Monday, March 11, 2013
They'll give it the old college try and
Select a new pontiff.
It's what we all want if
He's not voted off of the island.
Where are you ever going to find reality TV as good as this?
The Daily Beast
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Have you added this one to Reminders?
Since you only see gender through blinders:
"Never ever declare
That the way to be fair
To women is keep them in binders!"
So, Mitt, if the reactionary shoe fits...
The Guardian, 10/16/2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A Resonable Man
The Savant has been wondering what would have happened had the current case before the Supreme Court been argued before the renowned jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.:
Though Justice Scalia posed cockily
"Can we mandate that people buy broccoli?"
His question's absurd.
Even if you're insured,
You don't have to go to the doc, Ollie!
Yes, the Savant has stretched things a bit for the sake of a rhyme, but Scalia stretches reason with his ridiculous proposition. And what's the man's beef with broccoli? Maybe if he ate a few more vegetables it would clear up his fuzzy logic?
Friday, March 09, 2012
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Cupertino, can you hear our sobs?
Though an Apple a day
Could keep drabness away,
In the end, it could not save our Jobs.
The Limerick Savant
Apple’s Visionary Redefined Digital Age
STEVEN P. JOBS, 1955-2011
By John Markoff, The New York Times, 10/5/11
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
What's writ on the wall is now plain:
In the new CLA
Robert has it his way.
It's out with the old and in Sain.
NB - The Savant felt it was time to inject a little local venom.
Centre for the Living Arts dismisses Saenger manager Penton
By Lawrence F. Specker, Press-Register, 9/21/11
Monday, May 02, 2011
Future terrorists' plans must fall flat!
Since Obama has shown
With bin Laden's iPhone
There's an app that can tell where you're at.
Seems like we finally had intelligence where we needed it: in the White House
Osama Bin Laden Killed
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
To A.I. in its latest accession.
"This outsmarter of men,
Unlike Brad nor like Ken,
has a name in the form of a question."
Computer Wins on ‘Jeopardy!’: Trivial, It’s Not
By John Markoff, The New York Times, 2/16/11
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Has been caught by obscure double-speak:
Was it sex by consent
When he failed to prevent,
With a condom, his own WikiLeak?
British Judge Denies Bail For WikiLeaks Founder
Friday, July 09, 2010
Cleveland suffers its latest defeat.
Now the infamous curse
Couldn't get any worse
And LeBron will be taking the Heat.
In the end, LeBron James inflicts needless pain
on the region that raised and loved him
Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer blog, 7/8/10
Thursday, July 08, 2010
We're convinced that LeBron's staying here.
Consider his attitude;
You're bound to feel gratitude.
He's nothing if not Cavalier.
LeBron James will choose Miami Heat tonight,
according to reports
Brian Windhorst, The Plain Dealer, 7/8/10
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Of the problem with clergy who grope;
But continued abuse
Only tends to confuse.
Should we call him the Perp or the Pope?
Should There Be an Inquisition for the Pope?
Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, 3/30/10
Monday, March 22, 2010
Or insurance retracted by stealth.
Despite GOP jeers,
The Savant replies, "Cheers!
Here's to Congress and here's to your health."
For Consumers, Clarity on Health Care Changes
By Tara Siegel Bernard, The New York Times, 3/21/10
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Now, redeemed with our team's fleur-de-lis.
Let the hurricanes blow.
In New Orleans we know
That redemption can come on a Brees.
New Orleans turns out to welcome Saints home
By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times, 2/9/10
Thursday, February 04, 2010
They are patriots, serving us well.
So, why is this such a hard sell?
It's the generals' task
To ensure, if we ask,
It's, "You're gay and you're proud? Well, do tell!"
Thanks to Mike for getting the Savant thinking about an appropriate response to this issue.
Colin Powell now says gays should be able to serve openly in military
By Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post, 2/4/10
Friday, January 22, 2010
How will Haitians rebound from this strife?
It doesn't take voodoo
To know that what you do
To help them might just save a life.
Within Days, a Global Benefit Takes Shape
By Michael Cieply, the New York Times, 1/21/10
While deciding it's time that we try
Voiding campaign reform;
Readjusting the norm:
The best government money can buy.
Supreme Court OKs unlimited corporate spending on elections
By David G. Savage, The LA Times, 1/22/10
Monday, November 23, 2009
Or the year 2012 easy sailin'?
A potential world-ender
Not on the agenda:
Could the Mayans foresee Sarah Palin?
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Fill in the blank:
A rule of diplomacy states:
When engaging in ________ debates,
You better use tact.
If you overreact,
You are certain to open flood Gates.
Choose the best answer:
e. White House
f. press corp
i. all of the above
The Audacity of Hops
By Jake Tapper, ABC News, 7/30/09
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
"I'm insulted by all this Bologna
That implies I would pay;
When they line up to play,
Just for pleasure, with my cannelloni!"
