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Each day it becomes more apparent that we are in the grip (slippery though it may be) of what could be equated to the “Star Wars” saga. Our Senate is under the thumb of a bullying sycophant who with the aide of 500 plus neer do wells is running the US toward another unnecessary conflict. Totus has created a whirlwind of chaos as has been his M.O. for most of his life. He realized early on that chaos would hide his ineptitude and allowing him to seemingly ride to the rescue of a crisis he created. The real world does not work this way and it is up to the voters to resolve the issue. While we as voters are not ever perfect in our selections we have the ability to make corrections in subsequent election cycles. Information is the most powerful tool we have in order to have good government and we need to use our abilities to read and listen in a broader sense than we currently do. The “entertainment and opinion” news(?) is not the answer as their content is extremely slanted for effect and usually have no substantial truth in their message. The proven way to get information is to access several sources and get what is true. Consider the idea that voting is a test you study for with the passing grade being better government.

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To Those who support TOTUS-Wakeup! This delusional person has your future in his small mind and hands. He operates on perceived personal assaults on him as well as his ineptitude in the office. MA.
POLITICS 05/22/2019 11:47 am ET Updated 5 Days ago

By Paige Lavender and Igor Bobic
Plans to talk about infrastructure collapsed when Trump decided to hold an impromptu press conference about the Mueller probe. Negotiations over a bipartisan infrastructure package meant to overhaul the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges and waterways collapsed suddenly on Wednesday after President Donald Trump walked out of a previously scheduled meeting with top congressional Democrats at the White House.
Democrats waited about 15 minutes for Trump. Once he arrived, he spoke for about three minutes before leaving the room. In a press conference at the White House Rose Garden just afterward, Trump said he would not deal with Democrats on infrastructure matters until they ceased investigations of his administration following special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The president then accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), one of the participants in the meeting, of being inconsiderate for saying earlier Wednesday that Trump “is engaged in a cover-up.”
In the press conference, Trump stood behind a sign reading “no collusion, no obstruction” and argued he’s “the most transparent president in history.”
“This meeting was set up a number of days ago … all of a sudden I hear last night they’re going to have a meeting right before this meeting to talk about the I-word,” Trump said, referring “impeachment,” not “infrastructure.”
Pelosi did call a meeting Wednesday morning to brief her caucus on the various efforts to oversee Trump’s administration. House Democrats have reportedly pushed the speaker to begin impeachment proceedings, with more and more speaking out publicly about the need to hold Trump accountable.
That apparently upset Trump, who refused to discuss infrastructure with Democratic leaders just before his press conference.
According to a source familiar with the meeting, Trump walked into the room, did not shake anyone’s hand or sit in his seat, and said talks over infrastructure, trade and farm assistance would have to wait until congressional investigations are done. He then walked out without acknowledging anyone in the room.
“He just took a pass,” Pelosi told reporters, surmising Trump left the room because of “a lack of confidence on his part.”
“I pray for the president of the United States and I pray for the United States of America,” she added.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, said Trump’s behavior during their meeting would “make your jaw drop.” He described the president greeting lawmakers with curtains closed in the room, accusing the White House of orchestrating a pre-planned stunt.
Sen. Chuck Schumer on Trump’s actions during his meeting with lawmakers
“It’s clear this was not a spontaneous move on the president’s part; it was planned,” Schumer said of Trump’s dismissal of infrastructure talk. “When we got in the room, the curtains were closed, there was a place for him to stand to say why he wouldn’t do infrastructure, then he went to the press with pre-made signs.”
Trump has criticized Democrats for continuing their inquiries around Mueller’s investigation. He also engaged in a public battle this week with GOP Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who accused the president of engaging in “impeachable conduct.”
“They would have loved to have said we colluded. … These people were out to get us,” Trump said of the Mueller probe. “This was a one-sided, horrible thing. The bottom line is they said there’s no collusion, no collusion with Russia.”
Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation did not find enough evidence to establish a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mueller’s report says it “uncovered evidence of numerous links (i.e., contacts) between Trump Campaign officials and individuals having or claiming to have ties to the Russian government,” but that the links were not “sufficient to establish or sustain criminal charges.”
Although Mueller declined to make a formal determination on whether Trump obstructed justice, he laid out 10 instances of potential obstruction by Trump, and the report explicitly states that it “does not exonerate” Trump.
″[I]f we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice,” the report says, “we would so state.”
Ryan Reilly and Sebastian Murdock contributed to reporting.

