Friday, December 6, 2013

Curds


Curds





When you strain milky truth
through the cheesecloth of fear,
 the whole churn clogs with
the curds of your distempered freakout.

Candor claws the clowns; she
drags the rags off the social mediums
selling  their crystal-bald confusion,
but the cowardly ant-lions

continue
fooling on the Hill.
lying their meat-eater's way
through the last Missed America.




~December 2013







55 Fiddles While Rome Burns for        the g-man






Process Notes: The current U.S. Congress, the 113th , which has the lowest approval rating since such things have been measured ( < 9%) is also set to go down in history as the LEAST productive ever in our 200-some year history. Way to go, guys! On the other hand, maybe the less they do, the safer we are....












Image: Capitol, by Paolo ordeveza, on flick'r
Shared under a Creative Commons license.
I have manipulated this picture. See original here

19 comments:

  1. I love it when you play politics. Excellent opening stanza. Maybe they all need distemper shots.

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  2. the last missed american...isnt turds spelled with a T...hehe...
    its a broken system sustained my neutered men...

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  3. No mincing words here! Great write.

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  4. Throw the bathwater out - there's no "baby" there anymore. I fear we must start over - both parties need to go IMO.

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    1. I agree--I wish we had a multi-party system like many other democracies, where people *have* to compromise and form coalitions. That way ordinary people with different points of view all get some level of representation, and it's not this polarized winner-take-all mentality.

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  5. Oh, this is powerful, hedgewitch. The last line is like a punch to the gut. It's true, though, that the truth is so watered down, so ignored....it's downright scary.

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  6. I KNEW IT!!
    I always thought that Congress that was rather ...Cheesy!
    Only you put it much more symbolically Dearest Hedge
    Loved your Velveeta 55
    Thanks for playing and sharing your great wit Joy.
    You Rock My World!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  7. Disregard that extra that...:P:P

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    1. Consider your 'that' ejected, and your Velveeta melted with salsa and chips. Thanks for hosting the funfest, G.

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  8. alternative voting systems, of course, susceptible to manipulation. Entropy suggests we're headed back to autocracy, be it some form of plutocracy, oligarchy, monarchical return, albeit under the guise of 'elections'. Which I tend to view as derelictions, but whatever. As in, we derelict our leaders, so our leaders are derelicts.

    /rant off ~

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    1. Rant appreciated. I don't think any sane person can NOT rant, at this stage. Great link-- will read it when I am not operating in the equivalent of a cave lit by a twist of rope in a saucer of fat. ;_)

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  9. I love "distempered freak out". So accurate.

    - Alice

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  10. If they were any more productive . . . well, I can't even force myself to ponder it!

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  11. Curds...perfect image. My blood curdles just contemplating the heights f incompetence.

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  12. I think that the tea party and ilk have been quite victorious in that they have succeeded at making us feel as if all politicians are bad and government is bad. It's like going into a nest and crapping in it and then saying oh, what a crappy nest. I'm not saying government is perfect,and politicians great--I grew up in DC! Only that I'm not convinced I want the unregulated rich to be kings--did you see one Republican said that he thought the minimum wage should be abolished--that it was no longer needed? I do not think one can rely on the kindness of big business, is what I guess I'm trying to say. Agh. your poem is, as always, clever, mordant and fully of great wordplay--I especially like the focus on candor. k.

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    1. Oh I agree, k--I do think a two party only system is very polarizing, but the blame for bringing government to gridlock in this 113th edition, and the lack of compromise or even rational debate really does lay imo with the tea party purists, who after all, believe there is no virtue in government at all, or in anything but unregulated capitalism, protection of the so-called 'makers'(privileged classes) and their own exclusionary version of the Bible.The dems to me are far more reasonable,and obviously have more sanity atm, and their cause d'etre is the maintenance and protection of the social safety net that people with real courage and vision put in place, but the corruption and influence peddling and structural weakness is system wide. I'd love to glorify the dems (as distinct from the progressive left, which they really marginalize) but *I* grew up in Mayo Daley's Chicago. ;_) And I'm going blind, so will shut up now, except to say, so glad to see you stop by--have been thinking about you this week.

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    2. Ha! I just came back here. I am laughing at Daley! I keep thinking of his finger gestures! Not a pacifist! And plenty corrupt for several parties at once. And yes they are all to some degree. Agh. k.

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  13. Yes, but at least the U.N. hasn't come around to take away our guns and murder grammaw!

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