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wSaturday, March 19, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
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
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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Pro Life

The earth is only six thousand years old
so,
execute children
torture Muslims
destroy Social Security,

living the good life
from the great State of Vegetation,
being fetuses forever.

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Day In The Life -- I'm back to going out for exercise walking and I combine it with weight workouts. I'm trying to build up my energy and immunity system. I had a too much coughing and disturbed sleep night. I may break down and contact my doctor. I made a great chicken dish, the sauce was made up of tofu based pseudo sour cream, an herb or two, flour and lemon juice. It's cooked in a clay pot and served with flat noodles. We were going to go on a peace march today but it's raining in Portland and looks like it may stay that way. Why can't the left get a decent break?

We saw Code 46, its futuristic and cinema noirish but in the hot sun global warming mad science sense of the term. A lot of the action takes place in Hong Kong where for some unexplained reason people speak a mixture of English and Spanish. In this only a few years from now world, nation states don't exist, travel is heavily regulated and only cities and deserts exist. The human race continues its existence, partially through cloning and individuals who come from the same genetic stock can't reproduce, it's against Code 46. Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton, happen one night, they sleep with each other and naturally there's lots of trouble ahead. This film is much more about mood than plot, it's about alienation and domination, and the desire, however impossible to escape. Its a world where dreamers are captured, chemically altered through the weird use of viruses and forced to wake up and not remember they are victims.


posted by stew at 9:50 AM


wFriday, March 18, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
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
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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No Joy In Mudville

Global Gulag,
a planet dripping blood,
our jobs and decency walking abroad
ghostly apparitions
reminding us of forgotten dreams


Congress investigating a game
finding out if grown ups are cheating.
Diverting thoughts of nature's demise
and the death of democracy
to bats, balls and needles.

Do the politicos think
Governor Arnold
would have escaped Austria
without sticking fantastic needles
of manufactured muscle
into his mighty ass?
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Day In The Life-- Judy and I went to a Planned Parenthood Western Hemisphere event at the Ogle Gallery featuring a photographic exhibition by Derli Barroso. Great art showing off the colors and eroticism of nature as captured by cameras and computers. A goodly crowd was in attendance with much conversation and socializing. Afterwards we went to a Thai restaurant.

We saw a movie last night but it was so silly Judy wisely advised me not to write too much about it. It's called New York Moment with the Olsen Twins, a sort of chick flick screwball comedy for very young teenage girls. It's total nonsense with a few flashes of genuine comedy.


posted by stew at 8:45 AM


wThursday, March 17, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
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
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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High Noon

So desperate for good news
I'll take hand outs from global warming's
hot sunny winter days
just like light in August
at lunch time
please don't spoil
my sport
with reminders of reality.

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You're Hired

Wolfowitz to the world bank
and just what credentials
does this high IQ thug
have
for a humanitarian gig?

Dubya probably thinking
"Well he's a Jew
they're all good with money,
Pat Robertson told me."

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Day In The Life -- I got a couple of phone calls from Jessica. She may have the flu but she rented I Robot, a nice choice. I feel so much better since the end of Chemotherapy, but I still suffer from way too many lingering colds and coughs and straight hair. I made dinner reservations for a restaurant in Utah. Man, that Mormon food is fantastic.

President Bush may be trying to start a war with Syria or Iran but last night President Bartlet jump started a peace process with Cuba. See, the news isn't all bad.


posted by stew at 8:34 AM


wWednesday, March 16, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
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
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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Skip The Pound Of Flesh

County juries once gave liberal verdicts
freeing the Oakland 7
making it impossible to execute Huey Newton
so the Empire struck back.

Knowing nobody named Goldfarb
would stick a needle in someone's arm
unless maybe it was a new way
of taking acid,

the prosecutors
started keeping Schwartz and all the glittering Golds,
steins and bergs
off of death penalty cases
humming:

"They say in Alameda County
there are no neutrals there
you're either a soft hearted Jew
or support the electric chair."

Sol
is calling it discrimination
when he's the one who discriminates
against killing people.

