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Trained Monkeys

Updated on November 20, 2015

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Hidden Message

The Wizard of Oz is a favored movie of many child-hoods.

In fact, it was a must-watch in my family until just recently, when we discovered that we were sick to death of it!!

"Harrrr, rrufffff"-- Cowardly Lion.

But, did we really get the meaning of it?

I'm sure we all knew of sweet, innocent Dorothy, and the mean, wicked witch...but what exactly was this about?:"It's always best to start at the beginning -- and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road."--Glinda the Good Witch

Yellow Brick Road, and Ruby Red Slippers...magic slippers, at that. IF Dorothy could remember the magic formula--she was on her way home...

And IF she could over-come the obstacles in her way: she would conquer her fears.

Joy in Life!

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Age Old Enemy

The main obstacles in her way are the Trained Monkeys; those awful, deranged, smirking, gibbering employees of the Wicked Witch.

Chattering all the time, snickering at Dorothy and her growing circle of friends: Whose human qualities have been lost, somehow to be regained.....

THIS is the point of trying to stop them.

The goal of the Trained Monkeys is to prevent Dorothy and her friends from finding their former glory.

For, once they find it, they will realize that the Wicked Witch-- with all her powers of magic and delusion, is no match for an honest, open heart.

Devilish Players

Now, here is where the subterfuge comes in.

The job of the monkeys, then and now, is to prevent humans from reclaiming their wonderously awesome heritage of Love, Home and Family.

Wicked Witch, it seems, has to BUY her family, and her love.

>>> Her home, by the way, is quite awsome<<<

Castle of Doom

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Beauty Can Deceive

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Don't Be Fooled

The tricks of the Wicked Witch are to send fear and confusion; to make Dorothy--and us, forget our unique human Divinity and place in the Universe.

The ultimate destination: Emerald City, is where we find the true meaning of life, by cutting through the illusion.

See My Power?

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Sympathy For the Devil

I try and envision it from the point of view of the Monkeys....getting paid to do someone else's dirty work....

Now where is the pride and dignity in that?

Think of all the time and energy spent, simply following the instructons of a mad woman, doing as they are told.

Perhaps driven by the fear of loss of income, or even worse....death.

On a certain level, I can feel sorry for them: The brainless stooges who work for the Dark Side.

But on another level, I want to slap them silly--tell them to wake up!

Their destiny is being led by another: their hopes and dreams constrained by the lure of easy money.

Step Right Up!

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Modern Day Barkers

Lest one think the Trained Monkeys exist only in the Wizard of Oz....no, my friends, we are saturated with them here, in the political spheres of these United States of America.

It's not necessarily only politics where the monkeys thrive: It's religion and social issues as well.

But--their main thrust of illusion is in the political realm.

They work for those who seduce with platitudes and promises.....Follow their Yellow Brick Road, and you will reach nirvana: freedom and independence and riches beyond your wildest dreams.

The problem with this road, however, is that the bricks are tarnished and slippery; tread upon by those who seek to denigrate, not uplift.

Passengered by salesmen and carnival barkers, hawking their phony goods, which in their case, is the envisioned future of this great country we call home.

Trust in Yourself

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We Create Our Own Destiny

They'll tell you all kinds of things to distract you from what you really need: a Heart, some Courage and a Brain.

They'll tell you your home is going to be attacked: To strike fear.

They'll tell you you're house is dirty: To make you ashamed.

And they'll tell you your freedom is worth selling out for Gold.

Now, here is where Glinda's words come in......Go back to the beginning:

Remember who you are: A kind, caring person, living in a kind, caring nation.

Your treasures were built with the courage and intelligence it took to make it here.

The only way you can hold on to them is through love.

Don't listen to the Flying Monkeys.

Follow your own way home.


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      Leslie McCowen 

      28 hours ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      Leslie McCowen 

      7 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      Leslie McCowen 

      2 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh lalalalala

      “On Thursday, the Salt Lake Tribune published an editorial just shredding Republican Senator Orrin Hatch over his “despicable” treatment of women.

      “The despicable attack launched by Sen. Orrin Hatch and the Senate Judiciary Committee — more precisely, the Republicans on that committee — on one of the women who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is a textbook example of why more victims do not come forward,” the paper begins.

