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  • Two by Aldus

    Max, 2011/02/28 

    From PoetryWar:

    for hunter s.

    wrecking ball
    with wings
    way too much
    open sky
    bound to
    hit the ground
    in a hard way
    he had a gift
    for soaring high
    maybe with enough
    adrenaline he
    could forget
    that he was
    mortal like the
    rest of us
    i always wanted
    to follow him
    thru the clouds
    but even as i
    tilted upward
    my feet got
    tangled in the
    web of words
    he was a dark angel
    a desperate raven
    cruising thru
    the night of
    the human condition
    he was a character
    in his own book
    and leapt off the page
    until his pen
    ran out of ink and
    he came crashing down
    with the rest of us
    nothing left to say
    let’s have a moment
    of silence for he
    who would have us
    shake the rust
    from our own wings
    and leave the
    wrecking ball

    the old oak tree

    there is a fire within
    that burns always
    but is mostly
    kept in shadows
    i feel that fire now as i write
    it provides the energy for my writing
    without it i would have nothing to say
    nor would i even try
    i will write now
    of a wish
    of a will
    of a way
    or maybe wait till saturday
    look beyond the green hills
    to where memory
    intercepts the moment
    there are children at play
    i suddenly understand
    brilliant and beaming
    is it really what i wanted to say?
    did i tell you about
    how i swept the floor today
    and hung up bird feeders
    and washed some dog blankets?
    tomorrow i stretch
    like a long bow
    from the earth
    to the sky
    the arrow of my awareness
    goes whizzing by
    it lodges in
    the old oak tree
    which has watched me live
    and will watch me die



    Although I am often wont to over-analyse music (hell, I tend to over-analyse everything! ;-}). But just occasionally I am stopped dead in my tracks by a piece so simple and pure that it completely defies rational explication or analysis. Oh sure, I can give you the progression (it can be done with only 4 or 5 chords). But ‘explain’ it? I don’t think so! Can I ask YOU how to describe heartache and longing?

    “Shenandoah” (aka “Across the Wide Missouri”) is one of those songs…

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    Oscar winner Charles Ferguson pulls no punches…


    I generally detest awards shows, with all the gushing and false modesty, so I didn’t watch last night’s Oscars… But naturally the news followed the highlights and this item caught my attention…

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    Buddhism (as a religion) sucks

    Max, 2011/02/26 

    …according to Sam Harris – and I completely agree.

    The ninth-century Buddhist master Lin Chi is supposed to have said, “If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.” Like much of Zen teaching, this seems too cute by half, but it makes a valuable point: to turn the Buddha into a religious fetish is to miss the essence of what he taught. In considering what Buddhism can offer the world in the twenty-first century, I propose that we take Lin Chi’s admonishment rather seriously. As students of the Buddha, we should dispense with Buddhism.

    This is not to say that Buddhism has nothing to offer the world. One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced. In a world that has long been terrorized by fratricidal Sky-God religions, the ascendance of Buddhism would surely be a welcome development. But this will not happen. There is no reason whatsoever to think that Buddhism can successfully compete with the relentless evangelizing of Christianity and Islam. Nor should it try to.


    More Than Just A Fight. The Fight.


    ( Illustration from Ellison’s ‘Repent, Harlequin, Said The TickTockMan’)


    This is becoming more than just a fight over collective bargaining rights.

    Not that the bargaining rights aren’t important. They are. They’re very important.

    But this has become about more than just that. It’s about the right of people to run their own country and to not have to be servile to those who won the birth lottery.

    It’s about making people who were born into wealth understand that they should have no more power politically than any one of us. And it’s about taking that power away if they refuse that understanding.

    The kind of “freedom” the Koch’s are fighting for is not freedom for you and I. What they are fighting for is the least possible government interference in the dealings of large businesses. That may sound good in principle to some people. The problem is what it leads to.

    Without anti-trust laws you end up with single parties controlling multiple industries. And controlling whatever parts of our lives depend on those industries. That is not freedom for us.

    Without estate taxes you end up with dynasties stretching over generations and controlling more and more wealth and power. Power over the little guy. That is not freedom for us.

    Without safety nets we all end up at the mercy of raw capitalism, where we can suddenly find ourselves with no income through no fault of our own. That is not freedom for us.

    Without health care we can end up at the mercy of diseases that are no fault of our own. Diseases which will either kill us or bankrupt us. That is not freedom for us.

