Explaining the Greek Debt

Now pay attention students as the Greek Debt I explain;

the economics of it are quite simple and arcane.

When Tsipras is deducted from Syriza times fifteen,

and Zerdelis enters Lesbos you then run a subroutine.

Then format Charalampidou to add austerity

and you arrive at (X + Y), and taxes = Z.

Now that you comprehend it, write a paper for next week

explaining Georgiadis and Kant’s reason for Critique.

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The Scruples of a Politician


The scruples of a politician wouldn’t fill a thimble.

Their lack of shame is due to calculations oh so nimble.

They garner so much hubris from their ill-begotten schemes

that they alone bring down their own chimerical regimes.


While kissing all the babies and then shaking ev’ry hand,

they’re funneling great fortunes into Never Never Land.

And when they’re caught red-handed they are cool as ripened cukes,

and do not flinch or even recognize their just rebukes.


With hardened hearts and brazen brow their lips speak splendid words,

and all the while their sense of duty is strictly for the birds.

You won’t get me to run for office — such a thing is daft.

(Unless, of course, there’s chances for a boatload of big graft.)

Rand Paul


Rand Paul has thrown his hat into the ring, to coin a phrase,

And so begins his trek through murky presidential haze.

He didn’t start with too much polish or refined decorum;

Let’s hope he doesn’t run afoul of spoiler Rick Santorum.


He’ll have to round up delegates by districts and by counties;

His strategists Biundo and good Yob will hand out bounties.

The Paulites are a tricky bunch; while crashing the Tea Party

They have to keep their candidate from looking like a smarty.


His daddy ran for president in prior times, so we

Know the apple doesn’t fall far from paternal tree.

“Physician heal thyself” he might recall, if his utopia

Of aspirations leads to a bad case of sharp myopia.

based on a story from the New York Times

Bush the Impaler.


Incomplete, inaccurate reports are Nature’s way

Of guaranteeing presidential guilt is kept at bay.

The Oval Office doesn’t need to count each broken spine;

All they need or want to know concerns the bottom line.


Subterfuge, evasion are an agency’s first tools

In keeping operations from the eyes of prying fools.

Accountability is not a government mandate.

Uncle Sam can torture anyone, at any rate.


Of course, some presidents are not amenable to jibes

That they were bamboozled by those predatory tribes;

They’d rather boast a willingness to ply the red hot poker

To demonstrate that morally they are but mediocre.



The Utah legislature’s in an uproar, naturally.

Republicans and Democrats are braying constantly.

Republicans are saying that their caucus system’s broke,

Because of SB54 – a horrible dark joke!


They can no longer dictate who a party member is,

And this is causing blood pressures to rocket and to fizz.

So they have filed a lawsuit to disable this bad law –

Claiming it makes outsiders their deputized bashaw.


The Democrats, of course, have got a diff’rent point of view,

And say that the Republicans have taken a miscue.

And so it goes; the carousel that never stops to ponder

How much time they’ve stolen just to gibber and to squander.