a modest hud proposal…

a program
on
homelessness
in america
aunt bea
said
i think
we should
let homeless folks
move into the white house
that would
probably
be a good use
of taxpayer money
but
aunt bea
i said
you do recall
the new guy’s there
she said
child
that’s a classic case
of
the lights being on
and
nobody at home

thieves…

aunt bea
had a case
of
the giggles
today
while
reading
the ny times
between
bouts of laughter
she said
the public restroom
in beijing’s
temple of heaven
is using
facial recognition software
to dispense
toilet paper
seems
toilet paper bandits
have been
wiping their
supplies out
so now
a machine
controls
this much-needed
bathroom currency
us currency
on the other hand
is freely dispensed
to aid corporations
and
military programs
while the faces
of
the elderly
and
poor
are not recognized
wonder if
the chinese
could develop
one of those machines
that could regulate
how
our tax dollars
are spent

carefully measured…

carefully measured

each word
and
phrase
crafted by
the finest
wordsmiths
no denial
of wrong doing
one
must avoid
lawsuits
brought on
by momentary
bouts of the truth
such
remorseful words
hurt the bottom line
and mean
a loss of revenue
so
best to avoid
any statements
that could be construed
as an admission
to something
which was
our fault
it’s best
to pin it on
fate
or
an act of god
that’s
a safe one
even the courts
buy into that
as a justifiable
excuse
for
ineptitude
maybe
we should
get the government
to give more tax dollars
to the churches
since
they’re god’s agent
and
they’re cheaper
than legislators
oh it
doesn’t matter
in the end
people
forget
in ten years
and
in ten years
we’ll be
retired

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your tax dollars at work…

your tax dollars at work

i was telling
aunt bea
how upset
i was
with the nsa’s tactics
and
the subsequent
justifications provided
by other agencies
you know
the usual examples
of
how this has
saved
lives
and
all of democracy
kind of a
postmortem
on abuse of power
but
aunt bea
said
what upsets
me more
is the inexcusable
waste
of tax payer dollars
if the nsa
wanted
to know
anything
about us
all they had
to do
was connect to
google
or
facebook
and
they could’ve seen
every association
we have had
and
probably
what
we had
for breakfast
and dinner