In an event held on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, I had the pleasure of introducing Rabbi Marc Schneier to a group of teens at Renaissance Education, Music, and Sports, a not-for-profit that serves the South Bronx by providing music and sports enrichment programming,...
There once was a Congressman, Akin
Caused a maelstorm, yet he is unshaken
This huge conflagration
Engulfing the nation
Has the GOP in its boots quakin'
"Legitimate rape," he opined
(Does this man have a functioning mind?!)
Won't lead to conception
A Justice sits on the High Court
For years he chose not to report
Monies paid to his wife
Now the root of much strife
Seems with ethics he failed to comport
Have you guessed of which Jurist I write?
Strict construction, his unending fight
There once was a Georgian peach, Newt
(Listen up y'all, this one's a real beaut)
Bedecked his bride with gems
(Now he haws and he hems)
When pressed on it, he should have stayed mute
Seems Callista (that's Wife Number Three)
Also known to some...
There once was a royal named Will
Whose grandma was over the hill
They made him an Earl
And he got his girl
Of his nuptials we've all had our fill
For the couple a new prayer was writ
On this duo all eyes...
California Lawyer this week did report
On Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court
His shocking views on equal protection
Make one wish his was a tenure subject to election
Women not protected against discrimination?!
Even for Nino, an abomination
Originalism!! he is wont to invoke
There once was a girl named Christine
She babbled quite like a pre-teen
Nabbed the right's nomination
Of teabaggers she wished to be queen
She told us she once was a witch
But really she's just a dumb bitch
Showed up to...
It's the curious case of Tipper and the former Veep
Of conduct untoward we haven't heard a peep
While there's no sign of a jaunt down the Appalachian trail
Don't think we can rule out behavior beyond the pale
That it's the Gores and not the Clintons...
Certain folk in Kentucky forsook their joe last week
Something a spot more bitter was what they did seek
Their guy beat Mitch McConnell's pick in the primary
Looks like they've found, at long last, the perfect blend of tea
Like the elder Mr. Paul, Rand's a...
Seems summer in the District will be heated
A new scotus justice needs to be seated
Replacing this nominee of Gerald Ford
Will precipitate right wing behavior untoward
Reminiscent of last year's pathetic display
When Sotomayor was the GOP's prey
Exposing their colors true
Have we reached the saturation point for the current media tour
Of the trusted secret keeper for Edwards and his paramour
We've listened 'round the clock to this cautionary tale
Missing simpler days of "I didn't inhale"
Promoting his real baby, whom he's named The Politician
Big business couldn't be more delighted
By the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United
New ammo for the arsenals of Wall Street and big oil
An opinion that would make our Founding Fathers recoil
The magnitude of this ruling is hard to overstate
Stemming from an...
The Liberal Lion is rolling over in his grave
His seat even the President could not help save
A state senator for only five years
Has brought the Democratic establishment to tears
Seems the state's attorney general just couldn't compete
Against the man who now occupies...
Forbes' first billionaire athlete is joining the ranks
The tabloids have something for which to give thanks
He'll need more than a sand wedge to escape from this trap
Seems we've discovered his true handicap
At first blush, this appeared to be rather benign
A sandbox brawl between Keith and Bill
Has left their parents feeling ill
They want their boys to get along
Yet the ultimate result is quite wrong
There has been some mutual bashing
It's gone beyond ideological clashing
The "vicious smear merchant" vs. "Bill-O the...