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Nov 13 2013

At The Soup Kitchen…

We’re here to feed the hungry, And the homeless, and the poor; We want to help the helpless— That’s what charity is for; We’re giving aid to folks whose lives Have gone from bad to worse… And with every meal we package, We’ll include a bible verse. Our priority is helping So we give you …

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Nov 12 2013

Helping, And Not Helping

As bad as the news is from the Philippines, I hear the real situation is actually worse–that news agencies cannot confirm the worst of the stories because the normal communication channels that would allow confirmation are gone. I hear that what is needed is not shoes, not canned goods, not blankets… but money. Which is …

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Nov 03 2013

Today Is National Sandwich Day

I don’t know why Comeradde Physioproffe is posting a recipe for Squid Ink Penne with Arctic Char and Raclette Cream Sauce–as wonderful as it looks–you see, today is National Sandwich Day. And sandwiches are wonderful things. Both literally and metaphorically. First, the literal… Two buns diverged from a breaded mass,And sorry I could not, like …

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Nov 03 2013

The Insurance Scam

My insurance covers fractures (Like most policies I’ve known) Which is wasteful for the people Who don’t have a broken bone And it also covers polio’s Expensive medications Just in case it makes a comeback— It’s been gone for generations Why, my policy protects me From the rarest stuff on earth So I’m working on …

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Oct 30 2013

Wait–It’s JesusWeen Already?

Stack of pocket sized bibles

I hope you have your bibles, in a big stack by the door Cos tonight’s the night (it’s JesusWeen!) that’s what those books are for You can hand them to the costumed kids who plaintively implore “In the name of Christ the Savior, Trick or Treat” They’ll be dressed as saints and sinners as they …

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Oct 17 2013

Adopt A Shelter Pet

Just saw this referenced on Letterman: The cuttledogs are shelter/rescue dogs; I agree with Paul Shaffer and his daughter–why would you want anything else? October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

Oct 17 2013

“He Will Not Be Mocked!”

The congressmen were surely shocked To hear the scream “He won’t be mocked!” It’s not which words they were, but whose: Such language usually means Ted Cruz. During the House vote last night, after the vote timer had ticked to zero, but before the vote was called, a House stenographer made her way to the …

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Sep 24 2013

On Taking Sides, And Town Meeting Prayers

Our founders had their different faiths, and with those faiths as guides They determined that our government should not be taking sides That couplet, excerpted from this earlier verse, is the crux of the matter in Greece, NY. In the most recent must-read piece, SCOTUSblog, and author Carl Esbeck, dissects the matter of the case …

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Sep 21 2013

Yet Another Place To Tag “In God We Trust”

One task that falls to governments Of each of our united states Is regulating new designs That ornament our license plates. Some groups are favored: some are not— You know the trouble this creates— And governments start taking sides (in search of votes) in these debates. Wisconsin, now, will be the scene As two designs …

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Sep 13 2013

“In God We Trust” vs “In God We Trust”

The motto stamped on bills and coins Is everywhere. The phrase enjoins, “In God We Trust”. Unless we wish to be so brash As just refuse to carry cash It seems we must. The warnings come, so stern and dour From representatives of our Democracy Who crow that, when with cash we pay, “In God …

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