Hatching Hypocrisy "Okay, so we have two Senatorial candidates who’ve pumped up their military records..."
Panning Palin "Is speculation that Sarah Palin’s speaking career’s starting to crash and burn just wishful thinking? ..."
American Idol’s Problem … Crystallized "Another American Idol season has come to a close and, once again, the wrong contestant won. Yes, the nervous guy, Lee DeWyze is the new American Idol, besting beating out the far superior singer, Crystal Bowersox. ..."
Brassy Limerick "A brassy old woman named Joan
Loves the trumpet, but hates the trombone. ..."
Robin Ghivan Makes Me Cross "Alert the authorities: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has 'embraced dowdy as a mark of brainpower.' ..."
Romantic Verse "I couldn’t let International Limerick Day go by without posting a new limerick prompt, could I? ..."
Limerick Ode To Edward Lear "Mother’s Day isn’t this week’s only important holiday. What else is there? International Limerick Day, of course, which celebrates the May 12th birthday of Edward Lear. ..."
Chuck Grassley Upchucks Hypocrisy "Senator Chuck Grassley, one of healthcare reform’s most vocal opponents, has outdone himself. He’s now trying to take credit for portions of the Affordable Health Care For America Act, bragging that he authored the good parts. ..."
Et Tu, Dennis? "Big news on the health reform front: Dennis Kucinich caved. ..."
Hayworth’s Marriage Menagerie (Limerick) "J.D. Hayworth, in an effort to out-wingnut John McCain in Arizona’s Senatorial primary, is claiming that legalized same-sex marriage can lead to man-horse nuptials. ..."
Ode To An Obstructionist "As you undoubtedly know, Senator James Bunning (R-Kentucky) is retiring at the end of the year … and none too soon. Embittered and unstable, Jim Bunning seems determined to inflict as much damage as possible during his final months in office. ..."
Subversive Limerick "South Carolina is a very entertaining state … if you’re into oddball politicians and very strange laws. ..."
Gosh-Darn Pols! " California Assembly’s decree:
The first week of March is “cuss-free.”..."
Dear Obama, Enough With The Voltaire "I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really tired of this line frequently used by Obama and other pols: 'America can’t afford to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.' ..."
Senator Bayh, Buh Bye! "Senator Evan Bayh (Pretend-Dem-Indiana) has announced that he won’t seek reelection this year. ..."
Vintage Wisdom "Are you a Winus Ignoramus? Do wine connoisseurs make you feel insecure? I once felt the same way … until I discovered that NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING, especially when mouthing off about wine. ..."
Ode To Weak-Kneed Democrats "In the wake of the Massachusetts election debacle, I keep naively expecting Democrats to wake up and smell the need to stop acting like patsies. ..."
Go, Conan! "A limerick in honor of Conan O’Brien’s Solomon-like decision about the Tonight Show ..."
Telling Tiger To Convert Just Ain’t Kosher "Up until now, I’ve avoided writing about Tiger Woods’ serial philandering. But Brit Hume’s outrageous comments leave me no choice. According to Hume, if Tiger Woods wants forgiveness, he must convert from Buddhism to Christianity. ..."
My New Policy "That’s it. No more vacations! Sounds a little extreme, I know. But strange things tend to happen when my husband and I have the nerve to travel or take time off. ..."
Shameless Republicans On Christmas Attack "Republicans have been treating Nigerian Abdulmutallab’s failed Christmas Day bombing of Flight 253 like a Christmas gift from Al Qaeda — something really juicy to exploit. ..."
Dressing Down The President "Removing the Medicare buy-in from the Senate health reform bill (to appease Senator Lieberman) was the last straw for Howard Dean. Dean says, “Kill the Senate Bill,” and I’m inclined to agree. ..."
Fight Firewalls With Kindle "My humorist pal Rose Valenta recently created a Kindle version of her blog and inspired me to do the same. Why? Because many employers are getting strict about web access, blocking employees from reading their favorite blogs and sites ..."
“No-Man” Joe "When it comes to health care reform, Joe Lieberman is acting like a petulant baby: “Wah, wah, wah! Dump the public option, or I filibuster. So there!” ..."
Dick Cheney’s Steno Pool "Somebody please explain why the garbage and lies spewed by Richard Cheney are routinely treated like they’re gospel. ..."
Testy Republicans "By now you’ve surely heard about the GOP’s proposed conservative 'purity test,' a ten-point litmus test advocated by James Bopp Jr. and others to weed out party 'undesirables.' ..."
Fraidy-Cat Republicans "According to Republicans, it’s way too dangerous for Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder to try terrorists in federal courts. And that seems just a wee bit odd. ..."
Bowing … And Scraping Bottom "Fox News and all the usual wingnut suspects are simply horrified because President Obama, in a show of diplomatic courtesy, bowed to Emperor Akihito of Japan. ..."
Stupak Stupidity "The Republican National Committee, the wingnutty Focus on the Family, and both groups’ donors are abortion-loving baby killers. Yes, I was shocked too. But it’s true, if you follow the thought process behind the Stupak Amendment to its logical conclusion. ..."
Stewing Over Stupak "This feminist is furious over the abortion-coverage-banning Stupak Amendment to the House health care reform bill. And no, Stupak isn’t a Hyde Amendment-equivalent. It’s the Hyde Amendment on steroids. ..."
Celebrating Sarah "On behalf of my fellow New Yorkers, I want to thank Sarah Palin for her generous gift to the State of New York. Palin’s leadership in driving moderates like Dede Scozzafava out of the Republican party handed New York Democrats a Congressional Seat (District 23) that had eluded Dems for well over a century. ..."
“Short On Facts” Fox "One of the silliest Republican (and Fox News) talking points is that the Democratic health reform bill is too long. ..."
Ode To The Weatherman "A huge snow storm (perhaps even a blizzard) is about to descend on New York City and has already hit much of the east coast. And that means it’s the weatherman’s time in the sun. ..."
Two Nights Of Big Apple Fun "If you’ve ever fantasized about a career in the theater, you owe it to yourself to see playwright Theresa Rebeck’s The Understudy on Broadway. ..."
Vibrant Vibrator Play (Limerick) "A period play about vibrators? It sounds like an unlikely theme for a Broadway play, but playwright Sarah Ruhl pulls it off in her In the Next Room or the vibrator play. ..."
