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lusty prosties at their groins

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

ceosCEOs

Status Report 94

Politicians lie for money
lie for fame
kill constituents to get in the game

it ain’t funny
but they’re whores for greed
need more green and silver coin
and lusty prosties at their groins

and they don’t care who bleeds
or pleads

repeat

politicians murder and steal
give em money they let you kill
their free lunch paid by your back

what a bunch of slack tacky lack
some would say since they’re killing us
self defense would be a plus

toss em in a room without food or water
and let em eat each other

then display their bones
to scare their clones
into leaving us and lies alone

Get them to listen, or ask them to leave

– Smith, 10.4.2015

Lady sez this pome ain’t positive. I disagree. CEO’s and their house slaves the politicians are killing us, this country, the environment, the planet, its plants, its animals.

Self defense demands we stop them through education and enlightenment, or else jail if they won’t listen, or finally, if nothing else works, by blood in the streets . . . whatever it takes to turn them around.

If we don’t, the planet dies . . . and we ain’t got no place to go.

The fact is, we outnumber them. Our rights way outweigh theirs. Their choice is listen or leave.

capitalismCapitalism – eats its young, its old, its in-betweens

 

(a few news headlines from the past 3 months)

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

police

Didn’t want to post these police brutality headlines selected from the past three months because they are so negative and depressing. But it’s what we see everyday, see and read and watch and hear.

The police are a para-military force whose primary purpose is to protect the possessions of the rich . . . their secondary purpose is to protect their own power . . . their hobbies seem to be breaking the law and abusing the rest of us.

It’s up to us to not put up with it.

The Police in the United States of America
(a few news headlines from the past 3 months)

Honest Cop Demoted, Has Sanity Questioned

Cops Kill Man for Refusing to ID
as He Dropped Off Stray Cat to Animal Shelter

Man Threatens Suicide, Police Kill Him

‘I’ll put a bullet hole right through your f*cking head’:
Off-duty Mass. cop suspended for threatening driver

You call the police to check on your grandfather, and they shoot him

Sheriff Tells Family He’s ‘Sorry’ After His Officers
Starved Their Mentally Ill Son to Death

Cop Pulls Assault Rifle, Threatens Protesters
For Their ‘Constitutional Bullsh**’

Cop Body Slams 100lb Handcuffed Teen Face First
After She Didn’t Sit Down Fast Enough

Police Brutality Activist Mysteriously Dies in Jail
After Being Pulled Over for Improper Lane Change

Cops Admit They Have No Idea Why They Stopped Man,
But Arrest Him Anyway

Business Owner’s Surveillance Cameras Catches
Undercover Police Agent Planting Crack

Cleveland Cops Promise to Stop Pistol-Whipping People
After DOJ Exposed Their Dangerous Habit

State Troopers Fatally Shoot Oklahoma Man They Were Trying To Rescue

Dashcam Video: Cops Kill Unarmed Mother,
Brag About Marksmanship Afterward

Woman Successfully Defends Herself from Armed Attacker
Only to Be Shot When Police Arrive

Video May Show Cops Eating Weed Candy After Raiding Dispensary

Good Samaritan Prevents Burglary, So a Cop Killed His Beloved Family’s Dog, Who Was on a Leash!

US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die; police kill more in days than other countries do in years

Jailhouse Snitch Tapes Reveal How Cops Recruited Serial Murderer
To Be Their Informant

“Grab Anybody!”: St. Louis PD
Indiscriminately Tase and Arrest People Walking Down Sidewalk

Photo Shows White Chicago Cops Posing With Black Man In Antlers,
took ‘hunting’ photograph with black man as prey

Cop Who Shot and Killed 7-Year-Old Girl While Filming Reality Show
Is a Police Officer Again

VIDEO: Officers Admit They Will Not Ticket Fellow Cops,
They Only Collect Revenue From Non-Cops

NYPD Cops Shamelessly Talk About How a Murdered 14-Year-Old ‘Deserved To Die’

Little Rock police slam non-violent blind man to the street. Guess his race.

Cops are the terrorists in our neighborhood

America Is #1 in Police Killings Among Western Democracies,
new report shows that American police kill at least two people a day.

