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Madame Godiva’s Tent

image link Summer was coming to an end. The carnival always arrived at this time of year. Jax and the other seniors had been waiting for it all week, and Friday was finally here. Jax & Li, Barry & Michelle, Brad & Angelina, and Ben & Jerry all met up at Jax' house, then caravaned… Continue reading Madame Godiva’s Tent

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · poetry · politics

That’s classified

Fandango's One-Word Challenge of the day is classified. I watched a 2017 documentary on Frank Serpico last night made in 2017. It's been over 45 years since he shook the NYPD and its network to the core. One of the standouts from the many things he said over this show was that it was never… Continue reading That’s classified

Fandango Provocative Question · justice · politics

FPQ #3 — on morality

image link Fandango gives us another provocative question. “Is morality objective or is it subjective? If you believe it’s objective, what is its source. If you believe it’s subjective, how do you know whose concept of morality is correct? From the crystal ball (google), one definition of morality is “principles concerning the distinction between right… Continue reading FPQ #3 — on morality

documentary · politics · Uncategorized

IDFA Film Review: ‘Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World’ — Variety

This film review is worth reading wherever in the world you happen to be.  Seriously!   Remember when the words “breaking news” used to refer to the thrill of hearing about world events as they happened? These days, it has become the daily sport of autocrats and elected officials alike, who have realized that discrediting… Continue reading IDFA Film Review: ‘Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World’ — Variety

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · politics

Orange Disease

image link Evil took an essentially inert orange slug life form and disrupted it into first a brittle, crunchy, Cheeto-like substance, from which it then morphed, after exposure to radioactive doses of dark force, into an oozing orange slime, which, when sublimated into a vapor, has now disseminated itself across the globe, inadvertantly being either… Continue reading Orange Disease

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The Uber-Rich: Tyranny or Revolution, Scum vs. Scum, The Cult of Trump — Rise Up Times

Chris Hedges is one of those rare critters we always hope to catch sight of:  a journalist with integrity.  Here are 3 articles by him. Three by Chris Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections. via The Uber-Rich: Tyranny or Revolution, Scum vs. Scum, The Cult of Trump — Rise Up Times

politics · Word of the Day Challenge


image link OK, time to get myself together and get out there and VOTE.  So much is at stake in Michigan elections, especially with the governor's race.  We have had slimeball for awhile but his term limits are up.  We had a GREAT contender in the primaries, Abdul El-Sayed , but he lost the Democratic… Continue reading pendulum

poetry · politics · Word of the Day Challenge

Flint: Try to Explain

image link Try to explain to a child the taint in the water when, by its very nature, the child will have no capacity to understand. Try to explain to a parent how a system expects her to accept their choice to cut the children of Flint in half. Try to explain to the public… Continue reading Flint: Try to Explain

#OctPoWriMo2018 · OctPoWriMo · poetry · politics

Poetry Day 28 — Splitting Herrs

image link Today's prompt is "Split in Two", with... a dilemma. A split path. A difficult choice. Maybe even a chasm or schism... the notion of 'splitting hairs'...  The suggested form is the "Anglo-Saxon Riddle".  In a way today's offering covers those bases but not exactly.  It is indeed *about* an Anglo-Saxon riddle and it… Continue reading Poetry Day 28 — Splitting Herrs

poetry · politics · Word of the Day Challenge


image link blubbered lips, invisible hips, hands built on a model of Ken's* privileged perspectives, racist directives, capitalist common sense spill oil on pristeen, frack gas from the clean, “nature's my b****, are you dense?” plant factoids with mimes in impressionable minds, chasm grows – there is no more fence.   Word of the Day… Continue reading Cheeto