The Price Of Facebook Friendship "Are you suffering from Facebook friend envy? Do you have a few hundred spare bucks lying around? Then uSocial, an Australian marketing company, is eager to help you buy thousands of “targeted” Facebook friends and fans and Twitter followers. ..."
Ode To Incivility "What’s with prominent celebrities and pols whose last names begin with “W”? Joe Wilson, Kanye West, and Serena Williams have all made unspeakably rude public asses of themselves during the last few days. ..."
Happy Birthday To Me "Friday, September 11th was my birthday — one of those traumatizing, ends-with-zero birthdays. So I told my husband Mark that, unless he wanted me to be a basket case on nine-eleven, he’d better plan something good. ..."
Tantrum Politics "Planning to attend a local town hall meeting about health care reform? Hoping to learn something and to express your opinion? Well, be sure to bring a pair of ear plugs. Because the only thing you’re likely to hear is an enraged, screaming mob. ..."
Our Liberal Media "Steve Benen points out the contrast between the coverage of two abortion-related polls: ..."
Waterloo Lies "The GOP’s spreading big lies
To ensure that our health reform dies ...."
Dear Senator Inhofe "Boohoohoo! Poor, innocent Republicans are being hassled by wingnut birthers — loons who would refuse to believe President Obama was born in the U.S., even if they witnessed his Hawaiian birth themselves. ..."
Kindle Swindle? E-book repossession via electronic invasion of privacy. If it isn’t a crime, it sure as hell ought to be.
Dueling Scandals "Senator John Ensign surely celebrated when Governor Mark Sanford’s soul-mate scandal took Ensign’s sex-capade off Page 1. ...”
Translating Sarah "Why does Sarah Palin need to be Alaska’s governor, when she has Facebook? ...”
Flailin' Palin "Help! I can’t keep those Republican governors straight. For instance, why is Sarah Palin giving up her Alaska Governor gig? Some sort of wildlife scandal involving 'dead fish' and a 'lame duck?' ...”
Ode to Mark “Sweet Talker” Sanford "South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford shouldn’t resign because he’s an unfaithful, lying, hypocrite … although he’s all that and more. ...”
De-Moralized? "I’ve heard some twisted rationalizations over the years. But Rush Limbaugh’s attempt at blaming Obama for Mark Sanford’s failings really takes the cake. ...”
Mark Sanford’s Trail … Of Hypocrisy "All the explanations for Gov. Mark Sanford’s absence — the recharging, the writing, the catching up on projects, the naked Appalachian Trail hiking — are officially inoperative. ...”
Steeley Plan For Health Care "Life would be ever so much easier, if only RNC Chairman Michael Steele had Barack Obama’s gig. For instance, we’d be able to solve our health care problems in a nanosecond. ...”
Doc Mockery "A nervous young fellow named Phil
Asked his doc if he needed a will. ...”
Pedestrian Plea "There once was a fellow named Mike,
Who was bored while out riding his bike. ...”
Ben Nelson, DINO … Or Dinosaur? "If you didn’t know Sen. Ben Nelson’s a Democrat, you’d swear he’s a conservative Republican. And that’s why the fantasy of a Frankenized, filibuster-proof Senate is ludicrous. ...”
Ode To The Deceitful Cheneys "The omni-presence of Dick and Liz Cheney on (as Rachel Maddow loves to call it) “the TV machine” is nearly enough to get me to toss out my televisions. ...”
Ode To Tropical Breeze Colonoscopies "It wasn’t bad enough that Sen. Jeff Sessions cited “tropical breezes” in extolling the glories of Gitmo. Now we have Sen. Jim Inhofe bragging about Gitmo’s health care — colonoscopies for inmates over fifty-five. Whoopee! ...”
Ode to Mike “The Poet” Huckabee “I have some new competition in the political poetry arena. Apparently, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee fancies himself a poet and has written an anti-Pelosi screed in the form of a really bad poem called Fancy Nancy. ...”
An Ode To The American Idol Finalists "Since American Idol is one of the few TV shows I watch regularly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t comment on the finalists and write a limerick for finalists Kris Allen and Adam Lambert: ...”
A Robot Violinist That Plays Better Than Your Kid? “I’ve heard some bad violinists in my day … especially back when I substitute-taught elementary school music classes. But amazingly enough, this robot violinist (while lousy, of course) is better than your average fifth grade violin student. ...”
The Dreaded E-Word “President Obama recently used the e-word in connection with his yet-to-be-named U.S. Supreme Court nominee, and the Republicans were (or pretended to be) horrified. ...”
Two Dicks “Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh have been having quite the love fest lately. Of course, they’ve always been in bed together: ...”
Ode To Fresh Faces “Republican planning is plain.
They want to rebrand, they explain. ...”
Quaking Over Handshakes “Newsflash via a Republican video ad: Obama is endangering the U.S. by consorting with foreign leaders like Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. ...”
Karl’s Roving Standards “Nothing brings out Republican hypocrisy like a nice, juicy U.S. Supreme Court vacancy. Take Karl Rove, for instance, on Obama’s potential nominees to replace Justice David Souter: ...”
Secession? Did I Say Secession? "For such a fan of secession, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sure is quick to ask for federal bucks. Hurricane disaster assistance? Check. Antiviral medications to combat swine flu? Check. ...”
Fox Pundits At Sea “Fox News “pundit” rants always look foolish, especially when they’re packed with gleeful predictions of Democratic failures. And most especially when their predictions turn out to be dramatically wrong. ...”
Dogged Journalism “At long last, we have an answer to these burning questions: What kind of dog will Obama get daughters Malia and Sasha, and when will he get it? ...”
Republican Road To Remedial Math “I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed the House Republicans’ number-free budget. And I’m looking forward to the expanded version they’ve promised for next week — the one that won’t have any letters in it either. ...”
Ode To AP's Ron Fournier “After President Obama’s outstanding performance during his second primetime press conference, the AP’s Ron Fournier had some column inches to fill. So, what words of wisdom did he share in his 'news analysis'? Obama really 'likes to have [his words] up on the Teleprompter.' ...”
Email Swiped From Dick Cheney's In-Box “Some Republicans think Dick Cheney’s making things worse for their party. Don’t believe me? Here’s an email I managed to swipe from Cheney’s in-box: ...”
Ode To The Laughter-Police “I could have sworn that Obama’s 60 Minutes interview was both serious and informative. But I guess that’s what happens when you watch something yourself, instead of relying on press accounts. ...”
