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Poetry (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • The Hangman

    08/19/2014 2:41:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Maurice Ogden
    Into our town the Hangman came. Smelling of gold and blood and flame and he paced our bricks with a diffident air and built his frame on the courthouse square The scaffold stood by the courthouse side, Only as wide as the door was wide; A frame as tall, or little more, Than the capping sill of the courthouse door And we wondered, whenever we had the time. Who the criminal, what the crime That the Hangman judged with the yellow twist of knotted hemp in his busy fist. And innocent though we were, with dread, We passed those eyes...
  • "Impeachment" - A Parody of the Beatles' "Revolution"

    07/30/2014 8:21:29 AM PDT · by mononymous · 7 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 7/30/2014 | Mononymous1
    You say you want his impeachment Well, you know We all want to replace the man You tell me that it’s a solution Well, you know We all want to replace the man ‘Cause when you talk about destruction Don’t you know that’s what he’s a-bout I don’t know if it’s gonna be alright Alright, not right You say there’s no other solution Well, you know Boehner’s got a suing plan The DNC wants a contribution Well, you know They know how to run a scam But if you want money from people with minds that hate All I can...
  • Keeper of Names

    07/08/2014 8:58:16 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 43 replies
    Steve Peacock, poet | n/a | Steve Peacock
    (Based an actual encounter in an inner-city Trenton, NJ charter school). A poem.Keeper of Names By Steve Peacock Why do so many black students’ names end with “-quan” and “-asia,” the middle-aged white teacher inquires of the sole black educator in the break room. As I understand it, she replies humbly, (so as not to claim expertise on the matter), “quan,” like “DaeQuan,” has African roots. But what about “asia”? We’ve got Ta’Asia, Ti’Asia, Sequasia, Shyasia? I am truly unsure, she says. Still, he persists. There’s also Arquasia, Tintasia, and… I said I don’t know. Then there’s Quintasia, Sashasia… Oh...
  • For the Boys of Pointe du Hoc

    06/06/2014 8:48:16 PM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 10 replies
    6/6/2014 | andy58-in-nh
    For the Boys of Pointe du Hoc Wide white cliffs arose before us In the smoke and bleak of dawn, Steel shells raining death down on The beaches where we died. Into the fast and foreign swells We swept our souls and kept Our faith with those left far behind The day our worlds fled time. While they who ventured on and climbed And beat against the shores Would carry forth our names as if They'd always been their own. The sand, once soiled by life exposed The sea, its secrets bared Now rest the same in soft repose As...
  • Execution (a poem)

    04/29/2014 3:39:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Eatgrueldog ^ | 4/27/14
    Execution Her hair has been shorn Her face cut and bruised Her flowing gown torn The beauty once in her eyes Faded Drone strikes Warrant less searches Roadblocks and pat downs Eaves dropping Secret eyes and ears Always listening Always watching Be careful what you do Or they may come after you Swat teams and armored cars Men clad in black Weapons at the ready Waiting to attack They have her now Imprisoned Cold shackles hold her hands Her breath is low and shallow Seems that death Is now at hand
  • If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    04/17/2014 12:34:57 PM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 8 replies
    My cousin Patricia read the following poem at her mother's funeral yesterday. (That would be my Aunt Pat.) There wasn't a dry eye in the place. And if that didn't get you, then her sister Debbie, in her eulogy, remembering those who have left us since last August did: my Mom, their sister Barbara, my niece Lisa and most recently, our cousin Mary Ann. Attrib. David M. Romano, 1993 If Tomorrow Starts Without Me… If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;...
  • Táin Bó Cúalnge -- The Irish Cattle raids.

    04/16/2014 6:22:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 6 replies
    http://adminstaff.vassar.edu/sttaylor/Cooley/ ^ | 1st century AD. | sstaylor (translation, Vassar College)
    Everything you want to know about Cattle raiding, water rights, grazing rights, oppressive governments and misguided people. Provides a nice break from the current Bundy news cycle monopoly. Táin Bó is the base of several Irish stories involving cattle and politics, of which Táin Bó Cúalnge is but one, 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
  • Stand up for true English!

