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By Anthony Lauriello     9/7/11 7:00pm


Republicans Debate

On Wednesday the Republican candidates got mean

And the audience got a circus on the television screen

As Romney and Perry went for each others throats

Producing some interesting and newsworthy quotes

Such as Perry saying Social Security is a lie

And Romney implying his opponent didn't have a shot in the sky

The other candidates looked a little bit obsolete

Even though there are more then two on the ballot sheet

But show this week is not over yet

As Obama speaks tomorrow about making jobs when we have lots of debt

The Republican primary saw yet another debate, this time with Texas Governor Rick Perry joining the candidates. Despite a host of characters, the focus of the debate was on Perry and Romney, the two frontrunners, trading jabs with each other.

Texas Wildfires Rage

Texas has been very, very dry

Due to no rainfall from the sky

Now things are aflame

The fires we must tame

Or even more people will die

Texas Wildfires continue to rage near Austin, destroying thousands of homes. Governor Rick Perry and the administration in Washington say federal assistance will be available to help quell the fires. Even while the flames are under control, the cause of the fires, the vast draught, will still pose vast risks and problems to the state.



Gadhfi Loyalists flee Libya

Loyalists to Col. Gadhfi flee their once autocratic nation

As rebels force them to take a very long term vacation

As the last of the former dictator's strongholds fall

Those guilty of crimes see the writing on the wall

So they go to other countries like Niger so they can be free

Because the International Criminal Court is something they don't want to see

As Libyan rebels consolidate control of the country and engage in peace talks to bring in towns such as Sirte and Bani Walid, news and rumors of Libyan convoys passing into Niger have given worry to the idea that the Col. Gadhafi and members of his government could escape prosecution from the International Criminal Court.

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