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Where is “Botch: McConnell in all of this? As a “leader” he should be on the front line of this and other poor decisions made by this Administration. Another clear case of aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise. MA

By David Brown 11 hrs ago

The Trump administration on Friday notified Congress it plans to sell $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates without congressional approval — a move that has incensed members from both parties who have sought to cut off military aid for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen.

The decision covers 22 pending transfers of munitions, aircraft parts, and other supplies “to deter Iranian aggression and build partner self-defense capacity,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Normally such sales are subject to congressional approval. But Trump is using a loophole in the Arms Export Control Act that allows him to bypass the process in case of emergency. The move is similar to Trump’s declaration of a border emergency this year, which allowed him to divert military funds to pay for border barriers.
Pompeo, who cited previous instances in which the arms sales authority was used by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, said the step was critical to help allies maintain their armed forces in a period of “increasing regional volatility.” And he lashed out at Congress for delaying the shipments.
“These national security concerns have been exacerbated by many months of Congressional delay in addressing these critical requirements, and have called into doubt our reliability as a provider of defense capabilities, opening opportunities for U.S. adversaries to exploit,” Pompeo said.
But he insisted that the decision would be “a one-time event.”
“This specific measure does not alter our long-standing arms transfer review process with Congress,” he insisted.
Nonetheless, the move was deeply unpopular on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have sought to halt arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen. The coalition has been blamed for rising civilian deaths in that country.
Trump recently vetoed legislation that would restrict American support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
In a statement Friday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) confirmed that the relevant committees had been notified of the pending sales.
“There is no new ‘emergency’ reason to sell bombs to the Saudis to drop in Yemen, and doing so only perpetuates the humanitarian crisis there,” Murphy said. “This sets an incredibly dangerous precedent that future presidents can use to sell weapons without a check from Congress.”
Murphy said he’s looking into new legislation to restrict the sales. “We have the constitutional duty to declare war and the responsibility to oversee arm sales that contravene our national security interests,” he said. “If we don’t stand up to this abuse of authority, we will permanently box ourselves out of deciding who we should sell weapons to.”
Several other members of Congress have announced their intention to block any further weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
“Every bomb sold to Saudi Arabia is another bomb for Saudi bomber jets to drop on Yemeni hospitals, weddings, markets, and school buses,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), an outspoken opponent of America’s involvement in Yemen, said in a statement. “Any claim from President Trump that selling weapons to Saudi Arabia constitutes an ‘emergency’ is a farcical attempt to obscure the shameful reality that ‘made in the U.S.A’ bombs are killing innocent civilians and fueling the world’s worst humanitarian emergency in Yemen.”
Pompeo insisted, however, that the administration sees little choice but to bypass Congress. “The United States is, and must remain, a reliable security partner to our allies and partners around the world,” he said. “These partnerships are a cornerstone of our National Security Strategy, which this decision reaffirms.”

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Why is that “BOTCH” can’t see the forest for the trees?. Maybe it’s because Nancy would become President? MA