    Without pollution laws you end up with the destruction of our lands and the pollution of our air and water. The fouling of things that at one time were pure and free for everyone. That is not freedom for us.

    Without campaign finance laws you end up with the few ruling over the many. That is not freedom for us.

    Without unions you have no protection from capricious firings and unsafe, unbearable working conditions. That is not freedom for us.

    The freedom that people like the Kochs want is the freedom for themselves to become royalty in America. The freedom to tell the rest of us the way it will be.


    Libya’s Gaddafi… tick-tock…

    SkyHarbor, 2011/02/25 

    Muammar ‘Bozo from Hell’ Gaddafi, who has the unmitigated gall to call himself the “Brotherly Leader and Guide of the First of September Revolution of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya”, is fast approaching his personal Waterloo. And I hope whoever finally takes out this delusional and extremely brutal clown doesn’t forget to remove his tailor from the gene pool while they’re at it!

    But as with Mubarak in Egypt, the U.S. and Europe must bear a large responsibility for allowing these despots to continue for so long… all in the name of OIL and a paper thin illusion of ‘stability’. Great Britain in particular must accept guilt in trading Justice for Oil in their recent release of the Pan Am 103 bomber. Disgraceful.

    We Yanks could take some pointers from the Libyan and Egyptian people who have displayed amazing courage and yet admirable restraint in the overthrow of their oppressive dictators.

    Death to Despots Everywhere! (including HERE!)

    Laurence Fishburne shines as “Thurgood”…


    Oyez! Oyez! ALL RISE! Laurence Fishburne portrays Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in a filmed version of the one-man play “Thurgood” on HBO.

    Well, Thurgood Marshall has always been a hero of mine… long before his distinguished tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court, his landmark victory arguing the case of ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ overturned decades of precedent and finally put paid to the pernicious idea of ‘separate but equal‘. The (unanimous) decision made segregation in public schools ILLEGAL.
    (However, many Southern states defied the ruling until they were forced at gunpoint to comply!)

    Anyway, Mr. Fishburne turns in a riveting performance, by turns serious, touching, sly and funny… I was hooked! Without Marshall, there would have been no Martin Luther King or the Voting or Civil Rights Acts. He was a great man.

    You can find out more about this remarkable play here:
    HBO: “Thurgood”

    My greatest regret is the feeling that half a century on, Marshall and King would be so disappointed in our current racial state of affairs… but then they would look at the White House and say… “Well, it appears that maybe we ARE making some progress after all!” ;-}

    Walker, Koch Whore.

    byronius, 2011/02/23 

    Governor Walker took a phone call from a prankster claiming to be David Koch. This is the recording. Walker’s office has acknowledged that this is real.

    Utterly damning. This is clearly criminal behavior on the part of a sitting official. Listen to the whole thing.

    Part 2

    When “Koch” proposes “planting some troublemakers” among the Wisconsin protesters, Walker says “we thought about that”. Not to mention that Walker agrees with “Koch” that Mika Brzezinski is “a real piece of ass.”

    In the news; Watson, vaccines, and education

    Cat eyes,  

    hello NWers – a new post over at the GrayMatterGarage. For those so inclined see Immunizing Uncertainty.

    ‘Sell The Kids For Food…’



    Emboldened by a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, manufacturers of toys and other children’s products are making a last-ditch effort to quash new safety regulations that they say are unfair or too onerous.

    Among their primary targets is a new public database, operated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and scheduled to go online in three weeks, that would allow the public to search for injury reports on products like cribs and strollers.

    The manufacturers are also trying to scale back new regulations, drafted by the commission, that would require third-party testing to determine the safety and lead content of children’s products.

    They have found a receptive audience among House Republicans.

    Already, Representative Mike Pompeo, a newly elected Republican from Kansas, has succeeding in passing an amendment to an appropriations bill to strip financing for the consumer products database, arguing that the idea needed to be tweaked to protect manufacturers from bogus complaints and lawsuits.

    Great snapshot of the internal world of the Republican. Profits rule, kids drool, end of story. If there were such a thing as Karmic Lashback, I wouldn’t want to be one of them.

    However, it appears they do not fear their maker after all. Perhaps they do not really believe in god, and are just using the concept for social power and swindling purposes.

    Ya think?

    ‘Bruises on the fruit…’

    (that’s Kurt Cobain, if you didn’t know.)

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