      “Worse, it betrays a positively medieval attitude toward all women as sex objects who cannot be believed or taken seriously.”

      ******

      But rightwing media says Kavanaugh is the victim. Oh my, who to believe?

      Believe yourself.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      This for all the nasty right wingers who came here after me and tell me I don’t belong. From me to youze;

      https://youtu.be/MfTbHITdhEI

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      7 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      “Will Fox News devote the same level of coverage to the deaths of 2,975 Americans in Puerto Rico that they devoted to the death of Mollie Tibbetts?”

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      8 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I see Sharlee is still commenting in forums.

      So, calling someone a sicko is acceptable behavior now?

      I think i should sue. I got 3 month ban for saying someone had no credibility with me.

      Discrimination, or what?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      “In a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly, Democrats cite recent reports indicating that Bolton worked with a Russian woman who was charged last month for failing to register as an agent of a foreign power in the U.S.”

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      “You tell me. The brown shirts stifled free speech. So does Antifa. The Nazis burned books. The left does to, for all intents and purposes. Even Doctor Seuss is not immune. The Nazis and Soviets persecuted Jews. The left in America is anti Semitic.

      I think the evidence speaks for itself.”

      What evidence?

      Someone please ask her, since the right has silenced my speech.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh Q anon......anonymous is coming for you......

      https://twitter.com/dew231234/status/1026428154611...

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      New flash: if we wanted to go to right wing websites for alternate facts, we would. Stop crapping up hubpages with it.

      They already are in trouble for letting darkone spread guccifer and Wikileaks, known Russian intel ops.

      Traitors, the lot of ye!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      4 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Dammit, be honest! Trump wasn’t wiretapped, Manafort was. Ask trump why he hangs out with money launderers...DUH.

      No collusion? He friggin asked Russia to hack Hillary in broad daylight. He dictated a fake story about his kids’ meeting with a Russian spy. He refuses to implement sanctions. He talks to putin on a regular basis. And, Russians are having anchor babies in trump properties Florida.

      Russian oligarchs bailed trump out when American banks wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole.

      Do you think they want nothing in return? Have you heard of the kgb?

      BE HONEST!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      4 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "You know what Donald Trump? You’ve been calling Hillary Clinton a criminal for two years. If you’ve got proof, let’s see it. Make a report to the FBI. If you know of a crime, that’s your duty.

      But you can’t. Because lying to the FBI is another felony.

      Put up or shut up."

      --Louise Mensch

      *******

      You would think 6 years of investigations by republicans would shut them all up.

      But it wont, because hate is a disease.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      4 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Awwww, you don’t like the name Spanky? How about Crooked? That better?

      “Vote for Trump, she’s a c*nt.”

      Family Values. Derp

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump immediately releases Republican memo, despite dire pleading from fbi not to.

      Won't release Democratic rebuttal memo which has already been vetted by the fbi.

      And I'm supposed to support that?

      Nah.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Team Trump muddied the waters when they released their partisan memo....without dems knowledge or consent....who are on the dam committee!

      Dems have no choice but to clear things up.....since they've been accused of working with Russians and republican FBI to help trump win!

      DERRPPPPPP

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Team Trump muddied the waters when they released their partisan memo....without dems knowledge or consent....who are on the dam committee!

      Dems have no choice but to clear things up.....since they've been accused of working with Russians and republican FBI to help trump win!

      DERRPPPPPP

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Fake news, alternative facts, denying something they said or did just yesterday.....

      spinning, spinning.....twisting words, meaning....

      STOP. THINK. BREATHE.

      Trump is not a good man. What they are doing to us is not good.

      They do not have a right to this country.....and they can't buy it.

      If you like it here, you have to fight them...cause they want to change it into a whole other place.

      We currently have the gestapo here...in America! it's called ICE. and they're going after people.

      They just made corporate tax cuts PERMANENT. maybe it's already too late.

      I think a good question to ask is why are so many Republicans quitting?

      Something wicked is here.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      No you don't! Clintons have been investigated left, right and center! You do not get to turn Trump investigation into another Clinton hate fest. That's been ongoing since the 70's.

      Repubs have been at it since Arkansas Group.

      Your turn.

      Time for world to look up your dress, oh high and mighty right wing.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trumpitty trump trump, trumpitty trump trump, muellers on his way.....

