A parade of professional patriots

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  1. eots
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    Hey Shock! What the fuck are you doing? Looks to me as though you're posting a book of typefaces. If so, you're in the wrong forum!
     
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    Hey, glad to see 'ya.

    I understand how nations
    like Russia, China, and India,
    benefit from their poolicy
    of permitting us
    to destroy ourself

    and why the European Union
    encourages us
    to seek oil for the West
    with but little cost or harm to it

    But I can't understand how we expect to benefit
    from our failed war in Iraq
    and our bootless war in Afghanistan,
    or, for that matter, from our seven to eight hundred
    world wide network of military and naval bases
    that alone, used or unused,
    are sufficient to bleed us to death.

    Nor can I understand how Israel expects to benefit
    from our joint ventures
    that exacerbate
    anti-Israeli and anti-semitic feeling
    throughout the entire world.

    And I wonder,
    if you were an Arab would you be a Nasser-Saddamist Arab?
    If you were a Muslim would you support a jihad?

    Are there any idealistic Israeli leaders?

    If the American President
    has handed control of the American military
    and the wealth of the American treasury
    to a small foreign power,
    and if the congress is drunk on power,
    is there a "Supreme" Court
    that would come to our aid?


    Shock
     
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    Burp Always carry, never tell

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    Did you write this?

    Sorry, but this isn't a very good poem.
     
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    Hey, Burp,

    Stand down!

    Parade rest!

    You're off target!

    For all you know
    I may have stood more times
    in the overseas pay line
    than you have stood
    in your
    home front chow line.

    And if I intend to write poetry
    I'll do it in iambic pentameter
    and I'll double it in spades
    (after conferring with Milton
    in Hades)
    and I will tell you I did so,
    so that you may know
    I did so.

    So at ease and
    eyes up and off the ground
    and that goes for both you
    and 3 up and 2 down,
    and if you really don't care
    I'll write
    as I damn well please!

    shock


    glad to meet you, Burp,
    your name reminds me of Germany
    and of WW II
    and its beer
    and its burp gun
    so why don't we two
    just drop our fists
    and go have a beer

     
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    Will the time come when our eyesight will be restored,

    and we will pick up our bed and walk,

    and if we have two coats will give one t
    o someone who has no coat,

    and will forgive and treat others,

    whether brothers or strangers,

    as we would hope they would us,

    and will beat our swords into plough shares
    and into pruning hooks,

    or will we
    just go on being
    the Americans we are today?



    shock
     
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    Burp Always carry, never tell

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    I'm still a little freaked out that you wrote me a poem.

    Kind of icky..you know?
     

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