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Jim Parry

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Richard Daley, Jeffrey Immelt - A Rhyming Rant

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 4:18 PM

Richard Daley, Jeffrey Immelt,
Businessmen who know their stuff,
Now have clout to help Obama
Tell the workingstiffs, "Hey, tough."
This recession - it was caused by
Big-deal bankers placing bets.
But the costs - hey, they'll be born by
Those who own...

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The Wisdom and Unwisdom of Crowds -- A Rhyming Rant

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 5:24 AM

Oh, the people who screamed in November this year,
Angry voters who threw out the Dems:
Did they think the thing through? Was it all very clear?
Oh, it's clear from where such anger stems:
They say, "I lost my job" or "It hangs by a...

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Kyl Stops START -- A Rhyming Rant

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 2:46 PM

You know Senator Kyl -- he is out to kill START
'Cause the GOP thinks it would be really smart
For Obama to lose once again.
No success for the Pres! -- And then when
Putin says, "Without START, hey, we won't play our part

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Banana Republic -- A Rhyming Rant

(1) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 5:18 PM

As the rich get more wealth
And the rest just get whacked
And good middle class jobs
Simply aren't coming back,
Oh America's bound
On a grim downward track
To become a banana republic.

Want some numbers? Some proof?

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David Brooks on Stepin Fetchit -- A Rhyming Rant

(4) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 5:36 PM

"Culturally, (Obama) will have to demonstrate that even though he comes from an unusual background, he is a fervent believer in the old-fashioned bourgeois virtues: order, self-discipline, punctuality and personal responsibility." - David Brooks in the New York Times, October 29, 2010.

David Brooks has to prove, demonstrate,

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Put Your Money On Violence -- A Rhyming Rant

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 2:53 PM

Joe Miller's men slap handcuffs on
Reporter asking questions.
And Paladino says if he's
Elected, some are destined
To be knocked flat
By baseball bat --
Then says it's just a metaphor.
But meanwhile sales of weapons soar
To folks determined...

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The Ballad of the Tea Party Triumphant -- a Rhyming Rant

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 11:26 AM


In this year 2030, I'm proud that I dwell
In the land of the free and the home of "To hell
With the government's paws
In our life!" No more laws
That would make us a Socialist State!
Ayn Rand! And Rand Paul! You...

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Strippers, Yes! Muslims, No! -- A Rhyming Rant

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2010 | 9:29 AM

Give a big "Thank you, gals!" to the Pussycat Lounge
Only two blocks from sacred Ground Zero.
Thanks to Puss in our midst we do not have to scrounge
To find strip shows! And hail - hail the hero -
Doctor Gingrich and his righteous squad!

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If Bad Turns Worse -- a Rhyming Rant

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 2:29 PM

Oh Goldman Sachs predicts that we
Will have a weak economy.
Yes Goldman's outlook is plain sad:
It's "fairly bad" or "very bad."

But what if Goldman changes terms?
If "bad" turns worse, the nation squirms.
And what will new predictions do

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"Effing Retards" -- a Rhyming Rant

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 1:42 PM

Obama joked that when Rahm lost
His middle finger... what a cost:
Young Rahm was briefly mute, done in!


Rahm's other middle finger has
Been loudly thrust, been used to razz
The folks who helped Obama win.


Those "effing retards" -- that's Rahm's rave.

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Spineless Dems -- a Rhyming Rant

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 9:41 AM

They passed health-care reform
But they don't dare to claim
Any credit. The norm:
Dems are wimps at this game.

Hear the GOP yell,
"See the parts that we'll keep!"
While the Dems whine, "Um...well..."
From these Dems: not a peep.


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Paranoia Is Perennial -- a Poem

(2) Comments | Posted September 21, 2010 | 12:54 PM

Oh the paranoid style
In American politics
Never goes out of style.
Oh the paranoid style...
Oh it makes vitriol-itics,
Makes for a style that's vile.

"He's a Socialist Muslim,
Born in Kenya!
He's a Communist Muslim!"
And then when ya

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