Body Cam Video Catches Cops Slamming Black Pregnant Woman to Ground, Letting White Woman Go Free

Chicago police paid out more than half of a billion dollars
for police misconduct in the past decade

I Told a Grand Jury I Saw a Cop Shoot and Kill an Unarmed Man.
It Didn’t Indict.

SWAT Raids 81-Year-Old Navy Vet’s Home,
Broke His Hip, Left Him For Dead in Pool of His Own Feces

The FBI’s Response To Another Killer Cop Set Free?
More Surveillance of Protestors

Florida Cop: ‘The Crack Is Not For Me, It’s For My Wife’

Ex-Cop Says He Was Fired for Refusing to Destroy Video Evidence
of Abuse of Inmate – The inmate was paraded naked in handcuffs.

5 Cops Resign As First Black Female Mayor Takes Office In Mo.

Arrested for ‘sagging pants,’ Ervin Edwards
tasered to death in custody; Police lie in report

Cop Claims Freedom of Speech Does Not Give Citizens
the Right to Question Police

Riding his bike & talking on the phone, Dontrell Stephens
shot 4 times in the back by Florida police

Black Women in San Francisco Are Nearly 50% of City’s Female Arrests,
and Only 6% of the Female Population

Officer Turns Off Body Cam and Screams ‘Who’s the Man’
as He Beats Defenseless Homeless Man

Graphic body cam footage shows police allow a K-9 to viciously
attack a man sitting on his couch with his hands raised

Hidden Camera Catches NYPD Cops Arresting Man For No Reason,
Making Up Purpose for Stopping Him

Dashcam footage shows Delaware police officer kicking suspect in face

Fired Florida police officer with history of violence
says calling black people ‘monkeys’ isn’t racist

New Mexico Cops Bummed They Can’t Just Steal People’s Money Anymore

Sheriff Shoots Real Estate Agent as She Shows House,
Then Walks Away Because ‘He’s the Sheriff’

Atlanta Cops Kill Woman,
Say She Fired on them While Handcuffed in Back of Patrol Car

Video shows unarmed Utah man was listening to headphones
when killed by police

Underage Girl Brushes Off Cop’s Flirting Attempt,
So She’s Swarmed by Cops, Groped and Arrested

Video Proves Cops Lied When They Broke Man’s Face.
Why Are They Only Getting a Slap on the Wrist?

DOJ To Launch Federal Investigation Of Baltimore Police Dept.

DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man,
Because He Must Be A Drug Dealer

City Has To Shell Out $1.975 Million After Seattle Cops
Shoot Man in the Face

Disturbing Video Shows Criminal Justice Student
Assaulted and Tasered by Border Patrol, For No Reason

St. Louis Officer Charged for Being High on Cocaine
While He Shot a Man in the Back

Baltimore: thousands of suspects arrive too injured
to go to jail, records show

In U.S., Domestic Terror, Cop Killings and Violent Gun Deaths
with Suicides, Dwarf Anything “Jihadis” Have Produced

Man Reporting Crime Given Less Than 2 Seconds To Drop Gun
Before Officer Shoots Him

Chris Rock: ‘Cops Never Shoot White Kids’

NYPD Cop Tries to ‘Cop a Feel’ on a Woman,
Her Friend Tries to Film it, So they Assault and Kidnap Him

Blatant lies by NYPD officers completely disproved
by security cameras that captured incident from multiple angles

Dashcam Video Shows Police Responding to 9-1-1 Call,
Show Up and Immediately Shoot the Victim

Mother of two called 9-1-1 to report intruders
and the police showed up and killed her

Black teen with white parents was assaulted by police in his own home
because they believed he was a robber

Man called 9-1-1 to report vandals in his home, police showed up and killed him

Video Shows Deputy Smash Autistic Man’s Skull into the Ground,
Killing Him for Joking Around

Cop Who Shoots Unarmed Boy with Down Syndrome Says
He Feared for His Life: Video Shows He’s Lying

18-Year-Old Girl Dies In Jail
After Police Accuse Her of Faking Medical Emergency