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Is everyone on hubpages rich??? People making under $75,000 are getting a tax increase.

      And, with removal of the individual mandate for the ACA, people will opt out, making costs sky-rocket.

      This new real estate provision they put in the bill for Corker and Trump will COST 414 billion dollars, while they say they cant afford to fund the CHIPS program.

      Its such a travesty of the highest order....I'm willing to call it a high crime.

      Kids will die. Trump and Corker profit. CRIME. I want MY Tax increase going to sick kids, not rich republicans!!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Still waiting for ANYONE to call for Farenholt to resign....

      Mcconell? Ryan? Fellow repubs??

      How bout all you dems who want Franken gone?

      ANYONE? He paid $84,000 of your money to settle a sexual assault case.....

      And both sides are silent.....this is the Trump/Sanders crowd.

      Repub men get a pass....we still have one on the supreme court and as president!

      It's easy to see who owns america.

      And eff you women who want Franken charged guilty before a trial.

      Your sleazy ops to run for prez suck. As yashir ali mentioned this morning:

      Would u be calling for Franken to step down if the gvr was a republican???

      Highly doubtful.

      Count me out of the tribe. Going to have to find a new home, or just simply wander in the wilderness.

      Where is integrity?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Still waiting for ANYONE to call for Farenholt to resign....

      Mcconell? Ryan? Fellow repubs??

      How bout all you dems who want Franken gone?

      ANYONE? He paid $84,000 of your money to settle a sexual assault case.....

      And both sides are silent.....this is the Trump/Sanders crowd.

      Repub men get a pass....we still have one on the supreme court and as president!

      It's easy to see who owns america.

      And eff you women who want Franken charged guilty before a trial.

      Your sleazy ops to run for prez suck. As yashir ali mentioned this morning:

      Would u be calling for Franken to step down if the gvr was a republican???

      Highly doubtful.

      Count me out of the tribe. Going to have to find a new home, or just simply wander in the wilderness.

      Where is integrity?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      How Is it hp is infested w so many rabid rw'ers??

      It's a home for something....like some kind of nest.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I dont think political parties are the problem at all. The problem is when i say i'm pro-choice, people say that means i'm a baby-killer who enjoys killing babies.

      The problem is people will utterly DEMONIZE a politician for doing something, or holding a certain view....

      But when their affiliated party pol does the same thing, or holds the same view...suddenly, its a-ok.

      Parties arent the problem, its the meanness and SELF-adulation of the people in America.

      IMO

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "Rand Paul suffered minor injuries and is ok after being assaulted by his neighbor.

      According to reports, they had been in an “ongoing feud.”

      According to the alt-right, it was a terrorist attack by a left-wing extremist."

      ******

      Rinse, Spin, Repeat

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      Leslie McCowen 

      11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      A key to all of it: alexander dugin.

      A name im sure is familiar to the active measures people here.

      America first? My aunt fanny

      *google is your friend*

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh really? Chad was our ally fighting boko haram in niger?

      Until trump put chad on the travel ban.....

      So they removed themselves as our ally....

      And our troops get ambushed

      And putin makes an oil deal with niger

      And trump still hasnt activated russian sanctions

      And you call yourselves patriots

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Hmmm. Noticing something here....lot of videos no longer available ("outfoxed: rupert murdochs war on the media") for one.

      Also, a short vote video has been chopped up! There was a portion of it that showed a private parts ultrasound being done....its been removed from the video!!

      We have a new sheriff in town people. A religious fundie right-wing only one.

      Beware....and be careful.

      They dont take kindly to uppity women and n's, IMO.

      "The Handmaids Tale"

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lolol!!! Ooooh getting all excited about tarmac meeting

      ..oooooh.

      But dont care whatsoever about trump and co meeting with russians.

      Gtfoh!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lol! Any proof hillary clinton is a witch???

      Ive seen it said by two people who claim to stand for truth.

      Please provide proof hillary is a witch.

      Or stop claiming to stand for truth.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Erik prince running for office??

      My god. This is nazi storm trooper shit.

      Blackwater....holy mother of god

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Give me a cherry flavored break.....

      Our leaders, who all lied about their collaborations with a sworn enemy are bashing people who are peacefully protesting injustice.

