Wednesday, August 30, 2017


An Awful Tempest 
Mashed the Air


An awful tempest mashed the air,
The clouds were gaunt and few;
A black, as of a spectre's cloak,
Hid heaven and earth from view.

The creatures chuckled on the roofs
And whistled in the air,
And shook their fists and gnashed their teeth,
And swung their frenzied hair.

The morning lit, the birds arose;
The monster's faded eyes
Turned slowly to his native coast,
And peace was Paradise!

~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)




Post Script

But in the wreckage left behind
The politicians raged.
Each blamed the Other Party
For being disengaged.

The President was vilified
The Cabinet was mocked
The Money Men from Silicon
Pretended to be shocked.

While on the ground the Good Brown Souls
Did everything they could
To bring the victims and their pets
To safety from the Flood.

~ FreeThinke




28 comments:

  1. Tbe Town Crier said

    THIS MORNING'S HEADLINES at the DRUDGE REPORT:

    Trump Tours Texas Devastation...

    Divided USA embraces floods as chance to pull together...

    Incredible gospel performance lifts spirits in shelter...

    UPDATE: RAINFALL TOTALS...

    BRIDGES, ROADS FAILING...

    Pentagon Preps 30,000 National Guard Troops...

    LIFE SENTENCE FOR LOOTERS?

    Harvey makes second landfall along Louisiana-Texas border...

    Media Politicize; Blame 'Global Warming,' Mock Republicans...

    KHOU LIVE...

    RADAR... SATELLITE...

    TRACK...

    HOUSTON UNDER CURFEW; RAIN THREAT OVER

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  2. Haters just got to Hate! Tens of thousands of Americans are flooded out of their homes with many deaths and SHOES is what irks them!

    And this is what Shaw Kenawe writes about

    Who doesn't need a pair of 6 inch stilettos to wade through waist deep water? I mean, you can't comfort a suffering city without reminding them that at the end of the tunnel is a squinting white lady to receive you in her Air KneeBreak black heels.

    And her dumbass, thumbs-up-giving buffoon of a husband. I don't know about you, but I'm feeling comforted already, knowing Squinty McGee and Squirrelwig McRacistpants are coming to Houston's rescue

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    1. This is how the Looney Left acts when they can't have their way
      My God what Bull Crap from you a-holes.... Is that the best you left wing loons got? You know the Mooch was a on many occasions, when somebody else wasn't paying for her clothes, a fashion train wreck, It's refreshing to have a truly beautiful classy FLOTUS who isn't a Harpy spending her time hectoring and lecturing the plebs.
      Are they so ignorant they don't know she has a dressing room and wardrobe on Air Force 1? And that she changed her shoes to a pair of Tennis Shoes on board!
      Besides II think there are more important thinks to cover than the shoes of the First Lady.

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    2. I wish you could see the incredible irony containined in your remarks.

      A classic case of The Pot Calling the Kettle Black, if ever there was one!

      ];^}>

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    3. Its nothing but raging, unhinged loonies over there. A nuthouse filled with slobbering, rage-filled haters. Best to just stay away.

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    4. Probably true, but TALKINGABOUT IT only further disseminates the poisonous influence, nad makes a bad situation WORSE.

      And that s why we do our best to STIFLE and OBLITERATE all reference to such folly HERE most of the time
      .

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  3. Haters just got to Hate! Tens of thousands of Americans are flooded out of their homes with many deaths and Melania Trump’s SHOES is what irks them!

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    1. Yes, well why not just LET "them" display theirsingular brands of Bigotry and Opacity untrammeled?

      "THEY" make the best possible argument against "THEMSELVES."


      When "WE" pile on, it DETRACTS from the ridiculous SPECTACLE they are making of themselves. It also makes "US" look just as bad –– or worse.

      Have you never heard "It is unwise to interfere when your enemy is on the process of destroying himself?"

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  4. Very nice, marrying up the old with the new.

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    1. Thank you, both, but besides taking a wry, sarcastic jibe at the difference between those who TALK and those who ACT, I was merely adding a Post Script to Emily's evocative, nineteenth-century poem to indicate the UNIVERSALITY of Grievous Events that befall humanity regardless of Time, Place or Political Orientation.

