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Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 29 2011

Headline Muse, 7/29

At the site of a horrible loss,The Memorial now holds a cross?The community centerWas told “do not enter”—Guess we know which religion is boss. Four individuals, represented by American Atheists, are suing to either remove the Ground Zero Cross from the 9/11 memorial, or to force inclusion of non-Christian (including atheist) memorials of equal stature. …

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Jul 29 2011

Headline Muse

The requirements just get insaner, Like a good triple twisting half-gainer If you do a good dive, You will surely survive— If you don’t, then you’re “pulling a Boehner”. (I’m trying out–subject to my time and other people’s idiocy–a new occasional feature, kinda like Ed Brayton’s “dumbass quote” and “badass quote” of the day. You are …

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Jul 28 2011

Headline Muse

The requirements just get insaner,Like a good triple twisting half-gainerIf you do a good dive,You will surely survive—If you don’t, then you’re “pulling a Boehner”. (I’m trying out–subject to my time and other people’s idiocy–a new occasional feature, kinda like Ed Brayton’s “dumbass quote” and “badass quote” of the day. You are encouraged to add …

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Jul 28 2011

One Last Dance

When Johnny was little, he played with his friends As the summertime slowly would pass They’d swim in the rivers; they’d hide in the woods And they’d frolic and dance in the grass, oh They’d frolic and dance in the grass But friendship is fickle in kids of this age So he had the occasional …

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Jul 28 2011

One Last Dance

When Johnny was little, he played with his friendsAs the summertime slowly would passThey’d swim in the rivers; they’d hide in the woodsAnd they’d frolic and dance in the grass, ohThey’d frolic and dance in the grassBut friendship is fickle in kids of this ageSo he had the occasional fightAnd names would be called, and …

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Jul 27 2011

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

One year ago today my brother died. At his hospital bedside, I sang to him–music, I thought, affects so much of the brain, perhaps this will get through. A familiar song, a catchy song, one he had sung so many times. Maybe he’ll open his eyes and join in on the chorus. He did not. …

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Jul 26 2011

Should I Be Cross?

I can’t really blame you; the pain is yet growing, With so many horrible losses But somehow it seems that your privilege is showing— You seem to have mis-placed your crosses. One of the reasonably local papers around Cuttletown had a political cartoon today that irked me a bit. Here’s a link–I won’t show it …

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Jul 26 2011

Should I Be Cross?

I can’t really blame you; the pain is yet growing,With so many horrible lossesBut somehow it seems that your privilege is showing—You seem to have mis-placed your crosses. One of the reasonably local papers around Cuttletown had a political cartoon today that irked me a bit. Here’s a link–I won’t show it here because, well, …

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Jul 24 2011

My Marriage Is Gay Today

Half a lifetime ago As chronologies go I was married, in upstate New York There were family, friends, And some strange odds and ends When we, husband and wife, popped the cork But today it feels strange As if something has changed Though our vows are the same, to the letter Because, as of today, …

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Jul 24 2011

My Marriage Is Gay Today

Half a lifetime agoAs chronologies goI was married, in upstate New YorkThere were family, friends,And some strange odds and endsWhen we, husband and wife, popped the cork But today it feels strangeAs if something has changedThough our vows are the same, to the letterBecause, as of today,Why, “marriage is gay”And equality’s oh so much better …

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