Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

What I’m HEARING is

In Communication, encouragement, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 17, 2022 at 5:15 am

I tuned in to the 1/6 investigate
and found myself gripped; unable to look away.

I had to make sure my mouth was closed, so I put my hands on my face
as the committee revealed testimonies with the power to heal in a very public space.

From the Congressman who gave tours on January 5th
to the guy on the tour who was taking pics…

I just want to make sure that we heard everything correctly.
I like to clarify and identify all startling news before letting me vex me.

Are you watching the hearings? If so, how do you feel?
The information is horror worthy; our unfortunate surreal.

This is not a drill and this is not a joke
our democracy needs your attention — lest she croaks.

Democracy equals “the power of WE.” Every man ought to always vote.
This moment in time needs no reason nor rhyme, we either get-it-right or we choke.

If you haven’t been watching — our chronicle installation won’t provide you the play-by-play,
however, you’re still in luck because most periodical plugs are wielding a digital & paper slay

with direct insight regarding the 1/6 Committee Hearing’s vein.
I watched closely and my responses, mostly involve calling the Lord’s name.

I can imagine that you might be something like me
as the lies were exposed you pinched your nose and you yelled out, “OMG!”

The revelations are insane, and names are being recorded
in tomorrow’s history books of politicians who ignored it.

You know – those governing bodies who ignored what was going on…
who held out for higher positions and/or pay; either one wrong.

History will read strong, and their legacy-holders will change their names.
John Wilkes Booth had family too, but they’ve all switched lineage lanes.

You deserve better. Please do not let shame
cover you so much – that you must change your name.

Folks are throwing their legacies to the wall. Is that what I’m hearing?
Man has no power over man, so why? Only God deserves your fearing.

It is clear that the broadcasts that we are being shown
are a true reflection of our current status quo at home.

This beloved place.
The good ol’ U. S. of A.

We can do better. Our story is fluid and is not at an end,
I’m Qui
Rooting for we, as you should be, our only option is to be friends.

For your sake and my own, I remain optimistic, and forever cheering.
Wanna hold my hand and change things up? Great! Is that What I’m Hearing?

Twitter @drdougweiss

TT & R

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on July 20, 2018 at 7:49 am


You ever heard of the term, turn tail and run?
Well right about now, that sounds kind of fun.

Can anyone tell me where Mos Def went?
I’m currently considering how my savings will be spent.

It looks like I may need to consider – sooner than later,
just how I’ll survive “the swamp,” its snakes and gators.

You gotta know when to hold ’em
know when to fold ’em
know when to walk away,
know when to run…

because something on the hill is very rotten.
For by the adversary, we stand naked – to be gotten.

We must refrain from using the word “mistruth” when it’s a lie.
I don’t desire a comrade who wishes democracy to die.

God has given us the earth, our lives, love, and freedom.
Not for a select few, but for every breathing one.

Careful not to sit back and have your democracy undone
because an elite few prefer to consume the majority of the sum.

Paying more taxes will cut into your yum-yum. How are those tax cuts working out you?
You’re definitely paying and the government isn’t playing when your bill comes due.

It’s the America we love; our tax dollars always pull us through.
Nevermind the government’s dime, he can depend on me and you.

Are you voting frequently too? I really need you to be.
I can’t say enough about us needing more love and respect for democracy.

Alas, the week is coming to a close, I’ve enjoyed it; it’s really been fun.
I’m Qui
and as rough as it’s been, I’m your dependable friend, I’m not going to turn tail and run.

Democracy is a worthy sum.



In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, TV Shows on June 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

Okay, Okay – here I am again
with a quick shout out to a cultural friend —
Rodney King died last week, at the 20-year mark
of the LA Riots and his famous remark:

“Can’t we all just get along?”
The cops beat the man – but his spirit stayed strong.
His response was good; the verdict was wrong.
Too soon Mr. King has crossed over and gone home.

Then there’s insight from Bill Maher again.
I won’t transcribe it — I’ll give you the short end:

Rachel Maddow was on the panel and they were riding the ‘witch hunt’ shoulder
of the Republicans on The Fast & Furious case & going after AG Eric Holder.

What do you think about it? I’m really not that deep in a twist
about how the government screws-up-stuff and the casualty of bad gigs.

I hate that lives have been lost, over guns we sold “to track”.
I hate that AG Holder is on the line – but someone’s got to answer to that.

Jerry Sandusky’s trial made topic. In fact the verdict was coming in as Bill’s show started.
Mr. Sandusky [looking baffled and husky] – found guilt on 45 of 48 of the charges.

No one deserves to be violated. but Mr. S. just didn’t seem to get it.
That’s why when it came to him taking the stand, his defense said, “Forget it.”

Romney came up in the news again (campaigning against Obama).
Bill was dead on with the Hologram song – the Republicans are praying for drama.

Here’s a new Mitt Romney ad – going after the elderly vote.
You know I’m into theatrics so… I i-phoned the video:

“Wouldn’t it be nice if America had a leader that believed and cared about things that are important to you. Who asks the same questions you do? Questions like, “Is that the phone ringing? Or is that just the phone ringing on T.V.? And I have a coupon – Have you seen where I put it? What’s happened to the America that you knew? The music is too loud; the pants are too low; the guy who wipes your ass is Hatian. Mitt Romney is okay with the VCR. He doesn’t understand why they had to go and make everything on DVD.

Mitt Romeny has a better way. I say MITT ROMNEY HAS A BETTER WAY.

He knows where your kids hid your car keys and he’ll tell you where they are.
So put *VOTE FOR ROMNEY* on your bucket list today.”

Bill is hilarious and the commercial is a joke.
Bill is more interested in legalizing smokes.
Bill is so liberal, so brilliant, so cool.
That’s why he headlining my News Peruse.

Other historical news this weekend, is that EGYPT had an election
and voted in democracy to strengthen their world connections.

Life is not without hardship – many trials rue the day.
I’m just glad the peoples vote rules Egypt’s land today.

Arizona made the news, SB1070 went to the Supreme Court
and they kicked down, ‘they won’t be giving a pound to legalizing a racist sport’.

With 3 of the 4 provision having not made the bill –
Arizona stills claims a win. But the win is 3/4’s ill.

I’m living in the Zone, but not agreeing with the politics.
I sure hope this SB1070 is a plight that never sticks.

And so today the PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION is only 129 days away.
Our countrys future is on the line and the rules to play are PAY.

Don’t get caught up in the commercials – remember who really cares,
I’m Qui
Perusing the News
with you because… it’s always there.