Black Missouri drivers 75 percent more likely to be stopped by police
than white drivers, new report from attorney general finds

Dad Calls Cops on Son to Teach Him a Lesson,
Cops Shoot Son Dead

Off-Duty Cop Shoots 2 After Argument At Kevin Hart Show

Cops Put Mentally Ill Man on One-Way Bus Ride to Florida
then Charged Him with Escape

Innocent Ohio man sues Cleveland cops after 40yrs in jail

Cop Charged For Pointing Gun at Infant Grandchild
‘For the Purpose of Threatening and Intimidating’

LAPD Officer Convicted Of Kicking Handcuffed Woman In The Groin

Florida police murder black computer engineer as he listens to music;
attempted coverup exposed

Ex-Cop Arrested In Cold Case Slaying, Eyed In Similar Cases

Virginia Cop Uses Pepper-Spray, Taser on Unresisting Black Man Having Stroke

Man Left Paralyzed After Police Filled Him with Bullet Holes
for 8 Ounces of Weed

Former Baltimore Police Officer Comes Clean About Corruption On Force

Homeowner Livid After SWAT Team Blows Up His Entire Home
in Pursuit of Shoplifter

Philly Police Defy Federal Recommendations,
They Want to Be Able to Kill People Anonymously

Camera catches police wrestling pregnant black woman to the ground
for no reason whatsoever

Alabama cops Tasered girl during seizure at concert and arrested mom for trying to help

We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct,
And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn’t.

The US can’t keep track of how many people its police kill

Cop Escapes Charges After Shooting
an Unarmed Man With His Hands Up on Video

Cleveland Cop Found Not Guilty
After He Jumped on Hood of Car and Murdered Unarmed Couple

RAW VIDEO: Cop Tases 12-Yr-Old Child While Choking Him!

Video Catches Cop on Rampage as Fellow Cops Try to Stop Him
From Torturing Handcuffed Man

America: Not the Home of the Brave, but of the Scared S*#tless

High School Art Exhibit Attacked By Cops for Depicting Police Brutality

– Smith, 7.28.2015

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Smith & Lady Poems March 2015 – #16

Monday, March 16th, 2015

 

Laying flowers side by side on the table
to array the palette of a bouquet, my jackleg fingers
in this matter remembering the words of
Thich Nhat Hanh, “leave space in
between things.”

Looking towards learning skillful compositions,
juxtapositions of color and shape and mood, so many
ways to make and discover frontiers

Which reminds me of you–how you
would have every day novel, a zany birthday party
on a dance floor platform for whirling happiness, your
camera curiosity seeking out photos like the world
is full of easter eggs, and it is

Yet sometimes the spicy lightning
of your attention’s like you’re zapping barbed xrays
of unjust situations with moralizing words–promising
them their comeuppance

Condemnation of entire domains
heuristically earned yet with wild daisies of grace
sprouting exceptions to the rules and you smile with
surprise like the cheer of holding my hand and running
through a sprinkler

I’m growing a whole bunch of exceptions for you,
a lawn, a street, a town, a county, a country, the world–
I’m gathering them and the other flowers
for the fiesta of our lives

~ Lady

 

 

Revosolution

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Revosolution

Is just is, so some say
no one size, no one way
no one right, no one wrong
no one note for no one song.

May be true, may be lie
often makes me scratch my head
is there answer up in sky
that we’re handed once we’re dead?

Examine enough there may be clue
leading me to help walk true
but so far say seems quite slim
and Moral Mountain looking grim.

Because the rich get got wrong
then shout “Yes, now screw the rest!”
and Chistians unsing Christian song
by hurting folk and failing best.

Pus slime pockets under rock
say don’t do their do just follow talk
there will be no tasting of their pie
best we must fill up on their lies.

They hate brown skin, and yellow, red,
and manly women with she-ish men,
as for poor they prefer ’em dead
cuz they clog up Master’s plan.

So castrate rich, improve gene pool
then powerful put in a cage
once we’ve stopped the greedy fools
we can build a fairer stage,

An age where food and roof are free
as well as healthcare and school
where would could grow to better be
and no more taking rich man gruel.

Eat the rich, they taste like chicken,
or more like shit if politician.

