Keep That Coffee Hot
I longed for spring’s thousand tender greens
The dog and I push through the ringof dripping junipersto enter the open space high on the hillwhere I let him off the leash.\He vaults, snuffling, between tufts of moss;twigs snap beneath his weight; he rollsand rubs his jowls on the aromatic earth;his pink tongue lolls.I look for sticks of proper heftto throw for him, while he sits, primand earnest in his love, if it is love.
We'll come in low out of the rising sun...
An Ancient Admonition To You
He protested all his life longThe newspapers lied about him villainously;That he was not at fault for Minerva's fall,But only tried to help her.Poor soul so sunk in sin he could not seeThat even trying to help her, as he called it,He had broken the law human and divine.
Edgar Lee Masters.
They'll be doing intricate MILITARY MANEUVERS to the soundtrack from "OKLAHOMA"!!
What a pinhead:
"I hope people always question government," [former Governor Rick] Perry continued, "but don't question your military. Don't question the men and women who have put their hands up and sworn this oath to our Constitution and defended this country.”
Because government officers don't swear (or affirm) an oath. But hey, at least we can trust the members of standing armies, just like the Framers did...
Let's Take Franklin's Advice
To protect kids from cis-het predators like the Duggars, we should do what Benjamin Franklin suggested Britain try on some uppity North Americans: all the Males there be castrated.
The English, whose Humanity is celebrated by all the World, but particularly by themselves, do not desire the Death of the Delinquent, but his Reformation. The Advantages arising from this Scheme being carried into Execution are obvious. In the Course of fifty Years it is probable we shall not have one rebellious Subject in North America. This will be laying the Axe to the Root of the Tree.
It's for the good of our precious ones.
Such A Scandal!
Duggars reeling from Josh's sex-abuse scandal
Last word is superfluous. Unless they really are more upset about how it harms their image, not about the sex-abuse itself (which brought them all closer to G-d and a child-porn loving police "mentor").
Tickling The Dragon's Tail
We'll Throwback Tomorrow
Ye Gods! annihilate but space and time,
And make two lovers happy.
Where is today's white, Harley-riding MLK?
With white citizens, officers feel it is their duty to protect the unsafe and de-escalate the situation. With Black citizens, officers, acting out of their own fear, escalate conflicts, antagonize citizens, and move swiftly to the use of tanks, tear gas, and billy clubs to subdue, even lawful and peaceful protests. What Malcolm X pointed to, and what we would do well to recapture on this week, as we, if we are brave enough, choose to remember his life, is that there is something fundamentally dishonest about a society that revels in the violence of one group while demanding non-violent compliance from another. That kind of thinking is unjust, unfair, and unproductive. And for those of us who are not white, white ignorance on these matters is not bliss.
BUT COPS ARRESTED MORE WHITES IN WACO THAN THEY'VE EVER ARRESTED BLACKS!!! #BlackPrivilegeQED
The Late Marilyn Monroe
Trời sinh ra bác Tản Đà
The Almighty gave birth to a fellow named Tản Đà:
He has a country but no home.
He travels far and wide half of his life.
He has lots of friends, but is seldom home with his wife.
With a bag of poems he visits all three regions,
Befriending mountains and waters, frolicking with
winds and the moon.
When Will Their Parents Start Controlling These Thugs?
We Jewkranians don't particularly care for Cossacks.
Brooskie's No Take Backsies
A mistake was made invading Iraq, really by us all. So sorry about the fuss, now let's move on to just bombing people with drones.
We Is Goin' Up Among 'Em, Charlie Brown!
Destiny With Men For Pieces Plays
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
Five Percent For Nothing
Happy Birthday, Edward Jenner!
The world has certified itself rid of
all but the argument: to eradicate or not
the small stock of variola frozen,
quarantined—a dormancy it has
refused, just once, for a woman behind a sterile
lens, her glass slide a clearest, most
becoming pane. How could it resist slipping
away with her, that discrete first pock?