Sunday, March 29, 2015


Xanax smoothies will be passed around the hall.

Visions of witches and cauldrons and the
dark of the moon spring to mind.

As Congressman Gowdy sees it.

Well, hello Sidney. It's so nice to have
you back where you belong.

Perhaps they could write it in crayon?

Threats and bullying. Way to go Barry.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jen Psaki, Chief executive in charge of stonewalling at State
The U.S. State Department 
Theme Song
(Under Hillary)

Double down, Jen Psaki, double down
Hill can win, Jen Psaki, if you double down
We can break their necks,claiming they’ve had sex
 With John Kerry’s ex, so double down.

Give 'em hell, Jen Psaki, make 'em yell
Hill can win, Jen Psaki, if you give 'em hell
Don't you dare give in, kick ‘em in each shin
Hill is sure to win, if you will only double down

Double down, Jen Psaki, double down
Hill can win, Jen Psaki, if you double down
Just use all your gall, and they’re sure to fall
Scaling our stonewall, so double down

Give 'em hell, Jen Psaki, make 'em yell
We can win, Jen Psaki, if you give 'em hell
Don’t admit Hill's lies, hold ‘er ‘tween your thighs
nd you’ll hear their cries, if you will only double down

Wear the crown, wear the crown, double down!

~ a parody by FreeThinke

Jen Psaki deflecting embarrassing questions

Thursday, March 26, 2015



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Matthew 5: 1-12 (KJV)

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain:
 and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: 
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: 
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: 
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger 
and thirst after righteousness: 
for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: 
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: 
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: 
for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: 
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, 
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: 
for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

- Jesus Christ

Saturday, March 21, 2015

(When I was Six-Years-Old)


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Headlines Today 

BiBi the star of an exciting election finish.


Does that mean Hillary shares a cell with Condi and Powell?
Someone sort this thing out.


The Cotton letter is not mutinous or traitorous
or unconstitutional. It is inconvenient. .


Hillary couldn't have meant to let us know
she's boring quite this soon

Dick Cheney in Playboy Magazine pulls no punches.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, 
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender 
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; 
and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; 
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, 
they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater 
and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; 
for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; 
many persons strive for high ideals; 
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be critical about love; 
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment 
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, 
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you 
in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself 
with imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, 
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

~ Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Max Ehrmann (September 26, 1872 – September 9, 1945) was an American writer, poet, and attorney from Terre Haute, Indiana, widely known for his 1927 prose pie  Desiderata  "things desired" in Latin). He often wrote on spiritual themes.

Ehrmann was of German descent; both his parents emigrated from Bavaria in the 1840s. Young Ehrmann was educated at the Terre Haute Fourth District School and the German Methodist Church.
He received a degree in English from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana  which he attended from 1890 to 1894. While there, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta’s Beta chapter,  and was editor of the school newspaper, Depauw Weekly.
Ehrmann then studied philosophy and law at Harvard where he was editor of his fraternity’s national magazine The Rainbow, circa 1896.
Ehrmann returned to Terre Haute in 1898 to practice law. He served as deputy state’s attorney in Vigo Country, Indiana for two years. Subsequently, he worked in his family's meatpacking business and in the overalls manufacturing industry (Ehrmann Manufacturing Co.) At age 40, Ehrmann left the business to write. At age 54, he wrote Desiderata, which achieved widespread fame after his death. - WIKI]

Saturday, March 14, 2015

(dedicated to the memory of OKJimm)

Oh, I wish I lived where young Tom Cotton
Ran the show, and D’Rats rotten
Stayed away! Stayed away! 
From destroying our Land.

In the lovely land where I was born in
Early on a bright spring mornin’
We held sway! We held sway!
O’er the fate of our land

Oh I wish that young Tom Cotton
Held sway! Held sway!
Then I’d go to bed and rest my head
And not feel misbegotten.

No way! No way!
Should that damned fool Obama
Run anything bigger than a shoe shine stand
Reject, Barack Obama!

~  FreeThinke

(To be sung to the tune of Dixie, in case you hadn’t figured that out for yourself.)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Exulting in Authority

Oh how I love the garbage to delete!
The process fills my pulsing soul with thrills
With which naught ever could hope to compete.
'Tis quite like taking aim from window sills ––

High above the vulgar madding crowd ––
At mischief-makers' furtive machinations
Engaging in atrocious acts unbowed
By decency or prudent calculations. 

What fun to act the role of unknown sniper
Picking off the brigands self-directed!
Better that than letting vicious vipers
Nurse on blameless bosoms undetected.

Exulting as I wield my scimitar
I lop the heads off trolls who’ve gone too far.

