1940-2020 ( a decent into poetry)


The fire station siren rang all day long.  WW11 was over.  Clearly a good thing, even for a five year  old.  Even  glamorous .  At fifteen one wasn’t quite so sure about  Korea.  Vietnam became a shaky no.  Irag ? Blood and treasure and national debt of a trillion.  How many of their men and women and children died? 

 Or wander around with fewer limbs.  Anybody care?

Witnessed  the birth of  rock and roll.  Ray Charles to Dylan to the Beatles.  One on Abraham, Martin, and John.  Then Bobby.

Sex changes and Sex Changes.  Pill to no period, period. Aids period to period.

Every body smoke to COPD.   Moonshine to every day wine.

Sports are fun and funny,  to now we play for money.

The climate bump, pile on Trump.

Lid off trash can, race crawls out again.

What did we learn, just earn?

Who to ask, everyone in a mask.

Look back, come clean —ask the old ones 

what they have seen.




In 2008 Barack Obama’s success was credited, in no small part, to the campaign’s use of “social media.”

2020 has seen the fact emerge that there is a camera everywhere. Personal phones to professionals. The amount of footage is staggering. The old saying of “don’t say anything you wouldn’t want to see in the newspaper” now includes actions.

There is no shortage of such in the political arena. The president and cronies have put it out there for everyone.

Visual evidence daily. The crap is out of the bull.

Brian Stetler’s book, HOAX, DONALD TRUMP, FOX NEWS, AND THE DANGEROUS DISTORTION OF TRUTH records the staggering times Trump, et. al. use the word, hoax.

The most damning use was in regard, early on, to the virus. Combine the film of all the mistakes and oversights, and then contend that his actions prevented American deaths is chilling. Do not let him contend that his actions did not cause the large percentage of the soon to be 200,000 American deaths between the “hoax ” rants, and the flip-flop “oops”, or “nevermind!”

‘Want a real hoax? “W” Bush and gang began this hoax with a war, or two. Wrote them off the books. Lost control of the economy and led America from a budget surplus to the trillions we now have no idea to repay. The kicker is that Obama did the heavy lifting to begin to turn it all. Here is a football comparison. When coaches take over a 0-10 program they are given about four years. “W” left us 2-8, 1-9, 0-10. In our business if you see a JET-JOB (a team goes from 1-9 to 7-3 in one year) somebody is probably cheating. The Obama Administration did it right and the foundation for steady improvement was handed to Trump. His reaction? Within literally weeks he started the “I the greatest ever”” daily.

News flash for non-coaches: If you are handed a 7/3 team, win the first three and lose the next seven—–? (NFL–NOT FOR LONG).

GOP-YOU GOTTA COUNT THOSE LOSSES. NO EXCUSES. ADIOS. 2018 numbers don’t matter. 200,000 is a real number. Unemployment today, GNP- today, etc.

Tons of video. Books about all the lies (one cites more than 3000 and it was published before the virus), blood, money and treasure, esteem.

Hard to cover it all. Can’t begin to begin to address the “I AM THE BLACK MESSIAH” hoax. Wow.

It is the Democrat’s campaign’s task to use it effectively. Don’t let them “p” on your leg and tell you its raining”.


HOMO DEUS.  (by Yuval Harari)

=Biological knowledge x computer power x data is producing rapid change.  Data reveals truth, not religion or “my gut”.   Data can reshape and reengineer humanity.

“Mankind’s quest to upgrade humans to gods.”

Mankind has almost, and will, conquer the three remaining super problems–famine, plague, and war.=

Modern scientists have  known for a long time that microbes, not Russia, are our enemies.  Yuval Harari wrote HOMO DEUS years before Trump concluded that Covid was a “hoax”.    A vaguely veiled political gamble that culminated in 150 American deaths  (so far).   Our ‘wartime  president” who cut the budget item designed to combat just such an enemy, then squealed and squatted on the wrong strategy.  Paste out of tube.

Perhaps Harari will be proven correct about real and future dangers ( plaque, famine, war).   Right now  three are current major, humanity threatening problems:  Covid, Racism,  Trump.    We have less than 100 days to decide.   Trump has cast the dye.  The next four  (god forbid) will be much like his first four.   To cure infection you cut out the boil.  Flawed leadership cannot defeat covid or racism.

At 80 years of age I recently began  to ask what could I do to be helpful.  Never political, I have never given much money, preached for a party, put a sign up in the yard or on my car, etc.  And the truth is I don’t have a  “following”.

But I am an American.  a father, a grandfather, friend and grateful citizen who for the first time fears for it all.  I beg you all to help vote Trump out.


“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”.

“Nero fiddles as Rome burns.”

“The Emperor wears no clothes.”

Senor, senor, let’s disconnect these cables
Overturn these tables
This place don’t make sense to me no more
Can you tell me what we’re waiting for, senor?
Bury the rag deep in your face
For now’s the time for your tears.
While one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
Bent out of shape from society’s pliers
Cares not to come up any higher
But rather get you down in the hole that he’s in.