May the ghost of T. S. Eliot forgive me. I first wrote this a little more than a year ago. This is a slightly revised version... a little better, I hope.Let us go then, you and I,Before Tea Party politics passes us each byLike a patient etherized upon a table;Let us go, through Washington's K Street,The … Continue reading The Swan Song of N. Leroy Gingrich (version 2.0)
May the ghost of T. S. Eliot forgive me.Let us go then, you and I, Before Right politics passes both of us by Like a patient etherized upon a table; Let us go, through certain Washington streets, The lobbyists' retreats And chicken dinners in one-night swank hotels And taking time for whatever sells Lobbyists that … Continue reading The Swan Song of N. Leroy Gingrich
Many on the right say that they want smaller government, but their politicians have yet to prove that they agree. When they get in, the government grows and spends. And what does it do with the money it takes in as it grows? It provides it to the rich (or spends it on them). As … Continue reading Song Parody: Pack Up You Dollars
OK, OK. I'll admit it: Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" is a beautiful song. But does that stop me from parodying it?Not on your life!It's All Over Now, Alberto, YouYou must leave now, take what you need, you think will last.But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast.Yonder stands … Continue reading It’s All Over Now, Alberto, You
With the death of Betty Hutton last weekend, we’ve all been hearing, over and over, her rendition (along with Howard Keel) of “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” from the movie version of Annie Get Your Gun. Each time, I am reminded (of all things) of Republican attitudes towards electoral shenanigans and, of … Continue reading Anything You Can Do
I seem to have developed a fan club of sorts, a small group of rightwingers who are angered enough by what I write to return again and again to this blog--driving my numbers up each day for the past week or so.What makes them really bonkers is that I moderate comments on this blog, and … Continue reading Ah! Success!
Yesterday, in a comment on a post of another parody poem in a post of it on The Daily Kos, I was asked if I could do one on Dick Cheney. I did, and presented it as a comment.This morning, I reworked it a bit, and offer it as a bit of breakfast amusement (for … Continue reading Cheney: "I Am a Crock"