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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

You sure are a cold one. . . . Please come CAPTION John Bolton!!!

John Bolton is thinking: "Christ! . . . He wants buggered by Kim Jong Un and, no matter what I tell him, he won't pull the trigger on Iran, . . . but I'd have absolutely no chance of causing a war if I resigned. . . . Geez!"

Profiles in Crazy, LXXXVI. . . . Please come CAPTION PresiDented Trump!!!

PresiDented Trump is saying: "Not only did Chariman Kim Jong Un call Biden and 'low IQ individual, ' but Putin called Elizabeth Warren '[ i]Pocahontas,' and President Duterte called Hillary 'Crooked Hillary,' if you can believe it!"


Above CAPTION based on Trump's claim that Kim Jong Un called Biden a 'low intensity individual. The news media is right to point out that Trump is siding with a dictator against a former American vice-president, but why is no one asking "Did Jong Un really say that, or are you just making that up? After all, Sir, those were your exact words." And why are they not asking, if they conceded that he did say that, "Isn't it most likely, Sir, that you called Biden that, and Jong Un, to be agreeable then said 'Yes, low intensity individual, sure thing"? At any rate, here's the story from USA Today:


"Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill? You crazy?" . . . Please come CAPTION Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin!!!

Steve Mnuchin is saying: "Listen, the fact is that simply putting a woman's picture on money will undermine confidence in our currency. . . . I mean, who will trust it? . . . Will it only be accurate or have value, say, 25 days a month? . . . Then imagine putting a black woman's image on a bill, . . . Well, you might just as well flush it down the toilet. . . . Besides, have you taken a close look at Tubman's face? . . . Geez."


Above CAPTION base on this spud's exchange with Ayanna Pressley during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee. DU has a sweet clip:


My Vietnam. . . . Please come CAPTION Presidented Trump!!

Presidented ("Honor is an empty concept" ) Trump is saying: "What the fake news doesn't tell you is that I wanted to go to Vietnam and serve my country--and I would have been great, by the way--but the bones spurs in my foot held me back. . . . If I would have gone, I probably would have won the Metal of Honor. That's how gung-ho I was. . . . Hoorah!!"

Profiles in Crazy, LXXXV. . . . Please come CAPTION PresiDented Trump!!!

PresiDented ("I've got the best neurons" ) Trump is saying: "This morning I had all these great plans for infrastructure and how to pay for it. . . . It fact, our efforts were bound to pay for themselves two or three time over. Believe me. . . . But then the Democrats claim, dishonestly mind you, that I'm covering up. . . . How am I supposed to deal straight with them if they're being dishonest? . . . So I walked out of the meeting, so what?"

"I eat the filling first!" . . . Please come CAPTION HUD Secretary Ben Carson!

Ben (Capt. Crunch) Carson is saying: "Frankly, Representative Porter I'm shocked and offended. . . . I've been call an 'Oreo' for as long as I can remember, but to hear someone in Congress calling me that, well that's the very worst."


Above CAPTION based on this spud's exchange with Rep. Katie Porter before the Financial Services Committee 5.21.19 as covered by VOX:


Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the wackest of them all? . . . Come CAPTION Milo Yiannopoulos!!!

Milo ("Don't fire if they drop their shorts" ) Yiannopoulos is saying: "It getting close to the time when citizens will start forming into well-regulated militias in preparation for the lawful defense of the Constitution. They are probably right now looking for a coded signal to begin. You know, maximum cell size. Encrypted commas. Wired to zone. Baking the thermostat. . . . But like I said, I abhor political violence. Monkey pie. Vice nuts."


Above CAPTION from the Crooks and Liars story:


"Satan is a Democrat." . . . Please come CAPTION one of Fox's major wack-jobs, Jeanine Pirro!!!

Jeanine (reincarnated viper) Pirro is saying: "Any clear and rational conclusion will reveal that the Obama-Clinton-Comey Triad was worse than any Sicilian mob or South American drug cartel, or genocidal dictator, and anybody who doesn't see that is either stupid or in cahoots, and if 'in cahoots,' they deserve that same reward that all these other Deep State rats do: flush them down the toilet. . . . That's my fair-minded and rational view and concludes my Opening Statement. . . . Now onto Hillary's secret sex change."

In the heart of the crazy heart of the country. . . . Please come CAPTION Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)!!

Jim ("I like The Wild Scissors the best" ) Jordan is saying: "I don't know how 50 other staff members knew of sexual abuse by Coach Strauss when I was a wrestling coach at OSU, all I know is that I don't suspect a thing. . . . Heck, Chuck, it's wrestling, and everybody's working hard to make the best team. . . . And sometimes a coach will get an idea for a dominant hold, and will make the wrestler practice that hold over and over. . . And if they both happen to be in the showers, well . . . But, no, I didn't suspect a single thing."


Above CAPTION base on the following Crooks and Liars story (but this spud has been maintaining his ignorance for years):


A blast from the Past. . . . Please come CAPTION Mr. All-Hat-and-No-Gray-Matter!

W. is saying: "Does anyone know what happened in My Pet Goat? . . . I was really into it, and then, well, you know, the terrorists and stuff with the towers. . . . So I got cut off. . . . I keep asking people, but they just smile and shake their heads. . . . It must have been something really, really bad."
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