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Boondoggled (warning political content)
January 5, 2013
9:41 pm
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A/N: From my slammin' days back in '09.

 

We've been boondoggled.

This is not a test

of the emergency broadcast system.

There was no loud screeching tone,

No official information, news

or instructions that followed,

Only the voluntary cooperation of broadcasters

With federal, state, and local authorities

To keep us in the dark.

 

We've been boondoggled.

The day W was "voted" into his second term

someone or something greater

than the American people

flipped a switch and our power went out.

They would have you believe

Christian inspiration is good reason

for dismissal of governmental

checks and balances,

but if there is a god, I am certain

he don't hang out with politicians.

 

We've been boondoggled.

The administration wasted no time.

They touted, "Stay the course!"

They propositioned the FOXy media

and caressed the caucus.

They're all in bed together

and this is no Lewinski quicky.

It's an all-night house party in the right wing.

They are poll dancing in their platforms

And stuffing soft money into their pocket vetoes.

"Politics makes strange bedfellows" so they say.

Brings a whole different meaning to

"special interests" and "statutory rape".

With their Big Brother enthusiasm

And Boy Scout camp key-chain precision

they've boondoggled us into war after war,

a war on Saddam, war on bin Laden

war against Islam and war on terrorism.

We’re nothing but a lame duck

on the coattails of the constitution.

 

I tell you… we've been boondoggled.

It's like the Great White Hype

but now we finally have a contender.

He threw his hat in the ring

and you can hear him and see him

if you're taller than the mudslingers.

The time has come to pull

the grass up by the roots,

to vote with your feet

and open up the war chest,

to look beyond propaganda

and to answer the Shakespearean call,

"I ask your voices and your suffrages."

Instead of shunning the elected

we can have a real election.

Take a ride on the partisan bandwagon

and become a constitu-am

instead of a constitu-ain't.

This is not a test… it’s an emergency

and it’s worth broadcasting.

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
January 21, 2013
3:26 pm
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Generally I will not touch a political read in a venue such as this, but I was drawn to yours TL for some reason. I agree to disagree with a few things stated. I personally did not like the last President, nor do I like this one. I still believe in the Constitution, because it was written with clarity by men that were pure of heart(where do you find that nowadays). Maybe we should elect a transtesticle that was a man, now thinks he's a woman for having his junk lopped off, takes female hormones for breasts & fights the good fight of self righteousness every day. Yep, there's our answer. Then because I make over 250k my taxes can just break my business & I can lay off all my employees & we'll all be happy happy joy joy. I can then go on some program & be supported by some other slob. As far as war is concerned, I don't know if I would consider any to have been Boondoggling(Can't just tell the American pop. that we're waring over oil). But it is necessary to some degree. And having served in two separate campaigns abroad, personally I would just rather hear the truth. G.W. hated Saddam Hussein & had my vote to take action against him, as a country one major problem we with a war (from a soldier's point) is that we just can't do it right. "Kill 'em all & let God sort it out" is a Marine Corp quote that I like for war. Hell it worked in Hiroshima & Nagasaki. And it's cheaper that way if you are putting a price tag on spending. But anywhooooo, I like this TL & since you wrote it in 09(gas was $1.89 a gallon when W left did you know), my own opinion is that you should rewrite adding the current dick tater's name & send it to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW  Washington, DC 20500.

Keep writing my friend,   Sie haben durchaus einen Satz Gonaden

KE

Those individuals who deem themselves perfect barely scratch an elbow in their fall from grace. Wm Steele
January 21, 2013
3:59 pm
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I quite enjoyed your response :) . I'm glad you liked the piece!

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
January 21, 2013
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It's like a mirror shattered in a million pieces. We all try to put it back together and see things a certain way as we try. It's the same mirror just reflecting different views now. I wonder....

I beat my chest about the government but fail to find the answers, the course of action that will truly bring about results that benefits us all.

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. Sarcasm as it's best from the 80's. I use it all the time and people say, "Huh?" 

 

Forgewright

I am a man with one distinguishing manner. I view life as a nonstop roll by circus. Whatever my senses signal to my brain, it is received as humor.
January 21, 2013
8:32 pm
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Great, now that's stuck in my head... thanks Forge... ahhhh, the 80s

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
January 21, 2013
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Yeah Forge,

                 I agree. And like I said, normally would never bothered with a piece like this in this arena. But as I told TL somewhere else, she has gotten under my skin somehow. She has brass. I rarely beat my chest about our govt. anymore. Too many butt hurt libidos trying to satisfy the rest of the world to even worry about at this point. I'm just trying to get mine & get out before it all goes south.................Thinking about writing in non-fic about the start of my week. Today was a dip in the proverbial shitter right from the word go. Sheezzzzz, if it doesn't get better, I'll need mucho Mojito when I get home.

Keep writing my friend,

KE

Those individuals who deem themselves perfect barely scratch an elbow in their fall from grace. Wm Steele

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