Thursday, December 18, 2014

Have Yourselves a Merry Christmas

Isn’t it funny how the “most wonderful time of the year” creates ...
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"It's comin' on Christmas; they're cuttin' down trees..."
It's next week and, am I ready for it? Honey, please.
Haven't started decorating, haven't written cards,
Haven't strung a Christmas light (unlike our neighbors's yards.)

I just bought the tree and wreath; they're both completely bare.
Haven't started shopping 'cause it's frightening out there.
I'm supposed to pick our eldest up from Plymouth State;
There's a jack-knifed tractor-trailer on the highway... Great.

You won't see much rhyming from me in the coming days,
(Since it's not as if my Seussilitis blogging pays)
So, if I don't get the chance again, I'm wishing you
Very Merry Holidays and Happy New Year, too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Problem With Putin

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Russia's ruble's plummeting because of cheaper oil.
Tensions there are simmering and could come to a boil
As we tighten sanctions further, turning up the heat,
Hoping Russia changes course; that they'll admit defeat.

Problem, as I see it, is that Putin's still in charge
And his cult of personality's grown rather large.
Thanks to Russian media, which Putin now controls,
Most of Russia stands by him, according to the polls.

NATO says that Putin's getting bolder by the day;
Economic sanctions don't appear to hold much sway.
Those may work on other countries and their leaders, but
I've begun to worry Putin really is a nut.

Funny Vladimir Putin Memes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thank You Australia

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Pakistani Taliban descended on a school
Where they opened fire and, as blood began to pool,
Hunted down the children so the death toll's very high...
I can't think about it anymore.  It makes me cry.

Hostages in Sydney (to a Muslim with a gun)
Could have led to riots before all was said and done.
'til the offer thousands of Australians all made;
"I'll ride with you" if you're feeling nervous or afraid.

When the tidings of the Season start to make me blue
I'll think of Australia's act of human kindness, too;
Answering a crime of hate with generosity.
And, if you're in Massachusetts, you can ride with me.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

A Pink Hat and a Tee-Shirt Day

Ladies BCA Knit Hat-White/Pink
I'll be adding another tee-shirt to my collection.
6 straight years of winning their Division for the Pats;
12 of 14 years when they got new tee-shirts and hats.
Seasons of accomplishing what others only tried.
Belichick and Brady fill New Englanders with pride.

Think about the streak of wins the 2 of them are on;
Even now, with stars from older winning seasons gone,
Belichick and Brady keep on adding to their wins...
Like the one from yesterday against Miami's 'phins.

Next week, in New Jersey, they'll be taking on the Jets
Where Division rivalry's as nasty as it gets.
Belichick should focus on just getting out alive.
Keep Tom Brady playing football 'til he's 45.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I'll Be Back

Running Slowly 2 the Finish
I'm sorry; I must be away.
There won't be a new rhyme today,
And, much to my sorrow,
That's still true tomorrow...
But check back on Monday, okay?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"A Rose By Any Other Name..."

Dead roses are beautiful by Alicss

If a rose by any other name still smells as sweet,
With the Senate's CIA reporting now complete,
Techniques of Enhanced Interrogation has the same
Stink as torture; never mind its legal sounding name.

CIA's attempts to shield their countrymen from harm
Went a whole lot further than a simple twisted arm.
EITs, where Everyone Is Targeted for it,
Stinks of desperation (which can smell a lot like shit.)

I know agents only sought to serve the greater good
When they questioned prisoners in handcuffs and a hood.
They forgot, when torturing the people we oppose,
You can't roll in shit and come up smelling like a rose.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Obama Report

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Only 7 shows before the last Colbert Report...
Although I wish Stephen had agreed to do some more,
Last night President Obama did "The Word" so well,
'though he loves his current job I figure, what the hell...

Bill O'Reilly says that, as a pundit who's on FOX,
He has got more power climbing up on his soapbox
Than a politician like the President has got.
Maybe, then, Obama should give Stephen's job a shot.

I cannot imagine, now Republicans have won,
That Obama's last 2 years in office will be fun.
He could live the life o' Reilly; he would have it made
If he just convinces Larry Wilmore he should trade.