Capitalism Kills by William T. Hathaway

Ducks and Chickens Living Together!

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
June 29, 2015

“The world can only be changed by people who don’t like it,” wrote Bertolt Brecht in explaining why radicals have a negative attitude about the society we live in. We don’t like the way things are. Sometimes our dislike can even become loathing.

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Jump Out of the Pot! Capitalism Can’t Be Fixed From the Inside by William T. Hathaway

Boiling Frog

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by William T. Hathaway
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
April 9, 2015

“I’m getting hot,” croaked the frog as he floated in a pot of water from which steam was beginning to rise.

“Me too,” croaked the other frog as she paddled listlessly. “This water used to be warm. Now it’s too hot.”

“Oh well…nothing we can do about it. Maybe it’ll get better.”

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Overheard: Two American Wizards at a Wizard’s Conference by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
September 18, 2011

war, what is it good for?

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Before we begin, who just are these wizards?  Well, they are the very wealthy and secretive individuals and families that have controlled the economies, politics, religions and way of life for most of the countries in the world. This has been the status quo for perhaps centuries, not just decades or a few generations. The food we eat, jobs we have, media we read, watch and listen to, almost everything that we come into contact with, has part or all of it affected by these wizards. Continue reading

Solving the Poor By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
September 13, 2011

Relict

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1.

He hoisted her a little higher on his back. …

If only Mother had followed Sister’s counsel about the pumice stone—or had allowed Sister to use the stone on her (and to trim her long toenails, as well!)—her calloused heels would not be chafing his ribs and hips through the thin fabric of his summer yukata.

But, she had always been a stubborn, proud woman; and in her youth she had been considered a bijin—a beauty—who had held her head high among the courtesans—the first wife of the Lord’s First Minister, with her own retinue of servants in the apartments near the Daimyo’s own.

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Travels of a New Gulliver: Chapter 2 by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 5, 2011

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Chapter II

In which the Author and his young companion Ned arrive in the village of Trickle Downs and there find that anything is possible, words are never pawns, personal choice matters most, exclamations of “Whatever” replace jumping back, and there are no speed limits.

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If Only They Had Tweeted Then! By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri (with special thanks to A. Weiner!)
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 13, 2011

"Adam & Eve"

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1. The Garden of Eden

Yo! A-man! Evie? Where U at?—G-D
Behind the bushes, Big Guy!—E.
What the? U hiding?—G-D
We’re naked, Lord!—A.
Whoa! Who tole u u were naked?—G-D
Duh! I thought u knew everything?—E.
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Exclusive: Jerry Falwell at the gates of Hell by Rocket Kirchner

Rocket Kirchner

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by Rocket Kirchner
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
January 16, 2011

STD: Welcome Dr. Falwell.

Falwell: Wait just a minute  Sir, I shouldn’t be here.

STD: You think?

Falwell: I know! I was promised a mansion in Heaven.

STD: Oh well, I guess you never read that verse, “pride comes before a Falwell”.

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B-58’s Are Why I Didn’t Get Laid by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 29, 2010

B-58 Hustler in flight

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Ran into my friend Robert the other day at the gym.  He and I have been going to this gym or some other most all of our adult lives.  Probably for about the usual reasons–we are both physical, physically active people stuck in desk jobs, neither of us wants to get fat like a third or better of everyone has nowadays, male vanity some no doubt too, and at least for me, Robert in his single days too, it isn’t a bad place to meet women.  Over the last couple of years we’ve gone from conversations at the gym to friendship.  We both read books, damnere a rarity these days, follow current events, both of us are keen on airplanes and aviation–Robert has his pilots license and I never got mine, I went to college instead, and after an epic struggle with indifference and boredom I finally got my problematical liberal arts degree from the big state U downtown–Robert got fed up earlier and harder than I did with the educational process (a cousin to the digestive process, you know) and never got his, which hasn’t stopped him any.  Continue reading

A Smeller for the Empire: Gimbling in the Wabe By Gary Corseri

A Border Collie resting during a game of fetch.

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By Gary Corseri
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
– August 27, 2010
September 4, 2010

“’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe….”
–Lewis Carroll

“Enough for everyone; too much for none.”
–Woof

Riff One

My house is foreclosed on, my job is outsourced, and my wife runs away with a banker.  So…,I figure there’s nothing left to do but pack up the old mini-van, head on down to New Orleans and start a new life as a singer of blues.  My border collie, Woof, rides shotgun, his handsome muzzle sticking part way out the window.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 6th Installment: Chapter Five 2003: Anderson v. Board of Education

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash,com
July 1, 2010

This is the sixth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010.  It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. It was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY. The copyright is held by the Press.  Herein you will find Chapter 5.

Note that in it, a firmly right-wing court decides that the Executive and Legislative branches, with their control firmly in the hands of the successor to the old Republican Party with no indication that that state of affairs will ever change, decides to remove themselves from any review of the actions of the other two branches.

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An Exclusive (Somewhat Apocryphal) Interview With Stephen Hawking On The BP Gulf Oil Spill Event – Horizon By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 15, 2010

All this nambypambyism about the Gulf Oil Spill has got me down, so I figured I’d go to the smartest guy on the planet to get his what’s what.

I met Stephen Hawking at his perch at the Mt. Palomar observatory.  It took me a few moments to get used to his computer-generated voice, but once I did, it was the only voice I could imagine being attached to that kind of cerebrum.

“I like to look at the stars,” he told me.  “It puts our little mortal lives into high relief.”

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“Anyone Who Had A Heart” by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
June 15, 2010

(apologies to Burt Bacharach and Hal David)

Anyone who ever worked could look at us
And know that we need jobs.
Anyone who ever dreamed could look at us
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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 5th Installment: Chapter Four 2002: The Preserve America Amend­ment (30th)

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on TPJmagazine
June 6, 2010

This is the fifth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010. It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. It was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY. The copyright is held by the Press. Herein you will find Chapter 4.

Chapter Four 2002: The Preserve America Amend­ment (30th)

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George W. Bush Bankrupts His Home in Dallas by Sean Fenley (Satire)

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by Sean Fenley
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Anything and Everything
May 12, 2010

Reports are cascading in today, via the newswires, that George W. Bush has reputedly continued unabated in his perpetual free fall upward. A multitude of news outlets have apparently reported that Bush’s wife Laura, told a local news publication, that he had now bankrupted their palatial estate. Fresh off bankrupting the most powerful nation on the planet, George W. Bush has plummeted and plundered the resources of his eminently cosy Northern Texas home. What can one say, except that the man is less than a virtuoso with general competency, and in particular budgetary acumen and sophistication!

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Devil’s Master Plan Triumphant: Disorder, Delusion, Distrust and Paranoia Abound

Passed on by Robert S. Becker
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
rbecker@cal.net
May 3, 2010

Note: Who knew “d-mail” existed (“d” for demonic?), let alone actual demons wreaking havoc upon our species (like we need help).  Surfacing by chance in my e-mail, one Uncle Screwtape, with nothing less than gleeful abandon, discloses how Devilish chicanery favoring chaos and against authority is coming to fruition.  Apparently, there’s no point just blaming liberal elitists or Tea Party sputtering, not Goldman Sachs, manipulation by rightwing billionaires, not even residual Bush-Cheney machinations. There are foreigners among us without birth certificates.

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