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U.S.? Or Them?
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Monday, October 13, 2008
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... jerked by small men with all the power --- ....

I'm giving a bad name to this poor little bug. LOL

Sorry: this popped into my head and had to be written.

... claptrap jaws flapping in the
wind, puppets with hollow eyes
and useless limbs jerked by
small men with all the power ---
hidden interests controlling
the strings.  We, the Republic
for which they are supposed to
stand, sit in front of the TV,
watching with apathetic eyes
as they interrupt our regularly
scheduled program with the
same old gobbledygook ---
if we do not get out and vote,
who will the real dummies be?

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (10/13)


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Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 10/17/2008
I luvit Karla. You made my promise to try and read two items per day really worth the choice as usual. < < <Luv-n-Hugs>>> Mikii
Reviewed by Janice Beaty Hamilton 10/16/2008
This is a fun read! I will cast a "confident" vote... who would have thought! Blessings, JBS
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/16/2008
well said Karla -- a new Congress would be a good start to eliminating many of our financial woes -- earmarks and pork have robbed us blind -- they have taken more than $2 trillion from the social security fund and left I.O.U.'s that they will never repay -- and then they tell us that the system may go broke and needs to be fixed -- keeping their thieving hands out is all that is needed -- corruption runs deep inside of the Beltway -- peace and wishes for a marvelous day -- JMW
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 10/14/2008
yikes... great mirror!!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/14/2008
i love this!
Reviewed by Linda Law 10/14/2008
Well, I got my mail in ballot today.... and... it will be in the mail tomorrow for sure.... hallelujah... at least I know what I think is best...and at least I have done it.... we truly need every single vote this year... :-)) thanks Karla, lindalaw
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 10/14/2008
The only time I haven't voted since reaching voting age many years ago was when I was medically confined to the house. But by God everyone knew where I stood! Great job! Rebecca
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/14/2008
A vote is a terrible this to waste
If you don't vote
Don't complain
if you vote
after the count
all the BS will remain the same,
New management, same old "Caca"

William...."For President"
Love & peace be with you, dear friend Karla
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/14/2008
Well said! We, the voters, used to be blamed for all the inept politicians, but its time we realize it isn't our fault. The fault lies with the fact there are no worthwhile cadidates to vote for in this presidential race.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/14/2008
....very creative Karla,,this 'Plays' out perfectly, I don't believe we are dummies,,,just between a rock and a hard place.
I will be voting!
Love, Christine
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/14/2008
We have a say for whom to vote in but no say to whom is running.
Things have to change. Thank you for sharing Karla.

Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/14/2008
You said it Karla, you have the right to vote but if there are no decent choices then is it a right?

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/14/2008
... jerked by small men with all the power ---

And we've been jerked around by them for far too long now. This country truly needs a change.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/14/2008
well said
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/14/2008
Bill Maher coined a perfect denomination for the Republic year 2008, the United Stupids of America.
Coming the 20th of January don't forget that I told you so.

Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 10/13/2008
You and that dratted bug. Where's my swatter :-)

I say we will be best off, this time, voting for Rufuz. When the Congress gets down wrong, he will at least bite them, which is more than I can say about either of our present candidates. Every day, each one of them gets his new speech from his advisors. Amazingly enough, in both cases, the speech is entitled "Gobbledygook" -- and one must wonder about the mentally-challenged crowds doing all that cheering. I will certainly vote, but I wish we had better options this time.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/13/2008
who to vote for, well theres always Rufuz, though that is in fun, I cannot see who else there is this time...I may not get my voter card anyway in time, thanks to NJ and its slow response regards my paperwork...but what is new, as NJ is fast at getting fines or taxes paid, but when it comes to doing the right thing, well...e
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/13/2008
Well said Karla. But who the heck are we going to vote for? Do we really get a choice or are we simply being set up? What an unbelievably wacko election year this is. And to think just 4 years ago I was willing to fight and die for these jerks who care not about us. I gotta be honest with you Karla; there are times I wish I didn't make it back here alive to witness my country's downfall. This has got to be one of the saddest of my 56 years in this country. It's all so, so sad.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/13/2008
Hello Karla,

Thanks my dear for your review, and no, not going anywhere!

Your poem - WOW! BRAVO! A most definitive and powerful write . . .!!


Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/13/2008
We are only asking for trouble if we don't vote or stand up for our nation! Enough is enough; it's time to give America back to the people instead of the electoral college or the constituants, and start all over again; vote for whom we feel is better suited for the job of Commander-in-Chief; it surely isn't the two who are in the running now! And God help us if the one (Osama) gets in!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(

Excellent write and call for action, Karla; brava!
Reviewed by Bonnie May 10/13/2008
You tell us one pulls my strings and I have started filling out my humongous ballet yesterday. Lots of stuff on them this year so I'm checking out what all the numbers are. thank goodness for google. Great write. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/13/2008
I am voting, because I know where I stand and who I will stand for this is a great write thank you for this
In Christs Love
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