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Captain, Oh Captain (What’s Happened to the American Republic?)

Posted in Art, Photos, politics with tags , , , , on March 11, 2010 by trapperKeeper

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up–for you the flag is flung for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, the first American president to embrace tyrannical rule, forever altering the balance between the three branches of government.

And to the corporate thieves who’ve taken more than their share while subverting the already perilous process of governing…Fuck Y’all, Drop Dead.

Super Douches

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on March 1, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Many banks are worse than loan sharks.  Yes, that’s right, the Mafia treated debtors better than government bailed out banks.  Chase isn’t the only shitty, criminal corporation.  Bank of America is another super douche bank, I just haven’t taken a picture of one of their buildings soon.  For some enlightenment on the issue, check out this Daily Show clip.  Wyatt Cenac’s interview with a former Bank of America worker and with a Mafia loan shark start at the five minute mark.  These banks took our bailout money and then used some of it to lobby against consumer protection.  We need to stop giving shitty corporations.  For example, I need to stop using Comcast, though they do deliver way better internet speeds for about the same price as than the competition in Seattle.  Not everything can be accomplished at once, but take your money and give it to local and responsible corporations.

Lastly, Counterbalance Park, which is just down the hill from my street, was hit by a horrible tagger a few weeks back.  Here is the aesthetic nightmare.

I’m not sure what they were going for or how they got up so high, but that is beside the point.  I love graffiti, well-done graffiti, but I generally hate tags, which are usually half-assed, or less, and ugly.  That said, if you’re going to put up shitty tags, don’t do it at public parks.  One, you ruined a nice, concrete jungle park.  During the day, your wretched attempt stands out noticeably on the gray wall.  At night, your tag takes away from the colorful beauty of the L.E.D. lit walls against the sparse, bare trees.  Two, you cost the taxpayers money because the city had to send a crew out to repair your damage.  Yesterday, I noticed a dormant lift and looked up to discover the red scrawling gone.

If you’re going to put up ugly tags, do it on banks, federal government buildings, other outdoor corporate advertising, and the buildings of shitty corporations, such as Wal-Mart.  Don’t trash your city, trash their eyesores instead.

Expect more posts this week, things have slowed down enough finally and I have a backlog of photos to upload with more to edit.