The Dastardly Rise of Donald Doom

The Dastardly Rise of Donald Doom
who rides the tide of Dumbness
on the shoulders of adoring crowds
of non-thinkers and Fools…and something worse:
the likes of what might be whispered…
“The Devil and Donald Doom—and the Incredibly Deranged!”
What they see is not what they’ll get,
and what they get is not what they think they see.
Dangerous Delusions and Disastrous Dalliances–
The Dastardly Rise of Donald Doom!

Β© Sometimes, 2016

60 thoughts on “The Dastardly Rise of Donald Doom

  1. I had an interesting thought as I read your poem. I subscribe to The New Yorker (as opposed to The OTHER New Yorker, I guess…). Anyway, for two issues in a row The DT has been a major part of the magazine, with the idea being to lay on derision. But RC and The BS could only hope for so much free advertising. The more we focus in on our dislikes, the greater the irritants they become. Think mosquitoes, or that grain of sand in your shoe. If more people simply vote their conscience, things will right themselves

    I know you to be a good poet. There is not much… on any side… that is very artistic about the necessary nuisance known as politics.

    Just my opinion; for what it’s worth.

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    1. Yes, but I’m afraid that the DT groupies do not worry about conscience. At least not the ones I know. Hmmm…I’m not sure if you are not favorable to my occasionally critical poetry…or if you are saying you prefer my more (ahem) less serious pieces. Technically I’m not really a poet, I just fell in love with the form of expression fairly recently. I also have found that sometimes my articles that are not intended as “poetry” are more succinct and in some ways easier to phrase in poetic form–perhaps the shorter lines have an effect of being less tedious. However, I am glad for your honest comment, and I’ll keep it in mind. My goal is to inform and, perhaps entertain….I am technically an Historian, which may account for my ideas and thoughts. Thanks for reading my stuff! πŸ™‚

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    1. thanks, Jill. Among a nice lot of likes and agreements about my Donald Doom poem, I had one half-critical comment…and of course that’s the one that bothers me slightly. I had to explain that I’m not a poet…I’m an historian…I wasn’t trying to be amusing.

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      1. Eh … you can’t please everybody. I let most negative comments roll off, though I do read them to see if maybe there is something I hadn’t considered before. But I will say, when I did a bit of free-lance for Daily Kos, those people are just downright rude! Never been called so many names before in such a short period of time! I have a pretty thick skin, but that experience turned me off for a bit.

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      2. oh those Daily Kos people are rude…no room at all for questioning. I haven’t had any rude comments yet, nor really any disapproving. I do get pretty opinionated, I admit, but I at least try to be open-minded.

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      3. I don’t mind negative comments … I think seeing both sides is a healthy thing … but they weren’t even remotely respectful. They called me names that even I won’t say, and I was told I was too stupid to even have my voice heard! More than once, I might add. Who needs it? πŸ™‚

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      4. Same here … usually … but every now and then I just cannot resist a good online fight. Never on my blog, but I’ve done a few on Washington Post & NYT πŸ˜€ It’s fun for a while … ’til I feel my blood beginning to boil, then I sign out.

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      5. The worst I had was unintended, and entirely one-sided. The person was offended by a reference I made, and she then covered my comment with a post-it (on her screen, I assume) so she wouldn’t see it…went off on a tirade about how I was a “rude, ignorant stranger” (I know…pitiful) and announced that she would not read anything I wrote (including the original piece) and did not want to hear anything I had to say…then went on to report me to WordPress for harrassment! Well! that hurt me more than anything anyone has ever said to me–because it was just plain wrong. She said I knew nothing about the subject (which I did) and…since she didn’t know me … well, that’s her “rude, ignorant stranger.” :-[ Oh yes, I have been called all the really nasty names people use at women they don’t like! But the worst was that person who went off on a meltdown at me and refused to even hear what I had to say. You can’t have an argument with someone that covers their ears and babbles during your response. πŸ™‚

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      6. my un-favorite remark was made by someone I am related to — he will not vote for Hillary Clinton BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN. That’s it…I AM planning to vote for HRC because I recognize and respect her strengths and ability. However, I could list a whole litany of reasons to object…but I admit mostly it’s her husband’s political and foreign policy that I objected to…none of which can be held against her. And his various accused dalliances…well so he’s a (you know) but that has nothing to do with governance.