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  5. Cassandra Rattling-Skeleton said

    Oh the Sorrow, the Pity, the Horror, the Viciousness, the SHAME of it all!

    Mother Nature is so UNFAIR! She always refuses to hold herself ACOUNTABLE!

    There MUST be someone we can BLAME for this tragic weather event.

    Might as well blame GOD for being the lousy, stinking, insensitive, unfeeling, inconsiderate, merciless beldam She obviously is.

    Yes blame GOD.

    That will do us a lot of good.

    OOOOOOOOOOOOH! If only HILLARY had not been out-maneuvered by the evil, anti-American Russian-Trump Collusion, and had been able to take her rightful place as La reine d'etat, NONE of this would have happened. We would all be safe, warm, dry, prospeous, healthy, happy, well-fed, well-dressed, and full of Bonhomie and Gemuetlicheit.

    That lying, cheating loudmouth racist, rapist, white-supremacist, Nazi bastard TRUMP has turned our once-perfect nation into a DUMP in just six horrifying months.

    Oh the Sorrow, the Pity, the Horror, the Viciousness, the SHAME of it all!

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  6. We simply note Stiletto heels are not the most appropriate selection of footwear for touring an area racked by flooding and devastation. For most people anyway.

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    1. But the MSM failed to show and FAILED to say was
      what she was wearing when she got off the plane in Texas.

      By the time Trump arrived in Texas she had changed into white tennis shoes

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    2. YOU "simply note" how BIGOTED, IGNORANT, PETTY, and innately UNKIND you are.

      There is NO legitimate DEFENSE against the DISHONEST, thoroughly despicable TACTICS you and your kind employ to further your vain, utterly selfish, power-mad Agenda.

      It has been well-docmented that our beautiful First Lady brought a CHANGE of CLOTHES perfectly suited to the task of approaching the devastation in person.

      Now, GET OUT of HERE and STAY OUT, you lousy stinking COMMIE CREEP!

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    3. Why do folks like you always resort to the predictable fallback of screaming COMMIE, usually with no evidence other than their ill informed opinion.

      Fact is this writer despises totalitarian communism, or any form of totalitarianism for that matter, as much as you do.

      To the First Lady's shoes. Glad to learn she changed into a more modest and no doubt comfortable footwear.

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    4. To Registered Nurse, crouching behind the Anonymous moniker :

      Shut up you whining, sniveling moron! You mewl like a little faggot boy bending over for your rage-filled progressive molesters.

      GET OUT! Your absurd nonsensical belches only fill the air with foul stench. Get out, you communist blatherwaggle, you intellectual titmouse. Get out and scamper back to the infested progressive toilet of hate. Go back! Your fellow howler monkeys are slinging shit and festering in hatred. That is where you belong!

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    5. Lestard: You support progressivism, therefor you support Totalitarianism, you blithering boob!

      Now begone!

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    7. Pearl Blitzgescheiter said

      Talking to turds only acts as a LAXATIVE that creates a veritable DELUGE of putrid, poisonous DIARRHREA from what had only been a small pile of disposable poo-poo.

      Verstehen-sie sicht?

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    8. DO YOU HEAR THAT RN!

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    9. Pearl Blitzgescheiter has made a wise and witty comment. We should all heed it. Oxygen feeds a fire.

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    1. Thank you, AOW, It is always reassuring to see one's intuitive grasp of a given situation confirmed by documentation.

      I learned long ago to trust my instincts, but "the world" demands STATISTICAL, "SCIENTIFIC" PROOF, and even then –– as we see daily in the blogosphere and in factitious reportage by the ENEMEDIA –– the bigotted, Agenda-Driven partisans are unlikely ever to ACKNOWLEDGE even hard evidence that fails to further their ambitions or fit the always-tendentious "NARRATIVE" they wish to impose on the Public at large.

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  8. Facts are stubborn things.

    Yet truth is elusive.

    Why?

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    1. It is only elusive to deluded, agenda-driven fools who have neither the courage nor the wit to face it.

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