Saturday, November 8, 2014



The Ass’s Lament

Alas! Alack! For good or ill
The world is no tea party.
When issues press, voices get shrill
And indignation hearty.

This may distress the sensitive
And rouse self-righteous ire
But Life's duress oft tends to give
Each ass a kiss of fire.

~ FreeThinke



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  3. There isn't one of us who doesn't act like an ass at one time or another. I don't think FT was aiming this only at Democrats. It's just a wry observation about the way life rewards foolishness, carelessness and laziness. A clever, funny way to say, "We all get it in the end."


    ---------> Katharine Heartburn

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  4. Liberal asses got burned this past Tuesday, and listening to the whining and crying is music to my ears!

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  5. your poetry is still petty and sophmoric. Not much done with language at all.

    It would be embarassing for any journal editor to read this petty sham.

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  6. Let those who criticize either do better, or hold their tongues. :)

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    1. Forgive them Father, for they don't know any better.

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  7. ah, I do know good writing....and I have done better.....but it does not belong to an idiot class....


    Yet I'm the one who dreamt our basic dream
    In the Old World while still a serf of kings,
    Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,
    That even yet its mighty daring sings
    In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned
    That's made America the land it has become.
    O, I'm the man who sailed those early seas
    In search of what I meant to be my home--
    For I'm the one who left dark Ireland's shore,
    And Poland's plain, and England's grassy lea,
    And torn from Black Africa's strand I came
    To build a "homeland of the free."

    The free?

    Who said the free? Not me?
    Surely not me? The millions on relief today?
    The millions shot down when we strike?
    The millions who have nothing for our pay?
    For all the dreams we've dreamed
    And all the songs we've sung
    And all the hopes we've held
    And all the flags we've hung,
    The millions who have nothing for our pay--
    Except the dream that's almost dead today.

    O, let America be America again--
    The land that never has been yet--
    And yet must be--the land where every man is free.
    The land that's mine--the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME--
    Who made America,
    Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
    Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
    Must bring back our mighty dream again.

    Sure, call me any ugly name you choose--
    The steel of freedom does not stain.
    From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
    We must take back our land again,
    America!


    ohohoh...fit that on your feet and walk with it

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  8. "From those who live like leeches on the people's lives, We must take back our land again"

    A position I think most conservatives would agree with

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  9. just a selection of Langston Hughes. Not mine. But it fit well into our last issue.

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  11. I guess that within a fine blog such as this one, there had to be a few stupid Democrats statements to follow or else the Progressive World wouldn’t exist.

    And you Mr.Okjimm, apparently are not astute enough to notice that you and your kind are really not wanted here to come here and insult us, or is your kind of slop needed here for any of us to read. You are a moron Sir, and scum to the last, like your communist mentor. I doubt there is anything you could say that would make us interested in hearing or reading.
    Here's the thing, and you can take it home with you to the rest of you slim-bags, Democrats are scum and only give a crap about power.

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  12. Sorry, but that excerpt from Langston Hughes sounds like a shower of tendentious, propagandistic blather from a classic useful idiot -- a textbook case in fact.

    Oh, and Jimm (sic), you are anything but "OK" by my standards. If you persist in coming here only to insult me, personally, please don't bother. Your efforts are wasted. I've been insulted -- and praised -- by experts, and believe me you don't qualify as an expert in any department if your paltry contributions to the blogosphere may be taken as evidence.

    It's a clear sign of emotional immaturity, weak character, and poverty of spirit to act as spitefully as you do with -- or without -- provocation.

    Expressing gratuitous insolence and nastiness for sheer spite is no sane person's idea of an accomplishment.

    Frankly, I would be offended if the likes of you said anything affirmative about anything I said or did, because I would then know I must have been on the wrong track.

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  13. And Dave, please take your smarmy, counterfeit humanitarianism and self-righteous posturing elsewhere.

    I truly would rather be alone than in bad company.

    Please don't quibble, and don't attempt to remonstrate. Just go.