By Tom Coleman Special to The Star
May 22, 2019 08:35 PM, Updated May 24, 2019 08:32 AM
US President Donald Trump reacted to a freshman Democratic congresswoman’s diatribe predicting his impeachment while using a vulgarity, by saying “You can’t impeach somebody doing a great job.” By AP
According to the redacted Mueller report, candidate Donald Trump, along with members of his team, on multiple occasions welcomed Russian interference on his behalf during the 2016 presidential campaign. For example, the report details a meeting between the Trump campaign chairman and a Russian intelligence asset where polling information and campaign strategy were shared.
While Mueller did not find sufficient evidence that Trump or his campaign had violated a criminal statute, the net effect was that the Trump campaign encouraged a foreign adversary to use and misrepresent stolen information on social media platforms to defraud U.S. voters. Because the presidency was won in this way, the president’s election victory brought forth nothing less than an illegitimate presidency.
Mueller presents a strong case that in addition to receiving campaign help from Russian operatives, the president obstructed justice — a crime in itself. Mueller declined to charge the sitting president because of current Department of Justice regulations that prohibit it. That policy is wrong in my opinion, and must be changed in the future when reason and rationality return to our politics.
What should be done now? There are some Democratic members in the House majority who want to put off any discussion of impeachment until after the 2020 election. They believe it will only strengthen the hand of the president, who will claim he is a victim and will respond with his mantra of, “No collusion, no obstruction, case closed.” Other Democratic members of Congress want impeachment proceedings to begin.
The political calculus not to pursue impeachment is understandable. Current polls show a majority of voters do not favor it. But critical times require exceptional leadership. Lawmakers of both parties should not blindly follow the polls but instead follow the evidence and their conscience. Politics should not rule the day. Partisan politics is what got us to this dangerous place — so dangerous, I believe, that the survival of our democracy is at risk.
Contemplate the possible behavioral problems of a Trump untethered from the law and who is frequently untethered from reality. Would we be surprised if he were to repeatedly brandish his get out of jail card while breaking, at will, democratic norms, presidential precedents and criminal statutes? Trump said early in his campaign that he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Are we now at that point?
Because DOJ regulations put a president above the law while in office, I believe the only viable option available is for the House of Representatives, under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, to open its own investigation, hold public hearings and then determine if they should pursue removal of the president through impeachment. There is a trove of evidence in the Mueller report indicating Trump has committed multiple impeachable offenses, including abuse of power and lying to the American public. Both were part of the articles of impeachment brought against President Richard Nixon. This process would allow a full public review of wrongdoing, while providing Americans an opportunity to obtain a better understanding of the consequences to our national security and the lingering threat to our democracy.
If this process leads to impeaching Trump in the House of Representatives and also results in convicting him in the Senate, his illegitimacy would survive through Vice President Mike Pence’s succession to the presidency. Because the misdeeds were conducted to assure the entire Trump-Pence ticket was elected, both former candidates — Pence as well as Trump — have been disgraced and discredited. To hand the presidency to an illegitimate vice president would be to approve and reward the wrongdoing while the lingering stench of corruption would trail any Pence administration, guaranteeing an untenable presidency. If Trump is impeached, then Pence should not be allowed to become president. The vice president should resign or be impeached as well if for no other reason that he has been the chief enabler for this illegitimate president.
Alternatively, the 25th Amendment to the Constitution provides for the removal of a president. It sets forth a cumbersome procedure requiring the vice president to convince a majority of the Cabinet to recommend removal to Congress because the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office. By a two-thirds vote, Congress could then end a presidency. The removal of the president and replacement with the vice president would have the same result as if the president had been impeached. The vice president would succeed to the presidency.
In addition to these constitutional provisions, the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 sets the order of officials who are in line to succeed a president, regardless of the reason. The first three officials listed are the vice president, the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate. If the vice president were unable to ascend to the presidency for whatever reason — for example resignation or impeachment — then the speaker would become president. Today that individual is Rep. Nancy Pelosi. It is unknown whether she would agree to serve as president or that the majority of the House would want her to do so.
The Constitution does not require the speaker of the House actually to be a member of the House of Representatives. Under these circumstances, with the specter of a national crisis looming over the vacancy of the presidency and vice presidency simultaneously, consideration should be given by House members to draft a nationally-known individual for speaker who would appeal to the vast majority of Americans. That person, after being sworn in as speaker, would ascend to the highest office in the land. Under the provisions of the 25th Amendment, the new president would nominate a vice president, who would take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both chambers of Congress.
What if House Democrats decide not to embark on impeachment? If that were the case, I believe the public would conclude Democrats are no better than the Republicans who have enabled Trump for the past two years, putting party above country. It could hand Trump a second term. Failure to pursue impeachment is to condone wrongdoing. To condone wrongdoing is to encourage more of it. To encourage wrongdoing is to give up on the rule of law and our democracy. To give up on the rule of law and democracy invites autocracy and eventually dictatorship. History has taught us this outcome. In my lifetime, it has occurred in other places including the Soviet Union and Germany, as well as in Russia and Venezuela today.
Tom Coleman is a former Republican U.S. representative from Missouri. He has served as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and at American University.