– Smith, 3.15.2015

 

Black History Month Poems – #21

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

 

Our own hand rumbling o’er own hand
for rededication of the temple, living for the love light
candle by candle like the Maccabees but and also
slo mo ballet toeing tiger dragon aerial
dancing the guaguanco chicken squawking chimango
caracara mambo Mulatu Astatke rumba
community carnival conscientious of all
like the girl scout law

~ Lady

 

 

Black History Month Poems – 15

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

 

In the picture
an African-American in gaiters drives
an Indian motorcycle with a Winter-Weise
platform sidecar carrying a gigantic Macon
Pure Milk Company bottle, the legend
of the motorcycle as hailed as the
chrome of a Coca Cola label
packed in spangled spurs

Critical musings like Leonce Gaiter’s
spill my stomach and heart like airless
horror, my testimony of which’s like
showing off having touched a sore,
see if it still hurts

Privilege leaps around my mind
caffeinated dolphins bobbing and
wading through a swirl of rose petals,
not knowing how to be both totally correct
and compassionate at the same time,
a whimsying finger dallying over
a plate of appetizers
the candy of
gigantic mashup

I wonder–do Native Americans
identify as “Indians,” and if one must
deliberate and be educated, where does
that leave the ignorant and those mired
in the labyrinth of the narrative, those
who haven’t yet pulled up
their boots

And why use “white trash”
and “hillbillies” yet deride Indians
for castes

~ Lady

 

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH POEMS – 6

Friday, February 6th, 2015

 

Like merchants muttered 10 xu = 1 hao, 10 hao =
1 dong, Thich Nhat Hanh walks a mile in his own shoes
counting breaths and steps, always arriving
appreciating attainment

The Big Dream, great glob, what-is-ness,
moderated suffering like a dash of spice for
happiness, good recipes for que sera,
gathas for que esta

Being with his steps, his constant reunions,
praying for everyone to have breath,
to have that arriving breath,
to have the human right
of happiness

~ Lady

 

 

Black History Month Poems – 1

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

 

Starting a series of poems in honor of Black History month and civil and human rights. I promise I’ll get more uplifting but sometimes one has to talk about some of the sad stuff to process it and move forward.

February’s starting
like a washrag
wracked
with grief

Call the sacristan,
dainty it, give it
sacred
regard

Cloud from salt,
prepare a minister
for vestments

~ Lady

 

 

film noir

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Film Noir

Time slips.
I slide wide, hide.
Events happen here, there.
People respond various ways.
Shit happens.

– Smith, 1.19.2015

Lady woke me at 3:40 saying we had to take coffee down to three protesters outside the Justice Center waiting for three of their friends (one a husband) to be released. Don’t know what they did, something with the MLK protests against police brutality (isn’t ‘police brutality’ a redundant expression?).

These were our old Occupy Cleveland comrades, so we found an all-night restaurant (My Friends, excellent place) and got big coffees and breakfast sandwiches for them . . . it was good because Lady and I had fed 4 Cleveland Occupiers every morning for 9 months until FBI entrapment shut our protest down — all five allegedly would-be Cleveland bridge bombers were amongst those fed.

Here I am 6 weeks away from 69 and shit still happens on a fairly regular basis. Of course being married to Lady K of the Generous Heart helps insure such ensues.

 

America the dutiful

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

rich man land

Unnatural Anthem

America the dutiful
Her sheep unroaming range.
Buying guns and killing sons
While rooting out the strange.
No unwhite skin shall live within
And women’s bodies are all sin,
Where greed grabs got
And holds the lot
Armed armful by armedful.
With two different songs
To hide their wrongs
They make us sing along.
Republicans kiss rich men’s buns
And Democrats aren’t much better.
Where voters found
We’re just cloned clowns
Whose check is mailed never.
With no incense in or outcense bin
We burn nonsense today,
A product which the world is rich,
With infinite supply.
So hey I say forget fair pay
All money goes to them.
They hug their bills for further ills
And wish we’d go away.
America the dutiful
You’ve so forgotten your way.
And this curse will get much worse
Unless we work our say.

– Smith, 9.17.2014


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