SpaceX launch and 1st stage landing…

•January 14, 2017 • Leave a Comment

SpaceX successfully launched ten satellites on one rocket and landed the first stage on a drone ship at sea. Watch it:

 

 

ClapSoVerse™ #4

•January 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment

This being the over tanned poetic musings of a bum on the beach of experience…


my-green-crop.jpg Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:

 

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson ClapSotronics Official Motto: MOTUS ORATIONE POTENTIA!


It’s been about fifteen years of war. It’s endless war. It’s dirty, murderous war. I’m tired. I wrote the following poems early on during the g’dubya shrub admin. They continued to be current under the statusQUObama admin, and will likely continue to be so under the trumpty dumpty admin…

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Reflections on all this Hero stuff by ClapSo

A person who morally agrees with the reason given for a war
And goes to fight it
Is a hero

A person who morally disagrees with the reason given for a war
And refuses to fight it
Is a hero

A person who morally agrees with the reason given for a war
And refuses to go fight it
Is a coward

A person who morally disagrees with the reason given for a war
And goes to fight it
Is an idiot

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In the following videos I speak a couple of my antiwar poems with still pictures as the visuals.

Dichotomous Dialectic of War by ClapSo

We are under attack by a great evil
We must protect ourselves at all costs

We must go on the offensive
We must prevail
Our very way of life is at risk
We are in the right

The other side has attacked first
We are only protecting ourselves

All weapons must be brought to bear
Our warriors must be prepared
To sacrifice their lives
For our cause

In past
Believers of such PROPAGANDA

Have marched into Poland under swastika
Have destroyed Dresden or perhaps Coventry

Have flown bombing missions
Over the ho chi min trail

Have stormed or perhaps defended
Omaha beach on D-DAY

Have nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Or lorded over the Bataan death march

Have flown f-117’s over Baghdad
Or 767’s into the world trade center

Sorry, I couldn’t find a text file of the poem in the above video. I’ll have to dig it up some other time. My filing system clearly needs a rework…

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Requiem for the Last U.S. Soldier to (eventually) DIE in Iraq by ClapSo

First, my condolences to your family at their loss
They hardly knew ya, that you died so young

Said youth can be the reason why
You were seduced by the recruiters Siren’s song:

One weekend a month, and two weeks a year”

Nauseatingly ironic, that they pulled you
From the community college classes
You hoped to pay for with your service

Worse still, that you were sent by a coward
That vile socially promoted moron in the oval office
Who avoided combat in the Nam though use of family connections

What of the party of the JACKASS?
Did we voters not speak clear voiced in the 2006 election?
Wasn’t it enough that we swept the bloated corpse of the pachyderm
Out of both legislative houses
Leaving the donkey nothing more to do then use the mop of executive impeachment?

Alas, the party in legislative power
Is stupidly attempting to wash their hands in the
BLOOD RED WATER OF NON-BINDING RESOLUTION
Contained in the leaky bowl of POLITICAL EXPEDIENCE

A question lingers on my mind
Had you lived another summer
Would you have been the one on the fated beach

That dove in to save the drowning son or daughter
Of a senator or congressperson?

To breath the heroic breath of CPR life
That our cowardly so called leaders have denied you
Into a person they hold dear?

Instead, they suffocate us all with their talking point inaction!
A CLEAR SHAME that HR 635 would have brought you home ALIVE!

 

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The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I hope to now see something we last saw prior to statusQUObama’s election: anti-war democrats…

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Just Another Thursday in bernvictimville… #4

•January 12, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The dems meager response to trumpty dumpty: “russia, russia, russia.” Has failed…


my-green-crop.jpg Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
ClapSotronics Official Motto: MOTUS ORATIONE POTENTIA!


The dem suckergencia™ will of course have their hippie fest “protest” at trumpty dumpty’s inauguration. The trumpty dumpty suckergencia™ will show up in biker drag. It will be quite the festival of idiocy.

