Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Canadians' beef with Bush

The Canucks have been wondering how, boy
We can still ban their beef, even now, boy.
They believe Bush's war
Kinda evens the score
Since we have our own case of mad cowboy!

Frigid Embrace for Bush
washingtonpost.com, 11/30/04

Monday, November 29, 2004

OH my gawd!

A solution that seems almost sane?
New elections without any pain?
The Dems in Ohio
Are wondering why, oh
Why can't they act like the Ukraine?

Departing Ukrainian President Would Support New Election
The New York Times International, 11/29/04

One Month Later, Fight Over Ohio Continues
The Guardian, 11/29/04

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Rememberin' Tiananmen

For today, I'll be joining the ranks
Of dissenters who want to give thanks
That, unlike in Ukraine,
We are free to complain
Without fear of reprisal with tanks.

Ukraine's chorus of protest grows
BBC News, Kiev, 11/25/04

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Team America Bush

A mixed review

You will love the celebrity zings
And be howling as Kim Jong-Il sings;
But it's not as absurd
As our own Thunderbird,
Mr. Bush, and those pulling his strings.

Ready to set up another puppet regime

Team America: the movie

Friday, November 19, 2004

His Holy Grail: T.Hanks for the movie deal

Dan Brown always knew it a cinch he
Would gain some renown from "Da Vinci."
But how lazy writing
Gets deemed so exciting?
This must be a dream; someone pinch me!

Cracking the 'Code'
NewsWeek, 11/22/04

Thursday, November 18, 2004

DeLayed Action

Republicans say there's no trouble
With leader, DeLay, on the bubble:
"We're changing the rule
And won't that be cool.
Our ethical standards will double!"

GOP Moves to Protect Majority Leader DeLay
The Guardian, 11/17/04

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

--Dante Alighieri

Whether kidnapped or shot where they fell,
When captives are killed we can tell
What Sherman once noted
And often is quoted:
Suffice it to say, it's all Hell!

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
--William Tecumseh Sherman

Rules of engagement
The Guardian, 11/17/04

Kidnapped Aid Worker Hassan Feared Dead
NPR, All Things Considered, 11/16/04

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

The last of his Tribe

Adios, Senor Omar Vizquel -
You're the last of a Tribe we knew well.
It was such a short stop
From bottom to top
But you leave as a Giant. Farewell!

Omar's farewell letter
The Plain Dealer, 11/16/04

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The New World

The extremists are easily spied
For a trait that they share in their pride.
No matter the name,
They sound much the same
When they claim they have God on their side

"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side;
my greatest concern is to be on God's side..."
--- Abraham Lincoln

Thanks to Anonymous whose comment in the previous post inspired this one.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Don't change horses on the way to the Apocalypse

The Apocalypse looms ever nearer.
Hear that bell as it rings all the clearer?
For whom does it toll?
Just look to your soul;
Mr. Bush can just look in the Mirror.

London Daily Mirror, 11/4/04

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Once upon a time...

Looks like Bush will be claiming the laurel
So we guess that's the end of the quarrel?
It's the same fairy tale
But, this time, it can't fail
Since we're told it has more than one moral.

Issue of Moral Values Trumps other Voter Concerns
NPR Morning Edition, 11/3/04