Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Happy New Year

Hi all,
Hope everyone is doing well. Just wanted to check in to let you know I am doing fine. Every day is a little easier. It's still a weird feeling to not have my husband with me because we were together for so many years. I have such a great support system . My family,especially my sister who is my rock and was there for me throughout everything and still is. Now she is going through my brother in law having  a quadruple bypass 3 weeks ago. He is recovering very well .
I have the best friends and family ever. I am really blessed . One of my very dear friends comes by with something delicious she cooks for me frequently. She is a fabulous cook. She never got married. I may have to move her in here. I made a nice circle of friends from the dog park and we all went out for dinner just before Christmas and we are going out again next week.
 My mom is doing well. She's 89 and has an apartment in my house. I am pretty much always on call since she is here with me. But she is still capable of doing most things for herself but she really has slowed down. Pauls' niece and I have become so much closer and I am so happy about that. She is a wonderful person who overcame a lot in her life.She wrote and read the eulogy which I am still waiting for her to rewrite so I can share it with you all. She is a beautiful writer and she did Uncle Paul proud. I asked her to do it because I knew it would be awesome and it was. Her brother who lives in California was very close to Paul. This hit him very hard. They spoke weekly on the phone . Now we speak or text daily. We console each other. Paul has a fraternal twin . It hit  him very hard as well as you could imagine. He has withdrawn but I try to maintain  a dialogue with him . It  hit his wife,my sister in law, hard also. They were all childhood friends. she grew up next door to Paul and his brother . Yes she married the boy next door. Ironically her brother married the girl who lived next door to them on the other side. Isn't that something? 
Anyway I want to thank everyone for all your kind words. 
Looking forward to posting something political soon.
Happy and Healthy New Year 




328 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this good news, Lisa. I've always known you to be a very sensible person, and now I'm certain you are a very strong one as well.

    Next to a loving spouse, a loving family and understanding, caring friends are the most important elements that make life –– always a challnge for everyone –– young, old, rich, poor, distinguishedt, average, good-looking or plain alike –– not only bearable, but frankly enjoyable.

    God bless you, Lisa, and may you continue to find good reasons to be grateful for life –– however dsappointung, sad and troublesm it may be at times.

    ... H_A_P_P_Y ... N_E_W ... Y_E_A_R_! ...

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    1. Thank you FT .I really enjoyed the poems you wrote on my last post

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    2. That's a beautiful compliment, Lisa. Thank you. I always hope those things may mean something that shows understanding and enouragement to others when needed..

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  2. It's wonderful to hear you're feeling better.

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  3. Hi Lisa,

    I hope you've regained the spring in your step!

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  4. LOVE the New Header!

    OBAMA: IRAN

    TRUMP: I DIDN'T


    That's better than the poem on the subject of FLEAS, said to be the shortest bit of verse in the English language. I quote it here:

    FLEAS

    Adam
    Had 'em!


    ~ Eve

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  5. Why is Shaw such a lying, hateful,, and a disgusting.person???

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    1. You re NOT Blue Bull. I happen to KNOW Blue Bull, and he would NEVER have said anything remotely like that.

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  6. Hey sparky, this is Lisa's thread, no one here gives a crap about shaw...take that nonsense somewhere else.

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  7. The Democrats continue to fall all over themselves with Trump Derangement Syndrome!

    Even though the Iranians are ADMITTING that it was them who shot down the plane , the Democrats continue to blame Trump for the missiles Iran fired that took down a Ukrainian Jet.
    And now the Iranians are saying Iran "accidentally" shot down the Ukranian airplane.

    My question is this: What did they think they were shooting down? Perhaps they thought it was an American Plane?

    But It's very obvious that Trump has taught them a lesson! He doesn’t draw lines in the sand, He doesn’t mix words, and then do nothing. He came right out and told them... "IF YOU HARM EVEN ONE AMERICAN YOU WILL PAY A PRICE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE".... Period....Peace through strength!

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  8. The Idiotic progressive socialist democrat Pete Buttigieg said that the United States may be partly to blame for the Iranians downing a civilian airliner with anti-aircraft fire?

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    1. Buttigieg is no progressive socialist. Certainly not as YOU are trying to frame him.

      He is by far smarter than tRump,didn't use done spurs to avoid service, and doesn't like a rug like Trump.

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    2. Hmmm...one butt pirate coming to the defense of another

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    3. Hey Leslie, why wouldn't Gay Pete like a rug?

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    4. Buttsfag is a jizz guzzling homo...same as RN USSR.

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    5. Hey RN, You lousy Terrorist Lover, You are confused. I am a Trump supporter and I don’t want any more witnesses or evidence in the Senate trial. I want them to deliberate and vote.

      Do you know how many witnesses there were in the Senate trial for blowjob Bill Clinton? Zero.

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    6. PolitiFact says that the Senate heard testimony from 3 witnesses in the Clinton trial. Additionally, "in the Clinton case, House managers obtained depositions from the witnesses and excerpts of that testimony were shown to the Senate".

      Zero witnesses = false.

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    7. P________H________E________W________!

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  9. "When Madness and Malevolence break down the Door, it's time for Sanity and Decency to flee through the Window."

    ~ Ancient Etruscan Proverb - c.970, B.C

    "When the Battle rages fierce and wild
    Remeber this, dear Little Child:

    He who turns and runs away
    Lives to fight another Day!"


    ~ Songs My Mother Sang to Me at Her Knee by Newell Poste

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  10. Let nothing disturb thee ––
    Nothing affright thee.
    All things are passing.
    God never changeth.
    Patient endrance ––
    Attainth to all things.
    In whom God pleaseth ––
    In nothing is wanting.
    Alone, God sufficeth.


    ~ St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
    Lines written in her breviary
    As transated by H.W. Longfellow

    The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

    ~ Psalm One - KJV

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  11. Blesssd is the man tht walketh not in the cunself of the ungodly; nor standth in the way of sinners; nor sitteth n the seatof the scornful.

    For his delight shall be in the Law of the Lord: and in that law shall he meditate day an night

    And he shall be like a tree planted by rivers of water that bringeth forth fruit in its season. His leaf also shall notp wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. For the ungodly not so, but are like the chaff which the wind riveth away.

    Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


    Psalm One - KJV

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  12. The Lord is the strength of my life.
    He is my sword and my shield.
    Of whom, therefore, should I be afraid?

    Even thugh He slay me,
    Yet will I trust in Him.

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  13. Leftist scum like RN are such liars. That Iranian thug has killed and wounded more Americans than Bin Laden you imbecile.