Fuming About Hume “What delicious irony — Brit Hume bitching about blogger partisanship. ...”
Ode To The Easily Offended “President Obama was witty and entertaining on last night’s Leno appearance, and what’s the upshot? He’s forced to apologize for a self-deprecating, throwaway line comparing his bowling performance to the Special Olympics. ...”
Tough Negotiators, Those Bushies! “I practiced law for over a dozen years and negotiated lots of contracts. And, unlike the Bush administration, I always kept my poker face. Why? Because if you want the best possible deal, you must make the other party think that he needs you more than you need him. ...”
Dear Boss, Where’s My Bonus? “The AIG bonus fiasco has been very enlightening. Giving incompetent employees huge bonuses, so they won’t resign? And with taxpayer cash yet? What a concept! ...”
Go Away Already, Bushie Spinmeisters! “The Bush-Cheney spinmeisters refuse to go away. Last week it was Ari Fleischer, and this week it’s Dana Perino on CSPAN’s Washington Journal. ...”
Ode To Ari Fleischer “The stream of deceit that came pouring out of Ari Fleischer’s belligerent mouth during his Chris Matthews’ interview must surely have set some sort of record. ...”
Steele-Buyers’ Remorse “It seems Republican National Committee members are having second, third, and fourth thoughts about having named Michael Steele to be Chairman of the RNC. ...”
Ode To GOP Grovelers (Song Parody to the Mickey Mouse Club Song) “Who’s in charge of the GOP? Based on all the groveling and Limbaugh-tuckus-licking, it’s surely the guy with “talent on loan from God” … even though God foreclosed over a decade ago. ...”
Ode To Roland Burris “The (I hope) soon-to-be-ex-Senator Roland Burris is quite the word weasel, isn’t he? So I thought I’d join the calls for his resignation with my latest limerick: ...”
Obama Hasn’t Fixed Everything Yet? What’s Taking Him So Long? “I can’t decide whether Bret Stephens is nuts or just a really bad satirist. I’m referring to his Wall Street Journal column entitled Obama’s Charm Isn’t Working Wonders Abroad, in which he recites a litany of foreign policy problems and wonders why Obama hasn’t solved them all yet. After all, it’s been twenty-one whole days! ...”
D.C. Snow Job (Limerick) “Life in Washington, D.C. must be great! Otherwise, the D.C. Council would surely have better things to do than passing laws that require drivers to remove snow from their cars. ...”
Only Peons Have To Pay Taxes (Limerick) “First Tim Geithner, and now Tom Daschle. Anyone else getting tired of rich, powerful people failing to pay taxes, saying “Oops! Sorry! My bad!” and getting away with it? ...”
Irony Has At Least Seven More Lives “Once again, the media is debating the purported death of irony. Nine-eleven killed it the last time, and this year’s culprit is Barack Obama. Lucky for humorists (and their readers), irony apparently has a cat-like nine lives. ...”
Dear Bush, Doesn’t Your Brush Need Clearing? “Like The New York Times’ Gail Collins and so many others, I think Bush and Cheney need to take early retirement. Otherwise, by the time Obama is president, there won’t be anything left to preside over. ...”
Dental Verse “I think I’m becoming unglued —
Not my mind, but a cap caught on food. ...”
Is GOP Idiocy Real, Or Is It Memorex? "What on earth is the matter with Republicans like Rep. Michelle Bachmann and Rep. Robin Hayes? Not only do they say insane things, but they deny saying them, as if recording devices had never been invented. ...”
Memory Limerick (Limerick)
“Whenever I meet someone new,
I use memory tricks till I’m blue. ...”
Ode To David Frum "David Frum, infamous for fathering (or at least taking credit for fathering) the phrase “Axis of Evil,” took on the wrong person last night. I’m referring, of course, to Rachel Maddow. ..."
Sarah In Wonderland "A bipartisan legislative panel in Alaska finds Sarah Palin guilty of abusing her executive power. So is Palin contrite? Hahahahaha! ...”
Team Of Liars (Limerick)
“The McCain/Palin team now is rife
With liars, including John’s wife. ...”
Dear “Everyday Working Class” Sarah "How many 'everyday, working-class Americans' do you know who own 'a single-engine plane, two boats, two personal watercraft and a half-million-dollar, custom-built home on a lake…'”?
Did The Dog Eat John McCain’s Debate Notes? "The guy who almost never shows up for Senate votes, is apparently planning to swoop into Washington, fix our fiscal crisis and, only then, resume campaigning and debate. ...”
Bailin' On Palin? "How nice that John McCain is finally getting around to vetting his temper-tantrum-inspired, Lieberman/Ridge-rebound Veep pick. ..."
Sarah Who??? "Sarah Palin For Veep? I knew John McCain and his Rovian puppet masters were cynical, but this takes the cake. ..."
Engagement Bling (Limerick)
“I’m engaged,” said the gal to her mom.
“I’m in love and I’m marrying Tom. ...”
Kristol-izing Feminism "So Bill Kristol’s a feminist. Who knew? Yes, William Kristol, Republican con man, is oh so terribly concerned about the glass ceiling perpetuated by Barack Obama when he chose Joe Biden for his running mate, denying Hillary Clinton her shot at Veep. ..."
McCain's Bellicose Tune (Song Parody -- Sing to I’m Popeye The Sailor Man)
"I’m tougher than nails, I am.
I stand up for Uncle Sam.
The other guy’s weak,
While I’m still at my peak,
Cuz I’m tougher than nails, I am! ..."
Gray Matters (Limerick)
"Though young when I started to gray,
I refused to say, “Gray, go away!” ..."
Media Sheep "McCain’s a straight talker.
Ignore all his lying.
Obama is pompous.
He’s humble? Not buying!
That’s the agreed-upon narrative. See? ..."
My Confession "I’m married, but still like to date.
It’s good for my marriage — no, great! ..."
The Five-Second What??? "I guess I must have led a very sheltered existence. Why do I say that? Because I’d never heard the phrase “five-second rule” until my husband Mark used it as an excuse to eat some treat he’d just dropped on the floor. (And yes, we’re still married.) ..."
A Humorist’s Lament "By now, everyone’s surely seen Barry Blitt’s New Yorker cover, depicting Barack Obama as a flag-burning, bin Laden-loving, fist-bumping Muslim. Intended to satirize “The Politics of Fear,” the image is being widely criticized as reinforcing the very stereotypes it seeks to mock. ..."
