Monthly Archives: December 2015

Special Dispensation

There was an old man named Jose/ Whose players forgot how to play/ So as Chelsea lost/ He found to his cost/ He’s not quite so special today./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34670192 There was an old man named Jose Whose players forgot how to … Continue reading

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Don’t Diss the Dog

For Thais to be iconoclastic/ Or risk being seen as sarcastic/ About the king’s pup/ Can get them had up/ For lèse-majesté, which seems drastic./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/15/thai-man-faces-jail-insulting-kings-dog-sarcastic-internet-post For Thais to be iconoclastic Or risk being seen as sarcastic About the king's pup Can get … Continue reading

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A Doctor Writes…

Republican Donald’s physician/ Said: “Trump is in A1 condition,/ Of excellent health/ And also great wealth,/ (Which helped to decide my position)”./// http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2015/12/14/doctor-donald-trump-strength-stamina-extraordinary/77302000/ Republican Donald's physician Said: Trump is in A1 condition, Of excellent health And also great wealth, Which helped to decide my … Continue reading

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Global Warning

A summit on climate in France Agreed on the following stance: We’re warming the planet And really must can it To give future humans a chance. ///http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/13/world-leaders-hail-paris-climate-deal A summit on climate in France Agreed on the following stance: We're warming the planet And … Continue reading

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Hack Backtrack

A CPS probe that was tracking/ Those guilty of telephone hacking/ Says sadly in terms/ Of bosses of firms/ The proof of involvement is lacking.///  http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/dec/11/no-further-action-against-mirror-over-phone-hacking-cps-says https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/675341267782516736

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Bottom Trumps

Republican candidate Trump/ Discovered when out on the stump/ Instead of fine words/ His mouth produced turds/ As Donald spoke out of his rump./// Republican candidate Trump Discovered when out on the stump Instead of fine words His mouth produced turds As Donald spoke … Continue reading

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God on his Side?

Enlisting a god up above To justify hate and not love And stab passers-by Invites a reply That says: #YouAintNoMuslimBruv.

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That’s ‘ow to Oldham

Electors on Thursday in Oldham/ Rejected what UKIP’d told ’em/ Despite what some wrote/ The popular vote/ Showed Labour still able to hold ’em./// http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/elections/2015/12/why-did-result-oldham-west-come-such-surprise Electors on Thursday in Oldham Rejected what UKIP'd told 'em Despite what some wrote The popular vote Showed Labour … Continue reading

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Erdogan Gets Precious

Old Erdogan’s ever so solemn/ He won’t stand for any 5th column/ Compare him to Smeagol/ For that may be legal/ But never compare him to Gollum./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/03/lord-of-rings-director-insult-to-erdogan-mistaken-as-gollum-as-charcter-is https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/672526251177938945

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What’s in a Name?

The self-proclaimed Islamic State/ Was rocked by the MPs’ debate./ It wasn’t the vote/ That got ISIL’s goat/ It’s being called Da’esh* they hate./// http://qz.com/563793/why-more-people-are-calling-isil-daesh-and-why-the-group-apparently-hates-it/ *For the last line to scan, you have to pronounce Daesh as two syllables, like … Continue reading

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