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News In Rhyme

By Anthony Lauriello     5/22/12 7:00pm


 What rhymes with gay

Last week Obama said his position had evolved

People could marry, no matter the genders involved

It was the same thing Biden said a few days before

And the issue was something Obama could no longer ignore

So he went on ABC to announce his new belief

To some it was a dark day of sin to others a relief

And others just wondered how this move would play

At the ballot box in November on Election Day

Obama told ABC News that he now believed gay marriage should be legalized by the states. While the statement was in no way legally binding it could have broad implications in the same sex marriage debate and this year's presidential contest.

JP goes for broke

JP Morgan lost a lot of money

So much that it was not even funny

The reason for regret

Was a very poor bet

That's made a situation sticker than honey



JP Morgan Chase posted staggering losses of $2 billion dollars, mainly due to risky moves by their trading division. Many executives have already resigned.


European nursery rhymes II

I see London

(Where the Tories lost many seats in Parliament)

I see France

(Where François Hollande beat Sarkozy the incumbent)

I see austerity's underpants

Twinkle twinkle Merkel star

How I wonder how you are

In Europe your economy is so high

But others' debt is making it go awry

Twinkle twinkle Merkel star

How I wonder how you are


Greece's unity government sat on the wall

On May 6th they had a great fall

All the politicians and diplomat men

Couldn't put it back together again

Various governments in Europe favoring austerity measures of controlling debt have suffered electoral losses, including the defeat of French president Nicolas Sarcozy, the defeat of austerity measures by Greek voters, losses by the Tory party in the United Kingdom and losses by Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union in Germany.


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