Limerick Ode To The Math-Challenged Media

Paul Ryan’s budget plan is both radical and fraudulent. But that doesn’t prevent an astounding number of journalists (who presumably count with their fingers) from treating it with respect and referring to it as “serious” and “bold.”

Limerick Ode To The Math-Challenged Media
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The math-challenged journos who laud
Ryan’s radical plan and applaud,
Say it’s “serious,” “bold,”
But his plan has no hold
On reality — naught but a fraud.

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12 Responses to “Limerick Ode To The Math-Challenged Media”

  1. It’s the same the world over. And then the demod start.

  2. oops! my typing’s gone to pot. demos

  3. Stan Ski says:

    Well, you know what they say… don’t believe what you read in the papers…

  4. Tilly Bud says:

    Do any of us have faith in politicians any more?

  5. Gloria says:

    Well said ! And in answer to Tilly Bud, no, not so much. 8/

  6. andy sewina says:

    Love the way you rhymed this!

  7. Hansi says:

    We are doomed:)

  8. pamelasayers says:

    Who can have faith in politicians, Madeleine, Well put.


  9. Elaine Spall says:

    I think you’ve got this one absolutely right (and write!) Bravo.

    Incidently I wrote a limerick today on my blog which should “appeal” to the lawyer in you. Seriously though, while I think the meter and rhyme are ok, I’m not sure last line has the punch of a true limerick. Let me know what you think. Thanx

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, everyone.

    Elaine, I stopped by your legal limerick post and posted some comments. :)

  11. Anomynous says:

    Here’s Congressman Ryan, whose rich friends are cryin,
    “We want to be richer, Boo Hooooo”
    His backers are millionaires who want to be billionaires,
    And they’re all psychopaths, tooooooo
    They were feeling neglected, so they got Paul elected,
    And they told him just who to screwwwwww

    That would be you.