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Day In The Life -- Dom paid a surprise vist when we were having lunch on the deck -- it was very nice to see him. We got haircuts and Judy had her toenails painted. We tried a new Chinese restaurant (really some sort of Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese fusion) called Chopsticks. It was OK, especially the vegetables. We ran into Joan K who happened to be eating at the same place, an unexpected surprise. Plans for our Utah and Arizona vacation are moving along.

We saw The Presidio -- Murder is committed on an army base in San Francisco, and a cop, who is an ex-MP and his former commanding officer team up to solve the crime. They are an odd couple who despise each other over old grudges and to complicate matters the cop falls in love with the officers daughter. There are some over the top chase scenes and my favorite is an on foot run though Chinatown's back alleys. I caught of a glimpse of Sam Wo's restaurant, an ancient haunt. The city's magnificent architecture and streets are wonderfully displayed. The acting is crisp, on target and believable and the narrative is exciting. Sean Connery, Mark Harmon and Meg Ryan do a fine job.


posted by stew at 9:06 AM


wTuesday, March 15, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
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
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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Participatory Democracy

High crimes and misdemeanors
becoming palatable
when they routinely take a poll
asking
What is your view of torture?

We do it just enough
We do it too much
We do it too little
I have no opinion.

Goebbels used to take polls
but he never quizzed on gassings
he was old fashioned
I guess.

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Day In The Life --I was weirdly spaced out yesterday, I had trouble keeping track of objects. But it wasn't too bad because I made a good chicken breast and rice dinner. Some guy will be flying in from Australia, in April, to interview me about the Chicago 1969 great conspiracy trial. I seem to have become an eye witness to obscure history.

The devil continues to gain strength in Carnivale. But it seems that the final showdown is coming or is it? And if it does come, will the Republicans be reelected?


posted by stew at 8:16 AM


wMonday, March 14, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
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
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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Art In Hell

Poet Laureates from Hell
in forced marches
to the fire,
daily draggings through flaming Perdition
desperate searches for bright sparks of beauty
slipping through FCC censors grasp,

the hopeless
hope
for cooling trends,
but global warming started in Hell,
spreading upwards.

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Day In The Life --Another day of perfect weather in Portland, means eating lunch on deck and feeling a slight burn on our faces. Our little Japanese bush-tree has a beautiful pink flowering bloom this year. I'm reading The Kite Runners, a novel about life in Afghanistan before the furies struck and a young boy's great sin. I got in a few interesting e-mail discussions with old time Yippies, including Ratso, Rex, Paul, Allen and Roz, we were stirring some old and odd embers.

We watched a new Deadwood episode. I figured what is great about the series. All the events and characters seem like they walked out of a Bob Dylan song. Deadwood is really Desolation Row.


posted by stew at 8:07 AM


wSunday, March 13, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
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
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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On The Level

Thoughts of giant red stone
montains climbing beauty,
Bush's fake news department
didn't create
American Southwest.

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Day In The Life --We went out to a movie. I coughed a lot. We ordered in a great shrimp based pizza. Biography Channel finally ran its version of the Abbie story. I was interviewed and earned yet one more TV credit. I'll have to join the union someday. I learned this from Lola in Woodstock. Our cable service doesn't pick up Biography. We brought out our deck chairs and glass top table. This is the earliest time that we have summerized our deck.

Merchant Of Venice -- How can a playful romantic comedy offer us one of great tragic figures of the world stage? Brush up on Shakespeare and find out. This film version offers Al Pacino doing one the greatest and most sympathetic Shylock's (up there with Orson Welles) of all time. Set in beautiful 16th Century Venice (about the same period as Dangerous Beauty) The Merchant offers us an incredible portrayal of the matter of factness of anti-Semitism, even good noble admirable pretty people hate Jews, but the vengeful Pacino-Shylock gives their game away. He knows the true and cruel nature of their Christian society. His one hubris tragic mistake is to think it will permit him to be equally cruel to his persecutors. He takes the existing legal system of Venice a little too seriously and is completely undone. In its opening the movie offers us a bit of useful historical context before it does its Shakespeare thing and can in no way be accused of anti-Semitism.


posted by stew at 10:33 AM