Friday, May 27, 2011

Michigan my friend

the dumber you are
the easier you fall
Michigan my friend
is the dumbest of all

in these hard times
who do we elect
a vulturous cadre
of reptilian descent

a nefarious governor
as evil as they come
a Republican perfecta
of verminous scum

the state lays broken
it's beaten, supine
ripe for the picking
as they queue up in line

they're drooling, salivating
as they eye the feast
this ravenous, rapacious
Republican beast!

first it's Benton Harbor
what's next in this state
so many to choose from
as they load their plate

the forlorn, the hapless
the helpless and the lost
a boatload to steal from
as they placate their boss

those plutocratic denizens
who live beyond our reach
always espousing virtue
never practice what they preach

it's now time for austerity
cutbacks across the board
except for record profits
all else must be ignored

the facts are overwhelming
even off kilter, slightly skewed
the preponderance of evidence
says Michigan is screwed

Saturday, March 19, 2011

you get what you deserve

you get what you deserve

when more than 80% of your population believes in angels

you get what you deserve

when less than forty percent believe in evolution

you get what you deserve

when you reelect Bush

you get what you deserve

when the Supreme Court is packed with ideologues

you get what you deserve

when you are scared of gay marriage

you get what you deserve

when more than 50% of the population despise unions

you get what you deserve

when you believe in trickle down economics

you get what you deserve

when corporations are people

you get what you deserve

when you fight wars based on lies, Endless Wars! Plural!!

you get what you deserve

did I mention Bush...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The paradox of theft

Three people are sitting at a table a CEO, a tea party member, and a union man
the CEO grabs the box full of doughnuts from the center of the table and walks away
the union man looks at the tea partier and says
" If we still had collective bargaining we could have at least kept a doughnut"
and the tea partier says " At least we've got our Freedom"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Saint Ronnie

is there beauty in ignorance
and is it benign
this notion of bliss
just ensures one is blind

and thus easy prey
open wide for abuse
the jackals are ravenous
their needs are profuse

as the rich get richer
the more we must bleed
it's an easy equation
the mathematics of greed

brought to us by Ronnie
the saintly Trojan horse
a conservative icon
who plotted this course

now we're left ravaged
depleted, supine
the right wing agenda
it's all by design

and as we all falter
teetering on the brink
we're taking on water
this nation might sink

do we remedy problems
with solutions well sought
no we reelect culprits
who've been soundly bought

The Supreme Court
The White House
Congress's hallowed halls
all of these compromised
they've got us by the balls!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

income distribution

Average Income by Family, distributed by income group.

These charts are a real eye opener!!

Serf and Turf

This is a great article articulating the demise of Democracy. The symbiosis between a healthy Democracy and strong labor unions, the ruinous notions of the conservative agenda, and the outright stupidity of the American public, of which 54% have an unfavorable opinion, of labor unions. Wow! The power of propaganda! Do yourself a favor and read this piece..

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

a thousand words


notice the small amount paid by corporate thieves
in the 1940's they paid twice as much as individuals
this gap represents the single most debilitating
factor in our ongoing economic debacle
and shows how effectively the corporate
monster has captured and controls our government

Saturday, January 29, 2011

red, right, and blew

rush limbaugh is scum
even he knows it's true
including his dittoheads
red, right, and blew

the right is not right
in fact they are wrong
in their twisted vision
only they sing the song

yet, the tune that they carry
is shrill and obtuse
filled with delusions
of hardship and abuse

in their dementia
they may sound sane
but it's up to the left
to be more profane

in this battle of wits
who's keeping score
the body counts rising
as blood stains the floor

rush limbaugh fuck you
and those of your kind
your insane motivations
leave this country blind

Sunday, January 16, 2011

America Simply Grand

can't point fingers
can't blame, blame
can't fight problems
can't win the game

what is mental illness
thusly it's explained
to harm or injure others
often it's profaned

yet don't simple repugs
by mission and design
harm and injure others
it's simply the bottom line

from Boehner to McConnell
Limbaugh and sniveling Beck
mountainous, monotonous, cacophony
of continuous unending dreck

millions of faithful minions
on the radio, across this land
think these men are prophets
isn't America simply grand

these idiots in the trenches
reigns of power in their grasp
Shit! We silently exhale
our buttocks firmly in their clasp