Monday, May 31, 2004

Just Memories

Remember the fallen: we must,
Even as we are filled with disgust
For recent abuses.
The simpler truth is
We remember when war could be just.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Your responsibility?

To Mr. Rumsfeld:

It was clear, from the very first day,
You'd be fighting the war your own way.
The Geneva Convention
Was ne'er your intention,
So why would the soldiers obey?

When you act toward the world like its cop,
The buck has but one place to stop.
We can only construe
That, by acts "of a few,"
You meant acts of the few at the top.

The Price of Arrogance
Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek, 5/17/04

Saturday, May 29, 2004

What more recommendation do you need?

I'm good enough;
I'm smart enough;
and doggone it, Republicans hate me!

I'm the fella you oughta be thankin'
For givin' George Bush a good spankin';
On American Air
There is no one as fair
Or as balanced as me, Al Franken.

Al Franken Show Blog
Air America

Friday, May 28, 2004

Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge,
unable to come up with a complete thought balloon
over the recent terrorist threat announcements

(unaltered photo from the AP)

Thursday, May 27, 2004

To John Ashcroft:

So now your intelligence guys
Say the risk of attack's on the rise;
The malevolent seven
Aren't destined for heaven.
Should this come as a great big surprise?

Feds warn of terror attack
The Nasua Telegraph, 5/27/04

Monday, May 24, 2004

Cannes Do

Those keeping political score
On the real architects of the war
Will note, from now on,
The opinion in Cannes
As to peace: less is less; Moore is more.

Fahrenheit 9/11 Wins Palme d'Or, 5/23/04

Monday, May 17, 2004

Brown out

Fifty years since the Court took the view
That "separate but equal" was through.
It was only a tool,
Not the cure for your school.
So, don't ask, "What can 'Brown' do for you?"

Brown vs. Board of Education
NPR, 5/17/04

Let no one put asunder

Behold what has now come to pass
Between lad and lad; lass and lass
We'll remember this date
As gays celebrate
And line up to marry en Mass.

Gay Couples Marry in Massachusetts
NPR, 5/18/05

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Do the pictures tell a story?

Who really is to blame?

When you study the look on each guard's face
You wonder who's also been scarred. Place
That soldier's young mind
In those horrors, unkind,
And they're caught 'tween Iraq and a hard place.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Four more years?

When the captors can play fast and loose
With the rules, well, there's just no excuse;
But what Bush has created
Can't be overrated
As a subtler form of abuse