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Weekend Art: A Petrarchan Sonnet (that’s also Shakespearean) by NormanB

By: normanb Saturday August 23, 2014 8:50 pm

Weekend Art: A Petrarchan Sonnet (that’s also Shakespearean) — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)


A Petrarchan Sonnet (that’s also Shakespearean) — by Norman B


I read it long ago in a book of Petrarch’s

That had been translated into two futharks:

He told me: Don’t mix up your lights with your darks.

Is that the Covenant’s or Noah’s? Don’t mix up your Arks.

Don’t quit your day job. Keep reading Marx.

You can often trust your instincts, but those guys are FARCs.

You can’t park there, ’cause that spot’s Clark’s.

And the next one neither. That’s where the boss parks.

Please do limit your snide remarks.

We’ll run real fast; then we’ll jump some sharks.

Those little tiny mosquitoes rode here on larks,

So we need to have a watchdog that barks,

‘Cause I cain’t see no fuckin’ quarks,

An’ Gregg Allman an’ Tim Leary both turned out to be narks.



(p)(c) 2014 Norman Schulerud Bie, Jr. All rights reserved.


Acknowledgement to my Muse, Rachel, who helped me get the rhythm down. She’s also the videographer of the video at the end of this article.



In a Shakespearean sonnet, the rhyme scheme is ‘abab  cdcd efef gg’: Lines 1 & 3 rhyme with each other, as do Lines 2 & 4, 5 & 7, 6 & 8, 9 & 11, 10 & 12, and 13 & 14.

In a Petrarchan sonnet, the rhyme scheme is ‘abba abba cde cde’: Lines 1, 4, 5 & 8 rhyme with each other, as do Lines 2, 3, 6 & 7; Lines 9, 10 & 11 rhyme with Lines 12, 13 & 14, respectively.

You can by now see how I fit my sonnet in to both forms simultaneously.




More Fun with Sonnet Forms


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Pot Protest the Prez: Pipeline-to-Prison Proponent to Mock Grads in Worcester Wednesday

By: normanb Wednesday June 11, 2014 4:03 am

Pot Protest the Prez: Pipeline-to-Prison Proponent to Mock Grads in Worcester Wednesday — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)



President Obama, whose Administration sends legions of unfortunate young US Marijuana smokers down the school-to-prison Pipeline, will speak to graduates at a high school in Worcester, Massachusetts, today.

Lots of freedom advocates from this and surrounding states will be there to protest his disgusting Drug War against Americans.

President Obama leads the DEA, a Murderous Fascist Terrorist syndicate that makes Billions of dollars by keeping Marijuana illegal. To help them make that money, President Obama must regularly renew his lie that Marijuana can’t be a medicine, and has no medicinal purpose.

This lie causes deaths every day by preventing transplants and blocking treatment for patients with AIDS, MS, ALS, and Skin Cancer, among many other maladies. The Presidential order causes one American to be permanently blinded and scarred by an unnecessary Glaucoma operation every three minutes.

This morning’s news was filled with dangerous fallout from this false campaign. Obama’s Food and Drug Administration is today advising pregnant women to eat extremely dangerous amounts of seafood – eight to twelve ounces per week! – amounts far exceeding what is safe for large adult males, let alone developing fetuses.

The publicity “doctor” promoting poisoning the fetuses on CBS News this morning eschewed labeling fish containing Mercury in favor of eating certain fish. She said that low level Mercury (a poison) is actually beneficial. Under questioning, she admitted that the dangerous fish-eating guidelines are to get Omega 3 Fatty Acids into kids.

But the highest food source for Essential Fatty Acids is Cannabis. This uncensored French page, for instance, recommends Cannabis before fish.

So, the US is poisoning its unborn with Mercury, Gulf-of-Mexico Oil Dispersants, and Pacific Nuclear Spew, while blinding old people unnecessarily, and letting children die from medicines withheld; all just to support President Obama’s lie, to keep the DEA creeps in Black Market money, and to keep locking up African Americans for something that most people don’t consider a crime.

