“I was told…” Quick Limerick

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Preface: When we become ear and eyewitnesses to aired and streamed interviews, particularly of the political nature; especially in our troubled times; all too frequently the guests who appear speak in the passive voice; lean far to heavily on that “I was told…” telltale, damning phrase. Far worse, are these programs’ talking heads / moderators, who fail to lean back on their guests by countering with the vital question, “Who told you?”

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To frankness, fascists feel no obligation
They favor “I was told…” type obfuscation
Such telltale passive voice grammar
To truth and facts acts as hammer
Oft leading to liberty’s obliteration

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Borg Queen Trump

Subtitle: Resistance is Futile?

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Perhaps you rarely, if ever, venture anywhere near the strange new worlds found within the Star Trek multiverse? If so, that’d place you amongst the few who’ve yet to view the The Best of Both Worlds; screenplay writer Michael Piller’s season three and four, two parter; still ranked by many fans as that franchise’s greatest story ever told.

To bring any non-Trekkers up to warp speed, a Wikipedia essay will both provide the storyline and “flesh” out who (what) the Borg are. By the by, I’m labeling this link SPOILER ALERT (my last-ditch caveat to anyone who might now be considering a first time viewing).

Of course, one needn’t be a Sci-Fi fan to know that Star Trek storytellers are renown for utilizing their futuristic narratives to draw parallels; to exquisitely expose / cast aspersions on the perpetrators / perpetuators of present day, indefensible, malignant societal scourges.

And, speaking of scourges, aka PTD’s (Politically Transmitted Diseases), let’s check out a few similarities to deplorable un-American present day, realities; namely…

How Donald J. Trump bears a striking resemblance to the Borg Queen.

Both entities are autocratic head cases. Externally they have folically challenged scalps and, internally, boast mucked up / scrambled brains. Worse yet, they command massive, ever-growing legions of cultists / drones; all hellbent on assimilating / enslaving each and every free spirit they encounter. In the end, all that’s left is their human wreckage; a retrograde society built, solely, upon the dismal, rickety foundation of mandatory, “resistance is futile”, no questions asked / allowed, mindless compliance.

Without giving away too much of The Best of Both World’s plot, eventually, acting Captain William Riker finds himself just about to issue his futile, last-ditch, save planet Earth / humanity orders; on the verge of commanding helmsman Ensign Wesley Crusher to kamikaze the U.S.S. Enterprise D into the enemy Borg cube / starship when… when…

Well, I did vow not to tell all…

Suffice to say, with heavy heart, I can apply such scenes to America’s glum 2024 “future”; predict that the never punished Donald J. Trump will run for his second term; where win or lose, humanity loses.

In other words… where Borg Queen Donny…

  • In defeat, will order his “human” drones to burn down America
  • In victory, will deploy his Space Force army to attack America

“The armed forces consists of six service branches: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard.”

Google Search • Read More Here (BTW, Space Force was Trump’s own cockamamie creation).
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Whatever the 2024 outcome, freedom lover Tom CANNOT and ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT live like that; all of which not only succinctly sums up my resolve… correction… my flat-out defiance of all things Trump… but could also, easily, become my own epitaph.

Indeed, once the rolled out Trumpian tanks near my hometown’s city limits; the very nanosecond that rumbling racket is within my earshot, that’d mean there’d be no hope left. At that juncture, futilely so, I’d block their path; i.e., lie right smack dab in the middle of Michigan Avenue; double daring that lead tank commander asshole to smash my atoms into the asphalt.

Call that my own William Riker Moment, too, for, obviously, my one, soon-to-be corpse could no more halt a tank than an Enterprise D head-on crash could ever halt a Borg Cube.

The only good part of such scenarios? Be screenplays Sci-Fi or Real Life, the well written ones can and oft do offer up unexpected plot twists; in the political context, that could be courtesy of a willy-nilly patchwork of Republicans who, for fleeting moments, might manage to muster the facade of decency, heroism and patriotism.

After all, on January 6 and 7, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence did flat-out defy Borg Queen Donald J. Trump; flip off his tyrant boss’s orders to unconstitutionally install him and demolish American Democracy; in essence proving…

Resistance Is NOT NECESSARILY Futile!

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Memorial Day (Catch) 22

Good citizens need not even near a savvy, savant status
in order to achieve the true blue spirit of Memorial Day.
Honestly educated, everyday Janes and Joes are able to
venerate valiant Americans who, throughout our nearly
2½ century history, selflessly served their country as the
sentinels and saviors of disciplined democracy, essential
liberty and basic happiness; soldiers who, in a heartbeat,
were always ready, willing and able to make the ultimate
sacrifice on behalf of their contemporaries and posterity!
Ironic, how this spirit of inclusion even extends outward
to ignorant, ignoble ingrates; e.g. today’s MAGA maniacs,
who utterly fail to savor Genuine America’s robust flavor;
savages who only feel ferocious fealty for their false god;
his sole, soulless intent: To trump Freedom with Fascism.

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Be people vaxxed OR unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Fascist Freak

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Onto each rally stage, the Fascist Freak ambles
With his one scant brain cell, reality scrambles
He ceaselessly lies; boasts, babbles ‘n’ rambles
Barfs misogyny ’n’ bigotry; prickly as brambles
Badmouths Democracy; bulldozes to shambles
With Humankind’s fate; compulsively gambles

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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YELL, “No t(h)anks!” (Quick Limerick)

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YELL, “No t(h)anks!”