~ FreeThinke

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


but she's not nearly half so pretty.

She wouldn't even make 
a decent doormat, 
unless you wanted 
to scare potential
visitors away.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Carnegie Hall Debut Canceled 
Over Nazi Anthem

The Tyranny of PC Arrives in New York's 
World of Concert Music

By Shaun Tandon

New York (AFP) - A debut at Carnegie Hall meant to showcase a young composer was abruptly canceled after management realized it featured a snippet of a Nazi German anthem.

The New York Youth Symphony was set to premiere the orchestral work on Sunday at the prestigious concert hall but the orchestra's management removed it, saying that such an explosive musical reference required a longer conversation.
No one has suggested any Nazi sympathy by composer Jonas Tarm, a 21-year-old Estonian American, who intended for the work to deplore war including recent bloodshed in Ukraine.
But the controversy raised a broader question -- how explicitly do artists need to state that allusions to history's darkest chapters are meant to condemn rather than condone?
The New York Youth Symphony, which recognizes performers and composers under age 22, said Tarm only informed the management last week that his piece included 45 seconds of "Horst-Wessel-Lied," one of the Nazis' main anthems which is banned in modern Germany and Austria.
The symphony said that the nine-minute piece could have been "an important teaching moment for our students" but that Tarm refused to lay out his reasons for using "Horst-Wessel-Lied."
"Without this information, and given the lack of transparency and lack of parental consent to engage with this music, we could not continue to feature his work on the program," the symphony said in a statement.
"We believe deeply in a free creative process. But along with freedom comes responsibility, even more so when young people are involved," it said.

Tarm had entitled his work "Marsh u Nebuttya," which is Ukrainian for "March to Oblivion," and it also incorporated the anthem of Soviet-ruled Ukraine.
He initially explained his work only with a dedication in the program "to the victims of hunger and fire" and an excerpt from T.S. Eliot's post-World War I poem "The Hollow Men."
"Between the conception and the creation / Between the emotion and the response / Falls the Shadow," runs the verse from Eliot, who is often considered the premier 20th century English-language poet but also faced accusations of anti-Semitism.

- Music speaks for itself? -

After the cancelation, Tarm spoke more at length, saying he was "disappointed and confused" by the rejection of a piece "not meant to provoke, but to evoke."
The piece "is devoted to the victims who have suffered from cruelty and hatred of war, totalitarianism, polarizing nationalism -- in the past and today," he said in a statement.
"The old joke about how do you get to Carnegie Hall -- you practice. Apparently, you also have to self-censor. I'm disappointed that this work will no longer have the ability to speak for itself," he said.
Tarm, who is studying at the New England Conservatory in Boston, said that the orchestra had been practicing the piece for weeks without any complaints.
The controversy has echoes of a furor last year at the Metropolitan Opera which staged John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," about the wheelchair-bound Jewish American Leon Klinghoffer who was killed by Palestinian hijackers of a cruise ship in 1985.
Protesters rallied outside and several disrupted performances in part because Palestinian characters in the opera make anti-Semitic remarks as Adams tries to set the context for the killing.
Ken Jacobson, deputy national director of the Anti-Defamation League, which fights anti-Semitism and racism, said that he could not judge the canceled Carnegie Hall piece without listening to it but urged reflection before banning artwork that cites offensive material.
"I assume that the New York Youth Symphony did what it did out of good motives. But I would also say that in works of art, one has to be thoughtful and careful before one wants to censor," he told AFP.
The orchestra went ahead Sunday with a performance that featured rising violinist Elena Urioste, who performed Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade."

Monday, March 9, 2015


______ Hillary’s Acrostic Confession ______

I’ve always had ambition to gain power.
My motives frankly, I’ve not understood.
At times I know that others think me sour. 
For me that’s not a problem. I’m no good.
Unusual if not unique it must
Cause many to perceive my style as vile.
Kicking at the pricks adds to my lust 
Inspiring me to spew more and more bile.
No one can stop me, I am positive,
Because I am The Designated Choice
In whom the Powers see a Factor Causative
To silence soon forever Freedom’s Voice.
Crushing, then discarding the Old Rules
Happily I of all my fans make fools.

~ Hillary Rotten Klinton

Who could want this sourpussed, agate-eyed witch? 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

_____ A CHANGE of PACE _____

Think of something gentle
Think of something kind
Dwell today on something not designed
To make you lose your mind.

Think of something pretty
Think of something soft
Take time away each day from Microsoft
And soar aloft

Where Spirit reigns in Bliss
Away from all the Madness
Where Kindness ever dissipates the Sadness
In the Realm of Gladness

~ FreeThinke




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