Archive for November, 2006

Our Banished VEEP (Limerick)

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Our Banished VEEP
By Madeleine Begun Kane

He’ll be banished from office, VEEP Dick;
Not his job, but his real estate pick.
He had primo House space,
But eviction he’ll face,
Cause the Democrats won.  What a kick!

(My Dick Cheney humor is collected here.)[tags]Cheney Office Space, Richard Cheney Humor, Election Humor, House Humor[/tags]

Recently On My Other Blog

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Here’s what I’ve posted recently on my other (non-political humor) blog:

* Ballsy Limerick
* Ode To Autumn
* Give Me An “A!” [tags]Limericks, Seasonal Humor, Ballsy, Orchestra Tuning, Oboe Humor[/tags]

Limerick For Bush’s Brain

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Limerick For Bush’s Brain
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The man who’s called George Bush’s Brain
Has been weakened. Yes, that much is plain.
I doubt he got kicks.
From Election Oh-Six,
Which was won by the Dems, Dubya’s  bane. [tags]Election 2006, Bush’s Brain, The Architect, Karl Rove Humor[/tags]

Post-Election Haiku Trio (Fox News, Trent Lott, Joe Lieberman)

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Fair And Balanced Haiku
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Democratic win
Is Terrorist Victory:
Fair and balanced Fox.

Joe’s Jive
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Joe warns: Compromise
And heed election’s lessons.
A not so veiled threat?

Trent Lott’s Revenge
By Madeleine Begun Kane

GOP misdeeds
Make Lott look nearly saint-like,
Enabling comeback. [tags]Election ’06 Humor, Trent Lott Comeback, Lieberman Humor, Fox News, Fair And Balanced, Terrorist Victory[/tags]

Hack This Limerick (E-Voting Verse)

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Avedon Carol says that winning doesn’t settle it, and I certainly agree. Just because Democrats won this year, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something about the integrity of our voting process and ensure fair elections. And that brings me to my latest limerick:

Hack This Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane 

A ballot should faithfully note
Each candidate getting a vote.
But election machines
Can be hacked and that means
Voters don’t have a trustworthy tote.

Update: To keep up to date with e-voting issues, The Brad Blog is the place to be.

(You can find lots of my technology, computer, and SEO humor columns, song parodies and verse here.) [tags]E-Voting, Electronic Voting Humor, Voting Machines, Election Humor, Software Hacking[/tags]

Haiku For A Former “Genius”

Monday, November 13th, 2006

I was amused to read that, in the wake of last week’s Republican debacle, Karl Rove remains “steadfast,” and that he believes the loss was largely Foley’s fault. Moreover, Mary Matalin still views Rove as “the Zen master of movement politics.” 

I think it’s time for a new haiku:

Haiku For A Former “Genius”
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dream of Bush’s Brain:
Permanent Majority,
Surgic’ly removed. [tags]Karl Rove Humor, Election Humor, Bush’s Brain, The Architect, Permanent Republican Majority[/tags]

Recently On My Other (Non-Political) Blog

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Here’s what I’ve posted recently on my other (non-political humor) blog:

* How To Become An Insomniac
* Office Party Follies
* Contending With Time
* A Squirrely Lesson
[tags]Workplace Party Humor, Time Management Humor, Self-Help Humor, Insomnia Humor, Squirrel Humor[/tags]

Mad Kane Gets Greedy

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Needless to say, I’m very happy about Tuesday’s election results.  And yet, I can’t resist the impulse to get just a little bit greedy:

Mad Kane Gets Greedy (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I am blissful, contented, and happy.
The election results weren’t crappy.
But for pleasure inflated,
To make me elated,
Impeach Cheney/Bush. Make it snappy!


And now some links, for your reading pleasure:
* Dems Sing ‘Our House Is A Very, Very, Very Blue House’
* Carnival of Satire
* Kicking Elephants and Taking Names
* Carnival of the Vanities
* Personal Growth Carnival
[tags]Election Humor, Impeachment Humor, Cheney/Bush Humor[/tags]

A Convenient Noose

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

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, which just happened to be announced two days before Election Day. Uh-huh … right.

A Convenient Noose (Haiku)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Saddam’s death sentence.
Serendipitous? Hardly!
Leave no scheme behind. [tags]Saddam Hussein, Death Penalty, Death By Hanging, Election Day Humor, SNL’s Churchlady [/tags]

Bush and Cheney’s Blunderland (Song Parody)

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Chalk it up to pre-election delirium, but I just wrote a Bush-Cheney song parody to Winter Wonderland, without realizing that I used the same tune back in 2004 for a pre-election song parody.  Fortunately, a bad memory does have some benefits, so the lyrics are quite different. Here’s my new one:

Bush and Cheney’s Blunderland (Sing to Winter Wonderland)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Rummy’s great, and he’s staying.
No debate. Stop your braying.
“Fantastic” at war!
Bush Rummy adores.
Welcome to Bush/Cheney’s Blunderland.

War is hard, but we’re winning.
GOP, lies and spinning.
Our war in Iraq
Is really on track.
Welcome to Bush/Cheney’s Blunderland.

Bush and Rove are great at building straw men.
Then they proudly knock their straw men down.
Dub implies we’re traitors.
We’ll say, “No Man!”
It’s time to stop pretending you’ve been crowned.

Ev’ry day, they conspire.
Reckless knaves, thieves, and liars.
The Bush/Cheney reign,
Democracy’s bane.
Welcome to Bush/Cheney’s Blunderland.


And now some links, for your reading pleasure:
* The Worst Political Websites.
* I like Avedon when she’s in a snit.
* Don Davis’s Kerry: How Do You Ask Me To ‘Die’ For My Last Mistake?
* OneGoodMove has the New York Times’ latest editorial, and it’s a great one.
* Gary Trudeau Profile. (Via Alternative Hippopotamus)
* No Bush profiteering op left behind.
* Carnival Time: Carnival of Satire and Carnival of the Vanities.
* I sure hope journalists everywhere read this column and heed its counsel.
* Eric Schwartz sings his Clinton Got A Blowjob. 

Thoughts Of Elections Past

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

A pair of poems today — more serious than usual —  inspired by the latest attempt to swift-boat John Kerry, and Kerry’s finally finding his voice in response to the Rove orchestrated attacks on him:

When I hear Gore speak, I sigh for what could have been.
When I watch Kerry speak, I eye what should have been.
When I see Bush speak, I cry for our citizens.

Kerry’s mad as hell
And won’t take it anymore.
Late, but still welcome.
[tags]John Kerry, Tony Snow, Swift-Boating, Strawmen, Election, Bush Lies, Al Gore, Karl Rove[/tags]