Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Indiana Governor Keeps His State In The Hot Seat

A defensive Gov. Pence tried to reframe
His controversial legislation
As actually being about tolerance & not
At all about discrimination.

It won’t fly: the burgeoning backlash has
Already kicked him card:
That’s why he’s now having to resort to
Playing the victim card.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Game-Changer With Cruz Running For The White House

We have a President from Kenya.
Ted can now be the man of the
Moment by being the very first
U.S. leader born in Canada.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Trump Forms Exploratory Committee To Make 2016 White House Run

It’s as newsworthy as saying that inmates
Make up the most people at Sing Sing
Or that amateur clowns often attend the
Clown college sponsored by Ringling.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Missouri Lt. Governor Claims The Justice Department Is Racist, Not St. Louis

Peter Kinder’s remarks are both ignorant & wrong
And here’s the simple reason why:
They have all the gravitas of that childhood taunt,
“I know you are but what am I?”

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GOP Lawmaker Aaron Shock --- Besieged With “Downton Abbey" Decorating & Ethics Questions --- Resigns

I’m sure for friends and supporters his quitting
Was a terribly difficult and painful thing to see.
The worst day in Shock’s life? (No, that was when
Matthew Crawley died at the end of season three.)



Satan Weighs In On Arkansas Lawmaker Who “Rehomed” Adoptive Girls To A Man Who Raped One Of Them

“Justin Harris claims these two were possessed.
Spoiler alert: they weren’t. Hubba hubba!
I am so proud of this Bible-thumping Republican.
He ain’t heavy --- he’s my Beelzebubba.”



Sunday, March 15, 2015

McConnell Threatens To Delay Lynch Vote

Blacks in Kentucky were once routinely strung up but now
The GOP has new priorities
And postponing these kinds of killings shows they really are
Now reaching out to minorities.

Hold on … wait … oh jeez … it appears that I got
A fact wrong here. OK, I’ll make that several ---
McConnell didn’t mean an actual lynching, just
Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general.



Esential Information About College Organizations With A Fondness For Greek Letters

The accompanying news story points out that racism is alive
And well and not in just one fraternity echelon.
So, it’s a probably a good idea to avoid thinking that it’s simply
Something that exists at Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“Morning Joe” Panelists Claim That Black Culture And Rap Music Caused The University Of Oklahoma’s Video

It appears that racist song’s been around a long time
So, one would have to think lots
Of earlier music groups could probably be at fault ---
I’m going to blame The Ink Spots.

That Racist University Of Oklahoma Fraternity Video

Most news outlets won’t print the rant:
Some may want to but feel they can’t

Because --- I would imagine --- on the basis
Of repeating it would make them look racist.

But sometimes dashes or a few dots
Do other damage. Not a little, lots,

Because they tame the slur (perhaps not their intent)
Rendering it not nearly as bad as it was surely meant.

Some of you may now want to cover any children’s ears.
Here’s the frat chant that’s been chanted for many years:

“There will never be a nigger SAE
There will never be a nigger SAE
You can hang ‘em from a tree, but it will never start with me
There will never be a nigger SAE.”

To many people, I hope that these words will cause much dismay
And they’ll now stop saying there’s no racism in the USA today.


Friday, March 6, 2015

A New Way To Look At Bill O’Reilly’s (Alleged) Persistent Prevarication

Twisting what’s real as self-promotion and
Not once varying from that? Honestly
Isn’t that loyalty to anything that isn’t true
A perversely honest kind of dishonesty?



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Urban Legends

When a wildly swerving driver is pulled over
Is there any cop who thinks
That the guy’s telling the truth when he says,
“I swear I just had two drinks?”

By the same token, we suspect it’s a lie when
Some poor bastard gets chased and
Shot and then the officer involved will insist,
"He went for the gun in my waistband.”