Friday, June 2, 2017
[1840 - Thomas Hardy, novelist, poet, born in Dorset, England]
[1857 - Sir Edward Elgar, composer, born in Broadheath, England]
[1904 - Johnny (Peter John) Weissmuller, Olympic champion swimmer, film actor, born in Freidorf, Romania]
[1908 - Ben Grauer, radio & TV actor, announcer, born in Staten Island, New York]
[1917 - Max Showalter, actor, born in Caldwell, Kansas]
[1920 - Tex Schramm, Pro Football Hall of Fame GM & owner, born in San Gabriel, California]
[1922 - Gil Stratton, sportscaster, actor, born in Brooklyn]
[1924 - Congress grants US citizenship to all Native Americans who were born in the USA]
[1930 - Charles 'Pete' Conrad, Jr., astronaut, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[1944 - Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, pianist, Academy Award-winning composer, conductor, born in Manhattan]
[1961 - George S. Kaufman, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, dies at 72]
Pop Goes The Eagle
Up and down Sadr City Road,
In and out flew the Eagle.
That's the way our money went,
Pop goes the weasel!
All around Afghanistan,
Georgie chased Bin Laden.
Al-Qaeda thought 'twas all in fun.
Pop! goes a car bomb.
The Taliban in Pakistan,
Al-Qaeda too, are welcome.
They profit from the opium trade.
While we at home go bankrupt.
In Pakistan our troops still bleed.
History's lessons we do not heed.
To Iraq now we return with forces;
The US Cavalry without its horses.
Not satisfied with all this carnage,
To Syria we lunge with little knowledge.
Chase ISIS terrorists from their lair,
To work their mischief everywhere
Trillions of dollars for the wars;
Nothing for the people.
Bend over, take it in the drawers;
Truth is, it's fecal!
William's Whimsical Words:
So, why do we put up with it?
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