Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tell Your Representatives to Keep Obama Out of Syria

Fortunately, cooler heads seem to be prevailing as America looks poised to engage diplomatically with Russia and Syria to prevent the outbreak of World War 3 in the Middle East. Copy and paste this letter to your representative and tell them to keep it that way. We the People stopped another illegal war from happening in Syria simply by withdrawing our approval for it. Now's the time to keep the pressure on the government that's been forced on us and keep us out of any further foreign entanglements. Your Senate and Congressional members contact info can be found below:

Dear (Senate of Congressman's name here),

            I am writing to urge you to support Rep. Walter Jones’ resolution to impeach Barack Obama if he pursues any form of military action in Syria without Congressional approval. I am also writing to urge you to vote against any form of military action on behalf of the US in Syria.

It is illegal and immoral for the Unites States to engage in wars of aggression against other states that have not attacked Americans. Any other course of action that excludes diplomacy can only be regarded as a war crime. Our good name has been dragged through the mud the world over after years of immoral warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, and our leaders have unscrupulously supported war criminals who have allied themselves with the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda in Egypt, Libya, and now Syria. Americans will no longer stand silent when faced with the prospect of another costly and outrageously immoral war. Won’t you stand with us against the powerful war lobby and bring our troops home? It’s time for America to heal and tend to the grievous wounds she has suffered from endless warfare and a protracted recession created by big banking special interests.

            Please hold Mr. Obama accountable if he commits treason by attacking Syria without the consent of representatives, and pledge to withdraw your consent for any military action in Syria.


            (Your name and location)

Punch and Judy at it again

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wedding Poetry

I have returned, friends, from a rather protracted absence that has seen my wedding and honeymoon. I'm happy to announce that my new wife and I are settling in nicely. I wrote this poem on the occasion of my wife's birthday, but it fits the theme of an epithalamium. Epithalamiums are not traditionally written by the groom, so I adopted the voice of a kindly well-wisher to the bride. Admirable efforts at the form can also be found below. As always I am indebted to the sapphires of their imagery that I have shamelessly burgled from their unguarded estates.


            Beneath the wedding bough
            Spring the saplings of this union.
            Their branches twine together, hand in hand,
            Their veins become the midnight kissers.

            The mad hour of cake,
            Handshakes, and pictures
            Is the baroque pageant for something else.
            For a oneness cutting rivers through a field.

            This ceremony: a cup to taste that river
            Whose polishing fluve will
            Surely rust away the wedding rings
            That are mere baubles of this eon’s pageant.

            Your love gathers it’s lakes into oceans
            Where you will drink everlasting
            To feed the wide, eternal oak
            That only yesterday was two saplings.