Sunday, October 31, 2004

Trolitcal poupe

They're a troupe of political reps
Lifting spirits like comic adepts.
See demockracy work
With a musical quirk
When you visit the Capitol Steps

Limerick Savant seen with niece at the Capitol Steps
Cleveland, 10/30/04

Friday, October 29, 2004

I quote: "Please vote!"

"If one candidate is trying to scare you, and the other's trying to get you to think; if one is appealing to your fears, and the other is appealing to your hopes - it seems to me you ought to vote for the person who wants you to think and hope."
--William Clinton

There's no graver decision this year
And the choice now is perfectly clear.
When casting your vote,
Don't do it by rote
And please vote from your hope not your fear.

Yes, this limerick is really a chain
Which is something I mostly disdain
But pass on this note
To ten friends who vote
If you do then we all stand to gain

Click the envelope icon below to send this reminder

The carrot vs. the stick
Brian McGrory, The Boston Globe, 10/26/04

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Red Sox Reverse

To the psychics computing the odds
That St. Louis would leave us in shards:
We curse the Bambino;
He's dead, so wha's he know?
Guess winning was not in the Cards!

[note: it rhymes if you're from Boston]

Red Sox complete sweep, win first Series since 1918
Boston Globe, 10/28/04

Monday, October 25, 2004


Tired of pundits predicting the races
And opinions without any basis?
You'll know where you stand
On this partisan sand
When you visit the Liberal Oasis.

Friday, October 22, 2004

It's about time

It's cheers to those miracle Sox
Who've suffered through years of hard knocks.
But now they give thanks;
Down three to the Yanks,
They finished by cleaning their clocks!

Red Sox want to blast the past
USA Today, 10/21/04

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

A question

To Mr. Bush:

Have you done everything that you can
To end genocide in Sudan?
You say you abhor
The deaths in Darfur
But you've buried your head in the sand.

Kerry outraged at Bush's 'toothless' response to Darfur, 10/17/04

Monday, October 18, 2004

Is that a bulge in your suit or...

are you just happy to see us

So, was Dubbaya poorly attired
Or did Rove have the president wired?
The bulge in his suit
Is an issue that's moot.
His performance should get someone fired!
(preferably, him)

Bush's bulge stirs media rumours
BBC, 10/9/04

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Of a different color

"We must not let our president down;
Stay the course," many say, but I frown.
Things are not as they seem.
Change the horse in midstream?
Yes, I would, if he caused me to drown!

Meanwhile: Being Bush means never having to say you're sorry
International Heral Tribune, 10/13/04

Monday, October 11, 2004

He stood tall

For Christopher Reeve we will mourn;
His stem cell support was well worn.
A true super hero -
While President Zero
Just values a life when unborn.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Maybe you meant ''

We all make mistakes now and then;
Mr. Cheney, but gosh, you know when
I went to check facts
Your intel was lax
And I knew you'd misled us again!'s take on the debate

Cheney's '' Plug Yields Questions
NPR, 10/6/04

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Tuesday's double play:

Santana/Edwards vs. Mussina/Cheney

"We're sittin' on needles and pins
Just waitin' to find out who wins.
No, not the debate!
On Foxthat don't rate
On a par with da Yankees and Twins."

Baseball vs. debate?
The State, 10/6/04

Monday, October 04, 2004

The decision makes scents

Their research was sure to impress
Though it won by a nose, I would guess.
Now Axel and Buck
Can share the good luck
And enjoy the sweet smell of success

Two Americans Share Nobel for Smell Research
NPR, 10/4/04

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Bush's rebuttal

Well, so what if I scowl and I smirk!
Yes, I know; it's a personal quirk!
My brain was a hummin';
A thought could be comin',
And, you know, "it is really hard work!"

Reaction shots may tell tale of debate, 10/2/04