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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

"Fool me four times and. . . ." Please come CAPTION Dick Cheney!!!

Dick ("My safety's always off! Do you have a problem with that?" Cheney is saying: "If Congress fails to override Obama's veto and allows this appeasement deal to go through with Iran, we'll start seeing mushroom clouds all over the Middle East as nuclear weapons explode, and likely one or two smuggled to our shores. . . . The next warning sign could be 'Goodbye Manhattan!' . . . What I can't figure is why so many people can't seem to believe me about that."


Above CAPTION based on the following Huffington Post story:


"Who's your favorite tree?" . . . Please come CAPTION The Donald talking to a hair-do!!!

Sarah ("I think my nails are dry" Palin just finished saying: "That's another thing about these wounded vets, they're always so humble."

Donald ("Did I tell you I was very, very rich?" Trump is saying: "In that manner they remind me of someone, Sarah, someone like you, and frankly like me as well."


Above CAPTION based on a few sentences from the following clip posted on DU:


What a difference a decade makes. . . . Please come CAPTION W.!!!!!

George W. ("The first shelf in my Presidential Library is getting almost full." Bush is saying: "And I plan to celebrate Katrina's birthday by doing something new this year: painting a picture of my dog sitting next to a birthday cake with . . . how many is it? . . . They say she'll be ten this year. . . Is that right?"

("Know that outhouse down by the docks? Have I got a deal for you!") Come CAPTION Donald Trump!!

Donald (The Art of the Spiel) Trump is saying: "Bill, Bill. . . . Bill. . . . I could get a better deal. . . . In fact, I could get a great deal!!! . . . Not only would I have the Iranian government dismantle every vestige of a nuclear program, I'd have them build a wall around their own country to keep their people in so that they can't get out and terrorize Israel and other friends of the United States! . . . You bet, Bill, I'd not only have them pay to construct it, I'd make them decorate it with passages denouncing the Koran and their nutty prophet. . . . I'd also have them give us all their oil. . . . You might not believe it, but I've got stone-cold killers for negotiators! . . . Believe me."

"My barber's confidentiality agreement is over 100 pages!" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!

Donald ("Hell, my plans have got plans!" Trump is saying: "Sean, reporters keep asking, but I get tired saying the same thing over and over to them: I've not only got specific plans but great plans for all matters, foreign and domestic: I'll bring in the best people, the sharpest and toughest in each area, and go from there. . . . Just how specific do they expect me to get? . . . Oh yeah, did I mention that I was very, very rich?"

"That's why God invented air-conditioning!" Come CAPTIOIN climate-change denier Sen. James Inhofe!

James ("Know how to make a snowball?" Inhofe is saying: "What does it matter that 97% of climate scientists* believe that the climate is radically and dangerously changing due to man-made causes? . . . It doesn't prove anything that July was the warmest month in the entire history of such record keeping! . . . Who cares if the species-extinction rate is dramatically accelerating? . . . Listen to sense for once. . . . It snowed in January, didn't it?"


* The 97% figure is not antidotal. This percentage is listed on the NASA site ( http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ ), so change deniers have to believe at 97% of scientific professional who have dedicated their lives to understanding of the physical universe (often initiated in adolescence) can be coerced into subverting their very beliefs for grants and tenure, or they have to believe NASA is "in the tank" as well. True skeptics can be won over by such simple and clear observations.

Through a glass blankly. . . . Please come CAPTION Ted Cruz!!!

Ted ("The mind's a terrible thing to baste" Cruz is saying: "Don't get me wrong, Jan, I love your idea about enslaving illegal immigrants and making them build the wall. . . . Only I don't think it goes far enough. . . . After they get the wall built we should auction them off to private corporations which can then rent them out or sell them or . . . heck, anything they want! . . . I mean, that's Capitalism at its best!!! . . . How could anyone object to that?""


Above CAPTION inspired by the following Media Matters story:


"That's absurd, Mika. Why would you be skeptical?" . . . Please come CAPTION Joe Scarborough!!!

Joe ("Respect for women? . . . Why?" Scarborough is saying: "I have sources that say Hillary kept the server in her basement bathroom right off a wall-to-wall mattressed room where she held multi-sexual-and-species parties, often inviting her sex-addled friends to go in and read the highest top secret material. . . . Why is that so hard to believe, Mika?"


Above CAPION based on the following Media Matters story:


"Is the Pope a Communist? . . . Just asking." . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!

Donald ("Christ was a Capitalist!" Trump is saying: "Listen, Chris, I'd tell the Pope to lay off all that liberal global-warming and income-disparity garbage. . . . If he doesn't, I'd tell him that maybe the real Christian thing for us to do is to let ISIS take over the Vatican and saw off his head with a rusty boy-scout knife. . . . Then he'd shut up . . . and maybe dump some of the Catholic Church's cash into Trump Enterprises like God wants him to do."


Above CAPTION based on the following DU posting with a CNN clip:


"You're not going to believe this but . . ." Please come CAPTION Rush Limbaugh!!!

Rush ("Imagine a cigar the size of one of my t*rds!" Limbaugh is saying: ". . . and the Mexicans who are pouring across our southern border are trying to colonize The United States and subsequently marginalize the white race. . . . I know it might be hard to believe at first, but bear me out, ladies and gentlemen. I've heard they have plans for a Spanish-speaking-only country with a series of Pedro's and Juan's on all our currency! . . . I've even heard that they hope to round up all of us white people up and make us live on reservations on whatever we can make selling beads to tourists. . . . You might find that hard to believe, but would I ever lie to you?"


Above CAPTION based on the following Media Matters story with a clip:

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