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In role of “Da Prez” Putz was NOT worth his salt
His race for term 2 must grind down to dead halt
If voters don’t yell. “NO THANKS!”
He’ll hoist up Hell! Roll out tanks!
To mash masses’ atoms into the asphalt!

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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And They Lived Woefully Ever After?

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Uh… Merry Christmas?

Granted, the following discussion is not aesthetically agreeable with such a holiday. However, considering the looming societal upheaval, once the deplorable conditions do get trotted out and take root, who’ll ever, again, be in a festive mood? This doth distill down to a matter of now or never. How you choose to react, of course, is totally up to you. But, should you opt-in to never, it could very well be last time you do have the freedom of choice.

So much for the intro. For those who are still with me. let’s soldier onward…

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While it’s to be expected that our world’s malefactors would attempt to deny Americans our freedom, what’s utterly astounding is how it’s now The Latest Rage for such threats to be of domestic origin.

My gawd, how can anyone, who has ever (presumably) enjoyed living an unfettered life, wake up one sunshiny morn and yearn for the dank, dark storm clouds of oppression? To do everything in their power to install a smothering, asphyxiating, fascistic régime?

And speak of the devil…

Folks, we’re now a scant dozen days out from the one year anniversary of smothering, asphyxiating, fascistic, narcissistic Donald J. Trump’s attempted (fortunately stopped dead in its tracks) coup d’état.

The only things worse than that, are both he and his cultists are [1] not receiving the maximum punishment they are due and, as such, [2] are not done with us yet; continue to plot the toppling of America’s precious, nearly two-and-one-half-century-young democracy.

My gawd, consider all the past, vast numbers of Americans, who so valiantly and selflessly charged onto the battlefields; made the ultimate sacrifice. These sobering death toll stats say it all…

  • 25,000 (Revolutionary War)
  • 625,000 (Civil War)
  • 116,516 (World War I)
  • 405,319 (World War II)
  • 1,171,835 (Total Fatalities)

Their will to preserve, protect and defend the blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness had been programmed deep within them; right down to their very DNA.

To truly honor them, we MUST NEVER cave in / allow ourselves to be assimilated into the Trumpian collective.

OK… OK… I DO get it…

Anti-American loser Donny and his Anti-American, loser supporters absolutely abhor liberty; the mere thought of it makes ‘em want to puke; maybe even crap their pants… BUT…

Must they drag down the rest of society with ‘em? Just so they can cop that subjugator / subjugatee buzz? Can’t these fascist junkies dope up privately… domestically… really domestically; oh… say… settle for wedding and bedding an abusive partner? Why don’t they simply set up a bridal registry (list their desired torturing paraphernalia), exchange vows and live together, woefully ever after, till death do they part?

Now, while that’d likely be fine and dandy for them…

Damn it, I CANNOT and ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT live my life like that! Hell, that’s not living at all!

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Fortune Cookie Blog: (Ch)oice Words

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Be a champion of critical thinking, human dignity,
equality, levelheaded even-handed, liberty-based
governance and solid environmental stewardship.
Tactfully challenge beings, who reckon otherwise!
Change minds IF their minds are open to change!

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Pols, Pals & Foes

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Let’s pick up the pieces; when humdrum Pols take tame stand
And stick to pedestrian speeches; bond to strike up lame band
Once slick admen join them; Pols and Pals both play game bland
They trick to paint tainted world; sell us a spiffed, spoofed name brand

Their nice ads roll ‘round the clock; spread thru the airwaves and stream
“Roll up your sleeves!” they beseech, “Please join vaxxed people’s team!”
While vaccine science, trustworthy, rolls out the Game-Changer scheme
“Jabs” can’t knock out / cure social ills; not at such nauseous extreme

Bottled up in ads’ ointment, the flies team / teem; galore
Trump troglodytes engage erudites; THAT no-win, endless war
Normal notions stump Trump; also his dumbbell / oddball corps
Freedom? Justice? Just buzzwords; they all buzz off / abhor

In most known negative “isms”; Trumpers sprawl, wallow, bask
To learn from pandemics’ hard knocks? They’re not up to that “task”
They won’t even thwart Covid; by simply donning a mask
Are they beyond all redemption? Need anyone ask?

Deep down in the deep end, of the primordial pool
Trumpers get off on their guns; nuff to make them all drool,
Some strafe houses of worship, the workplace, the school
Others are BLAM-BLAM bad cops, who flip off BLM’s rule

Trumpian race and class warfare, proves chronic infection
Dots Pandemic? Dots Climatic? Simps can’t make the connection
Freakin’ fools who can’t fathom the Free Fair election
These days, go on a rampage; foment insurrection

Epilogue:

Granted, verses, above, tell the heart-rending tale
Of my homeland’s decline; beyond the pale / stale
Might “where there’s life there’s hope” wisdom, somehow, prevail?
Well, our Stars and Stripes still fly; Trump’s insurrection did fail!

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
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Stay Healthy!

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The Flaw Maker

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Enter stage (far) right, the flawed lawmaker man
Who, to fascistic assholes, is an absolute fan
He represents Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan
He will always ensure their fit will hit the shan

He detests Founding Fathers; flouts their game plan
All righteous science and laws, he’ll pick apart / pan
Freedom / fairness for minorities; he will flat-out ban
Count on him to block progress; just ‘cause he can

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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