a half million peaceniks
disappearing down its memory hole
making way for a coronation.

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Day 254 ---- Lenny was a good guest, lots of fun and intellectual stimulation. Joan and Danny came over with Danny's famous home smoked salmon. Even with my Hep C treatment corrupted appetite --I really enjoyed it. They are wonderful friends, it really gets me through the night.

We saw Bubba Ho-Tep which should have been the most ridiculous movie since Attack OF The Killer Tomatoes. It features Elvis Presley and JFK, dumped into an old folks home in Texas that is under murderous assault from an Egyptian mummy. To make matters nuttier, JFK is played by Ossie Davis, the legendary Black actor. It's shocking that the film turns into an insightful presentation of how old people and their souls are cruelly discarded. And it's also about the spiritual healing powers of rebellion and heroism. Most surprising, is the very accurate description of how the real Elvis threw away his soul and body and then his life.


posted by stew at 10:10 AM


wSunday, August 29, 2004






posted by stew at 9:56 AM


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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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What's Left?

Still feeling close
to radical dreams
liberal repair work is dull for my soul
but Reds and Pinks have become boringly routine
lines and actions from predictable
Anarchy For Dummies text books
when once crazed creativity
was the beautiful girl next door
that Lefty craved with his infinite passion
she now lives in another country
married to a plastic surgeon of Hollywood fantasy.

Having to spend the whole day
locked up in a hellish meeting
of harsh obligation
you want to avoid,
starting at eight in the morning
in an ugly room
what kind of rebellion is that?
Where's the counter in the culture?

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Day 253 --- We had a very warm visit from the Midwestern Lenny Z. A great diversion from Hep C treatment hell. My side effects out did themselves last night, my head was burning up. The nearer I get to end the more intense the side effects (collateral damage? ) become.

We watched Cuba, an underrated Sean Connery film about the last days of the Batista dictatorship. it's an excellent portrait of a cruel and corrupt society that is too dumb to know it's day are numbered. The dialog is occasionally crisp enough to provide quiet echoes of Casablanca. Connery is a Brit mercenary and anti-terror expert who is hired by the dictatorship to defeat Castro. It takes him about five minutes to figure out this is impossible.



posted by stew at 9:56 AM