    Thank you.

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  14. That's the coolest thing FREE THINKE has ever posted! Besides the post where he Kicked Ducky to the curb.

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  15. I really believe that 99.9 percent of liberals are stupid. Some are just simple minded, and ignoramus’s but the rest are complete morons. So I guess that it makes perfect sense that the King of Morons, Al Gore, was their candidate for President.
    Also, I think that liberals tend to be arrogant, lamebrained nincompoops , and overly aggressive in their disagreement of others

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  18. Sorry to have to tell you, but it's inaccurate to say that leftists - liberals - progressives - socialists - communists -- whatever you want to call them -- are stupid. Far from it. Many are intellectually gifted and qualify as geniuses and experts in highly specialized fields.

    However, from the conservative point of view, leftist thinking is decidedly warped -- captious, cynical, lacking in gratitude, counter-intuitive, counter-productive, depressing and infuriating to a fault.

    But please let us not call them "stupid." To have achieved the high degree of success they have in deceiving huge segments of the public into swallowing their toxic potions, they have had to be demonically clever, fearlessly contemptible, and utterly devoid of heart or conscience.

    But please never confuse that with "stupidity."

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  19. At this point I have to tell you I wrote this silly little rhyme several years ago as a private note of consolation to an old college friend, who shares my sense of humor, on the eve of his last colonoscopy. It's the TRUTH, believe it or not. ;-}

    The assumption that the "asses" involved were meant as a slur against Democrats may be understandable given the timing, but I assure you politics had nothing whatsoever to do with my reason for penning it in the first place.

    SO, once again: "We learn more about Peter from what he says about Paul than we learn about Paul."

    "What fools [we] mortals be!"

    Life is so much more fun when we keep a good sense of humor well intact. Far less aggravating too.

    CHEERIO!

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  21. Finntann, the subtle irony of your observation was not lost on me. Thank you.

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  22. Katharine, as usual, yours is the least acrimonious, most astute, most well-phrased comment of all. I can't imagine what I'd do without your periodic doses of good, old-fashioned vinegary-but-kind-hearted common sense.

    Thank you.

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  23. ONCE AGAIN for the UMPTEENTH TIME:

    We welcome conversation
    But without vituperation.
    If your aim is vilification ––
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  24. progressive policies
    are totally stinko
    okjimm
    is a flaming red pinko

    What brings you here okjimm?

    This the rats and termites finally eat out the floor over at Shaw's?

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  25. Flesruoy K. Cufog said

    You said this at Lisa's blog about Shaw. You are a disgusting creep, FeetStinke. You stink. You ought to be horsewhipped.


    "Why would anyone in his right mind want to spend time at Repulsive Excretions? It's a septic tank filled with a toxic mixture of Spite, Malice, Bitterness, Mockery, Mendacity, Vicious Accusations, Foul Fabrications and Vain Pretensions to Intellectual Integrity and Artistic Sensibility, -- a veritable boatload of Bigotry and evil smelling Garbage -- a minefield of Ferocious Fatuity. The slithery creatures that inhabit that Toxic Waste Site are at their most devious, dangerous and disingenuous when they try to appear "reasonable" and "pleasant."

Putting lipstick on a pig does nothing to make the poor thing more attractive."

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  26. As an aside, a mutual friend of ours forwarded me a collection of fugues... I am most impressed.

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  27. Let's see if the GOP can behave live civilized human beings for the next two years. If they do, they'll continue their ride, if they don't, oh man, I can wait for 2016! ;)

    JMJ

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  28. Kowalski and Silvester still stand. Saying it all.

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  29. okjimm
    is a flaming red pinko

    What brings you here okjimm?

    This the rats and termites finally eat out the floor over at Shaw's?


    SOME COMMENTS ARE PRICELESS, THIS IS ONE OF THEM...

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  30. The Tea-Party SamuraiNovember 9, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Flesruoy K. Cufog said

    "You said this at Lisa's blog about Shaw. You are a disgusting creep, FeetStinke. You stink. You ought to be horsewhipped."