Working Stiffed -- Job Hunting Humor (text and audio versions)
"Finding a new job can be a daunting challenge. But if you follow my simple 21-step plan, you'll soon be battling cranky alarm clocks, rush-hour traffic, and the "living for the weekend" daily grind..."
Musical Discord "'Your playing is way out of tune,'
The conductor informed the bassoon. ..."
Motor Boating Just Isn't Our Speed "My husband Mark and I were never meant to own a motor boat. Why not? Any couple who can’t figure out how to open their car hood, should probably stick to something propelled by oars. ..."
Guide For The Opera Impaired "There will inevitably come a day when some misanthrope, posing as a pal, drags you to The Opera. Don't panic ... unless Richard Wagner composed the opera, in which case playing dead will help you match the mood of the music..."
Irreparable Poem "I’m writing some verse about mending.
My deadline is soon and unbending. ..."
False Alarm My husband Mark and I have a weekend hideaway, a respite from the pace of New York City life. Our country haven is smaller than most; it was once optimistically measured at 400 square feet. ..."
Dear Obama "Dear Obama, your flight to the right
Is making me feel quite uptight. ..."
Office Party Follies "There are few "fun" activities quite so vexing as the Office Christmas Party; that obligatory gathering of bosses and subordinates, cronies and rivals, back-stabbers and back-stabbees. Plus a horde of husbands and wives who spend the entire night planning their escape..."
That's What The Law's About (to be sung to "The Hokey Pokey")
"You have to dot those i's.
You've got to cross those t's.
You have to seem so wise.
You must justify those fees.
And if you're smart and lucky
You will turn your case around.
That's what the law's about..."
Planning To Travel With Friends? Are You Sure That's Wise? (Humor Column)
"Your closest friends keep badgering you to join them on a trip. You’re running out of excuses and may be forced to go along. Can friendship survive seven days of constant contact? Will you loathe each other by the time you return? ..."
Email Hell " I’m out of the office right now.
Do I hate answ’ring email? And how! ..."
A Baysider's Ode To Queens "Both a county and a borough,
Part of New York City too.
On Long Island, yet not of it.
I'm confused as hell. Are you? ..."
Webmaster's SEO Lament (Sing to My Favorite Things from Sound of Music)
"Webmasters pine for more search engine traffic.
Some pay big dollars for SEO magic.
Hoping their keywords will get a huge rise.
Fearing they won't get that Google rank prize..."
Ode To Pious John McCain "The Philly Inq’s Dick Polman really nails it in his must-read post about John McCain’s 'artful dance with North Carolina Republican leaders, who have fashioned a low-road, anti-Obama advertisement that is slated to air on statewide TV next Monday.' ...”
Temper, Temper (Limerick and Haiku)
"A felonious fellow named Mort
Went to jail cuz his temper was short. ..."
McCain's New Campaign Slogan "John McCain has been having a tough time raising campaign money lately. So I thought I’d help out with a McCain campaign slogan haiku — gratis. ..."
Dear Spring (Limerick)
"Dear spring, you are late once again.
Yet you claim that you’ve been here, since when? ..."
Dear Ralph: Go Away! "I used to think Ralph Nader keeps running for president because he’s an egomaniac and a blowhard. But I’m starting to suspect that he suffers from Dubya-disease — he needs to feel relevant. ..."
My Family Needs Me (Limerick and Video -- Read It or Watch It) "I’m always amused when politicians and other public figures get into legal hot water and develop a sudden urge to spend more time with their family. ..."
First and Last Visit (Limerick)
"I’m allergic to felines; I sneeze
And I tear when they’re near—then I wheeze. ..."
Hillary Clinton Joke (Video) "I’ve been playing around with creating short video clips and I’ve finally succeeded. So if you’d like to see me tell a joke I wrote about Hillary Clinton and the issue of drivers licenses for illegal aliens, here it is. ..."
Why Are These Journalists Smiling? (Limerick) "I’ve noticed that many reporters and talking heads are almost giddy over Hillary Clinton’s recent stumbles and the rumored return of Barack Obama’s mojo. ..."
First Pakistan And Then... (Haiku) "While Bush and Cheney are busily threatening World War 3 over of Iran’s potential future nuclear threat, ..."
Ode To Our Petulant Prez (Limerick) "George Bush has been sounding extra whiney lately. The poor guy! Those abusive Dems have been torturing him, giving him a mere 98% of what he asks for. ..."
"'A charge account’s wrong to its core,'
Said the dad, who paid cash at each store. ..."
Heckofajob, Karen! (Haiku) "So Karen Hughes has resigned from her job to 'promote America’s values ...'"
The Poetry Of Rudy Giuliani "Did you know that Rudy Giuliani is a poet? Me neither. So I was really surprised to unearth the poetry of Rudy Giuliani. Here are six poems I found in the Rudy Reader: ..."
Problem Poetry (Limerick)
"'Your verses belong in the can,'
Said the prof to a man. “They don’t scan. ...'"
Message To Obama: Hammer! Don't Stammer! (Haiku) "This is starting to get silly. It seems like every other day, Barack Obama promises to bolster his lagging poll numbers by changing his campaign style and getting tough on Hillary Clinton. ..."
Pondering Condi "Condi Rice’s testimony this past week, in which she belligerently defended the State Department’s work in Iraq, was her first appearance before a Democratically-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. True to form, she blamed everything but the Bush’s many administration failures for the problems in Iraq: ..."
The Joys Of Winter (Limerick)
"It was windy and snowy. I stumbled.
Then I fell and my keys and phone tumbled ..."
Toying With Kites (Limerick)
"The sight of a kite in the sky
Is delightful and lovely, so why ..."
Time Travel (Limerick)
"Please stop all the clocks. Cut the phone.
Pull the plug on each ‘puter you own. ..."
Fishing For Company "I’m an insomniac and I must admit to taking a bit of solace at learning from a podcast that 'zebrafish - a common aquarium pet - can have a genetic mutation linked to sleep problems.' ..."
Television Nightmares "Do you want to lose weight? Then I recommend that you watch Gordon Ramsay’s new Fox show Kitchen Nightmares during dinner. As the good Gordon might (and often does) say, 'Oh my God!' ..."
Mad Kane's Gone Mobile, And So Can You "There’s good news for the on-the-run multitasker: Mad Kane’s gone mobile, so both of my blogs can be read on cell phones. And there’s even more good news — it’s easy to set up. How? I’ll tell you where to go … but first, a limerick: ..."
