Are you $%#@ing kidding me? A new rant from the FILTHY PUNDIT(He ought to have his mouth washed out) Politics, way over the %$#@ing top!………………..Free water for those dead beats in Toledo??? A bloom. Ahhhhhh. Who doesn’t like a bloom? A bloom of pretty flowers perhaps. How about a bloom of fucking toxic algae? That you can see for outer fucking space? AHHYYYY!!! It ate Tommy, mom. Get out of the water! Get out of the goddamned water! Thanks to the Press for once again doing their fucking job. In his campaign, the mayor of Toledo, D. Michael Collins promised to cut the city’s water and sewage budget, and despite claiming he’s an independent did the republican ass-munching thing of just cutting the shit out of everything, while increasing the police budget and sucking the dick of every corporate interest that comes knocking on his door. So guess what caused this outbreak that was capable, and will likely return, of killing pets and sickening or killing thousands people? Farm runoff and sludge from SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS!. But this white haired Caucasian fat fuck ex-cop gets paraded by the media as a do-something, save-the-day sort of guy, who is partially if not directly responsible for fucking with the lives and security of 11 million people in two goddamned countries. But I forgot, we’re America, we don’t give a fuck about Canada unless their importing that piece of shit Justin Bieber (no, I don’t know how to spell his name and I don’t give a shit either) our way, or the price of Labatt’s goes up. Remember this at election time and vote the motherfucker into the history books, because I guarantee he thinks you’re dumb enough to forget so he can advertise how deftly he handled the great Algae attack of 2014! So Collins fucks up water and then calls in the national guard, orders restaurants to close and distributes bottled water for free. Where are the sell everything money pinching fucking republicans, unless they are shoving it up the ass of their corporate friends, about these fucking deadbeats in Toledo getting all this free water at the tax payers’ expense. Where are the environmentalists saying, I fucking told you so? Where the fuck is MSNBC and the rest of the so-called progressive Press? I’m just waiting for this to happen in the other lakes, which are dumped in, shit in and abused. It is just that Erie, the shallowest of the Great goddamned Lakes, was always a sewer and the most susceptible because of its small size. Remember when the Cuyahoga River that feeds into Erie caught fire in 1969 for all the shit and chemicals shoved into it? And where are the free market suck-dick capitalists trolling up in their Hummer to sell water for $300 a gallon to desperate fucking people? We finance. We finance! That’s what they and this neo-3rd world fucking country are really about, right? Make a fucking penny on everything. Maybe we should start sending all those people cut off from water over to Toledo. What the fuck is the difference? I’ll tell you. One has to do with poor folks who had the misfortune of mostly not being born white living in a shit hole created by short-sighted policies and corrupt motherfuckers who give money to rich people and companies then call poor folks lazy motherfuckers for wanting clean water. The other one is Detroit! (Guess I’ll never be able to take that dream trip to Toledo now.)

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CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Revolution and Beer…of the week: battle of the Great Lakes Monsters!

IMG_2308The Ojibwa called Superior Gitchee Gumee. They told of a terrible serpent called Mishi Ginabeg who lurked in the dark depths and submerged caverns. It was said that when the spirit of the south wind, Showondesi, came laughing Mishi Ginabeg awoke from slumber for vengeance against all who had not made sacrifice. The crew of the Fitzgerald had grown old hearing those tales, but paid them little mind. This was the Twentieth Century, and surely there were no monsters skulking beneath Superior. The laughing Showondesi had long been replaced by the measurable science of meteorology. On that cold November night impassionate science abandoned the good crew, and not a soul could completely dismiss those ancient legends…A terrible moan arose from the ship…the storm was now at a murderous tempo. A new wave slammed the ship sideways nearly tearing her in two. O’Brien felt the wheel go dead in his hands and knew they were at the mercy of the lake. He turned, just as the bow slid into a deep trough. For a moment the ship’s great rudders spun free in the air…a giant wave built over the bow. McCarthy saw it first and crossed himself as the bow plowed under…”Those with a bit of history about the Great Lakes will quickly recall the fate of the Edmund Fitzgerald, here retold in my first novel, Broken: One soldier’s unexpected journey home, W.C. Turck.

I left earlier this week on a trip to Michigan’s Lake Superior shore. On the way up from Chicago I stopped off for a good beer to enjoy on the beach that evening. Something interesting to ponder and decipher a bit, and take the edge off the long trip. When I spotted a couple 4 packs of Great Lakes brewing Company’s Lake Erie Monster, a seasonal offering by a consistently strong brewer my choices narrowed considerably.

This handcrafted Imperial Pale Ale pours to a summer sunset deep golden hue. The head is pale white. After a long day on the road, take the edge off the long trip, it melted it away. Half way through the bottle, the 9.1ABV didn’t hurt either. There were just the caramel malt, hint of citrus and a comfortable hoppy finish that, from the first taste, didn’t two questions remaining; what food would this work well with, and which of the Great Lakes monsters would win in a fight?

This one is a no-brainer. The sightings of the so-called Lake Erie Monster, though no doubt encouraged by copious amounts of some cheaper swill, leave much to be desired. One, eh-hem, witnessed described the “South-Bay-Bessie” as cigar-shaped. Yet another described it as having a “long neck and an eye was visible on the side of the head with a grin going up one side The creature appeared to be playing in the water…” Sorry, but Frolicking serpents don’t evoke awe, at least not to this reporter. The grainy videos and photos hardly prove more than sightings of a prize-winning sturgeon, a wayward beaver or the existence of the Ohio mafia. Mishi Ginabeg has never, nor would ever allow itself to be photographed, nor would it ever, ever, ever frolic. But then Mishi Ginabeg doesn’t have its own beer, at least for now.

I was staying with our old friends the Coopers for the week. Carole, who authored the Simply Healthy Gourmet, had supper waiting http://www.simplynaturalgourmet.com/. She’d prepared roasted Rosemary Chicken, with roasted potatoes and onions. The warm sweetness of the onions nicely complimented the citrus in the beer. A few days later, meeting up with a buddy, the sculptor Ritch Branstrom for a Lake Erie Monster in his studio, I tricked things up with a sliced roast beef, a slice of fresh mango and some local melted medium cheddar on croissant with some homemade cilantro mayonnaise for a perfect match with the beer.

So, I guess when it’s all said and done it’s a draw between the two great lakes monsters. And though I’m hardly convinced of the actual creature, I’m fully convinced of Great Lakes’ Lake Erie Monster

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