Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Fed Med

For excitement, there's really no contest
'Tween the Fed and a coroner's inquest;
But will Mr. Greenspan
Do what no one else can
And manage to stir up our int'rest?

Fed begins debating interest rates
USA Today, 6/29/04

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Who says he didn't have a plan?

The president's plan for Iraq:
First begin with an unjust attack.
Then stir up the factions
With ill-conceived actions.
After which, they can have it all back.

Handover advanced but problems remain
BBC, 6/28/04

Friday, June 25, 2004

What's Hot? - Fahrenheit 9/11

Two(?) movie reviews

In this lesson in hist'ry, complete,
Michael Moore has unmasked the deceit.
We're sure that this flick
Leaves conservatives sick,
And has Dubbaya feeling the heat.

Will response to the film be replete
With George Bush's November defeat?
Or will the election
Go in the direction
Of DodgeBall, as final conceit?

Your Vote Matters

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Saudi Bank Amnesty Statement

On behalf of King Fahd, we announce
That your violent acts we renounce.
So you have thirty days
To give up your ways
Or we'll just have to cut your allow'nce.

Saudis offer militants amnesty
BBC, 6/24/04

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Question to Mr. Bush

The Iraq that you led us astray for
Has a basis as thin as a wafer.
Three years down the road,
Has your bellicose mode
Made Americans feel any safer?

Friday, June 18, 2004

An Unsolicited Endorsement

I'll use Google's new mail happily.
It's blazingly fast, and it's free!
The searching's a dream
With their labeling scheme.
Yes, the buzzword in email is "G!"

Thursday, June 17, 2004

From the E.P.A. to your C.P.A.

The cost, in pollution, is steep
When thousands of companies keep
Their monitors on.
So, when you are gone,
Please let your poor monitors "sleep."

A Revisionist Nursery Rhyme

Little Abdullah sat with his mullah
Saying his evening prayers.
Along came George Bush and booted his tush
Right down the minaret stairs.

So Little Bin Laden, feeling quite mad, in-
Formed George Bush, "You are done!
I'm sending a list to my terrorists;
The bombing begins 9-1-1.

Said Bush to George W., "Don't let it trouble ya;
I know how to get them all back.
Just trump up a link and let people think
Al-Qaida's in bed with Iraq."

So Dubbaya said, "Osama's in bed
With Saddam, who's a real nasty guy!"
And started a war to give him "what for,"
But, of course, it's all based on a lie.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

A Missing Link

The September 11th Commission
Has just about ended its mission
And, just as we think,
They prove there's no link
Between Dubbaya's brain and cognition.

9/11 commission discounts Saddam-Bin Laden link
The Guardian, 6/16/04

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Shop 'Til They Drop?

Did our jaws all collectively drop
On the news from the nation's first cop?
By making the call
To target a mall
Qaida's hitting us right where we shop!

"No. We treated it just like a rumor
While keeping our senses of humor.
Nothing comes between me
And my own shopping spree!"
Says the red-blooded die-hard consumer.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Mixed Emotions

Though he left our economy dreary;
We forget and our eyes become teary
As tears of the greedy
Get passed to the needy
All because of the "trickle down" theory.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Which Legacy?

A chivalrous slayer of communism;
Or modern soothsayer of optimism;
Or simply a man,
Whose simplistic plan
Still leaves us in financial schism?

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Point2Point Counterpoint

A charming young fellow, Graham Lester,
Made comments that started to fester.
He misses my meaning:
I'm not just "left-leaning,"
But inclined to become the court jester!

Resigned to His Fate

Re: George Tenet

The news was a little mind numbing
To the pundits, with all their nose thumbing;
But he leaves unashamed,
Since he cannot be blamed
For failing to see this was coming!