Archive for September 5th, 2011

September 5, 2011

Limerick Madness

Limericks recently posted to Mad Kane’s Political Madness Blog. ( ).

Try it. You’ll like it.

A fellow was trying to dine

In a restaurant rated sublime

He ordered fine wine

But it turned into brine

And rendered him quickly supine.


A woman was trying to dine

In a restaurant that closes at nine.

She appealed to the cook

With skirt raised to her nook

Stay open and have a good time.


A woman who felt she’d been had

Rode a carpet to ancient Baghdad

When she woke from her dreams

Disappointed it seems

She was clutching her mouse and the pad.


A fellow who always seemed game

Had a perfectly awful first name.

When he started computin’

He discovered Rasputin

Whose name of ill fame was the same.


Telecommuting is gratefully cheap.

And a handsome profit we’re sure to reap.

With the price of gas so stubbornly steep

Sales will slow to a skimpy creep

Making oil companies certain to weep.


A fellow who loved fine cuisine

Used recipes from a chef’s magazine

To improve on the taste

He used spices to baste

And a sauce he called beef almondine.


A fellow was hatching a plot

To quickly tie the knot

With a girl he adored

Who he little explored

But who came with a dowry and yacht.


A fellow who always felt free

Managed a 4 AM tee

Though his wife would complain

And offered disdain

To the tee so free our fellow would flee.

September 5, 2011

Let’s Raise Taxes On The Wealthy

The evidence is clear. Tax cuts for the rich have been a disaster for the country. The GOP is howling in the wind.

Right wing extremists have been in charge of government far too long and have engineered the greatest redistribution of wealth from the middle and working classes to the rich in the history of the country.

Consider: It has been only thirty years since this massive redistribution began. In that short period a new American aristocracy has arisen; one that has purchased and virtually owns the U.S. Government. It has a plan to capture the greatest amount for the fewest people. To keep wealth concentrated and carefully controlled. This calculated blueprint represents the greatest threat to democratic rule since Caesar crossed the Rubicon.

There is a solution to this egregious injustice.

Let’s raise taxes on the wealthy.

Image from the website Monopoly+Logo.

September 5, 2011

Obama: Failed Chief Executive

We’ve read a number of websites and posts that praise President Obama for doing his job.

Some of Obama’s accomplishments are listed below. But before we heap praise upon him let us remember that he proclaims himself a Democrat. Many of his accomplishments are what is to be expected of a Democratic president simply because he is a Democrat doing what he is supposed to do, in other words, just doing his job.

Now when was the last time you received praise for doing your job. Has your boss ever come to you and thanked you because you did what you were supposed to, you did what you are paid to do, you did your job. I would venture to say that such a thing never, ever happens anywhere, anytime in the real world.

So why would we praise Obama for just doing his job? A Democratic president is expected to:

  • Help the unemployed by supporting extended benefits.
  • Support higher ed by extending the tax credit by two years.
  • Support stimulus spending to reverse the Great Recession.
  • Sign into law other pieces of legislation of concern mostly to narrow special interests but nevertheless useful.

The president did his job. No special thanks required.

Now here are some of the president’s major failings and they are major:

  • Health insurance reform still needed as the issue approaches crisis proportions.
  • Wheeled and dealed with pharmaceuticals to gain support for deeply flawed health insurance bill.
  • Reneged on job creation to support deficit reduction.
  • Abandoned home owners faced with foreclosure even knowing many were fraudulent.
  • Supported Wall Street banks knowing behavior was crooked to the core.
  • Supported deeply flawed financial regulation.
  • Hot footed away from support for labor protests.
  • Supports job destroying trade agreements.
  • The wars go on and on.

It has to be clear to anyone who wants to be honest about the president’s accomplishments that the magnitude of his failings greatly outweighs his achievements.