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Raven

(13,985 posts)
Thu May 16, 2019, 12:21 PM May 2019

The Speaker: "Will you come into my parlor said the spider to the fly."




"....The Spider turn'd her round again, and went into her den,
For well she knew that cunning Fly would soon come back again.
And then she wove a tiny web, in a little corner sly,
And set her table ready for to dine upon the Fly;
And went out to her door again, and merrily did sing,
Come hither, pretty little Fly, with the gold and silver wing.

Alas, alas! how very soon this cunning little Fly,
Hearing her wily flattering words, came slowly fluttering by.
With humming wings he hung aloft, then nearer and nearer drew.
Thinking only of his crested head and gold and purple hue:
Thinking only of his brilliant wings, poor foolish thing! at last,
Up jump'd the hungry little Spider, and firmly held him fast!
She dragged him up her winding stair, into her dismal den,
Within her little parlour; but he ne'er came down again.
And now, my pretty maidens, who may this story hear,
To silly, idle, flattering words, I pray you ne'er give ear;
Unto a beatiful lady, close heart, and ear, and eye,
And learn a lesson from this tale of the Spider and the Fly."

~By Mary Howitt, 1829
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The Speaker: "Will you come into my parlor said the spider to the fly." (Original Post) Raven May 2019 OP
Nicely done, Raven. blue neen May 2019 #1
and he's Brer Rabbit, crying WhiteTara May 2019 #2
Hmmmmm....great Metaphor as to how Speaker Pelosi is playing the Republicans. ProudMNDemocrat May 2019 #3
Smh. This is masturbatory bullshit. coti May 2019 #4
Exactly manor321 May 2019 #5
Yes. Trump is disgusting. Wrong. Nancy Pelosi is much wiser than tRump, and smarter! . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz May 2019 #12
Your post is pretty uncivil. n/t Raven May 2019 #8
You're right, and my apologies if I offended or hurt. coti May 2019 #9
Who's we kemosabe? Ellipsis May 2019 #10
+1 uponit7771 May 2019 #13
"Please don't fling me in that briar patch!" is more truthful allegory. Grasswire2 May 2019 #6
I hope the "spider" hurries up. I don't think our democracy can survive much longer. nt SunSeeker May 2019 #7
Her history says she won't do anything Curtis May 2019 #11
Yes, VERY nicely done. lillypaddle May 2019 #14
Thank you for the history lesson leanforward May 2019 #15
I like the little security web and the set table. Kid Berwyn May 2019 #16

WhiteTara

(29,821 posts)
2. and he's Brer Rabbit, crying
Thu May 16, 2019, 12:50 PM
May 2019

Don't throw me into that briar patch.

He knows that right now, his base will turn on us. But also, don't forget Elmer Gantry and his return to the grift even after his exposure of corruption and graft. We must make the spider web so tight there is no escape.

ProudMNDemocrat

(17,365 posts)
3. Hmmmmm....great Metaphor as to how Speaker Pelosi is playing the Republicans.
Thu May 16, 2019, 12:51 PM
May 2019

They are stupid enough to take the bait.

coti

(4,612 posts)
9. You're right, and my apologies if I offended or hurt.
Thu May 16, 2019, 01:18 PM
May 2019

I'm seeing people being lulled into complacency and the language I'm using is jarring in my attempts to snap them out of it.

Grasswire2

(13,612 posts)
6. "Please don't fling me in that briar patch!" is more truthful allegory.
Thu May 16, 2019, 01:07 PM
May 2019

And I mean no racial allusions here (I know that the story of Brer Rabbit has been under criticism in Disney's telling)

Curtis

(349 posts)
11. Her history says she won't do anything
Thu May 16, 2019, 01:28 PM
May 2019

Remember she took impeachment off the table with the W Bush cabal? That helped embolden the GOP because they knew then Democrats would do nothing to punish a runaway illegal Republican party. Then Obama refused to look backward at the Bush regime and possible indictments for any crimes for torture, the Iraq War or anything else So, it got worse with McConnell against Obama. Then they even got worse with Trump, and once again Pelosi and other Democratic leaders refuse to do their constitutional duty and even hold impeachment hearings because Republicans won't do their part, whaaaaa....Jesus. They make us look like snowflakes and whimps.

leanforward

(1,079 posts)
15. Thank you for the history lesson
Thu May 16, 2019, 04:42 PM
May 2019

The facts are out there in the names on the LLCs listed/named in financial and IRS documents.

Kid Berwyn

(16,124 posts)
16. I like the little security web and the set table.
Thu May 16, 2019, 05:31 PM
May 2019

The Constitution needs all of us and all we have to survive.

Freedom is worth it. Donald Trump, not so much.



“Jim Comey was a real nut job.” — A Traitor. (Photo courtesy of TASS)

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