Here’s how some other top stories in today’s news are falsified to the public to justify Obama’s lies on Marijuana:

  • First, sticking with today’s CBS News, it aired a hit-piece segment against Colorado’s Medical Marijuana law. The “news” report was filled with falsehoods. One was that children have overdosed on Marijuana, the world’s safest therapeutic substance, on which it is impossible to overdose. No one has ever overdosed on Marijuana, not even babies in Colorado. The report said that some people have been ticketed for driving under pot’s influence; it didn’t mention that Drunk Driving is significantly down; finished up saying pot profits should hire more cops, to arrest these Marijuana drivers. But according to testing done thus far, Marijuana makes people drive much more carefully. Legal Colorado joints cost $16 there, the report said – but I can get them for about $2 here.
  • The World Cup of Futbol/Soccer is coming to the Oil-rich Slave state Qatar, where playing temperatures will be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. One of the main reasons that Marijuana is illegal is its proven scientific ability to cleanly and cheaply replace Oil, Nukes, and Natural Gas in our economy with products that give off no net Greenhouse Gas emissions, and thus stop causing Global Warming.
  • Fighting in the Ukraine is partly or largely about replacing Russian Fossil Fuels flowing through the Ukraine with Fossil Fuels imported from the US and its allies. These are the same Fossil Fuels that will kill all the children if used. But the Swedish study from Lund University cited below proved that the US, or Ukraine, or Russia, or the EU can easily and quickly produce their own Gas and liquid fuel products that have zero net Greenhouse Gas emissions. But we’re ready to fight on the Nazi side against Russia, to impose dirty fuel?!

Come join me at the protest if you can. I’ll leave for it around noon EST. I’ll be back to write an update in the Comments section below, when it’s over.

Beware of the Propaganda Video “The Politics of Obama’s Climate Move”

By: normanb Monday June 2, 2014 6:00 am

Beware of the Propaganda Video “The Politics of Obama’s Climate Move” — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)


Beware of the Propaganda video “The Politics of Obama’s Climate Move.”  A Boston group called “Environmental Action,” which doesn’t always support Fracking, nonetheless says this in its Facebook announcement favoring President Obama’s death pact for the nation:

“Are you fired up and ready to support this rule?” it begs enthusiastically. This proposal amounts to a call for a national mass suicide through suffocation.

Here’s the way the BBC starts its report: ““The proposals reportedly seek to cut carbon pollution from nearly 1,600 power plants by 30% by 2030.” He supports Fracking and Shale Gas, unnecessary Pipelines, and only reducing a little on Coal’s CO2 emissions by 2030. President Obama is in full climate-science denial.

But by burning Hemp in the Coal plants – even without renovations to the plants – the CO2 emissions will drop to zero the first day, because Hemp cannot add CO2 to the air since it only contains the CO2 that it just absorbed from the air:

Hemp is Carbon Neutral, while Coal, Gas, Fracking, and Pipelines all add lots of unnecessary CO2 to the atmosphere, and Nukes do worse. With Hemp, we could be a Carbon-Neutral nation in 45 days.

This proposal shows that the Republicans have gotten to Obama. The President is promoting superstitious nonsense that burning Fossil Fuels and emitting unnecessary Greenhouse Gases can be good. Every bit of Coal and Oil taken from the ground or sea increases the cost of Coal and Oil by reducing the Earth’s reserves. But every bit of Hempen or other Clean Fuel produced lowers the price, by creating a glut.

Between this and his State of the Union message, with his adamant denial of climate science, Obama is clearly calling for Genocide against Africans, Islanders, the Global South, and indigenous peoples the world over, by inundating us with Greenhouse Gases. I urge “Environmental Action” an others touting the monstrosity to tell the truth about it.

The Devil’s Roll Call: Ukraine

By: normanb Wednesday May 14, 2014 7:34 am
The Devil’s Roll Call: Ukraine — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)
The Devil’s Roll Call: Ukraine
  by Norman B
98% of the Senate voted Nazi,
And they cannot see you.
You’d better run out and join ROT-C,
Before that’s what you get ordered to do.
Bernie Sellout Sanders voted Nazi,
As corporations ordered him to do.
Every fake “Progressive” voted Nazi:
Elizabeth Warren, Markey, Sherrod Brown too.

Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison voted Nazi,
Bobby Rush, Henry Waxman, Barbara Lee,
Jerrold Nadler, Maxine Waters, Blumenthal,
Elijah Cummings, Capuano, Joe Kennedy.


Tammy Baldwin, George Miller, Charles Rangel,
Pelosi, Marcy Kaptor, Pete Defazio,
Lynch and Tierney and James McGovern voted Nazi
- I just thought that all of you should know.


Sheila Jackson Lee and Emanuel Cleaver,
Frank Pallone, and all the Democrats (but two
In the House) voted to back the Nazi Terrorists.
Does that even matter much to you?




(p)(c) 2014 Norman Schulerud Bie, Jr. All Rights Reserved.

[Photo: (L to R) Andrew, Maure, Norman, Ezekiel. Photo by Alex.]

Massachusetts Mafia’s Northampton Pot Dispensary Marks It Up 1200%, But Claims NO Profit

By: normanb Friday May 2, 2014 6:55 pm

Massachusetts Mafia’s Northampton Pot Dispensary Marks it Up 1200%, but Claims NO Profit  — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)




Listen to expert witness NORML founder Keith Stroup’s speech to the Massachusetts State House, above, up to 1:36. It’s from four-and-a-half years ago, when he came to Boston to tell ‘em where it’s at. Here in Mass, we have this system called the “Massachusetts Mafia,” a corrupt coalition of Republican-owned businesses and the Democratic Party politicians who control the state Government.

Stroup told them that it only costs $25 an ounce to grow Marijuana, but that they can sell it for hundreds of dollars. If you look closely, you’ll see those Mafia dudes’ eyes turn to dollar signs the second he says it. And now, that’s what they’ve done.

There was one hitch: The law says it has to be non-profit. So, then, it should cost $25 dollars an ounce to these dangerously ill patients who need it to live, or to avoid blindness, right? Not a chance. The Mafia dispensary is marking its Marijuana up 1200% from the original $25, to $4,800 per pound, or $300 an ounce: Black Market Prices. Let the patients die.

The state charged applicants for licenses exorbitant amounts. Obscene, actually. I can’t even bring myself to tell you how much. They also require a quarter-of-a-million dollars to be kept in escrow. That allows lots of graft money for Governor Deval Patrick and Bribe money for his crooked incompetent Department of Public Health (DPH), money for former US Rep. Barney Frank (D-Ma), who helped them secure the license, money for the legislators with the dollar signs in their eyes, and money for every politician in sight.

There were actually legitimate non-Mafia groups that would have provided the Marijuana actually free of profit, two of them located a mere stone’s throw from the Mafia’s monstrosity. One not in Northampton was an organic farmer who is a true expert in his field already producing food with large greenhouses.

One in Northampton was a local longtime Hemp products dealer who is a true expert in his field. Another was the head of Tapestry health, which treats Heroin addicts, and other such pressing community needs. Yes, an outstanding expert who should have gotten it. The new dispensary has hired her for a patient relations post.

Oh, and the group that got it got three of them! The DPH really broke the law here: By law, they were supposed to have dispensaries open in every county two years ago. There’s not one yet, and no plan for getting one in each county. Oh, yeah, and did I tell you? – they’re just going to let the patients die (as they have done all along).

The dispensary will supposedly open September 1. I’ll be there if it does. But I won’t be holding my breath. At least not for more than three or four seconds.

The article gives common disinformation [that is now encoded into law!] about Cannabidiol (CBD), the Cannabinoid of Marijuana that’s most responsible for the stoned component of the high, rather than the psychedelic side, which comes most prevalently from Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

State legislatures around the country (and now even the Federal Government) are getting high-CBD extracts to children with Epilepsy, and others seriously ill. But it would be immoral if they said how stoned the kids are going to get. Take it from somebody who’s been doing it a long time and tried it all: High-CBD Hash Oil gets you stoned to the bone! It will wipe you out. I love it, but I may be going to sleep after I smoke some.