The bernvictims will rush down there in support of the party of statusQUObama and killary. It will be a flash in the pan one day event. All the professional “activists” will show up with their latest books ready for sale and signing. But to no avail as the surviving dems in the house and senate will vote yay on any piece of shit legislation the repubs pull out of their fat asses going forward.

DAGNABIT!

There isn’t a single dem not suffering from political erectile dysfunction. Not a one of them could get laid in a Crimean whore house even if they went in wearing a suit made of hundred dollar bills.

SONOFABUSH!

The least those idiots in washingtOOn should give us is a decent pissing match. But so far we are denied even that. And speaking of pissing matches. Ain’t it a pisser that those inept idiots at CNN fell for a 4chan piss prank? Does everybody involved in the corpoRATe media suffer from gonostupiditus™?

It’s clear trumpty dumpty thinks he can fire them all. And maybe he can.

FAGETABOWDIT!

Speaking of flaccid reporting. The attempt by some hollywood types to turn trumpty dumpty into an international spy novel super villain was sooooooo weak, even the corpoRATe media couldn’t keep it up for more then a day.

I’ll give our righteous peeps over at The Conjure House the last word on golden globes hypocrisy:

Stop Pretending the Rich Care About You

“They are the Athenian merchants hailing their own empire while criticizing the growth of Sparta.”

BUDABING!

It looks like we’ll be dependent on late night comics to breath some barely throbbing entertainment value into the trumpty dumpty boredom show.

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Look who recently learned to wave bye bye…

Let’s gaze into ClapSo’s Amazing Future Foretelling Cracked Crystal Cube™ to see what we got a comin’: Completely useless repub policy and agenda proposals will be met with an utterly lackluster and ineffective dem response and then ethically challenged trumpty dumpty will sign the moldy chunks of bipartisan cheeeeeeeze into law. It will then be all over but the traditional running to the cellar for a nip of deficit whine! The end…

Special ClapSorific™ BONUS QUIP: Am I the only one who has noticed that gabby, the pineapple scented killary has hit the ground running for her march toward the 2020 dem prez nomination? So far there doesn’t seem to be anything to stop that political shapeshifter. That woman can morph into anything on the fly…

The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I want the dems to go out in a blaze of glory, and light the repubs up along with em…

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Become the not so silent spring of ACTION!

In Praise of Homemade Potent Potables ClapSoCuisine™ #5…

•January 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Bottoms up, we ain’t getting any younger ya know…

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Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

ClapSotronics Official Motto:
MOTUS ORATIONE POTENTIA!

All the following brewed, photographed, and drank By ClapSo

My grandmother owned and operated a Speakeasy in Red Hook Brooklyn during prohibition. It then became a bar and grill run by my uncle Funsie for decades. Booze has been important to my family for generations.

Across the street from my family home which was also in Brooklyn lived a grand old man named Luigi Cona. He taught me the basics of the home wine making craft in the ’60’s. It wasn’t until the 70’s that I tried my hand at it. But I’ve done so now, on and off, for several decades. Although the following pic is of my modern setup, it looks very much like the one Luigi used back in the day:

I make a number of flavors of still Mead. Here’s what a home brewers wine rack looks like.

Since I’m an apartment dweller a closet must suffice as my cellar.

The overflow often winds up in kitchen cabinets

And everywhere else

But the payoff is when I hand over a bottle and we uncork *POP* pour *GULG, GLUG*  raise glasses *CLINK!* and drink *MMMMMMMMMMMM* Luigi Cona taught me well…

If you’d like to try your hand at it. This video is one of the best for beginners I’ve ever seen:


I’ll finish up with a shout out to the kids at Label Peelers from whom I purchase most of my equipment and supplies.

The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I are not teetotalers…

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Just Another Tuesday in trumptydumptystan…#5

•January 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment
It’s only been two months since he was elected, and I’m already bored with trumpty dumpty…
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Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

ClapSotronics Official Motto:
MOTUS ORATIONE POTENTIA!

