Wednesday, November 4, 2015


  Seven Years Ago Today 
A Shadow Fell Across Our Land


The Conqueror Worm

Lo! ’t is a gala night
Within the lonesome latter years —
A mystic throng, bewinged, bedight
In veils and drowned in tears,
Sit in a theatre to see
A play of hopes and fears,
While the orchestra breathes fitfully
The music of the spheres.
Mimes, in the form of God on high,
Mutter and mumble low,
And hither and thither fly —
Mere puppets they, who come and go
At bidding of vast shadowy things
That shift the scenery to and fro,
Flapping from out their Condor wings
Invisible Woe!
That motley drama — oh, be sure
It shall not be forgot!
With its Phantom chased forevermore,
By a crowd that seize it not, 
Through a circle that ever returneth in
To the self-same spot,
And much of Madness and more of Sin,
And Horror the soul of the plot.
But see, amid the mimic rout,
A crawling shape intrude!
A blood-red thing that writhes from out
The scenic solitude!
It writhes! — it writhes! — with mortal pangs
The mimes become its food,
And the angels sob at vermin fangs
In human gore imbued!
Out — out are the lights — out all!
And, over each dying form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,
And the seraphs, all haggard and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy “Man,”
Its hero the Conqueror Worm.


~ Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)


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18 comments:

  1. I will never understand this deep hatred too many Americans have for President Obama.

    JMJ

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    1. Just returning the Bush hatred. :)

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    2. I guess that shows your idiocy, especially when you actually believes your own Bull-Shit.

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    3. I don't agree with our friends above, Jersey. It is not the MAN, Barack Obama, we despise –– and frankly fear –– but the MENTALITY that has guided his POLICY-MAKING DECISIONS.

      What too many don't begin to understand is that any one of us may DO evil things without necessarily BEING evil, ourselves.

      However, when a person in a position of supreme authority has been steeped all his life from infancy in vile, corrosive belief systems antithetical to everything that made our country a significant force for good, it is practically treasonous not to do everything possible to oppose him, cut him down to size, and if possible oust him.

      It's simply a matter of PRINCIPLE, Jersey. It's not PERSONAL at all.

      I look at Obama's face, and see nothing innately evil there. In fact he is still an attractive person, but when he opens his mouth I have nothing but contempt for what he is DOING to all of us.

      I feel deeply sorry for those who are so blinded by partisanship and ideology they cannot feel the pain and deprivation inflicted on them by their ideological heroes.

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    4. Well, FT, old buddy, the thing that 'grinds my gears' is objectively speaking, contrasted with other Presidents and the contemporary political scene, rationally, I just can't see what there is to hold so vehemently against Obama. Even Obamacare, his signature and most dramatic achievement by far, was a relatively modest program, working with the private sector, that brought 16 million people health insurance and reduced the inflation rate in the healthcare sector by a third, costing the taxpayer far less than Medicare Part D, which was created during the Bush years, and with a mumbled to muted response from the right wing - no Tea Party revolt, no years and years of screaming and moaning about the end of the friggin' West and communism and totalitarianism and all that silly nonsense.

      It's not a matter of principle, FT. I wasn't born the day after George W Bush left the White House. There was no ridiculous response to Bush and the GOP doubling the national debt - while cutting taxes and driving up borrowing. No marching in the streets over Rumsfeld doctrine of War on the Cheap, our soldiers digging through garbage piles for armor to fight a war that was no emergency at all and obviously so to anyone with any knowledge at all of the world around them. And you guys complain about Obama's military? No. You have no place to stand.

      Obama is, to an educated, objective person, a moderate, center left politician. A good man. Morally and ethically, a clean guy. An average President by any measure. Somewhere in the middle to perhaps upper middle of the pack, but the consequences of his Presidency will take some more years to assess, so he rise or drop, so to speak.

      This ridiculous, over-the-top, hyperbolic, caricature of President Obama, I sincerely believe, is a reflective of worldview dominated by simplistic labels. He's a "liberal, Chicago Democrat, black guy with a Muslim-African name" and THAT is what REALLY grinds the gears of the right wing, whether they are aware of it or not. It's as simple as that.

      JMJ

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    5. a moderate, center left politician.

      Should have cut the BS while you were ahead, Jersey.

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    6. Ask any liberal, FJ. That's exactly what we'll tell you. And we always felt that way. Only now, at the end of his second term, has he shown to be a little more to the left than before. Sanders is a pretty good portrait of the left wing in this country.

      JMJ

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    7. Jersey Mac, did you EVER look at 0bama's voting records as junior Senator from Illinois? Out of all 100 Senators back in 2008, he was the number one liberal in the Senate. Hillary was number 16. The most conservative was Senator Jim DeMint. When Roland Burris got appointed to finish off 0bama's term, he was also the number one liberal Senator.

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  2. And this worm hasn't finished yet. Over a year of the vermin fangs to keep feasting.

    This corpse, however, feels the fangs.

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  3. Tlaking about Stupidity, what kind of stupid idiot who pretends to know what he's doing says "yes we have more people in prison than ever, and our crime rate is high...we need to release more criminals!"
    Will someone PLEASE inform our dear leader that you don't go to prison for selling Girl Scout cookies...

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    1. I don't believe it is stupidity, DD. I think it is part of a carefully formulated, well worked out scheme to undermine our society that has been in the works for over a century. Promoting corrosive policies such as the one you cited is an excellent way to accomplish destruction without trench warfare.

      Obama is not a fool. He is an INSTRUMENT very cleverly chosen to help bring the Cultural Marxist Agenda to full fruition.

