Monday, July 21, 2014

The Return of the Limerick: Beginnings

I started this site for my vanity
(my ego's as big as a manatee)
I've spent so much time
stuck deep in my mind
I might have to rhyme for my sanity

As both of my readers have left for greener, less limerickier pastures, I start anew. It's been a very long time since my last limerick, and I have been through a lot in the past year plus.

I will not bore any newcomers with details this post, but they will be forthcoming as I renew the limericky goodness that is the nougaty center of SkepticaLimerick

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dreaming

Last night I had a bizarre dream.
I woke up scared, ready to scream.
The country went crazy
with religionarys
and we ended up refugees.

Science fiction author Robert Heinlein, in some of his works, described what he called the Crazy Years. These years came after Americans elected a virtual theocracy into power, which led to all sorts of problems for people who did not believe exactly as they did. These beliefs were mostly of the evangelical sort, the likes of which are taught in most mega-churches these days.

In my dream, these terrors actually came to pass. It got to the point where I had to take my family to England as political refugees. The set us up with charming accommodations built out of an old dock storage shed.

Luckily, nothing like that would ever happen in real life.

Right?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Changes

I think the right's often deranged
but Portman said something that's strange.
Gay marriage is okay
now that his son is gay.
I doubt, though, that this leads to change.

Rob Portman, the Republican junior Senator from Ohio, has recently come out in support of the legalization of the marriage of homosexuals. This abrupt turnaround on this policy comes after his son announced his own homosexuality.

As much as I wish that he would have supported marriage equality just for the sake of equality, it is a huge step forward for those of us not bigoted. I can almost guarantee, though, that when he comes up for reelection he will face a staunch primary battle because now he is a RINO. The far-right ideologues will not stand for anyone who is even a bit left of them.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

In A Nutshell

Now let me be perfectly clear:
When you are in front of your peers
you should be able
to bring to the table
more than "We don't need new ideas."

That quote, from Marco Rubio at the Conservative Political Action Conference, perfectly sums up the GOP. They have pushed aside any who have dared speak to the fact that their platform might, perhaps, be a little 14th century for a supposed 21st century civilization. Chris Christie, for example, was not invited to speak at the conference this year after he was seen to be a little too left of crazy.

If you do not introduce new ideas to your thinking, then the world will move on without you. You will continue to be marginalized and left out of further adult discourse.

The New Boss

One thing that I've often discussed
In life, we all do as we must.
One thing that I mind
is that when you lie
and say that you stand for what's just.

As I was writing yesterday's limerick, news broke that the new Pope has been named. Therefore, I take credit for the conclave so quickly naming a successor to Ratzi the Nazi. Any complaints can be forwarded to the round file.

The new guy, Jorge Bergoglio, has taken the name Francis. He has been lauded because he cares about the poor, and had even given up some of the trappings of being a Cardinal when he was the Archbishop of Beunos Aires. He does, however, support the traditional doctrine against all forms of birth control, which has the express result of causing even more children being born into poverty.

Another thing that the new boss supports is the lack of rights for homosexuals. It has been said that Pope Francis is “a man who calmly stands for what’s right and just." He also believes that adoption by homosexual couples is "a form of discrimination against children." In my mind, a person who stands for justice would support justice for everyone, not just those who think or feel or believe or love the exact same way that they do. Anything less is unequal and unjust.

I know that I have been writing quite a bit about the papacy recently, but that is what has been big in the news. I promise to take a break from the pope until he says something else stupid. So, maybe a couple of days.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Smokin'

Though some might think it's a bad joke
there are those who are nothing but stoked.
The news gets all whirled.
It seems that the world
just waits for a puff of white smoke.

I know it's another limerick about the potential pope problem, but this is what's been dominating the news recently.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Big Bobrovsky

The Jackets have been on a roll
and each team they play pays the toll.
The year started bleak
now they're on a streak
with the Big Bobrovsky in goal.

After starting the season as the worst team in the NHL, the Blue Jackets have been streaking recently, having won 5 in a row.

We're just past the midway point in the season, so there's still a way to go. There is reason for hope, however. A team with no big stars has played workman's hockey, finding a way to win.

Monday, March 11, 2013

On Topic

Topics can be so hard to find
it can leave you in such a tight bind.
It's so hard to write
stuck in the night
lost in the fog in my mind.