I have been strangely quiet
for want of anything to say
because everything’s been said
and I hit the button and replay.
Football season is over.
The Super Bowl is in the past.
We say we hate capitalism
but that hate don’t ever last.
We say we love this planet.
It is our home, for better or for worse.
And yet we fuck it up relentlessly
until they put us in a hearse.
Oh what hypocrites we are
when we scream our hatred for war.
And yet, we groom the next generation
to heed the call for more!
We say we hate our politicians.
We despise them one and all.
They don’t represent our interests.
And yet, we vote for them each fall.
We point fingers at another
and we claim that they are wrong
when in fact, we’re all depraved,
it’s why we cannot get along.
Oh yes I have been extremely quiet,
just watching shit hit the fan.
What need have I to point out
that the foulest seed is man?
There is endless war in Syria
and Libya is filled with rebels.
All of this chaos was put into play
by American and NATO devils.
Poor Iraq, we hear nothing about
as if those folks are doing fine.
I doubt if they’re eating caviar
or drinking expensive wine.
But here in the land of the ‘exceptional’
the entertainment never ends.
We just gorged on wings and pizza
with our loud and drunken friends.
The stakes are high in this gambler’s den
of vice and greed and corruption.
And when Wall Street flounders again,
they’ll blame the poor for their destruction.
The bailouts will commence
and the players will play on.
While the huddled masses yearn
for jobs already gone.
At the risk of repeating myself, I repeat myself.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2016 Shelby I. Courtland
A crowd of Carrier manufacturing workers erupted into anger Wednesday as they learned their plant was being relocated to Monterrey, Mexico.
Carrier, an Indianapolis-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning company owned by United Technologies, announced in a statement on Wednesday that the plant would undergo a three-year transition to Mexico starting in 2017.
Carrier is one of two United Technologies plants to announce a move to Mexico — the corporation announced on the same day it would also be moving a plant in Huntington, Indiana. The closing will eliminate about 700 jobs from the city in northeastern Indiana.
And now with the signing of the TPPA, is this situation going to get any better? But they tell us that the unemployment figures are so low as to be negligible. The lies just keep coming. Who in hell believes that the REAL unemployment rate is 4.9%? Seriously? Sears and Kmart stores are closing, left and right. The only stores that are doing a booming business are Dollar Tree, Dig-A-Dollar, Collar-A-Dollar and Holla-For-A-Dolla! This past holiday sales figures were dismal and that is an understatement. Target just closed up shop in Canada. Wal-Mart just announced the closure of all Express Wal-Mart stores. JC Penny is gasping to stay alive and even Macy’s is choking and the unemployment rate is 4.9%?!!! Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit!