Tuesday, January 1, 2008


A Radio With Guts

it was on the 2nd floor on Coronado Street
I used to get drunk and throw the radio through the window
while it was playing, and, of course,
it would break the glass in the window
and the radio would sit there on the roof
still playing
and I'd tell my woman,
"Ah, what a marvelous radio!"
the next morning I'd take the window
off the hinges
and carry it down the street
to the glass man
who would put in another pane.
I kept throwing that radio through the window
each time I got drunk
and it would sit there on the roof
still playing-
a magic radio
a radio with guts,
and each morning I'd take the window
back to the glass man.
I don't remember how it ended exactly
though I do remember
we finally moved out.
there was a woman downstairs
who worked inthe garden in her bathing suit,
she really dug with that trowel
and she put her behind up in the air
and I used to sit in the window
and watch the sun shine all over that thing
while the music played.

-Charles Bukowski-
Happy New Year!
Out with the old and in with the new!
Time to put away the tinsel and ask yourselves, in the words of the late JFK's speechwriter, "ask what you can do for your country." I know, the truth is, not a whole helluva lot when change relies upon strength in numbers and that relies upon gleaning the truth from a corrput media and a kool-aid drunken, neo-lib/conservative journo pool which is, at best, asleep at the switch...a collective media with rabid tag-teams beholden to maintaining the status quo.
Hint: In the coming months ahead as big media consolidation, outsourcing (we're not talking about "the manufacturing" sector but the "high paying" jobs loserettes are pegged to), home foreclosures, disappearing dollar, disappearing paychecks and stock portfolios, disappearing FDA, disappearing CDC, disappearing solid infrastructures, disappearing affordable healthy food prices, in short, disappearing middle class --- this year,
ask what your fucking country can do for you
and who the hell these corporate shitheads are and their political enablers. Remember, in 2008
It's Not the Economy, Stupid. IT'S YOUR JOB!
So then, which will it be in 2008? Will this country work or settle for a new window, a new radio, or just another rear-end view?

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