shadow of the not-Yeti

Stopped by MetroHealth Pharmacy for vitamins and found the underground parking lot and most doors blocked off, with a metal detector at the open main entrance.

Perhaps gun violence is reaching corporate concern level and the money being lost will finally push gun control in Congress, for as we all know most politicians care about money more than anything.

Strange thinking about population numbers versus social development. There are arch building ants, I believe in Africa, who keep trying to build arches, but they keep collapsing until the ant population becomes large enough that (seemingly) mass-mind kicks in and they suddenly know how to insert a keystone. This boggles my mind.

On the obverse side of the situation, there are some Texas rabbits who bang and breed until there are too many per square mile to support them all so they develop a nervous condition and start dying off until there’s enough room to bang & breed again.

Perhaps the ever escalating gun violence in the U.S. is our people-version of this rabbit-neurosis. Wife pointed out in a rabbit warren, rabbits at the top of the power structure eat better and live longer and happier than any of the rabbits below them, and the lower you go, the shorter you live (due to stress).

And of course monkeys and birds have been documented lying and thieving by uttering fake danger calls to try to scare companion away from found food so they can eat it instead.

So lies, and theft, and death by social order are part parcel of nature’s blueprint.


This is but a few of many mysteries . . . for example, are sexually loose female trolls called trollops?

Or, if you ain’t a Yeti, does that make you a not-Yeti?

Shadow of the Yeti

Facebook Hitler banned me for 3 days

I wrote this on Facebook, and they deleted my post:

“Hopefully the Republicans will be wiped out once their old white dumb die.”

So I reworded it to:

I mentioned on FB that perhaps once one political party’s old and dumb and racist voters expire from old age, perhaps their political party would whither away as well – and FB deleted it, saying it goes against their community standards against hate speech. Guess only Republicans get to hate on FB.

But when I hit POST, found out I was banned from posting or commenting for 3 days.


Man I wish I were rich cuz I’d be all over them right now.

Never been FB banned or censored before.

brain phartz

brain phart…

Stopped riding my bicycle months ago. Thought it was due to low tire presssure, so I hand pumped em up, but was puzzled cuz they were nowhere near low enough. But I remembered when I tried to slow down for the intersection — oh yes, NO BRAKES. Interesting round trip.

tech phart…

Been building my 100-year 500-song Amazon music shuffle list for past 15 months (am up to 477 songs, with another 463 I’d added but deleted). Tried to play it this morning and it highlights the PLAY button and then goes into NeverEverLand. Works on our Alexa speaker but not on my laptop, yet will let me play Lady’s lists, or anything else – just not mine. No-tech no-geek me finally figured it out. Had asked Alexa speaker to add a song and it lit up like it was trying, but never told me it was added. When I looked at my list, song was there. Once I deleted the non-announced song, things worked fine. Hoorah for small victories for the Luddites.

Here are more fotos of the TrumpVirus.


Rushin’ Hands and Roamin’ Fingers

Dustin Hoffman, Louiis C.K., Clarance Thomas,
Bill Cosby, Harvey Winestein, Brett Ratner,
Donald Trump, John Conyers, Mark Halperin,
Roy Moore, Bill O’Reilly, Robert Scoble,
Chris Savino, Lockhart Steele, Gavin Baker,
Terry Richardson, John Besh, James Toback,
Judge Alex Kozinski, Andy Signore,
Russell Simmons, Steven Seagal,
Geraldo Rivers, Bill Clinton, George H. W, Bush,
Roger Ailes, James Levine, Andrew Kreisberg,
Ben Afflick, Jeremy Piven, and Matt Lauer
walk into a bar,

so the women locked the doors behind them
and burned it down.

– Smith, 12.10.2017

Have a 5th or 6th poem on Winedrunk Sidewalk this year… wee bit of fairy tale taste to this one:

got my eyez on you

rabbit biting snake tail

Climate March 2017, Washington, D.C.

Tolls for Thee

Driving back roads to avoid tolls
I see a snake trying to escape
across the highway
from a rabbit biting its tail
and pulling it back into the dirt
for lunch

All roads are toll roads

– Smith, 5.5.2017

We drove to D.C. last Friday to march with 200,000 other folk in the 2017 Climate March. I got to meet more of Lady’s family and protest the kleptocrats in power.

Climate March 2017, Washington, D.C.

Sad… bigly bigly sad

Trump on a stick

This sculpture by Tim Joyce looks a bit like Trump… of course the face would have to be fatter, the hair faker, the eyes beadier, the skin more fake orange if you wanted better verisimilitude.

Chief Small Hands Man

Tried to sell these honorifics
to Little Donnie Chump, but no go:


Sad… bigly bigly sad.

– Smith, 3.9.2017

lusty prosties at their groins


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


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)


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


Smith & Lady Poems March 2015 – #16


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