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Gay Haiku: Jason Collins Comes Out - Do Young Fans Care?

Gay Haiku: Jason Collins Comes Out - Do Young Fans Care?
Collins Says, “I’m Gay” It’s going to be big news I wish it wasn’t   The upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated has a story that most will consider big news … I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a... Read more »

Taxes In Haiku: Republican Leader Says Norquist Decides For Them

 Taxes In Haiku: Republican Leader Says Norquist Decides For Them
  Concerning taxes GOPher admits their leader Is Grover Norquist   Sunday on Meet The Press, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted that when it comes to deciding what constitutes a tax increase, the Republican Party simply asks Grover Norquist and follows his instructions. In the midst of McConnell’s Palin-esque repetition of talking point after... Read more »

Amendments In Haiku: The (Limited) Right To Bear Arms

Amendments In Haiku: The (Limited) Right To Bear Arms
  First two Amendments One protects speech, one gun rights But they’re not the same   As the appropriate government response to the massacre in Newtown is debated, we’ll hear gun rights advocates making comparisons between the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution. Wayne LaPierre did it in his poorly-received speech proposing armed guards... Read more »
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Trayvon Martin In Haiku: Geraldo Blames The Hoodie

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Geraldo’s advice For black and Latino youth Don’t wear your hoodies   I share the anger of the vast majority of non-racist Americans at the way the “investigation” into the murder of Trayvon Martin has been handled. But even after I heard that police had run a background check on Trayvon and drug tested his... Read more »

Flags In Haiku: Half-Staff For Whitney Is Wrong

Flags In Haiku: Half-Staff For Whitney Is Wrong
Governor Christie Orders flags flown at half-staff For Whitney Houston   Pretty much every news outlet is reporting what I heard on television this morning … New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will order flags flown at half-staff at state government buildings Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston. The governor says Houston was a... Read more »
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