Tuesday, 31 March 2015


Once again, Holy Week is upon us,
And U.S. libs are shouting Hossanas, 
Lining the Via Dolorosa with a vengeance
To exult over sinners seeking redemption.

First in view is Trevor Noah,
Who laughed at Jews, shades of Shoah!
Now the king of jesters mourns 
Under a crown of tweeted thorns. 

Behind him, Pence of the Crossroads State,
Is getting hammered for learning too late:
Who gets religion ain't got a prayer;
So lay on, lasher, and the whip don't spare!

But as Pence repents and Noah atones,
Let the good news be spread:
It'll be a miracle, and make no bones, 
If either one can rise from the dead.

(Still unrepentant is the crusty Maher,
Who put teen and terrorist at par;
And drew the censure of Islamophobe!
As teenies wept their jihadi heartthrob.)

Friday, 20 March 2015

Dubya's DUFF

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the worst of us all?
George Bush must be heaving a sigh of relief - and gratitude.  After years of languishing at the bottom of the Fave Presidents list, he finally found himself getting bumped up a notch, yielding the bitter cup of absolute obloquy to his insouciant successor. None of Obama's achievements in office can compare in sheer monumental amazingness to his having made his hated predecessor look good. Bush the execrable. Bush the pathetic. Bush the odious. Bush the cute? 
      All is relative, even evil; and no hue so dark that another can't lighten. Like homely girls who make unwitting foils for their their devious friends, US presidents, too, can play the DUFF. Only, in the realm of American politics the acronym means something quite different: Disgustingly Unpopular Failed Follower.