UPDATE/Breaking: Judy Woodruff Lies to Cover Up CIA Program Selling Teenage Girls @$12

By: normanb Friday May 2, 2014 1:28 am

UPDATE/Breaking: Judy Woodruff Lies to Cover Up CIA Program Selling Teenage Girls @$12


I just watched the first half of the PBS News Hour with Judy Woodruff. It’s still on, here in the Eastern US. The far-Right Propaganda about Ukraine was a disgrace to journalists everywhere, and a significant disgrace to the United States. (PBS is on our nation’s official Propaganda organs.)

Judy Woodruff herself reported the PBS piece on Boko Haram; part of the story below that I reported this morning, but with a huge difference: She lied to Cover Up for the Sex Slave network, apparently because they work for the US Government, like she does.

Judy Woodruff is highly incompetent and not up on the news, or she’s lying if she says that she doesn’t know as well as I do that President Obama’s African Death Squad Boko Haram is an arm of the CIA, See the WikiLeaks link in the story below; they exposed it two months ago.

The CIA kidnapped these teenage girls, and they’re selling them for $12 apiece. Judy Woodruff interviewed a guest that talked in circles. She acts clueless. Who is this bad Boko, and why isn’t somebody doing something about it?

A horrible unspoken truth is that it doesn’t matter to a lot of people, because they’re Black. That makes it less important news – that is, with less commercial value.

Lies lies lies. Try to watch the segment if you can find it.


Obama Death Squad “Boko Haram” Confesses to African Murders — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)


A CIA Death Squad under President Obama’s control Murdered at least 12 Africans in Nigeria with a car bomb Thursday. The group Boko Haram claimed responsibility. WikiLeaks revealed that they are part of the US Central Inteligence Agency.

Boko Haram is an ODS – an Obama Death Squad. The President has several such groups, carrying out Lynchings in Africa, and Murdering journalists in Honduras and Mexico. Boko Haram stepped up its operations exponentially when Obama became President. According to US officials, Boko Haram has Murdered over 10,000 Africans. (Some were ordered by President George W. Bush, before Obama was in office.)

Because of its affiliation with the CIA, the US State Department refused to designate Boko Haram a Terrorist group until a few months ago, despite its decade of Lynchings. They hold Rape Fests. ~&~

To manipulate the news, they staged a battle with other CIA members and with Great Britain’s MI5.

They are allowed to buy African girl children as Slaves.

With President Obama’s protection and backing, they enjoy Gang Rape, and frequently kidnap African civilians.

Obama is Terrorizing the Black Africans of Nigeria to steal their Oil – the largest known reserves in Africa – to deliver it to the White Colonial Powers (WCPs). Another reason for these attacks in the Oil region is to raise the price of Petroleum.

The CIA is doing these Rapes and Murders to raise the price of Oil, to pay back those who put Obama in office. Make no mistake about it, you American citizens are paying for these crimes to be committed with your tax dollars:

If you voted for President Obama, you voted for Lynching Africans, and for selling them into Slavery. It is now your responsibility to undo this as soon as possible.

Democracy Now! Fires Hateful Antisemitic Rant at Donald Sterling

By: normanb Tuesday April 29, 2014 8:11 pm

Democracy Now! Fires Hateful Antisemitic Rant at Donald Sterling - by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)


“Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike me”

From Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us,” at 33:27 of this video:


In an uncharacteristic display of hideous Racial Hatred and a reckless flaunting of journalistic ethics, Democracy Now! attacked Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling today with antisemitic slurs, calling him a “‘kike.’” The show aired Michael Jackson’s disturbing and disgusting Racist diatribe, ironically enough, to introduce a segment accusing Sterling of Racism.

Jackson’s song is “They Don’t Care About Us;” it pushes Racial bigotry: “They [Jews] don’t care about us [African Americans].” Democracy Now! used the song to insult Sterling’s Jewish ancestry.

The National Basketball Association today banned Sterling for life, for saying on tape that his girlfriend shouldn’t bring Black people to “his” games, and for similar comments, and – according to DN!‘s guest today, sports journalist Dave Zirin – for decades of apparent Racism against African Americans.

