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Old 11-09-2016, 07:19 AM
Brian Allgar Brian Allgar is offline
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Default News of the Day (part 2)

The previous thread was bursting at the seams, so I thought a new one might be called for.

A couple of comments:

After the Brexit fiasco, people said that for once, the UK was ahead in the Dumbness Olympics, but that America could still catch up.

They just won the Gold Medal.

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R.I.P. America.

Foul play is suspected. CCTV cameras show Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the entire Democratic Party leadership fleeing the scene of the crime.

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Old 11-09-2016, 07:47 AM
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I'm not ready to be amused or to read the inevitable nasty gloating that one or two of our members will be unable to resist, so I won't be contributing humorous doggerel or reading this thread. Have at it, those who have the stomach for it.
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:54 AM
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It is now incumbent upon this narcissistic man-child to make good on his ludicrous campaign promises, of course. I think he's in for a nasty shock when he discovers that running a country is actually quite difficult. I wonder how long he'll be able to last without either being impeached or collapsing under the weight of his own absurdity.
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:58 AM
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I assure you, Bob, I'm not gloating. I'm devastated. The only way I can think of to cheer myself up is to make jokes - it's my way of dealing with catastrophes, whether domestic or global.

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Old 11-09-2016, 08:05 AM
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It is now incumbent upon this narcissistic man-child to make good on his ludicrous campaign promises, of course. I think he's in for a nasty shock when he discovers that running a country is actually quite difficult. I wonder how long he'll be able to last without either being impeached or collapsing under the weight of his own absurdity.
Well, there are still a couple of court cases to be heard, one for fraud, and the other for raping a 13-year-old girl. The frightening thing, though, is that if Trump is disqualified, that would presumably mean President Pence - if anything, an even nastier piece of work than Trump.
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:19 PM
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Erik, that's a terrific poem. It moved me very much.

I am trying to console myself with a hollow laugh at one of History's better (bitter?) ironies.

As over the soul of our nations
The swastika is unfurled
It did made me chuckle
That Angela Merkel
Is left to lead the Free World…
Thank you, Ann. I take consolation in that at least my immediate community is a liberal enclave, Portland is. As for nationally, all we can hope for now is for making the best of a bad bargain. I liked your poem, by the way, made me chuckle.

The referred to poem for everyone else:
America is over! Thank the mob
That likes a boorish, bigoted doorknob!
From every fiber of my being, I
Resent him in the street who'd like that guy.
Most never thought, their sad vocation school's
Busywork—an assembly line for fools;
Their Worldview turns reality TV,
Their mind is vegetative, dead to me.
Am I American? Well, from the core,
I never did despise a Nation more!
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Old 11-10-2016, 03:27 AM
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Aftershock: Morning After Election Results

For years, both Parties did neglect these folks,
Like butt-ends of the system's Inside-Jokes.
One means to say who now says he is "stunned":
His bubble burst from multitudes it shunned.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:13 AM
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A Last Recessional

He said “Beautiful!”,
“Beautiful” framed his lies,
‘Thousand suns’, when we saw him,

Like clouds, dimmed our skies.

He pledged we’d be “beautiful”

“Beautiful” if he won,
Yet his dreams silenced springtime,

Climate change done.

Why didn’t folks 'get it'
What, so clearly, we saw?
Those that longed for him,

And others hated, so completely,
Were a fat, ginger, catspaw.

Aah, but he said, “Beautiful” –
Knowing not, that he cared
Not a fig for our futures,

The world that we’d shared.

Now it's all over

Radiation lingers on,
The nightmare keeps returning

Now that he's gone.

Was it so “Beautiful! Beautiful!”
“Beautiful!” to be conned?

(With apologies to Cleo Lane
xxxand Rudyard Kipling.)

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Old 11-10-2016, 03:12 PM
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California The Morning After

(Poem redacted because now published at New Verse News)

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Old 11-10-2016, 05:12 PM
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Congrats, Simon! My more pettily self-centered version:

San Diego The Morning After

The first Trump U. case comes to trial soon.
Thank God I did my jury stint in June.

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