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Poetry (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Bob Dylan is 70 today (Did you know?)

    05/24/2011 4:16:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    The Cinch Review ^ | May 24, 2011 | Sean Curnyn
    Happy birthday to Bob Dylan, born May 24th, 1941. I’m not big on birthdays, to be honest. What difference does it really make that on one day you are technically one age, and the next day you’re technically another age? You’re as young as you feel, and the older I get, the more it pleases me to think so. There’s predictably been enormous hoopla over Bob Dylan turning 70, and at least 30 new books have been added to the groaning shelves of tomes analyzing, documenting and distorting his music and/or life. I should talk — I’ve written untold thousands...
  • Bear Memories

    05/17/2011 5:04:18 AM PDT · by Eye of Unk · 6 replies
    1990 | Terry Ross Erickson
    Bear Memories The youngest baby was about three, a carbon copy of him in me, When Dad took us all to Yosemite. Not expecting it to become a calamity. The chubby baby smelled of food. He wouldn't share, which the bears thought rude, so when Donnie bopped the bear's brown nose. The bear's unpredictable anger rose. Donnie took off in high gear, wailing. The bear growled, his patience failing. The bear chased the babe. The baby ran. Dad heard him yell near the garbage can. The bear looked around and saw Dad coming But followed the child who kept on...
  • Dissecting Obama’s March 2008 speech would have proved he is an anti white male bigot

    05/15/2011 7:01:54 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies ^ | May 15, 2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Barack Obama’s speech on race, given to expiate the offensive race baiting rhetoric of his pastor of 20 years, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was the angry rhetoric of a politician or his propagandist who told us just what he would do if and when elected, and he is doing just what he said. The syntax, choice of words, and use of grammatical devices suggest to me that a white man wrote Obama’s March 18, 2008 speech that now is his. White House play book. Having taught very diverse students for 30 years, I never heard an American of African Descent using...
  • A Conservative Rap Song

    05/14/2011 2:43:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2011 | Doug Gamble
    If any administration was going to invite to the White House a rapper whose lyrics have supported a cop killer and advocated the killing of President George W. Bush, it would be this one, as demonstrated by its hosting this week of rapper Common. But why should rap “music” be the preserve of thugs who preach violence. How about a conservative rap song, like this: He’s a socialist prez and his name is Barack; he has American freedom under attack. He was elected on speeches that mesmerized, but his lips are betrayed by his lying eyes. He came with a...
  • Obama Lackey Compares Radical Cop-Killer Promoting Poet ‘Common’ to the ‘Pedophile Enabling’ Pope

    05/10/2011 9:53:37 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    This is a perfect example of what the left thinks of the Catholic Church. In their eyes the church is an evil entity that abuses and molests children. And, now they’re smearing the pope as the molester in chief. Obama lackey, Huffington Post contributor and author Keli Goff compared cop-killer promoting poet Common, a member of Barack Obama’s former radical church, to the "child molester enabling" Pope Benedict. What an outrageous statement.
  • Michelle Obama welcomes rapper to White House who called for burning of George Bush

    05/10/2011 1:10:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2011 | Staff
    First Lady Michelle Obama has invited a rapper who called for the burning of George Bush to perform at the White House. Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr, who uses the stage name ‘Common’, will be welcomed at an event celebrating American poetry on Wednesday. He is expected to take part in rap workshops with schoolchildren in the afternoon before performing in the evening. In footage on YouTube he is seen calling for the burning of the former president. ‘Burn a Bush cos for peace he no push no button,’ the hip-hop artist raps in one video, which has more than 800,000...
  • I Am My Sunshine – Squeeky Takes Up Ed Schultz’s Challenge!!!

    05/08/2011 1:50:47 PM PDT · by Squeeky · 14 replies
    Squeeky Fromm - Girl Reporter ^ | May 8, 2011 | Squeeky Fromm
    Ed Schultz just said: President Barack Obama, he waves the flag, too. Come on, Nashville! Give me a song! If you won’t do it, we’d like to hear from our viewers. If you have a patriotic song or even a rendition of another song already in the can and ready to go, you can go to our blog at and leave a link to it. We’ll check them out and maybe even play it on the air, because I think President Obama and the SEALS deserve a song from those fun loving American rednecks in Nashville, Tennessee who love...
  • Remember Libya? We’re still there and fighting under the, “Pelosi Foreign Policy”

    04/21/2011 7:54:00 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies ^ | April 21, 2011 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    Along the line of, “some things never change”, we have now entered a realm similar in to the passage of the Health Care Bill. Recall at that time, Madam Pelosi posited that because the bill was so large and unwieldy, and there was so little time to read it, it would be necessary to, “pass the bill, so we would know what was in it.” Now, at a time when the UN is full of itself in the absence of an American-interest protecting President of the United States, at a time when the world is waiting expectantly to see which...
  • Defining Natural-Born Citizen

    04/17/2011 8:07:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Federalist Blog ^ | November 18, 2008 | P.A. Madison
    What might the phrase “natural-born citizen” of the United States imply under the U.S. Constitution? The phrase has always been obscure due to the lack of any single authoritative source to confer in order to understand the condition of citizenship the phrase recognizes. Learning what the phrase might have meant following the Declaration of Independence, and the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, requires detective work. As with all detective work, eliminating the usual suspects from the beginning goes a long way in quickly solving a case. What Natural-Born Citizen Could Not Mean Could a natural-born citizen simply mean citizenship due...
  • The Obotski Request Admissions of Racism

