Corporations Are People Too!

or

How to Explain The Supreme Court’s Derangement

to Your Child

 

by Dr. Suits

 

On a winter’s day in two thousand ten
A decision was made by five crazy men
Their words were all heard by the little boy, Trent
Who then asked his mother what all of this meant.

“Corporations are people? That seems very odd.
I haven’t met one in my class or schoolyard.”

“Do they have arms and legs? Do they like to kick balls?
Do they lick ice cream cones? Do they yell in the halls?”
His mother replied with a shake of her head,
“No they don’t but they’re people, the Justices said.”

“Do they like to climb trees? Do they walk? Do they run?
Do they like to breathe air? Do they sing just for fun?”
His mother replied with a face that was red,
“No they don’t but they’re people, the Justices said.”

“Do they vote in elections? Or drive a fast car?
Do they give birth to babies? Or wish on a star?”
His mother looked weary and ready for bed,
“No they don’t but they’re people, the Justices said.”

“Do they live? Do they die? Or even have souls?
Do they pour lots of milk in their cereal bowls?”
His mother’s heart fell as if  weighted by lead,
“No they don’t but they’re people, the Justices said.”

The little boy Trent had had quite enough,
He started to frown, he started to huff,
“What kind of people don’t breathe or have souls?
Don’t live and don’t die or have cereal bowls?”

“Those five men are dumber than all in my class,
My decision for them? They can all  kiss my ass!”

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Hopeington
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Wow, impressive artwork, to say the least!! I better change my Facebook Link!!
I’ve been here about a month now and I’m still loving it more everyday.

whatsthatsound
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Hope, E-cat, Nellie, Kesmarn BDM and Javaz (and anyone else I may have omitted erroneously), thank you all for the kind comments and praise. It means a lot to me!

bito
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Isn’t that cool, Hope? 😎 It’s perfect. I have been sending out a few links and teases to the writing and then saying “you have to see the art work!” Putting two pieces of bait on the hook. 😉

escribacat
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Fantastic! Hilarious! And all those cool Japanese superlatives too!

kesmarn
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Just when you think something is absolutely perfect and could not be improved upon……………..

Congrats, WTS! And you “got ‘er done” so quickly, too.

nellie
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Stunning, as always, wts. And perfect for the story.

BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

WTS – Wonderful work!

javaz
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Awesome art/graphic, wts!
Nailed it perfectly!

Questinia
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Absolute perfection, wts.

Subarashii !

bito
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Quest, What year is that Subarasii? Is that the mid SUV model? 😕

Questinia
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Supo-tsuka 2010.

bito
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Oh, now that really clears things up for me! Did you just call me something nasty? 🙂

Questinia
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It actually means sports car.

Subarashii means fantastic, splendid, wonderful!

Questinia
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Would you like me to? 🙂

bito
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Got me thinking about that one? 😉

whatsthatsound
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Thanks, Q. The maraschino cherry is for you!

Questinia
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HA!!

Qlever…

bito
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WTS, your work is the icing on the cake! Wow! That is great! ❗

whatsthatsound
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hey, thanks, bito! Much appreciated!

bito
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WTS, you captured AdLibs writing to perfection. You are good

whatsthatsound
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I think we were both channeling the good Dr.

boomer1949
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🙂 I look, read, and all I can do is 🙂

I hope the grownups get it, I know my grand kids would. Now that’s very scary…

boomer1949
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Oh, it’s way past my sleepy time and I’ll no doubt be late for work, but this is beyond fantastic…as much as I liked the other reference (sneeches or whatever), this is wonderful! I’m sure AdLib, ahem Dr. Suits, and others, will be eternally impressed..

applause, applause, applause!!

GO BUCKS!

whatsthatsound
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Thanks, boomer. Now get to bed! 😉

boomer1949
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FrankenPC
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I don’t get how anti-lobbying laws are any different than anti-racketeering laws. Same concept. Yet, one is on the books and the (truly surreal) supreme court does not see it. Why?

boomer1949
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Because as Dr. Suits wrote: “a decision was made by 5 crazy men.”