    Online Threats and Stalking, and Threats on the Internet is a Felony

    You have been reported to the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice.
    And you have been reported to the Gestapo as well Case Number 4QNDS

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  31. Insults may be odious, Jokerino, but they hardly qualify as "threats."

    Frankly, I find the persistent attempts of spuriously sensitive Control Freaks, who love to try make a stink about nothing at every available opportunity, both sad and amusing.

    It reminds of people who go into paroxysms of indignant rage about "the blatant advocacy of vile Sadism and flagrant immorality" in Sweeney Todd, he Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

    Such individuals in former times would have busied themselves campaigning ti have fig leaves placed over the exposed genitalia on ancient Greek and Roman statues and -- now get this -- The Michelangelo's Ceiling at the Capella Sistini!

    The fervent desire to exert Power and Control over others is as old as organized society, itself. As an inveterate libertarian, who was that long before the term came into popular usage, I choose to counter all this neo-Puritanical nonsense -- otherwise known as Political Correctness -- or the latest incarnation of what-might-well-be-termed the Inquisition Mentality -- by making pointedly outrageous, calculatedly offensive statements from time to time. Whether I truly mean what I say in my wilder moments is anyone's guess, but I will defend -- to the death -- my right to be as offensive and outrageous as I please.

    At the same time I also champion my right -- or anyone else's -- to filter, block or jettison material that intrudes on MY home space that strikes me as idiotic, humorless, tedious, or genuinely nasty by MY definition.

    YUP! I'm a Home Turf Tyrant who vigorously refuses to BE manipulated or tyrannized by ANYONE.

    Don't like it? Then, GET OUT!

    CHEERS!

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  32. The Stench RemoverNovember 9, 2014 at 2:31 PM

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  33. So, What’s Inside The Mind Of The Left-Wing Lunatic Now?
    Who would be WORSE for America – Mitt Romney or 0bama? Jeb Bush or Hillary?
    If you and other idiot anal retentive fools refuse to vote for a RHINO out of principles and as a result get Hillary or something worse in the WH for 8 more years, screw you and your principles. I’d take Chris Christy over Hillary. In a heartbeat. And I think you people here would too.
    Any conservative who insists on writing in a candidate, or voting for a 3rd party candidate, or not voting at all because “their guy” didn’t get nominated, or because they don’t like the guy who did, is certifiably insane. That is because you are doing the same stupid thing over and over again expecting different results.
    Any republican is better than any democrat. They can nominate Romney again, or Mitch McConnel, or John Boehner. I do not care one bit WHO is nominated.
    This is a war that we HAVE TO WIN..

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  34. The leftists will pick an electable candidate. Any breathing democrat who they think can steal enough votes to get elected will get the nomination.
    They will then talk that person up. They will not EVER say one single solitary thing bad about that nominee. They will say that nominee’s poop does not stink.
    They will then proceed to VOTE for that nominee at LEAST once and also drag everyone they can to the polls to vote for the nominee.
    They will then proceed to VOTE for that nominee at LEAST once and also drag everyone they can to the polls to vote for the nominee.
    Why? Because they actually understand that this is a war.
    The stupid conservatives are the ones who DON’T understand that fact.
    If you are in a war and don’t understand that you ARE in a war you are going to LOSE every time.
    Vote for who you want to in the primary. DONATE to your favorite guy. PRAY that a good candidate gets nominated.
    BUT – once the primaries are over and there is a LEFTIST candidate and a NON-LEFTIST candidate –
    You only have two choices, and you had BETTER vote for the non-leftist.
    Otherwise you are a sucker, a fool, and a drooling moron.
    The drooling morons who DID NOT go and vote for Romney just because he had a few things about him they didn’t like handed this country over to 0bama for 4 more years.
    I HOPE those same people who did not vote because they didn’t like Romney are not that stupid again.

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