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  1. #501
    Bellend
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    A CASE FOR JEFFERSON

    Harrison loves my country too,
    But wants it all made over new.
    He’s Freudian Viennese by night.
    By day he’s Marxian Muscovite.
    It isn’t because he’s Russian Jew.
    He’s Puritan Yankee through and through.
    He dotes on Saturday pork and beans.
    But his mind is hardly out of his teens:
    With him the love of country means
    Blowing it all to smithereens
    And having it all made over new.

    — Robert Frost

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    This is up on my gym's wall.

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    “If you are depressed you are living in the past.
    If you are anxious you are living in the future.
    If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

    ― Lao Tzu

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    In honor of the Robert Mueller debacle!

    I make my living off the evening news
    Just give me something-something I can use
    People love it when you lose,
    They love dirty laundry

    Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
    I just have to look good, I don’t have to be clear
    Come and whisper in my ear
    Give us dirty laundry

    Kick ’em when they’re up
    Kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up
    Kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up
    Kick ’em when they’re down
    Kick ’em when they’re up
    Kick ’em all around

    Rest: http://americandigest.org/wp/oh-you-...ws/#more-12821

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    Contemplation of the Sword

    Reason will not decide at last; the sword will decide.
    The sword: an obsolete instrument of bronze or steel,
    formerly used to kill men, but here
    In the sense of a symbol. The sword: that is: the storms
    and counter-storms of general destruction; killing
    of men,
    Destruction of all goods and materials; massacre, more or
    less intentional, of children and women;
    Destruction poured down from wings, the air made accomplice,
    the innocent air
    Perverted into assassin and poisoner.

    The sword: that is: treachery and cowardice, incredible
    baseness, incredible courage, loyalties, insanities.
    The sword: weeping and despair, mass-enslavement,
    mass-torture, frustration of all hopes
    That starred man’s forehead. Tyranny for freedom, horror for
    happiness, famine for bread, carrion for children.
    Reason will not decide at last, the sword will decide.

    — Robinson Jeffers

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    Suppose you found a bargain so incredible
    you stood there stunned for a moment
    unable to believe that this thing could be
    for sale at such a low price: that is what happens
    when you are born, and as the years go by
    the price goes up and up until, near the end
    of your life, it is so high that you lie there
    stunned forever. – Ron Padgett

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    It ain't rebellin' if you're drinking what they're sellin'

    ​~ Anonymous

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    Did you ever have to make up your mind?
    Pick up on one and leave the other behind.
    It’s not often easy and not often kind.
    Did you ever have to make up your mind?
    — The Loving Spoonful

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    So don't you give up now so easy to find
    Just look to your soul and open your mind
    Crystal blue persuasion
    It's a new vibration
    Crystal blue persuasion, crystal
    Blue persuasion
    Maybe tomorrow when He looks down
    Every green field and every town
    All of his children every nation
    There'll be peace and good brotherhood
    Crystal blue persuasion

    Tommy James

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    I feel so bad I got a worried mind
    I'm so lonesome all the time
    Since I left my baby behind
    On Blue Bayou

    Saving nickles, saving dimes
    Working til the sun don't shine
    Looking forward to happier times
    On Blue Bayou
    I'm going back someday
    Come what may
    To Blue Bayou

    Where the folks are fun
    And the world is mine
    On Blue Bayou

    Where those fishing boats
    With their sails afloat
    If I could only see
    That familiar sunrise
    Through sleepy eyes
    How happy I'd be

    Linda Ronstadt

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