Thursday, January 4, 2018



HOW TO MAKE 
THIS NEW YEAR GRAND


Has life defeated you? I rather hope
Defeatist rhetoric will die aborning,
Though seen by many merely as a warning,
Each bitter word will serve to weave a rope

By which we’ll hang ourselves when the despair
We manufacture with denunciation
Of all the grievous faults that plague the nation
Convinces us our world’s beyond repair.

What good could we expect to come from that?
Affirmation is the only answer
To the questions posed by social cancer.
Get up and dance –– don’t bellow through your hat.

Although The Axe inevitably must fall,
Cringing will produce no good at all.


~ FreeThinke 

25 comments:

  1. Thank you for this uplifting message. Nice poetry combined and wise words.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you!

      Old-fashioned home truths rooted in biblical wisdom may be distinctly at odds with the popular culture, but they never go out of style to those who do their best to look beyond the obvious nonsense and evil, disingenuous assertions that govern the surface aspects of our existence.

      I do my best to restate those eternal truths in many and varied ways –– a humble occupation to be sure, but very satisfying, even if no one notices, understands or cares, even if they do. ;-)

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  2. There's a lot to be said for "persistence".

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  3. Devote each day to promoting Good Cheer.
    Not just for Christmas, but throughout the New Year!

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  4. Failure to affirm
    Makes you lower than a worm.
    Incessantly debunk,
    And you're a lousy skunk.

    Yet, always playing ostrich
    Will put you in the Lost Niche.
    Put your thoughts in airless vaults;
    Entertain no hero's faults,

    And your grasp of what is real
    Fails with each loved false ideal.
    Deride, debunk and you are sunk,
    Yet allegiance to sweet lies
    Forms a climate where Good dies.

    ~ Hollie Erdenthau

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  5. Dow Jones Industrial Average

    INDEXDJX: .DJI - Jan 4, 10:05 AM EST

    25,067.58 up 144.90 so far today

    HOOP DEE DOO! And a HAPPY Little Old NEW YEAR to YOU! WOO HOO!

    Nothing succeeds like success.

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  6. Good news indeed!

    Unfortunately the loftier the heights the further the fall when the inevitable happens. As it has from time to time.

    We enjoy the high and hope a crash is avoided. As everyone says, Hope springs eternal. Well some do anyway ;)

    Nice to see you back FreeThinke.

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    1. Of course! We're overdue for a "Correction" of at least FIVE PERCENT right now probably more. Investors learn to factor in those possibilities and act accordingly. It doesn't worry me in the least.

      That's why the old saying has held true ever since the market has been keepng records: "On Wall Street the Bulls do well, and the Bears do well, but the PIGS get SLAUGHTERED."

      In the long run NOTHING beats the stock market. Government intervention has slowed its progress and greatly diminished its profitability for investors, but even THAT has been unable to defeat the Market.

      Just look at the graph charting the DJIA since its inception. You will see a wavy line that has done nothing but CLIMB to greater and greater heights in the past hundred years. Even the so-called Great Depression appears one as a mere blip.

      Those who love "FACTS" and "FIGURES" should WORSHIP the Stock Market. The facts are ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT in its favor –– Marxian propaganda and inflammatory class warfare rhetoric notwithstanding.

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  7. J. Arnaud von Mochlenberg said

    The nattering nabobs of negativism are shrieking and roaring in satanic triumph, but their victory is hollow, without substance or merit. Just as a house of cards built on sand cannot withstand the first puff of wind neither can a campaign of lies, distortion, endless exaggeration, baseless accusations, hyperbolic exaggerations and sheer unbridled malice sustain credibility no matter how persistent it may be.

    Do not be afraid. Mendacity is ungodly, and simply cannot win in the long run. It is written that Satan will bellow his loudest just as his days are drawing to a close.

    It may just be that the Evil One's time is nearly at an end.

    Pray that it be so. To do otherwise would be to cast your lot in with Lucifer.

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  8. I left a laudatory comment this morning; it must have gotten stuck in the spam filter.

    Very nice poetry, and a wonderful uplifting message we all need right now.

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  9. EARTHY WIT and WISDOM from the The PEOPLES' POET

    LIVE FREE OR ELSE

    I really wanna hear it, 

    And I really wanna see

    Nobody hafta fear it, 

    Dis gubmint ob de free,

    'Cause we ain't got no mo'

    Any reason now to sing,

    If de gubmint shuts de do'

    On our doin' our own thing.

