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Lemmings never pay the phone company

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Lemmings never pay the phone company

"Tree huggers” use AT&T
The human cost catastrophe
On the horizon
Like text from Verizon
Is sent with the speed of 4G
 
Pollution's still booked at no 
cost
And Earth’s expenses neatly tossed
Off the balance sheet
With a "Sprint" so complete
The effects on nature seem lost 

Yes EPA rules do offend
Those who crave Earth’s wealth without end
They claim to hate debt
But have seen nothing yet
Like phone bills "T-Mobile" might send! 


Author's note:  It seems ironic and strange that debt haters (like tea party supporters, for 
example) and those who are pushing more reliance on fossil fuel and less "subsidy" for 
renewables (Romney/Ryan for example) support the continuation of policies and 
practices that will damage the environment and that will hurt future generations.  They are 
pushing growth and not pushing conservation.  I would have more respect for them if 
they talked about the costs as well as the benefits of their plans.  I wonder if it might just 
be a scam to reward large corporations for the short term and stick it to the rest of us for 
generations.  That would be nothing new.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:09:00 PM

    Wow---sensational work and you bring up an excellent poem. I agree with this verse thoroughly. You are a very talented poet and I truly appreciate your visits and comments on my work as well. You have a wonderful day and keep up the write-ful wonders! ;) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:45:00 PM

    I love the side note that you put with these as well. this is one of the things that really turn me off on the tea toddlers, or whatever they call themselves. GOOD for you, you tell 'em.