      Same dirtbags who are suppressing rights.

      Same dirtbags who spend like money is water. On themselves!

      That tears it. From now on im taking the knee at woek, the grocery stire, and red lights. And im making a bumper sticker that says trump/pence: Make russia great again.

      Gd load of hypocrits. The lot of you!!!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh, yoohoo. Knock knock.....

      Jared and ivanka exposed classified info through their personal email accounts.....

      Waiting for the hearings, 24/7 talking-head cable news fest, and outrage from republicans.......

      Waiting

      (Surely the whole hillary email thing was a real issue to crucify her on,right? C'mon, where are you!)

      WAITING

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Ummmmm. The big donors in the republican party demand repeal and replace of the aca and big tax cuts for themselves.

      Trump is demanding repeal and replace of the aca and big tax cuts for the donor class......

      He is not only shilling for the republican establishment....hes part of it. And he personally will benefit from the policies he advocates.

      How people dont see this is like unbelievable to me.

      The power of propaganda. And the power of lies.

      Imo

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Good! Russian twitterbots are coming under scrutiny.

      I know for myself, i dont follow jill stein, but days before election was stormed by tweets from her and her vp choice. Did they pay for that privilege of intruding onto all of twitter?

      Or was i targeted by their gru-lead active measures because of being a hillary supporter?

      I mean, there are ads on twitter. They pay. But politicians get to pay to storm twitter??

      Anyway, it will all come out. And stein and sanders....tsk tsk TSK!

      Why dont you join forces and form your own party?

      Call it allegiance-for-hire...the afh party.

      Or else you truly believe in the stuff found on RT.

      I used to.....

      Just come clean. The truth will set us all free.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lol! "Hillary clinton is the status qou"

      94% of black women and 82% of black men chose her.....if they're the status qou, i have MANY bridges to sell you!

      White men are the status qou, and they went for trump...and 53% of white women did too.

      The truth is, the radical vote was hillary clinton.

      1st woman

      Most progressive agenda ever

      Pro choice

      Pro woman

      Pro obama

      But you all chose to play it safe and keep your white christian males in charge.

      How very blase of you

      Yawn

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Angela merkel says her political party was hit by russian cyber attacks.

      She lying too?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      LOL at people saying tRump will save them from corruption!!!!

      Thats his gd middle name!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      People have lost the ability to think. I keep seeing talking heads....of course, already speaking on 2020.

      "Dont underestimate trump....you saw what he pulled off in this election."

      So, all the pre polls, all the exit polls were wrong. Really?

      So you never let it enter your mind that shenanigans were involved?

      You never question the obvious? You just accept this thing that does not add up?

      Trumps job approval rating in mi, wi and pa is in the low 20's....and its only been 7 months. People changed that quickly??

      THINK!

      ******

      "You cant handle the truth" is going to be tested.

      Meanwhile, i see the military industrial service privitization complex is moving along nicely.....

      And the trumps are making money off us hand over fist.

      *clap**clap**clap*

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      Leslie McCowen 

      14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So funny to see rightwingers complain about the media. Funny, i didnt hear any complaints when we had 600 days straight of hillarys emails. All we ever heard was how terrible she is, and how exciting trump and sanders.

      Get off it. You loved the media and comey when they were haranguing her. And you loved the 11 hours your people got to grill her.

      Now you want to cry cause poor dumpy is getting the treatment.

      Grow up. You dish it, now you can take it.

      Im waiting for the 11 hr grilling of trump. Wont happen. Know why?

      Cause your side is in charge. You only think our side deserves grilling. Your side is pure as the driven snow.

      Give me a break. You are partisan patriots, and thats no patriots at all!!!!!

      IMO

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      Leslie McCowen 

      16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      If tim ryan and harold ford are the future of dems, count me out!

      repub lite is not for me. We women will start our own dam party....bros

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      Wild Bill 

      16 months ago

      This is in reference to your answer of Ralph's question. The shooter of Gabby Gifford, Jared Lee Loughner was;

      Schizophrenic

      Described by his friends as a radical leftist

      A registered Independent

      Noted by friends as one who did not watch TV or listen to the radio

      A constituent of Giffords who did not like her specifically.

