Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Poet John Fandel

The poet John Fandel recently passed away. Below is a poem from his book Bach & a Catbird published in the late 70's.


How the wind shook the FULL STOP sign!
How the Law stood up to it, twinned!
Neither seemed one to resign-
Though it looked pretty good for the wind.
Wind was its own legislature;
FULL STOP shook FULL STOPS like a clan.

But when has the law of nature
Ever bowed to the laws of man.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

But The Thing Is.....

Politician says:

The government is the cause of the problems. All this government regulation. It's just too much... But the thing is that the government should have a right to regulate the unions. They'll spoil everything. Why should people have the right to come together for collective bargaining.

And we have to go into the streets and take America back.... But what are you doing in the streets? What do you want to disrupt things for?

All Americans have the right to be involved in the democratic process. Corporations are people too. They got a right to be involved, and their lobbists too...... But you don't need to be involved until its time for you to cast your vote.

America is the greatest. The cops, firemen and teachers are our heroes...... But we need to lay some of these people off.

I can't believe this administration wants the troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. The President is weak..... But what's the big deal if President Bush (back in '08) promised Iraq our troops would be out by the end of 2011.

It's great that the oil companies and banks are making huge profits..... But you want to tax the rich??? That's not a good idea. And so what if Reagan taxed the rich!!!

Citizen says: But the thing is........