Wednesday, December 17, 2014


"If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them. And we are not prepared to lay down the rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us. We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow."

~ Justice Robert H. Jackson, Chief Counsel for the Prosecution of War Crimes at the Nuremberg Tribunal

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


O ME! O life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring — What good amid these, O me, O life?


That you are here — that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

"O Me! O Life!"

Source: Leaves of Grass (1892)

Monday, December 1, 2014

The meek shall inherit nothing

...Work the wall
Work the floor
Work the pipe
In serious pain...

Some take the bible for what it's worth
When it says that the meek shall inherit the Earth
Well, I heard that some sheik has bought New Jersey last week
'N you suckers ain't gettin' nothin'

Is Hare Rama really wrong
If you wander around with a napkin on
With a bell on a stick an' your hair is all gone
The geek shall inherit nothin'

You say yer life's a bum deal
'N yer up against the wall
Well, people, you ain't even got no kinda
Deal at all
Cause what they do
In Washington

They just takes care
Of Number One
An' Number One ain't you
You ain't even Number Two

Those Jesus Freaks, well, they're friendly but
The shit they believe has got their minds all shut
An' they don't even care when the church takes a cut
Ain't it bleak when you got so much nothin'

So whaddya do? Hey!
Eat that pork, eat that ham
Laugh till ya choke on Billy Graham
Moses, Aaron 'n Abraham:
They're all a waste of time
'N it's your ass that's on the line
It's your ass that's on the line

Do what you wanna, do what you will
Just don't mess up your neighbor's thrill
'N when you pay the bill, kindly leave a little tip
And help the next poor sucker on his one way trip.

Some take the bible...

Aw gimme a half a dozen for the hotel room!

"The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing" by Frank Zappa, You Are What You Is