Wednesday, January 16, 2013

President’s Gun Plan Raises Little Enthusiasm

Members of congress show little enthusiasm for President Obama’s plan to curb gun violence, including background checks and a ban on assault weapons. There’s some reluctance, it seems, to going against the NRA, which is opposed to the president’s measures.

        Ready, Fire, Aim

Not much enthusiasm, there,
For the president’s “anti-gun”.
Republicans all fail to see
Anti-NRA as fun.

Gun-toting voters want it known
They’ve worked hard to gain their skill.
And among the rights they all enjoy
Is the one that let’s them kill.

They wait all year to load up and go
After game both big and small;
They work hard at all their jobs
Just waiting for that call.

So they want us all to let them be
With their bullets, booze and jokes;
And hope and pray there never comes
Open season on real folks.
  ©  2013  Jim Gordon

Monday, January 14, 2013

Justice Thomas Speaks – In Court

Justice Clarence Thomas broke a seven year silence in the Supreme Court during oral arguments. His comments came during a lighthearted exchange over whether a defense attorney was qualified to take part in a death penalty case. His comments made his colleagues laugh. But no one seems sure what he meant by “Well – he did not –“

What’s That, Yer Honor?

Justice Thomas broke his silence
After seven quiet years;
Everyone inside the courtroom
Was, well, let’s just say ‘all ears.’

No one’s sure just what he meant;
On Earth or up in Heaven;
Stay tuned; but please realize,
It may take another seven.

  ©  2013  Jim Gordon

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Soft Drinks May Be Hard On The Emotions

A recent study shows that soft drinks may be bad for our minds as well as our bodies. The study shows a link between sweetened soft drinks and depression.

Watch Those Bubbles

Your favorite soft drink
Might taste great
And may not get you drunk.

But over doing
Soda Pop
May leave you in a funk.

  ©  2013  Jim Gordon

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mis-pronouncing can be costly

“Wheel of Fortune” fans were less than happy with the way one contestant was treated. Renee Durette was ruled incorrect when she dropped the “g” from the phrase “Seven Swans a-Swimming.” It cost her nearly $4,000 – and the game.

  Beware The Blurred Word

When appearing on a game show
And you want to win some money,
Avoid the judges’ “kayo” -
Keep your disposition sunny.

When you decide on the solution
And are all set to announce it,
Plan well your execution –
Be sure you can pronounce it.

©  2012  Jim Gordon

Friday, December 21, 2012

Increased activity at the Pole.

The North Pole is the scene of increased activity as Santa and his staff make final preparations for the night before Christmas. All indications are that lift-off will be right on time.

                On His Way

As Santa prepares for his flight,
That begins on Christmas Eve night,
The Elf and his deer
Should have nothing to fear
As they fly in and then out of sight.

©  2012  Jim Gordon

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Merchants gear up for Black Friday, hoping it’s not a turkey in the face of the current economy.

Consumers prepare to enjoy parades, football and lots of turkey for Thanksgiving day. It’s their preparation to continue Christmas shopping.

        Give ‘em the bird

As we watch paraders strut
And football teams make downs,
Enjoy dinner, soup to nut;
And don’t drink too many rounds.

‘Cause the next day is Black Friday,
Which could leave us quite bereft.
It’s nice that, after shopping,
We have some money left.

As we spend from mall to mall,
Our goals could well get murky;
It’s fine to buy for loved ones;
Just don’t become a turkey.

  ©  2012  Jim Gordon

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Voters approve same sex marriage and smoking marijuana

Maine and Maryland are the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. Meantime, voters in Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing marijuana use.

              Marriage and Marijuana

Maine and Maryland both cleared the decks
For marriage of folks of identical sex;
Colorado and Washington made it a point
To make it OK to light up a joint.
Will this be enough for gays and straights
To explode population in those four states?

  ©  2012  Jim Gordon