      He hated Bush

      He hated the government

      Non of this is comparable to the shooter yesterday. He did not have a personal beef with anyone at the baseball field. He just went to kill Republicans. This is a new low created by liberals. This fear is why most Trump voters kept quiet and the poll numbers were skewed.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh, ok. We are supposed to believe they fired comey cause of how he treated hillary? Crooked hillary? Cause you'd be in jail hillary? Lock her up hillary? When im elected, im hiring a special prosecutor to go after you hillary?

      Riiiiiiiiight. And ill be coming down the chimneys of all the good little boys and girls this christmas.

      Ho ho ho.....better change your ways rightys!!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      the funny part of covfefe is that he cant just admit he made a mistake! no. he has to pretend it actually means something, that only he and a few people--special people have the brains to understand.

      sheeesh. what an ego. just say typo. too much like a normal person, i guess. trump has to be special. doink

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      Leslie McCowen 

      17 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      duterte, putin, erdogan.....all men trump praises.

      that should tell you all you need to know.

      we dont want that here. they dont want it there, either.

      it wont be allowed. thank god for deep state.

      i still wonder how he even was allowed to take oath the oath of office. who he is is known.

      what in actual f is going on here?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      17 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      imama obama?

      told you. its christian and white supremacy.

      hes black, so he must be muslim, huh?

      yah, and trump told you he was born in kenya. and so did melania.

      say, people who get paid by the state to stay home and care for sick parents.......that wont happen with acha.

      looks like theyll have to get a job. hope they can afford moms pills on minimum wage.

      poor seniors premiums going up 800%!

      pre existing conditions coming back.

      oh boy. altzheimers. unless youre very rich, suffer n die.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      17 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      the whole 2016 electoon was hacked. mike farb and greg palast have proof

      .

      and its been going on a long time. america is not far right

      we are not anti abortion, anti gay, anti climate change, anti gun control, anti universal healthcare, anti poverty, anti education, and pro hellfire and brimstone damnation!!!!!

      knock it off. we have been stolen from since 1980.

      you brood of vipers are done.

      now gtfo of our america, or sit down and stfu once and for all.

      go find an island....its all that would fit w your ideology!!!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      17 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      a woman may be going to jail for laughing at sessions. trump fcc is investigating steven colbert.

      and yet, trump inc says whatever it wants about anybody.

      i warned youze. well, it wont hurt youze.....but us anti trumpers will have our internet history searched, and we will pay for being anti trump.

      this is your idea of freedom:

      bowing and scraping to a con man and his gangsta friends

      lock down, usa.

      except for you of course. you get invited to trumpland.

      trump tv, trump clothes, trump food, trump everything.

      and you will love it, or else.

      united states of republicans.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trumpites cant be so dense, can they? trump is kissing up to the death caucus in the house.....

      they are seeking to do away with insurance having to cover pre existing conditions, go back to setting a cap on care for terminally ill. theyve already taken away healthcare from women...pregnant ones at that!

      c'mon, be honest. republicans dont care care about people other than white rich ones. and dumpy is a typical republican.

      if theyr willing to let people suffer and die for lack of money, how in hades do they claim christ???

      oh, and speaking of christians, how do you feel about bibis wife being indicted for corruption?10 mil a day. your money

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      Leslie McCowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      love how the talking heads so blithely repeat the lie that hillary lost the election because dissatisfied dems voted trumprussia.

      this election was stolen. russia/wiki/trumpgop/voter purges in swing states/doj 90 pages voting machine anamolies in swing states....

      a crime was committed against the people of the usa

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      Leslie McCowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      ha! think im kookoo? repub sen from miami frank artiles gets in argument, calls black men the n word and calls a woman the b word....geezus, im prescient!!!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      lol, right wingers have no ability for self-reflection.

      saying obama hates america is a prime example. cause they told me that, too. why?

      cause i didnt like the admn of gw, hw bush, or reagan and nixon before them. this garners you the label america-hater.

      but when republicans didnt like obama, they didnt call themselves america haters, did they? hated clinton, but never thought they hated america

      but suddenly in 08, not liking the prez was patriotic!!

      and when obama looked honestly at america and acknowledged wrongs, why he was an america hater.

      but did anyone hear trump on the stump?

      america is a disaster, the military is a disaster, we're the worst in the world at everything, all other countries are kicking our azz, etc etc.

