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Posted: 23 January 2017 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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LoisL - 22 January 2017 06:22 AM

“WE” didn’t elect him. There has always been a large percentage of the population that is stupid and thick headed, who vote against their own interests, who are ready to follow the Music Man and his empty promises right off a cliff. The percentage was just higher than usual this time for a variety of reasons that had nothing to do with anything resembling thinking—or, as I’m beginning to think more and more, that the election was rigged. Whatever it was, I’m not going to stand idly by and say “WE” elected him. “WE” did no such thing. “WE” voted AGAINST this narcissric, cold hearted and destructive candidate and we shouldn’t forget it. He’s not MY president. He’s a fraud. The weaknesses in our system allowed him to occupy the position of president and we’re unfortunately stuck with him and his greedy, narcissistic and stupid followers. We can only hope the rest of system prevents the worst of the destruction he could wreak on our country, its economy, our safety and our way of life. We’ve never in the history of the United States had such a dishonorable person as president. We thought we didn’t need specific laws to contain a destructive rogue. We never thought the stupid percentage of the electorate would grow so large. We were blindsided. We made the enormous error of thinking this kind of thing couldn’t happen here—that it only happened in corrupt banana republics with an uneducated populace. Now we’ve learning our lesson the hard way. We’ve been too trusting.  I hope we can survive it and can prevent it from ever happening again with tougher, more specific laws designed to keep such a president from taking advantage of the gaping loopholes in the systen and becoming a dictator. Meanwhile, we have to bite the bullet and hope the stupid percentage of the electorate finally learns its lesson. But I will never say “WE” voted him in and I will never say he is MY president. He’s a dangerous rogue—we don’t even know yet how dangerous—who infiltrated the White House and took advantage of our certainty that the checks and balances built into the system would prevent such an outcome. We were wrong and too trusting and we have to admit it. We must be stronger and more vigilant in order to keep the damage to a minimum and pass laws to close the loopholes that allowed it and prevent it from ever happening again. We have to start with denying that “WE” caused this dangerous situation. “WE” did no such thing except for being too trusting of the system that we thought was working when it was failing.

The music and lyrics are nice, but we need much more than music to get us out of this unprecedented situation that threatens to stop the music forever.

Don’t mince words, Lois!  What do you really think?  smile

I was watching BBC America during the inauguration, and I couldn’t help noticing that they ran the Star Trek episode “Turnabout Intruder”, the one in which Kirk is replaced by a dangerous, homicidal lunatic.  Probably just a coincidence…

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Posted: 23 January 2017 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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LoisL - 22 January 2017 06:22 AM

“WE” didn’t elect him. There has always been a large percentage of the population that is stupid and thick headed, who vote against their own interests, who are ready to follow the Music Man and his empty promises right off a cliff. The percentage was just higher than usual this time for a variety of reasons that had nothing to do with anything resembling thinking—or, as I’m beginning to think more and more, that the election was rigged. Whatever it was, I’m not going to stand idly by and say “WE” elected him. “WE” did no such thing. “WE” voted AGAINST this narcissric, cold hearted and destructive candidate and we shouldn’t forget it. He’s not MY president. He’s a fraud. The weaknesses in our system allowed him to occupy the position of president and we’re unfortunately stuck with him and his greedy, narcissistic and stupid followers. We can only hope the rest of system prevents the worst of the destruction he could wreak on our country, its economy, our safety and our way of life. We’ve never in the history of the United States had such a dishonorable person as president. We thought we didn’t need specific laws to contain a destructive rogue. We never thought the stupid percentage of the electorate would grow so large. We were blindsided. We made the enormous error of thinking this kind of thing couldn’t happen here—that it only happened in corrupt banana republics with an uneducated populace. Now we’ve learning our lesson the hard way. We’ve been too trusting.  I hope we can survive it and can prevent it from ever happening again with tougher, more specific laws designed to keep such a president from taking advantage of the gaping loopholes in the systen and becoming a dictator. Meanwhile, we have to bite the bullet and hope the stupid percentage of the electorate finally learns its lesson. But I will never say “WE” voted him in and I will never say he is MY president. He’s a dangerous rogue—we don’t even know yet how dangerous—who infiltrated the White House and took advantage of our certainty that the checks and balances built into the system would prevent such an outcome. We were wrong and too trusting and we have to admit it. We must be stronger and more vigilant in order to keep the damage to a minimum and pass laws to close the loopholes that allowed it and prevent it from ever happening again. We have to start with denying that “WE” caused this dangerous situation. “WE” did no such thing except for being too trusting of the system that we thought was working when it was failing.