Silvio Berlusconi’s age wins him support over alleged affairs
By Rosemary Righter, The Times, 7/22/09
Monday, July 20, 2009
He was Cronkite! We watched him because.
When New Media rules
While forgetting the tools,
We'll remember the way that it was.
It seems fitting to honor this man on the anniversary of the moon landing. How can we forget the shared mix of excitement and relief we felt when "Uncle Walter" took off his glasses and said "Whew! Boy!"
Cronkite -- that's the way he was
Colleague Daniel Schorr says that legendary newsman
Walter Cronkite represented something deep
in the psyche of America, embodied in the word trust.
By Daniel Schorr, Los Angeles Times, 7/20/09
Friday, July 17, 2009
Good can often arise from the bad;
Despite all of it's hype
Is why we're unhappy at GLAAD
'Bruno' doesn't help gays
The movie is intended to satirize homophobia,
but too often it misses the mark.
By Rashad Robinson, Los Angeles Times, 7/12/09
Thursday, July 16, 2009
In Chicago reaction's been chilly.
No one's shouting out "Cheers!"
That erection of Sears
Has simply become a Big Willie.
Chicago icon's new name may take time to stick
By Nick Carey,Reuters, 7/16/09
Monday, July 13, 2009
How dare you imply I'm a quitter!
I have reason enough to fell bitter.
If you'd been as maligned,
You might have resigned
In order to find a good sitter.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Does she think she's a heavier hitter?
So why is she bailin'?
It permits Sarah Palin
To become the prime twit with a Twitter?
Sarah Palin's exit as Alaska governor stuns, puzzles observers
By Mark Z. Barabak and Robin Abcarian
The Los Angeles Times, 7/4/09
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Cuyahoga County Commissioner, Jimmy Dimora
Excuse than of Jimmy Dimora?
The conspiracy claim
Is nearly as lame
As Sodom accusing Gomorrah!
Dimora Alleges Republican Conspiracy,
Seeks Federal Investigation
Bill Rice, WCPN, 6/29/09
Monday, June 29, 2009
As I ponder, comparatively,
Who I'll miss to the highest degree;
Amid choice upon choice,
Sounds his singular voice:
"Billy Mays here!" "as seen on TV."
Billy Mays dies at 50; boisterous TV pitchman
By Richard Fausset , Los Angeles Times, 6/29/09
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Like a 510 lb. gorilla.
In his own Neverland,
Michael seldom was bland;
And we'll likely not see such a thriller.
Michael Jackson's death catches
entertainment journalists unprepared
By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times, 6/27/09
Thursday, June 25, 2009
If you ever expect to avert
Being soiled by adulterous dirt
Then don’t' let 'em catcha,
Not in Appalachia,
But hiking up somebody's skirt.
S.C. Gov. Sanford Admits to an Affair
He Was Visiting Woman in Argentina
By Philip Rucker and Manuel Roig-Franzia
The Washington Post, 6/24/09
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Claiming "charges of torture won't stick."
Some think it a goof.
We say it's the proof
That conservatives didn't know Dick!
read more | digg story
The Old Faithful of Nonsense
By Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post, 5/12/09
Friday, April 10, 2009
Than we are on the Medical Mart?
Its critics have railed
That the County has failed
In transparency right from the start!
Earlier drafts of medical mart deal had
Cuyahoga County paying overruns, kept dealings private
By Joe Guillen, The Plain Dealer, 4/10/09
True crime gives a chill to the marrow.
Real pirates aren't dashing.
Their acts should be smashing
Your image of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Pirates hold captain hostage as U.S. ship sails away
By Edmund Sanders and Julian E. Barnes
The Los Angeles Times, 4/10/09
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
--------– Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Pentagon: Gates tries to nudge it.
His figures don't lie; didn't fudge it.
Will Congress comply?
If they don't, you know why.
Their pork barrel spending: can't budget!
OK so it's "put up or shut up" time for all those fiscal conservatives that have been saying they don't want to burden our children or our childrens' children with with the cost of universal healthcare or alternative energy development or education reform. Let's see how many of them are still eager to ante up for antiquated aircraft carriers, obsolete fighters, and outmoded weapons systems just to fill the pockets of fat cat constituents. Anyone taking bets?
Pentagon chief takes aim at big weapons programs
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wants to spend
less on elaborate systems and
more on boosting troops and intelligence.
By Julian E. Barnes, Los Angeles Times, 4/7/09
Friday, March 27, 2009
The sheriff's not flustered at all.
Which proves that this guy
Can tell the big lie;
And the bigger, the harder McFaul.
A little local news today and a bone to the opposition. I've never been a big fan of Gerald McFaul, a former pipe fitter who has managed to lock up the office of Cuyahoga County Sheriff for over 30 years through old fashioned political clout and plenty of under the table dealings. He's the longest tenured on a list of shady sheriffs in this county and I hope his resignation marks a new era of responsible and respectable law enforcement in the area. But I aint holdin' my breath!
State agents raid McFaul's office, seize records
By Mark Puente, The Plain Dealer, 3/27/09