The NBA in its action did not criticize Sterling for being Jewish. In fact, as far as I can tell, other venues reporting the story ignored Sterling’s ancestry completely, as it’s completely irrelevant. So, it’s difficult to discern why Democracy Now! chose to sleaze Sterling over his Judaic roots. I’ll look into it a little deeper below.

But I first must issue my strongest possible condemnation of Democracy Now! for this uncalled-for Racist attack; and more rebuke for the sloppy editing that let it air … how many times? Amy Goodman and staff: You are obligated to apologize to Mr. Sterling.

~     ~     ~     ~     ~

Christopher Miller, an editor at the Kiev Post, was DN!‘s guest during the program’s Ukraine segment. This is significant because Miller is a published apologist for the Nazi icon, World War II Ukrainian Anti-Jewish Hatemonger Stepan Bandera. MIller claimed Propagandistically that Bandera may be a national hero, but that “Soviet propaganda vilified him as a Nazi supporter.”

Another guest in the Ukraine segment was George H.W. Bush’s Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Jack Matlock, who pointed out that President Obama’s actions in the Ukraine affair have been consistently stupid. Then, Goodman led Matlock into partisan politicking:

President Obama had staged a fake-news Propaganda kabuki event earlier in the Philippines with an intelligence asset who’s a Fox News reporter. Democracy Now! aired it early in tonight’s broadcast, as if it were legitimate news. The BS is like this: Fox is pushing for war, but heroic President Reagan Obama is stronger than Fox, and he fights for peace.

Amy Goodman acted like this was legitimate, then asked the Ambassador what he thought. He said how great President Reagan Obama is to beat the bad Fox, by being more peaceful.

(Obama has spent his recent Presidency lying to try to start a war with Iran in hopes of raising Oil prices; then lying to start a war with Syria, which continues, as his forces deploy Genocidal poisonous gas attacks against civilians.) Democracy Now!, drop the bullshit.

The President pretended to be trying to keep us at peace, and Amy Goodman failed to mention the Billions of dollars that the Obama Administration spent to overthrow the elected Ukrainian Government and install the Nazi coup regime, initiating the current crisis.

Host Goodman, DN! reporter Aaron Mate, Bush Ambassador Jack Matlock, and Kiev Post editor Christopher Miller all failed to mention that the US is backing the coalition of the self-named Nazi Party (now called the Freedom Party, Svoboda), whose mission statement calls for cracking down on Jews.

The segment’s other guest, Nina Khrushcheva, adopted granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, did call US-backed coup leaders “Fascists,” but played it down, saying that Russia shouldn’t make such a big thing of their Nazi affiliation.

~     ~     ~     ~     ~

With a straight face, Amy Goodman reported horrifying Fascist developments in Egypt (the official banning of the Muslim Brotherhood Party – which overwhelmingly won the Election there – and the Execution of more than 600 of its members).

She didn’t mention that the Obama Administration is behind the Executions [Assassinations] and the banning of the Party. She didn’t mention that Obama controls the Egyptian Military and that he cracked down on the press and dissent there, including causing Medea Benjamin’s arrest. Egypt is a puppet of the United States.

~     ~     ~     ~     ~

I guess Democracy Now! is the new MSNBC. Here it was today, shamelessly campaigning for the 2014 Democratic Congressional slate, and pushing Racial Hatred. It made me sick. Man! This Democratic Party coalition with the Nazis has really got me down!

Protest Racist KC Murders at Nazi Collaborator Jim McGovern’s Northampton Office Today, Every Tuesday at 1:15

By: normanb Tuesday April 15, 2014 5:17 am

Protest Racist KC Murders at Nazi Collaborator Jim McGovern’s Northampton Office Today, Every Tuesday at 1:15 — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)


My US Congressman Jim McGovern voted to back Nazis in the Ukraine, three times. He voted for President Obama’s program arming the Nazi coalition Government, which just overthrew the legitimately Elected one there that our country was pledged by Treaty to protect. This was a War Crime.