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  14. Looks like RN took his beating and left

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  15. FOR E_V_E_R_Y WORD AND GESTURE KINDLY MEAN:


    _________ A Note of Gratitude _________

    A datebook and a diary filled with verse ––
    An original, engaging, thoughtful gift ––
    From a friend whose spirit never seems to drift
    Towards anything to which I’d feel averse ––

    A kind and and frankly flattering thing to give ––
    Not unlike a vote of confidence
    Requiring no note of wan defense ––
    Instead a strengthening of the will to live.

    Encouragement needs never be excessive.
    A gentle touch on shoulder, arm, or wrist
    Can lift one’s spirits more than being kissed ––
    Or receiving counsel well meant, but oppressive.

    In a world that’s like a mental ward –– or worse ––
    Your gift staves off an urge to call the nurse.


    ~ FreeThinke

    NOTE: THE DATEBOOK IN QUESTION CAME from a GLOBALIST FRIEND with DISTINCT MARXIAN LEANINGS. P_R_O_O_F that GOOD PEOPLE cn have BAD IDEAS and still be GOOD PEOPLE.

    We don't HAVE to HATE people who DON'T THINK as WE do.

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  17. Go suck on A witches tit

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    1. You first, 2'nd, and last. And anything between.

      Idiot.

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  18. For once you are right Franco. Glad to see you admit it.

    The world does NOT belong to the USA. Nor are the American people something special to God. Anymore than the people of other nations.

    The world is changing. Your time has passed. Get on board Franco. It will be better for you.

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    1. Read this post again RN and try to realize what a hateful little piece of shit you are. Give it a shot.

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    2. Back at ya Kid In SPADES.

      I really couldn't care less WHAT your opinion is mlm

      Have a good evening. Or not.

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  20. How long has it been since you changed genders RN?

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    1. Haven't. Have you? Must be you've made the and are on the prowl.

      Check with rustie, mystere, or Rad Red. They seem preoccupied with such things.

      Have a good day. Or, not. I really couldn't care less.

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  21. _________ Time to Maintain _________

    The time to wrap and hold it has arrived.
    It looks as though expansion’s at an end.
    Maintaining what we have is now contrived
    Earnestly our assets to defend.
    Taking stock we should feel gratified.
    Our catalogue of battles lost and won
    Mostly leaves us feeling satisfied.
    At least we did our best, and had some fun.
    I think ‘tis better that than Grand Achievement ––
    Noble efforts –– Nobel Prizes gained ––
    Taken in perpetual bereavement ––
    A life by constant criticism stained.
    If living just to live our time employs,
    Now’s the time to savor all our joys.


    ~ FreeThinke

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  22. Now's the time to savor all our joys.

    Agreed. And, do our part to make mother earth a better place. For ALL.

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    1. Why don’t you keep your Promise and GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE...?
      Preferably to Hell.

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    2. Fear not, OaR. GOD's Time is not OUR time, but because He is God all will be well in the End.

      Meanwhile, it is our job NOT to COMPLAIN, but to ENDURE.

      the linger I live the more I become convnced that we are put ere to LEARN from SUFFERING.

      Once we understand and accept that, however, SUFFERING becomes TRANSFORMED into JOY.

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    3. For such "fine Christians" you two sure seem to hate alot and wish those you ACTUALLY give a sh*t about anything other than themselves go to hell.

      Fine Christian" folks indeed.

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    4. who, not you... 3'rd sentence correctin.

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    5. Joy IS love.God is love.

      Love IS joy.

      Simple.

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    6. Organized religious faithSs ALL) have caused plenty of suffering and death across the millenniums.

      God and religion are not synonymous. As much as humans have tried to make so. Religions, all, are about mind control, power, and MONEY.

      Simple.

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  23. A TOUCH F WHIMSY IN HOPE OF CLEARING THE AIR OF FOUL FULSOME RHETORIC AND PUTRID POMPOSITY. WE HOPE IT WORKS FOR THE WELL INTENTIONED. IF NOT, AT LEAST WE TRIED.

    _____ TOO SOON OLD & TOO LATE SMART _____



    Before committing Marriage Gay People should take pause

    And consider the implications of Community Property Laws.

    

Lust may achieve satiety

    With or without propriety,

    So why become a martyr

    To receive the imprimatur

    Of a dull Bourgeois society

    Whose strictures you flee gleefully?

    

Intimate relationships of each and every kind
    
Are blithely entered into by mad persons love made blind.


    The stress and strain of living close together every day

    Demands incessant giving causing tempers soon to fray.



    The quest to reach Equality considers not, of course,

    The Agony –– and vast Expense –– that comes with a Divorce!



    ~ FreeThinke

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  24. Opinionated and Right: "Why don’t you keep your Promise and GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE...?
    Preferably to Hell."


    "HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE."

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    1. No human on this earth "owns" me or anybody else. Less his cultists. Those just like YOU

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    2. Everything that “Miss Shaw” writes is BS. Trump owns you RN, and he owns all your asinine blogging friends as well. Including that Bullshitimg Progressive POS.
      The economy is good
      He is winning on the border
      He is winning abroad.
      He’s winning on the economy.
      He’s winning on the Stock Market,
      Obama owns the healthcare mess
      The left owns the Obama years.
      The left owns all the Bull Shit that he left us.
      The lef is in the Garage Csn where you belong with him.

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  26. Hell is a construct of the Church. Nothing more.

    Constructed to create fear insuring the Church's control over "the flock".

    Nothing to do with "other peole".

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  27. Everything that “Miss Shaw” writes is BS. Trump owns you RN, and he owns all your asinine blogging friends as well. Including that Bullshitimg Progressive POS.
    The economy is good
    He is winning on the border
    He is winning abroad.
    He’s winning on the economy.
    He’s winning on the Stock Market,
    Obama owns the healthcare mess
    The left owns the Obama years.
    The left owns all the Bull Shit that he left us.
    The lef is in the Garage Csn where you belong with him.
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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  28. No HUMAN owns me. Nor does that sub-human to which you refer own ANYBODY.

    Other than YOU and your fellow cultists.

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  29. OMG...our most excellent president DJT and our beautiful first Lady received a thunderous welcome from 75,000 patriotic Americans loudly chanting USA,USA,USA as they walked on the field at tonight's college championship game being played at the Super Some in New Orleans.

    Must have been 75,000 cultist.

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  30. At tomorrow nights democratic debate the candidates have requested prior to beginning the debate there be a minute of silence for Sulimani.

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  31. Agreed. And, do our part to make mother earth a better place. For ALL.

    Except for the niggers!

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    1. Oh boy...looks like Leslie got into the wine coolers again.

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    2. FUCK YOU rustie!

      The above is the usual WYD impostor avatar thief. Play your fucking games. You piece of shit.

