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Amanda Gorman’s new poem:

 

May this be the day

We come together.

Mourning, we come to mend,

Withered, we come to weather,

Torn, we come to tend,

Battered, we come to better.

Tethered by this year of yearning,

We are learning

That though we weren't ready for this,

We have been readied by it.

We steadily vow that no matter

How we are weighed down,

We must always pave a way forward.

*

This hope is our door, our portal.

Even if we never get back to normal,

Someday we can venture beyond it,

To leave the known and take the first steps.

So let us not return to what was normal,

But reach toward what is next.

*

What was cursed, we will cure.

What was plagued, we will prove pure.

Where we tend to argue, we will try to agree,

Those fortunes we forswore, now the future we foresee,

Where we weren't aware, we're now awake;

Those moments we missed

Are now these moments we make,

The moments we meet,

And our hearts, once all together beaten,

Now all together beat.

*

Come, look up with kindness yet,

For even solace can be sourced from sorrow.

We remember, not just for the sake of yesterday,

But to take on tomorrow.

*

We heed this old spirit,

In a new day's lyric,

In our hearts, we hear it:

For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne.

Be bold, sang Time this year,

Be bold, sang Time,

For when you honor yesterday,

Tomorrow ye will find.

Know what we've fought

Need not be forgot nor for none.

It defines us, binds us as one,

Come over, join this day just begun.

For wherever we come together,

We will forever overcome.

 

Steve Thomas

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First off Dennis, i understand the need to strike out!

I can only imagine the profound sense of heartbreak and displacement among the anti vaxxer community now that Trump has declared himself a vaxxer!

What's with these old people anyway? right Dennis?

Well there's always Alex Jones for President in 24.

******

 

Hmmm...Aren't those the people waging the "War on Christmas" Dennis?

That's not real comedy, too Foxy, no subtlety, too politically contrived and plaintive.

Isn't it suicide for the right to try to compete with the left  about anything creative including humor. It's certainly been demonstrated many times on this  forum!

From someone whose studied the subject a little more. In contrast, this is my pick for the #1 most funny joke from the right in 2021.

 

Then to contrast, of the 2021 memes from the left, there's a question if this even makes the Comedy top 100! 

r/PoliticalHumor - Military Industrial Complex

 

Only the same message from the same people who've been telling you this all your life before GW, but unfortunately Dad never bought into it?

Dennis, After years, It must be a relief to finally out yourself as a cultural warrior. Congrats! Well worth the wait!

 

heh heh!

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1 hour ago, Kirk Gallaway said:

First off Dennis, i understand the need to strike out!

I can only imagine the profound sense of heartbreak and displacement among the anti vaxxer community now that Trump has declared himself a vaxxer!

What's with these old people anyway? right Dennis?

Well there's always Alex Jones for President in 24.

******

 

Hmmm...Aren't those the people waging the "War on Christmas" Dennis?

That's not real comedy, too Foxy, no subtlety, too politically contrived and plaintive.

 

Yes, Kirk, Dennis's attempt at MAGA humor was too politically and racially contrived-- relying as it did on the old racist Republican trope about lazy black people wanting free stuff, etc.   Is that supposed to be funny?

As for the alleged "War on Christmas," this one gets my vote for Meme of the Month... 🤥

 

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Maybe the Capitol Police should have stood back and let the rioters have Pence.  Where would we be now if they'd hung him?  It might have been delayed further but wouldn't the speaker of the house have taken his place and the election certified anyway?  But pursuing the perpetrators might have taken on a more important role for many.

Capitol Police officer says it's a 'disgrace' that Pence is dismissing January 6: 'We did everything possible to prevent him from being hanged and killed in front of his daughter and his wife' (msn.com)

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2 hours ago, Ron Bulman said:

Maybe the Capitol Police should have stood back and let the rioters have Pence.  Where would we be now if they'd hung him?  It might have been delayed further but wouldn't the speaker of the house have taken his place and the election certified anyway?  But pursuing the perpetrators might have taken on a more important role for many.

Capitol Police officer says it's a 'disgrace' that Pence is dismissing January 6: 'We did everything possible to prevent him from being hanged and killed in front of his daughter and his wife' (msn.com)

       And I'm still wondering when the Congressional 1/6 investigating committee will finally get around to directly questioning Mike Pence about January 6th.  What are they waiting for?

       We know that Pence was in on the White House coup planning meetings with Trump and Eastman, and that he hid in a parking garage for five hours during the attack on Congress, after refusing to get in the limo with Trump's Secret Service agents.

       The American people have a right to hear the straight, sordid story from the former Vice President.

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Mike Pence is as looney tunes as the rest of that Trumper crowd, only in a different way. I certainly appreciate him standing up for his country and its Constitution on 1/6, but he is also under the delusion that he could run for President and actually get the nomination, which is just cuckoo banana pants at this point...

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10 minutes ago, Matt Allison said:

Mike Pence is as looney tunes as the rest of that Trumper crowd, only in a different way. I certainly appreciate him standing up for his country and its Constitution on 1/6, but he is also under the delusion that he could run for President and actually get the nomination, which is just cuckoo banana pants at this point...

