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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

"Want a laugh?" . . . Please come CAPTION Larry Wilmore!!!!

Larry Wilmore is saying: "Donald Trump is running for The President of the United States. . . . (long pause) . . . (silence) . . . Listen, guys, I asked Jay Leno for advice on this gig, and he told me to start off strong, . . . begin with the biggest joke I can imagine. . . . Do I need to say it again?"

"Would I vote for Trump over Christ? Hmm. That's a tough one." . . . Come CAPTION Bobby Knight!!!!

Bobby ("Winning isn't everything; there's also the heckling and mocking of losers." Knight is saying: "I don't know what hyperbole means, so I can't answer your question. . . . But when I say a vote for this man is like a vote for George Washington, I mean that he's been a strong leader for many under very adverse conditions and has also personally suffered the hardships of his difficult business campaigns, and that he find the City on the Hill again and then, with divine providence, direct us on a course toward total material and spiritual victory. . . I didn't mean that he had wooden teeth too, if that's what you're suggesting."


CAPTION based on the Knight endorsement of Trump; see News Hounds:


"And the spirit of God filled the room, and He said . . ." Please come CAPTION Ted Cruz!!!

Ted ("There were no gays in Jerusalem back then" Cruz is saying: " . . . so we prayed and prayed and prayed for months and months over whether the Lord wanted me to run for the presidency. . . . Days would begin with prayer and end with prayer, often with hours of prayer in btween. . . . And on the final day, my family and staff were in my pastor's office praying, and after four-and-a-half hours, praying alternately aloud and to ourselves, Heidi, my wife, channeling our sweet Lord, said 'Enough, already! . . . Do was thou wilt! . . . Geez!!!' . . . Which we of course, took as a clear sign that I should run and that I will eventually win! . . . It's obvious, isn't it?"


Above CAPTION based on an account in the following DU posting by Miles Archer:


"I wanta play the man's card." . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!

Donald ("The doctors can't find my heart." Trump is saying: "And whenever Bernie raises his voice, do you know what Hillary does? She tells him that he doesn't need to shout, and talks about his shouting! . . . Disgusting! . . . She's blatantly playing the woman's card! . . . Calling Bernie sexist by implication. . . . He's no more sexist than I am! . . What Hillary doesn't understand is that a man has to shout to get things through to women's tiny little brains! . . . And she calls us sexists? . . . Give me a break!"

"Obama was born in a Kenyan terrorist camp!" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!

Donald ("Don't think, just listen, okay?" Trump is saying: "Listen, Meredith, I know I said my people have discovered amazing, even unbelievable things about Obama's birth and his so-called 'certificate of live birth.' . . . I wasn't lying. . . . Far from it! . . . Fact is, we discovered some things which would have put our nation at grave danger, so I swallowed my pride and let it drop for the sake of the country. . . That's just the kind of guy I am."


Above CAPTION in honor of Shankapotomus's reminder post at DU today:


"Science is a sham!" . . . Please come CAPTION creationist Ken Ham!!!

Ken ("I'm three quarters squirrel" Ham is saying: "What the scientists and secularists have missed is the fact that the dinosaurs went extinct because it started raining before Noah had time to get them into the boat. . . . It all makes sense!"

"Harriet Tubman? Give me a break!" . . . Please come CAPTION Brian Kilmeade!!!

Brian ("I'm still waiting for the MacArthur award." Kilmeade is saying: "There are lots of reasons to oppose replacing the image of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill that have nothing to do with racism: Jackson was one of the original Puritan founding fathers, he was popular with his slaves, he gave his name to countless counties in our nation, and he restored lands west of the Mississippi to the American Indian, lands which are now some of the richest in the nation. . . . Besides, who ever heard of an American hero with a head-rag?"


Above CAPTION based on the following item at News Hounds with a lovely (i.e., horrific) clip:


He's the doctor of your dreams! (poor you) . . . Please come CAPTION Fox's Keith Ablow!!

Keith ("Nothing succeeds like deceit." Ablow is saying: "Nonsense, guys, there's been a handy and effective treatment for sexual anomalies like transgendered people for as long as I've been alive. . . . Ever hear of the pruning shears or the industrial strength staple gun? . . . Enough said."


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


"Now swing your partners 'round and 'round." . . . Please come CAPTION Trump and Cruz!!!

Ted Cruz is saying: "Stealing Donald."

Donald Trump is saying: "Lying Ted!"

Cruz is saying: "Says who?"

Trump is saying: "Me, that's who!"

Cruz is saying: "You're acting like a child."

Trump is saying: "Who's acting? . . . Besides, you're the child!"

Cruz is saying: "I said it first! . . . It doesn't count for you."

Trump is saying: "Who says?"

Cruz is saying "Me, that's who!"

Etc., etc. etc.

"I hear Obama's dealing drugs out of the Oval Office again!" . . . Come CAPTION Bill O'Reilly!!!

Bill ("Fair as Slippery Pete and balanced as a drunken asteroid" O'Reilly is saying: "Listen, I'm not saying Obama held Prince down and shoved pills in his mouth. . . That would be ludicrous! . . . That would be going to far. . . . But what I am saying is that if Obama hadn't been drug-dealer-in-chief for the past seven years, if he hadn't been pimping out the black race, and doing everything he can to get everyone hooked or dependent so he and his ilk can stay in office forever, then Prince would be alive, breathing and walking around today. . . I think that's obvious!"


Above CAPTION based on the following item with a clip in News Hounds:

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