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The Trump Dump continues, as he has done all of his business career, TOTUS initiates an action to resolve an issue then calls the meeting off. That calling off is TOTU’s way to exert leverage on the other party. This “double dealing” is how he runs his Presidency. This chaos method has brought us to the current state of an ongoing trade war, unrest in the Middle and far east. As the perceived leader of the free world, DJT has sh** canned 70 years of diplomacy and goodwill. His “deal Making” has put us in an isolationist posture exacerbated by the cadre of miscreants he has surrounded himself with. With the seemingly unapologetic GOP lead by Botch McConnell, DJT is leading America down a path to an untenable position on the world stage. This method of leading by tweet has taken the focus off of the real issues facing us all, which is the Russian tampering in elections, the extensive protectionism of Israel’s BiBi Notyetayahoo’ rantings and The Saudi’s murder of a journalist. With his hand-picked Attorney General, TOTUS has another diversionary or perhaps a subversive to keep the focus off of his inadequacy as a leader. DJT loves litigation, not because of a right or wrong but because of the time involved in litigation which he always seems to hope that the other party will quit the lawsuit. Essentially TOTUS is drowning in his own ineptitude and his minions are pouring more weight due to the lack of oversight by anyone, notably the 500 plus neer do wells we call Congress. Thank you all for supplying the reason to vote you out.

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I know that the ones who love us will miss us. Keanu Reeves (thrown in for effect) MA.

This current administration has allowed us a luxury rarely available. That luxury is to go back and investigate the failings of our Congress. The so-called members who fought for the people are gone and when we look back at some of the laws they enacted we would notice that they ( the laws) were for their own benefit. We now have the politicians deciding the health care of us all with no medical input or at best Psuedo medical input. The rise of the far right and far left has occurred globally and seems to be increasing in the same vein as the 1930’s rise of Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Russian strongmen. Just a note: Steve Bannon has been a participant or egger on of these factions with his input and sometimes just his presence. Aside from his outside influence in the 2016 election, Bannon was an advisor who left under a cloud but did manage to set TOTUS on the narrowly focussed track that his mind has followed since. We must remember that “We the people” have a bigger say in Government than we think and we need to exercise that option by contact and protests that will stop the wholesale gutting of  laws that support our Constitution thereby providing the freedom the Founders fought for ( and our sons, daughters, parents  are still fighting for). The “Make America Great Again” slogan is no more than a dog whistle”  for a miscreant administration overseen by a Chaos master aided and abetted by a neer do well Congress. Our sole purpose as voters needs to be as careful an examination as we can muster of the candidates for office and the current office holders regardless of their words and slogans. WE need to passionately ignore the News that belies the truth and use our own common sense to right the “ship of state”.

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Is it real or a political ploy.MA.

Tal Axelrod 4 hrs ago

Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced two sweeping legislative proposals Tuesday to implement a slew of reforms in Washington, including implementing congressional term limits.

The “Make Washington Work” plan intends to reform “the dysfunctional and tired ways of thinking in Washington” with three constitutional amendments and one bill. Among other things, the proposals would institute congressional term limits, an idea that has grown in prominence and support in recent years.
“I’ve been a member of the United States Senate for four months, and it’s as dysfunctional as you think it is – government needs to be completely reinvented. If you were going to create a federal government system today, it sure wouldn’t be what we have now,” Scott said in a statement.