Spam Haiku "Sometimes spam frustrates me so much, that I’m forced to turn it into haiku. How do I do it? I simply mix and match phrases from various annoying email solicitations and turn them into Spam Haiku. Here are some examples: ..."
Some Dishy Verse "We’re discussing our favorite dish,”
Said the gal. “Please chime in if you wish. ..."
Petraeus and Crocker Face Hume Humiliation "I had to laugh when I heard about Brit Hume’s exclusive Fox interview with General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker “about the state of the Iraq war and their testimony to Congress.” What’s the matter — wasn’t Hannity available? ..."
Bush Gaffes Used To Make Me Laugh "These days I find Bush gaffes more sad than amusing. But I couldn’t resist this great headline: Bush backs ‘Austrian troops’ at ‘OPEC’. ..."
Mustachioed Men -- Downtrodden Minority? "Is the American Mustache Institute (AMI) for real? When I first read about it, I figured it must surely be fictitious. Either that … or John Bolton’s new employer. ..."
Dirty White House Complains About Gonzales "Mud" "Poor Alberto Gonzales! During those countless (and fruitless) Congressional hearings, Gonzales had but one job — protect George Bush. And so he lied, obfuscated, feigned amnesia, and did everything he could to muddy the truth. ..."
Bulletproof Backpacks: In Case Your Kid’s Classmate Is Packing "It’s mid-August, which means back-to-school day is just around the corner. And that in turn means it’s time to start shopping for school supplies: rulers and notebooks and pens and lunch boxes and calculators and computers and school clothes and … bulletproof backpacks??? ..."
Vladimir Putin -- Gym Rat? "Have you seen this photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin? Boy, that Pootie-Poot is majorly buff! ..."
Yet Another Snow Job? "I wasn’t surprised to hear that Tony Snow plans to leave his Bush spokesperson gig when his “money runs out,” and possibly as early as September. ..."
This Doesn't Pass The Smell Test "According to this odd story, a smoking ban in British pubs has managed to make British bars smell even worse. Apparently, the acrid smell of smoke is a delight compared to all the foul odors smoke used to mask: “stale food and beer, damp, sweat and body odour, drains and - how do you put this nicely - flatulence. ..."
Chinese Exports — The Real Poop (Limerick & Poll) "I was a bit grossed out to learn that “The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base has come up with a dung-for-profit scheme that turns droppings from the endangered species into odour-free souvenirs ranging from bookmarks to Olympic-themed statues… .”
A Lamb On The Lam "I couldn’t resist writing a limerick about the seven-month-old lamb that escaped a live-animal market in The Bronx, New York and led police on a several block chase before it was captured. ..."
School Daze (Limerick)
“I crammed for the test—studied madly.
But, alas, I’m afraid I did badly ..."
Weird News Snark
"I’m introducing a new regular feature today — Weird News Snark. How regular? That totally depends on news craziness … and Mad Kane laziness. ..."
Bloody Hell, It'll Be Bloody "That great seer, soothsayer, and visionary George Bush predicted Thursday that August may be a bloody month in Iraq: ..."
Chance Meeting (Wedding Anniversary Limerick "My wonderful husband Mark and I are celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary today. Happy anniversary Mark! This limerick is my gift to you. (How’s that for getting off cheap?) ..."
Bugged By Mosquitos (Limerick)
“Mosquitos are driving me mad.
Seems a zillion are biting me—bad! ..."
Captured By CAPTCHA "If you’ve ever registered for a site or an email list, you’re surely familiar with those frustrating anti-spam CAPTCHA forms. ..."
No Sweat Divorce (Limerick)
“'My husband and I are estranged,'
Said the wife, 'cause he acts so deranged'. ..."
Yet Another American Idol Limerick "As regular readers know, watching American Idol is one of my guilty pleasures. But it sure wasn’t much of a pleasure last week, when mellifluous Melinda was sent packing and Blake wasn’t: ..."
He's Staying! So, There! "No, I’m not talking about Alberto Gonzales, although Gonzo seems to be staying too – so far, at least. I’m referring to yet another Bush administration miscreant: ..."
Serenade For The First Sufferers (Song Parody) "I’m betting that Laura Bush can finally say goodbye to her relatively high approval numbers. Why? Because on this morning’s Today Show, Laura said something to Anne Curry that’s way beyond obnoxious. ..."
ADD Ode (Limerick)
“Hey, doc, have I got ADD?
My attention span’s short as can be. ..."
Ode To The Lame GOP Gang Of Eleven "Please forgive me for not being all that impressed with the Republican Gang of Eleven, who supposedly hammered George Bush about Iraq and had the 'most unvarnished conversation they’ve ever had with the president.' ..."
Bush's Iraq Strategy: Here ... Catch "President Codpiece celebrated “Mission Accomplished” day by vetoing the Iraq war spending bill. Why turn down money he’s just dying to get his grubby hands on? Cause those mean Dems are trying to make him end the war some time during his Presidency. ..."
Bandwidth Blues "“I’ve no bandwidth for that,” some folks say.
It’s their style of responding, “No way! ..."
Keeping Abreast Of Bras (Limerick)
"There are gals who view bras as a gift,
For without ‘em their breasts are adrift. ..."
Merchants Of Hype "On April 1, 2007 U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham held a press conference in Iraq, in which Sen. Graham rhapsodized about buying “five rugs for five bucks” in a Baghdad marketplace. ..."
Yet Another Tax Filing Limerick "I’m afraid I can’t stop writing tax return limericks — probably because it’s a lot more fun than actually working on my tax return. ..."
Truth On The Lam "Rachel Maddow has an update on Orrin Hatch’s smear campaign against Carol Lam, the U.S. Attorney for San Diego who was recently fired by the Justice Department. ..."
Ode To Unselfishness (Limerick)
"My husband is great—good as gold.
And there’s no one more giving, all told. ..."
Form 1040 Blues (Limerick)
"There’s a tax form that makes me irate:
Form 1040, a long form I hate..."
Running From Mistakes (Limerick)
"It’s essential to learn from mistakes
And to not place the blame on bad breaks. ..."
A Rueful Rhyme (Limerick)
"Your inventions are brilliant, it’s true.
Yes, you’re smart; it’s your rudeness I rue. ..."