The Obama Administration with Jim McGovern’s help installed the first Nazi Government in Europe since Hitler. Now, obviously emboldened by our own Government’s new embrace of Nazism, a famed Nazi and Klansman and outspoken anti-Semite, Frazier Glenn Cross/Miller apparently Assassinated three people at Jewish events Sunday.

I’ve done these weekly protests at McGovern’s Northampton, Massachusetts, office three times. The first time, it looked like the person sitting at the desk in the office called the police. Very quickly, a Northampton Police car showed up. The cop in the car looked at my sign and parked a block down the street. He did not approach me. My first two times protesting McGovern, I was the only one there.

My protest sign is a piece of notebook paper still attached in the notebook. It shows the international slash-over sign for “No_” over a Swastika, like the Jello Biafra/Dead Kennedys poster “Nazi Punks Fuck Off,” but without the lettering.

The second week, a man from Congressman McGovern’s came out, noted that I had been there the week before, and asked what was my problem with Jim McGovern. I told him. I told him that I consider Jim McGovern the Nazi Ambassador to our Congressional District, because, as far as I know, he’s the only person in our District who does support them.

Let me say now that Jim McGovern has been an outstanding member of Congress, and I have even been enthusiastic over much of his work. But Nazi collaboration is a deal-breaker for me.

When I got to the weekly protest last week wearing my Uncle Sam pants, my torn raincoat, and my torn backpack; already sitting on the bench across the street from Congressman McGovern’s office was the perfect undercover agent: A nondescript young guy in his 20s wearing a baseball cap with a hard-to-make-out green logo on its front:

Remember, McGovern’s office knew to expect me this time, and nobody from the office came out to ask me anything. No cop showed up: As soon as I held up my sign and started showing it to pedestrians and drivers of passing cars, the guy across the street whipped out a sleek expensive camera and began shooting photos and filming me.

He kept it up for … I don’t know how long, because I was trying to do my work of making my protest known to the public: Soon my friend Daniel, whom I had just spoken to, showed up to join in the protest. I shook his hand.

I handed him $5, knowing that he may have been giving up much more than that by leaving his busy Street Performing gig at the heart of the sidewalk-traffic day. Daniel showed solidarity with me, and I felt proud, and more committed than ever. We talked about the Ukraine situation.

We talked about the Propaganda that major media was shoveling. We talked about the crooked politicians. We talked about the Nazis. We served out our complete tour of duty: We stayed there a full ten minutes, and then we left, and went on about our separate days:

Who was the guy filming me? He was almost certainly someone from the far Right, keeping track of just WHO is demonstrating against the Fascists. Here’s my assessment of the probabilities on who the phantom photographer was:


~~~34%~~ He was a Government agent of some kind committing Treason by deploying an Act of War (Espionage) against an American citizen exercising his Constitutional Right to Try to Be Heard.
~~~33%~~ He was a Nazi, Klansman, or some such Hatemonger keeping track of who’s dissing them.
~~~32%~~ He was with the press: I gave my Press Release to these 3 entities:
~~~~12%~ He was with the Daily Hampshire Gazette, our local city paper here, which has largely stopped reporting national news since it got my Press Release cautioning that Mainstream Media is publishing Nazi Propaganda.
~~~~11%~ He was with the Valley Advocate, our local alternative rag, which poses as Left-leaning to pander to local demographics, but often tries to trick its readers into voting for Right-Wing Republican Pinheads (RWRPs) who are registered as Democrats.
~~~~~9%~ He was with Channel 22, our local NBC affiliate, whose news crew I saw around the corner a few minutes earlier. 22 usually targets uninformed and unintelligent viewers with quite stupid fake news, but sometimes reports student or Lefty events from Noho and Amherst. But I’d just seen their news crew around the corner, up to their usual nonsense banter.
~~~~1%~~ He either read about it on and came to document it, or he just happened to be there and saw a guy dressed as Uncle Sam holding a sign that symbolized “No Swastika.”

: So that’s it my fellow countryfolk, that’s what we’re down to: Daniel and Me: Two disabled semi-homeless greybeard Street Performers on Social Security, one Black, one White:

We are our nation’s front line against Nazism. Don’t worry, America, Daniel and I will never let the Nazis take over here. Never, as long as we live!