Friday, June 10, 2016

I Am The Greatest

by Dick Mac

"I Am The Greatest,"
     Cassius Clay, 1964

"I'm so mean I make medicine sick,"
     Muhammad Ali, RIP (1942 - 2016)

Thursday, June 09, 2016

An Apple A Day

by Dick Mac

See my article on Page 10 in the current issue of The Word on The Streets:

An Apple A Day

Stand By Me

by Dick Mac

No I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me.

     Stand By Me, Cassius Clay (1964)

"I'm so mean I make medicine sick,"
     Muhammad Ali, RIP (1942 - 2016)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Float like a butterfly . . .

by Dick Mac

He floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee,
Muhammad Ali, the Black Superman!

     "Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)", by Johnny Wakelin (1975)

"I'm so mean I make medicine sick,"
     Muhammad Ali, RIP (1942 - 2016)

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The Boxer

by Dick Mac

In the clearing stands a boxer,
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
And cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains.

The Boxer,
     Simon & Garfunkel, 1969

"I'm so mean I make medicine sick!"
     Muhammad Ali, RIP (1942 - 2016)

Monday, June 06, 2016

And there's a shop on the corner . . .

by Dick Mac

 . . . that's selling papier maiche, making bulletproof faces of Charlie Manson and Cassius Clay . . .

     "Sweet Thing," David Bowie, 1974

David Bowie (1947 - 2016)
Muhammad Ali (1942 - 2016)

Sunday, June 05, 2016

A Poem on the Annihilation of Ernie Terrell

by Dick Mac

Marianne Moore and Muhammad Ali
Toot Shor's restaurant 1966

A Poem on the Annihilation of Ernie Terrell
     by Marianne Moore and Muhammad Ali, 1966

After we defeat Ernie Terrell
He will get nothing, nothing but hell,
Terrell was big and ugly and tall
But when he fights me he is sure to fall.
If he criticize this poem by me and Miss Moore
To prove he is not the champ she will stop him in four,
He is claiming to be the real heavyweight champ
But when the fight starts he will look like a tramp
He has been talking too much about me and making me sore
After I am through with him he will not be able to challenge Mrs. Moore.

May they both rest in peace.

Muhammad Ali (1942 - 2016)
Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Friday, June 03, 2016

No Anal Rape for Rapist, Just a Slap on the Wrist

Brock Allen Turner - RAPIST
by Dick Mac

It's important that everybody knows that Brock Allen Turner is a rapist.

He is a rapist who has been given a slap on the wrist for what he did.

He is a rapist not being punished severely for the severity of his crime(s).

A poor white person, or any person of color who commits far less serious crimes is sentenced to years of imprisonment that includes anal rape.

Yes:  everyone who goes to prison is likely sentenced to an extended period of anal rape.

So, young men who cross the border peacefully but illegally are sentenced to some extended time of anal rape.  Young men who are sentenced for possession of drugs are sentenced to some extended time of anal rape.  Young men who are sentenced for disorderly conduct or are unable to make bail are sentenced to, or subjected to, an extended period of anal rape.

Anal rape is the actual punishment meted out to a young man sentenced to state prison in America.  Sometimes county prison, too, but county prisons tend to be less violent and better policed.

But this guy, who is an actual rapist, is not being sentenced to any period of anal rape.  He is being slapped on the wrist.

Why no anal rape for this rapist?

The verdicts?

GUILTY of "Assault with the intent to commit rape."
GUILTY of "Sexual penetration of an intoxicated person."
GUILTY of "Sexual penetration of an unconscious person."

But, this rapist is a privileged white guy, so no anal rape sentence for him.

Remember his name and his face and spread it around the world, all around the world.

WHIO - Brock Turner, of Oakwood, convicted of sexual assault

Ex-Stanford swimmer gets six months in jail and probation for sexual assault

KRON - Former Stanford swimming star gets 6 months in jail for sexual assault at frat party

Ex-Stanford swimmer to serve 6 months in unconscious woman’s rape