“That career politicians’ gravy train needs to come to an end. It’s clear that now more than ever it will be an uphill climb, but I’m committed to fighting for the people of Florida. I won’t back down.”
“I knew Washington was dysfunctional, gummed up and not moving, but it’s worse than I ever thought. The Make Washington Work plan is a solution that will help unclog the dysfunction in Washington by creating term limits and eliminating automatic pay raises for Members of Congress,” Braun added.
The plan proposes constitutional amendments that would require a supermajority, or two-thirds, of each chamber of Congress to approve a raise on any tax or fee, provide a modified version of line-item veto authority for the president and establish 12-year term limits for the House and Senate.
Current members of Congress would be grandfathered in or would have the limits commence at the beginning of their next elected term.
The proposal also includes a bill to reform the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to eliminate automatic pay raises for Members of Congress.
Scott and Braun, two Senate freshmen who were elected in November’s midterm elections, both campaigned against what they saw as a state of dysfunction on Capitol Hill and vowed to fight to change it once they were inaugurated.

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Examining the daily news around the web and in print, it is clear that our government is filled with entrenched Taradiddles and fabulists. There is little truth to be gained without a broad examination of ALL of the “news” of the day, yesterday and even speculation about tomorrows events along with that coverage. The current administration has elevated the art of  Politispeak, subterfuge and outright lying to an art form. TOTUS is leading the nation by lying and compounding those lies 140 characters at a time. His “chosen” aides have picked up the slack by continuing and adding to those lies ad finitum at every opportunity. This administration is following a leader who has been dishonest for most of his life and depends on chaos to rule. The economy’s continued growth was started years ago and has moved forward in spite of the mishandling of the economy, foreign and national affairs. What will happen eventually is a collapse of the economy or at least a slow down due to ill-placed tariffs with no basis in fact for their application! This slow down which is starting appear will affect all of us including his avid supporters (who seem to be happy to ignore the connection for the sake of entertainment). With the upcoming election, there is the opportunity to begin a clean-up of the messes made by this administration and we already have assistance in place for that cleanup in the form of our long-time allies who will willingly help to correct the course we are are now. For the entrenched “Trumpofiles” the next president will be assailed but they may never recognize the gains made immediately with the ouster of this administration.

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It is clear that TOTUS is an inveterate and consummate liar, the two articles below show that (those) traits plainly. It’s worth noting that his crew of miscreants follow suit unapologetically. It is worth noting that our Neer do well Congress has not weighed in on this except for two members who are large farm owners.MA

Trump Seeks New $15 Billion Subsidy To Protect Farmers From His Own Trade War
The president falsely claims that tariffs are paid “directly” to the U.S. Treasury by China and indicates these nonexistent Chinese funds will cover the subsidy cost.

By Mary Papenfuss
President Donald Trump is seeking an additional $15 billion in U.S. subsidies in an effort to protect farmers from the devastating impact of his trade war with China. That’s on top of $12 billion already earmarked for the farmers to help them weather the fallout.
That would be an additional bill for U.S. taxpayers already shouldering the cost of increased tariffs in the form of higher costs for products and parts from China.
Trump revealed the subsidy figure in a tweet Friday. He suggested the government use the funds to buy agricultural products to ship to other nations for humanitarian aid, though setting up such a system would be extremely complicated. In his most recent budget proposal, Trump proposed eliminating three food aid programs, Politico noted.
The president appeared to dismiss the impact of the cost as he falsely claimed — again — that “massive” tariff payments are being paid by China “directly” to the U.S. Treasury, which would presumably be used to cover the cost of the subsidy. There is “absolutely no need to rush” to negotiate a deal with China, he tweeted.
In fact, the tariffs are paid by U.S. importers, who pass on the extra costs to the American consumer in the form of higher prices for products, a fact White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow admitted Sunday. Economists have estimated that the trade war is costing the U.S. more than $3 billion a month.
The administration last year earmarked $12 billion in aid to farmers, almost all of it in direct payments. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) applied for funds for their farms.The rural vote helped put Trump over the top in the 2016 election, yet his trade war has hit farmers particularly hard. It has contributed to a record number of farm bankruptcies as U.S. farm exports plunge.
Other industries affected by the tariffs are not receiving subsidies.
Trump has called farmers “great patriots” who are willing to sacrifice because they “know they’re doing it for the country.”

05/13/2019 09:36 pm ET Updated 56 minutes ago
Trump Finally Switches Up His Lie That China Pays Tariffs To The U.S. Treasury
Instead, he falsely claimed that tariffs boost America’s GDP.

