Auto correct errors are now accepted as part of modern
communication. Fat fingers and tiny keys can lead to hilarious and sometimes
awkward exchanges. Here’s one fictional example. You can tell it’s fictional,
because neither of my daughters would use the word ‘rad’.
Did you know that 97% of scientists are in agreement that human
activity is contributing to global warming? In light of that scientific
consensus, it’s difficult not to ridicule the climate change deniers in
Washington (and Ottawa). Their latest subterfuge is to claim an inability to
form an opinion due to their lack of scientific credentials. Here’s Speaker of
the House John Boehner doing just that: "Boehner on Climate Change"
and here’s my polimerick response:
Immigration reform in the United States is becoming a bigger problem with each passing month. Refugees from several troubled Latin American countries are crossing the border, any way they can. Meanwhile, the Republican congress refuses to discuss the bipartisan immigration bill proposed by the senate about a year ago. One of their bizarre arguments for not debating the legislation is that the border should be secure before addressing the issue.
If you haven't been keeping up, Target Stores finally and 'respectfully' have asked gun owners not to bring their weapons shopping. This is the latest chapter in a very heated debate and it got me thinking about the NRA's position on 'gun free zones' and their post Sandy Hook speech. That's the one in which Wayne LaPierre said the only defense against a bad guy with a gun, was a good guy with a gun.
OK, here I go, recommitting to posting regular limericks and other flotsam and jetsam. But, this time I really mean it. I can't say it will be daily, but at least once or twice a week I'll post a 'polimerick' (polemic + Limerick) and hopefully some lighter verse as well.