Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dear CDC... There's Something Wrong at FOX

It's time to stop playing games. (Card/Courtesy of Allseeingeye2012.blogspot.com)

I've begun to worry that there's something wrong at FOX;
Something in the air that leaves you dumber than an ox.
Maybe it's the water - but the toxic atmosphere
Puts the friends of FOX at risk.  The evidence is clear.

Look at poor Sean Hannity...  The man has lost his mind:
Interviewing any crazy person he can find,
Calling for an insurrection by the nuts with guns
If they grow unhappy with the way the country runs.

I fear it's contagious 'cause I've watched the symptoms spread,
Permeating sufferers with governmental dread,
Causing paranoia and a blindness to the facts.
It is time the Centers for Disease Control team acts.

There's still hope for Hannity's recovery... Look at Beck.
By the time that Glenn left FOX the poor man was a wreck.
He's improving - slowly - though his brain was, almost, mush.
CDC must find the problem's source. (I'd start with Rush.)

Car Woes

Because a flat tire is a relatively common experience, it pays to be ...
FYI - Do NOT drive on a flat tire.

Car's at the mechanics, with my youngest home from school,
Stranded 'cause his older brother acted like a fool.
Drove the car into a ditch and so, until it's fixed
All the plans we'd made for this vacation must be nixed.

No-one's hurt (except the car) but, if you're keeping score,
With this latest accident my oldest has had 4.
Guess who won't be driving in his mother's beat up car.
Parent's grow unhappy when their kids push them too far.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The 118th Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., breaks the tape to win the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston
Congratulations to men's winner Meb Keflezighi of San Diego, CA

Praying Boston's Marathon is run without a hitch.
Weather's looking perfect; 'though our winters are a bitch
There is nothing prettier than Massachusetts' spring.
Still, you wouldn't catch me running. Not for anything.

Not because the terrorists have made me too afraid;
It's because I couldn't run...  Not even were I paid.
Why does someone choose to run until their feet have bled?
First to run a marathon (Pheidippides) dropped dead.

Why would runners put themselves through agony like that?
My knees hurt just thinking of it.  I'm too old and fat.
If I go I'll bring a chair and cheer as they go by
But I guarantee that's not a sport I'm gonna try.

niteowl1970 , Apr 17, 2012

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Day Before Easter Limerick


Today I am not in the mood.
Forgive me. I know that sounds rude.
There's too much to do;
Can't write rhymes for you.
I have to go shopping for food.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Unsolicited Advice for Polar Plungers


Oldest son, in college, soaks up knowledge like a sponge
And was smart enough that he declined the Polar Plunge.
Several friends have called him out ('though I'm not naming names)
And, 'til someone dies, I'm sure it's all just fun and games.

Sadly, in New Hampshire, yesterday, somebody did...
Jumped into the water as the on-line challenge bid.
Now his friends and family grieve the loss of this young man.
Prompting local colleges to institute a ban.

Just because your friends jump off a bridge, it doesn't mean
You should dive in with them and be dead before 19.
Find another stupid thing to challenge friends to do;
One that doesn't leave you dripping wet and turning blue.

Taking the Polar Plunge (Photo/Courtesy of WMUR)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Question Authorities

The mother of one of the missing victims of the ferry disaster in South Korea. (Photo/euronews.com)

Hundreds are still missing and the hopes for rescue shrank
As a second night descended on the tragic scene.
I feel my heart breaking...  I'm the mother of a teen.

There are some survivors.  They ignored what they were told;
Left their cabins, put on vests, and braved the bitter cold.
Those who were obedient went back into their room;
Listened to authorities who sent them to their doom.

On the day the towers fell they also said to wait.
Those who listened to instructions left it 'til too late.
Maybe we should teach our kids the first thing to be done
If the shit has hit the fan - drop everything and run.

Don't let someone tell them things are going to be fine.
When the threat is serious don't meekly fall in line.
Question the authorities 'cause they're not always right.
Run goddammit! Save yourself - and me - from such a plight.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Russian FOX News

The Russian version of  Bill O'Reilly; Dmitry Kiselyov

In a propaganda war it's hard to know what's true.
Both sides may be lying...  We know Putin's told a few.
Russian news claims Nazi sympathizers rule Ukraine,
Backed by U.S. Special Forces.  Clearly, that's insane.

Russians must believe it though 'cause many of them call
For new annexations in Ukraine...  Don't want it all.
Just the eastern bits (the part with mines and rich farmland)
And, if we don't like it, we are welcome to pound sand.

Russians seem to think their country's only lending aid,
It's as if they're trying to form rational world views
When their only source of information's like FOX News.