Posts Tagged ‘Civility Humor’

Not Everyone Deserves Civility (Limerick)

Monday, June 25th, 2018

I endeavor to practice civility
To the best of my practiced ability.
But Trump and his cronies–
All cold-hearted phonies–
Have earned NAUGHT but my heartfelt hostility.

Trump Staffers Have Forfeited Civility (Limerick)

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

If you’re working for Trump, do not snivel
And bitch that we’re not being civil.
Tearing kids from their moms
Without planning or qualms
Proves your pro-fam’ly stance is just drivel.

Rep. Broun’s SOTU Claptrap

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Although I have strong feelings about most things political, I don’t care whether Democrats and Republicans adopt Sen. Mark Udall’s (D-CO) proposal to sit together during Obama’s State of the Union address. I suppose it’s a nice civility gesture. But I just don’t think it makes much of a difference one way or another.

That said, I think the frequently uncivil Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-GA) reaction to the mixed seating proposal was absurd:

I already believe very firmly that it is a trap and a ruse that Democrats are proposing. They don’t want civility. They want silence from the Republicans. And the sitting together being kissy-kissy is just another way to try to silence Republicans, and also to show — to keep the American people from seeing how few of them there are in the U.S. House now. Then when people stand up to — what the Democrats are going to be doing when Barack Obama spews out all his venom, then, um, if they’re scattered throughout all the Republicans, then it won’t be as noticeable as if we’re sitting apart.

That brings me to my latest limerick:

Rep. Broun’s SOTU Claptrap
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Rep. Broun is a very odd chap:
Says mixed seating at SOTU’s a “trap.”
When “Obama spews out
All his venom” can’t shout.
Nearby Dems might force poor Broun to clap.