Renovation Blues

The reno guys are here again
To fix all they’ve done wrong
They’ve been here far too many times
I hate this dance and song
Each time they come I have the hope
“This time they’ll do it right”
But have the feeling in my gut
That I’ll still have to fight
For them to paint things properly
To fix each mess they’ve made
‘Cause so far every job they’ve done
Would get a failing grade
But maybe I’m to hard on them
Perhaps I shouldn’t grouse
They’ll do it right this time, I’m sure! …
…They just blew up the house…

The Peacock

the peacock struts about with tail held high
to prove his worth with ostentatious show
convincing those he can with his bold lie
that he is great, and others are below

his colors bright might seem to some to be
a thing of wondrous beauty to behold
but some who look upon him only see
an ugly thing with false veneer of gold

and those who look most closely on his form
might see that he is not, indeed, a bird
but just a donkey who, against the norm
is feathered now instead of simply furred

and though he’d have you think that he’s first class
an ass in fancy plumes is still an ass


any resemblance to a particular world leader is non-coincidental and purely intended

Give Hate a Chance

Give hate a  chance

most likely, you are hated by someone else
so return the favour and hate in return
repay evil with evil
and war with war
or better yet
assume you might be hated
even with lack of evidence
be preemptive
when attacking
lest you be attacked first

Give hate a chance
(and ignore the fact
that hatred
has never helped before)


Sharing at dVerse for OLN

Ten Reasons to Vote for Donald Trump

I’m a Canadian, so I will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming US election. However, I thought I would do a service to my American friends and outline the reasons why you should vote for The Donald

10. People with bad hairdos need a voice in Washington.

9. He’ll provide work for unemployed brick-layers in the construction of the Great Wall along your southern border.

8. You won’t need to worry about saying something stupid, as you will merely be following the example of your president.

7. Jell-o

6. He looks like he could launch a revival of the Three Stooges

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5.  The next president will be much better

4.  You will no longer need to fear foreign spies on American soil…Trump’s mouth is so big that he’ll spill all of your nation’s secrets, so foreign governments won’t need to send any spies.

3.  You will be able to proudly (and truthfully) proclaim, “my goldfish is smarter than the president!”  (or if you don’t have a goldfish, substitute in “this piece of lint I found in my belly button” for “goldfish”)

2.  Comedians won’t be in any danger of running out of material.

1. Canadians have long believed that Americans are less intelligent than we are. I’ve always believed this to be an unfair stereotype, but if you elect Trump, you would prove that this is no stereotype, but is indeed the truth.

Prime Minister of Canada Sexually Assaulted in House of Commons

On Wednesday May 18, 2016, a disturbing incident took place in the Canadian House of Commons (as can be seen in the above video).  I have watched this clip a few times, and I have noticed something that nobody else seems to have realized.  Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, was sexually assaulted by Ruth-Ellen Brosseau, NDP representative for the riding of Berthier—Maskinongé, QC.  It is quite clear that by standing where she was standing, she caused her breasts to inappropriately come in contact with the elbow of Mr. Trudeau.  To make matters worse, Ms. Brosseau then chose to place the blame on the Prime Minister, when it was her breasts that were clearly impeding the path of Mr. Trudeau’s elbow.  I believe that Ms. Brosseau owes the Prime Minister, and for that matter, all of Canada, a sincere apology for her inexcusable behaviour in the House of Commons.

OK.  To be serious for a moment.  Do I actually believe that Brosseau assaulted Trudeau with her breasts?  Of course not.  I believe that about as much as I believe that Trudeau assaulted her.  The fact of the matter is, both Brosseau and Trudeau (and a number of other politicians) were in a place where neither of them should have been at the time.  All of those politicians who are standing on the floor in this video are not where they should be.  So…Mr. Trudeau and Ms. Brosseau, kindly stop acting like children.  Grow up, take your seats, and get back to the business of running this country.



The fit survive the unfit die
Is what one Charles Darwin taught
And though I think it is a lie
If it is true, then here’s a thought:

Why worry where we toss our trash
Or if our plastics fill the sea
For progress, fill the air with ash
Some things will die…just let them be

The strong adapt, ‘come stronger still
Our world will be a better place
So maybe that huge oil spill
Will be a boon to boost our race

If evolution’s true indeed
Pollution, then, is our best chance
To help the future world succeed
In making its next big advance

Survival of the fittest will
Ensure our world is greater still
Don’t worry ’bout what things you kill
It’s good that we’re all sick and ill