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    3. You're both pieces of shit. Just like your cult leader Dotard.

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    4. He's an old racist shit with the brain of a 12 year old. A typical Trump supporter, in other words.

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  32. NANCY PELOSI SAID: “TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED and DISGRACED FOREVER!

    Hey Nancy, If Trump will be "impeachment is forever," how will YOU react when an IMPEACHED and DISGRACED Donald Trump wins re-election?

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  33. The president OUGHT to have the power to order a military Hit Squad to pry those Articles of Impeachment from Nasty Pelulu's COLD, DEAD HANDS,

    ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

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  34. Lixa,

    At this point I can only say once again that you have my deepest sympathy.

    I believe I understand what you must be going through, and even as brave and forward thinking as you are, it still takes a lot of time to be able to accept it fully, and put it to rest.

    I don't think one ever completely gets over the loss of a loved one, but I do know –– for a fact –– that it is possible to treasure their memory and savor all the good things you enjoyed together, and use that as a basis for building a new life that may be as fulfilling as what you've known in the past, though certainly different.

    I know this because it has happened to me.

    As it says somwhere in the Bible: "Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cmeth in the morning."

    ... though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

    ~William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

    I've often taken comfort in those and other significant words. I hope you may too.

    God bless you, Lisa.

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  35. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Trump is “impeached for life” regardless of “any gamesmanship” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whom she accused of orchestrating a “coverup” of Trump’s actions as the Senate waits for the House to transmit the articles of impeachment."

    IMPEACHED FOR LIFE! JUST LIKE BILL CLINTON! I LOVE THE SOUND OF "IMPEACHED FOR LIFE." EVEN IF PRESIDENT DONALD J. SCUMBAG IS RE-ELECTED, HE CARRIES THAT STIGMA FOREVER! AMEN AND THANK YOU JESUS!

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  36. Would you have rathered to hand-over our country to the corrupt, lying Hillary Clinton or another progressive socialist democrat hell bent on continuing Obama’s transformative policies towards communism.

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    1. Wow, can you be even more of a lying asswipe? Lol, man!

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  37. Heart, we wil forget him ––
    ___ you and I tonight.
    I will forget the warmth he gave ––
    ___ you my forget the light.

    When you have done––
    ___ pray tell me
    That I my thoughts may dim.
    Haste, lest while you're lagging ––
    ___ I may remember him!


    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

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  38. Believe

    The heart is a flutterer
    It’s not a mutterer
    We cling to our dreams
    And not to our bad schemes
    Look to the sky for hope
    Don’t listen to people who say “Nope!”
    All you do Heaven sees
    Give thanks for the lovely trees
    Life is to be lived in full
    Don’t listen to those who talk bull.

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    1. IMITATION may be "the sincerest form of flattery," but it's STILL nothing more than a COUNTERFEIT of Reaity.

      "God is not mocked" –– and neither am I. (:-)

      Please, in future try to find better things to do with your time.

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    2. You are not God Franco. Although we're pretty sure you consider yourself close.

      His flattery I can assure is NOT flattery. Only YOU would consider it flattery.

      So, why don't YOU find better things to do with YOUR time?

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  39. Leslie and This One seem to have their panties all knotted up.

    I'm a bit appreciative that they think I'd take the time to throw a couple darts at them but it ain't me babe

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  40. _____ Battling in the Darkness ______

    Irrationality combined with spite
    Laced with paranoid self-righteous zeal
    Makes a combination hard to fight,
    Since adversaries treat with nothing real.

    Projection of self-doubt with willfulness
    Combines to seal out decent, common sense.
    So, even virtue shown with skillfulness
    Can’t penetrate Obduracy’s defense.

    Alas! The joy of honest thoughts exchanged
    Is lost midst warring egotists stalemated ––
    Entrenched by suppositions oft deranged ––
    Employed to see all mutually berated.

    Thus trapped in darkness blindly on we fight
    Afraid to see our faults exposed to light.


    ` FreeThinke

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  41. _____________ Impatience _____________

    How much time passes idly who knows?
    One wonders if productive hours compressed
    Would leave most Men of Conscience distressed ––
    Indignant and embarrassed at what grows

    Hampered by dull duty and inertia ––
    And ever-present impulses to waste
    Time pursuing vices they’ve embraced ––
    Expeditions feral west of Persia?

    Taken by surprise we often find
    Our time is drawing swiftly to a close.
    Well past our prime we learn we have been blind.
    Awareness comes just when we want to doze.
    In the frantic rush to rip away the rind
    The fruit is bruised; its beauty never shows


    ~ FreeThinke.

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  42. Swans

    The dead swans lay in the stagnant pool.
    They lay. They rotted. They turned
    Around occasionally.
    Bits of flesh dropped off them from
    Time to time.:And sank into the pool's mire.
    They also smelt a great deal.

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    1. "God is not mocked" –– and neither am I, –– COUTERFEITER. (:-)

      You have bad taste, bad judgment, and not one scintilla of talent for writing verse. By acting like a nasty, spoiled brat you succeed only in showing yourself to be a tedious, insensitive, loutish, mentally deficient, totally unlikable BOOR with your execrable emanations.

      Our friend LISA has just suffered a terrible loss. After being seriously ill for a ling time her husband DIED of CANCER only a short while ago.

      Have you NO sense of decency at all?

      PLEASE in FUTURE TRY to FIND BETTER THINGS to DO with YOUR TIME.

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  43. __________ Withering Scorn __________

    Who could say what motivates the Mob?
    Immodestly I say it isn’t I.
    The preference seems to be for those who rob
    Hope from those who still would like to try
    Elevation over Desecration ––
    Repair and not despair at what we dread.
    It seems the Mob prefers alienation ––
    Not Healing –– only Enmity instead.
    Grumbling is easier than building
    Submitting to the impulse to surrender
    Captures for the League of Fakers gilding
    Offal –– yet another sad Pretender.
    Responding to the instinct to stampede
    Never made the Tides of Fear recede.


    ~ FreeThinke

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  44. TIME FOR A CHUCKLE OR tWO:

    Well, "Whatever floats your boat" ___
    _____ apparently must be
    The rule by which we live each day
    _____ enthusiastically.
    My brother whips his passion out,
    _____ and slips it in the goat.
    My sister's looking for a pimp
    _____ to get her a mink coat.
    My mother's coke-addicted
    _____ and has a rotted brain.
    My father soaks himself in gin
    _____ to help him ease the pain.
    The neighbors' thirteen children
    _____ dance nude and ululate
    Their parents laugh, and love to see
    _____ their kiddies masturbate.
    Our Parish priest they say
    _____ just worships little boys
    From whom, 'tis said, he gets
    _____ the most exquisite carnal joys.
    But I am odd, I must confess,
    _____ for me there's no excuse.
    I've chosen to be celebate,
    _____ and live as a recluse!


