Tuesday, April 29, 2014

To Those Who Insist Donald Sterling Was Set-up And Doesn’t Deserve To Lose The Clippers

Don’t bitch about how things
In the NBA should run ---
Raise a glass & toast your pal
Who had a very good run.

Stop whining and spreading
Your dirty fears:
He got away with his racism
For thirty years.


A Final Thought for 2014's Autism Awareness Month

I don't have a poem today but still have something to pass along.

Autism does not appear to have a de facto, let alone an official,

This is the song I'd nominate.


It's sung here by Eric Bibb.

The song was written by Guy Clark, Jim Janosky and Susanna

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Feds Go After Republican Lawmaker Michael Grimm Over Healthalicious, His Upper East Side Restaurant

He underreported workers’ wages, hid gross receipts
But the crime perhaps most malicious
Was that Mr. Grimm gave this business of his a name
As incredibly lame as “Healthalicious.”


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tax-Evading Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy Stuns Supporters With Pro-Slavery Comments

These racist remarks --- as you can imagine --- have
Resulted in many people squawking about.
(I guess he’s called a “folk hero” because he doesn’t
Know what the folk he’s talking about.)


Monday, April 21, 2014

Failed Dot.com Connected With Bryan Singer Scandal Was A Front For Sex Ring With Barely Legal Boys

The Digital Entertainment Network ---
You’ll soon hear about it with ubiquity.
Also known as DEN, this is about when
I’ll point out it was a den of iniquity.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Instead Of Saying Aspersions Were Cast On His “Character,” Louie Gohmert Said They Were Cast On His “Asparagus”

This was in a spat with Attorney General Holder:
The congressman seems stressed these days.
He’s overdue for some R&R and should head off
To relax on some much needed hollandaise.

That Kissing, Family Values, Married GOP Congressman Shouldn’t Have To Resign

Why should this now have to be the end of
Vance McAllister’s political life
When fellow Louisianan David Vitter slept
With a gal who wasn’t his wife?

The woman in Vitter’s case, you may recall,
Had credentials that would constitute
Her job description as not being an intern
But --- more accurately --- a prostitute.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Whenever You Hear This Phrase, This Is What It Really Means

It was said by Malaysian Airlines about
That plane that’s gone for good.
It was also said by officials about the last
Shooting spree at Fort Hood.

It was additionally said by Chris Christie
One of the last times that he
Was asked what was the reason behind
The traffic mess on the GWB.

“We may never know” is what they said &
I think it’s fair to suppose
That what they were actually thinking was,
“I hope no one ever knows.”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Snapshot Of Jeremy

From the kitchen, I hear the muffled
sounds of things going on in my son’s

bedroom that shouldn’t be going on in
any room in any house. I soon find my-

self politely shrieking, “Jeremy, whatev-
er you’re doing, stop it!” (Variations on

this parental admonition are atop the daily
play list of all homes populated by autistic

children.) On my return to my son’s room,
I’m not sure exactly what he’s done but at

least it’s stopped. Jeremy’s as-yet-to-be-de-
termined shenanigans have segued into sus-

tained giggling, perhaps in the sheer delight
of my not knowing what he’s been up to. I

turn the TV off & inform Jeremy that he’ll
have to leave his bedroom if this keeps up.

I ask if he understands what I’ve just said.
Instead of responding with a simple Yes or

No, he nonchalantly stretches his right leg
out to its full extension, turns the TV back

on with his big toe & then gives me his most
innocent expression. However much I may

now desire to boldly assert my vast & final
authority, I’m helpless to do anything but

smile & surrender.

Senator John McCain Calls His Involvement With Disgraced Financier Charles Keating “The Worst Mistake Of His Life”

Even though Mr. Keating just died, he tweeted,
"My life wasn't smooth sailing
But, c'mon, I wasn't McCain's worst mistake ---
Wouldn't that be Sarah Palin?"


CNN Calculates It Could Take 2,995 Years To Find The Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

2,995 is also the exact number
Of people who time and again
Admit they actually believe
The things they hear on CNN.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To Jumpstart Middle East Peace Process, U.S. May Release Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard

The one most amazing thing about this case
That really made me laugh
Is he passed tens of thousands of documents
In just a year and a half.

How did Pollard steal so much so fast on
His audacious pro-Israel mission?
I bet he took secrets during his interview
For that Navy intelligence position.