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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

"Let's shut it down again!" . . . Please come CAPTION Heritage Action's CEO Michael Needham!!!

Michael ("More zombies in Congress!!" Needham is saying, "Indeed, the government shutdown was a stunning success!!!! . . . That much is obvious to everyone who is not ideologically blind. . . . Another one, which Heritage Action sponsors by the way, will deal the deathblow to Obamacare and destroy the Democratic Party for decades to come. . . . . After all, it's a party held hostage by the its wildest and most irresponsible members of their base who supported the very nuts who made Republicans shutdown the government just so they could save Obamacare and destroy the Republican
brand. . . . In short, for their own political purposes!!! . . . How irresponsible can you get?"


The above CAPTION is only marginally related to the following DU story:


"Where's HE get off being Pope?" . . . Please come CAPTION Rush Limbaugh!!!!

Rush ("Let him eat wafers!" Limbaugh is saying, "In the beginning I was willing to cut him some slack. I mean if Pope Francis wants to portray himself as a common man and all, . . . . well, it was a bit heavy, but then I'm willing to let people pretend to be something they're not in order to create a beneficial public image. . . But putting issues of poverty, fairness, and human dignity above money and capitalism!!!! . . . Why, that's just Marxist! . . . As far as I'm concerned, he's no longer pope. . . . And he damned better be worried about his immortal soul as well! . . . That's what I say."


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


"Are you kidding? Obama HATES America." Please come CAPTION Fox's John Bolton!!!!

John (Zombie Neo-Con) Bolton is saying: "Megyn, It's been obvious to me for some time that Obama hates America, despises America, . . . and I'm being as generous as I can. . . . This is just one more instance. . . . He's letting Iran develop nuclear weapons solely for the purpose of taking the public's attention from his failed health care policy. . . . In effect, he's trading the existence of Israel and the control of the Middle East for decades to come, which will likely lead to a Third World War, just to save face! . . . It's impossible to believe!"


Above CAPTION somewhat loosely (but somewhat aptly as well) on the following Media Matters story:


"Two warning shots to the groin." . . . Please come CAPTION George Zimmerman!!!

George ("This won't impede my entrance into the F.B.I., will it?" Zimmerman is saying: "Your Honor, I am not a racist. . . . I repeat: I am not a racist! . . . Can I help it if almost all crimes, especially violent crimes are committed by one specific minority? . . . Can I help it if this minority teaches its children to have no respect for other people's property or even lives? . . . Can I help it that all they do is smoke dope, roll dice and make their 'baby-mommas' pregnant so that there will me more criminals in the future? . . . You asked me about why I thought I needed fifty-round clips. . . . Well, they're the answer your Honor! . . . America is teeming with this scum and their numbers are increasing every da, every minute! . . . I'm not a racist, Your Honor. Just a realist."

"Sanity has its appeal, but. . . ." Please come CAPTION Sean Hannity!!!!

Sean ("Now the foot is in the other shoe!" Hannity is saying: "Listen, by now everyone knows the deal: John F. Kennedy was really a rock-solid conservative. . . . He was bent on cutting taxes and bolstering the military. . . . There are even reports that he was planning on nuking Hanoi. . . . But what liberals don't know is that another of their supposed progressive icons was even further to the right of Kennedy. . . . I'm speaking of no one other than Martin Luther King! . . . In fact if Dr. King was alive today there is every indication that would be in the Tea Party!. . . I know it's hard to believe, but just hear me out. . . ."

"You lookin' at me?" . . . Please come CAPTION Repug Texas Senator John Cornyn!!!!

Senator John (no hat, no cattle) Cornyn is saying "It's obvious, isn't it? Everything Obama and the Democrats have done lately has one and only one objective: to distract the public from the disaster of Obamacare!!!!!. . . . The Democrats pushed through the nuclear option in the Senate to keep our eyes off Obama's signature legislation. . . . Obama concludes a deal with Iran to stop their nuclear program just to keep us from talking about Obamacare. . . . Hell, to keep his health care act off the news, I wouldn't be surprised if Obama solves the Israel-Palestine problem next! . . . It's shameless!!!"


The above CAPTION is somewhat based on the following Huffington Post story:


"Common sense is for common people!" . . . Please come CAPTION Ted Cruz!!!!

Ted ("Somebody stole all my marbles!" Cruz is assaying: "Listen, Chris, why would I even consider stopping now? . . . Our first shut down of the government was so wildly successful, I'd be crazy not to do it again. . . . And I'm not certainly crazy, Chris. . . . You can take my word on that!"


The above CAPTON is loosely based on the following Huffington Post story:


"Now the nuclear option is a bad thing." Please come CAPTION National Review's Charles Cooke!!!!!

Charles C.W. ("Creepy Wanker" Cooke is saying, "Well, it's clear isn't it, Bill. Without a filibuster, Obama can do anything, like lead a coup to destroy the nation and sell us all, each and every adult, into slavery while eating our children. . . . You just can't overstate the case!!! . . . Of course if the Republicans under Bush went for the nuclear option. . . . Well, that's a different story, isn't it?"


Above CAPTION based on the following DU Story:


"Early turkey!!!" . . . Please come CAPTION Fox's Rich Lowry!!!

Rich ("No lubricant this time!" Lowry is saying, "Juan, I like to see things as they are and speak clearly rather than call other people names. . . . I know I said the senate filibuster was a perversion under Bush in May of 2005 and called for Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist to go for the nuclear option. . . You don't have to remind me! . . . But we're no longer not under Bush and last time I checked May 2005 is long past. . . . It's now November 2013 and Obama is president. . . . It's an entirely different story!! . . . See? . . . I'd only be a hypocrite if I had supported the filibuster back then while I condemned it at the same time. . . . What can't you understand about that? . . . Ideologically blind as you are, Juan, that's gotta be clear even to you!!!"


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


Which links to Lowry's 2005 National Review editorial on the Democratic use of the filibuster and the need for the nuclear option:


"Well, Your Honor,. . . ." Please come CAPTION George Zimmerman!!!

George ("Eat lead, Wiseass!!!" Zimmerman is saying, "Your Honor, I don't think it's fair to call me 'out of control.' . . . . I'm not out of control . . . . In fact, I'm very much in control. . . . That matter of choking my girlfriend was a mistake I made while sleep-walking. . . . And throwing all her stuff out of her house, was to announce a new start. . . . I wanted to buy her all new things! . . . And holding a gun to her head was just like a little practical joke she misunderstood. . . . And sending that sex-tape of us to her daughter, . . . well, I thought it was kind of like a family thing. . . . And I can prove I'm in control, Your Honor. . . . I took that $500,000 the N.R.A. sent me and put it all in firearms and military style vehicles and camouflage and stuff. . . . I'm so much in control, Your Honor, I'm more ready for Armageddon than 98% of the population.. . . How's that for being cool and collected?"


The above CAPTION is based on most recent episode of this narrative-on-its-way-to-hell at DU:

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