    ~ Grover Gesshoo

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  45. COPIED FROM Mr.Know It All.
    Dear Liberals, Socialists, Communists, and Assorted Idiots, especially that Moonbat “Ms Shaw”!
    There is a lesson to be learned here, and I'll be glad to spell it out for you:
    We tried to tell you but YOU said that we were crazy.
    YOU voted for a Man who Hated what America stood for…TWICE.
    And although your won’t admit it, YOU know it.
    For the past years, the Emperor of Kenya has made it very clear that he wanted to stick it to the “rich” and hike their taxes, he made it very clear that he was NOT a supporter of Israel our closest Ally.
    WE, as conservatives, TRIED to tell you that HE was lying.
    We tried and we tried and every time we told you he was going to hike YOUR taxes, even though YOU are part of the MIDDLE CLASS that the Emperor said MUST NOT be harmed by higher taxes…

    YOU told us that WE had NO IDEA what we were talking about.
    YOU called US crazy. You called US names.
    YOU said WE were lying.
    Well, now that you’ve seen your paychecks, what do you think?
    77% of ALL Americans, regardless of their class, lower, middle or upper, have had their taxes jacked up.
    YOU are among them.
    WE were telling YOU the TRUTH.

    Remember Obamacare? Well, THAT’S ONLY just PART of your current tax hike, there much more to come..
    We told you so.
    died LAST year because, Capital Gains taxes are also UP, Up, UP!!!
    We told you so. Take another look at your paycheck liberals, socialists and assorted idiots Ms. Shaw included, Oh, let me revise that and say ESPECIALLY MS. SHAW! and while you do, realize the guy responsible for your shrinking bottom line just came back from a 6 MILLION DOLLAR Hawaiian Vacation with His Grubbing Wookie and Hundreds of Others... and YOU and I paid for it! .

    He left for vacation without having a deal to hike YOUR taxes yet, had to fly home to finish YOUR tax hike, flew BACK to Hawaii to play more golf and then, flew home Again…all on Your Dime While You Waited for Your First…smaller…paychecks , and Then Higher Taxes!
    We told you too, that were the Emperor allowed to jack up taxes on the “rich” he wouldn’t be done with it there. We TOLD you he would want MORE.

    We were correct about that too.
    Over the past year Pelosi made it clear that YOUR socialist party is not yet done raising taxes, opening our Boarders, allowing Illegal’s to vote, and only God knows what else.
    And let me end by saying We hate you and your Progressive crap!

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    1. Do you ever take note of anything CHEERFUL, HOPEFUL, ENCOURAGING or AMUSING in this world?

      Your feelings may be correct as far as they go, BUT does constantly cataloguing the Sins, Faults and Offenses of Others do anything to improve the world?

      Think of something charming,
      ___ think of something bright ––
      Don't join the gang of pessimists
      ___ who live in Endless Night!

      Think of something funny,
      ___ think of something gay ––
      Embrace what's vivid, ––
      colorful ––
      ___ reject the dull and gray!


      ~ Alexander the Great

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  46. WE SANG THIS IN SUNDAY SCHOOL. I'M MORE GRATEFUL FOR IT TDAY THAN I WAS BACK THEN. AND THAT'S JUST AS IT SHOULD BE. I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THOSE WHO WErE NEVER GIVEN THE CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT GOD, AND EVEN SORrIER FOR thOSE WHO WERE GIVEN THAT CHANCE, AND THEN CHOSE TO REJECT HIM..

    All things good, all thing fair,
    All things beautiful everywhere

    Come to earth from Above
    From the Father'sJHeart of Liove.


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  47. ____________ FINDING FUN ____________


    It's easier to bitch than stitch,

    It's easier to whine than mine.
    It's easier to make noise than to exhibit poise.

    It's easier to say "I'm fucked," than to construct.



    To sit in the gutter counting your woes
    In shit-caked jeans with a runny nose

    Ranting in puddles of frozen piss

    Demonstrates only that something's amiss.


    
So, in the bleak winter
    Go shovel some snow ––

    ..... Cheer up the aged
    ...... And those who are caged
    ...... Some joy you might find
    ...... If you read to the blind
    ...... Don't play the whore,
    ...... Instead scrub the floor




    Now get up and go!


    In summer, each lazy laddie 

    And each slothful lass

    Should get off their dead ass
    And go mow the grass.
    
Don't pout and make wishes
    Just go wash the dishes.

    If you need to find labor,
    Go help your neighbor.
    
Demanding is easy
    Producing is hard

    Protests are sleazy

    Thus saith The Bard.



    _________ EPILOGUE _________


    There's always something you can do
    .
Don't succumb to feeling blue.
    Salvation comees through helping others

    Not thinking you deserve your druthers.
    
Never worry. Never fear.
    Just do your best to spread good cheer.


    Needed work is never done
    Effort's where we find our fun.
    
And if you're old, and stuck at home,
    You could try to write a poem!


    ~ FreeThinke

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  48. SING "HALLELUJAH!" C'MON GET HAPPY; WHOOPEEEEEE!

    DOWZUP TWO_HUNDRED-SIXTY-SEVEN DOLLARS and FORTY TWO CENTS

    29,297.64 +267.42 (0.92%) WOO HOO!
    .

    Jan 16, 4:20 PM EST

    Just thought you OUGHT to know.

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    1. Hey Frankie tell your sidekick and impostor/avatar thief to STFU.

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    2. Oh my....looks like Leslie has been sniffing the bar rag again

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    3. Why do you stay in this cesspool, RN? The stupidity is futile.

      Delete
    4. So get lost scumfuck.

      Go home and eat the contents of your mama's Depends.

      Fag

      Delete
  49. Sorry not to be ble to join y'all in your grousing, but I am DETERMINED to find and share Items to ENJOY, and Reasons to be GLAD,

    I wish you'd join me, and I ratrher think Lisa does too.

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    1. Really don't think you're going to get many takers FT. Your postings are actually quite boring.

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    2. What I try to give is much more important to me than what I receive, Rusty..

      Are you not acquainted with the Pra7er of St. Francis?

      . . . for it is in Giving that we Receive
      in Pardoning tat we are Pardoned
      And in Dying that we are born into Eternal Life.


      I hope 2020 is very kind to you and your wife, Rusty.

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  50. Shaw said: “
    President Obama had one of the cleanest administrations in modern American history“
    EXCEPT FOR. HILLARY CLINTON, RHAM EMANUEL, LORETTA LYNCH, JOE BIDEN,
    Shall I keep goy????

