Tuesday, June 2, 2009
[455 - Vandals sack Rome]
[1840 - Thomas Hardy, novelist,
poet, born in Dorset, England]
[1857 - Sir Edward Elgar, composer,
born in Broadheath, England]
[1904 - Johnny (Peter John) Weissmuller, Olympic champion
swimmer, film actor, born in Freidorf, Romania]
[1908 - Ben Grauer, radio & TV actor, announcer,
born in Staten Island, New York]
[1920 - Tex Schramm, Pro Football Hall of Famer,
born in San Gabriel, California]
[1924 - Congress grants citizenship to all Native Americans born in the USA]
[1930 - Charles 'Pete' Conrad, Jr., astronaut,
born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1961 - George S. Kaufman, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, dies at 72]
Pop Goes The Eagle
Up and down Sadr City Road,
In and out flies the Eagle.
That's the way our money goes,
Pop goes the weasel!
All around Afghanistan,
Georgie chased Bin Laden.
Al-Qaeda thought 'twas all in fun.
Pop! goes a car bomb.
The Taliban in Pakistan,
Al-Qaeda too, are welcome.
They profit from the opium trade.
While we at home go bankrupt.
A trillion dollars for the wars;
Nothing for the people.
Bend over, take it in the drawers;
Truth is, it's fecal!
William's Whimsical Words:
So, why do we put up with it?
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