Must Remembrances of Veterans Past
He stoops to lift a lasting boy, Among Memorials fair, Not far from Lee and Douglass, Where Lincoln’s in the air… What red red rose could honor those Supremely soldiers strife? Declaring love, restoring love, The rose they gave is life. Rose, everafter redder rose, Steadfastly soldiers will, Restoring love, declaring love Grants gifts of roses still.
Portrait of a Protestor
Last Thursday, crowds poured out of turnstiles at Washington DC’s Union Station. Only a few people wore red T-shirts. Everyone else dressed like regular Americans on the way to work, play or pass time. It seemed like a normal day until I saw the man who looked like Santa Claus. For the first time, he wasn’t round or dressed in red. But for the gray streaks, | Read More »
Counseling Infidels: Last, Do Great Harm
The morning after, what can we think about Major Nidal Hasan? What do we know about this middle-aged male from Virginia, schooled in Maryland, a Muslim MD who joined the Army after 911, worked at Walter Reed, then counseled our brave soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas? As we dance around the horror of what this Poor-Performance-Major did, how many of us are quietly focusing on who he was, afraid to speak what they suspect is true? Does it matter? First, should we agree | Read More »
Fancy Nancy Pushing a Lie
Fancy Nancy pushing a lie Steals our funds & makes us cry Watch the voters wiser get Nancy’s worse than Antoinette. Scary Harry sat on a wall Spun some tales & dissed us all When the birds came out to sing Harry lost his power thing.
A Fuller, Fairer GOP: Lincoln’s Liberty Party
Change the name, it’s time we say, A party true, sublime our way, The GOP has had its day, Lincoln’s Liberty for all. Happy Day is here again, For all day long it’s clear again, Let’s hear the sound of cheer again, The conservatives are dear…. Again!
Belated Birthday Wishes
October was a big month for Teddy Roosevelt: he celebrated his birthday, married Alice, and addressed Brooklyn’s Young Republican Club. Stumping in the Cleveland-Blaine race, he described the Club’s members as having ”won for themselves so honorable a name for their upright and fearless independence, and who have yet had the good sense to show that, though Independents, they are emphatically and distinctly Republicans, and that they mean to reform and not to destroy the | Read More »
Solving a Problem Like Palin
Like many Americans, I’m not quite sure what to think about Sarah Palin. She’s a lot more trouble than Maria, and actually gave birth to all those children. But, as if her brood were beloved horses, Palin had trainers care for them, so she could race the track. A dwindling number of Americans comprehend that how parents raise their children matters. A few pay attention to what happens to society | Read More »
The Gift of Simple Truth
Sometimes the truth is simple. Its messengers are mostly meek: from Christ, Ghandi and King, to regular Joes like the Plumber and the Congressman. Response to their simple gifts is often vicious, hateful and prolonged…until enough people in the crowd recover their senses, one by one. In the last century, British crowds lost their heads and elected a dangerously untruthful Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister. Later, a dauntless reporter for The | Read More »
Do D’s & Don’t D’s
As a small child, I read a magazine many American children loved. It featured a Do-Bee and a Don’t-Bee: the Do-Bee flew around doing nice, positive deeds; grinning ear to ear, the Don’t-Bee stung the hell out of you every time. It may have been the same children’s magazine with vignette’s about GOOFUS and GALLANT, another quaint delineation between JERK and NICE GUY. Kids were supposed to take our pick. | Read More »