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Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:15 AM

Haiku for this last day of DU's primary debate

Soon debate will end
Hillary is the winner
Some cheer, others sad

It's pretty bad, I know. Feel free to contribute your own. But nothing mean-spirited or preachy, please!

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Reply Haiku for this last day of DU's primary debate (Original post)
Shemp Howard Jun 2016 OP
awake Jun 2016 #1
flor-de-jasmim Jun 2016 #2
randome Jun 2016 #3
Shemp Howard Jun 2016 #6
randome Jun 2016 #11
Cooley Hurd Jun 2016 #14
Evergreen Emerald Jun 2016 #4
mcar Jun 2016 #5
LWolf Jun 2016 #7
Scuba Jun 2016 #12
Miles Archer Jun 2016 #15
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #22
MrMickeysMom Jun 2016 #27
Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #28
jillan Jun 2016 #42
rhett o rick Jun 2016 #55
upaloopa Jun 2016 #8
Shemp Howard Jun 2016 #9
nolabear Jun 2016 #13
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #23
Whimsey Jun 2016 #21
MrMickeysMom Jun 2016 #29
Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #31
pinebox Jun 2016 #46
rhett o rick Jun 2016 #56
Bluenorthwest Jun 2016 #65
HereSince1628 Jun 2016 #10
Fozzledick Jun 2016 #16
Vattel Jun 2016 #17
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #24
Sheepshank Jun 2016 #62
Tarc Jun 2016 #18
Shemp Howard Jun 2016 #19
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #39
Tarc Jun 2016 #45
LineReply *
Donkees Jun 2016 #20
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #25
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #26
MrMickeysMom Jun 2016 #30
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #35
HarmonyRockets Jun 2016 #32
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #36
k8conant Jun 2016 #33
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #38
YouDig Jun 2016 #34
ismnotwasm Jun 2016 #37
brer cat Jun 2016 #52
xloadiex Jun 2016 #40
laserhaas Jun 2016 #41
jillan Jun 2016 #43
Shemp Howard Jun 2016 #44
pinebox Jun 2016 #47
Tarc Jun 2016 #48
pinebox Jun 2016 #49
Tarc Jun 2016 #50
pinebox Jun 2016 #51
LWolf Jun 2016 #53
laserhaas Jun 2016 #58
mia Jun 2016 #54
rhett o rick Jun 2016 #59
mia Jun 2016 #66
SidDithers Jun 2016 #57
betsuni Jun 2016 #60
PeaceNikki Jun 2016 #64
Hortensis Jun 2016 #61
Sheepshank Jun 2016 #63

Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:22 AM

1. Here is one

The primary is over
Bernie's issues take root
We all are winners

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:22 AM

2. Let's see...

Issues still remain
Democrat, democratic
What will be, will be

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:24 AM

3. How about, to honor your namesake: "I'll gouge your eyes out!"

 

Sorry, couldn't help myself. It's still meant to be in fun, though.

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:32 AM

6. Moe said that, not Shemp!

This will give you an idea about how old I am. I met Moe Howard once, and had a nice little talk with him. He was a real gentleman. Didn't try to poke me in the eyes, or anything!

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Response to Shemp Howard (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:45 AM

11. Damn! Got me on a technicality!

 

You're lucky to have met Moe.

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Response to Shemp Howard (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:06 PM

14. Moe was, by every account, a very nice fellow!

 

So was Jerry (Curly) - who took in every stray dog that he came across.

I LOVE the Howards!!!

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:31 AM

4. Ok, I will try:


The first woman won
fair and square, now onto trump
with big lies and big hair

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:32 AM

5. Winner!

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:33 AM

7. Okay.

Divided party
Two different directions
Distance grows forward

Leaving behind the
Establishment politics
Its revolution

Values betrayed make
the partisan betrayers
the worst enemies

It's not about her
It never was, then or now
It is about us

Dissent not silenced
Even if censored right here
It's still everywhere

I could go on all day.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:57 AM

12. + Eighty gazillion

 

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Response to LWolf (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:15 PM

15. ^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^

Because it's not about her. It may be about her tomorrow on this site, but everywhere else, it will still not be about her.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:27 PM

22. +10,000 nt

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Response to LWolf (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:42 PM

27. ^^^^ WINNER ^^^^^

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Response to LWolf (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:42 PM

28. Congrats!!! Excellent!

 

I can't write Haiku and I am glad you can!!

