working folks stand up for themselves
the US in the icaran free fall
criminals scatter into the media
frost nixon makes it to the screen
the long cold winter, a prank phone call on democracy
presidency stolen, presidency returned
thieves alight, old economies topple down
london bridges falling like the value of the pound sterling
barber shops for car industry concessions
labor gets a hair cut and the banks go rolling down the hill
the carbon footprints
all that remains of our old chemical economy
republic windows and doors sit in
on the rachel maddow show, it’s monday, 12-7-08
and bank of america is refusing to give the company a loan!!!
workers negotiate with the bank that owns their factory,
gave its employees 3 days notice
before they shut its doors
and so the workers sit in
demanding their vacations and some severance pay
who controls whose assets?
workers hold their old furniture, the office supplies,
the windows of the republic, yes, its doors
as yet unbought and uninstalled
while bank of america gets our bailout billions
massive protests planned for chicago
obama expresses his support
and when the president says he’ll get behind that
it's time for us to fight
as long as its going to take,
the rights of 17 years
the united electric
in work we stand.
9/11 suspects plead guilty
the day obama wins.
What does this mean for martyrdom and the death penalty?
Does the state become their salvation
Are we not supposed to be infuriated?
wacky women fucking up in the suburbs
jumpcuts in generations
children fucking cocaine
the degeneration of californication
the shift from absurdism to teenager soap opera
left coast, left handed
lesbian luscious vicious
uncle tom cabins
a restaurant six feet under
cafe funeral palour games
straight men being good to women
while completely objectifying them and at the same time worshipping them
Are we not supposed to be infuriated by this?
Admiral Shinseki stepped down when he was ignored by Rumsfeld
someone always has to be right about troop surges.
Obama’s new thumb in the eye appointment as the head of VA,
Privateer blackwater mauraders charged with manslaughter,
How many more insults to Rumsfeld can we muster?
(It’s not like Mayor Ray Nagan as the head of FEMA.)
The Japanese-American Vietnam war vet with decorations
he lost a foot in battle,
true heroism is always a lost limb or something lost....
Kennedy's war replaced another Asian racism
hip hop for the corporate set,
he’s so low profile, can he lead such a big obstacle?
The massive challenge of the VA
like the big 3 auto makers
behind the times, not receptive to the needs of their customers,
failed to innovative, failed to experiment with new technologies
the VA needs its massive bailout too
and what should we do about the private security contractors
guys with guns this deeply involved in our operations
will they get to visit the VA too?
what will end the rumsfeld era?
the stop gap measures
our addictions to hired guns
bad for the military, bad for civilians, bad for troops on the ground
the competitive 6 figure money dynamic
and the way that money sits among
a community of vets with their hospitals crumbing
and now the taliban are a semi permanent presence in 72% of afganistan
tell me again, why are we telling people 1/2 way across the globe
who should make their rules?
oh israel, oh zion
our addiction to that holy sand
the quality of the everlasting sun
the most blessed of all land
we all remember
we all dream
we want our right of return
and that salt of the dead sea
there is always the poignancy of Ron Howard
having voted for Nixon in 72
and after the whole watergate thing
we realize that the person we thought would be the safe choice
turned out to be really wrong for the country
and how crushed we are to have been so wrong
Economy in a tailspin
the president pardons turkeys
his passive aggressive disappearance act
foisting the new guys into control
their trial by fire
flames licking our heels
the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
they don’t need no water
let the motherfuckers burn