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Old 06-17-2018, 11:14 PM
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Default Limericks in reaction to the news

Verse news at Slate.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:25 AM
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Unbelievably vile policy - but, alas, not very good limericks.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:37 AM
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Vile is Trump's middle name.
I quite like the lines "But our motives aren't tribal, / They're inspired by the Bible."
Also yes, Nielsen's tweet is a neat example of chutzpah or cojones.

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Old 06-18-2018, 02:12 PM
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I think Dessem has a nice way with an awkward rhyme, but mostly, since, as Moore says, "there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle," to find verse in an extra-literary context like this I find very validating.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:15 PM
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How can these sons-of-bitches live with themselves? I am so happy that I am old enough to have spent most of my life - and done my travelling - many years ago, in a world where you were proud to be an American. If you want to be truly depressed listen to this, and read this https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...idterms-652246 Stephen Miller is the Joseph Goebbels of America.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:39 PM
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Michael: "Stephen Miller is the Joseph Goebbels of America."

Yes.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:19 AM
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I'm afraid, Michael, that 'living with themselves' - and with themselves alone - appears to be the actual objective of these misbegotten monsters. Your misery about America's image matches that of many in Britain. There has never been, on both sides of the pond, such an unsavoury collection of politicians. I long for escape back into Europe in an independent Scotland - but from the world these knaves are making, I fear escape will be impossible for many years to come.
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