Thursday, August 27, 2015

Some Incoming Duke Freshman Refused To Read "Fun Home" Because It Goes Against Their Core Religious Values


These closed-minded kids have more to fear in
Duke’s class on classics of American Lit:
Eliot was an anti-Semite, Faulkner was a drunk
And Hemingway didn’t like God a bit.

Other classes surely will be along these lines:
Their pursuit of limited knowledge
Would be smoother if they attended a private
Religious university … or college.

http://www.avclub.com/article/duke-students-refuse-read-alison-bechdels-fun-home-224339

 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Things To Keep In Mind About How An Attack Was Stopped On A French Train


We hear about how lone terrorists may
Suddenly and violently strike. That
Is true but amateur counter-terrorists
Are just as prepared to strike back.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/24/british-train-hero-chris-norman-receive-frances-highest-honour
 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thoughts About The November Parole For Jonathan Pollard


Jonathan Pollard was in prison for life
And here is the simple reason why:
He was tried and convicted in 1987
For being an Israeli-American spy.

As an employee of the U.S. Navy
He swiped on Israel’s behalf
Tens of thousands of documents
In only a year and a half.

Other spies who spied for many years
Didn’t get even nearly that much:
Pilfering on such a huge scale suggests
At work Pollard didn’t chat much.

How did he steal so much so fast? He
Did something not tried & true:
I bet he took secrets during his Naval
Intelligence analyst interview.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33696718


Sunday, July 19, 2015

In Deposition, Cosby Admitted Paying Women To Keep Affairs Hidden From His Wife


In related news, here’s another update
On this situation ---
Fate slipped Bill some Quaaludes and
Ruined his reputation.

All those who worship massive wealth
Are in great pain today ---
There’s no amount of money than can
Make this scandal go away.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/arts/bill-cosby-deposition-reveals-calculated-pursuit-of-young-women-using-fame-drugs-and-deceit.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1

 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Remarkable "Booya!" To Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof


Hated Blacks, found solace in
Extremist internet escapism:
Wanted to start a race war but
Launched a war on racism.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/us/south-carolina-confederate-flag.html?_r=0

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Little Backstory On Ken Calvert, The California Lawmaker Behind The Recent GOP Attempt To Save The Confederate Flag



Once in a car in his Golden State district
A hooker had her head in Calvert’s lap.
He told a cop they were “just talking.”
(I would’ve said she was taking a nap.)


That same year, 1993, he was divorced
And accused of alimony he did not pay
And right at that particular point in time
Calvert had an amazing thing to say.


He noted that all of these various events
That had been happening to him lately
Had “helped him become a better person”
And also enabled him “to mature greatly.”


Frequenting hookers & not paying alimony
I bet most sensible people would be loath
To regard as reliable paths to take when
One becomes focused on personal growth.


This sundae isn’t really in need of a cherry but
There is one that I would like to place:
From the House floor, Calvert criticized Clinton
For his affair with Monica Whatsherface.

Friday, June 26, 2015

That Was The Week That Was (2015 Edition)




Obamacare Survives! Gay Marriage Passes!
(Some feared they might wind up in a deadlock.)
The Confederacy Gets Kicked To The Curb!
Bristol Palin Is Preggers Again Out Of Wedlock!