Which spits the party further, good ?

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DC insider explains a 'fundamental truth' about Trump's Jan. 6 coup attempt

by Robert Reich December 31, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-coup-2656201435/

 

“But even with this help, Trump’s attempted coup could not have gotten this far without something more basic: A substantial portion of the American population feels an anger and despair that has made them susceptible to Trump’s swagger and lies.

It is too simplistic to attribute this solely to racism or xenophobia. America has harbored white supremacist and anti-immigrant sentiments since its founding. The despair Trump has channeled is more closely connected to a profound loss of identity, dignity and purpose, especially among Americans who have been left behind – without college degrees, without good jobs, in places that have been economically abandoned and disdained by much of the rest of the country.

The wages of these Americans have not risen in forty years, adjusted for inflation, even though the economy is now three times larger than it was four decades ago. The norm of upward mobility has been shattered for these Americans. Through their eyes, the entire American system is now rigged against them.

This part of America yearns for a strongman to deliver it from despair. Trump has filled that void. To be sure, he’s filled it with bombast, lies, paranoia, and neofascism. But he has filled it nonetheless.

The challenge ahead is to fill it with a democracy and economy that work for everyone. Unless we understand and respond to this fundamental truth, we will miss the true meaning of January 6.”

 

Steve Thomas

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13 hours ago, Ron Bulman said:

  Where would we be now if they'd hung him?  It might have been delayed further but wouldn't the speaker of the house have taken his place and the election certified anyway?

 

Ron,

No. As of January 6th, Donald Trump was still the President. He would have invoked the Insurrection Act, suspended habeus corpus and arrested the entire Congress. He would have declared the entire election null and void due to massive "corruption", and declared himself the "ruler" until everything could be straightened out.

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30 minutes ago, Steve Thomas said:

DC insider explains a 'fundamental truth' about Trump's Jan. 6 coup attempt

by Robert Reich December 31, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-coup-2656201435/

 

“But even with this help, Trump’s attempted coup could not have gotten this far without something more basic: A substantial portion of the American population feels an anger and despair that has made them susceptible to Trump’s swagger and lies.

It is too simplistic to attribute this solely to racism or xenophobia. America has harbored white supremacist and anti-immigrant sentiments since its founding. The despair Trump has channeled is more closely connected to a profound loss of identity, dignity and purpose, especially among Americans who have been left behind – without college degrees, without good jobs, in places that have been economically abandoned and disdained by much of the rest of the country.

The wages of these Americans have not risen in forty years, adjusted for inflation, even though the economy is now three times larger than it was four decades ago. The norm of upward mobility has been shattered for these Americans. Through their eyes, the entire American system is now rigged against them.

This part of America yearns for a strongman to deliver it from despair. Trump has filled that void. To be sure, he’s filled it with bombast, lies, paranoia, and neofascism. But he has filled it nonetheless.

The challenge ahead is to fill it with a democracy and economy that work for everyone. Unless we understand and respond to this fundamental truth, we will miss the true meaning of January 6.”

 

Steve Thomas

Steve T.-

There is a very serious message in Robert Reich's commentary, regarding a population turned cynical about its leadership. The establishment GOP, and the Donks are oblivious.... 

Not only that, both parties are beholden to the globalist security state.

"President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, authorizing $768.2 billion in military spending, including a 2.7% pay raise for service members, for 2022.

The NDAA authorizes a 5% increase in military spending, and is the product of intense negotiations between Democrats and Republicans over issues ranging from reforms of the military justice system to COVID-19 vaccine requirements for soldiers."

Well, 2022 doesn't look any better. But HNY anyway. 

 

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1 hour ago, Steve Thomas said:

DC insider explains a 'fundamental truth' about Trump's Jan. 6 coup attempt

by Robert Reich December 31, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-coup-2656201435/

 

“But even with this help, Trump’s attempted coup could not have gotten this far without something more basic: A substantial portion of the American population feels an anger and despair that has made them susceptible to Trump’s swagger and lies.

It is too simplistic to attribute this solely to racism or xenophobia. America has harbored white supremacist and anti-immigrant sentiments since its founding. The despair Trump has channeled is more closely connected to a profound loss of identity, dignity and purpose, especially among Americans who have been left behind – without college degrees, without good jobs, in places that have been economically abandoned and disdained by much of the rest of the country.

The wages of these Americans have not risen in forty years, adjusted for inflation, even though the economy is now three times larger than it was four decades ago. The norm of upward mobility has been shattered for these Americans. Through their eyes, the entire American system is now rigged against them.

This part of America yearns for a strongman to deliver it from despair. Trump has filled that void. To be sure, he’s filled it with bombast, lies, paranoia, and neofascism. But he has filled it nonetheless.

The challenge ahead is to fill it with a democracy and economy that work for everyone. Unless we understand and respond to this fundamental truth, we will miss the true meaning of January 6.”

 

Steve Thomas

True.

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