Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier:
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the Boylston St. bombers’ brief career:
How demagogues avidly used the alarm
To bully their betters and make them disarm
And a people once free succumbed to their fear.
From the archive:
MAKING AN OMELET
It’s not optimal spilling the beans,
And far safer to hide behind screens,
Using cute comrade code
Such as “bumps in the road”
When an end’s deemed to justify means.
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Jimmy Carter’s the president when
Some insane Arab protests begin
And is justly rewarded,
Being rightly regarded
As a laughingstock ever since then.
THIS JUST IN!
More attacks from al Qaeda ahead!
Rising prices for milk, eggs, and bread!
Higher government spending!
Higher taxes impending!
And Osama bin Laden’s still dead!
There’s no need for a war on terror.
Just say no to the c’est-la-guerrer.
Everything will be ducky
As long as we’re lucky
And the terrorist makes an error.
Like a swaggering conquering hero,
Rauf is building a mosque at Ground Zero
– Where some 3000 bodies
Were interred by jihadis –
And Obama just fiddles like Nero.
These new guidelines are certainly odd:
“We must never denounce the jihad;
We must never demean
As they force us to worship their god.”
Kissed my loved one at the door.
No idea what lay in store.
In the tower
Not an hour.
Now my loved one is no more.
Last week’s limerick:
There was no one in England could match her,
Not one woman or man of her stature.
She was destined to be
In that Triumphant Three:
John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, Dame Thatcher.