Besides the russians, russians, russians bullshit. The dems ain’t helping matters. Boring!

I can’t believe the best the dems can come up with is this tired hypocrisy at the golden globes! Come on dems, fight for your dying party’s life!

From the neither regions of trumpty dumpty’s own party comes the call to ban russian vodka. What next, freedom dressing? What a yawn fest!

DAGNABIT!

We are getting all kinds of rumors concerning the appointments of corpoRATe weasels to the trumpty dumpty admin, but who didn’t expect that? YAWN! And there is also the expected nepotism as his every useless family member gets a gubmint job.

SONOFABUSH!

There’s all kinds of buzz that trumpty dumpty is firing a slew of appaRATchiks and those of us in the know, expect that. Ya don’t think statusQUObama kept g’dubya shrub’s jesus university grads on when he came in, do ya?

FAGETABOWDIT!

The idiots who voted trumpty dumpty into orifice, are shocked, shocked I tell you, that the US tax payers will be paying for trumpty dumpty’s wall, not Mexico. This is the kind of thing that will lead to trumpty dumpty being shot by his own troops. He made promises he can’t keep, so down he will go. Still, it’s taking longer then I expected.

BUDABING!

I was hoping the train wreck would have been in full swing by now…

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Let’s gaze into ClapSo’s Amazing Future Foretelling Cracked Crystal Cube™ to see what we got a comin’: This is what’s happening in Mexico right now, and coming soon to trumptydumptystan:

Special ClapSorific™ BONUS QUIP: To my palate, holy cow is the most delectable BBQ of all…

The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I are ready to kill it with fire…

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Reflections on golden globe Hypocrisy

•January 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment
Where was the outrage for war criminal statusQUObama’s policies and agenda?
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Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

ClapSotronics Official Motto:
MOTUS ORATIONE POTENTIA!

Gee, I wish these hollywood types would have held the war criminal statusQUObama to a higher standard. Instead they supported the weasel who bailed out the banksters and through eight years of utterly failed policies and agenda. Lead the dems to exactly the outcome they deserved this past November.

DAGNABIT!

Among other things since becoming president, Barack Obama has:

The above bullet point list originally published at: https://www.stpete4peace.org/obama-fact-sheet

SONOFABUSH!

Most of the asshats currently whining a blue streak either condoned the failed policies and agenda of statusQUObama by their silence, or even worse FULLY SUPPORTED THEM!

FAGETABOWDIT!

It’s time to either come out full force against the failed policies and agenda of BOTH the dems and repubs, or shut the fuck up!
BUDABING!

The fact that he is leaving orifice with the repub pigs in control of both houses and the executive branch WILL BE statusQUObama’s LEGACY!

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Let’s gaze into ClapSo’s Amazing Future Foretelling Cracked Crystal Cube™ to see what we got a comin’: trumpty dumpty will be shot by his own troops…

Special ClapSorific™ BONUS QUIP: It’s high time for a Molotov cocktail hour, with Robespierre ball to follow. The dirty dems and filthy repubs can come clutching poor vintage bottles of deficit whine…

The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I want you to #demexit #votegreen

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ClapSoVerse™ #3…

•January 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

This being the over tanned poetic musings of a bum on the beach of experience…

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Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

ClapSotronics Official Motto:
MOTUS ORATIONE POTENTIA!

THINGS THAT GO FAST!

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Reflections on Se7enth Heaven by ClapSo

For those of us
For whom
A HANS device
Is some sort of German rhyme scheme

The 2016 NASCAR championship
Will be
A big “SOOOOOOOO WHAT?”

But, for those of us
For whom
The smell of burning rubber and spilled race fuel
Has become an acquired taste

WE ARE IN AWE
AS Jimmie Johnson
And his 48 team
Enter the Pantheon

The se7enth heaven trinity
As it now stands
In order of ascension:

Richard Petty

Dale Earnhardt SR.