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  51. ___ Breakfast at the Old Auto Dealership ___

    Rapture at radiance shining through plate glass ––
    Earlier an automobile showroom ––
    Gives power to dispel the thoughts of Doom
    Overwhelming that so rarely pass.

    Realizing petty things consume
    Needlessly our very precious time ––
    Edging timidly from the sublime ––
    Hurtling inevitably towards the Tomb.

    The inventive use of common space, like rhyme,
    Enlivens as the sun glows in the hedges
    Framing the old showroom with green ledges.
    Elegant umbrellas red and lime ––

    Romantic looking –– ensconced on the pavement ––
    Transcend the nagging feelings of bereavement.


    ~ FreeThinke

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  52. @ Shaw. January 16, 2020 at 5:06 PM
    Anyone who isn’t disgusted with the reports of Trump and Giuliani lawbreaking rampages against the United States does not deserve to be an American citizen. This should sicken every citizen to their core. Look at what that s.o.b. trump has done to the rule of law in this country and look at the disgraceful supports who continue to look away.

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    1. Yes, all that nonsense sickens me to my core...then I check the status of my 401K and my market investments and I break into my happy dance while thanking our most excellent President Donald J.Trump for this outstanding economy.

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    2. Talk to the farmers, asshole.

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    3. Farmers are assholes? Why on earth would you insinuate something like that? Shame on you.

      Delete
    4. Again, Rusty proves he's incapable of understanding how a comma is used to separate a subject "farmers," from the person being addressed, "asshole," ergo, Rusty. But when has dropped out of junior high school, one's ignorance is understandable.

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  53. ___ COULD IT BE ___

    Could it be
    We need our fantasies
    And fond illusions
    More than we need
    Mundane reality?

    Did ancient astronauts
    Visit Earth aeons ago,
    Plant Colonies - perform
    Wondrous Feats of Engineering


    Still unexplained?

    The eternal Mystery of
    The Pyramids - The Sphinx -
    Stonehenge - Gigantic Chalk Figures
    Discernible only from great heights -
    Easter Island - Machu Pichu?

    The Origin of Man -
    The miracles of Music -
    Painting - Sculpture -
    Poetry and Thought.

    The Star of Bethlehem -
    The Virgin Birth - The Magi -
    Betrayal, Death and Resurrection?

    Patterns of Migration?
    Courtship Rituals?
    Attachment - Dependency -
    Illness - Abandonment -
    Grief - Tedium -
    Decline - Decay -

    The eternal Search
    For Acceptance - Appreciation -
    Affection - Understanding -


    ESCAPE!


    ~ FreeThinke

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  54. COULD IT BE?

    Could it be
    We need our fandangos
    And fiddlehead fern fronds
    More than we need
    Moldovian reality?

    Did teenage ninja turtles
    Visit Earth weeks ago,
    Plant weed - perform
    Little Feat’s "Let it Roll?"


    Still unexplained?

    The eternal Misery of
    F.T.’s poetry – It Stinx -
    Stoned or sober - Gigantic Farts
    Discernible only from great heights -
    Easter Bunnies – Must You Pinch You?

    The Origin of Flan -
    The miracles of Mueslix -
    Prancing - Sculling -
    Pedantry and Cucumbers.

    The Star of Brobdingnag -
    The Virgin Islands - The Magic Mushrooms -
    Betelgeuse, Darth and Judas Priest?

    Patterns of Micturition?
    Goat Rituals?
    Atacama – Deepak Chopra -
    Illinois – A Band of Brothers -
    Gridlock – Teddy Bears -
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    The Eternal Itch
    For A bit of plum pudding - Apricots -
    Apricots – Under the spreading
    chestnut tree. -

    ESCONDIDO!

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    1. If you are determined to act like a recalcitrant child, COUNTERFEITOR, the least you could do would be to hurl your trash, aim your vomit, and toss your pee and poop into the crowd under your OWN name.

      Of course that would be HONORABLE, wouldn't it? And HONOR is an attribute completely absent from your warped, perverted personality.

      Just remember:

      . . . God is not mocked
      For whatsoever a man soweth
      That also sall he reap . . .

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    2. ... God is not mocked
      For whatsoever a man doeth
      That also shall he reap...


      Yes Franco, but you are mocked AND you shall be reaping the hate you have sown.

      Delete

  55. If you can dodge a wrench..you can
    dodge a ball

    ...Patches O'Houlihan..

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  56. Oh my God Nancy Pelosi is giving out commemorative autographed pens, to commemorate this“Somber Day!.

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  57. The AMA today released the results of a five year study they conducted.
    They surveyed 5,000 men over the age of 20 years who identified themselves as either Liberal/Progressive or leaning strongly left. Of the men surveyed 97.6% of them said they sit down to pee.

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  58. A BIT MORE COMIC RELIEF AS NASTY NANA PULULU REVEALS HERSELF AND HER GAGGLE OF PERVERTED PARTISAN PROPAGANDISTS:

    Pelosi on Impeachment Process: It’s Not a Question of “Proof” It’s About “Allegations”

    Gateway Pundit

    by Cristina Laila

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday responded to reporters asking questions about the impeachment witnesses after she signed the articles of impeachment. For Pelosi and the Democrat-media complex it’s not about proof of any crimes committed by Trump, it’s about smearing him with bogus allegations. “It’s not a question of proof, it says what allegations have been made and that has to be subjected to scrutiny as to how we go forward, but it should not be ignored in the context of other events that could substantiate some of that,” said Pelosi. . . .

    SHE REALLY IS ONE HELLUVA A PIP AND LULU, AIN'T SHE?

    G_____A_____W_____D_____!

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  59. ___ IT HAS BEEN EVER THUS ___

    The nature of Establishment protects
    Itself from upstarts seeking sweeping change.
    A groundswell of rebellion projects
    A threat to those whose dully narrow range

    Will seek to serve itself with instincts feral
    Concerned with naught but selfish interests bared
    Caring not that Principle’s in peril
    By selfish drones and not by those who’ve dared

    To challenge each smug wasted senile oaf
    Who’s long outlived his usefulness yet clings
    To power as a Divine Right to loaf
    Thwarting those who hope that Freedom rings

    Again to rouse the blighted land
    ‘Gainst tyranny once more to raise its hand.


    ~ FreeThinke

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  60. IT HAS BEEN EVER THUMPED

    The nature of OOMPA LOOMPA protects
    Itself from brooms seeking sweeping change!
    A groundhog of infamy projects
    A threat to those whose narrow G.E. range

    Will seek to burn itself with whiskers feral
    Concerned with naughty bits and arses bared
    Caring not that Princess Elsa’s in peril
    From selfish stoners, not by those who’ve dared

    To challenge each smug wasted loaf of bread
    That’s long outlived its sell-by date, we sing
    To birdies’ ornithorpic right to spread
    Tweets to those who hope that Trump will swing

    A club to rouse his sleeping dopes
    And bop their beanies, one can only hopes!

