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angry rant, Cautionary tale, commentary, not funny.


So sad to see

How cavalierly

We let slip through our hand

What was once called the “Land

Of the Free

“And the Home of the Brave”

Now down on its knees

To the sleaze

And the knave

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To the con

And the grift

Reason numbed

By the swift

Dumbing down

By the mind-

Numbing trashing

Of honor, of truth

To think Hitler youth

Could march in our towns

And gunmen could shoot

Innocent young

And nothing is done

To banish the gun

Not when dollars buy

Those way up high

With power who cry

For prayer everytime

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Republican crooks

Who get paid off the books

All grabbing their pelf

Of the gun lobby’s wealth

While parents who grieve

Yet still can’t conceive

Of “the money” that cares

Not a bit not a whit

For the tears that are shed

For the young that lay dead.

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Paraphrasing the great Dave Chappelle

The deal in the nut of a shell:

If each nigga was given a gun

Every GOP yahoo would run

To their office

To write a tough bill

“Lord, we can’t have guns

‘Cause they kill!”

While the smug NRA would sit back

‘Til we all just forget each attack

‘Cause our span of attention is zip

‘Twixt the TV the chips and the dip

The celebrity trials, and the junk

That stuffs all our heads up with gunk

Which keep us from focusing on

The reasons this country has gone

To the dogs while “the money” lives large

And we pay the carrying charge

In the taxes we get dribbles for

Which mostly just ends up off-shore

In the numbered accounts of a Trump

In some fat K Street lobbyist’s bump

In some conservative bum’s greasy palm

Who can readily quote every psalm

Who’s an expert in all matters natal

And whose “expertise” is mainly fatal

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Whose idea of freedom’s a joke:

We’re all “free” to be needy and broke

We’re all “free” to get shot anywhere

“Free” to forego doctor’s care

“Free” to lose job house and home

“Free” then to be on our own

To be on the street sleeping rough

Sure, we’ll survive ’cause we’re tough

By God, we’re “The Home of the Brave”

By God, we’re “The Land of the Free”

Long may God’s Old Glory wave

From sea to Gods great dying sea.

Stupid republican Memes

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14 thoughts on “SAD

  1. The pictures of Trump, in particular, are just plain revolting. And sacrilegious. I get sick every time I see his dirty hands defiling our flag.


    Posted by SusanR | June 8, 2022, 7:23 pm
  2. I agree with Liz. Where and when is the tipping point?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by leggypeggy | June 8, 2022, 5:54 pm
    • Peggy…as I wrote to Liz since we have destroyed our only habitat, we’ve gone pretty much past the tipping point. i pity the children. It is too sad to contemplate. Thanks, continue…

      Liked by 2 people

      Posted by barkinginthedark | June 9, 2022, 12:20 am
    • Dear Tony and Peggy and Liz,

      Tony’s rhyming poem is quite a tour de force and is to be highly commended!

      Whether or not there will be a tipping point, we are all going to face greater challenges soon. The world ecological crisis and the threat of nuclear war aside, we are perhaps already accelerating inexorably towards some eventual calamities or runaway cataclysms, being well on track in facilitating a wholesale and terminal decline of Homo sapiens, a species unable to transcend its own fate, incapable of fathoming let alone solving the great riddle of life, and succumbing in due course to not merely a surfeit of wayward violence and aggressive expansion but also exiguous comprehension of its own existential mess, pernicious strain and destructive streak, never mind the spectres of an even deadlier pandemic (whether zoonotic or genetically engineered), industrial disaster, biochemical apocalypse and nuclear holocaust as well as all-out cyberwarfare, cyberterrorism and cyberattacks.

      Yours sincerely,


      Posted by SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ | June 9, 2022, 2:40 am
      • Thanks, S.E. ” The world ecological crisis and the threat of nuclear war aside…” All that follows these words is sadly true. However, these two items, especially the first one, supersede every other evil that man has committed in his (our) mad dash to extinction. I am certain you’ll agree that none of humanity’s stupid actions that follow in your eloquent statement has had, or will have, the impact of the impending (and in the scheme of things imminent) ecological disaster. All the things you list are quite terrible – and they all lead to the worst possible thing of all. When we have completely and finally destroyed our habitat none of it will matter. Humans, as a group, have for one reason or another (see short-term think, see Oil business, see war in Ukraine) been unable, or unwilling to reduce the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We are an “instant gratification” species. I have written in the past that we are that missing link science has long been searching for. As you write, we are “a species unable to transcend its own fate.” We are on the way out to make room for something far better. This planet will survive us – in spite of all the damage we have incurred. Our atoms will continue on, our species will not. Thanks, and continue…

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by barkinginthedark | June 9, 2022, 3:47 pm
      • Dear Tony,

        You are very welcome. I am delighted that you have understood my previous comment so well. One of most fundamental causes that has given rise to humanity’s outstanding crises and the complex and wretched issues that I have mentioned is that We have Paleolithic Emotions; Medieval Institutions; and God-like Technology, as discussed in great detail in my expansive post available at


        I welcome your input and feedback there. Please enjoy!

        Yours sincerely,


        Posted by SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ | June 10, 2022, 12:15 am
      • S.E. i will check it out tomorrow…off to bed now. continue…

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by barkinginthedark | June 10, 2022, 1:12 am
  3. I can’t help but wonder what the tipping point will destroy democracy in the US once and for all? Then what?

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Liz Gauffreau | June 8, 2022, 4:14 pm

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