Headlines: What we need is some Purple Haze.
This week we’ll celebrate the founding of our nation,
When our white-haired Founding Fathers fought the British for cessation.
Somehow we think they’d be appalled to see our red – blue divisions,
With politicians who can’t compromise and use polls to make decisions.
Money: Beware of unintended consequences.
The markets are red-hot but we’re still wary of Wall Street,
With one squawk from Europeans they could begin a big retreat.
We’ve already seen white papers written about the health care decision,
And we now have the blues – is a new tax what we envisioned?
Sports: The good, the bad, and the downright awful.
Phelps and Lochte competed in blue waters at the Olympic trials,
And Missy Franklin was a phenom with her red nails and flawless style.
Jeneba Tarmoh raised the white flag and won’t make the Olympic team,
And poor Nastia Liukin fell twice, not quite the ending that she’d dreamed.
Life: We wonder what L. Ron Hubbard has to say about this?
After five long years of posing Katie Holmes shook off the blues,
Secretly filing to end her “marriage” to her red-faced mate, Tom Cruise.
On Saturday Alec Baldwin’s bride looked resplendent in glittery white,
And sighed relief that Alec didn’t engage the priest in a fist fight.