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Member since: 2002
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About Me

I am retired, now a professor emeritus at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where I taught in the English department for 37 years. I've written 4 chapbooks and 5 full-sized books (all listed as poetry though many include other genres as well), including _Sheer Indefinite: Selected Poems, 1991-2012 (Univ. of New Orleans Press, 2012). I've also written a 500+ page bibliography of three contemporary poets: Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, and Robert Duncan. I am writing now, both fiction and poetry, more now than ever. My first vote for President of the United States was for Dick Gregory in 1968 (Bowling Green, Ohio). Favorite quote: "It's easy to be an idealist if you don't have to mind the evidence, but no one said it was supposed to be easy" (Richard LaPauvre).

Journal Archives

The walking dead with a talking head. Please come CAPTION Sen. Lindsay Graham!!!!




Lindsay ("My MRI clearly had a bleeding black skull in the center of the image" ) Graham is saying: "I don't care if the Benghazi survivors and witnesses have been interviewed by the FBI who in turn allowed the appropriate House committees and investigators to read the transcripts but who deemed release of the information would jeopardize an on-going investigation and make the perpetrators more difficult to capture and prosecute, I'll hold up all of Obama's nominees until I'm satisfied. . . . I want you to know I'm not bomb-thrower, no Ted Cruz. . . . My judgments and actions are absolutely sane."


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CAPTION somewhat based on the following Media Matters story:


http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/30/media-reports-on-sen-grahams-benghazi-threats-i/196669

"The scandal continues!" . . . Please come CAPTION Benghazi huckster Joseph diGenova!!!

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Joseph (“They ain’t got nothin’ on me that’ll stick”) diGenova is saying: “Listen, I’ve got great evidence that half a dozen Benghazi witnesses were ‘disappeared.’ Even though all were America citizens, they were tracked down like dogs, one by one, and wacked. . . . I’m told one had made it to a Hooters in Kenya, but they gave him up and he was zapped in the parking lot along with a reporter who was brazen enough to film the incident. . . . I’m not asking you to believe me, I’m asking you to believe the evidence, which I’ll put out later next month.”

Pickle toss, gravy sauce, gravitas. . . . Please come CAPTION Dick Cheney!!!



Dick ("My ethical machine is stuck on jam" ) Cheney is saying: "Listen, Bill, it's obvious. . . . The very fact we never found nukes in Iraq proves that they were there. . . . Who else can cover up something so thoroughly than a dictator like Saddam? . . . . And the fact that even after we had captured Saddam's top leadership and not one of them could point us to WMD's . . . not one of them!! . . . proves that there were virtually thousands! . . . That should be pretty obvious."


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The above CAPTION was loosely based on the following story at Media Matters:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/10/28/for-cheney-and-oreilly-the-wmd-myth-is-alive-an/196638

"And don't be pointing at no dog!" Please CAPTION Fox's Ben Carson!!!



Ben (Dung Master) Carson is saying: "Oh, but I do regret saying Obamacare will be the worse thing for this country since slavery! . . . It was totally unfair of me to do so, Megyn, and I apologize to you, all of your viewers, and the American people as well. . . . My statement did not take into account all the beneficent elements of slavery, like free room and board, free health care, providing labor to foster a sense of self worth, and so on. . . . By contrast Obamacare has no beneficent elements and is far worse than slavery can ever be conceived to be! . . . My original comparison was totally unfair and I humbly apologize."


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The above is loosely based on the following Media Matters story:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/10/27/foxs-ben-carson-defends-calling-obamacare-the-w/196614

"Huffing gas to increase my I.Q." . . . Please come CAPTION Fox's Brian Kilmeade!!!



Brian Kilmeade is saying: "How dare The President say that the G.O.P. and this network are rooting for the failure of ObamaCare!!!! . . . We are simply reflecting the facts of the situation. . . . That without any prompting from us, the American public is overwhelmingly against ObamaCare. . . . That the President shut down the government in order to enforce the draconian measures of ObamaCare. . . . And that ObamaCare will clearly bankrupt millions of Americans. . . . Why did he call it ObamaCare, anyway? He wants to go down in history, that's why! His ego is smeared all over it! . . . And then he blames us! . . . Geez. . . . How low can you get?"

Tiptoe through the cow pies. . . . Please come CAPTION Sean Hannity!!!



Sean ("Light and life left far behind" ) Hannity is saying: "While it may not be illegal, it's certainly immoral to counsel people to break the law, so I'll not engage in it. . . But let me tell you this, if I was a young, healthy person, I certainly wouldn't sign up for Obamacare. . . . I'd pay the penalty instead. . . In fact. I think it's absolutely insane, a crime against human intelligence for young people to buy health insurance that they will probably never need. People who do aren't worth squat. . . . But I'd never advise anyone to break the law. . . . Never!"

Kissed by stupid, hugged by falsity, f*cked by fantasy. . . Please come CAPTION Fox's Bill Hemmer!



Bill ("Who needs drugs anyway?" Hemmer is saying :"You mean to tell me, Senator Corker, that congressmen and their staff will go on Obamacare in January and that their government subsidy is just like employers everywhere contributing to their employees' health-care costs? . . . That simply doesn't match our reporting. . . . Just why are you trying to deceive the public? . . . What's going on?"



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The above CAPTION inspired by (and tracking closely) the following Media Matters story:

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/23/fox-cant-handle-the-truth-about-congress-and-ob/196562

"Heads gonna roll!!" . . . Please come CAPTION Darrell Issa!!!!



Darrell ("None of the other kids ever trusted me much less liked me" Issa is saying: "Somebody has to be held accountable, Sean. . . . Listen, nobody wants ObamaCare to work as much as I do, so when the political decision was made to start-up the website before it was ready, frustrating millions of well-intentioned Americans, then somebody's head has to roll! . . . We haven't begun the investigation yet, and it's a bit too early to say with any certainty, but this has got The President's fingerprints all over it."



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The above CAPTION is loosely (but essentially) based on the following MEDIAite story:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rep-darrell-issa-announces-on-fox-leading-investigation-into-obamacare-website/

"P*ss on your self-conception." . . . Please come CAPTION Dick Cheney!!!




Dick ("Torture is simply an interaction between combatants off of the battlefield" Cheney is saying: "And furthermore, Sean, Obama has no respect for tradition including severe rendition, C.I.A. data interpretation, torture, asset exposure for geo-political ends, speculation manufacture, projection of intentions and motives of foreign governments, righteous paranoia, etc., etc., The list goes on and on. . . . All of the protective procedures put in place by the last administration are simply lost on him. . . . He's a man outside of history."

Ditch the car! Burn the body! . . . Please come CAPTION Darrell Issa!!



Darrell ("Who needs facts when you've got Fox?" Issa is saying: "Fifteen hoaxes!?!?! . . . Fifteen hoaxes?!!!! . . . How dare Media Matters say that this committee has promoted fifteen Benghazi hoaxes!!?? . . . Let me tell you, Media Matters, we haven't even started yet!!!!"

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The above CAPTION relies on David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt's The Benghazi Hoax, covered in the following Media Matters story:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/10/20/msnbcs-disrupt-david-brock-names-toensing-as-be/196512
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