Category Archive: social commentary

May 09 2013

On Monsters

He’s a monster; he’s not human— He’s the devil in disguise! The embodiment of evil; You can see it in his eyes! No iota of morality No evidence of soul Where a man should have a human heart This demon has a hole. His behavior was horrific— Inexcusable, in fact; No real human could have …

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Apr 04 2013

The Joys Of A Level Playing Field

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”–Anatole France Freedoms and rights are not delicate things Cos inalienably, they exist— They’re the rights of all men, whether peasants or kings And I’m setting them down in a …

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Mar 30 2013

Writing For The New York Times Isn’t Rocket Science

He made a mean lasagna And was quite a dad indeed, But what really made him stand apart Was how he wrote a lede— Now, there’s some that lede with puzzles, And there’s me, that ledes with rhymes But cheap clichés won’t work At the respected New York Times His devotion to his family Was …

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Mar 16 2013

God Is Pro-Choice (Just Anti-Woman)

When God created humankind And said that they were free He showed nothing’s more important than a choice. He could save us from damnation In a heartbeat, but you see, It’s important that He’s given us a voice. If eternity in torture Is acceptable to God As the risk you take for freedom while on …

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Feb 08 2013

“Men And Women Aren’t Equal”

“Men and Women aren’t equal”, she wrote— Just one of those stories you read now and then. The truth, which the article fails, though, to note: Women aren’t equal, and neither are men. You won’t want to read it without a central nervous system depressant of choice, but foxnews.com has an opinion piece “To be …

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Jan 04 2013

The Problem With The VAWA

A woman lies battered and bleeding and bruised, As so often, reports CNN And as always, a clamor—a group much abused— Won’t somebody think of the men? In a CNN opinion piece, Senator Patty Murray writes of yet another example of the failure of the Republican leadership to do the right thing: This week, just …

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Dec 30 2012

If Only…

If she puts up a fight… If only she wouldn’t have struggled If only she wouldn’t have fought If only she hadn’t defended herself If she’d just given up, as she ought If she does not… If only she’d put up a struggle If only she’d put up a fight She should have defended her …

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Dec 10 2012

Equality Stops At The Border

I’ve been following, as best as an ignorant mollusk can, the analysis of the recent decisions by the Supreme Court to take on a couple of cases on same-sex marriage. Ed has done a great job dissecting the choice, and today the New York Times has a really useful sidebar on it. What I can’t …

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Dec 01 2012

Be Prepared (To Buy Your Christmas Tree Elsewhere)

This post is part of a blogosphere protest against the discriminatory practices of the Boy Scouts. Remember, if you buy a Christmas tree this season, that there are plenty of places to get them that do not support institutional homophobia and prejudice. Be prepared! That’s the Boy Scout’s marching song Be prepared! Though your moral …

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Nov 26 2012

Wait–Voting Again, Already?

It’s Time–that is, it’s time for Time, If I could make that clear For me to plead for votes, in rhyme, For Person Of The Year. Yep, Time Magazine is getting ready to name their Person of the Year. There are the usual politicians (failed and successful), the usual power brokers (failed and successful), the …

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