      It is the American Public who is "stupid" for permitting this to happen, but I'm afraid the public can't help it, because they've been systematically brainwashed over many decades to embrace and endorse the unacceptable as natural, right and good.

      Up the crag in the screaming wind
      Naked and bleeding I fought blind.
      On I move toward the Eye of the Sun;
      Past the cromlech I found a gun.
      Then I strayed in the cities of men;
      In the home of my love I found a pen.


      ~ Anonymous

      That little bit of verse is a fancy way of saying "The pen is mightier than the sword."

      Indeed it is, and in the hands of an evil genius a single "pen" can be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of duped, exploited, and systematically deprived innocent souls.

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    1. HERE is ANITA'S POST edited for clarity and legibility:

      The left has proven time and again that they have no intention of honoring any compromise, they have every intention of breaking the deal from the start. They are liars and are untrustworthy. The left needs to be totally IGNORED not compromised with.

      I hate people on the left because they lie about their true agenda on everything. They have learned that they can inch their way to whatever agenda they have. A case in point is paid family medical leave. Twenty years ago they pushed for this but the compromise was unpaid medical leave. Everyone thought that made them happy but now they are pushing for paid family medical leave.

      The other day, a Liberal posted a picture on this board that stated Clinton and OBAMA both had lowered the National debt. Yet we are $18.5 Trillion in debt, so I ask you, mdo these people actually read what they post?

      The National debt will reach $20 trillion before the end of Obama’s presidency.
      Obama is why Trump is leading the polls. The Obama administration has completely failed.

      By the time Obama leaves office he will have presided over a collapse in race relations, a crime wave through out the Cities and States the likes of which have not been seen in 40 years and more than doubled the debts that the political class has ever imposed on the American people.

      Overseas, his weakness has resulted in renewed aggression from Russia, and the Chinese. Iran is not only ruled by religious fanatics but will be armed with nuclear weapons. By crippling America at home and strengthening our enemies abroad, Obama has made war far more likely down the road.

      Do they know what the heck they are talking about? Are they literate? As long as they can “Blame it on Bush” they feel good about themselves. So you just go right ahead and keep drinking the bongwater and making fools of yourselves, and believe your own lies. That sure will fix the problem.

      What is the point of compromising with them if they are just going to see it as a step towards their real target? There should be no compromising with the left!

      Here's some fascinating news: The National Debt went up under Clinton primarily because Fannie and Freddie began blowing the housing bubble at that time.

      Yes, Clinton balanced the budget, but frankly it doesn't matter if your budget is balanced or not; It only matters if you can pay your bills and debts. That may sound great and all, but there's one big problem with the theory that the Clinton surplus forced the household sector into debt. Household debt grew at a slower rate than it did during the 70s and 80s.

      The deficit under Obama has nearly destroyed the country. Obama's legacy will possibly result in World War III –– and all because the Left wanted silly community organizer with no real-life experience who was elected President by a celebrity-bleeding heart base voting without thought. They just wanted to elect a black man president just because he was black.

      That got us EXACTLY the result we expected. But heck he loves playing basketball, is great at playing golf, and has brought with him to the White House a wife who loves taking frequent, highly expensive luxury vacations at our expense.

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  5. DEBONAIR DUDE POSTED THIS at WHO'S YOUR DADDY. I think it's worth repeating here, (gently modified, of course ;-)

    The Debonair Dudes World November 4, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    Do the Democrats hate Ben Carson because he is black? Or Do the Democrats hate Ben Carson because he is just too smart to belly up to their nonsense?

    I actually think that the Democrats, Liberals, Progressives ,and all the other left-leaning people with mental disorders and their sycophants in the media attack and lie about Ben Carson because he is a black man who doesn't follow their orders.

    This is the real reason he is being attacked. They hate him because was a man who grew up poor in bad neighborhoods and became a world-renowned brain surgeon of superlative capability. He proves that you don't need the Slave Masters of the Left to become successful.

    The subversives in the media, as well as the official Democratic Hate groups, with their Blogs, their Facebooks and what have you will be running 24/7 to supply and magnify all the lies, distortions, and propaganda the Hillary Faithful can dig up –– or make up.

    Ben Carson is proving the truth that we Conservatives already knew that the oldest American hate group in America (the Democrat party) has never really changed.

    The leftists are scared to death that Republicans will elect a Black man and therefore put all their nonsense about Republicans being inherently bigoted against people of color to bed once and for all.

    But just wait, now that Dr, Carson has taken the lead in the polls away from Donald Trump who they have worked to destroy, the ding-a-lings will go to work with their VICIOUS LIES about Ben Carson. After all, how dare he as Black man not be on the Democrat Plantation?

    Wouldn’t a Donald Trump-Ben Carson combination make a great ticket, as well as a nightmare for Hillary Clinton –– Or would a Carson-Fiorina ticket be a bigger nightmare for her?

    Let's see, Obama was a community organizer and won by a landslide, while Ben was only a world renowned brain surgeon. How will the astonishingly ill-informed act on that revelation?

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  6. Bravo Good one Dude!
    You really nailed it.

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  7. thanks for being here FT, you add a lot to the blogosphere

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  8. I hate how Obama go off on people for guns and drugs and mistreatin the hos but then he go party with the gangsta rap stars. If Republicans go to black people and be like we love that yo mama go to church and u got a gun in yo car to blast a fool man ain't no brothas ever gone vote for a Democrat except the down low's that wanna get gay married.

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  9. I like yo blog main u say what u feel and keep it real

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