Archive for December 2015

Donald Trump: A knight in shining armor? Humbug!

  “You have to treat ’em like shit.”  [Donald Trump talking about women in 1992. bustle.com]   Trump on the hustings without the least hintin’ Decried the immoral behavior of Clinton. “I’ll treat women better,” said he with a smile. Which proves beyond doubt that he is in denial.   [Answers to “Testing your Xmas... Read more »

Jeb and the selfie

  “Bush addressed the selfie question with the characteristic wonkishness that many of his supporters once thought would help him nab the GOP nomination. ‘It’s cooler to do it diagonally rather than straight up, remember that,” said Bush. “And it is better to do it higher than lower because you look skinnier.'” [msnbc.com/msnbc/jeb-bush-selfie]   How to... Read more »

Breaking news: A very perilous present

  “It turns out that maneuvering a hoverboard is not as easy as it looks, and people are wiping out on them. To make matters worse, fiendish friends and family members are uploading videos of these wipeouts to social media.” [today.com]   This Christmas she was gifted with A trendy toy: a hoverboard. She got... Read more »
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In the afterglow of Christmas

  The trouble with Christmas it comes and goes fast. Like all the good things in life, it doesn’t last. So we should be saddened; Instead let’s be  gladdened To think on the joy of the Christmas just passed.

Testing your Xmas carol I.Q.

Given the words of stanzas usually not sung, can you identify the following traditional Christmas favorites?  [This quiz is indebted to  ChicagoNow blogger Margaret Serious’s post “Christmas carols with words worth defending”] 1. Then let us all with one accord// Sing praises to our heavenly Lord. 2. O morning stars, together// Proclaim the holy birth//... Read more »

Donald Trump and the politics of the gutter

“Even a race to Obama, she was gonna beat Obama. I don’t know who would be worse, I don’t know, how could it be worse? But she was going to beat — she was favored to win — and she got schlonged, she lost, I mean she lost,” Trump said, using a vulgar Yiddish word... Read more »
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Steve Harvey's beauty of a blunder

  Steve Harvey was really amiss When he named the victorious Miss. On the live TV set He  was filled with regret And apologized for his reMiss.      

We don't need an epidemic of Santas

{The following verse came about after I read “Too Many Santas” by ChicagoNow blogger One Bad Mom]   There’re far too many Santa Clauses Shilling  for commercial bosses. The spirit of Christmas is in ourselves And doesn’t depend on roundabout elves.

Plutocracy and the obsolescent Middle Class

  It’s been nice knowing you, Middle Class. For you’ve  virtually vanished, alas But it shouldn’t surprise Since the One-Percent buys Votes to get their bills needed to pass.  
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Why Putin endorses Donald Trump

This should make the Far Right hotter: Trump has Putin’s imprimatur. Putin likes Trump, though he’s crass, Because he knows a horse’s ass.