Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ideological Neverlands

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
― J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan"

34 comments:

Thought Criminal said...

Fly?

FACEPLANT!

-FJ said...

All the so-called "faceplants" are the media revealing their biases. The Trump campaign can't make a listener "understand", especially if they don't want to. And the 'reason' that the press can't understand, is that the RNC has been unquestioningly 'caving' into the DNC narrative since 1992.

-FJ said...

ps - It's the RNC that has forgotten how to fly, NOT Trump.

Thought Criminal said...

Bzzt. Wrong answer, Melvin. The media didn't make Trump scrap his signature issue - deport the illegal aliens and build a wall and make Mexico pay for it - and turn it into Jeb Bush's amnesty plan. That was all Trump.

Can you name a position Trump has today that was the same position he had when he announced he was running for President?

Can he?

FreeThinke said...

And the BEAT of the DEFEATIST DIRGE goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

The SIREN CALL to SUICIDE stemming from SNEERING CYNICISM goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

By abandoning our Faith, our Hope, our Capacity for Joy in Boundless Creativity our Sense of Humor, and our Will to Implement Productivity we have already become OZYMANDIAS

We are DEAD, but our BODY has not yet been BURIED by the Shifting Sands of Time ...

FreeThinke said...

______ Recessional (1897) _____

God of our fathers, known of old,   
___ Lord of our far-flung battle-line,   
Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
___ Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,   
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies;
___ The Captains and the Kings depart:   
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
___ An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,   
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far-called, our navies melt away;
___ On dune and headland sinks the fire:   
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
___ Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!   
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,   
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose   
___  Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,   
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
___ Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust   
___ In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
___ And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,   
For frantic boast and foolish word—
Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord!


~ Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

FreeThinke said...

Sadly, WE FORGOT.

FreeThinke said...

_________ The Paradigm Shift _________

To start where everyone would love to go
Exerts a pressure on the one so blest,
Nurtured in privilege, sheltered from the low
And desperate, untoward struggling of the rest.

Foisted on us, guilt at our good luck
Lets loose a sense of deep unworthiness
Yielding urges to immerse in muck
Our untried selves, and live on earth with less.

Unravelling the stitches parents sewed
Released a spring propelling downward thrust
Helping once safe havens to implode.
Our heritage betrayed then turned to dust.

Maniacally would our forebears laugh to see
Everything they won lost –– WILLFULLY.


~ FreeThinke

Thought Criminal said...

Don't mope, FT. Trump's not going to win, so he can't enact Jeb Bush's amnesty anyway.

Joe Conservative said...

Can you name a position Trump has today that was the same position he had when he announced he was running for President?

All of them. The only difference in perception lies in the media's desperate attempt to effect a change.

Joe Conservative said...

:)

Thought Criminal said...

That's some serious meth smoking.

So Trump changing from being opposed to raising the minimum wage to calling for it to be raised specifically to $10 an hour is "a difference in perception?"

Uh huh. Is this one of those differences in perception that requires a sheet of LSD tabs so we can meaningfully conjugate oscillating asterisks that taste like the letter twelve?

FreeThinke said...
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FreeThinke said...

The odious presence of sneering, cynical, bitter, snotty BASTARDS renders the discussion ILLEGITIMATE.

-FJ said...

$10 isn't $7.25 so, you're right. $10 isn't $15, so you're also wrong. How wrong are you? 70% wrong.

Thought Criminal said...

Amnesty isn't deportation and a wall Mexico will pay for. So, you're Jeb Bush.

-FJ said...

Negotiation positions aren't final, either, until they're laying on the President's desk to sign.

-FJ said...

How wrong are you? We'll see. :)

-FJ said...

Meanwhile, where would the RNC be in the political negotiation cycle if Trump's openning offer was Jeb's "amnesty"? On the compromise position of "reparations to Mexico"?

Thought Criminal said...

You forgot to say "abracadabra."

Trump's cluelessness is not a bug, it's a feature. ;)

-FJ said...

Speaking of abracadabras...where's your "conservative" candidate?

Joe Conservative said...

Oh, that's right. You never had one. Abracadabra!

Fly Over American said...

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. " Teddy Roosevelt

Thought Criminal said...

Pretty sure the conservative candidate will be running against Hillary Clinton in 2020.

Thersites said...

Romney's turning conservative? Who knew?

-FJ said...

I'm surprised you're not endorsing Hillary, like the rest of your neocon pals, beamish. After all, she IS the "conservative" candidate of the Obama legacy.

Thought Criminal said...

For now I'm committed to seeing Donald Trump come in third place. I can live with him in second place.

Republican Party delenda est.

-FJ said...

Creative destruction...

Thought Criminal said...

Yes. Anyone who did not renounce their membership in the Republican Party after Trump got the nomination MUST BE PURGED.

FreeThinke said...

_________ FINDING FUN _________

It's easier to bitch than stitch,

It's easier to whine than mine.

It's easier to make noise than to exhibit poise.

It's easier to say "I'm fucked," than to construct.



To sit in the gutter counting your woes

In shit-caked jeans with a runny nose

Ranting in puddles of frozen piss

Demonstrates only that something's amiss.



So, in the bleak winter 

Go shovel some snow ––



...... Cheer up the aged

...... And those who are caged
.
..... Some joy you might find

...... If you read to the blind
.
..... Don't play the whore,

...... Instead scrub the floor



Now get up and go!



In summer, each lazy laddie

And each slothful lass

Should get off their ass 

And go mow the grass.


Don't pout and make wishes

Just go wash the dishes.

If you need to find labor,

Go help your neighbor.



Demanding is easy

Producing is hard

Protests are sleazy

Thus saith The Bard.




~ FT

____________ EPILOGUE

 ____________

There's always something you can do.

Don't succumb to feeling blue.

Salvation lies through helping others

Not thinking you deserve your druthers.


Never worry. Never fear.

Just do your best to spread good cheer.

Needed work is never done

Effort's where we find our fun.

And if you're old, and stuck at home,

You can always write a poem!


~ FT

Thought Criminal said...

Anyone that remained a Republican after Trump was nominated CAN NOT BE TRUSTED WITH ETHICAL DECISIONS.

FreeThinke said...

When vermin darts into the fray.
It's time for RAID to save the day.

Thought Criminal said...

(((Thought Criminal)))

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Man, the president of Mexico really pissed Trump off calling him a pinche joto....