Headlines:  Don’t worry, Joe, we’re all nodding off.

Well, we’re getting closer to casting the Republican primary vote,

Romney or Santorum? One’s the victor, one’s the goat.

As for Obama, he is confident, even with Biden as his Veep,

His only worry will be during speeches – hoping Joe doesn’t fall asleep.

Money:  When in doubt, blame the Baby Boomers.

The Dow is doing well; housing seems to be rebounding,

But now three experts give dire predictions which are a bit confounding.

Mostly our troubles come from retiring Baby Boomers and the global debt,

So just when we thought we could relax, we learn our gains will be offset.

Sports:  The Lakers play the Heat on Sunday – watch the rematch.

Kobe Bryant was on fire during the All-Star game,

Breaking Jordan’s scoring record, which brought him much acclaim.

But unfortunately Kobe’s nose was broken by a player from the Heat,

Which saved Vanessa from having to do it, for him being such a cheat.

Life:  Joan Rivers was jealous of Billy’s tuck and roll.

The Oscars were predictable, even with Crystal manning the show,

The question on our minds was who had more nips – him or JLo?

Our favorite was Chris Rock, who really was quite funny,

Skewering actors for “working hard” and making so much money.

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Headlines:  Peace and Joy went AWOL this year.

Christmas has come and gone and for us it was terrific,

But the news from other places was tragic and horrific.

Shootings, stabbings, fires … ‘twas the worst Christmas ever for some,

If this trend persists we’ll need a LOT more buttered rum.

Money:  I hope they don’t run out of those lovely Christmas sweaters.

After-Christmas shoppers have started snapping up the sales,

“Maniac Monday” deals brought shopping to a whole new scale.

To sweaters, coats and jackets the bargain hunters were swarming,

They’d better hope that Gore was wrong about all that global warming.

Sports:  Yeah, but did he get a Nutrisystem deal?

Drew Brees surpassed Marino as the passing title champ,

Kobe’s losing games ‘cause his wife’s left him cold and damp.

The bowl games are beginning so this week we’ll be affixed,

To our sofas with some beer, Doritos and Chex Mix.

Life:  We think God would understand.

Maria Shriver is considering taking Arnold back,

Says her religion commands that she should not give him the sack.

Let’s see….serial cheating and fathering another woman’s son?

We think that would even put the Virgin Mary on the run.

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