Planning Your Next Hike?

Headlines: I thought you brought the map!

Just in case you are thinking of camping and hiking,

Keep something in mind if you can;

Bring supplies for two years if you’re planning to go

Near the border of Iraq and Iran.

Money: Help wanted, some travel involved.

For the jobless we’re hearing there’s news that is good;

 There’s someplace where employment is growing.

If you’re looking for work and don’t like paying taxes,

To the Middle East you should be going.

Sports: Which group of millionaire crybabies are you rooting for?

The NBA players can’t agree with the owners;

Greed for millions has led to a fatigue.

Training camps have been cancelled along with some games;

Perhaps we just scrap the whole league.

Life: Was Henny Penny Right?

NASA told us that pieces of a satellite were falling;

As to where, they guessed the Pacific.

Or maybe on a house or a car or your head;

They just weren’t sounding too scientific.

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Poker Ponzi?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our embassy opens in Tripoli soon,

With rebels just catching their breath.

To inspire them, we’ve put up a banner that says,

‘Give me Libya or give me death’

A waiter’s attention is oft hard to get

And sometimes they make a mistake.

So restaurants are putting their menu on iPads,

Now your server is never on break.

The league has been called the Pac 8, 10 and 12,

But there won’t be a Pac 16 now.

To Oklahoma they’ve talked and to Texas as well,

But to both they have finally said, ciao.

Full Tilt Poker is one of the top poker sites,

But we’re told that it’s not what it seems.

They say Texas Hold ‘Em’s the game that they play,

But they’re playing a big Ponzi scheme.

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Metta World Peace? Give Me A Break!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let’s start with a drug deal gone terribly wrong
For some skanky drug dealers in far off Hong Kong.
A ton of cocaine was in boxes, bags, hoses,
Which is better than finding it up our kid’s noses.

What’s this change going on in the fast food restaurants?
Now it’s lettuce, tomatoes, healthy food that they flaunt.
We use to go there for double burgers and fries,
Now it yogurt they’re asking if we want super-sized.

Isaac Newton was known for his bodies in motion,
His laws and his apple caused quite a commotion.
Cam Newton’s the body that’s in motion this season;
Passing 800 yards in two games is the reason.

Ron Artesst changed his name to Metta World Peace,
Now he’s Dancing With The Stars, I guess wonders never cease.
As the dance that we’ll remember is when a fan he chased,
As he waltzed into the bleachers and punched him in the face.

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The Good News

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

We went looking for some good news as the paper we perused,

Determined we could make a happy rhyme.

We looked in every section from the headlines to Op/Ed

And here’s the best of all that we could I find.

We found that household income reached its lowest point in years

We thought perhaps the figures were corrupt,

But after sifting through the numbers we determined with a smile

That the only place for us to go is up.

 The Cubs are twenty games behind, their losing streak’s intact,

But they keep on filling Wrigley Field with cheer.

One hundred three years pass, without a Series win,

But they keep saying, “Wait until next year.”

Debates and White House speeches fill TV’s prime time slots;

They help us choose who we should be approving.

Sometimes they’re fast and loose with facts, but the good thing we found out

Is they tell the truth . . . unless their lips are moving.

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State of the States

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

As we shuffle through the news in USA Today,

We find things are disturbing on this bright September day.

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Texas is a state where things are looking dire;

They’re dealing with an awful drought and devastating fire.

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California, in its bankrupt state, wants to pass this new addition,

Of giving forty million to illegals for their tuition.

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And down in Charlotte, BofA, still fighting mortgage woes

Are letting 30,000 go, as down their stock price goes.

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In the Open in New York, Djokovic wins with class,

But Serena grabs the headlines, not with racket but with sass.

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And Jackie, from her grave, has quite a bit to say

As she disses MLK along with LBJ.

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It’s seems there’s lots of problems, but I think most would agree,

That there’s no other place on earth that we would rather be.

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Only 104 Shopping Days ’til Christmas

Thank you all for a record viewing weekend and your nice comments about our 911 tributes.  Now back to something lighter.

Monday, September 12, 2011

You know that Rick Perry was once a big Dem.?

Now as governor of Texas, he can hardly stand them.

He campaigned for Al Gore at their national convention

And prob’ly had a hand in his Internet invention.

A$ I wandered through Co$tco on a day in $eptember,

I $aw holiday trinket$, like it wa$ December.

We all know the rea$on for thi$ premature cheer;

 Gue$$ it’s good-bye to $ummer and Happy New Year!

The streets are again now free of some thugs.

While domestic abuse, the guns and the drugs

Are all in decline around this time of year;

The National Football League season is here.

Ashton Kutcher is now the new ‘Man’ on the scene;

He is taking the place of whacked-out Charlie Sheen.

On the set he is always seen laughing and grinning

And why shouldn’t he, he’s the one that is ‘WINNING!’

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“Is Stephanie Alright?” – A 9/11 Experience

Sunday, September 11, 2011                                                                        By Bob Sparrow

     I was awakened by a phone call at around 6:20 a.m. on September 11, 2001.  It was my mother-in-law from Minnesota; she asked, “Is Stephanie alright?”  I said something like, “I guess so, why?”  She said, “Turn on the TV, there’s been a bombing in New York.”  My heart sank.  My daughter, Stephanie was living in New York for the past several years; she had recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and was pursuing a Broadway career.

