Solar Power Politics

Four Objects

I put a solar power panel on my roof one day,
But my electric company said that it could not stay.
“We have to buy the excess you produce” they said to me,
“and that can lead to overloads and great uncertainty.”

I decided then and there that I’d go off the grid;
Who WERE those yahoos anyway to think they could forbid?
I ran my fridge and tv set, got hot water and lights
From my solar panels (tho it petered out at nights).

But very soon the FBI came knocking at my door;
They said twas un-American that the grid I should ignore.
Utilities paid taxes (and paid lobbyists) for real,
And if I didn’t get back on I’d go to the bastille.

So now I’m paying ‘lectric bills again, under duress;
It seems that ev’ry month a few more dollars they assess.
But someday soon the worm will turn, and their goldang cloud nine
Will all be blown away when I install a wind turbine!

from an article in the New York Times

The butcher and the baker and the barber and barkeep


The butcher and the baker and the barber and barkeep

Are running now for president – Republicans all weep

Because so many people want the Oval Office bad

Within their shattered party, so it almost is a fad.


 Ev’ry doctor and Hispanic with Tea Party ties

Is after the brass ring as their quite legal, lawful prize.

The field’s so thick with runners that they trip each other up

On their way to snatch Barack Obama’s loving cup.


The only smart one is McCain, who on the sidelines sits;

Happy to let younger blood deal with conniption fits.

If I were a Republican I would be running too;

I could use the PAC money to visit Katmandu.   

What’s Trending, or . . .


It’s no longer trending if:

  1. Your grandmother is now talking about it.
  2. It’s been on CNN.
  3. TIME Magazine posts that it is featured in their next issue.
  4. Rush Limbaugh likes it.
  5. It’s been legalized.
  6. It has nothing to do with same-sex marriage.
  7. Someone from Ferguson, Missouri, isn’t talking about it.
  8. You can buy it at Walmart.
  9. Salt Lake City buys the franchise.
  10. Hallmark makes a movie out of it.
  11. China makes a cheaper, better knock off.
  12. It goes viral in Norway.
  13. Congress puts it in a bill.