By Mary Papenfuss
President Donald Trump has finally dropped his ruse that China pays tariffs to the U.S. Instead, he emphasized another trade lie on Monday.
Trump has repeatedly insisted that China pays tariffs directly to the U.S. government. But it’s actually U.S. importers who pay tariffs for Chinese goods, and they pass those costs to U.S. consumers in the form of higher product prices.
Trump finally appeared to concede in a tweet that Americans are the ones who really shoulder tariff costs. But he said “there is no reason” they have to pay them — as long as they buy from a “non-Tariffed Country.”
Many American goods, however, contain parts from different countries, so it’s difficult to dodge products that aren’t affected by tariffs.
Trump also said tariff costs can be avoided if products are purchased “inside the USA,” but that’s clearly not the case with products hit by tariffs — even if people buy them in the U.S.
Trump also tweeted — again — that tariffs have helped the U.S. economy, which is not true according to his own economic adviser. “Some people just don’t get it!” Trump wrote.
White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow conceded to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that Trump’s tariffs have hurt jobs as well as GDP. He estimates that loss to be about two-tenths of 1 percent of GDP — lower than many economists’ estimates — and called it a “very modest number” and “so small.” But The Washington Post noted that Kudlow’s estimate amounts to about $40 billion.
In addition, trade fears sent global stock markets plunging Monday, wiping out $1 trillion in value around the world, Bloomberg reported.
Kudlow also admitted to Wallace — despite Trump’s earlier claims — that Americans pay the costs of the tariffs.
China announced Monday it will hike tariffs June 1 on $60 billion of U.S. imports in retaliation for the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods last week.

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The Lyrics below are from a happy and exhilarating song from the ’30s. However, the current parade of miscreants we have in this administration is the opposite of that .MA
I LOVE A PARADE
From the Cotton Club show “Rhythmania” (1931)
(Music: Harold Arlen / Lyrics: Ted Koehler)
Arden-Ohman Orch. (vocal: Frank Luther) – 1932
Harry Richman (feat. in the short film “I Love A Parade”) – 1932

Also recorded by:
Bessie Smith; Boston Pops Orch.; Maxine Sullivan.

I walk every step o’ the mile,
And think it was really worthwhile
To see a parade come marching down the line.
I don’t know a son of a gun
Who wouldn’t be willing to run
To see a parade come marching down the line.
Perhaps I’m what you’d call a patriot,
But one thing’s certain, whether I am or not!

I love a parade;
The tramping of feet,
I love ever beat
I hear of a drum.
I love a parade;
When I hear a band
I just wanna stand
And cheer as they come!

That rat-a-tat-tat!
The flair of a horn!
That rat-a-tat-tat!
A bright uniform!
The sight of a drill
Will give me a thrill!
I thrill at the skill
Of anything military!

I love a parade;
A handful of vets,
A line of cadets,
Or any brigade,
For I love a parade!

Look, here they come!
Oh what a sight!
Listen to the crowd!
They’re cheering, hip hip hooray!
Oh, everybody loves a parade!
And look at those teams,
Tramp tramp tramp, never missing a beat!
And here comes the band, they’ll be here soon!
Listen to what they’re playing,
Sousa’s “Stars And Stripes For Ever!”.
Oh boy, that’s what I call a tune!
And look at that drum major,
Watch him with that stick,
I’ll wager he doesn’t miss a trick!
The captain is yelling,
It’s the command,
They’re going to drill,
Here’s where I get a thrill!
Oh by jove, that’s it!
Excuse me, lady!
Oh, quit shoving!
Say, who do you think you are?
Oh yeah?
Thanks!
Get out of the way, you mug!
Hallo Charlie!
Hallo Lou!

I love a parade;
The tramping of feet,
I love ever beat
I hear of a drum.
I love a parade;
When I hear a band
I just wanna stand
And cheer as they come!

That rat-a-tat-tat!
The flair of a horn!
That rat-a-tat-tat!
A bright uniform!
The sight of a drill
Will give me a thrill!
I thrill at the skill
Of anything military!

I love a parade;
A handful of vets,
A line of cadets,
Or any brigade,
For I love a parade!

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