Thursday, February 09, 2017


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Jeff Sessions won't do, Liz insisted.
Admonished, still Warren persisted.
She got the word out.
By wielding their clout
The GOP Leaders assisted.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Amateur Hour in Washington

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"Silencing" Liz Warren had the opposite effect;
Just another reason I'm beginning to suspect
That the folks in Washington who hold the reins of power
Run our government like it's some bad amateur hour.

I said I'd give Donald Trump's Administration time
And I've kept my promise... Not a single snarky rhyme.
Although we're just two weeks in - to me, it feels like years -
And, already, Donald Trump's the sum of my worst fears.

I have tried to understand...  I'm watching Fox and Friends,
Where they breathlessly report each tweet the Donald sends.
But I've started having trouble telling what is true.
Scary knowing it's where Trump gets Daily Briefings, too.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Haters Gonna Hate

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There is great rejoicing here in each New England town;
Breathing's almost back to normal, heart rate's slowing down.
Soon the rally will be rolling through the Boston streets
Filled with fans who do not care if you think our team cheats.

We get why the fans of other teams must hate our Pats,
Celebrating (yet again) in new tee-shirts and hats.
If we knew there's nothing that our team will ever do
That could match the Patriots, I guess we'd hate them, too.

Sports gods' First Commandment is that fans ought not to gloat
But that rule's suspended when your quarterback's the GOAT.
And real fans of football, even those who curse our name,
Must admit the Patriots delivered quite a game...

Possibly the most amazing game I've ever seen
Since I started watching back at Super Bowl XIX.
We love Belichick and Brady - not for politics -
But because we want Lombardi trophy number 6.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holding My Nose for Trump

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 I am what the media's been calling "the elites:"
Living in my ivory tower on suburban streets,
College-educated, Massachusetts Democrat,
Who - though knowing Trump just won - is still processing that.

Watching as the demonstrators protest through the streets,
Rightly worried over Donald Trump's outrageous Tweets.
Hearing chants of "White Power" as racist bigots gloat, 
Knowing about half of those protesters didn't vote.

When we lose elections we must live with the result
(Unless you're prepared to join some anarchistic cult.)
Seeing electoral maps of red with specks of blue
Tells me that it's only fair to see what Trump will do.

I may be upset but I'm not arrogant enough
To ignore the 60 million for whom times are tough. 
I don't have to like it - and, believe me, I do not -
But that doesn't change the fact that Trump has earned his shot.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

President-Elect Donald Trump

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What is there to say?
I just never realized how mad the middle class
Must have been to vote for Trump, a total horse's ass.
Didn't understand how bad their lives have got to be
If they'd vote for someone as unqualified as he.

I cannot believe that they're all bigots - though there's some
And, though many lack degrees, that doesn't mean they're dumb.
Were they right that Washington, D.C. was broken? Yup.
System didn't work for them and so they blew it up.

For my fellow Clinton voters, still in states of shock,
Knowing Mitch McConnell said Republicans would block
Anything that Clinton tried, perhaps it's just as well...
Roll the dice and pray the country doesn't go to hell.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Like Watching Real Housewives

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Mr. S. refuses to watch any more debates:
Says it won't affect his choice between the candidates,
Thinks it's ugly spectacle and his last nerve is frayed,
Doesn't have the will to listen. His decision's made.

We don't watch Survivor or Big Brother on TV,
Neither of us fans of that so-called "reality."
This election's started feeling very much like those,
Sorta like the worst of our least favorite kinda shows.

I can see my husband's point about tonight, I guess.
Still, I've set the DVR's record to PBS.
Just because I wouldn't vote for Donald on a bet
Doesn't mean I want to miss how bad this thing could get.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Don't Blame Cincinnati

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Cincinnati's Bengals played New England yesterday.
'though they lost to us the thing their record doesn't say 
Is that they are very good...  Much better than I thought.
Problem is, with Brady back, they didn't stand a shot.

The first half was worrisome; poor Tom kept getting sacked
'til Hightower's Safety gave the Pats the spark they lacked.
Once you give Tom Brady any time - at all - to throw
It is nearly certain how the game is gonna go.

Bengals don't play like a team whose record's 2 and 4.
They were better than what is reflected by the score.
'though they lost by 18 points, the Bengals came to play.
It's not their fault they were standing in New England's way.