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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Your Sunday Poem

Yes, it's Superbowl.  but just look out that window . . .

I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree
And a butterfly flitted across the field
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing o'er the land
Tossing the grasses to and fro
And a rainbow held out its shining hand
So, what could I do but laugh and go?

                       Richard le Gallienne (1866-1947)

13 comments:

Anne R. Allen said...

This poem was in a collection I had as a small child. I think it must have once belonged to my mother. This was one of my favorites.

It does seem sad to be glued to a TV today when we're having such idyllic weather.

Luckily, I'm not a fan of football, TV commercials, or Tabasco-drenched chicken skin, so I'm planning an afternoon at Montana de Oro.

Spectator said...

The poem is perfect! Beautiful day: my team won the super bowl and I have just received pictures and proof of an authentic long form birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama 2 born in Mombassa Kenya. His mom had him there and six days later flew back to Honolulu to get his live certificate of birth and put a notice in the papers.

We shall see what comes of this with Republicans in control of the house. The info will be everywhere shortly, and Glen Beck who has castigated the "birthers" will be eating crow.

Churadogs said...

Spectator, you said you graduated from USC? Can this possibly be right?

alabamasue said...

I guess we can say "Don't drink the water" in Panama, lest it turn you into a raving right-wing lunatic. Very sad. I suppose living in a gated gringo community (where no one need learn Spanish, and all the 'servants' are cheap)is the American Dream. Really??

Churadogs said...

I wonder if John also has documentation of the passport checks (and records of a passport issued to the Obamas with the notation of "traveling with child" such notation requiring an official birth certificate so authorities don't think you've kidnapped a kid not your own and are spiriting it out of the country,) when the couple entered the U.S. a couple of days after giving birth. Or did they fly to Mexico City, catch a bus to Juarez, then sneak across the border with little Obama strapped to their backs, then catch another bus to L.A. and hence fly to Hawaii in order acquire (or counterfeit) a falsified Hawaiian birth certifacte and to place a falsified birth notice in the Honolulu papers because they knew some 40 years hence he'd be running for president? That would make Obama both a Muslim AND an illegal alien, so he needs not only to be impeached and removed from office, but deported back to Kenya. Either that or hire him to be John Boehner's gardener? Or nanny?

Churadogs said...

Oh, I forgot to ask. Jon said he received proof of a long form birth certificate, with the impliction that it was a Kenyan birth certificate. If so, then it must have come from Kenya? So, I wonder if it's been "discovered" and made public by the same guys from Kenya who are all the time sending me emails offering me great deals on making money if I will but send them some seed money. How nice is that of them to share in that way?

Sewertoons said...

Check this out on Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/kenyacert.asp

The latest Obama birth certificate FALSE.

Mike Green said...

HaHahahaha!
first rule of the internet,
Never believe anything you see on a computer screen.

What is this? twenty years now that we've all been using this completely plastic and manipulative form of communication and some of us still think it's valid?

I got some snake oil for sale...

Churadogs said...

Toonces sez: Snopes sez latest Birther Certificates are false.

Aw, DANG. I'm still trying to reconstruct the Obama's trek across the Arizona desert. Did they put the wee bairn in a sack? Little sombrero on his small head? Was it a hot day? Did they take Gatorade? If they got stopped, did they plan confuse INS by only speaking Kikuyu?

And a scam? You mean the nice money I sent those kind businessmen in Kenya to pay for an Official Copy of the birth certificate, complete with really swell gold, embossed seal, was maybe a . . . scam? Like, I've been fleeced? Hoodwinked? Flim-flamed?

Aw, jeeze.

Mike Green said...

And for the cheap'os here is a free one.
Make your OWN African Birth certificate!
I recommend printing this out on really cheap paper.
http://creoleindc.typepad.com/rantings_of_a_creole_prin/2009/08/my-kenya-birth-certificate.html

Mike Green said...

Here's the PDF for all you scofflaws that want to be Kenyan!
http://upload.democraticunderground.com/img/09/bc_template.pdf

SLOTowner said...

As my son put it: "We're all Kenyans now."

Churadogs said...

Saaayyyyy, I like that. Kenyan birth certificates for all! Wonder when somebody will start offering "Certificates of Muslimness" that we can send away for. Then we can all become Muslim Kenyans.

And who says Americans are provincial hayseeds!