Friday, April 14, 2006

TPM Muckraker April 13, 2006 02:25 PM (Printable Format)

TPM Muckraker April 13, 2006 02:25 PM (Printable Format):

"Newsweek's Mark Hosenball has an interesting and important new article noting that the Pentagon is considering the merger of two security offices, raising fears that they are creating a 'military secret police' with too much information and too much power."

Welcome to the 21st Century America!
Go back to bed.
Your government has everything under control.
Here -
watch "America's Next Top Model"...

If only Bill Hicks were alive to see how much worse things have gotten...

TPM Muckraker April 14, 2006 11:50 AM (Printable Format)

TPM Muckraker April 14, 2006 11:50 AM (Printable Format):
"In a bulletin issued yesterday, the Homeland Security Department warns U.S. businesses of the threats they face from animal rights group and 'eco-terrorists.' Such radical extremist groups may use several tactics -- each devastating in its own way -- including:

- 'organizing protests'
- 'flyer distribution'
- 'inundating computers with e-mails'
- 'tying up phone lines to prevent legitimate calls'
- 'sending continuous faxes in order to drain the ink supply from company fax machines'"

beware the flyers of mass destruction!!!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Come to the Parade!

I'm not just in rehearsal for "Speeding Motorcycle" right now...
I'm also rehearsin a show that can only be described as "bad-ass theatre".
That's right kids! The BLP is back! with "ASSHOLE PARADE!"

If I had to describe it I'd say I already said, "It can only be described as 'Bad-Ass Theatre'" but if you needed more I might say, "it's something like Adult Swim meets Hee-Haw...
but really it's so much more...
(and less, I mean it's not animated and does not feature Buck Owens,
but there is singin and dancin and actin and all that fancy theatre stuff
except without the stuff that sucks except for the parts that might suck,
but I don't think there'll be many, mostly I think it'll rock...
whatta you think?)"

so, anyway, the official line is:

A marching band comes to town and people have emotions.

so, yeah, there's that, but, wow, there's like so much, ya know? ya know?
of course ya don't know...
but you will
if you


national poetry month - catching up again...

I would've thought
you were a dancer
is all

I can't help myself
James Brown
Public Enemy
and a million more
MAKE me move

there is no other choice

a small scale
the party
on who
you ask

just cause
I ain't
don't mean
I ain't
got things
to say
just that
it's easier
not to
ya know
say em

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Income Gap More Like a Chasm - Los Angeles Times

Income Gap More Like a Chasm - Los Angeles Times: "
What this means is that we've got $20-million houses offering spectacular views down the hill and into the Third World. If not for the fact that it takes forever to get anywhere on the bus, we'd have a revolution on our hands.

So the question I've been asking public officials and civic leaders is what we can do about the income gap that runs like a fault line through the land, dividing the haves from the help."

right on.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

national poetry month - a bit late

fuck that!
a mantra
not divine
but useful
in times
of stress

placing blame
and expressing outrage
and just generally
blowing up

fuck that!
a mantra

Prima Facie: Disagreement and the Reasons for Agreement

Prima Facie: Disagreement and the Reasons for Agreement: "People hold beliefs for non-rational reasons all the time, and to think that philosophers only take up certain philosophical beliefs because reason has led them there is expecting more of them than perhaps we should."


Monday, April 10, 2006

national poetry month - catching up

slept late
too late
later than I'd planned

things to do
too late
I could sleep for hours
later than I'd plannned

slept late

the mess under my bed
is mine
in ways real
and metaphorical
it parallels other messes
mind, body and soul
I'll never clean it up

if something terrible happened
maybe I'd have some excuse
for my beahvior
or lack thereof
as it is
i got nothin
nothin but two pillows
and clean sheets
and an overwhelming lack
of motivation

Sunday, April 09, 2006

national poetry month

I owe ya three poems
you'll have them before
I get out of bed
which may be
an excuse
to stay
in bed.

does this
count as one?
probably not.