Thursday, July 17, 2014

Really? Not Really.

One of my favorite views on the planet. (Photo/Courtesy of Peter S. Corr III)

I'm imposing quarantine, informing CDC;
Once again the rhyming bug is being spread by me.
Comments on some recent posts are being done in rhyme.
'til we get this straightened out I'm taking off some time.

Sorry if the Seussilitis bug has bitten you...
No-one's working on a cure for this dreadful disease
And, though it's not fatal (1 of 10 experts agrees)

It can drive your loved ones crazy - as it's driven mine.
If you quit your reading now I think you'll still be fine.
Hopefully by August, when my quarantine is lifted,
Public feeling on we poor afflicted will have shifted.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


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I'm a life-long Red Sox fan but, also, I'm the wife
Of a life-long Yankees fan which, sometimes, leads to strife.
When it comes to Derek Jeter, though, we both agree
He's one of the better players we will ever see.

Back when SNL was funny Jeter was the host;
Did a sketch on Weekend Update and he didn't boast
When he pointed out his stats and said he didn't suck
But that Red Sox fans who wanted him were out of luck.

That's when my RE2PECT for him began; it's only grown.
When my husband tipped his baseball cap, I tipped my own.
'though The Captain plays for my arch rivals, even so;
I'll miss Derek Jeter and am sad to see him go.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Unsolicited Advice for Hamas

Introduction to the Israel & Palestine Conflict
(Illustration/Courtesy of

Egypt tried to broker peace inside the Gaza Strip.
Israel stopped shooting but Hamas just let 'er rip...
Not just "accidental" missiles - they've shot 35 -
So, Israelis' war machine is shifting back to drive.

I can't say I blame them, either...  I'd be pretty mad
If my government did not use everything it had
Making sure that people shooting missiles at me stop.
What's the matter with the Hamas leaders at the top?

Don't they care that their civilians are the ones who've bled?
Can't they see it's Palestinians who end up dead?
They can't win the shooting war they're fighting now, so why
Won't they give a brokered peace with Israel a try?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Why Argentina Lost the World Cup

Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, recipient of the Golden Glove trophy, stands next to Argentina's Lionel Messi after he receive the Golden Ball trophy...
Argentina's Lionel Messi doesn't look thrilled with his consolation prize.

As you, no doubt, know by now the Germans won the Cup.
Does the team deserve the honors they're receiving? Yup.
German fans are celebrating; dancing in the streets...
Social media's been flooded with ecstatic tweets.

Germany was dominant throughout the tournament
But was careful not to get Brazilian's noses bent.
Tensions there were high enough that such an ugly loss
Could be like a match lit to a Molotov you'd toss.

But the Germans didn't taunt or gloat about their win
Knowing that the sports gods think that taunting is a sin.
I guess no one told the Argentinians that rule;
Things they said about Brazil (their host) were pretty cruel.

After that they never scored a single goal, at all...
And, though Messi was awarded FIFA's Golden Ball
It seemed like a consolation prize he didn't want.
Next World Cup remember that it isn't nice to taunt.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Spying On Germany

... Germany, France outraged by US ‘Cold War’ spying web (video
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What a tangled web we weave
When we practice to deceive...
Berlin says they've caught 2 guys;
Claim that both are U.S. spies.

Merkel, who's already mad
We were bugging her i-Pad,
Caught up in this web we've woven
Acted like our feet were cloven.

Germany gave us the heave;
Asked our diplomat to leave,
Leaving our relations strained
(Even if  the anger's feigned.)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Not So Far, Far Away

Israel has called up reservists and positioned tanks along its border with the Gaza Strip. (Photo/Courtesy of

Israel's preparing to invade the Gaza Strip;
Planning to impose a peace by tightening its grip.
After 3 Israeli teens were murdered - in revenge -
One young man was burned alive; Hamas swore to avenge

Terrorism by some Jews on Palestinians,
Claiming that the vicious few make all barbarians.
Growing anger in the streets became a major factor;
Hamas fired missiles at a nuclear reactor.

Israel believed it had no choice and fired back.
Eighty Palestinians were killed in the attack.
Airstrikes in the hundreds have been going on all night.
Missiles out of Gaza have been shot down in mid-flight.

But, if even one gets through, those tanks are bound to roll
And it's Palestinians who'll pay the highest toll.
The Israelis also lose for, as they tighten grips,
Fast and far away the hope for peace between them slips.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Worst to First to Worst

Stuck On Roller Coaster While Hungover
It's been a bumpy ride for Red Sox fans this year.

Worst to first, now worst again...  The Sox are in a slide
And, if you're a Boston fan, it's been a bumpy ride.
Like a roller coaster getting stuck up on the track,
Red Sox lost key players and have, clearly, felt their lack.

Add the fact the bottom of the line-up cannot hit;
That does not help out the Red Sox' cause a single bit.
Almost everyone, it seems, is in a hitting slump.
Now that we're 11 back, there's players that we'll dump.

Rumor has it Peavy's leaving - maybe Stephen Drew.
Hard to guess, exactly, what Ben Cherington will do.
Normally I'd worry that a rhyme from me's a jinx
But things can't get any worse...  This Red Sox season stinks.