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  61. Dear, Lisa,

    I don't see how you could, but nevertheless I hope you are findng something to ENJOY in this gathering revival of Business As Usual at WYD.

    I, personally, thought, considering what has recently happened in your life, that it would be more appropriate to take a sober, more serious, elevated tone ––empathetic, good-humored –– than a return the usual atmosphere of a Junior High Cafeteria Foodfight, but a majority of others seem eager to resume their grubby. disrespectful infantile and adolscent habits.

    If that really is all right with you, it has to be all right with me too,Lisa, I suppose, but that doesn't mean I could ever find stale, smelly tunafish salad and gooey peanut butter nd jelly sandwiches splattered against the walls, with evaporating puddles of chocolate milk, fruit juice, and other beverages all over the floor in any way appealing.

    It's much too soon for anyone to expect you to recover completely from losing your beloived husband. Tht would b both foolish and unkind, but I' very glad you've been to make this mch ffort to get back in te game –– even if I can't help but question whether "The Game" was ever worth playing the in first place?

    Only you could make that determination.

    May God help you.

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  62. ’Twas said Obama's polls were gaining,

    But he's still far from entertaining.

    The folk who find that jerk appealing
    
Are much in need of mental healing.

    For all that twixt his lips doth pass

    Amounts to so much sewer gas.



    And if the Democrats discover

    Their Black Knight’s a faithless lover,

    And a shameless mountebank,

    They only have themselves to thank,
    
For they saw fit the horn to toot

    Of this haughty, creepy, empty suit!


    ~ Ann Derson-Blooper

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  63. ’Twas said Trumpsy's polls were gaining,

    But he's still far from entertaining.

    The folk who find that jerk appealing
    
Are much in need of mental healing.

    For all that twixt his lips doth pass

    Amounts to so much sewer gas.



    And if Rethuglicans discover

    Their Orange Monkey’s a faithless lover,

    And a shameless mountebank,

    They only have themselves to thank,
    
For they saw fit the horn to toot

    Of this shitty, creepy, empty suit!


    Soff O. Klees

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  64. FT, do you actually think anyone here gives a crap what you have to say.

    Let me suggest you go fill your blog up with the mindless drivel you flood this blog with.

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    1. I can't speak for FT, but I doubt he expects anything but what he gets, because he's too smart not to understand what a bunch of fucking morons he's dealing with here.

      Delete
  65. Ugh Monday is Martin Luther COON Day.

    They should make it April 4 - THEN I'd celebrate!

    LMAO!

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    1. Hey imposter/avatar thief. What's wrong? Ya got o balls? No guts? Do you hide behind your mommies apron as well? Sure you do. You"re a gutless womder. Does your shadow scare the wittle you avatar thief? Bet you piss your pants everytime a floor board creaks impostor. You must be related to Trump because your as fake as he is you avatar/impostor pos.

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  66. Curly Endive was at the ranch dressing feeling cool as a cucumber when he caught his friend Buck Wheat ogling his favorite tomato and told him he would need a beefsteak if he didn't knock it off lest he kick him in the garbanzos.

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  67. RN drinks two or three wine coolers, gets tipsy, writes racist postings then when he sobers up trys to place the blame on some ghost.

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    1. Only a person like Rusty with the IQ of lawn furniture would make such a moronic statement, since the simplest of minds can easily determine that the RN @ 1/19/2020 is real and the RN @1/18/2020 is an impostor.

      The usual half-wit Trumpers here cannot tell the difference, and that's why they support a moron like Trump. People with the IQ of lawn furniture can't do critical thinking.

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    2. Yet another leftwingnut pussy who dreams of being the man Rusty is.

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    3. I read on the internet today that Rusty Shackelford sits down to pee.

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    4. Yes I do but only because your mom likes to watch and she asked me to

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  68. I'm sorry, Lisa,

    I hope you know my heart is with you, but I can see there is no point in my staying on this thread any longer.

    Good bye –– for a while. I wish you all the good luck in the world as you work to recover from one of the worst things that can happen to any decent, loving human being.

    I'll be thinking about you and praying for you.

    Take care

    FT

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  69. Tomorrow SHOULD be called James Earl Ray Day.

    Now THAT'S an American hero!

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  70. FT, do you actually think anyone here gives a crap what you have to say.

    Let me suggest you go fill your blog up with the mindless drivel you flood this blog with.

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    1. I can't speak for FT, but I doubt he expects anything but what he gets, because he's too smart not to understand what a bunch of fucking morons he's dealing with here.

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    2. Smart or not, what is for sure he's one of the most boring people posting here. With RN a very close second.

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  71. Replies
    1. What an ignorant dufus!. The asshole above is an avatar thief and imposter. But you knew that of course. Like the rest of the ignorant defuses here you apparently belong in their tribe.

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    2. HAH! Avatar thief my ass! Who do you thnk you're kidding?

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    3. "Up Yours".....damn Leslie, you dug deep into your bag of outdated quotes for that one.

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  72. RN, TO BE PERFECTLY CLEAR, NOBODY GIVES A FLYING FIG WHAT THE HELL YOU THINK OR WRITE ON YOUR BLOG,LISA'S BLOG, AOW'S BLOG, OR ON ANY BLOG!

    WHAT I WOULD LIKE IS FOR YOU TO GO SCREW A DONKEY!

    WHEN YOU LEARN TO BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S CHOICES, OR RELIGIONS, THEN PEOPLE MAY GIVE YOU SOME RESPECT!
    BUT AS FOR RIGHT NOW, GO SCREW YOURSELF!

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    1. To be PERFECTLY CLEAR... Eat shit and die pee pee la stinko.

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    2. Republicans and cons are not interested in serving the public's interests. They are ONLY interested in serving their own selfish interests and those of their Cult Leader Presnit.

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    3. And the problem with that is what?

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    4. This comment has been removed by the author.

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    5. Nothing if you're a NARCISSIST. For the rest of us what's wrong with it is OBVIOUS.

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    6. BTW, the RN USA 4 comments above this is the FAKE RN USA (IE: the resident impostor and avatar thief).

      Keep up the good impersonating slime ball. Whoever you are you REALLY show your true character. Just like your FAKE narcissistic Dotard presnit.

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    7. Your resident FAKE RN USA (the impostor and avatar thief) likes to run around blogistan and copy and past my comments (the REAL RN USA). It's amusing watching the wittle scared weasel play its game.