    01/14/2014 9:28:06 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 14 replies
    01-14-2014 | WesternCulture
    What was so great about Chaucer? Some people seem to think he more or less invented the English language. Well, did he? By no means. Discussing authors, should anyone ever compare Chaucer to the likes of Hamlet, Petrarch or Dante? Never. Geoffrey's major source of influence, Giovanni Boccaccio, was a pretty good writer of short stories, but on the other hand, Western literature really could've done without him. In style as well as content, Chaucer was an unaccomplished Boccaccio impersonator. There are plenty of good reasons to admire Britain, but contrary to what is regarded as an axiomatic truth in...
  • WISHING YOU A BLESSED CHRISTMAS SEASON

    12/17/2013 3:39:47 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 51 replies
    Vaeh and Me | Dec 17, 2013 | Mesta
    IN DREAMS In dreams my hair is long againMy legs and arms are strong againI can hear the music 'round aboutAnd hear the children laugh and shoutI can play and make that Flyer goAnd make angels in new fallen snowOn the steps outside, stop on each rungCatch frosty snowflakes on my tongueSwing the baby 'round and 'roundUntil we both fall dizzy on the groundGiggling and shivering but never coldThe child in me never growing oldBut it's love, always love, that warms the soulStill strong though I'm no longer wholeWhen the sun so rudely awakens meAnd when my dream has...
  • Book Review, "Taps on the Walls"

    12/16/2013 6:18:13 AM PST · by Portcall24 · 10 replies
    Taps on the Walls - Poems from the Hanoi Hilton ^ | 2013 | Major General John Borling
    worked for Major General John Borling when he was a Colonel in the basement of the Pentagon. I’ve been in touch with him and received permission to share one of the poems from his book. In addition to the poems being well developed and written, what is unique is the fact that originally they were NOT written. That’s right. All of these poems were developed in his and his fellow POW’s minds over several years while sitting in small solitary cells in the Hanoi Hilton. John was there almost 7 years. The poems were memorized and communicated between each other...
  • Free Fall! US Monetary Base Keeps Rising While M1 Multiplier And M2 Velocity Keep Falling

    As of October 31st, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis monetary base keeps accelerating. stlouismonetarybase Here is the monetary base (white) and the Fed’s balance sheet (pink). monbasefedbal And the M1 Money Multiplier keeps falling. So, $1 created recirculates through the economy very slowly. m1multip110113 And the M2 Money Velocity keeps falling as well. Low GDP is the culprit and M2 Money supply growth isn’t firing up the economy. m2velo110113 Here is M2 Money Velocity and the Case-Shiller 20 metro index since 2000. House price growth and lending helped spur velocity through 2006, but it has been downhill since then....
  • The Blind Men and the President

    10/18/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT · by Claud · 14 replies
    Free Republic original | 10/18/2013 | Claud
    The Blind Men and the PresidentWith scant apologies to John Godfrey Saxe, whose poem is a theological atrocity. Six voters of Ameristan,
 To morals not inclined, 
 
All cast a vote for President
 
 (Though all of them were blind)
 To serve as confirmation
 
that they had an open mind. The First in vaunted academe
 who, happening to hear 
 
a telepromptered eloquence,

 did shed a happy tear: 
 
“For once we have a President 

 as smart as we are here!” The Second in a nightclub

 an obscenely fevered fray,
 Shouted that a magazine

 Announced it clear as day.
...
  • Obamandias

    10/17/2013 5:53:28 AM PDT · by Claud · 41 replies
    yours truly (original) | 10/17/2013 | Claud
    Obamandias I met a traveller from a bankrupt land
 Who said: Two vast and empty vaults of stone
 Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
 Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
 And fly-ridden lip, and sneer of cold command,
 Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
 Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
 The hand that built that and the heartless Fed:
 And on the teleprompter these words appear:
 "My name is Obamandias, Kenyan king: 
Look on my works, ye Whitey, and despair!" 
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
 Of that hope and change,...
  • Dueling Punch Bowls: Gov’t Mortgage Guarantees And The Fed Stimulus (Holder Declares War!)

