Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Unspoken Disgrace About That Secret Detention Center Run In The Windy City By The Chicago Police Department

This is an outrage, a nightmare and a horror
That shouldn’t be allowed to persist.
(Such sites should all be outsourced abroad
So we can pretend they don’t exist.)…/homan-square-site-chicago-pol…

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chicago Police Operated A Covert Interrogation Compound, A Domestic Version Of A CIA Black Site

Many arrests weren’t put in official databases,
Investigative reports said.
An unresponsive man in an “interview room”
Was later pronounced dead.

Detaining people as young as 15 ---
The details aren’t pretty.
It would appear in the Second City
There was a second city.…/chicago-police-detain-american…


Monday, February 23, 2015

Why "Birdman" Won

Even far more than Oscars
On a shelf
What Hollywood loves most
Is itself.

“We’re artists! Creativity
Is what we do!”
Says the producer of “Big
Momma’s House 2.”

“Zero Dark Thirty” was astonishing
But didn’t win big when
Academy members preferred “Argo”
Which was about them.

And yet another Best Picture Oscar
We all know is
What awaited “The Artist” which was
All about show biz.

“Boyhood” deals with family: voters
Must've been annoyed
Since family is what their careers
Help them to avoid.

12 years on one movie? I’d bet
A top hyphenate disparages
Because that time span’s longer
Than his last four marriages.…/birdman-wins-big-two-oscars-bu…


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oklahoma Republicans Vote To Ban Advanced Placement US History

What’s so darn good anyway
About being “advanced?”
Yankees who think they are
Need a kick in the pants.

Drinkin’ beer & watchin’ foo’ball
In your basement
Happens to be the only necessary
Kinda “placement.”

All you college types won’t ever
Be us.
Go drive off a short cliff in your

If you maybe disagree with me
All I have to say
By way of response would be,
“USA! USA!”…/oklahoma-lawmakers-vote-overwhl…/

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Putting Pop Culture & Politics In Perspective

Bruce Jenner caused a car crash and someone died:
(The road to his sex change is surely twisty)
And yet as awful and tragic as that event was, Jenner
Had a much better week than Chris Christie.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

NBC News Anchor Apologizes For Having Said That A Helicopter He Flew In Over Iraq In 2003 Was Shot At

So, Brian Williams back then wasn’t
Under fire? Wow.
In related news, it would appear he’s
Under fire now.…/brian-williams-forced-retract-…

Fox Host Steve Doocy Suggests Disney Animated Movies Are Empowering Women & Ridiculing Men

If your masculinity’s threatened by a cartoon
Get out of the hurly burly, man,
Go look in the mirror and then accept the fact
That you’re a big time girly man.…/fox-news-frozen-movie-emascu…

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

In 2012 Concession Call, Romney Inferred Obama Won Just Because Of Success With Black Voters

Mitt’s manicured mind has more odd angles
Than paintings by M.C. Escher:
Yet more proof that one thing he possesses is
A gracelessness under pressure.…/mitt-romneys-concession-call-irritated…


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Thoughts About The Epidemic Of Stupidity

Facts are as dull as water ---
However, the essential truth
About conspiracies is they
Have a kick like vermouth.

Forget both logic and reason:
It’s more fun to let you
Believe that the government
Is really out to get to.

Far bigger than any majestic
And giant sequoia
Is the rush the uninformed
Get from paranoia.

(If memory serves, radio
Host Art Bell
Had a show that wasn’t
Doing well

Until he shifted from politics
To making queries
About all kinds of quite wild
Conspiracy theories.)

It’s nothing new --- some of you
May recall how fluoridation

These folks are begging for attention:
Should we ignore them? That’s
The right idea --- let others decide to
Toss coins in their tin foil hats.…


Monday, February 2, 2015

Moms In Charge Is A SoCal Group With Anti-Vaccine Views And A Unique Way Of Defending Its Position

The founder is Dotty Hagmier. Her middle
Name crosses one line
Of legitimacy: do you have much left if it
Happens to be Sunshine?

(That’s an acceptable name in 1968 if you’re
On acid and seeing weasels
At a Dead concert but not if you’re defending
A huge outbreak of measles.)

The words she uses make little sense: one
Could say her technique
Is reminiscent of you betcha-mama grizzly
Sarah Palin pageant-speak.

Look at the attached link and you’ll see her
Explanatory hype
Is nothing more than italics, capital letters
And bold face type.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Footage Released Of Gov. Christie Falling While Trying To Sit Down For A Radio Interview

This awkward moment made many
Die-hard supporters shiver ---
The chair turned up in concrete at
The bottom of the East River.…/chris-christie-falls-chair-new…