Category Archive: Politics

Aug 28 2013

Impeach… um… Eisenhower!

In my in-box, there was drama— We must now impeach Obama!— And a screed without one comma Made the case why this was so. Since he won his last election, This is cause for insurrection! (It’s assumed there’s no objection And the man must simply go) Once the president’s elected It has come to be …

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Aug 13 2013

For Governor McCrory

We have to prune the registries Of enemies of note— What sort of country would we have If everyone could vote?

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Aug 03 2013

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

“Religious Values” classes have been fading from the schools Although, strangely, their inclusion wasn’t breaking any rules It didn’t take a lawsuit, or a dozen, or a score Just… the Christian volunteers weren’t volunteering any more A story out of New Zealand, with a title I wonder if I’ll live long enough to see in …

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Aug 01 2013

The Best Argument For Atheist Chaplains Is… Christian Chaplains

From the US Army Chaplain Corps website: Mission Statement: The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps provides religious support to America’s Army while assisting commanders in ensuring the right of free exercise of religion for all Soldiers. In short, we nurture the living, care for the wounded, and honor the fallen. Source. We nurture the living We …

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Jul 26 2013

Article VI, Section III

When they wrote the constitution The framers thought it best To make it clear An office here Needs no religious test To defend the constitution To the clause, the word, the letter The framers knew What best to do But Congress, now, knows better A chaplain serves the public trust And Congress foots the bill …

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Jul 25 2013

Why, Oh Why, Oh Why-Oh (…Would You Act This Way, Ohio)

Attorney General Mike DeWine (Republican, Ohio) Is looking for an act of hate To supplement his bio He can’t be seen as gentle (He’s Republican, of course) So while Jim’s love John is dying Mike is showing no remorse While he can’t appeal the ruling (Which is really quite a shame) He can still deny …

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Jul 25 2013

How Did Your Congressweasel Vote?

It was only a little amendment And no one would really take note But of course, it would all be recorded (Check your own representative’s vote!) There are thousands of chaplains already Not one is an atheist, though If the Pentagon thinks they might need some It seems Congress already said “no”. We have patriots …

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Jul 24 2013

GOP Congressman Attempts To Prohibit Atheist Chaplains

If you need to see a counselor There’s someplace you can go But it shows up on your record that you went But a chaplain, if you see one, No one else will ever know– An alternative that’s clearly heaven-sent! If you choose to go to chapel You can get the morning off If you …

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Jun 12 2013

Privacy? Nevermore!

Once upon a conversation, I received a revelation— Just a tiny aberration in the phone line could be heard It was near too faint for hearing, all too quickly disappearing, And it surely had me fearing they had listened to my word But of course, there is no reason to be snooping for my word …

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Jun 06 2013

GOP Congressmen Debate Atheist Chaplaincy, Display Incredible Ignorance

Shockingly, Mockingly, Ignorant congressmen Pandered to Christians, and Put on a show; “Atheist chaplains? That’s Incomprehensible!” Members then voted Resoundingly, “NO!” Via the huffpo, video of the House Armed Services Committee, debating an amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment was quite simple: Sec. 502. Inclusion in the Chaplain Corps of Persons …

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