    08/21/2013 11:07:16 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As President Obama and Congress discuss housing finance reform, we have to discuss the government mortgage guarantee. You know, the one that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac furiously denied, but it turned out that they were wrong. Since 2008, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA control over 90% of the mortgage market and The Fed has taken unprecedented measures to keep mortgage rates low. Finally, investors are flocking into housing again. Part of the allure is the government mortgage guarantee. Government loves guarantees (and pseudo-guarantees) in the form of social safety nets. Social security, Medicare and other entitlements (that...
  • There Will be Gov’t Mortgage Guarantees (And The Government WILL Drink Your Milkshake)!

    08/21/2013 10:25:35 AM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As President Obama and Congress discuss housing finance reform, we have to discuss the government mortgage guarantee. You know, the one that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac furiously denied, but it turned out that they were wrong. Government loves guarantees (and pseudo-guarantees) in the form of social safety nets. Social security, Medicare and other entitlements (that are kept off-balance sheet) already amount to $70 trillion. And according to economist James Hamilton, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s share of the off-balance sheet liabilities amount to $4.9 trillion. This is the formerly implicit guarantees for Fannie and Freddie that are now explicit....
  • The Return of the Adjustable-rate Mortgage? (Almost 100 Basis Points Less Than 30 Year Fixed)

    08/09/2013 9:26:20 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/09/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    About 20 percent of Quicken mortgage applications are for adjustable rates, up from 5 percent earlier this year. Why? As Treasury and mortgage rates started to rise around May 1st, housing affordability has declined. As a result, more borrowers start selecting the lower mortgage rate product hwhich is the 5/1 ARM. armsfrms080913 The spread between the 30 year FRM and the 5/1 ARM is 93 basis points, indicating that the 5/1 ARM is almost a full 1% less expensive. armfrmspread080913 Now, you may say “Why should I use a 5/1 ARM when everyone is saying mortgage rates will rise???” A...
  • Obama Meeting With Greek Prime Minister As Troika Wants Greek Homes Repossessed

    08/08/2013 10:08:33 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/08/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Today, President Obama is meeting with the Greek Prime Minister. Hopefully the President isn’t seeking fiscal tips from Greece! Sadly, unemployment in Greece continues to rise and is at 27.6%. greekunemp Even more sad, Eurostat Unemployment Greece People Under 25 Year of Age is 58.7%. Appartently, Greece is “No Country For Young Men,” like the USA. greekyouthunemo Clearly, unemployment in Greece is a sad and terrible problem. To rub salts in their wounds, Greece’s international lenders are pressuring the coalition government led by Prime Minister and New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras again to lift a ban prohibiting banks from...
  • All Aboard “The Titanic”! Obamacare Enrollment Starts In Just 8 Weeks!

    08/05/2013 12:26:29 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 10 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/05/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As a former resident of Ohio and a current resident of Virginia, I was stunned to see the growth in insurance premiums under Obamacare. In Ohio the cost of a basic “bronze” plan for a 25 year old will virtually triple to $1,956 a year. A 25 year old will in Virginia will see a 252% increase for the cheapest (or bronze) plan. BRONZEPlans In other words, it is the Unaffordable Healthcare Act. At least for some. How bad is Obamacare? SO BAD that the Administration unilaterally delayed until 2015 the enforcement of a requirement for businesses to provide workers...
  • Obamacare Disaster: Cadillac Coverage Should Be Renamed “Titanic” Coverage

