Fortunes 1-25-2015

A collection of alternative fortune cookie messages in verse

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Sarah van Gelder: I Was Wrong About the Rural–Urban Divide

https://wp.me/p4xqzG-7IJ Wisconsin dairy farmers reminded me not to allow Fox News and the NRA to define groups of people. I thought I knew something about Wisconsin politics. I assumed the state was neatly divided between blue cities, like Madison and Milwaukee, and solidly red rural areas that twice elected Governor Scott Walker, one of the […]

Objections to Poetry’s ‘Gatekeepers’ (the Atlantic)

Poetry Isn’t as Useless as a Lot of Folks Say It Is …. “That’s because folks like Alexander have worked to create a myth of an essential poetry, poetry that is important because of what it is, rather than because of what it says. It’s long past time, therefore, that we stopped asking “What Use Is […]

Bottles up & open

Step left or right Let no one see you stumble Instagram perfect life Triazolam & dextro amphetamine & zolpidem & fluoxetine & nicotine & diacetylmorphine & caffeine & ibuprofen & THC Band gap sudden springboard ‘allo old boy what’chu need? Mostly postage, peace, & quiet Stretch symbols to break & hybridize Stop to flourish, 4 […]

PoeticPostcards: #48-53 – Series B

Another round up, also to 20003 area. They may’ve arrived by now? The draft said it was 3 days old, and obviously I must type before I send them off… PoeticPostcards “Knowing not what to say, she babbled: “How can it not be so when it was ever thus? Who makes the mix tapes?” 300 DPI […]

Poor people pay for parking even when they can’t afford a car

“One analysis in Seattle found that required parking drive up [apt] rents by avg $250 a month” “A single [above ground] parking space costs more than twice the median net worth of black and Hispanic households” (via Hacker News app) : Washington Post Poor people pay for parking even when they can’t afford a car […]

What is to be done? A message for the left – writeforthemasses

What is to be done? A message for the left “The first thing to do is to organize. The left has been in pieces for decades and this is the best chance to finally unify.” “But the important thing now is to change the future, the future that we believe we deserve we can have […]

DNC vileness (DNC dirty tricks 2)

[[ WARNING!!! : unvarnished feelings ahead!!! Unsuitable for those under 11 years of age!!! ]] I have been negative on Hillary for a long time. But not in the extreme. I suppose I was neutral (or even positive?) when she was Secretary of state and senator. Before she declared her intention to carry forth neocon […]