Unseemly To Crash The World Economy


The gracious Lady from UK,
Lady Erica, is astounded,
wonders if the Americans are
mortgaging themselves into socialism,
borrowing the rotten boroughs of olde
flooding the land of the free with
swamp swap toxic securities,
some sort of Donnybrook
(Sherlock Holmes couldn’t solve it)

Cousin Lady Erica* cries across the ocean blues
to cousin Madison and his Specters†: you’ve

forgotten your revolution,
lifted an old tea ship adrift
the socialist moor of recent yore,
a fog and marsh imported.

I see a U.S. congress of heath
peaty, bogged down in
quasi-stimulus. Look here
you ruffians, you
petty porkers afoul,
your sheep’s in the swamp,
the cow is in your heath

Your liberty choir has lost its voice.
Hush petty Pelosi, let Eric Cantor sing.
The sheep are simply cowering,
the corn’s not in the cow

Hush little Pelosi and David Obey,
a thirteen dollar tax cut a week
won’t feed the middle class, not
any more than pap will do it

Much ado about
the Shrub League players.

*Erica: Genus for Shrubs, rigid and branched, the heaths. Or person’s name.
†A ghost or a last name: Senator Arlen Specter, one of three Republican senators voting with the Democrats.
Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the Republican whip.
(House minority leader, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio).
Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.
Representative David R. Obey of Wisconsin, chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
— Snerd Lee Limbaugh