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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31 2012

Once In A Very Blue Moon

Again, for Neil. Because tonight (the night of his funeral, I understand) it’s a blue moon. (I did have http://freethoughtblogs.com/cuttlefish/2009/12/31/once-in-a-blue-moon-its-new-years-eve/ a few years back. I also actually have written a song that is a response to this one, but that was before I was a Cuttlefish, so you won’t see it here.)

Aug 31 2012

But We Thought That Was The Whole Point…

“Introduction To Congress”, the syllabus said; It was filled with the Harvard elite— The goal was to learn about civics; instead, Half the students just learned how to cheat. Academic dishonesty at Harvard. Harvard College’s disciplinary board is investigating nearly half of the 279 students who enrolled in Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress” last spring …

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Aug 30 2012

Headline Muse, 8/30

If your vaunted opponent’s not there But you still want your viewers to care You can still make my day When things don’t go your way By debating—in public—a chair Headline… ok, not a headline, the actual speech by Clint Eastwood. In case you’re just Mitt outta luck.

Aug 30 2012

Oohhhhh….. Mitt.

Oh, Mitt. My in-laws are so happy with your speech. Of course, as Cuttlespouse told me this evening, they’d vote for Hitler if he ran as a Republican. Lyrics: He’ll never use a compass When a weathervane will do; You can check his past directions For the way the wind once blew There’s no permanent …

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Aug 30 2012

We Hold These Lies To Be Self-Evident…

The speeches we hear are so flagrantly truthless— They don’t even hide their intentions— Let’s update the saying to cover the ruthless: There’s lies, and damned lies, and conventions. At least five times, Ryan misrepresented the facts. And while none of the statements were new, the context was. It’s one thing to hear them on …

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Aug 29 2012

Headline Muse, 8/29

Never mind that real people are hurt Here’s a chance to have fun slinging dirt So let’s cheer for our school Though the message is cruel With a brand-new Ohio State shirt! Headline: Ohio State mocks Sandusky scandal with tasteless T-shirt the popular women’s interests blog Jezebel has unearthed a photo of a red-and-white T-shirt …

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Aug 29 2012

Projection, Of Historical Proportions

I remember when believers Showed a missionary zeal They would meet you at your doorstep Just to show you God was real They would go to other countries Cos they had to spread the word They might learn a different language To be certain they were heard They attended church on Sundays With their families …

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Aug 28 2012

Headline Muse, 8/28

When the Maine-iacs faced relegation They reacted with well-earned frustration Though their shouts were in vain All could hear the refrain Of “Remember the Maine… delegation” Headline: Angry Maine Delegates Cause Ruckus During GOP Convention As the formal nomination of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney got underway, a very, very vocal minority of Ron Paul …

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Aug 28 2012

The Atheist Invocation

It’s a simple invocation And delivered from the heart; Just a message to the public As the meeting’s set to start For the welfare of all people, Seeing dignity and worth He invoked, not God in Heaven, But the council, here on Earth But the people didn’t get it— Or they thought that it was …

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Aug 27 2012

Headline Muse, 8/27

He’s a former Republican page With a problem concealing his rage It’s a terrorist plot— He myopically thought There’d be others whom he might engage Headline: Revealed: Militia leader soldier who ‘killed comrade because he left anarchist group’ was page at 2008 Republican convention Ok, this is horrible. As much as I expected this years …

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