      his inaugeral address?? it was so negative, i was like, what country is he talking about?

      and no republican called him an america hater.

      sorry charlie.cant be one way for youze,another for everyone else.

      and studies are showing that racism had more to do with trump voters than economic insecurity. just like sexism couldnt allow a woman to be commander in chief.

      no, ya had to have your old white man back, to make america great again..

      before that n and that c tried to think they were equal.

      pshaw. oh no. now n's wont vote, and c's will keep your legs closed or suffer whiteyman's consequences.

      and youll do whatever they say, or theyll put you down.

      this is why its not going g to work. its unsustainable in 2017. we are so far beyond this boring yawn, its not even funny.

      america will be great.....without you in charge.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      can't really take the arrogance much more.

      you do know,if hillary won, the Republicas said they would any supreme court nominee...for 4 years!

      they also had more hearings planned for her.

      but now dems are supposed to accept trump. "play nice"

      well im sick of being nice to bullies. sick of being expected to be!

      YOU be nice for a change! then we'll talk.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      colin kahl, nsa/terrorism:

      "lie, deflect, obfuscate. its all been on display from trump, gop and far right media this week.--and it's straight out of putin's 'active measures' playbook"

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      lolol!

      turning trumps collusion into an obama problem.

      people are sworn to protect and defend from enemies foreign and domestic.....

      if you see an enemy, you go after that sucka....whether hes dealing w russia, turkey or egypt (3 dictators...how charming)

      bannon said politics is war....whose side you on?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      donald trump, the propaganda president.

      otherwise, you stans would know all about his criminal behavior...well-documented. and you don't. nor do you acknowledge that it exists. nor do you care.

      in fact, you are so infused with propaganda, you dont even care that the men who were hauling a woman before judgement for using a private server, used private servers themselves!!

      as do plenty of high-positioned men.

      thank god i never cared for Facebook. i know they data-mine on twitter, and direct your feed....but you can block idiots.

      yup. i never bought right wing crap, and never will.

      data dupes! trump is robbing you blind, and you will gladly hand him over your bank account!!

      and our lovely country.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      oh lord....so scott pruitt used private email. that makes him, gowdy, chaffetts, jeb bush, and all of trumps top staffers.....as well as all of gw bush top staffers.

      trump tweets and takes phone calls from his private phone.

      whats this about "security"???

      more like bullsh*t and misogyny!!!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      quick quiz for benghazi bozos

      what is the name of navy seal who died in trumps botched raid?

      what is the name of football hero turned soldier killed by our own troops in afghanistan?

      if u dont know....u a partisan hack.

      imooooo

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trumps have spent in one month close to what the obamas spent in a year....

      is anybody who complained about the former prez going to address this?

      i mean we heard PLENTY about it!! his golfing, her office staff, their vacations.....

      ...trump takes a golfing vaca every week!

      seriously, where are the complainers???

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      excuse me, but where is the palestinian representative????

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "someone needs to read forum rules"...

      says the one who called ap "special needs"

      god bless, from one sowing underhanded hate

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      mental gymnastics, by lovemychris

      whats good is bad

      whats bad is good

      its only bad

      if its from the hood

      its really good if it comes from me

      I'LL tell you how it has to be

      i'll tell you and you'll like it, see?

      whats good for me is good for me

      its my land now, so take a chill

      this is MY city on the hill

      mine and mine and mine alone

      at least that tyrant obama's gone!

      gymnastics. score: 10!!!!!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      a lot of rightys need the lecture today....im waiting for it to happen. otherwise, im going to have to assume that niceness and civility really isnt the goal...

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      haha

      ..want a banana?

      thank you so much!

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      21 months ago from USA

      How I got here is I liked how you called out one of the Flying Monkeys in the forum. This hub was a wonderful explanation of what they are and their motivations.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trumps in hot water....time to change the subject. roll out some more obama and hillary bashing. ignore what donald does.

      and, also...follow the bouncing ball...boing boing...boing

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      oh thank you larry....i didnt know this hub was visible! and thank you for the kind words :-)

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      Larry Rankin 

      22 months ago from Oklahoma

      I just love your penchant for analogy. And I really like the way you think.

      I'm sure we'll find the occasional topic to disagree about, but I'm going to follow you.

