Flavin’s Corner

Good Spell: A Haiku

Democratic Senate rule
Lott is looking back
What goes around, comes around

The above 7-5-7 is a haiku, with an inverted meter, and a response to the end of six years of Republican rule in the Senate.  Recently Vermont Sen. James Jeffords switched from being a Republican to an Independent, a move which allowed the Democrats to assume a majority in the Senate and the chairmanship of committees and panels.  At a time in our nation’s history with an energy crisis in California and the oil companies and big business threatening to rape the environment like never before, we’ve the dimmest of bulbs in the White House and our future seemed anything but bright.  And then it happened.  A miracle worthy of biblical epic or on par with the 1969 New York Mets; an event occurred which can only properly be described as miraculous: the defection of Sen. Jeffords from the Republican Party.  Hear ye, all or none, the good spell and news of Jeffords the Brave and his escape from the clutches of the Evil Ones!  Sen. Jeffords says, "My agreement to join them (the Democrats) for organizational purposes meant that I would do whatever necessary to make sure they had the effective majority they are entitled to."

Senator Trent Lott (R-Miss.), former Senate majority leader, is an embittered bigot and has promised to “wage war” against the Democrats in future elections.  I’m sure the commiserating with his fellow racist, Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.), took place with clean sheets, a case of Bud, and a Dixie Chicks CD. Jack-booted thugs ignored the thirsts of Barbara and Jenna, I’m a little nervous about the upcoming attempted prosecution of the FBI agent who shot the wife of white separatist and butt-wipe, Randy Weaver, and if Ali and Fraser’s daughters can get into the ring together, maybe there really is a chance Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) will square off against one-time rival for her Senate seat, Mayor Rudolf Giulinani (R-N.Y.C.).  Kick his butt, she would!

We remember what the Evil Ones did to the former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.), and praise his pardon by President Clinton.  The vain and ostentatious Republican braggadocio of Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and his shallow “Contract With America,” as well as eventual fall for favoring fellatio, lumps together to suggest a Democratic and feminine presence in Heaven.  Even if Monica is successful in getting back her infamous blue dress, it’s doubtful any amount of dry-cleaning could remove the stink of Rep. Henry Hyde’s (R-Ill.) sweaty and adulterous hands.  The good news of the new Democratic control of the Senate is the effect on future Supreme Court appointments and a chance our country will not be terminally sullied by the fat-ass, greedy bullies who seek to rule America as their private playground.  We thought having an actor as our president was the worst of all governing scenarios, until an idiot managed to get himself elected.  America did not hand George W. Bush a mandate for change, so much as they became bored and fell asleep from the seemingly endless Republican hyperbole and rhetoric about abortion laws, gays at Disney World, praying and the teaching of Christian creationism in public schools, less gun-control and cheaper automatic weapons for weekend hunters, and a host of other button-pushing issues.  As far as using the execution of Timothy McVeigh as a similitude of the rejection of Republican ethics, the Associated Press reports a surreal scene a few days before his lethal injection (AP-NY-06-07-01 1916EDT): “The sole protester outside the grounds was a woman wearing a blue wig and carrying a sign advocating medical marijuana.”

Considering a new pair of shades,

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