The trolley's speeding, clackety-click
The motorman's asleep.
The rails are icy, wet and slick
The downhill grade is steep.
It's heading for a grisly fate.
The scene is stark and graphic--
Just beyond the crossing gate
A schoolbus, stuck in traffic!
A 67-year-old great-grandmother who worked in the city's Senior Citizens Service Desk accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment.
It really is a pleasure and a privilege to present you
The key to our city, signifying the extent you
"A hoodie ... is what's worn by a whole lot of thugs. Look in the newspapers, online or on television: you see a lot of guys in the mugshots wearing hoodies."--Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, defending racial profiling
Listen up, you teenaged nudniks
Here's advice worth knowin'
Four hundred million years ago
In the late Devonian
Sunlight's energetic glow
Made the trees and forests grow
Rank and Amazonian.
Uprooted in some primal flood
Twig and branch and...
"The Bush administration had seven years after 9/11, no successful attacks on the United States"--Charles Krauthammer on George W. Bush, whose approval ratings have climbed to 47 percent since leaving office.
How I miss his steady hand
That kept the ship of state afloat
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has challenged a recent court ruling finding Virginia's anti-sodomy law unconstitutional ... A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled on March 12 that Virginia's "Crimes Against Nature" statute, which banned oral and anal sex, violates the due process...
In the room the cardinals come and go
Watched by Michelangelo.
Simplicius and Symmachus
(That's not a joke.) Gelasius.
(Or Saint Pistachio.)
Five of them were Sixtuses
Six of them were Pauls
"The most populated nation on Earth is building houses, districts and cities with no one in them ... desolate condos and vacant subdivisions uninhabited for miles and miles and miles and miles."--Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble
Empty towers midst the...
Greetings from the land of Davos!
Please, friends, hold the cheers and bravos.
I'm just another humble Tweeter
Having drinks with Derek Jeter
Couldn't ask for someone sweeter.
Except of course Melinda Gates.
Some Arab prince, maybe Kuwait's,
Is holding forth on interest...
Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven first-place finishes in the Tour de France after an investigation found him guilty of cheating, is said to be weighing a public admission of his drug use. Armstrong is said to have made as much as $20...
Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at Madison Square Garden, many of the same top musicians came together to raise money for those suffering from Superstorm Sandy, including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, The Who, Eric...
"I applaud the Senate for preserving our sovereignty." -- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), after the Senate voted down a United Nations treaty on disability rights
The glockenspiels and tubas of the UN marching band
Whose members all are wearing hearing aids
Descending in their wheelchairs on...