      Take care.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      uh oh...the standard right wing insult...."you need medication"

      cant we all get along? trump says we need to unite. bwahahaha

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      you people have no shame.

      there is torture and brutality ongoing for 60 years in gaza, and none of you care.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trump took plenty off the public dole!! look it up!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      24 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      leave it to a righty to make fun of sexual assault...make a joke out of it.

      and if you want to bring up cathy obrien, dont forget the part where cheney and daddy bush drop acid, then hunt her and her daughter like animals, after which terrorizing, take them in and rape them.

      a little girl. she was for daddy bush.

      youd like to forget that part, wouldnt you?

      lets also not forget the picture of putin lifting up a young boys shirt and kissing his stomache.

      want to go there? trumps trial. oh i forget you dont believe those women.they get made fun of because they speak out on herr drumpf.

      keep it up. the dirt on your side is waaaaaaaay longer.

      try to keep it to issues. theres enough solid difference to leave the other sh* t alone.

      unless you want to go there.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes, for 8 years, its been hillary questioning obamas birth: calling him a usurper, saying she sent an investigative team to kenya, offering a million bucks, said she'd show her tax returns if obama showed his bc.

      .....TOLD you it was projection!!!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      oh fer....hillarys doctor released 34 pg detailed account. she had bacterial infection.

      trump goes on a tv doctor show and thats supposed to be enough.

      the double standard is astounding.

      trump is fat, has high cholesterol and takes baby aspirin for his heart.

      but lets forget that and listen to tv doctor.

      "im like a 30 yr old"

      yah, ok.

      third parties are taking votes from hillary, just like nader took votes from gore.

      if this is a replay-- you will never hear the end if it from me. you will have to own fascist neocons, part deux.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Guliani....9/11. You need to stfu NOW

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lol! Comment deleted because I spoke badly about guliani.....by someone who says Obama is the anti christ.

      Let's see no free speech, no freedom to choose my own reproductive life. No speaking badly about right wingers, only allowed to demonize dems.

      And this one calls herself an exile. More like an exiler.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      get your propaganda right. Trump tweeted a picture of Hillary w a star of David, implying she is a jew, to fire up his kkk base. now youze are calling her a jew hater.

      can't have it both ways. youz'll make anything up to smear a woman. anti women women are the worst!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I'm taking bets on how long before Dumpy blames the latest attack on Hillary. Then all the Dumpy Dopes can chime in with their Alex Jones opinion. Or the Ditto Heads will tell us how all this is Hillarys fault. Even the stuff her hubby did is her fault.

      If thats the case, what can you blame on someone whos married to an ex high priced escort???

      Could say the word, but that would be so classless of me.

      Oh ok, it rhymes with door.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I just heard on news that Republicans in senate passed a bill BARRING the closing of Guantanamo.

      All this time, while their sycophants have been accusing Obama of breaking his promise, it is they who have stopped the closing. All along, it has been them.

      Devious, Deceptive and Dumb. The Destroyers of anything good. In fact, the biggest bunch of bozos on the planet.

      It's an embarrassment!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      For crying out loud....did youze see Dumpy???

      "Lie-errrr, Lie-errrr, LIE-ERRRR "

      What is he, 2 yrs old?

      President? This guy should be in time out from the sandbox!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Ok all you con theorists....lot of people like to say "presidents arent elected, theyre selected". I guess Trump is the elite pick then, huh? LOL!

      Trump, the anti establishment secret establishment pick.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lol. Trump threatened to sue Cruz, too. Don't think it's not an ace up his sleeve.

      First to do it tho, was Alan Greyson.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Thank you ae!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Where was I at when you wrote this hub? Trained Monkeys should be read and reread by all who want to live in a free America. Wonderful hub. Sharing...

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Ty Mel. And it seems like we've been talking this same talk for so long. But then, we were pikers. Even we did not know the amoral utter filth we were dealing with. It's raw and wide open now. Take a good swig of reality, how's it taste? Like the formaldehyde they put in our diet soda, that's what.

      I hope decency prevails. It's fighting an uphill battle.

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      Mel Carriere 

      2 years ago from San Diego California

      I'm sure you already know that Wizard of Oz was intended as political allegory. L Frank Baum used symbolism to decry the abuses of big money in this country. 115 years later there is no change. If anything, we've forgotten the struggles of the working man against the power of corporations, and we are starting all over again. Great hub!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lol!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh my lord, how could she disagree with me? She must be crazy!

