Friday, November 30, 2012

Unlike The POTUS 16, This Blog Has Nothing But Malice (And No Charitiable Feelings) For Secessionists Of Any Vintage: 1860-1861 Or 2012!!!!

Calvin Trillin is the poet-in-residence of this blog. However, that said, a better version of today's poem would be:

We do respect your point of view.
We'll be glad to see the back of you.

Secession brings to mind yesterday's viewing of "Lincoln." In the final weeks of the war, the POTUS 16 answered the Rebel Peace Commissioners' demand that — if the Rebel states surrendered — they would be allowed to vote against ratification of the 13th Amendment. Ol' Abe answered them by sending Grant into Richmond and burning The River City to the ground. Finally, the script leaned too heavily on Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Plagiarist. If this is a (fair & balanced) final verdict on the treasonous doctrine of secession (whether in 1860-1861 or 2012), so be it.

[x The Nation]
A Short Message To Those Who Have Signed Petitions Asking To Secede From The Union
By Calvin Trillin

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We do respect your point of view.
We’re glad to see the back of you. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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