    04/15/2011 12:32:48 PM PDT · by Squeeky · 7 replies
    Squeeky Fromm - Girl Reporter ^ | April 15, 2011 | Squeeky Fromm
    Oh, my BFF Fabia Sheen, who is an Attorney, told me about these legal things called Requests for Admissions, where one side in a lawsuit gets to ask the other side to Admit or Deny something so that the process can move along faster. Sooo, since I write poetry and she writes all this legal stuff, we wrote the following like it was from the Obotski, who are just convinced that the ONLY reason people don't like Obama is because he is Black and we are just a bunch of racists. OH, do we ever get them back!!! Tee Hee!...
  • Cowboy Poets and Starving Seniors

    04/08/2011 9:02:37 PM PDT · by Ken in Eastman · 3 replies
    My View of the World ^ | 04/07/2011 | James Willis
    As the deadline rapidly approaches for a deal to keep the government running, President Obama and the Democrat leadership in Congress have made it clear that the political game is more important that providing the country with responsible leadership. Sen. Harry Reid has drawn a line in the sand, setting the spending cut bar at the Cowboy Poet level. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed her concern that cutting the federal budget will cause old people to starve, and President Obama has made it clear to all that he will not let efforts to pay the salaries of our...
  • Libya Aereal Driveby Gangsta Rap Lyrics

    04/07/2011 1:56:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 7/4/11 | Eleutheria5
    I bin hittin' the greens Gittin' down in the polls I bin scopin' the scenes Reassessin' my goals There's some drama over there Momar pissed off the French 'cause he ain't playin' fair Gonna be his monkey wrench Busta cap in the air Ratatatatat Busta cap in the air Blangblangblangbababalbang Busta billion dollar Heat seakin' sea-to-air pilot-freakin' cap Ain't gonna take no more crap From m'man Farrakhan's posse-punk Moamar.
  • Deconstructing Composition

    03/24/2011 10:30:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Colleges and universities pride themselves on producing erudite citizens. Nevertheless, by nearly available benchmark, they are failing in this regard, although they don’t seem to realize it. “While M. B. A. students’ quantitative skills are prized by employers, their writing and presentation skills have been a perennial complaint,” Diana Middleton wrote in The Wall Street Journal on March 3, 2011. “Employers and writing coaches say business-school graduates tend to ramble, use pretentious vocabulary or pen too-casual emails.” “Meanwhile, the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the Graduate Management Admission Test, says average essay scores on the GMAT fell to 4.4...
  • The Bones of Bolívar: A Papa Possum New World Nursery Rhyme

    03/21/2011 8:54:26 AM PDT · by ct_libertarian
    Papa Possum's New World Nursery Rhymes ^ | 03/20/2011 | Papa Possum
    Papa Possum'sNew World Nursery Rhymes Political Poetry for Traitorous Times The Bones of BolívarToma! How deluded dares a despot?         How desperate and bizarre? Sit back and hear the sad tale of         The Bones of Bolívar. A man named Simón once there was,         General in Freedom's War, e'er marked down by Historia         as El Libertador. For Sovereign Rights, Natural Law,         and Private Property, he rallied forces against Spain,         these Things to guarantee. Like Heroes in The North, he fought         and soon both near and far The Southern Continent was freed         by Simón Bolívar. But as time passed he saw his...
  • IF (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

    03/20/2011 6:16:53 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    The velveted paws of the typing tabby ^ | 03-20-2011 | grey_whisker
    If If you can keep your smile when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But feel superior because OF their doubting too; If you can claim you are the one for whom we're waiting, Or, throw others under the bus, yet deal in lies, Or, watch Reverend Wright for twenty years and not see hating, And keep cred both in the 'hood, and midst the wise; If you can Dream - with a book "Dreams From My Father"; But writing for Harvard Law Review just...
  • Limericks About Liberals

    03/17/2011 7:02:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-17-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to tell some liberal limericks!---------- The lefties think that they're progressive A name change thats really obessive Liberalism ain't right Socialism shines a light That the devil would find more impressive Joe Biden has said "see you later" To anything resembling good behavior It's a big effing deal That he outsmarts a wheel But he's not smarter than a 5th grader Pelosi used to be the House Speaker With eyes that bug out like tweeker Her sense of disgrace Is as loose as her face When her botox is watered down weaker...
  • I Do Not Like Barack O’Bam

    03/03/2011 7:10:10 AM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | March 2, 2011 | Bob McCarty
    Today is the 107th anniversary of the birth of Ted Geisel, the American-born writer best known for writing children’s books under the pen name, “Dr. Seuss.” A fan of his classic books, including Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I decided to pay tribute to Geisel by imitating his style Geisel by imitating his style with a decidedly-political twist. Barack O’Bam.Barack O’Bam. I do not like Barack O’Bam. It’s not because O’Bam is black. It’s...
  • Incompetence in Action

    02/12/2011 1:13:42 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | FEBRUARY 12TH, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    On Feb 10, while addressing a question about the Muslim Brotherhood from the House Intelligence Committee, James Clapper Director of National Intelligence responded, “The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ …is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam. In the case of Egypt, [it is] a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam…” This isn’t the first Gen Clapper’s public faux pas. In an interview...
  • Quote Of The Day From T.S. Eliot

    01/04/2011 7:40:30 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 9 replies
    Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm- but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.
  • An Amazingly Sweet Story Told By a Young Child (video)

    01/01/2011 6:40:09 PM PST · by Korah · 4 replies
    This is the cutest video I have seen in a long time. A little girl with huge eyes tells a story about monkeys, a witch and crocodiles. It's in French, but the subtitles makes it easy to follow. If you like little girls then you will fall in love this little darling. Here is the link to the video; Sweet Story Told By a Young Child