Friday, May 17, 2013

Tempests In A -Tea-Scumbag

This blogger is bummed. Yesterday, he happened upon a 'toon in cyberspace that would have been cool today with The Deadline Poet's scandal-quatrain. Four panels; in #1, the First Lady says to the POTUS 44: "First, it was Benghazi." In #2, she tells POTUS that "Next it was the IRS." In #3, she moans, "Then it was the DOJ and AP." In $4, she cries, "Now, Bo — the White House Dog — has pooped in the Lincoln Bedroom!" The Dumbo/Teabagger screams of outrage cannot be imagined. Now, we live in the Time O'The Phony Scandal. The POTUS 44 needs to call a press conference and say (before walking away from the microphone): "F*ck you all and the horses you rode to get here." If this is a (fair & balanced) reply to a lynch mob, so be it.

[x The Nation]
A Week In the White House
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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Benghazi and the IRS
Already had the White House vexed.
Plus Justice snooped on AP’s phones.
A plague of locusts may be next. Ω

[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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