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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 18 2010

Two Books

There was a man who had a bookOf Things Which He Believed;He followed it religiously—He would not be deceived. The story in its pages wasThe Truth that he adored—The world outside its ancient script,He faithfully ignored. When someone found a falsehoodOr a small mistake inside it(Or even some tremendous flaw)He eagerly denied it. The Truth …

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Jul 16 2010

I Will Survive!

My original beef with Libertarians is at a very basic level–I disagree with a great many of their philosophical foundations. Now this–Libertarians are Darwinian? Well, selection might have maimed meAnd the old Grim Reaper claimed meMany years ago, but medicine kept both of them at bay.Penicillin gave protection,When without its help, selectionWould have taken me …

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Jul 16 2010

Now That’s A Crime!

I knew a man who broke the rules—As many others did—He didn’t troll through Sunday schoolsAnd try to rape a kid;He didn’t gag the doctors,Hard at work promoting health;He didn’t tithe the destituteTo redistribute wealth;He didn’t push for ignoranceOf reproductive choice,Or silence the dissenting gaysWho tried to raise their voice.Oh, no—this man was worse than …

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Jul 14 2010

I Put A Spell On You!

P-Zed reports on the Indianapolis public school system’s decision to block certain websites from their school’s computers. Nothing major there. But it appears (maybe it’s just a grammar problem–wait, in the schools? can’t be!), but it looks like one of the things they are worried about is that students would then have access to the …

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Jul 12 2010

Jesus On My Sheet

The cuttlesignal went off the other day–I’ve misplaced the link, but it was another case of pareidolia; a business was in tough times and needed a sign that everything was going to be ok, and then *drumroll, angelic trumpets* the image of Jesus appeared in a flag, or a towel, or an awning, I forget …

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Jul 10 2010

Free Verse

I’d shill for a shillingBut no one is willing To pay for the things that I write.I’d rant and I’d hollerFor minimum dollarBut no one is offering, quite.A couple of euros To stuff in my bureau’sSufficient for verses like these;Though some call it whoring,I’m begging–imploring–Come, sully my principles, please!If someone would shell out,I’d promise to …

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Jul 09 2010

De Media

The internet’s a funny placeFor learning or for study–Compared to books, a different pace,And apt to be more muddy;An ADHD metaphor,Abstraction in mosaic;A banquet for an omnivoreThat’s more than most can take;It’s drinking from the firehose;It’s rumors, lies, and flames,Where no one seems to care for clothesAnd people make up names.Where idiots who’ve learned to …

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Jul 06 2010

Octopus Picks Spain; Cuttlefish Picks Germany

With all those arms (or are they legs?)The octopus named Paul now pegsThe Spanish team to win the day,Or so the German papers say. With all those legs (or are they arms?)Paul’s pick makes Germans sound alarms—The credulous are worried sickSince Paul has made his octo-pick But me? I’ve seen the Germans play;I’ll go out …

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Jul 05 2010

Stoning Sakineh

In Iran, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani has been sentenced to death, by stoning, for adultery. There have been 126 executions in Iran thus far this year (as of June 6). There have been 30 in the US, as of last week. Pick a stone, and feel its heft;We want to make this last.Convicted of adultery,She should …

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Jul 05 2010

Plastic Surgery?

The perky breasts of mannequinsInflame the poor Irannequins;Because their lust could not be satedThey had the boobies amputated!Now, lest you think their actions drastic–Plastic surgery on plastic–The clerics claim they had good causeTo hack away at tits with saws;There is, I think perhaps, an answer–A cause as cruel, as dire as cancer: Religion is the …

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