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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:05 PM

A Poem on the Sequester by Mark Russell

One very astute, witty guy.

http://www.markrussell.net




This surgical thing, sequestration
Cuts the heart right out of the nation.
Doctors Simpson and Bowles
Have counter proposed:
A no anesthesia castration.

Come March 1st, get under your bed
The lights in our homes will go dead.
Our streets, unprotected
Our meat, uninspected
Congress hiding with bags on their heads.

The police will be home and unpaid
Teachers, the same, I'm afraid.
Air controllers not there
Pilots turning to prayer
All sanity further delayed.

In theory these cuts were invented
Never to be implemented.
What's coming this session?
Oh goody, Depression
To allow it, they must be demented.

To add to this, all I can say
Happy tax cut and have a nice day!

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:08 PM

1. Mark Russell is great

Thanks for posting this!

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:18 PM

2. You are welcome Art_from_Ark

Mark's website is delightful....a sample:

"So, okay. Retirement was fine. For two years. I traveled. I read books. It was fun.

Fifty years ago I promised myself that I would retire on the day that I would be required to write a song about trans-vaginal ultrasounds. I decided to unretire when I heard that member of Congress had been cavorting in the Sea of Galilee. How can you make that up?"

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:04 PM

3. Would love to shake his hand

And his answer to the frequently asked question, "Do you have any writers?" is "Oh, yes...I have 535 writers. One hundred in the Senate and 435 in the House of Representatives."

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