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      7. I find myself often walking a fine line when family & friends want to argue politics with me. I try to avoid it at all costs, but it isn’t always possible. 😦

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      8. I don’t even try to argue with my kids. Now my grand-kids are all of the same mind as me…and the great-grands are too young so far though pretty savvy. I suspect that a couple of my kids tend to take the opposite position of whatever side I’m on. πŸ™‚

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  2. We are a fickle and duplicitous bunch – we say we are weary of politics as usual, but when a non-politian arrives on the scene, that one simply cannot be seen – ‘he/she has no experience!’ What, exactly, is it that we want?! (non-political, purely psychological observation on my part – with a heavy does of humor!)

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      1. πŸ™‚ It all depends on the the definers. (Sorry – the high school debate teacher comes out at moments like these! I’ll take the sword of logic to that lizard on my back porch if given half a chance!)

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      2. It always needs sharpening. I was simply thinking of those who have, in history and in contemporary society said they will ‘keep the good ones.’ It all depends on the definer of that phrase. Mr. T is one of those potential definers, as are historians and English teachers πŸ™‚ Hence, the challenges I toss to my high school students. I love to make their brains ache!

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      3. ah ha! thanks for explaining that phrase. Now…what about the lizard? I meant “keep the good ones” in a simplistic literal light πŸ™‚ and of course the decider of goodness would be Me. πŸ™‚

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      4. Yikes! I should, perhaps, be protecting that lizard, shouldn’t I? Here’s the truth – my little dog catches the lizards and then, in all her gentleness, spits them back out and waits for them to run again. Of course, there is the issue of the tail…

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    1. the thing that shivers me timbers is “what Fall?” He seems like the untouchable…no matter what he says or does the lackeys are on their knees groveling…its incredible. I know a lot of these people personally…it’s a “black-out” topic…verboten…

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      1. I have been hearing some ominous gut-feelings lately. I don’t like reading between the lines, but sometimes ignorance and stupidity just irk me…ha, irk! I can forgive almost anything except stupidity…I remember as a kid thinking about that. It isn’t Donald Doom that is the top fear…its that so many think he’s just the king of the universe.

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      2. Indeed….That is my chief concern….Hence my constant referring to the American People……Something is sadly amiss with a once highly respected People. 😦

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      3. ah…I worried more when my cat Baby was missing for a whole day… πŸ™‚ perspective. Of course I can’t do much about the fate of the World, but had some options protecting my little crippled animal. πŸ™‚

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      4. The only time I have felt uncomfortable in another country is when our visit to Lisbon happened to coincide with my tax dollar supported invasion of Panama. LOL the papers were comparing “us” with those Ceuscescus that were hung at the same timein ? I forget which E.European county that was. (Well, we aren’t too well loved in Chiapas cities, either.)

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      5. a friend introduced me to a shopkeeper in California with the comment “she’s from Ohio…” I get that a lot. The Brits were very nice to me when I was there, even my little four-year-old host who quietly asked his Nan…”nanny, why does Pat talk like that?” I love it.

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      6. oh heavens yes! they adopted me as their Nan…one is a firefighter (now in London) he showed me all the fire trucks at their jurisdiction…in the county? borough? part of a consortium? of units that serve their area. lovely family…met lots of others, even went to a Christening of the baby of a couple of soldiers.

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      7. hope not…I think most natives at least tolerate visitors as long as they mind their p’s and q’s… if worst comes to worst I still have my little maple leaf pin given me once by an Air Canada rep. πŸ˜‰ we look a lot alike…

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      8. Once we went on a trip to Mexico with Bob’s brother, and it was very very quickly that he said he was “sick of his brother and his wife, and let’s ditch them.” I thought he would never ask… His brother had made some comment about
        being all dressed up because Bob was wearing an oldish but decent sportcoat as a jacket…

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