Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Its Sense of Loitering Lights on My Shoulder

  • Our sociopath overlords understand their jackals jesters and cops
  • Our sociopath overlords - with the occasional photo-op of old white male billionaire crying he's misunderstood because propaganda - don't bother ignoring me because my invective worth shit
  • Our sociopath overlords' jackals jesters and cops, oh my, call them jackals jesters and cops do our sociopath overlords' job
  • It is always decorum, never policy, for jackals jesters and cops
  • What barking fuck on MSNBC doesn't believe every woof he/she/they barks because I admit I have the chance to run them down on Nebraska or Mass and ruefully imagine what I'd do if I could get away with it?


Mary Ruefle

I take the bird on the woodpile,
separate it from its function, feather
by feather. I blow up its scale.
I make a whole life out of it:
everywhere I am, its sense of loitering
lights on my shoulder.


  1. Good ol' Mike "Stop-and-Search" Bloomingturd! Here he comes, riding on his billions to the rescue. He's the cavalry charging down the hill to save us from Sanders and his fanatics (who are really mean people).

    Here's a good piece by Glen Ford on Bloomingturd over at Black Agenda Report:


  2. here's something from dan rather

    They are counting on despair. That's how they win.

    Those who seek to undermine our democracy, to normalize corruption and hate and division... They are counting on despair.

    Those who say our votes don't matter, that facts don't matter, that the truth doesn't matter... They are counting on despair.

    Those who say there are "real Americans," that we need to go back to a mythic past, that we should close ourselves to the world... They are counting on despair.

    Those who would despoil our environment and undermine science... They are counting on despair.

    Those who would gaslight, lie, and revel in propaganda... They are counting on despair.

    Those who look the other way, make excuses, and normalize autocracy... They are counting on despair.

    There is a tendency to feel the despair well up from within, and not recognize it as a weapon being wielded with precision and purpose from without. They are counting on despair.

    The greatest leaders in our history knew that despair is toxic to progress. Washington at Valley Forge. Lincoln at Gettysburg. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Birmingham. But more than the famous names are the countless women and men who have fought back against despair in the service of hope, and progress. I have seen it in foxholes, on picket lines, in classrooms, and in midst of natural disasters. I have seen it in the marches, movements, and moments where people rose up and said our world can be better, and we will do the hard work to make it so.

    Despair these days is an understandable feeling. Our world seems in many ways upside down. To fight against the odds, against the powerful, against the morally bankrupt, is exhausting. But just remember, they are counting on despair. Will you let them have it?

  3. If I were the head librarian of a public library I'd put the New York Times with the fiction stacks.