     After turning on the TV and trying to comprehend what was happening, I immediately tried to call Stephanie on her cell phone.  Of course, there was no cell phone service available in New York at that time.  I called her apartment several times and finally got through and was able to talk with her roommate.  She told me that Stephanie had gone into Manhattan that morning for an acting class, but assured me not to worry, that the class was in ‘mid-town’, not ‘down town’ where the bombing had taken place.  I wasn’t assured.  All kinds of scenarios raced through my head placing Stephanie ‘down town’.  As it turned out, she was indeed on a subway to her class in Greenwich Village, which is ‘down town’!

    I continued to call Stephanie’s cell phone even though I realized there was little to no hope of getting through – I just had to do something!  I called her roommate about every 20-30 minutes to ask if she’d heard from her.  She had not.  I was experiencing this American tragedy in a very personal way.  While I was shocked at what I was hearing and watching on television, my overriding concerns were not about who did this to us and why, but rather where is my daughter and is she alright?

     Five agonizingly long hours pass; at 11:30 our phone finally rings.  At that time we didn’t have ‘Caller ID’, so we didn’t know if it was Stephanie or someone calling us to tell us some news we didn’t want to hear.  When that familiar, though audibly shaken, voice came on the phone and said, “Hi Dad, I’m OK”, I cried and found something to be happy about on that tragic day.  She later related her experience to me.  She was on a subway heading to Greenwich Village that morning, but the subway stopped prior to getting there and she was stuck underground for about a half an hour before it came to a station and she got out.  She came up from the subway and saw people standing in the middle of the street staring at the towers of the World Trade Center which were engulfed in smoke.  Soon after she joined them she saw the first (north) tower collapse.  She hurried over to where her acting class was meeting and ended up sitting with the class for several hours, listening to the news and trying to figure out what was going on.  She then decided to try to get home.  She was fortunate enough to find a cab that would take her only as far as mid-town, where she got out and went to Houston’s, the restaurant where she worked, looking for a familiar face, but found that it was closed.  An eerie feeling pervaded mid-town, but it had not turned to panic.  She was determined to get back to her apartment in Queens, but with no public transportation operating, she joined the throngs of people walking out of Manhattan across the Queensboro Bridge.  On her way home she saw thousands of people already queuing up to give blood.

     She was understandably shaken by her proximity to this horrific event, and when she came home to California for Christmas three months later, she decided to stay.  She has returned to New York several times over the last ten years and enjoys all that the ‘Big Apple’ has to offer, but will never forget that day ten years ago when she witnessed history.

American Jobs Act 1 Scene 1

Friday, September 9, 2011

Our president spoke harshly to Congress last night;

Half applauded, while the other half groaned.

Obama’s determined to create and save jobs,

Top priority is saving his own.

It’s going the way of vinyl records and the vacuum tube,

It’s as out of date as a hula hoop and a Rubik’s cube

Its future is like that of the typewriter, or so the techies say;

Just when I learned to run the darn thing, the PC’s becoming passé.

Wives are being ignored , so girlfriends they’ll call;

Or perhaps they’ll spend a bit more time at the local mall.

They thought that they were married, but their husbands have departed;

They’ve crawled into their man caves, ‘cuz football season’s started.

If the economy’s getting you down

And by the market you’re getting drubbed;

You can escape to the 60s this TV season

On Pan Am­ to the Playboy Club

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Back to School . . . Congress!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Our congress can’t play well with others,

Or use their time wisely it seems;

They’re just coming in from their recess,

Firmly set in their partisan teams.

Off to school go our kids for the learning

Of lessons about right and wrong,

Maybe kids can help to teach congress

Some lessons in getting along.

Yahoo has put Carol Bartz in the gang

With the likes of Koogle and Semel and Yang

All past CEOs, who were given the shoo

Seems there’s not much to Yahoo about at Yahoo!

In New York, Open play for both gals and guys

Was halted because of the threatening skies.

With no roof on the courts, in the water came rushing;

What would you expect at the Meadows called Flushing?

Eddie Murphy’s been picked to host the next Oscar,

 An improvement’s a virtual lock;

For he follows James Franco whose face had the look

Of a man who’d been under a rock.

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Obama’s Pre-game Speech

Friday, September 2, 2011

Obama set his speech to Congress, next Wednesday was the date,

But Boehner said, that is the day of the GOP debate.

So he moved the speech to Thursday, but the time won’t be the same,

‘Cause he knows he can’t compete with the Saints and Packers’ game.

Chrysler’s on an up-tick, so Motor Trend reports;

Their sales are beating GM, Ford and the imports?

They’re selling trucks and minivans , cars in their bigger class;

How quickly we don’t care again about the price of gas.

When it comes to franchise owners, LA seems to come up short,

From Georgia Frontiere to that blow hard, Frank McCourt.

If a Dodgers sale goes through, it could give us all angina,

As the gloves and shoes, now payroll, will all be made in China.

JayLo and Mark Anthony – it looks like that gig’s over.

It seems that little Marky boy is quite the Latin rover.

Mark found a nice hotel room, but who did he check in with?

It’s hard to say because she signed in as a ‘Mrs. Smith’.

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