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Category Archive: Politics

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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Oct 07 2013

The Senate Chaplain Prays In Vain

The Washington chaplain attempts, every morning, To start off the day with a prayer and a warning A message for senators, angry and bold As it offers a chance for the chaplain to scold (They all say they’re Christian, except for a few, So you’d think there’s a chance that they’d listen to you!) But …

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Oct 03 2013

Eating The Monkey Brains

No time for anything right now, but I had to share with you a wonderful piece of writing on the shutdown. Charles Pierce, writing for Esquire, pens “The Reign Of Morons Is Here“, and it is beautiful. First, the succinct summary of the situation: In the year of our Lord 2010, the voters of the …

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Oct 02 2013

Did You Notice How Quickly The Free Market Swooped In To Take Over Head Start And Do It Even Better? Me Neither.

There’s nothing the government does, so I’m told, That the free market doesn’t do better So now with the government shutting its doors And the market cut loose from its fetter There is nothing to stop it from jumping right in— Taking over, and doing things right— Bureaucracy stood in its way until now, But …

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Oct 01 2013

“We Want To Patriotically Ignore The Will Of The Voters. Patriotically!”

The last time constituents voted, they noted That one of the issues was health care reform One candidate promised, “don’t heal it—repeal it” And promised to take on the nation by storm The nation, by whom they elected, rejected The notion that healthcare was nothing but trash The losing Republicans, routed, just pouted, And bought …

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Sep 29 2013

GOP’s Toddler Tantrum Tactics

You won’t make a deal with me? Two can play that game, you see— So now I will not negotiate with you! Since we’ve talked this thing to death Now it’s time to hold my breath— And we’ll know that you’re to blame when I turn blue Hey, you guys, it isn’t fair That you …

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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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