    08/05/2013 11:17:21 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/05/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Trying to forecast housing demand is complicated by the abysmal slowdown in jobs growth and more and more young people living in their parent’s basement than before. Another complicating factor is the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare). [The American Action Forum is an excellent source of information on Obamacare]. As a former resident of Ohio and a current resident of Virginia, I was stunned to see the growth in insurance premiums under Obamacare. In Ohio the cost of a basic “bronze” plan for a 25 year old will virtually triple to $1,956 a year. A 25 year old will in...
  • Obama assigns job of gun confiscation to the Centers for Disease Control

    07/26/2013 9:03:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/26/13 | Doug Book
    “Ideally, handguns, which account for more than half of all homicides in the United States, should be banned completely, but we recognize that this is not currently politically feasible,” wrote Dr. Karl P. Adler in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (1) For years the confiscationist left have fought a losing battle in their attempt to repeal the rights of 100 million American gun owners. Even with the benefit of what dedicated gun grabbers undoubtedly considered a God-send–the brutal murder of 20 children in Newtown, Mass–the right to keep and bear arms has been so jealously guarded and...
  • No Country For Young People (Unemployment, Obamacare Premiums, Homeownership Rates)

    07/25/2013 12:29:44 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/25/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As high schools and universities turn out more and more students (like George Mason University), I felt it was time to review the economic environment facing the young people in the US, aka “Millennials.” My conclusion? This is no country for young people. At least in the current state of affairs. Let’s start with healthcare premiums under the “affordable” healthcare act. According to a study by the American Action Forum, 45% of respondents who are currently covered report they would no longer purchase health insurance and would instead pay the penalty each year if their premium costs increase 30% in...
  • Obama More Powerful Than Ever - Polls Make No Difference To Him

    07/24/2013 8:32:30 PM PDT · by publius321 · 14 replies
    Despite lower poll numbers, Obama is more powerful thanks to spineless GOP (Video)
  • Again, Weiner Rises To The Occasion

    07/24/2013 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-23-13 | Skookum
    “It is the easiest thing in the world for a man to look as if he had a great secret in him.” ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick Again, Weiner Rises To The OccasionNo one has ever accused him of having class Now known to young maidens as Carlos Danger He is considered to be a snake in the grass The cyber world unmasks a wanna be rump ranger Everyone knows the crass and homely Weiner Many were ready to give him the benefit of doubt But placing too much faith in a tainted Weiner Only gave him time, to prove what...
  • "Play Dead, Roll Over" - Memoir to Explore Black-on-White 'Justice'

    07/20/2013 10:21:48 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 21 replies
    Gravel: LIterary Journal ^ | July 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The following literary essay recounts my post-shooting thoughts & experiences specific to getting shot by a black, retired New York City police officer. The whole story soon will be revealed. For now, a snippet. Click through if you wish to read the entire piece via Gravel: A Literary Journal.So this is how my life’s going to end. My mind latches onto the sound of footsteps approaching as I lie face down on the filthy sidewalk. I let my mouth droop open, smuggling and releasing puffs of air through my nostrils, appearing—I hope—to look as if I’ve ceased breathing. I...
  • The Basement Shelf - For Independence Day

    07/04/2013 4:53:40 AM PDT · by ct_libertarian · 3 replies
    Papa Possum's New World Nursery Rhymes ^ | 07/04/2013 | Papa Possum
    For your consideration this July 4th, Papa Possum's latest "The Basement Shelf"
  • Impeach Obama Overpass Demonstrations Planned

    06/28/2013 8:30:26 AM PDT · by magna carta · 19 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 6/26/13 | Keith Koffler
    The impeach Obama movement may be coming to an overpass near you. A new activist group is attempting to launch summertime demonstrations across the country demanding that Congress act to impeach the president. The protests will feature groups of anti-Obama activists hanging banners across overpasses above the busiest highways they can find.
  • Do Free Stuff and Pleasant Sounding Words Trump all else?

