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The underground writer

is one mean fighter
in his hand he has a gun
more powerful than the Earth
and Sun

just don't run out of ink.

California water crisis and some thoughts

In light of the water crisis in California and the restrictions imposed on citizens, I have to tell my wonderful fellow DUers that having a nice lawn made of various grasses that is so beautiful and lush that we can lie down on during a summer afternoon is unsustainable.

I work in the landscape and hardscape industry, which is exploding up here in Idaho, a semi-arid climate, in this location. How long will it be before this arid part of Idaho is in the same shape as California? I work big jobs for former California expatriots who have given up California and have come here because of the love of big lawns, big grass, available water, (for now) and cheap land. This might be a tipping point, where the wealthy goes where the water is.

The Dragon

Too quiet is the man
with something to hide
on a cold northern highway
thumbing a ride

Journey, today
for his haven and hearth
grief on his face
sorrow in his heart

Into this frozen Earth
his destiny is sown
beneath concrete roofs
and walls of stone

asphalt floors, his feet convey
the luxury of his winter chalet
along this vast
Appian way

20 below, trying to get warm
cars slide by
a Christmastime storm
some flipped him the bird
others honked their horns
passing him by
glaring their scorn

the travelers had lost their fresh faces
there was too much violence
in too many places

4000 miles
very little sleep
when he comes to the crest
he cannot help but weep

His hometown has been damned
the mountainsides logged
the pinnacles rammed
the erosion, the machines
the scars remain
barren and abandoned
they pray for the rain
into the teeth of the Dragon
his future is crammed

The Dragon puffs smoke
the particles flying
offensive odors
there's no denying

A gushing flow of honey
from paycheck to paycheck
the sweet smell of money
to others
the rotten stench of the dying

The Dragon, the trucks, the men
sporting green
ecology colors
deceptively mean

The poison act quickly
that of an asp
Dragon fangs embedded
he's caught in the grasp

Which washes his superior feeling
he's just like those others
who've been sent reeling
for freedom they long
for air
they gasp


Pounding wind and rain
Sweeping the open field
Thunder and lightning strike
Unto this power, I yield

The masses of humanity
Cruelly pound the Earth
Tiny specks of vanity
Shine of my true worth

What is the pecking order?
How am I to know?
Being neither first or last
A drop in an endless flow

Science me DU

Global warming has never been an issue for me mainly because I spent a large amount of my life homeless and cold. I dropped out of middle school in the early 70s and global warming was never mentioned.

Is it real and if it is, what are the consequences?

Russell Wilson. Cusp of greatness. Part deax.

If the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl then Russell Wilson will become the first Quarterback in National Football League history to win the Super Bowl two out of the first three years in the league.

I would argue he was the best QB in the NFL in his rookie year, where, if Pete Carroll hadn't tried to freeze the Atlanta kicker with a surprise timeout. It should be 3 in a row for Wilson.

MSG and Hubris added.

Wilson on the cusp of greatness?

If Wilson and the Seahawks can win the next two games I believe this will rocket Russell Wilson into a first ballot selection for the Hall of Fame and some of his fellow players will accompany him.

The Seattle defense has to scrimmage against Wilson. They know who the best QB in the NFL is. Slow and injured Rodgers and old man Brady are no match for the speed of Seattle's defense.

I've been a Seahawk fan since the expansion in 1976 and this is an exciting time. We have here maybe the best football team that ever lived.

Should I join the Dark Empire?

As I get ready for another graveyard shift as a cashier I find myself facing a very tough decision. I was offered a job in Alaska for a major oil company. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why they would want me. I am basically an unskilled, damaged, 51 year old financial loser. The job is pretty much cleanup crew and maintenance, which is about all I'm qualified for. The schedule is 16 hour days, 3 weeks on, 2 weeks off. 10k per month!

I've never flown in an airplane in my life, yet this job would require me to fly 4 times a month. The corporation does not allow any workers to hang out at the compound during the 2 week off period.

Weighing the pros and cons of such a move hasn't been easy for me. My cashier job is really starting to suck, mainly because they hired me for drunken troll control as the store is situated right next to a nightclub. So when they come in drooling nacho cheese sauce and slushy juice all over and puke on the floor, I know where I stand in the world. Excuse me while I get the mop bucket again.

My other part time job is depressing, but interesting, where I cut and sandblast headstones then install them in graveyards. So when I get off work from the cashier job I will come home, change clothes, and go on headstone deliveries. I've been poor my whole life. Should I take this job in Alaska? Would I be sacrificing my principles to do so? I would greatly appreciate any comments or criticisms.

Why would we see these guys in NY?

The Sunday morning news show were chock-o-block full of Neo-Cons claiming that if we didn't go back to war in Iraq, right away, that, eventually, we would see these ISIS characters in NY.

Wait a minute! Did I hear that right? It almost sounds like a threat when they say that. Are Neo-Cons going to release ISIS on the streets of NY, like alligators in the sewers, if they don't get their way again?

Or would they rather just let this insinuation hang in the air like a lingering fart, an insult to everyone who lost people on 9/11 and every other citizen of NY?

I could be missing something here like the fact that the Tsarnaev brothers could never have came to America without an upper echelon CIA agent signing for them at the Immigration and Naturalization office.

Are we being threatened here? Is this an admission by Neo-Cons that despite the last 14 years of war, we do not have firm control of keeping terrorists out of our country?
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