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Chinese Checkers

I ain't surprised by anything I hear on the news nowadays!
The way the gov'mint is bein' run just leaves me in a daze!
This mornin' I heard another of Obama's schemes has gone sour!
Seems that this lulu will add more to China's balance of power!

His stim-scheme gave millions to the A123 Systems Company in Michigan,
To make batteries for hybrid autos - his much-touted transportation plan!
He boasted to workers that this would fuel the economy for years to come,
Yet, it seems the place has gone south and its operations will succumb!

'Tis well-known that we are in hock to the Chinese for a ton of bucks,
And here is the irony of the sorry scheme and a most important crux;
China is buying the place with our money - the whole kit and caboodle!
American taxpayers are left holding the bag - not worth a Chinese noodle!

You won't find this story on MSNBC, CNN or CBS - only on Fox News!
Other media will support Barak no matter what, spewing their biased views!
Hey!  That's our hard-earned tax money you're blowin' Barak Hussein!
Are you gonna cut your wasteful spendin'?  We're waitin' for you to explain!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 2:23:00 PM
    well written poem,, it does seem we are being sold down the river...Robert a happy new year to you and family,,,,

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 5:37:00 PM
    You Bob, are absolutely right on again, I read back in the 80's "when a light skinned man of color is in power ,that's the beginning of the end,,,,and they will treat him like a god. They will only see when it is too late. "like the bible says "sheep to slaughter" Well Bob "Happy New Year ;}

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Your right of course... I hope the end of the year fiscal cliff can be met with some good news... but I doubt it... Heavy sigh...

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:34:00 PM
    Lefty here! :) Political opinions are a shame on this site. My opinion. Happy New Year Bob. :)

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Bob H, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 1:28:00 PM
    Bob - Thanks for your kind, encouraging comments...I have a new nick-name for our dear president...how bout 'Barack Obominable?'...also,you might want to check out my poem 'Erection Coverwidge on A-BEE-SHEE' poking fun at Dianne Sawyer who was either drunk or high on something on election eve - Tim

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Good poem Robert; But what can we do. They got power and they think they also have the brains. To them I think it's only a game. We lose. Thanks for sharing. Lucllla

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:02:00 AM
    Three networks to one.I like those odds.but why are we borrowing while we're giving to other countries? The money is going somewhere.maybe in the pockets of the top 2 percent who can't afford to pay taxes. Think.

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    Date: 12/15/2012 6:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Think don't be told what to think.
  1. Date: 12/10/2012 10:31:00 PM
    He will never have to explain, Bob...that is the outrage and tragedy of it all...his liberal media buddies will always be there to protect (and never report) his little ploys and plots... Is it possible to completely destroy a country in 8 years?...Lord I pray not...God help us get through these next four years...you nailed it! - Tim

    Situation Avatar The Situation
    Date: 12/15/2012 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "Fraud" that's name calling. Not reasoning. Your retired military and it's your entitlements they want to cut.your shooting your self in the foot. Think.
  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:03:00 PM
    I do not know much about this topic Bob ... but it is a good poem. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 2:26:00 PM
    I so hope you are having a fine holiday season! [SO I want argue politics with you ;)..see if you can get through mys Sestina ;)] Light & Love