Guilt Springs Eternal "Spring has arrived. Do you feel guilty yet? If not, you apparently don't read women's magazines. Every March and April they're packed with "clean up and organize your life" articles. Stories with catchy titles like Spring Into Action -- Tidy Up Your House. Or Wash Away Winter Blues. Or Banish Clutter Now; Otherwise We'll Keep Torturing You With Articles Meant to Make you Feel Like A Slothful Bum. Personally, I'd rather read Why Clean? It Will Only Get Dirty Again Tomorrow..."
Interactive Taxes "Hello. Welcome to Taxtime, your Interactive Tax Preparer Program. Do you feel like doing your taxes today?
I see. Well, don't you think you should do them anyway? After all, it's April 14th..."
Sparring Over Spare Time "Do you and your spouse argue about how to spend your spare time? Togetherness can be tough to achieve when a couple's interests just don't jibe. But this contract may be just the cure for your spare time blues..."
Backup Blues "They told me to back up my drive,
Which has crashed—it’s no longer alive. ..."
Why I Won’t Use What’s-Her-Name’s Name Anymore "Here’s a good story about the hate-filled, bigoted venom directed at John Edwards, which was recently spewed by a person whose name I will no longer mention, because it only encourages her. ..."
Office Politics "Your career is at stake, you should know,
And you don’t want that guy as a foe. ..."
Mad Kane's Humorous How-To Columns At long last, my humorous how-to pieces about job hunting, planning a trip, going to the opera, visiting an art museum, buying a house, refinancing, dealing with insomnia, stress, and time, and other topics are organized on one page.
A Traveler's Net Woes "If your husband ever invites you to join him on a business trip, be sure to ask him these questions:
1. Will you ever get to see him while he is not -- technically -- asleep?
2. What will he do, if you accidentally lock yourself out of your hotel room in the middle of the night while you are not -- technically -- dressed? ..."
A Biting Limerick (Limerick)
"'Ow! My tooth aches,' a man told the nurse,
Whose answer was biting and terse: ..."
I Guess They Miss The “Good Old Days” "This weekend’s Senate session reminds me of the fuss Republicans made when Senator Reid and Speaker Pelosi imposed a substantially longer work week on Congress. Some even argued that the imposition of a 5-day work week proved that Democrats are anti-family. ..."
To Be Honest... "“In all candor” prepares me for lies
When it’s said by political guys. ..."
Blogroll Scrooges Must Be Punished "Some major bloggers (most prominently Atrios/Eschaton and Kos) have recently instituted a blogroll purge, eliminating, for the most part, all but the usual suspects. And to add insult to injury, they referred to it in Orwellian fashion as 'Blogroll Amnesty Day.' ..."
Ode To The Great Molly Ivins "Alas, the magnificent Molly Ivins has died. To call her a great wit and outstanding journalist would be an understatement. She has always been an inspiration to me and to every other liberal I know who tries to write political satire. ..."
Open Sesame (Limerick)
"Why on earth are CDs packed so tight?
You can’t hear them without a huge fight. ..."
Mess? What Mess? "From Dub’s State of the Union address,
Who would guess that our nation’s a mess? ..."
Marriage Catch (Limerick)
"Said the fellow, 'I need some advice.
Tell me how I can catch me some mice, ...'"
Bush’s Surge Speech: A Mad Preview "Another Bush war speech is on the horizon. Oh, goody! Actually, I’m not sure I’ll be able to force myself to watch next week’s speech, in which Bush is expected to announce a politically motivated “surge and accelerate plan.” But I’ve heard enough Bush speeches to sum this one up in a limerick, without even seeing it: ..."
Belated Apology "“Your apology’s rather belated,”
Said the gal to a fellow she hated. ..."
Musical Faux Pas "The solo violist played well,
With strong bowing, tone clear as a bell. ..."
Bush On The Couch; Dub On The Divan "Justin A. Frank, M.D., author of “Bush on the Couch,” makes a convincing case that George W. Bush is a sociopath in this fascinating Buzzflash interview. ..."
Ballsy Limerick " Although males come equipped with two balls,
There are men who ain’t ballsy at all. ..."
Haiku For A Former "Genius" I was amused to read that, in the wake of last week’s Republican debacle, Karl Rove remains 'steadfast' ..."
Mad Kane Gets Greedy "I am blissful, contented, and happy.
The election results weren’t crappy. ..."
A Convenient Noose "As SNL’s Churchlady used to say, “How con-veeeeeeee-ni-ent!” I’m referring, of course, to the Saddam Hussein death by hanging sentence, ..."
Bush and Cheney's Blunderland (Song Parody -- Sing To Winter Wonderland)
"Rummy’s great, and he’s staying.
No debate. Stop your braying.
'Fantastic' at war!
Bush Rummy adores.
Welcome to Bush/Cheney’s Blunderland. ..."
Thoughts Of Elections Past "A pair of poems today — more serious than usual – inspired by the latest attempt to swift-boat John Kerry. ..."
Ode To Lynne Cheney "The author of Sisters, named Lynne,
Thinks her party at all costs must win. ..."
Jeb For Prez? "George Dubya wants Jebby to win
The White House, Dub says with a grin..."
Mad Gift Giving Guide "Exchanging gifts, while fun in theory, offers endless potential for aggravation: Thronging crowds, ransacked stores, confusion, indecision, cash depletion and, finally, the belated knowledge that you bought the wrong thing. And even worse, perhaps, is receiving a spousal gift that you wouldn't buy for your worst enemy. Well, maybe for your worst enemy, but only if it's on sale..."
Tabloid Times "It's only May 2006, and the New York Times is already doing trashy, tabloid-style coverage of the Clintons. What's the matter, New York Times? You didn't have a juicy Iran-war-inducing story to plant on your cover page? ..."
Ode To Kenny Boy (To be sung to the tune of "Danny Boy")
"Oh Kenny Boy, the jails, the jails are calling,
From state to state, and through the world so wide.
The money's gone, and all the chips are falling,
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and you must hide..."
Frist And Hastert Rediscover The Constitution "Frist and Hastert don't care if the Bush administration invades the privacy of ordinary citizens. Nor do they seem bothered by the Executive branch's brazen power grab, evidenced by Bush's "de facto veto" signing statements, Congressional oversight avoidance, and sundry law breaking. But just let the Justice Department mess with one of their own..."
Faking Contrition - Song Parody (Sing to "Waltzing Matilda")
Cheney feels bad that he shot his good friend.
If you don't buy his story, you're a lib'ral Democrat.
