Sep 27, 2013

Green Jobs and Spam

I do not like Obamacare

Obamacare is what we need
Says Harry Reid, “You'd love it if you had the facts
Even with that stupid tax.
You will like it here and there
You will love Obamacare.”

"Would you like it for your lung?
Would you like it for your tongue?”

Not for my lung
Not for my tongue
I do not like it here or there
I do not want Obamacare

"Would you use it for your guts?
Would you use it for your cuts?"

Not for my guts
Not for my cuts
Harry Reid you drive me nuts

"Would you just, for this and that
Would you use it for your cat?"

For my cat?
Not even that!
Not for my lung not for my tongue
Not for my cuts not for my guts
I would not use it here or there
I do not like Obamacare
This is program we don’t need
I do not like you, Harry Reid

"You do not like it
So you say
So how about a brief delay?"
A brief delay
The heck you say

"And if, somehow, you curry favor
We can offer you a waiver"

But if it’s great, the way you say it
Hope can you want us to delay it?

"Why, with so many dis-affected
None of my friends get re-elected."
Oh, Harry Reid you are so clever
Why don’t we put it off…forever?

Sep 13, 2013

Ship of State?

Sail on thou ship of state sail on...
It seems to me you're drifting
Perhaps there's no one left on board
To do the heavy lifting
And if that ship of state breaks down
We’d better get a loan-er
Or else they’ll need to find someone
To play the part of Jonah
Alas, this mighty ship of state
Has proven to be crew-less
I guess, of course, that's apropos
Because the captain's clueless

Seeing likely outcomes
They know his course is reckless
And spotting not a single "feck"
Know likewise that it's feckless

But if you don’t agree then tell me why
The world is willin’
To put their trust in someone
Who resembles a Bond Villain?

And yet the fate of millions
Before we count to ten
Rests upon the efforts
And the skills of these two men

Can they get all this organized
And manage to agree
When one man ran communities
And one the K.G.B.?

Still, I remain an optimist
And I retain my hope
But in this situation
I’m counting on the Pope

Sep 7, 2013

Breakfast of Doubt

A question has been plaguing me
So much, I can’t ignore it
Do I oppose “whatever”
Just because Obama’s for it?

I struggle with my attitude
And strive for self-awareness
Because I know my President
Deserves a little fairness

I wish that I were certain
But talk is only talk
If Mitt were in the White House
Then would I be a Hawk?

Would I have listened closely
And say John Kerry sold me
As I was quick to credit
All that Colin Powell told me?

And then an answer hit me
One I suspect is true
The trouble that I’m having
Is really déjà vu

The rattling of sabers
The clumsy road to war
I haven’t lived forever
But I’ve seen all this before

Perhaps I’m far more troubled
That I believed the claim
That THIS administration’s
Not for doing things the same

They told us we should never move
Without United Nations
So why is our Ambassador
On serial vacations?

If every nation understands
Their acts were grim and brutal
Propose a resolution
Even if you think it’s futile

Person’ly I think it would be
Groovy, cool and neato
To bring the world to witness
How the Russians use their veto

Perhaps you missed that lecture
In your Poly Science class
You can work the world on climate change
But not on Poison Gas!?

So…it’s not some regulation
Or this or that appointment
Our failure to do better
Is  my source of disappointment