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Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams and all the other nasty little Neo-Cons…

Feel free to add to the rubbish list. It all goes into the dustbin of history.

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  1. Suzy says:

    The phrase “good riddance to bad rubbish” really takes me back – haven’t heard it in years!

  2. rosie says:

    The only one I didn’t see immediately was Nixon.

  3. John Shutkin says:

    Couldn’t agree more, Charles, but now we have a new list of ‘deplorables” on stage. Sort of reminds me of Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I’m afraid.

    • An apt analogy, John! If only we had enough buckets to keep up with the current flow! Also, note, the above-posted ‘Good Riddance’ came out three significant months BEFORE the 2016 election.

      Now, the flow of deplorables reminds me of an outpouring of large water beetles from the mouth of The Bug (aptly played by Vincent D’Onofrio) in Men in Black. Or the vomit from a Hieronymus Bosch painting. I will definitely have to update the list!

      And now the Trumpian infestation has borne spawn in the form of a baby Trump candidate for the Supreme Court. Since the election, I feel as if I live in a nightmare that I am fighting to awake from but cannot.

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