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  73. Once the camels come to piss and shit, the water in the oasis is no longer drinkable.

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  74. I see that the IMBECILE aka RN is at his best, doing his impression of a 5 year old agai.

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  75. In preparation for visits by African dignitaries, we had redecorated the West Wing of the White House in an African motif with numerous artificial plants and animals, but the President asked that we remove the papier-mache wildebeests, saying he was "tired of fake gnus."

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  76. What we are experiencing right now should be called The Niggers' Revenge, because that's exactly what it is

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    1. Anonymous, polite people don't shit in other people's homes. Next time, use your diaper, an outhouse, or a sewer, where you most properly belong.

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  77. To celebrate MLK day I had ribs,collard greens and potato salad for dinner and washed it down with sweet tea.

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  78. PépéleMoko@gamil.comJanuary 22, 2020 at 6:16 AM

    In regard to what has happened in Puerto Rico

    Chalk this up as MORE evidence of Democrats attempting to undermine the President of the United States.

    It is even more despicable that the Democrats were willing to withhold water / medicine, to let the people of Puerto Rico continue to suffer, just to hurt the President!

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  81. It's a most unusual day
    Feel like throwing my worries away
    As an old native-born Californian would say
    It's a most unusual day

    There's a most unusual sky
    Not a sign of a cloud passing by
    And if I want to sing, throw my heart in the ring
    It's a most unusual day

    There are people meeting people
    There is sunshine everywhere
    There are people greeting people
    And a feeling of Spring in the air

    It's a most unusual time
    I keep feeling my temperature climb
    If my heart won't behave in the usual way
    Well, there's only one thing to say
    It's a most unusual day

    There are people meeting people
    There is sunshine everywhere
    There are people greeting people
    And a feeling of Spring in the air

    It's a most unusal time;
    I keep feeling my temperature, cli-i-imb
    if my heart wont behave in the usaual way
    Till there is only one thing to say
    It's a most unusual, most unusual
    Most unusaaaal da-a-a-a-ay!


    ~Words: Harold Adamson
    Music: Jimmy Mchugh

    From the 1948 film "A Date With Judy" starring Wallace Beery, Jane Powell Elizabeth Taylor, Carmen Miranda, Robert Stack, and Xavier Cugat

    Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz

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  82. We know why....Of course we do!

    But this really is about Hillary for them. They are convinced that the evidence is being buried on HRC, Benghazi, Obama's birth and a myriad of other reasons. So they don't care about DJT's guilt. To them, they are just playing by the rules that let "our crooks" off the hook.

    What they re really saying is this... You guys cheated the system for years, covering up the guilt of HRC, WJC, Obama, Holder, the IRS and others. Now it's our turn.

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    1. the above is am impostor Dave Miller. seems like the rethuglicans and the conivores populating the far right qwing nut sites are overrun with impostors and avatar thieves.

      We're certain trump approves!~

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  83. FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH

    1. For the beauty of the earth,
    For the beauty of the skies,
    For the love which from our birth
    Over and around us lies,

    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    This our hymn of grateful praise.

    2. For the beauty of each hour
    Of the day and of the night,
    Hill and vale, and tree and flow'r,
    Sun and moon, and stars of light,

    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    This our hymn of grateful praise.

    3. For the joy of human love,
    Brother, sister, parent, child,
    Friends on earth, and friends above,
    For all gentle thoughts and mild,

    Lord of all, to thee we raise
    This our hymn of grateful praise.


    ~ Text: Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917
    Music: Conrad Kocher, 1786-1872

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  85. btw, predisent Dotard never had bone spurs. When it came time to go to Vietnam, his daddy got a doctor to give a fake diagnosis. Dotard absolutely did "run".

    President Obama negotiated a deal with our allies that prevented Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Dotard ran from the deal, provoking Iran -- leading to the current hostilities. A tense situation that resulted in an airline full of innocent passengers being shot down. Something that would NOT have happened if not for Dotard's recklessness and ineptitude.

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    1. Oh GAWD! The BREATH of DEATH has returned on the back of the latest mutation of the Chi-Coms deadly Coron Virus.

      P________H________E________W________!

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    2. _ The Ballad of D. Fartbreath Sanders _



      Your Rotten, Stinking, Vile, Obnoxious,
      __ Putrid Halitosis
      Just the smallest whiff of it
      ___ is totally atrocious.
      When you speak you truly reek,
      __ your odor is ferocious
      All we get from you is toxic,
      __ putrid halitosis.
      



      Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

      Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!



      Old Mrs. Smith’s budgerigar
      ___ flew in your toxic path
      The poor thing never knew
      ___ he soon would take a poison bath
      Once in your sphere the creature
      ___ turned a sickly shade of green
      He passed out on the road and died
      ___ which made a dreadful scene!

      


      Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

      Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

      The decent folk who live in town
      ___ take pains to cross the street
      If they should see you coming
      __ they all beat a swift retreat
      They’ve learned from past experience
      __ in contact with your breath
      That if they got too close to you
      ___ they’d meet a painful death!


      

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

      Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!
      

Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

      Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

      

Your Rotten, Stinking, Vile, Obnoxious,
      __ Putrid Halitosis
      Just the smallest whiff of it
      ___ is septically atrocious.
      When you speak you truly reek,
      __ the odor is ferocious
      All we get from you is toxic,
      __ putrid halitosis!


      ~ Engele von Turdstein

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    3. STFU with you rotten stinking poo'etry already FreeThinke, Franco, or whoever the hell you are today.

      Delete
  86. Dervish, do you just dream this crackpot shit up?

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    1. The trumpian cultists, of which you are one rustie, are the ONLY ones dreaming crackpot shit up. 24/7.

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    2. Note to all you Socialists ALL OF YOU. Including you Progressive Imbeciles, RATional Nation, Shaw, The Mexican Lover Dave Miller and the rest of you Creeps.....Donald J. Trump will be YOUR president till 2024

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    3. Dream on Oh brainwashed cultist.

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  87. A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

    
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
    
Its loveliness increases; it will never


    Pass into nothingness; but still will keep

    A bower quiet for us, and a sleep


    Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

    Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing


    A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
    
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth


    Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,

    Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways


    Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,

    Some shape of beauty moves away the pall


    From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,

    Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon


    For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
    
With the green world they live in; and clear rills


    That for themselves a cooling covert make
    
'Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,


    Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:

    And such too is the grandeur of the dooms


    We have imagined for the mighty dead;

    All lovely tales that we have heard or read:

    An endless fountain of immortal drink,
    
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink
    


    Nor do we merely feel these essences

    For one short hour; no, even as the trees


    That whisper round a temple become soon

    Dear as the temple's self, so does the moon,

    The passion poesy, glories infinite,

    Haunt us till they become a cheering light

    
Unto our souls, and bound to us so fast

    That, whether there be shine or gloom o'ercast,

    
They always must be with us, or we die.


