Craps Last Crap or How We Crapped Out By William Bowles

MURDER CAPITALISM

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Investigating Imperialism
London, England
October 21, 2018

With crappy apologies to Samuel Beckett

It was just a question of time before the crap spilled over the edge.

But that wasn’t the beginning of all this crap. Back then, way back, crap was valuable.

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Chris Hedges and Mr. Fish: Art As A Language and A Form of Truth-Telling

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Mar 15, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges sits down with political cartoonist Dwayne “Mr. Fish” Booth to discuss the use of art as a language to tell truth in an age of corporate domination of information. With his cartoons, Mr. Fish confronts systems of power, exposing their brutality and folly in a way that words cannot.

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Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden are Food Terrorists! by President Dr. Robert Jones MD PhD DDS ODD

Satire Alert!

by President Dr. Robert Jones MD PhD DDS ODD (J. M. Porup)
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.JMPorup.com
November 33, 2013

USofAir_coverAs a multiple-Nobel-Prize-winning scientist and author, I have watched the attacks on the NSA with growing dismay. How dare these food-eating scum slander the National Sewer Agency like this?

Ever since we passed the glorious Amendment banning the cultivation, distribution, sale and possession of addictive caloric substances–”food” in ghetto street lingo–the National Sewer Agency has been working overtime to root out food terrorists cells wherever they are hiding in this great nation of ours. Continue reading

Resurrecting Gulliver by Joseph Natoli

Travels of a New Gulliverby Joseph Natoli
Writer, Dandelion Salad
July 8, 2013

Why I Created a Millennial Lemuel Gulliver and Wrote Travels of a New Gulliver

“Investments in zero-carbon energy are relatively inexpensive and good for the economy . . . But it’s tough –pointless? — to make these arguments to the energy companies and their Congressional lackeys, who will fight as they have been effectively paid to do.” — Mark Bittman, “Let’s Not Braise The Planet,” NY Times, July 2, 2013

All manner of crises, fierce arguing, unfathomable advocacies, and Yahoo level (Jonathan Swift’s “Yahooes” and not the search engine) absurdities accompanied me as I wrote Travels of a New Gulliver over the past three years.

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In a feverish state of mind, Gulliver enters a bizarre world of presidential politics by Joseph Natoli

Corporate Personhood

by Helen Cox, used with permission
© All rights reserved.

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
22 March 2012

My thoughts were feverishly gestating.

I here pen a précis of that to which I refer, attempting to bring to reasonable account what in fact was veiled by dark derangements brought on by my fever and a long fortnight in which irrationality and a nightmare circus ruled.

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CEOs Contemplate the Occupy Movement by Ralph Nader

Dandelion Salad

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 21, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Day 20

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Stetson J. Bradford III met up with his fellow CEO F. Reginald Lawless for a brow-to-brow lunch at the Penthouse Reverie Room high above Wall and Broad Streets in New York. As charter members of the 40-year Corporate Supremes Club, they had serious business to discuss before Thanksgiving weekend in 2011.

The topic numero uno was: Is the Occupy Wall Street movement and its around the country the precursor to the giant peoples upheaval that they and their brethren have feared ever since Wall Street collapsed the American economy in 2008 and sent the bill to the taxpayers?

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Never forget Iraq + Happy New Year: 2012 News Highlights (satire) by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
Jan. 3, 2012

Iraq. Began with big lies. Ending with big lies. Never forget.

“Most people don’t understand what they have been part of here,” said Command Sgt. Major Ron Kelley as he and other American troops prepared to leave Iraq in mid-December. “We have done a great thing as a nation. We freed a people and gave their country back to them.”

“It is pretty exciting,” said another young American soldier in Iraq. “We are going down in the history books, you might say.” (Washington Post, December 18, 2011)

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Occupy Wall Street: The Agent Provocateur’s Guide by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Dec. 8, 2011

Occupy America - We are the 99% bumpersticker on my car

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You’ve heard of Wikileaks? Well, this document comes from an old Richard Nixon playbook called “Trickileaks.”  I received it by a route that I cannot reveal, and indeed I cannot attest fully to its veracity.  But it sure sounds like it might be genuine, don’t you think?  On the other hand, it is awfully conversational in a way, which does make one doubt its provenance.  Maybe it’s just an agent provocateur from the Left making up something about agents provocateurs from the Right.  But be that as it may ….

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Don’t Cry For Barack Obama by Ed Ciaccio

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
September 14, 2011

(apologies to Andrew Lloyd Webber)

It was so easy
You’ll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I don’t need your love
After all that I’ve done
You won’t believe me
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Travels of a New Gulliver: Chapter 2 by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 5, 2011

Protesters at a health care reform town hall m...

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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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Travels of a New Gulliver: Chapter 1 by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
July 27, 2011

A harvest moon rising over the hills in Proven...

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Chapter I

In which the Author introduces himself and then sets out

What follows here is a very loose account of my voyages into the world of talk as found, often accidentally, often against my own will, and seldom as I hoped.

I took with me only a few presumptions, for as Lao Tzu advises, a good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

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Let Them Eat Cake! By Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
July 28, 2011

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The people of Somalia are not like us.
Their skin is black and gray and parched by sun.
They carry their babies on bony hips,
Walking for miles for a little water.
Even their babies are resigned to death,
Hollow-eyed, fly-covered, without the strength
To cry, without the will to endure.

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“Make Obama GOP nominee for president,” says Huntsman (Satire) + Sanders: It’s a piece of crap

Reposted with permission from Rabbi Arthur Waskow from the Shalom Center.

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by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Special Roving Reporter for the Dissociated Press
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
The Shalom Center
July 11, 2011

[Dissociated Press, Washington DC, September 5, 2011. The Dissociated Press seeks to report not the “actual facts” but the deeper “counter-factual” truth. Sometimes that truth is datelined from a hidden place beneath the surface of the facts, sometimes from the future  — as in the photograph of our reporter, above.  Often this kind of truth will read like satire.]

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If Only They Had Tweeted Then! By Gary Corseri

Cranach - Adam and Eve

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

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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A modest proposal for a new currency By Jerry Mazza

By Jerry Mazza
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.jerrymazza.com
crossposted at www.intrepidreport.com
June 7, 2011

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The war between fiat paper money and precious metals continues as the price of gold keeps going through the roof and the US paper debt-currency submerges.

For the uninitiated, the convenience of fiat money is that you can make it out of air with transferences of numbers from the red to the black side of the accounting page, adding usurious interest if you’re the Fed. Continue reading