Monthly Archives: January 2015

whiteout or inside the storm

every snow crystal
refracts any light anew
love made manifest

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

word association

on rimed snow   dry leaves
scuttle like grim ghosts of crabs
thus comes war to mind

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

incentive

snow pummels my face
driven by the wind   I muse:
at home she’s waiting

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

thought during snowstorm

like a forest path
our love’s led us to this place
the realm of wonder

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

Republicans’ (and too many Democrats’) modus operandi – or is it a case of “mors tua, vita mea”?

There’s nothing new in Boehner’s inviting Bibi
so as to undermine talks with Iran,
except for the brazen openness of the ploy.
Just go back to Fall 1968 and Nixon’s spoiling
LBJ’s Paris talks with North Vietnam – the war
went on almost seven years more.  Or
recall Fall 1980 and Reagan’s sabotaging
Carter’s efforts to have the Iranian mullahs release
the U. S. embassy hostages – perhaps
it’s in their blood or rises from the prospect
of their sponsors getting even more money
in the form of more or larger contracts.
Let’s hope that this time our people learn
how dishonorable, even verging on treason,
such deceit really is.  See the links below
for more info on the Nixon and Reagan plots
and their cover-up and consequences.

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http://www.truth-out.org/progressive-picks/item/13994-how-richard-nixon-sabotaged-1968-vietnam-peace-talks-to-get-elected-president

http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/debunking-the-debunkers-of-october-surprise/

Note: Like a bad penny, Steven Emerson who co-authored one of the October Surprise debunking stories in the 1990’s has returned again to warn us about “no-go zones” in Paris and other European cities – fear-mongering which was later debunked by multiple fact-checkers.  And yet he is an “expert on terrorism”!

© Gregory V Driscoll 2015

senryu – in re: invincible ignorance, fear-mongering, Fox News and Mr. Jindal

for Fox News and all
its fervid followers truth
is a “no-go zone”

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In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo atrocity,  Fox News was spinning one of their many webs of lies, deceit, misinformation and fear-mongering, this time in regard to what they call “no-go zones” in Paris and other cities in Europe.  In French these ZUS (Zones urbaines sensibles) designate areas in Paris and throughout the nation marked by the government for economic development, and are not “no-go zones”, that is, they are not zones where entry by French police and non-Muslims is forbidden or frowned upon by local “sharia-directed”  “authorities” or agents according to the rubbish disseminated by Fox News.

See below for a spot-on answer to such nonsense spewed forth by Murdoch’s overpaid and very un-journalistic “entertainers” like Sean Hannity, Jeannine Pirro,  and Elizabeth Hasselbeck…apparently echoed now – even despite the Fox News reports of “no-go zones” being debunked – by former Louisiana Governor Jindal who has his eye on running as the GOP presidential candidate in 2016…  Good luck with that, Bobby!

http://parisbymouth.com/paris-to-fox-news-eat-me/

I’ve eaten in a number of the restaurants in the 10th Arrondissement ZUS & nearby Zones listed in the ‘Paris by Mouth’ article; I wasn’t wearing a keffiyah or a fez nor was I wearing a burnoose or djellaba…

© Gregory V Driscoll 2015

time for a miracle

rain and sleet and snow
have fallen on my bald crown
but still nothing grows

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015