    Therefore, 'tis with full happiness that I


    Will trace the story of Endymion.

    The very music of the name has gone

    
Into my being, and each pleasant scene
    Is growing fresh before me as the green


    Of our own valleys: so I will begin
    
Now while I cannot hear the city's din;

    
Now while the early budders are just new,

    And run in mazes of the youngest hue


    About old forests; while the willow trails

    Its delicate amber; and the dairy pails

    Bring home increase of milk. And, as the year

    Grows lush in juicy stalks, I'll smoothly steer

    
My little boat, for many quiet hours,

    With streams that deepen freshly into bowers.

    
Many and many a verse I hope to write,

    Before the daisies, vermeil rimmed and white,


    Hide in deep herbage; and ere yet the bees
    
Hum about globes of clover and sweet peas,

    
I must be near the middle of my story.

    O may no wintry season, bare and hoary,


    See it half finished: but let Autumn bold,

    With universal tinge of sober gold,


    Be all about me when I make an end!

    And now at once, adventuresome, I send


    My herald thought into a wilderness:
    
There let its trumpet blow, and quickly dress


    My uncertain path with green, that I may speed

    Easily onward, thorough flowers and weed.


    ~ John Keats (1795-1821)


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    1. My uncertain path with green, that I may speed.
      Easily onward, thorough flowers and weed.

      Keats frolicked through fields on cannabis? Who knew!

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  88. _____ AMERICA _____

    1. My country, 'tis of thee,
    Sweet land of liberty,
    Of thee I sing;
    Land where my fathers died,
    Land of the pilgrims' pride,
    From ev'ry mountainside
    Let freedom ring!

    2. My native country, thee,
    Land of the noble free,
    Thy name I love;
    I love thy rocks and rills,
    Thy woods and templed hills.
    My heart with rapture thrills
    Like that above.

    3. Let music swell the breeze
    And ring from all the trees
    Sweet freedom's song;
    Let mortal tongues awake;
    Let all that breathe partake;
    Let rocks their silence break,
    The sound prolong.

    4. Our fathers' God, to thee,
    Author of liberty,
    To thee we sing;
    Long may our land be bright
    With freedom's holy light.
    Protect us by thy might,
    Great God, our King!


    Text: Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
    Music: From Thesaurus Musicus, London, 1744 [known in England as “God Bless Our Native Land” here in the United States as “America”]

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    1. True, until the fraudulent election of Donald J. (jackass) Trump.

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    2. Note to all you Socialists ALL OF YOU. Including you Progressive Imbeciles, RATional Nation, Shaw, The Mexican Lover Dave Miller and the rest of you Anti American Creeps.....Donald J. Trump will be YOUR president till 2024

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    3. Steve, BABY! We see you forgot to take your morning enema and so you shat all over Lisa's blog like a naughty little shitter! Not nice!

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    4. Some day Rude Nitwit will die. In that he's no different from everyone else.

      The blessed event, when it comes, will not solve the world's problems, but it will do a great to improve the atmosphere in the blogging community.

      Bells will ring, songs of joy will be sung, horns will be blown, gongs will be sounded, Parades with high-stepping mummers turning cartwheels will mark the great day in every town when Rude Nitwit bites the dust at last.

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    5. Steve January 24, 2020 at 7:38 AM
      Note to all you Socialists ALL OF YOU. Including you Progressive Imbeciles, RATional Nation, Shaw, The Mexican Lover Dave Miller and the rest of you Anti American Creeps.....Donald J. Trump will be YOUR president till 2024

      Trump's reelection looks more like a long shot than a slam dunk

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    6. A long shot for sure. As the % of folks wanting him removed from office breaks 50% heading to 60%

      A glorious day when he IS defeated @ the polls.

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  89. “A bad pun is like an emetic,” said Fritz, downing the contents of his one-litre stein and chomping on a sausage—“It brings out the wurst in me.”

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  90. Poor, demented Lester aka Rational Nation USA, he now has resorted to use stupid fictitious names .
    But the facts are still facts, he remains to be a Pussycats asshole.

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  91. When I see the childish shit posted around these blogs by the Progressives, and the Socialist Democrats around here, I think that they are written by some very unhappy people who are so miserable because of President Trumps accomplishments, will remain that way for at least FIVE More Years!
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    The problem, I think, is that the world is happy to have him and liberals can't be happy until America votes for a Liberal POS like Obama was.

    But that wont be happening for a very long time.

    Another reason liberals are unhappy is because they support abortion. I know if I supported the legalized murder in the womb of innocent little babies, I would be very unhappy about it.

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    1. You be the unhappy miserable one Stevie little one. Us sane folks are loving life!

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    2. Oh don't mind "Steve," he's been sitting on the potty all day, flushing out his bowels -- where his soul resides, and there it lies -- in the potty.

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    3. ^How does it feel to be born with a coat hanger sticking out of your head?"

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    4. Tell us RR. If it will make you feel better.

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    5. Oh yes, RadRed! Tell us how it feels. It must be hell!

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    6. Double "I know you are but what am I" responses. You glue sniffers are an embarrassment to kindergartners everywhere

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    7. Ooooo! RadRed, did your little fragile testicles get offended?

      Saw-reee! Not Saw-reee!

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    8. Now here's an actual mamalukes at 5:04

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    9. RR, you're a real piece of work. I don't mean that in a complimentary way.

      You are everything that tRump approves of. IOW, __________, fill in the blank.

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  92. Arcturus his other name,—
    I ’d rather call him star!
    It ’s so unkind of science
    To go and interfere!

    I pull a flower from the woods,—
    A monster with a glass
    Computes the stamens in a breath,
    And has her in a class.

    Whereas I took the butterfly
    Aforetime in my hat,
    He sits erect in cabinets,
    The clover-bells forgot.

    What once was heaven, is zenith now.
    Where I proposed to go
    When time’s brief masquerade was done,
    Is mapped, and charted too!

    What if the poles should frisk about
    And stand upon their heads!
    I hope I’m ready for the worst,
    Whatever prank betides!
          
    Perhaps the kingdom of Heaven’s changed!
    I hope the children there
    Won’t be new-fashioned when I come,
    And laugh at me, and stare!
      
    I hope the father in the skies
    Will lift his little girl,—
    Old-fashioned, naughty, everything,—
    Over the stile of pearl!


    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

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  93. Uh oh...looks like RN is into tonight's first wine cooler of the evening

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