The music and lyrics are nice, but we need much more than music to get us out of this unprecedented situation that threatens to stop the music forever.

Don’t mince words, Lois!  What do you really think?  smile

I was watching BBC America during the inauguration, and I couldn’t help noticing that they ran the Star Trek episode “Turnabout Intruder”, the one in which Kirk is replaced by a dangerous, homicidal lunatic.  Probably just a coincidence…

It must have been.

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Posted: 25 January 2017 08:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Advocatus - 23 January 2017 08:04 AM

I was watching BBC America during the inauguration, and I couldn’t help noticing that they ran the
Star Trek episode “Turnabout Intruder”, the one in which Kirk is replaced by a dangerous, homicidal lunatic.  Probably just a coincidence…

LOL  LOL  LOL
That’s precious.

I may have to pull that one up on YouTube for old time sake.
Man I loved that show as an 11, 12 year old.
Then came California and the teen years and I never looked back.
Oh yeah, then I saw StarWars and whole illusion toppled, kind of like religion did around the same time.

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Posted: 27 January 2017 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I know I’ve posted this in another thread but it is extra appropriate here. My friend Steve Brooks…

Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious

If you’re Mexican or Muslim,
You’ll pray for his defeat.
But he might be up your alley
If you’re into wearing sheets.
Ladies, you will find him
The most sensitive of males.
He’ll help you find employment
With his buddy, Roger Ailes.

He’s Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.
Every word escapes his lips is something quite atrocious.
Could it be Tourette’s or simply verbal halitosis?
Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.

Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.
Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.

He never met a dictator
He didn’t seem to like.
They’re giving him ideas
For the rise of the Fourth Reich.
He’s tweeting Mussolini,
He’s singing Putin’s tune.
He’s jealous of the people skills
Of Comrade Kim Jong-Un.

He’s Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.
Psychiatrists are arguing about his diagnosis.
Paranoid Delusional or Borderline Psychosis?
Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.

Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.
Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.
Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.
Trump did a little diddle. Trump did a lie.

He’s got a snarky nickname
For each and every foe.
“Lyin’ Ted” and “Crooked Hillary” –
I guess he oughta know.
But perhaps I should be kinder.
It seems a bit unfair
To judge a man until you’ve walked
A mile in his hair.

He’s Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious
American democracy has got a dim prognosis.
It’s either on bad acid or a case of mass hypnosis.
Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious.
His finger on the button hands the world back to the roaches…
Super Callous Fascist Racist Extra Braggadocious!

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Posted: 31 January 2017 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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How could I have forgotten this one?

For What It’s Worth, Buffalo Springfield

There’s something happening here
But what it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking’ their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, “hooray for our side”

It’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away

We better stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

We better stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

We better stop
Now, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

We better stop
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

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Posted: 31 January 2017 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Ken Nodine, The Flibberty Jib

Seems germane, from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, people pay more attention to style than substance. With all the talk of Trump possibly getting impeached this could be prescient.