    06/11/2013 1:00:32 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 11, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Combined with compliant media they seem to.Daniel Duquenal (a pseudonym), my favorite blogger there even before he became the last significant English language blogger in Venezuela, offered some comparisons between the current Venezuelan regime and the regimes in Turkey and Syria. The entire article is interesting and well worth reading. However, I found this paragraph fascinating: Chavez never was a model except for its methods to ensure that gangs of thugs seize and retain power while killing democracy with its own weapons. We did have a Taksim of sorts with Plaza Altamira in 2002-2003 but this is over as the reality...
  • Government needs to get Bigger. Quickly.[Attempted satire]

    05/20/2013 3:55:35 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 20, 2013 | Dan Miller
    There is far too much subversion for a small Government to handle. The Administration needs to be protected no matter how high the cost.Considering all the matters with which our grand and glorious Federal Government is forced to deal on a daily basis we need more, not less, of it. It cannot be expected adequately to respond to the many vicious attacks coming from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy unless it expands sufficiently to deal with them. Here, for example, is a vile attack published by one member of that disgraced conspiracy, the Daily Pest Beast. Following the attack in...
  • A Poem For Dzhokhar (Poor Dzhohar, He Didn't Know.)

    04/22/2013 12:49:43 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 17 replies
    Amanda Palmer & Grand Theft Orchestra ^ | April 21, 2013 | Amanda Palmer
    you don’t know how it felt to be in the womb but it must have been at least a little warmer than this. you don’t know how intimately they’re recording your every move on closed-circuit cameras until you see your face reflected back at you through through the pulp. you don’t know how to stop picking at your fingers. you don’t know how little you’ve been paying attention until you look down at your legs again. you don’t know how many times you can say you’re coming until they just stop believing you. you don’t know how orgasmic the act...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Senator from Al Qaeda

    03/09/2013 6:18:35 AM PST · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 08 Mar 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    RAND PAUL/VAN JONES 2016 Here's an easy way to tell when your position isn't a conservative one. When you're standing with Van Jones, your position isn't a conservative one. When you're standing with Code Pink, then your position is not a conservative one. No amount of noise or chest-beating is going to change that.  The Republican Party has taken a severe beating in the last year. With so many hopes down the drain, some will take a victory where they can find it, even if it's a younger version of Ron Paul. There are Conservative sites that are positively...
  • The Bones of Bolívar: Papa Possum's take on Hugo Chávez.

    03/05/2013 2:45:38 PM PST · by ct_libertarian · 2 replies
    Papa Possum's NewWorld Nursery Rhymes ^ | 03/10/2011 | Papa Possum
    How deluded dares a despot?     How desperate and bizarre? Sit back and hear the sad tale of     The Bones of Bolívar.
  • Still the WORST Economic Recovery Since 1882!

    01/31/2013 8:56:31 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | Anthony B. Sanders
    Jobless claims rise, consumer confidence down. Worst economic recovery since 1882. See chartsat link!
  • Happy New Year!

    12/31/2012 12:44:23 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan Miller
    2012 was a grim year. There have been many others. May 2013 and all following years be far better! It's pretty much up to us. There have been reasons for sadness.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0MklIdTiaU?feature=player_detailpage] Video link If we are to survive as a constitutional republic, our hopes and our spirits must remain high even in the face of defeat.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowMI4wvmU4?feature=player_detailpage] Video link We all have work to do. This should help us to do it. One of my favorite poets, Rudyard Kipling, wroteIF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you...
  • The Huffington Post Slams Matt Damon, Yoko Ono for War on Fracking (Watch for aerial swine)

    12/27/2012 5:27:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 27, 2012 | Christian Toto
    The Huffington Post published a stern rebuke to celebrities attacking the process of fracking one day before the release of Hollywood's most strident anti-fracking feature. "Promised Land," starring and co-written by Matt Damon, pits a small Pennsylvania town against a very big, very evil natural gas company looking to gobble up fracking-friendly land. The film is getting lukewarm reviews at best, with even Time Magazine's liberal film critic Richard Corliss calling out "Land's" unabashed biases. Left-wingers in the mainstream media — by which I mean me — are supposed to lap up a movie that plays to our farm-loving, tree-hugging...
  • I CHOOSE, Therefore I Am...