    So gib me lots o’ hot dawgs

    An' bacon, beans an' brats,
    
An' cook up all dem fat hawgs

    Full o' saturated fats

    "Cause I'm gonna be free

    To lib de way I please,
    
Cause I know, an' I can see

    I'm gonna get a disease,

    And die like a fly

    Hit by de Lawd's fly swatter,

    So why shouldn't I stay high
    An' live like a Gypsy squatter?

    Gulp down de licker 

    An' swill down de brew,
    
Even if it makes me sicker?

    I got nuttin' else to do,

    'Cause I'm a low-down redneck
    
An' a good-natured slob,

    An' before I am a dead wreck
    
I'm gonna do my job

    An' my job is to live

    Like a mudder fuggin' fool,

    While I cheerfully give
    
The Finger to each Assachusetts ghoul
    Who dares to try to tell me how to live!


    ~ Jaime Titcomb Wryly

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  10. HEADLINES this AM at THE DRUDGE REPORT:

    DOW 25,000!

    +250K JOBS...

    LAYOFFS LOWEST SINCE '90...

    BUFFETT: YEARS OF GROWTH LIE AHEAD...

    APPLE to repatriate $200 BILLION foreign cash?

    POLL: TRUMP HITS 6 MONTH HIGH...

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  11. Unless you've been living in a cave, you've heard all about Michael Wolff;s book "Fire and Fury", the memoirs of Steve Bannon.

    I know that there are a lot of people who still can’t except, or can’t get over the fact that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton because it seems to them that he should not have beaten her, after all, I know, we've heard it all before, Hillary deserved it, she waited for her turn and got passed over, not only once, but twice and she even was beat by a TV reality star that never spent one day in the political field! But it’s time for those people to come to grips with the fact that it happened, that it wasn’t the fault of the Russians, and that it is never going to be undone through impeachment, try to tell them that , but these walking Zombies seem incapable. They seemed more focused on the fact that Marijuana is close to becoming legal than the believing the facts about President Trump. Very few of them can distinguish Fake News from the Truth

    And how soon do you think it will be before CNN offers a job to Bannon?

    Needles to say that after almost a year of those Colluding with the Russians” claims and came up with Zilch, the left is starving for some “real” dirt, and accusations that the Steve Bannon/Michael Wolff fits the bill perfectly So brace yourself, this story and this book, is going to heat up and don’t expect President Trump to just sit back amd let it have legs. While the entire herd of wild horses in the democrap party will focus on the giddiness over the revelations in Wolf's book, and making Michael Wolf a hero for bringing down Trump and for saving the world from Donald Trump.

    A plain and simple gossip book with maybe a few lines of truth and more noise than anything else that maybe good for entertainment, but for nothing else. Grounds for Impeachment? I highly doubt it, I don't think that President Trump is going anywhere

    Donald Trump will still be the President of these United states of America, and Hillary will still be wandering around in the woods drinking from he bottle of Vodka.

    And us Republican intelligent folks are amused by you Gullible Liberals.

    On another note, It's so cold these days that Elizabeth Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do..
    And on another note:...It's so cold here in New York that Elizabeth Warren is claiming to be an Eskimo!



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    1. HAPPY NEW YEAR, DD!

      And speaking of FOE-ca-Haunt-ass:

      Lizzie Warren's sharpened axe

      Waits to give "Kapital" forty whacks,

      And when she has destroyed the banks

      She'll say you owe her many thanks.

      Then engines of th' economy 

      She’s reduced to beggary

      Will all go down on bended knee 

      To save themselves from bankruptcy

      At your expense, and then you'll see

      The end of private property,
      
And all forms of democracy.
      Lizzie’s worse than Hillary.
      
You'll be reduced to penury
      
By Lizzie Warren's axe.
      
She longs to heavily levy on thee

      A FULL ONE-HUNDRED-PERCENT TAX!





      ~ FreeThinke

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  12. Free Bellybutton lintJanuary 5, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    The book is just fueling the anti-Trump dementia. Seems a lot of people figured out if they want to get on the lamestream media, just knock Trump.
    But it's not going to help. President Trump is NOT going anywhere, not going to be impeached or another of the nonsense that you libs are praying for.

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  13. Happy New Year to you, sir!

    I received this in an email recently . Hope you enjoy it with a "cup of kindness":

    The voice of an angel.

    https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Rtajxo8d7js?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0

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    1. Thank you, Waylon, and may you too enjoy a healthy, prosperous New Year. [Happiness cannot help but follow as a direct result of good health and abundant personal resources! ;-]

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  14. The book is just fueling the anti-Trump dementia. Seems a lot of people figured out if they want to get on the lamestream media, just knock Trump.

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