There was this stranger who came into our town
He was tall, and had a dark look about him
And a special brilliance was in his eyes
And when he looked at us
It was the feeling he could see right down to the bottom
We may have been mistaken in this
But at the time, no questions were asked
The questions always come later
All we cared about was the mystery we sensed in this stranger
And we waited to see what would happen

One evening, that was different from any other
He got us all together in the big auditorium
He stood there, on the huge stage
The only light was on him
And we waited in the dark
Then, out of his tallness came the chanting
First, as a whisper we could hardly hear
The flibberty jib on the bipperty bop
The flibberty jib on the bipperty bop
It didn’t make any sense
We were caught up in something we didn’t understand
He had trapped us, without our knowing it
Possibly it was his manner
And we came alive to him
As he slowly moved us with his chant
Through the land of hush
Into insistent, savage, throbbing crescendos of ecstasy
As if it were the only thing we could do
We started to chant with him
The flibberty jib on the bipperty bop
The flibberty jib on the bipperty bop
And he was up on the high stage, laughing with all his might
Shouting yes, yes, yes
But there were those among us who were jealous of his power
Who felt they should be in the center of the stage
With the light shining on them
They were against our hero
And the chanting
And our going to be with him every free moment
And so, little by little, a little later
These critics set to work
To make nonsense out of the sense of what we were doing
And they succeeded
They destroyed our hero’s faith in himself
He didn’t have it any more
After a few, disappointing times
In the big auditorium
The light gone out of him
We all stopped going
And the man who had once seemed so tall
And who now seemed so much smaller
Left our town
Saying no, no, no

We lived through the boredom of the time that followed
Telling each other pale stories of what once was
And what might have been if
We lived on histories and hopes
We did this
Until the miracle we never thought would happen again, happened
Another stranger came into our town
And he too was tall and dark
And had eyes that could look right down into the bottom of you
And he got us all together in the big auditorium
And with the light on him
We were in the dark
He chanted
The flibberty jib on the bipperty bop
The flibberty jib on the bipperty bop
And we joined in, and the magc was in us
And he was laughing
And all his might was with him
And he was shouting yes, yes, yes
But there were those among us who were jealous and so forth
You know, you know what they did

Little by little, a little later
They put us back on the narrow path
This is the way things have been in our town
For as long as anyone cares to remember
By the way
How are things in your town?

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Posted: 01 February 2017 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 22 January 2017 07:29 AM
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DarronS - 18 January 2017 09:09 PM

In case you haven’t guessed, I have a playlist of protest songs. More than one actually. You’d a thunk after all that great music we’d know better than to elect someone as blatantly narcissistic, greedy and cold hearted as Donald Trump. Seems we got fooled again.

“WE” didn’t elect him.

We allowed him to get elected.
We are guilty!
Everyone will pay the price.


Now we have returned to our respective bubble, lefties to bitch among themselves.
And Republicans, not giving a damned, ready to ram their most radical agenda though Congress, while we whine on the sidelines.

How are we guilty when most of us did everything we could do to NOT get him elected? What else could we have done that we didn’t t do? It’s next to impossible to change people’s already made-up minds. They were sold a bill of goods and they fell for it hook, line and sinker. Those of us on the rational side did what we could. We should not be blamed for what cruelly misled people did. Why blame the innocent victims of a disaster we tried but failed to prevent? We are not magicians. It’s impossible to influence people who are following the Pied Piper to oblivion. We tried. We failed. We are not the problem and we didn’t cause it to happen.  Put the blame where it belongs—on the gullible people who voted for Trump.

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Posted: 02 February 2017 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Complacency is a reason.  Not an excuse or exoneration.

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While we’re posting songs from The Master

Shelter From the Storm

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Suddenly I turned around and she was standin’ there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Well, the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount
But nothing really matters much, it’s doom alone that counts
And the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes an’ blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Now there’s a wall between us, somethin’ there’s been lost
I took too much for granted, I got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began on an uneventful morn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation and she gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence I got repaid with scorn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

Well, I’m livin’ in a foreign country but I’m bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor’s edge, someday I’ll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm

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