Sons of Russia and of Africa

by baldilocks In honor of Pushkin's birthday, June 6. It is one of the ironies of life and history that Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин)—a Russian man partially of African descent--is considered the founder of Russian literature. It is as though the influence of Other was meant to be added to a society … Continue reading Sons of Russia and of Africa

Chick Fil-A and the Dane Geld (or is it the Gay Geld?)

With apologies to Kipling It is always a temptation; when you live on agitation To call upon a business and to say; -- "We protested you last night  -- back with media tonight "Unless you pay us cash to go away" Once that was called the Dane-geld And the leftists who ask for it explain … Continue reading Chick Fil-A and the Dane Geld (or is it the Gay Geld?)

Sarah’s Emails and The MSM’s Ride

Sarah's Emails and the MSM's Ride   Listen my readers and you shall now hear Of the weekend slide of the MSM's cheer. On a weekend in June in Two Thousand Eleven; The Papers assumed they would achieve heaven. From e-mails in storage from Yesteryear. The Times and the Washington Post said to friends: "Before … Continue reading Sarah’s Emails and The MSM’s Ride

The Wisconsin Senate’s ride

Update: In Honor of the anniversary of the fleebagging members of the Wisconsin Senate I'm promoting this poem written for the occasion. With apologies to Longfellow Listen my children and you shall hear Of the daylight ride of Democrats here, On the seventeenth of Feb, in Two thousand eleven; Hardly a tweeter now alive Who … Continue reading The Wisconsin Senate’s ride

The unknown debt

As the TV droned the Nurses aide Came to clear the tray No note of the ancient Who seemed a world away Down at the park the gang hung out Sampling their weed With no thought to the wizened guy Whose bench was near the tree The teller felt her day crawl on As the … Continue reading The unknown debt

Tuesday Night poetry: The touch of the Master’s Hand

I often read from the 1936 Volume The Best loved Poems of the American People. It's amazing how much quality poetry has likely been forgotten by my generation. So in that spirit I'd like over the next month or two share a few poems for the next few Tuesdays.  Let's start with  Myra Brooks Welch … Continue reading Tuesday Night poetry: The touch of the Master’s Hand

My poetic answer to Al Gore et/al

With thanks to Tim Blair for the idea and Kipling who did all the work. Take up the Green Man's burden-- Send forth the best ye breed-- Go bind your children to exile To serve your planet's need; To wait in conference meetings, And airports expanses-- To change the western masses, From carbon them to … Continue reading My poetic answer to Al Gore et/al