Friday, April 11, 2014

Somewhere, Even Theodore Herzl Is Weeping!

Mr. Israel (Sheldon Adelson) runs a close second to fellow casino-magnate, The Trumpster, when it comes to bizarre hairstyles — The Trumpster is King of the Combover and Mr. Israel has Orange Hair. Today, The Deadline Poet casts his gaze on Mr. Israel's pate. Several Dumbo governors went to Sin City (Lost Wages) in south Nevada in late March 2014 to demonstrate their pro-Israel bona fides to Mr. Israel at the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting at Mr. Israel's Venetian Casino. In return, the Dumbos hoped to receive Mr. Israel's financial support in the upcoming elections of 2014 and 2016. Thanks to the Supremes, Mr. Israel can spend even more money on pro-Israeli candidates. What a disgusting sight: pandering without limits. If this is (fair & balanced) rapacity, so be it.

[x The Nation]
I Dream of Sheldon With The Bright Orange Hair
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

Tag Cloud of the following piece of writing

created at

(Sung by Republican presidential candidates to the tune of “I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair.”)

I dream of Sheldon with the bright orange hair.
He need but beckon, and I’m quickly there.
The views of Sheldon are OK by me.
Always I agree, whatever they might be.

Many are the good things about him. I love each.
Mostly, though, I love the way he does free speech.
I dream of Sheldon with the bright orange hair.
He need but beckon, and I’m quickly there. 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.]

Copyright © 2014 The Nation

Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2014 Sapper's (Fair & Balanced) Rants & Raves

No comments:

Post a Comment

☛ STOP!!! Read the following BEFORE posting a Comment!

Include your e-mail address with your comment or your comment will be deleted by default. Your e-mail address will be DELETED before the comment is posted to this blog. Comments to entries in this blog are moderated by the blogger. Violators of this rule can KMA (Kiss My A-Double-Crooked-Letter) as this blogger's late maternal grandmother would say. No e-mail address (to be verified AND then deleted by the blogger) within the comment, no posting. That is the (fair & balanced) rule for comments to this blog.