Saturday, January 24, 2009

Buy My Book: An O.K. Corral of Poems

There, to your left, is a 'buy now' button, and underneath it is your opportunity to support the arts directly, by buying a copy of my book of poems, "An O.K. Corral of Poems."

The title is to suggest that the group of poems is meeting in the lot between two buildings to settle all hash now and forever.

Here's one poem from a very large group of lyric combattants:

Becoming Respectable

back then
the low life went where the hot shots went
the latter group gloated

My pal drove a Pontiac LeManns
faded yellow
with wide black stripes that did not augment its design
may I borrow your Wembly tie

A Dippy Moratorium

A pile of wet rags. That's the kind of peace that has accumulated in the rain barrel below the hole in the ceiling. I make sport some recent quixotic political campaigns. One man political campaigns. The high brow literary/rhetorical Rambo lone hero swell guy vigilante but with no violence, just words type of lone warrior struggle. I'm calling a temporary truce. I'm gonna be nicer, as if I was making a new year's resolution, but not, just tired of busting a nut on nit wits. Peace, pricks, peace. The next series of posts on this blog will be so positive and free of animus that you will shit.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The $93,000 Act of Gender Politics Fraud

Perhaps I've had my ears boxed too many times, but I can't remember dates. It was inside of 2008 that the local news shared a story that the city was commissioning a study of salaries with reference to gender. Similar studies have been conducted since the 1970s and the same result comes up every time.

All such studies show that men earn more than women. and at all times it has been common knowlege that wage earners are entitled to equal pay, and that the disparity favoring men explains away as men earning more in commissioned sales and executive salaries.

I would't be such a prick about the waste of public revenue, last year it was $93,000 bones paid to an interest group or individual to produce the same fraud that follows all studies of the kind, but now there is new reason to claim that women should be given preferential treatment over men in distribution of public revenue: It was recently claimed that the misleading results of the last gender study fraud prove that women are more adversely impacted by our newly christened economic recession. This new lie makes a matching candle stick to go with the new source of dim and loathesome light. Not only was public money wasted on the study, the fraud of it is being used to direct scarce resources to the wallets of an interest group that nets a continuum of poor results. Men have been done great harm in the American work force over the last few decades and have been treated like dirt, while the systematic empowerment of women made it all more unfair and counterproductive to sustained economic well being.

Fair and Equal Access To Public Money! End Gender Politics! All-inclusive Economic Revitalization!