Leave him alone. This harassment must end..."
Secret Shopper "'I'm not going in there. No way. Forget it.' My seventy-something mother's stance was as rigid as her words; arms folded across her chest, unyielding legs pointed away from the shop I'd just suggested..."
Auld Lang Impeachment -- Song Parody (Sing to "Auld Lang Syne")
"Bush/Cheney's wrongs won't be forgot.
Each one we'll keep in mind.
These evil men must be locked up
For all their many crimes.
They spied on U.S. citizens.
They lied us into war..."
Religion Humor I've put all of my humor related to religion in one place.
Bill O'Reilly's Faux War On Christmas Song Parody (Sing to "Get Me To The Church On Time")
"Bill says we're waging war on Christmas,
Spouting another Fox News lie.
Bill's rarely proper.
Loves telling whoppers.
Ain't nothing that his fans won't buy..."
Yet Another White House Leak: Harriet Miers Ethics Class Humor "Dear Staffers To the Smartest Man in the Whole World:
As you've probably heard, we've had a teensy glitch in the classified document leaks department: A certain fellow, who shall remain nameless, has been naughty lately, and the press is all over us..."
4 Sam Alito Limericks "There once was a judge named Alito,
Who's often called Judge Sam Scalito.
He's fond of state powers.
At labor he glowers..."
Fitzmas Madness (Poem about pre-Plamegate indictment anxiety)
"I keep scanning the Net
For some news from Pat Fitz.
If he don't indict soon,
I may go on the fritz..."
The Judy Miller Quartet (of Limericks) (Four limericks about Judy Miller, The New York Times and the Plamegate investigation)
"Ms. Miller has written her tale,
And as tales go, it's rather a whale.
Her memory's convenient,
On Libby she's lenient..."
Warrior Dub's Anthem -- Song Parody (Sing To "Strangers In The Night")
"Bush didn't pick this fight,
But he shall win it.
We must show our might.
That's how he spins it.
Bush is in the right,
Cause Dubya speaks to God..."
The Immoderate Pact Song Parody (Sing to When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again)
"The 'moderates' made a voting pact.
We're screwed, we're screwed.
The 'moderates' got their power back.
We're screwed, we're screwed.
Their deal betrays our democracy..."
The Don't Compromise Song (Sing to Let's Twist Again)
Words that make me shudder.
Yeah, "let's compromise,"
Words I've grown to fear..."
Injudicious Limericks A pair of limericks "celebrating" Bush judicial nominees Janice Rogers Brown and Priscilla Owen.
The Filibuster Song (Sing to Alouette)
Save the filibuster.
The Madness Is Back "I've been gone for two weeks.
Did I miss something good?
Didn't keep up with the news,
Though I know that I should..."
Cover Girl Coulter "The hate-spewing "pundit" named Ann,
On Time's cover did manage to land..."
AMT Owed Ode -- Tax Poem "The AMT's a sneaky tax.
Though meant to snare the wealthy,
It burdens workers to the max. ..."
Who Can Turn The World Off With A Snarl (Song Parody about John Bolton to be sung to the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song "Love Is All Around")
"Who mistreats his staff? Who's filled with bile?
Who can take a lovely day, and suddenly ruin it with hate so vile? ..."
Ode To Tom DeLay -- Song Parody (to be sung to "To All The Girls I've Loved Before")
"A Rep whose name is Tom DeLay,
He breaks the rules most ev'ry day.
He don't respect the law,
Thinks ethics are a bore..."
Dubya's Democracy Occupation "Democracy cannot succeed,
Said Dubya with a glower.
In countries that are occupied
By mean old foreign powers..."
The Real Reason Condi Gave Canada The Boot They say Condi postponed her trip to Canada as punishment for Canada's refusal to participate in Dubya's pet missile shield program. But I think there's a much simpler explanation: Condi doesn't want to sully her spanking new hot boots with Canadian snow...
How To Visit An Art Museum "There are many good reasons to visit an art museum. Impressing a date. Vying for a slot in the cultural elite. Some people actually go because they appreciate art. If you're a novice art fan, this is how it's done:
1. Your virgin museum visit should take place while you're out of town. That way, your displays of ignorance will be witnessed only by strangers..."
Ode To A Dull Drum Beat "Ev'ry ninety days or so,
A blogger's post appears,
That feigns concern for blogging gals
Who pale beside male peers..."
Traveling Baggage "Vacation travel. A time to relax, mellow out, let loose and forget your cares. To indulge yourself, boogie till dawn, gorge on gourmet fare. To spend an entire day shopping for a "must have" item you forgot to pack..."
Time's Madman of the Year "Time's person of the year
Is Bush once more.
Cause he's good at spreading fear,
And harming the poor?..."
Bush To The Rescue "Our huge trade deficit's no big deal.
According to Bush, it's easy to heal..."
Singing The Koufax Competition Blues (to be sung to "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face")
"A Koufax mention would be great.
'T'would almost make the day begin.
A word or two would be a boon.
I'd thank you night and noon..."
Kerik Alert "George Dubya's named his nominee
To head Homeland Security.
He's Rudy's man from head to toe.
But why Bush wants him, I don't know..."
When Radio Interviews Go Wrong "Every so often, radio talk shows give up their quest for amusing guests and interview me instead. I always welcome the opportunity to be exposed to a 4:30 a.m. audience of roughly eleven people..."
Is There A Reader In The House? "Republicans have quite a scam:
They load their bills with pork and ham,
And sneak in clauses quite unfair,
Whose merits aren't even aired..."
Ode To Starbucks (Humor column about cappuccino addiction, the Starbucks revolution, and life in Bayside, Queens, New York)
Halliburton Blows "Dick's fav'rite co
Has blown another job.
Losing stuff's their mo,
When they dare not rob..."
Bush and Cheney Horrorland Song Parody (to be sung to "Winter Wonderland")
"People die, for no reason.
People starve, 'tis the season.
A terrible blight,
Each night after night,
In the Bush and Cheney Horrorland..."
It Is Hereby Resolved "What is it about December 31st that spurs fantasies of self-reform? Is it too much food and drink? Seasonal exuberance? Lunacy induced by crowds?"
In The Year 2000 "In the Year 2000,
A man named Dub
Stole our Prez election,
Treated Dems like schlubs..."
Georgie Dub "Georgie Dub still won't divulge
The truth behind that telltale bulge..."
Yet Another Anti-Bush Poem "Lost explosives -- many tons.
