Friday, February 24, 2006

An i for an i

With computer woes setting me back,
i'M afraid that i'Ve gotten off track.
Now, i'D give my iPod
To appease the iGod
If only he'd save my iMac!

What a week! After the second logic board replacement in two weeks on Rene's iBook and two complete OS installs, I am settling down to try reinstalling third party software and backed-up data again. And to top it off, the SuperDrive on the iMac just failed!

So, I'm sorry for neglecting my limerick duties, but I've been a little preoccupied. If this keeps up, Apple's Switch campaign may just backfire on them. Whoops! I forgot. Apple has already pulled that switch!

Expanded iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program

iBook Logic Board Failure Petition

iMac Discussion: SuperDrive just stopped working

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Veteran hacks give veteran, Hackett, the hatchet

So goes the political racket:
"His campaign? What a shame; we won't back it,"
Says the D.S.S.C.
They think Brown's meant to be
And decided that Paul cannot Hackett.

Veteran quits race for Senate
Ohio Democrat pressured by party
By David Hammer, Associated Press
The Boston Globe, 2/15/06

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Meets, shoots, and leaves

Don't you think as a matter of course
Mr. Cheney should show some remorse?
Instead he'll attempt
To claim he's exempt:
Didn't Congress approve use of force?

Cheney's Response A Concern In GOP
Public Statement On Shooting Urged
By Jim VandeHei and Peter Baker
Washington Post, 2/15/06

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Quailed by the idea

With a nod to Mother Goose and Cowtown Pattie for the idea:

Bye, bye baby bunting
Cheney's gone a-hunting
And shot a damned Republican
He'll never be so smug again

Cheney Lacked $7 Hunting Credential
By Nicholas Riccardi and James Gerstenzang
Los Angeles Times, 2/14/06

Happy VD

It's a day you are destined to shine.
Buy some flowers or bottle of wine
And treat the one dearest
To whom you are nearest.
Every day, be your own Valentine.

Friendly fire

Potshot Dick has become the top story,
Not because of the blast, but the quarry.
Were John Kerry the prey,
He'd explain it away,
But he's feckless for shooting a tory.

Cheney Shoots Fellow Hunter in Texas Accident
By Shailagh Murray and Peter Baker
Washington Post, 2/13/06

Monday, February 13, 2006

300 reasons to stay outside Firewall

With Harrison looking so bored,
The marketing gets the award.
It seems that the car,
In the ads, is the star.
And the winner is... Chrysler, not Ford!

Bill Muller, The Arizona Republic, 2/10/06

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Listening for the hidden message

By revealing this thwarted attack
I expect I can knock you off track
From how we surveilled
And all that entailed.
Maybe now you will cut me some slack.

Bush Says Cooperation Foiled 2002 Terrorist Scheme
By William Branigin, Washington Post, 2/9/06

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Looking for comedy in the...

Muslim Christian Jewish Hindu World?

The outrage has spread like a rumor
And grown like a cancerous tumor.
Thus, as to religion,
Who's hit by the pigeon
Determines who senses the humor.

Did you hear about the atheist's funeral?
All dressed up and nowhere to go.

Special Report: Cartoon Protests
The Guardian, 2/7/06

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Eavesdropping on the Judiciary Committee

You won't detail wiretapping, now, will you?
We've confronted the lies and, yet, still you
Construct a stone wall.
If I answered, at all,
Mr. Senator, I'd have to kill you!

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
Holds a Hearing on Wartime Executive Power
and the National Security Agency's Surveillance Authority
Transcript in the Washington Post, 2/6/06

Friday, February 03, 2006

Why, ain’t that work?

Well, maybe it is, and maybe it ain’t. All I know, is, it suits Limerick Savant.

River Ratt of the Ratt Hole saw how much fun I was having and offered up this timely verse but, I'm sorry, I just couldn't accept any more unsolicited submissions at limericksavantATgmailDOTcom.

His political career has been rocky,
In the race to succeed George Pataki,
So Tom Golisano
Won't go mano a mano,
Preferring to stick with his hockey.

Golisano says 'no' to governor's race
Tom Precious, The Buffalo News, 2/91/06

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ka-Qing! That'll cost you

It's clear that we can't take you places.
Now, you've gone and destroyed priceless vases!
You ignored her advice
And you're paying the price.
Mom told you to tie up those laces!

Thanks to Mags at You Forgot Poland for alerting me to this story. And check out this tasty little limerick from her as well. Bet that will wake you up in the morning!

Historic vases smashed in stumble
BBC News, 1/30/06

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Brokeback President

A State of the Union synopsis

Yes, the war isn't o'er and I spy.
Give my right-wing agenda a try.
Despite the brickbats,
I can woo Democrats
If we're partisan, can't we be bi?

Bush Speech to Congress Offers Few New Proposals
NPR, 2/1/06