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June 25, 2018

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

On this day in 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City consumed the lives of 146 garment workers; 123 women and 23 men. The victims perished from from the fire itself, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths, as they were routinely penned up and locked in to bolster productivity

What’s In A Name?

The Non-Subliminal Criminal High Priest of Hypocrisy The Diplomat of Draft Dodgery The Great Example of Paying Test-Takers The Loudmouth of Wealthy Fakery The Main Proof of Miseducation The Nanocrat of Non-Payment Potentate of Pornography Sultan of Slut Patronage The Grand Poobah of Poopoo The Big Wheel of Blather The Salesman of Bull-puckey High Lama

My Country

My country does not believe in equality. It buys excuses for elitism and misogyny. It covers up its greed and its brutality And makes up ugly labels for decency. My country sings its songs about freedom But often denies it to those who need some. It celebrates our heritage with beer and rum And marches

War Chant

Korea Vietnam Grenada Iraq So many lost lives We can never take back; So many bullshit wars We all have lost track. Panama Serbia Syria Iraq What were we really doing there? When did they attack us? Where? When did they threaten my liberty To buy an extra big SUV? When did they land here

Do Angels Cry?

When children go hungry; And even water is scarce, When they have no shoes And no country leader cares. When school is too expensive And illness goes unchecked, Whose cause advances As the economy is wrecked? Greed is often the reason If you ask yourself why. Neglect and starvation Makes the angels cry. When parents

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