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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 01:12 AM
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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Edited on Mon Oct-05-09 01:25 AM by NanceGreggs
I did everything I was supposed to do encouraged to do, nurtured to do and now Im out in the cold, abandoned by those who raised me to be what I am.

I dont know where I went wrong.

I listened to Limbaugh. I ignored the fact that he was a drug-addled lunatic, and got on-board with his mindless prattlings.

I watched Glenn Beck. I even taught myself how to write words like Obama and Fascist Muslim Communist on a blackboard, with the appropriate arrows pointing from one to the other, thereby proving the connection beyond a CSI-TV-show-forensics-team shadow of a doubt.

I attended the Town Hall meetings. I displayed my ignorance by insisting I wanted the government to stay out of programs like Medicaid and I demonstrated my lack of class by shouting what I had to say, instead of engaging in serious discussion with those who held differing views.

I have spent a fortune on flag pins and bumperstickers, under the impression that such paraphernalia would confirm my patriotism my behavior to the contrary.

I have signed petitions to keep my children from hearing the president talk about working hard in school, because Ive been told such talk could lead to my kids becoming socialtists" (whatever that is, but it dont seem like anything good.)

I have fought tirelessly against my neighbors (who, I have to say, seem like really nice fellas) from being married because if theyre allowed such, my eighteen-year marriage to my husband will be immediately jeopardized and I dont even understand how that works, but I went along with the concept just the same.

I ignored the oh-so-obvious fact that I was being encouraged to vote against my own best interests, to ignore the Christian teachins I was raised on like as you do to the least among you, so you do unto me to embrace the idea that insurance companies have a God-given right to make a profit off the sick and dyin, to hate anyone who is of a different skin color or religion, or whose first language is other than English all the while I was being told that my mis-spelled protest signs would be a sure-fire demonstration of my down-home, grass-roots origins whatever the hell that all means.

So I followed all the rules and where am I now? Well, Ill tell ya. Im now being singled out as part of the lunatic fringe by the very people who cheered me on to be exactly what Ive become. They dont want to know me now now that me and those like me are becoming an embarrassment to the Party - yes, that SAME party that couldnt get enough of us when they wanted us to vote for that Sarah Palin chick, what with her "I can see Russia from my front porch credentials and all.

Well, I.Am.Pissed. Yup, good and proper pissed. Im an embarrassment? Im humiliating you? Im making you look bad every time I open my mouth and spew the bullshit youve fed me until I want to gag?

A few months ago you were all, Oh, yeah, bring it on. Go to the streets and protest everything from Obama smilin too damned much to a tax on soda pop. Now youre all, We dont even know these idiots, or where they got their ridiculous ideas from.

You want to distance yourself from the lunatic fringe? Too bad, too late. You taught us how to be lunatics. You encouraged us to abandon all decorum, all intelligence, all common sense, all behavior that might lend itself to passing ourselves off in public as rational, well-informed, even slightly coherent citizens.

We ARE your children born of your rhetoric, raised in the light of your bigotry, taught at your knee to spread prejudice and espouse violence, nurtured (when convenient) to act like idiots when it served your cause.

Dismiss us if you will. Distance yourself, as best you can, from everything WE, your offspring, have become at your insistence.

Deny you ever knew us, or ever contributed to our upbringing.

But we all know as does the world that WE are your children, and our actions are now, and always will be, the result of your poisonous parentage.

Guess what, Mom and Dad? We're all YOURS - and we're going to be recognized as part of your dysfunctional family no matter what.

You were once anxious to own us - now WE own you.

Learn to live with it - it's not like you have a choice.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 01:15 AM
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1. You will never be a motherless child, my dear Nance...
But this is beautifully written!

Although, it just might be a little too grammatical!


K&R

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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 01:30 AM
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2. It's scholiast. nt11
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The River Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 03:43 AM
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3. Sing It Nance
F#m
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Bm F#m
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
F#m
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
D E F#m
Long way from my home
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 03:50 AM
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4. I hope at most other times you feel like a limitless talent.
Also you do younger readers on this site considerable good by providing them with the promtping to find and listen to the folk song you reference in your subject line. THAT is value-added writing.

Recommended for many reasons.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 04:57 AM
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5. JeffR is One Lucky Dude, Nance.
k&r
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 06:13 AM
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6. "
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 06:25 AM
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7. If only the lunatic fringe would show such logic and clear thought
:yourock:
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 10:37 AM
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8. And now they know how ir feels to be a tool.
When it breaks or gets dull they throw it away.
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Oldtimeralso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 02:45 PM
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9. Or returned to Sears for a new one! N/T
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 08:58 AM
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12. I had forgotten about that option.....n/t
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 03:37 PM
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10. The sound and fury of thoughts
colliding is music to my ears. The Republicans have chosen to feed the demons of the weak and mindless and now the demons are demanding what they believe is coming to them.
The howling demons are getting restless. They need mental health care and can't afford it.
Don't blame me, I voted for Obama.
Anyone for tea?
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 03:45 PM
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11. The failure of Republicans to distance themselves from the rabble
will be a scar that they will have to wear a long long time.
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