      Read comments. See who is reasonable, and who not.

      And might I add, I was told you couldn't swear here. I guess the F word has been declassified.

      Oh i, know, I know. Only for the privileged few.

      Smh, the elites get away with murder, no matter where you go.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Omg! Now the question "Is Obama a good President?" Has an answer hidden due to negative feedback. It's a pro Obama statement! You people vote out anything that is pro Obama or pro Hillary ! What kind of bs is that? Shut people up like a gd dictatorship! You people have no respect for the first amendment whatsoever. It's appalling!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      OHHHH so Trump is in no hurry to release his tax returns?

      Well goodness, he sure was after BO to release birth certificate when he was running for prez...

      Double standard Trump?

      Never thought I'd say this, but good lookin out, RMoney!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lets see....they scoured Obamas childhood, his schools, his church, people he had coffee with....but they can't remember Trump red lining in NYC?

      https://extremeliberal.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/do...

      Can't remember this?

      (1991)

      “Laziness is a trait in blacks.”

      Forgot Birtherism? Yeah--he's mentioning it w Cruz and Rubio, but only as threat should he not win the nomination....How come he's not making big issue out of it?

      He's a Chrisitan who's been married 3 times, and has sons who trophy hunt gods creatures?

      Sheeeeeeit, this media has given this guy a UUUUGE pass.

      He's the media darling, and that should give you pause. What kind of outsider gets free air time daily?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Steven King says a vote for Cruz is like a vote for an Imam.....will govern using HIS interpretation of Bible, rather than Constitution.

      True, but these CONS don't care about constitution anyway! It's a political football for them....only use it when second amend comes up- otherwise, it's "just a dam piece of paper'

      Women's rights...voting rights....both removed by them, even tho they are constitutionally covered rights.

      4th amendment rights gone w Patriot Act, but its ok--he was hero keeping us safe and if you have nothing to hide, who cares.

      Just take the masks off...all of you. All of you who say you don't have a party but always swing right. And all of you who say you care about the constitution but only when it suits your political or religious ideology.

      WE SEE YOU ANYWAY!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Has anyone mentioned the turd Obama who should face a firing squad, or Muslims, who are the scum of the earth, or American women, who love killing babies yet?

      So glad the clique keeps things civil around here, eh?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Kathryn Hill, your pals darkone and Sg Pepper lonely heart are STILL harping on Obamas birth.....

      Uhhhh, since what, 2007?

      Any chance in this decade you will tell THEM to give it a rest?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      American sailors released.....navigation problem.

      Will Iranophobes say ooops?

      Not in a million years.

      They WANT war.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Arghhhhh

      No amount of reason will EVER stop the stupid!

      "We want gun regulations that will keep us safer from gun accidents and mass murders"

      "You can't have my gun! You will pry my gun away from my cold dead hands!!"

      Erm.....who said anything about taking your guns?

      STUPID. and deadly Death Cult run amok. IMOPOPPO

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Knock knock. No, you dont get to do that. You dont get to gloss over the fact that Soros regrets supporting Obama. For years, you have called Obama Soros puppet. You were wrong. Wrong about that, wrong about Bush, wrong about what you think this country is.

      Its not one big church/temple where all must follow your whims.

      Founding dads wanted freedom from that, and so the f do the rest of us.

      Youre wrong about Soros...which you spouted off as Truth. No one in right mind would believe anything else from you....well, maybe only right mind believes you. Discerning minds dont swallow that sludge.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yoo Hoo.....Right Wingers......

      Militia is staging protest in Oregon. Waiting for you to call them "THUGS"

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lol at cons lecturing libs about being liberal.

      Acting like you all are so fair and balanced, willing to see things from libs pov....

      Acting like every word you speak isnt anti-liberal hate speech.

      Today a lib was called a basic retard.

      A con wrote a hub called Why Liberals Hate America...and in comments, one who lectures liberals said he would help liberals pack so they could all move to

      Cuba!

      Yet....they feel justified in scolding liberals for sticking to their guns and being liberal.

      Fuggouttahere.....you stop being a brainwashed Con!

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