Dallas Plus 48

November 22nd, 2011

A follow-up to Dallas, in memory of President Kennedy’s assassination 48 years ago today at 12:30 in Dallas, here are 48 poems about right-wing incitement, hatred, and violence.


Another year has passed,

With even more incitement than the last.


It’s been exactly 48 years since JFK was killed,

So here are 48 poems about how the right-wing with hatred is filled.


Or check out my violence series (it’s quite a collection).

If you don’t want to read them all, here’s a selection.


  1. Incivility
  2. Protecting the Pres
  3. Unfair and Unbalanced
  4. Going Drouge
  5. O Captain My Captain (or, Happy Birthday Abe)
  6. Death of a Hater
  7. Health Haters
  8. Arsonists (or, Inciting the Lesser Angels of Our Nature)
  9. The Foxist Party
  10. McVeigh and Today
  11. American Idiot (or, Now I Understand How Obama Can Be Both Socialist and Fascist at the Same Time)
  12. Effigy
  13. Isolated Incidents (or, Your Tea Is Ready)
  14. Death to Dictators (or, Is Glenn Beck Suggesting Obama’s Assassination?)
  15. The Demon Barber of Tea Street
  16. Rise of the Old Right (or, No Bad Idea Ever Really Dies)
  17. Bad Angle (or, Second Amendment What?)
  18. The Demon Barber is Back (or, Barber Macht Frei)
  19. The Threat (or, We Got Trouble)
  20. You Say You Want a Revolution
  21. Crazy (or, Boehner Says Only 25% of Teabaggers are Homicidal Anarchists)
  22. Rising Tides of Blood
  23. Alien Attack (or, Shoot the President and Win A Prize)
  24. Felonial Williamsburg
  25. The 234 Years War (or, It’s Not Class Warfare if the Lower Classes Don’t Fight Back)
  26. Guillermo Jorton (or, They Don’t Look Like Canadian Terrorists to Me)
  27. No Compromise (or, Liberalism Is Evil)
  28. Ballots Versus Bullets
  29. Lockdown
  30. Re-Joyce
  31. Inception (or: Your Mind is the Scene of the Crime)
  32. What Did You Expect?
  33. Apologists
  34. Backpeddling
  35. Shame
  36. The Real Victims (or: It Must Have Been Some Other Body)
  37. Speaking Out
  38. Blood Libel
  39. Straight Shooter
  40. Resuming Thoughtful Consideration
  41. Everything’s OK
  42. How Many? (or: Hey, Hey, NRA…)
  43. Don’t Reload
  44. When the Music Dies
  45. Legalizing Murder
  46. Memphis Plus 43
  47. Channeling John Wayne… Gacy
  48. Angry (or: Kill the Criminals, Let Coma Kid Die, and Kick Out College Kids)


Here’s Chris Matthew’s compelling 11/21/11 tribute to JFK.


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