Back Off in #Haiku. Feb 15-21.

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Backtalk. Sunday. 2/15/15.

Social programs help.
Much more than buckets of sand.
Buy your own bucket.

Cancel vacation.
There’s been too many snow days.
April isn’t far.

Plows are doing great.
I don’t care about whiners.
I can see pavement.

Kids shoveled out coach.
While he was hospitalized.
Says lots about them.

Chelmsford High hockey.
The students gave of themselves.
Great demonstration.

Sound Off. Monday. 2/16/15.

Jeb Bush is sexist.
His own dad won’t vote for him.
No chance of winning.

Only embellished.
Not sure about intentions.
Don’t judge him just yet.

Hillary lied too.
When she said she was shot at.
Don’t trust anyone.

Good luck Lester Holt.
The network is fully screwed.
Williams lied for Prez.

Stop plowing the school.
I like to watch drivers slide.
Cars collide slowly.

Mail boxes knocked down.
Five on one small cul de sac.
Dedicated skill.

Neighbors cleared hydrants.
Shoveled out space to work in.
Three feet all around.

Old Russian Jesus.
Wasn’t Libertarian.
That was Rand’s Jesus.

Backtalk: Tuesday. 2/17/2015

Charging a trash fee?
Property tax covers that.
Broke on fixed income.

McNamara’s good.
But the tax shouldn’t happen.
I’ll miss that nice man.

No forced volunteers.
Pay teachers to cover prom.
Or do it yourself.

Not that inspiring.
Swimsuit models don’t inspire.
They just show their butts.

Downtown anchor store.
LL Bean would bring folks in.
I’d stay there all day.

“Thought of the Day” thing.
Why did you stop running that?
Found it inspiring.

Sound Off. Wednesday.

Papers beat TV.
Newspapers give more details.
Distant visions lack.

Layover station.
Leads to lower house values.
Pollution won’t sell.

Moms should stop texting.
Especially when driving.
Kids need attention.

Bashing Fifty Shades.
Made big bank despite reviews.
Critics mean nothing.

Humor helps marriage.
I honestly think it does.
That’s all I’m saying.

Delivery guys.
Risking lives for your pizza.
Gratuities earned.

Putin ain’t that bad.
The Prez just keeps starting shit.
Fault lies with his moves.

Backtalk: 2/18/2015. Wednesday.

“Kerouac at falls.”
Do a Google image search.
Don’t think Enel has.

Opiate issues.
Economy a factor.
Looking for escape.

God’s snow machine.
He should call a mechanic.
Kill switch is gunked up.

Olympic shov’ling.
We’ve all been practicing hard.
We’ve all made the team.

Jon Stewart leaving.
More credible than “real” news.
No voice for the young.

Sand and salt the hills.
They need it more than the flats.
Main roads should come first.

Stolen pocketbook.
Returned by the Post Office.
Top that, UPS.

Backtalk: 2/19/2015

Move to New Hampshire.
That’s what bad plowing looks like.
Whining is useless.

Business does better.
Cupples Square works together.
Centralville should learn.

Trash assessment “fee.”
Call it a tax like it is.
No more playing games.

My boss is a jerk.
Won’t pay to get the roof swept.
Unsafe conditions.

Tax trash for teachers?
Or someone’s gonna walk out?
Can’t say I’ll miss him.

Lowell Sun webcam.
Glad to see that it’s working.
Now please clean the lens.

Reagan did good things.
But Ted K helped the workers.
Ronnie not so much.

Heroin’s gone now.
Eradicated by cops.
Just in Tewksbury.

Sound Off. Saturday. 2/21/15.

Reid and Pelosi.
Called our own soldiers evil.
Victories wasted.

My great-grandparents.
Moved here from Armenia.
Muslim invasion.

DeflateGate still on.
People keep bringing it up.
Please print the finding.

Layover NIMBYs.
Don’t know the EPA rules.
They can’t idle long.

Use prison labor.
Much cheaper than current rate.
No hope for new Gov.

Sick of the critics.
Mayor and Gov just took oath.
Give them a minute.

 

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Back Off in #Haiku. 11/4/14

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Backtalk:

Mayor don’t matter.
Sorry about Menino.
But stop wasting ink.

UML hockey.
Winter version of Spinners.
Fun cheap fam’ly night.

5th grade football team.
Tewksbury undefeated.
Role models for all.

Maine’s Ebola nurse.
No respect for hysteria.
What a selfish bitch.

Sound Off

Plowers want a raise.
Buried hydrants and broke stuff.
No reward is earned.

New Hampshire Bruins.
Was really gonna happen.
City shot it down.

Maine Ebola nurse.
Very inconsiderate.
Most nurses don’t suck.

Heroin O.D.
Proof that we need to ban pot.
Just take some Advil.

Timberlane School Board
Green has a bad attitude.
Always butting heads.

Rename Boston’s bridge.
From “Zakim” to “Menino.”
Or another one.

Voting against calls.
The more a party calls me.
The more it costs them.

Arrggghh!

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Boston.com

<A South Boston man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly assaulting a 66-year-old neighbor over a parking spot, police said.
According to a police report, the victim told police he arrived home to find Juan Beltran-Rivera parked in a spot on East Eighth Street in South Boston that the victim paid to have shoveled-out earlier in the day.
The victim confronted Beltran-Rivera about the spot, according to the report, and the two began to argue.
Beltran-Rivera, 32, told police that he became intimidated by the victim during the argument and “things got out of hand,” the report said.
Police said Beltran-Rivera punched the victim, temporarily knocking him unconscious. Beltran-Rivera was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a person who has attained an age over 65, the report said.
Responding officers said in the report that the victim had serious cuts on his face, and his left eye was swollen shut. They also observed a pool of blood at the site of the alleged assault, which was 20 feet from the intersection of East Eighth and Mercer streets.

While no, I am not a licensed attorney with regard to US/Massachusetts criminal law, I happen to be an expert in the matter of Pirate Law. While Massachusetts district attorney’s may beg to differ, the South Boston spot saving rituals falls under the jurisdiction of Pirate Law. Per Pirate law, you’re absolutely permitted to save freshly shoveled parking spaces with whatever household item you deem necessary to let all the other savages out there know that this little island of dry pavement belongs to you. As such, one should also expect territorial pirate wrath should you land on another Pirate’s island. It is to be expected. You either move to another spot or prepare to engage in pirate warfare. It’s the will of the people.

While generally my instinct tells me to never trust a gentlemen with hyphenated last name, I would have to rule in favor of Beltran-Rivera. He was simply following pirate protocol. Give the man his freedom, and give the man his space.

BTW, paying someone to shovel your space negates your pirate right to save parking spaces. The only thing less pirate-like is getting one punched by a Latin pirate in the middle of East 8th Street. I guess this really isn’t your grandfather’s Southie anymore.