A lyric parody of “Maria” by Rodgers & Hammerstein. . .


How do you solve a problem like “The Donald”?
How do you catch a fraud and pin him down?
How do you find a word that means “The Donald”?
A throwback bigot! A misogynist! A clown!

Many a thing you know you’d like to tell him
Many a thing he ought to understand
But how do you make him stay
And listen to all you say —
You’d have to grasp that cockroach with your hand!

Oh, how do you solve a problem like “The Donald”?
You keep that prick from power; take a stand!!

Please, pleaseplease participate in the November 8, 2016, Federal General Election, the election to choose the next President of the United States of America for the next four years. Our own government’s website has all the information and details you need, including:

How to Vote. Find information on absentee voting, early voting and voting on Election Day. You can also make sure you’ve registered to vote.

Never registered to vote before? You still can! See Vote.USA.gov and Voter Registration Deadlines for the General Election by State. Most states will let you register up to October, a month before Election Day, and some even allow you to register on Election Day. But, and if you take nothing else away from this entire article, remember this: Every. State. Is. Different!

Already registered to vote? Still, you should #checkyourvotestatus! See Register to Vote and Confirm or Change Registration.

Definitely check to see if your state has Voter ID Requirements as well as an opportunity to participate in Early Voting.

American citizen living in another country? Don’t think you’re off the hook! Absentee ballots for U.S. citizens are available via VoteFromAbroad.org, plus you can contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) with any questions.

American citizen but English isn’t your first language? See A Voter’s Guide to Federal Elections, which is available in 11 languages, including Tagalog.

Any other questions? Contact USA.gov directly.

For Voter Registration, Requirements, and Deadlines
Learn whether you’re eligible to register to vote, the deadlines for registering, how to register, and requirements such as voter ID that your state mandates.
Vote like democracy depends on it.

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Valerie Hawkins has the same last name as the editor only because they have the same mother and father. She tweets under the handle @RebelliousVal, but it's under @Valsadie that she has appeared in books...

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