Wednesday, June 15, 2005

bill frist on lynching: no comment

he Atlanta Journal-Constitution 06/15/05:

"WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) refused repeated requests for a roll call vote that would have put senators on the record on a resolution apologizing for past failures to pass anti-lynching laws, officials involved in the negotiations said Tuesday."

bill frist, who terrorized cats previously
and thus was honorare to doves and finches
has erred again, perhaps this time more grievously
in jettisoning votes to condemn lynches

it might be that frist has never felt
that lynching was an issue to be dealt
with, since after all his grampy lost the war
way back when in 1864

or maybe he feels such a vote could ruin
a reputation cast in...let's say tin
among the folks who spend their unemployment
drinking Jack and casting back
to old-time ways and their enjoyment

Thursday, June 09, 2005

good old dick cheney

Recall the old Dick Cheney?
the republican you liked to think
was cool and calm and seasoned,
his deliberations reasoned,
before the war-hawks spiked his drink?

or no; perhaps he always chafed
when Poppy held the reins;
all the tales of Poppy's raids
and all the enemies he strafed

whereas dick eschewed to fight
like Poppy's son dick thought it right
to safely sit far from the shit,
avoiding premature obit

today the irony is thick!
for far from meek is uncle Dick
co-author of the iraq curse,
dick cheney drives the goddam hearse

thankfully, Dick's christian faith
excuses dick's unlawful war,
not to mention abu ghraib.
so says limbaugh and his ilk,
in AM voices smooth as silk.

Ah, Dick - his measured tones now fill one's head
with images of bloody dead.