News In Rhyme
Hurricane Irene hits near NYC
There was once a storm named Irene
Who got tired of the south Atlantic scene
So she went to the East coast
Destroyed New York almost
But not with the destruction foreseen
Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast and New York City forcing evacuations and causing massive flooding through the region. Despite several deaths and perhaps billions in damages, the storm didn't live up to some expectations, especially those of the mainstream media.
Obama calls joint session
Obama called for a joint session of Congress
But the Republicans see it as one big diss
So Boehner said change the day
And Obama let him have his say
And the president looks even more spineless
President Obama requested the legislative leadership for a joint session of Congress. However, the speech conflicted with a debate for the Republican Primary. Citing procedural and logistical reasons, Speaker of the House John Boehner denied the president's request and forced him to delay it one day.
Exxon drills oil in Russia
Russia let Exxon go to the Arctic to drill
But crude oil they better not spill
Cause if they go Exxon Valdez
Bring the habitat to its knees
A lot of wildlife it will kill.
The Russian government has granted American corporation Exxon Mobil permission to explore the Russian Arctic for a potentially vast reserve of oil. Despite the company's victory, not everyone is happy, as environmental groups point to the chance of an economic catastrophe.
More from The Rice Thresher
Rice University students and staff members found offensive flyers in at least two locations around campus on Thursday, prompting a Rice University Police Department investigation and a response from President David Leebron via Twitter. New students arrive this weekend for Orientation Week.
“For a lot of people, you just got to know him over time and before you knew it you were pretty close — sometimes without even realizing it,” Heggie said. “All it took was sitting with him at dinner or playing a few games of pool.”
“He loved to cook, was an excellent chef and often invited whole gaggles of us over to his apartment, working in the kitchen and talking poetry to whoever was nearby while others lounged by the pool,” Johnson wrote. “When I joined the faculty at Rice, he showed me the way, provided an atlas, a compass through the morass of elite academia, and after the presidential election that first semester, often talked me off the proverbial ledge of rage or despair.”