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Response to LWolf (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:29 AM

42. Nice!!

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Response to LWolf (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:31 AM

55. Very good. nm

 

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:35 AM

8. This was never a debate. The "facts" were never facts.

The Hillary Bernie folks invented never existed. The voter fraud never existed. The DNC did not rig the primary.

Bernie Bros were real. The on line polls after the debate were not real polls.

Bernie folks stole data from the campaign data base. Bernie faked endorsements from the Pope, a union in Los Vegas, many news papers, many individuals.


The Bernie rallies did not translate into votes.

Bernie never won the support of minorities. His campaign was most supported by privileged white liberals.

Millennials mostly went for free tuition. They were never about the down trodden working class.

Bernie lost the popular vote, the pledged delegate count, the super delegate count and the number primary states yet he and his side will never concede.

Bernie was supported by the right because they felt he was the the easiest candidate to defeat in the general.

Hillary won fairly because more people want her to be president than want Bernie.


Some of the things I take away from the 2016 primary.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:38 AM

9. I'm no expert, but that's not haiku.

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Response to Shemp Howard (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:28 PM

23. LOL That is just what I was going to say. Not the least bit poetic. nt

Last edited Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:40 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:17 PM

21. Everything you wrote

 

is spot on.

Youth struggles for change
Age remembers those struggles
Experience counts

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:44 PM

29. I guess you didn't read the OP...

Looks like the usual pablum.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:48 PM

31. Typical Hillary supporter - breaking the rules...

 

And not creative...that is not Haiku...that is just a rant!

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 07:43 AM

46. The facts were never the facts?

 

Hillary not under an FBI investigation? NOT FACTUAL!

Hillary doesn't support a living wage? NOT FACTUAL!

Hillary doesn't support universal heath care? NOT FACTUAL!

Hillary voted for Iraq? NOT FACTUAL!

The Clinton foundation did dirty weapon deals with Saudi Arabia? NOT FACTUAL!

Hillary said she took sniper fire? NOT FACTUAL!

On and on but hey, you don't care to believe it at all do you? I wonder though, "Bernie was supported by the right because they felt he was the the easiest candidate to defeat in the general" despite all polls showing him beating Trump by larger margins and a lot less dirt on him than the decades worth on Hillary who is one of, if not thee most polarizing figure in all of politics?

No, the reason Hillary won is quite clear. Your primary system is rigged where only a select few can few, not everybody, and now you come crawling to us indies begging for our help in a GE?

Have fun with that.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:35 AM

56. George Orwell would love your post. War is Peace reflects the ultimate denial. nm

 

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 10:23 AM

65. Haiku-

 

Reagan-not an AIDS hero
He started no discussion.
Gay people did that.

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:42 AM

10. Gibran-esque wisdom: "The joy of winning requires using FEAR in running."

As in Fear TRUMP!!!

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:30 PM

16. Here's a koan about division

Nansen Cuts the Cat in Two

Nansen saw the monks of the eastern and western halls fighting over a cat. He seized the cat and told the monks: `If any of you say a good word, you can save the cat.'

(Poster's note: "good word" as used here means a sign of enlightenment)

No one answered. So Nansen boldly cut the cat in two pieces.

That evening Joshu returned and Nansen told him about this. Joshu removed his sandals and, placing them on his head, walked out.

Nansen said: `If you had been there, you could have saved the cat.'

Mumon's Comment: Why did Joshu put his sandals on his head? If anyone answers this question, he will understand exactly how Nansen enforced the edict. If not, he should watch his own head.

Had Joshu been there,
He would have enforced the edict oppositely.

http://www.ibiblio.org/zen/gateless-gate/14.html
Joshua snatches the sword
And Nansen begs for his life.

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:40 PM

17. Here is mine:

 

The young tried and failed
Now we choose the hawk or loon
Wake up, citizens!

