Sunday, July 31, 2005

When Irish guys aren't killing

If the acts of this "new" IRA
Hold true to the words that they say;
Then a world full of eyes
Will smile down on these guys,
Sure, they'll steal our hearts away.

IRA Order Met With Hope, Skepticism
Los Angeles Times, 7/31/05

Friday, July 29, 2005

The opposition goes south

Tom Delay said, "we'll do what we hafta
In order to ratify CAFTA."
GOP toed the line;
Mr. Bush got his "mine,"
While constituents got just the shafta!

House passes free-trade agreement in tight vote
The Boston Globe, 7/28/05

A lesson for President Bush?

Even using a finer-toothed comb
Hasn't solved the conundrum of "foam."
So, in order to save
Its "home of the brave,"
NASA's having its brave remain home.

Behind Chunks of Foam, a Failure to Confront Hazard
Los Angeles Times, 7/29/05

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The victims' response

Spreading murder and mayhem and strife,
Rudolph cut through our lives like a knife.
His choice: deadly force,
As a matter of course.
That's why, in his case, we're pro-life!

Rudolph gets life in abortion clinic blast
Chicago Tribune, 7/19/05

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Savant recommends-

Some bloggers are overly chatty;
Some posture, or act really bratty.
This Texan, no trifle,
Shoots straight as a rifle.
In Cowtown? I'd step in on Pattie.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Sign in the Iqra Learning Center, Leeds?

We're looking to hire a self-starter
Who wants to work harder not smarter-
By joining al-Qaida
You won't be well paida
But will be an Islamic martyr.

Recyle Alert!
(reworked limerick from a previous post)

Messages Hint at London Blast Recruiting
The Guardian, 7/16/05

Friday, July 15, 2005

It doesn't begin with Dubya

Who cares about duties he shirks?
Consider it one of his perks.
With Bush, we have found
We lose far less ground
The fewer the hours that he works.

Report: Workers Lazing with Too Little Work
NPR, 7/12/05

Thursday, July 14, 2005

We'll go no more a Rove-in'

Well, by Jove, it seems Rove's up a creek
With the White House refusing to speak.
We think it a pity
They haven't hired Liddy
And his bumblers "Plumbers" to handle the leak.

Rove Isn't the Real Outrage
By Richard Cohen, The Washington Post, 7/14/05

Friday, July 08, 2005

With apologies to the monkeys

After decades, debate over "Scopes"
Has creationists now on the ropes.
For no cogent design
By creator, divine,
Could produce such incredible dopes!

The Scopes Monkey Trial, 80 Years Later
NPR, 7/8/05

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Keeping terrorism over there?

Whether in for a penny or pound,
Britons knew that their turn would come 'round.
Now Olympic elation
Has suffered deflation
As that turn took a turn underground.

London Olympic Jubilation Turns to Horror
San Francisco Chronicle, 7/7/05