    12/14/2012 1:19:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    OptimismRevolution   h/t Vince
  • If [you can keep your head when all about you...]

    12/03/2012 12:28:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Poem Hunter ^ | 1895 | Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream---and not make dreams your master; If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those...
  • 'Bama Claus is Spreadin' it round (vanity, song lyrics)

    11/14/2012 1:21:27 PM PST · by Rebel_Ace · 6 replies
    my own feeble mind | 11/14/2012 | Rebel_Ace
    'Bama Claus Is Spreadin' It Roundoriginal music and lyrics by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie, updated lyrics by Rebel_Ace You better vote "D" And never vote "R" To Get Stuff for Free From the Welfare Czar 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round The Union's got a list, Who voted twice; Show it to the press they put it on ice. 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round 'Bama Claus is spreadin' it round The Rich they are not Paying We know how...
  • These hard times

    11/07/2012 6:02:52 AM PST · by st.eqed · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | NEEDTOBREATHE
    Give me something brighter Give me something I can see Give me some ambitions Give me something I can be Give me all the love and peace To end these wars Give me something sacred Something worth fighting for It's clear enough to me The ugliness I see Is evidence of who I need Give me an answer Give me the way out Give me the faith To believe in these hard times Give me the answer Give me the way out Give me the faith To believe in these hard times Give me motivation Give me all my heart's...
  • Lame Obama Campaign Ends with a Whimper in Half-Empty Ohio Arena

    11/06/2012 1:25:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Even with Jay-Z and Springsteen they couldn't fill it... Regardless of his own million$ and hot wife, Jay-Z remains an angry, race-obsessed weirdo, apparently unaware that over 80% of the world's black millionaires are AMERICAN, and ONLY because of our country's unique opportunity-based society. The guy's apparently too stoopid to understand why even those of dubious talent -like himself- could always make it BIG in America, all they needed was drive and the chance this country offered us all... but we need from this point forward is OBAMMUNISM, right dude?  Dummy.
  • To our posterity - TOM HOEFLING

    11/04/2012 9:10:37 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 54 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | November 4, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    This is a blood-bought land We are a blood-bought people The LORD purchased our souls Patriots gave us a nation Bold, courageous Declaring self-evident truth They fought, they died For those they loved With unborn millions not forgotten They accepted and paid the purchase price So that you and I could be free Oh, what a supreme shame it would be To fail to pass along this precious gift To our posterity
  • Political Poetry: Obama At The Debates

    10/23/2012 8:50:43 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/23/12 | CaroleL
    With a respectful nod to Ernest Thayer, TalkingSides presents... Obama At The Debates The outlook was quite rosy for the president that day The polls showed just a tiny lead but the media had its say So even though there seemed to be no need to play the game To Denver went the candidates to rumble just the same. As sixty million plus tuned in and Lehrer took his seat The expectation was Barack Obama can't be beat Some thought if Mr. Romney could just hold his own a bit He'd live to fight another day if not, this would...
  • Steve Miller Band: 'Mercury Blues' - 1976

    09/26/2012 12:04:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Been into Steve Miller ever since the very first time I heard 'The Joker' on my Philco made-in-Japan pocket transistor radio in Summer of '73... even if I was too young to understand exactly what he was singing about. But it was 1976's Fly Like an Eagle that really put the Steve Miller Band on the map. Although lyrical themes range from redistribution to anarchy, Miller's slick, understated slide-guitar sound and hook-laden songwriting have rendered me a lifelong fan. Besides the eponymous single, two others came from this fine album- 'Rock n' Me' and 'Take the Money and Run'... as the LP...
  • Ten Years Gone: for The Fallen and for America.

