Monthly Archives: June 2007

7.14.07 headlines: Bush Says Please With 4.4 Billion For Minute Men Green Line Guantanamo Border Security Sugar On Top And: “Senate Leaders Agree To Revive Immigration Bill.” (Today’s Story, A Meditation On Immigration)

Dear Readers,

Another deep and yet not deep enough day in the news. Keep reading for today’s Hip Hop based commentary on the New York Times headlines by Political Poet Naxal. That’s me. I flips the news like you never seen. Almost on the Daily. Enjoy.

June 14, 2007

WrItInG mEdItAtIoN

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rage in all the ways it pays to be rage durga rage
you be breathing out pages and breathing in strength
meditation, who are you?
to me you are the gentle and genuine burn of muscle vs. metal bar
pull-up the ability to remember i am breathing
i am here

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eyes clothes fold softly
rest my open gaze on a point which knows no depth

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continental body lays flat on its stomach
embossed against a water wall full ocean
hills and valleys above
small of back in love
this is my meditation on freedom

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meditation on relaxation
find the healing hour in my second to second chest/breath
meditation fill my stomach with clarity, awareness, and hunger
hungry for the next episode
hungry like a mind finds the breath near implode
when fate waits no more
meditation

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meditation
on all one cannot imagine not doing
on repairing each cell by one, by one
on the scarcity of moments left to stress
on holding in too much, no more

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breath
press the rest of me
up to the breeze
that runs to meet my back
breathing into a banter of new laughs
new loves
forever fiction between science and mind and heart
is a body a vessel
a damned good start
this part of the meditation says rage

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rage in all the ways it pays to be rage durga rage
you be breathing out pages and breathing in strength
meditation, who are you?
to me you are the gentle and genuine burn of muscle vs. metal bar
pull-up the ability to remember i am breathing
i am here

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WrItInG iMmIgRaTiOn

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immigraton
over haul
on our backs we all
carry burlap sacks or play host to money slacks
between our legs and our feet we all
let the battle stay sweet its called
over haul
we all
got here one way one day
immigration

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watch the democratic hopefuls
retreat in agony
its not amnesty
they plea
we would never do that
we know
those 12 million undocumented laborers got here illegaly
says barack says hillary
they have to go to the back of the line buddy
pay a fine back taxes learn english learn american history
to have a chance at citizenry
and that’s what we mean when we say democracy
watch the democratic hopefuls
retreat in agony
its not amnesty

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Here’s what Barack said about the Immigration Bill:

“It’s not automatic citizenship. It’s not amnesty. They would have to pay a fine. They would have to not have engaged in any criminal activity. They would have to learn English. They would have to go to the back of the line so that they did not get citizenship before those persons who had come here legally.”

Here’s what Hillary said about the Immigration Bill:

“After 9/11, we’ve got to know who’s in this country. And then giving them a chance to pay a fine, pay back taxes, learn English and stand in line to be eligible for a legal status in this country.”

[Find these and other excerpts from what the candidates are saying about Immigration issues like Border Security and Undocumented Workers already in the country at: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/washington/IMMIGRATIONPOSITIONS.html%5D

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Here’s what Bush’s actions say about his intentions behind getting this Immigration Bill out the gates:

“Senators Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader from Nevada, and Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader from Kentucky, agreed on a timetable for the bill and for a limited number of amendments to be offered.

The agreement, coming after President Bush’s pledge earlier today to provide $4.4 billion for border security, revives a bill that had stalled in the Senate and was all but given up for dead.

“We met this evening with several of the senators involved in the immigration bill negotiations,” Mr. Reid and Mr. McConnell said in a statement. “Based on that discussion, the immigration bill will return to the Senate floor after completion of the energy bill.”

The measure would tighten border security, put many of the 12 million or so illegal immigrants in the country on a path to eventual legal status and create a guest-worker program.

The additional money for border security is intended to assuage Republicans who have strongly criticized the plan as amnesty for illegal immigrants.

The announcement followed renewed lobbying by President Bush, who is eager to have a bill overhauling the immigration system and who has been emphasizing border security in recent days. He has been doing so to appease those lawmakers who complain that the bill as it stands would grant amnesty to lawmakers, no matter what its supporters say to the contrary.

Mr. Bush’s emphasis on security, backed up by his push for more than $4 billion aimed at “securing our borders and enforcing our laws at the work site,” plus continuing sentiment among lawmakers to give the bill another chance, lay behind the accord between Mr. Reid and Mr. McConnell.”

[Excerpts from “Senate Leaders Agree To Revive Immigration Bill,” article in today’s New York Times by David Stout.]

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immigraton
over haul
on our backs we all
carry burlap sacks or play host to money slacks
between our legs and our feet we all
let the battle stay sweet its called
over haul
we all
got here one way one day
immigration

Stay tuned for more of All The News That’s Fit To Flip by political poet, Naxal.

Peace,
N

headlines: monday june 11, 2007

Dear Readers,

Another deep and yet not deep enough day in the news. Keep reading for today’s Hip Hop based commentary on the New York Times headlines by Political Poet Naxal. That’s me. I flips the news like you never seen. Almost on the Daily. Enjoy.

Monday 11, 2007….

Hey readers, I’m encountering some tech issues with my Sunday post on the stymied Immigration Bill, it seems to have disappeared. I’m trying to retrieve it from WordPress folks, and until then:

The picture on the Monday front page of the New York Times is of Albanian hands lovingly pressed tens upon tens towards and upon the head of United States president “elect” George W. Bush. G dub’s head is down, bent under the weight of this crowd of love, inclined into an eerily reverent pose. I found myself thinking for a moment of what he would be like if he did get more love, would he stick a middle finger up at pops and his surrounding Regean era cronies and join the rest of us at the United States Social Forum, sit in the back of a workshop and take copious notes in preparation for taking the info back to his hometown?

But someone tell me if Albanian’s are truly fawning over George Bush on his visit to their country, because I can’t tell from the narrow angle of the coverage or the pictures how big the crowd really is and whether or not there are cordoned off protestors in the near distance.

Also, why is the NYT reporting on this “adoration” with so much righteousness, like “finally, a country is bowing down as it should to the great U.S. president.” What does the paper have to gain by throwing the propoganda image of a well loved Bush in this moment?

Just goes to show, the era we are in gets deeper by the minute. Soon we are going to wake up and look back on ourselves with disbelief, anger, and then–with consistent work and health– compassion.

Stay tuned for more of All the News That’s Fit to Flip by political poet, Naxal.

 

Peace,

N

headline: today is thursday, june 7, 2007

Dear Readers,

Another deep and yet not deep enough day in the news. Keep reading for today’s Hip Hop based commentary on the New York Times headlines by Political Poet Naxal. That’s me. I flips the news like you never seen. Almost on the Daily. Enjoy.

 

June 7, 2007

sometimes knowing what time it is

what day it is

that’s half the battle

campaign money trails derailed

what’s bush doing at the g8 facade so frail

sometimes knowing what time it is

what day it is

that’s half the battle

libby not yet in jail

9 year old video game star gaze got tv’s for eyes

food and drug administration its our healthcare yet it lies

and this presidential race is rat race carrot prize

sometimes knowing what time it is

what day it is

that’s half the battle

so we stand here knowing

that standing up, growing

is enough

is enough

its enough.

 

Stay tuned for more of All The News That’s Fit To Flip by political poet, Naxal.

Peace,

N