Feeling safer anyone?
Bush forgot to mind the store.
Must not give him four years more..."
The Education President Song (to be sung to "I Write The Songs")
"Bush promised parents that he'd fix our schools.
That he'd make sure their children didn't turn out fools.
But all the teachers got were lots of rules..."
Sore Loser Limerick "There once was a man named George Dub,
Who debated and mis'rably flubbed..."
Top Secret Debate Contract Addendum "As most people know by now, President Bush and Senator Kerry have signed on to a 32 page debate agreement. But few are aware that they also signed a secret addendum to that agreement. Fortunately, MadKane.com has an exclusive copy of that secret addendum, provided by a DC insider whom I will identify only as Debate Throat..."
Mis-Education President Bush swore he'd leave no child behind,
A very worthy goal.
Instead, he left the states a great big budgetary hole..."
Unforgivable (to be sung to "Unforgettable")
"I apologize." Bush just won't say,
"I apologize." George Bush? No way!
There's a trail of failures caused by Dub.
He won't say, "I'm sorry." There's the rub.
Never before has someone been more..."
New York Humor All my New York related humor is collected on one page, including swing dancing in Manhattan, New York cabbies, driving to East Hampton, celebrity ogling, New York drivers, Long Island traffic, car alarms, tubing upstate on the Esopus River in Phoenicia, and Bill and Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua house in Westchester County, New York.
Quizzes & Puzzles You now can find all my humorous quizzes and puzzles in one place, including political crossword puzzles, 2 Bush Quotes quizzes, and quizzes related to marriage, gender communication, and more.
Weblog Related Humor All my blog related humor is collected on one page, including The Daily Kos Song, Weblog Wonderland, Bloggers' Rhapsody, & Linkers' Lament.
Ode To The August PDB "When Condoleezza Rice speaks out
Does anybody buy her?
It's hard to fathom how she fumbled warnings, oh so dire..."
Daily Kos Song A song parody about the right wing attack on the liberal Daily Kos weblog, to be sung to the Mister Ed TV show song.
Fact-Free Bush (to be sung to "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain")
"When the facts get in the way you change the facts,
And when facts get in the way, give facts the ax.
When the facts get in the way,
When the facts get in the way,
When the facts get in the way you change the facts..."
Health Humor A collection of my heath humor (physical and mental) in one place, including columns about insomnia, health studies, stress, and going to the dentist.
MadKane.com Hires An Ombudsman For years I've been flooded with emails challenging the accuracy of MadKane.com. At first I did what most publications do -- I ignored them. But as time went by, I realized that something had to be done. So in keeping with recent trends and in the interest of sound journalism, I've appointed an ombudsman who'd like to be known only as "Bud." Here is Bud's first report...
Education Humor A collection of my education humor columns and cartoons, including columns about the GMAT, music lessons, and drivers ed plus comic strips about Education Secretary Rod Paige and Bush's academic record.
AWOL Jobs "Our jobs are disappearing
To nations far and wide.
While Dubya has no plan at all
To stem this risky tide..."
Ralph & Rove "It looks like Ralph Nader is poised to announce another run. I guess he found this email persuasive:
Subject: What will it take? ..."
Mass Distraction "A Massachusetts Liberal
They call him with a hiss.
For wingnuts could there ever be
A better Kerry diss..."
2nd Annual Dubya Quote Quiz Can you tell the difference between a satirical Dubya quote and the real enchilada? Take the second annual Dubya Quote Quiz and see.
Oh, What A Mis'rable Failure (to be sung to "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" from "Oklahoma")
"There's a right wingnut based in the White House.
End that right wingnut's stay in the White House.
His lies are piled high as an elephant's eye,
And it looks like they're climbin' clear up to the sky..."
Satirical Poetry Page. To make it easier to find my funny poems about politics, the media, and other topics, I've created this poetry page.
St. Reagan's Song (to be sung to "Just You Wait" from "My Fair Lady")
"He's a saint, Ronald Reagan, he's a saint!
You'll be sorry if you dare to say, he ain't.
A fine bloke who's kind and cunning,
Beat the Russians, great with money.
He's a saint, Ronald Reagan, he's a saint..."
Dubya's Don't Blame Me Song (to be sung to "Good King Wenceslas")
"I didn't do it. Not my fault!
Maybe 'twas some sailor.
Banners ain't my thing at all.
I was with my tailor..."
The Spinning Song (to be sung to "Spinning Wheel" by David Clayton Thomas -- Blood, Sweat & Tears)
"Down is up. Up is down.
Spinners wield lies that confound.
Claimin' that our troubles really prove: We win!
Spreadin' Bush baloney, Dubya smirks as he spins...."
General Boykin's Ballad "We're at war against Satan?
A startling idea!
That explains all the hatin'
And mongering fear..."
Press Filter Follies (Dubya's Anti-Media Poem)
"An evil filter is the press.
They lie and say Iraq's a mess.
Though things are going great down there,
You'll never hear it on the air..."
The Traitorgate Song (to be sung to "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow)
"The scandal started with a Niger lie
About nuke matter Saddam never did buy.
But Dubya would not let that falsehood die.
It's Traitorgate, it's Traitorgate..."
The Traitor Tune (to be sung to "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain")
"If you criticize the White House, you're a fool.
Nothing more than an Al Qaeda pal and tool.
If you criticize the White House,
If you criticize the White House,
If you criticize the White House, you're a fool..."
The Blackout Song (to be sung to "Just The Way You Are," by Billy Joel)
"Don't go blaming
George Bush for blackouts.
Electric grids are such a bore..."
Yellow Bush of Texas (To be sung to "Yellow Rose of Texas")
"There's a yellow Bush in Texas, that's where he loves to be.
Where Dub can dodge the media, evading scrutiny.
He cries so when he leaves there, it nearly breaks his heart..."
Fabulosa Condoleezza (To be sung to "Mona Lisa")
"Condoleezza, Condoleezza, Dub adores you.
You're so fine at saying falsehoods with a smile.
Is it cause you're female, Condi, that they've blamed you
For your fabulosa fakery and guile..."
Antiwar Humor Page. To make it easier to find my antiwar song parodies and comic strips, I've created this antiwar humor page. It also has an annotated list of links to many fine sites featuring antiwar humor.
More Dubya Comic Strips My latest Dubya Comic Strips are Dubya Doles Out Democracy, Chicken-Hawk President, and Export Nation.