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  1. about 4 hours ago on Tom Toles

    back to “MI…VE”: Thanks for your feedback. I remain thinkin’ the Dissenters maybe correct.

  2. about 11 hours ago on Tom Toles

    back to “MI…VE”: Please clarify “what the decision was about”. … I’m thinking that the Court’s DISSENTERS were correct in their OBJECTIONS that “what it was about”: was Ignoring precedents so’s to give government dollars directly to a denomination. Perhaps I’m wrong about this {as I am about a great many things}.

  3. about 16 hours ago on Tom Toles

    GORSUCH THE RIGHTIST – {limerick and footnote}

    How conservative is Gorsuch?

    So far it seems that he’s more such

    than even Scalia; -

    - Will now we see a

    Court which Libs will deplore much*?

    … Footnote: – * a Court dominated by Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch

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  4. about 17 hours ago on Tom Toles

    THE COURT’S MUTATION – {1.20 limericks}

    The Supremes re-invigorate

    the many-dimensioned debate

    over issues of church-and-state …

    … Is the Court mutating,

    its principles negating?

    Will precedents they strangulate?

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  5. 1 day ago on Tom Toles

    back to “RI…LL”: – Yeah, “lunatic” feels better rhythm-wise, … but I was thinkin’ of Ross Perot’s line, “crazy aunt in the attic” {back in 1992 when was was running for prez}.

  6. 2 days ago on Tom Toles

    TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY – {a limerick}

    In foreign-affairs he’s erratic,

    mostly just making static.

    He ain’t diplomatic, …

    … so he’s problematic

    like a crazy aunt in the attic.

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  7. 3 days ago on Tom Toles

    HOUSE OF CARDS – {a rhyme}

    Plutocrats’ minions are sneakily stealthy

    in increasing the wealth of the already wealthy, -

    - yet it’s also with chutzpah’s egregious effronteries

    that they do so at the cost of our struggling country’s

    well-being in all regards.

    They’ve made us a house of cards.

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  8. 3 days ago on Tom Toles

    back to “NI…49”: Thanks that you’re okay with my rhymes. – - – My old academics-bunch thought it better when the two major parties were of relatively-similar “mix” in terms of interests-&-philosophies-etc. Helped to stabilize things, and we prized a “stable” political system’s relative-continuity regardless of election-results, and its ability to achieve a Congress-etc which can compromise-etc. So for us ’twas great back when sober “Bill Buckley conservatives” and “centrists” could maintain some clout as Republicans. … CRITICS of such party-similarity complained that ’twas “Tweedle-Dum”-versus-“Tweedle-Dee” {recall mid-‘60s Goldwaterites’ screaming that “We want a CHOICE not an ECHO”} , – and we “Progressive”-leaners craved more-vigorous at-least-FDRism to continue prominent amongst Dems {so we’d be upset that Clintonist WallStreetism trumps FDRism in the current party}. … Academics track how-come the Repubs lost their capacity to be a “big tent”, thereby damaging the whole system in a great many ways.

  9. 4 days ago on Tom Toles

    A SUMMER DAY’S BLUES – {a rhyme}

    A summer day’s sunrise. Ahh. How soft

    are the smells of mown pastures; – how gently they waft

    under sunrays pasteled through soft clouds aloft.

    And yet:

    Ominous are sounds of bullfrogs’ coughing

    as if warning that danger is soon in the offing.

    We fret.

    Sure ‘nuff. We turn on the news

    that our nation is paying her dues

    to Trump’s and Republicans’ crews.

    We get

    the Blues.

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  10. 4 days ago on Tom Toles

    MENUS RIGHT and LEFT – {a rhyme}

    So MANY evince an appetite

    for menus cooked up by the chefs of the Right -

    - which are flavored by greed

    and by lies which impede

    nutrition availed from the erudite, …

    … from thinkings which come instead from the Left,

    where chefs write menus of healthier heft.

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