    09/11/2012 4:57:46 AM PDT · by ct_libertarian
    Papa Possum's New World Nursery Rhymes ^ | 09/11/2011 | Papa Possum
    For 9/11, the 10th year tribute by political satirist Papa Possum.
  • Git along little Dogies.

    09/05/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 5, 2012 | Dan Miller
    It's your misfortune and none of my own. I wish. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aTQWC7crW4?feature=player_detailpage] Here is the YouTube link"Dogies," of course, refers to young cows destined to be fattened, eventually to be slaughtered and served for our dining pleasure. I was reminded of a poem by W. H. Auden this morning when it was noted in a comment at a PJ Tatler article. The article deals with the self-revelatory "We all belong to Government" video proudly shown yesterday at the DNC and which the National Committee later attempted, kinda sorta, to disavow. Perhaps I was wrong and so were others in thinking...
  • Why can't I just eat my waffle Now go eat your peas

    08/28/2012 4:23:35 PM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 8/28/2012 | StepOff
    Why can't I just eat my waffle Now go eat your peas Can I get a shout out in the white hizzo please I've now been in 57 states and I think one to go When I was in college I enthusiastically did blow I enacted wealth redistribution cause I gutsta get mine I hear the private sector is doing fine If I had a son he would look like me The Cambridge police acted stupidly After the bill is passed you will like what you see Arent you glad you voted for me and I hope you still believe...
  • Change Course

    08/23/2012 7:48:37 AM PDT · by elijah1757 · 2 replies
    elijah1757.wordpress.com ^ | 8/22/2012 | elijah1757
    A mighty sea, on right and left, or starboard-port you see The waves not high, the wind just swift, seems satisfactory. But straight ahead, the sky is dark, and from the sky are bolts The clouds are turning darker still, the horizon terror coats. The barque is tossed, the wind is sharp, the sea turns to a stew. The hands take hold, the feet are braced, by passengers and crew. Why fret this course, we’ve chosen here, we sail complacently, Why question now, our past provides, we’ll arrive assuredly. Ah yes! for sure, a sigh is let, from all...
  • Obama's Unholy Trinity, Hate, Lies And Decay.

    08/20/2012 1:12:47 AM PDT · by Armaggedon · 7 replies
    The Obama campaign is founded upon the unholy spirits of hate, lies and decay. America must cast the Obama infection out of it's heart before our substance is all spent. America under Obama is diminishing under every blow administered by this Islamo-Marxist-Chicago Gangster. The sordid nature of the Liar In Chief, Obama, has been sealed and hidden away. This unknown, sordid individual connived himself into the seat of power and he uses hate and lies to deceive America again. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being poured into a campaign of evil illusion. The image of the beast of human...
  • Precognitive Poem from 1949: 'Ode to the Welfare State'

    07/23/2012 1:04:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 23, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Seems that clear warnings re. the Democatic Party's actual, undeclared intentions have been falling on deaf ears for over 60 years now...
  • Candidate Obama's 57 states "Gaffe" a message?

    06/09/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/9/2012 | Jerry Todd
    During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama made a briefly reported “gaffe” where he said he’d been in “all 57 states and had one to go, the 58th. It got a laugh from most Republicans and was buried by the mainstream media. Was our President sending a signal to folks who might interpret as intended? Maybe it was just a coincidence, but it took me 4 years for it to click. (REF: Media Research Council – NY Times Watch, 11/15/2011 or Google it) Jump ahead to the 2012 Republican primaries when Rick Perry had a momentary lapse and couldn’t remember...
  • Mad City Quanta Political Cartoon: Recalling the Wisconsin Recall

    06/03/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT · by liesveld · 2 replies
    Mad City Quanta Blog ^ | 06/03/2012 | John Liesveld
    Meet Sheldon, a feel good, pure-blood Wisconsinite who just wants to ignore the recall.