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POEM: Neighboring Accountability

Neighboring Accountability Several homes Down There is A child molester You can’t no For sure Buddies sow nice Too those knew Kids on the block How could you Warn up to him Surly there are other neighbors Axing the question … Continue reading

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LOVE POEM: Stolen Goods

Stolen Goods In this world Of confusion and doubt I know one thing for sure You are a thief Having stolen my heart My chest emptied And never the less A living pray Bleeding hope From the whole in my … Continue reading

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Feminist POEM: Me Too — Now A Brand Knew Whirled Of Daughters

They rise from along history Yet much more so from her story As tectonic plates ready to serve up Unseen Earthquakes From a thousand generations reserved in silence Now a brand knew Whirled of daughters A raze of sisters A … Continue reading

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FREE POLITICAL POSTER: Judge Kavanaugh covers Trump – I’ve got your back, that is, backside – “We should not burden a sitting President with civil suits, criminal investigations, or criminal prosecution.”

Prez Donald Trump is all about Donald Trump. The Don picks a perfect cabal member to cover his ass from the Supreme Court bench. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has demonstrated huge judicial deference to expansive executive power. In tribute to this … Continue reading

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Testimony for National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service — END DRAFT REGISTRATION

I prepared the below testimony to present at a public meeting in Chicago before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, a commission created by Congress to deal with questions of draft registration, most specifically, whether to end … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY FORUM REMARKS: Need to address the main driver of criminal and criminalized behavior, substance abuse, and that the failed law enforcement model needs to be supplanted by a public health model driven by evidence and community benefit

The Community Solidarity Response Network of Toledo (CSRN), our local Black Lives Matter group, and the ACLU hosted a forum on “What Does a Safer Toledo Look Like?” This forum was in response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ National Public Safety … Continue reading

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Free Political Poster: PREZ DONALD TRUMP – To address school shootings we will now be teaching “fortress mentality” in all schools

Further militarization of an already over-militarized society is analogous to the infamous sociologist Homer Simpson declaring that alcohol is the cause and solution to all of our problems. We are a country drunk on hyper-masculinity that is toxic to peace … Continue reading

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FREE POSTER: GOP Greedy Old Perverts Sexual Predator-in-Chief Donald Trump and Roy Moore

Dirty old men, predominantly dirty old white men, are running rampant throughout our culture and politics. A long overdue push back is underway as many powerful sexual predators are finally being held to some account.  The cutting edge of this … Continue reading

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Friendly Rant: Voting FOR Jill Stein NOT Wielding “Privilege”

Oddly, with the presidential candidates from the two dominant and domineering political parties setting new records for low approval, voting for anyone else is met with bafflingly high contempt.  My friend, local activist, and Green Party Jill Stein supporter, Shannon Frye, … Continue reading

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REAL POLITICS, REAL CANDIDATE: Jill Stein 2016 Platform

IF you want a progressive presidential candidate that you can get excited about voting FOR, then Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate is worth serious consideration.  Jill Stein has selected her Green Party running mate, Vice President choice, Ajamu Baraka. … Continue reading

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POEM: The Yeast Of These

Wile there is much bred Daily preyed for Ample for awe concerned That seemingly still Fomenting swell times A mist repleting agin and agin In dubitable motifs Giving ascent to That for most ingredient A telling signature of homme The … Continue reading

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POEM: What If Everybody Did That?

Such sophistry Firmly on the bench But What if Everybody did that Judging propriety Smudging property An intolerable act My conscience He decreed Must fall Into line With Kant Where every reason Reduced to rant It’s the leash they can … Continue reading

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POEM: What Sup? — Owed to Michael Brown and Ferguson, MO

They come with walls of armor And arms, oh, the arms Ever prepared to do the riot thing Will their fear be matched By the fire in the bellies Of protesters Waving conflagrations Or hands bound Staring down such a … Continue reading

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POEM: Razz Putin: Owed to Ukraine

As things Go south And wiled west Stupefying as some razz Putin What due we have Hear A good ol’ boy Re-siding in backcountry Rushin’ cross Too bear An unsettling black see A lynch pin for his sue veneer pogram … Continue reading

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POEM: Impartiality

Judge Stamper was renown For his impartiality Still thinking Nothing of Preferring Stepping on others Rather than being stepped upon A justice so becoming A courting to a void Deputizing peons Siding with minute ordnances Backed up by deferential canons … Continue reading

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POEM: Wolves in Elephants’ Clothing

Wolves in Elephants’ Clothing Somewhat sheepishly She whispered Beware of wolves in elephants’ clothing Lurking about Only looking Like they want To kick some ass Though you can skulk in style If you have A grand Old party Securing your … Continue reading

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POEM: Crime Novel

45 caliber opening lines for a crime novel: Jack Manchester was the kind of a guy Who would pray for the day he could swear on his mother’s grave And if you ever suspected that he was telling the truth, … Continue reading

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BP Tar Sands Refinery Expansion – PEOPLE’S HEARING Testimony

Below is my testimony at the PEOPLE’S HEARING to respond to the Ohio EPA’s sham public hearing on BP-Husky’ Draft Air Pollution Permit as part of their Oregon Ohio refinery re-tooling to process oil tar sands, the dirtiest oil on the … Continue reading

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Justice For Danny Brown $149.02

Today, I have to go down to the Toledo Municipal Court and pay my fine and court costs of $149 for “illegal posting” of Justice for Danny Brown stickers and Julia Bates WANTED posters all over downtown, surrounding the Lucas … Continue reading

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POEM: Nature’s Guardin’

This poem goes out to all those who showed up on May Day for the groundbreaking of Toledo Occupy the Garden. Nature’s Guardin’ Nature spills From pots unpurchased It knows no law but its own Openly heiring its dirty secrets … Continue reading

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