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Response to Vattel (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:29 PM

24. +10,000 nt

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 03:35 PM

18. Ok, try this one out

The old man has lost,
primaries and caucuses.
What remains? Fart-ins.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 04:44 PM

19. Sorry, you broke the rules.

From the original post: "Feel free to contribute your own. But nothing mean-spirited or preachy, please!"

So, unfortunately, you are ineligible for the big haiku prize I might (or might not) be awarding here.

Stay sharp though. I plan another haiku posting when the general election gets closer.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:39 PM

39. For you:

A truly rude post
is nothing to boast about
Silence becomes you.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 07:21 AM

45. You are so cute that I decided to do another

Whither Bernie fans;
the Radical Jack of Pines?
Or, mature, remain?

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:07 PM

20. *

what's first is alas
past, and prologue to discourse
tomorrow, of course

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:37 PM

25. Here is mine:

This day will soon pass
Her followers will remain
JPR will gain

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:39 PM

26. DNC

Exposed to the light
DNC tries to cover
its shame but it fails.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:47 PM

30. Damn!

Two great ones, within two minutes!

Before I voted
I read a history book
Bernie's FDR!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:20 PM

35. Love yours too. nt

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:52 PM

32. Not a Haiku, but here is my submission

 

Bernie has been beat
Watch his supporters stomp their feet
But while her supporters do nothing but grin
Watch his supporters carry out the great Philadelphia Fart-In

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Response to HarmonyRockets (Reply #32)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:22 PM

36. You are right, not haiku. nt

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:00 PM

33. Uprising:

From the ground he flew
like a phoenix, forever
perched upon our souls.

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Response to k8conant (Reply #33)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:23 PM

38. Love it. nt

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:13 PM

34. Good idea. Mine:

I will vote for her
I sure hope that you will too
Too much is at stake

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 10:23 PM

37. Hmm.

HER revolution
WE form the future in a
Thousand glass pieces

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #37)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:07 AM

52. Nice, ism. nt

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:06 AM

40. mine

I welcome you all
Hillary supporters to
My full ignore list

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:18 AM

41. I have a better one

 

It be she
Not we
C'est la vie

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:32 AM

43. Here's mine

The Echo Chamber will remain
All the posts will be the same

Dissent will be silenced again.

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Response to jillan (Reply #43)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:55 AM

44. That's not in traditional form, but I like it anyway!

7-7-7, interesting!

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 07:45 AM

47. Here's mine

 

In a race between tweedle dee and tweedle dumb
More Americans will wind up in a slum
While Washington gets rich
America is finally starting to bitch.

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Response to pinebox (Reply #47)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 07:48 AM

48. Oh pinebox

12
11
6
12

Not eve remotely in haiku form.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #48)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 07:53 AM

49. My give a flying fuck flew

 

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Response to pinebox (Reply #49)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 07:59 AM

50. I has a sad

Pinebox did not want.
But, nay! It has, at long last.
Hill wins, thus is crowned.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #50)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:04 AM

51. Corruption wins

 

She’s got the courage,
the compassion and the heart
to get the job done
But only if you're Walmart
In the the land of the setting sun.

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Response to pinebox (Reply #51)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:11 AM

53. Did corruption win?

Her symbolic win
while revolution goes on
right beneath her throne

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Response to Tarc (Reply #50)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:44 AM

58. Um

 

He
We
Bernie

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:25 AM

54. Dream on.

Owners are winners,
No matter who wins the race.
Just get used to it.

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Response to mia (Reply #54)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:46 AM

59. I'll give it a go.

 

As the Powers That Be tighten the noose,
I see the flowers of democracy returning

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #59)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 10:41 AM

66. flowers

As the noose tightens
Glimpses of the afterlife
Change our points of view

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:40 AM

57. ...

The losers complain
and the winners celebrate
it was ever thus



Sid

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:47 AM

60. ...

Summer solstice moon
Floats into the dark night sky
Fuck Republicans





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Response to betsuni (Reply #60)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 10:20 AM

64. This one's my favorite

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:51 AM

61. 5-7-5, moment of insight.

Fifteen step forward,
Democrats quarrel and vote -
Democracy wins!

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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 10:16 AM

63. One try

 

courts must have reason
elections direct our lives
Trump impotency

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