Jimmie Johnson

But before I reach my big finish
Hat tip to Carl Edwards
For his championship move
Trophy or not

Post crash he proved
Yet again
He’s the class of the field

And to all the young drivers
Xfinti in number

NASCAR ride or dirt track slider
I’m happy to say:

You’ll get your chance
In due time
To enter se7enth heaven

Just look at
Sliced bread and Chase
To name but two
Ably representing your class

For inspiration
And perhaps a peek at what’s to come
Your way on the tilted highway
Next year, or beyond

All that said
I must relate
Jimmie now has a date
With number #ei8ht

Drivers, start your engines…

BOOM CONFETTI!

 

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Reflections on the Art Industrial Complex By ClapSo

Once a star is born, and from them their work is shorn
It becomes about THEM and not THAT

The patronage of the halt, the lame, the blind then
Does render their heat and light, lukewarm and murky

It is not a possessed molten ball of hydrogen
I ever sought to be

But an eccentric orbit dirty snowball
Pointing my tail like an upraised middle finger

At all who would steal my work
And ensconce it in their crushing black hole treasure houses

As if the simulated gravitas of their manufactured singularity
Could ever truly waylay such as me

Flying free in my massive ellipses
Cold as ice and up to my ass in fertile creative muck

My mercurial aspect, ever shifting scope
Renders their pitiful event horizon meaningless

For it is the light speed privilege of those like me
To seed the perhaps still earthbound souls of those yet to come

In hope that they shall break the surly bonds of moneyed mass
To instead travel the deep black expanse free of creative consumptive judgement

Mayhaps to come full oval, to seed the next generation of perhaps still earthbound souls
By pointing their own middle finger tail in angry triumph

At the seemingly endless supply
Of covetous, clutching, credentialed, authoritarian, management cretins

Who ever attempt to rob from us of our very purpose:
To speak without their limits!

To simply render them as null as they are fully void!
Fuck their star machine, and may all their stars go super nova . . . KABOOM!

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The X-15: Party Gone Out of Bounds by ClapSo

She rose aloft
Snug under her big mama’s wing

At height she was ceremoniously
Kicked out of her nest
To soar alone, but beloved
Higher and faster then even her B-52 mom could dance

Tripping the light fantastic
Her on board lover strapped in her gentle embrace

Guarded against that jealous bitch goddess gravity
And her sometimes evil twin inertia
Those scheming two ever trying to play the spoiler
To break our young couple apart

She with a great set of gams
He, gentle and careful at the first
But then their song comes over the radio
GO FOR ROCKET BURN!

Her engineer daddies, having raised her right
Hopeful, yet maybe a bit worried back at home base
Watched as their little girl then blossomed into womanhood
Dancing with the stars did they!

At apogee crescendo her first of 199 proms half over
The lovers floated weightless, almost lost to this earth
Just then a new song came over the speakers
GO FOR REENTRY BURN!

So back to Terra firma they did come, screaming across that 3D dance floor
He promised to have her home before midnight after all
To Brooklyn slide onto the Mud Lake driveway
Back into the loving embrace of her slipstick papas

Exhausted and spent the lovers bid a fond goodnight
A peck on the cheek and a wink
Awaiting perhaps, the next cotillion
When they would again dance deep into the night…

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Round Trip Rocket by ClapSo

She’s a stout ship
Tall as she is lean

Though sans captain
The star we steer her by: Ol’ Sol
Beams with delight at her glory

Shot she was deep into the night
Only to return from whence she came

In a rumble of fire and smoke
Light right on home target she did

Ready for her next trip
back to space or perhaps into
America’s attic

The Smithsonian

To take her well deserved place
Along side
The others of her kind

Our stairway steps
To the rest of our galaxy
And beyond…

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The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I hope you enjoyed this visit to our verse…

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