Why We Haven't Caught Bin Laden Yet
Bin Laden's face appears.
George says we have to fear,
Throughout the land
Whose death Bush would not cheer.
I found your weblog through Brother Kenya's fun site, "Brother Kenya's Paradigm". This is a good weblog! I like to blather. I'm not manic, but I am OCD and I tend to drink too much coffed and blabber a lot. If I come here and blather too much, you can tell me to go home and I'll understand.
I think your limerick illustrates something that's kind of like the abortion thing... I doubt the Republicans would want to make abortion illegal, because then they wouldn't have it anymore for use as a campaign issue. I think it's one of their biggest carrots. Howard Dean said that when they don't have anything relevant to say, they resort to the "three G's", which are God, Guns and Gays. Getting rid of abortion might cut into their ability to energize the "God" crowd... and then the gay-bashing would probably increase, but I like to believe that most Americans might be tired enough of gay-bashing that the bashers would suffer a backlash. So, I think the Repugnicans will probably talk about getting rid of abortion, but they won't really "walk the talk"... they'll just keep talking about it so they can keep the religious fundamentalist voting bloc on their side.
I think the same certainly could be said re. Osama. He's one of their biggest fear sticks with which to sway American voters. If he's caught, of course there would be other, possibly even more dangerous jerks to replace him... but Osama has become symbolic. The mention of him does instill fear in Americans, and knowing that he is still out there keeps many of us afraid.
Sadly, that seems to be what the Bush administration wants.
Regarding spll-checkers: Yeah, me too. It's one of Boggers more glaring deficienceez.
My taste in verse tends to run along stuff that begins with There once was a girl from Nantucket...
Although I do remember every word of this Ogden Nash poem from college:
Who put the scare on America
Now not to be found
Even parts underground
For fear is Shrub's desired mania
How's that for a limrick?
P.S. Google tool bar has a spell checker feature btw, which I have found handy. All it requires is searching for it and then downloading it for the whatever browswer you are using.
Blog on all.
But you are good about humoring me.
Where's Alicia anyway??? Must go bug her at Hooterville I guess.
Hey Neil...lighten up on Windspike. I didn't see you chiming in with any verse of your own. :-)