Friday, September 28, 2012

Did Calvin Trillin Become A Poet Because His Feet Are Longfellows???

Well, the TagCrowd site is still dark as they are "fluffing their clouds" and this blogger is giving other word cloud generators a try. So far, the TagCrowd's competitors leave a little to be desired. In the meantime (as you dry your tears for this poor blogger), Calvin Trillin wrote an ode to Big Love's sneer at the 47% of U.S. voters who won't vote for him. 47 is good estimate of Big Love's and the Big Doofus' combined IQ scores. If this is (fair & balanced) doggerel, so be it.

[x The Nation]
I’ve Got The Mitt Thinks I’m A Moocher, A Taker Not A Maker, Blues
By Calvin Trillin

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(Sung by three members of the 47 percent)

Well, I work two jobs, and that makes for a kinda
long day.

And the boss deducts the payroll tax that I’ve gotta

With sales tax too, I kinda thought I was paying my

I’ve got the Mitt thinks I’m a moocher, a taker not a
maker, blues.

Well, the wife and I took retirement some years ago.

And Social Security accounts for most of our

Though we contributed to that so we’d have it there
to use.

I’ve got the Mitt thinks I’m a moocher, a taker not a
maker, blues.

Well, I went to Nam while Mitt went on his mission
to France.

A buddy needed rescuin’ and I thought, “Well, I’ll
take a chance.”

A wounded-vet pension’s not the salary that I would

I’ve got the Mitt thinks I’m a moocher, a taker not a
maker, blues.

(All, in chorus)

Yes, he thinks we’re bums, and work is something we
would refuse.

Entitlements, he says, are what we just live to abuse.
With his fat-cat friends, what he says about us is


So some of us moochers would sure like to see him

We’ve got the Mitt thinks that we’re moochers,
takers and not makers, blues.

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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