Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I've spent half of my day fighting with Firefox so I'm late getting a post on here. I wound up doing a system restore and a boot scan and neither worked. I finally uninstalled Firefox 4 and got Firefox 3.6 and so far, it works -- I hope.

A tip of my Thinking Cap for to Mary Contrary for the link to this rather interesting site which featured the poem below. Stop by and visit her and read how her garden grows and common sense politics

Ten Little Republicans

By John Feffer, June 21, 2011

Ten little Republicans, all in a line,
discussing foreign policy one at a time.
They lambaste Obama as socialist slime
inadvertently refuting intelligent design.

They all agree that the Islamic threat
is even more fearful than the national debt.
They couldn't tell Shia from Sunni, I'll bet.
But the sight of an imam sure makes them sweat.

Take Mister Pizza, long-shot Herman Cain,
who won't appoint Muslims during his reign.
His colleagues won’t call this idea insane.
Bigotry's the new normal in this year's campaign.

Mitt Romney believes New START’s a mistake.
He'd "double Guantanamo," for goodness sake.
His other beliefs, ugh, what drugs does he take?
It's a foreign policy that only Heritage could make.

Tim Pawlenty is tougher than all of the rest.
He'd take on all bullies at our country's behest,
like America's a sheriff in the old Wild West
or a pumped-up version of Father Knows Best.

We are Number One, Rick Santorum agrees:
Yet all President Obama does is appease.
Impose a gay sex and abortion freeze
and export intolerance, he loudly decrees.

Then there's the ever-quotable Newt
Subtlety was never his strongest suit
"Obama's anti-colonial, and a Kenyan to boot."
Such idiocies render his other policies moot.

Bachmann and Israel are joined at the hip
Maybe she'll even change her citizenship
I hope her campaign will just be a blip
and the frequent, embarrassing slip of the lip.

Sarah Palin has also drunk the tea.
Even the right doubts her candidacy.
Everything she says Dems quote happily,
like confusing her porch with a foreign policy.

Jon Huntsman's a diplomat, that's all to the good.
He speaks Mandarin, which all of us should.
But speak Republican? I'm not sure that he could.
He'll try tilting right to make us forget where he's stood.

Gary Johnson worries about the money we've spent.
He's proposed cutting the military 40 percent.
Given a chance he'd privatize all government!
Back to the Gilded Age, that's his intent.

Ron Paul also lives on the libertarian fringe,
opposing our excessive militarist binge.
His views on the UN and on taxes make me cringe.
But other Reps now also have an anti-war tinge:

These hawks in doves’ clothing just for the day
only this president's wars will they ever naysay.
Once in the White House, they'd announce "Bombs away."
With the victims and taxpayers the ones left to pay.

The president is rightly critiqued from the left
for ignoring huge gobbets of financial theft,
for not cutting away at the Pentagon's heft,
for wars that leave countries completely bereft.

From this Republican field, there's nothing to fear.
Their foreign policy is anything but clear.
With the economic recovery yet to appear,
don't expect much global talk in the election next year.

Hope y'all are having a great day!

Happy Blogging!!!!



  1. Ach Firefox 4 is a disaster isn't it? I spend so much time force quitting it on my Mac.

    I love the rhyme. There is not one of that rabble I would like to see at the helm of your great nation!

  2. That sounds like my day. I updated to Mozilla 5 which they said was more stable and then in the midst of my writing on a manuscript, everything went black. Any writer knows, no matter how well you were saving, that's NOT good. Lost who knows what ideas as they never come back. Tried a restore to earlier in the week, which lost me all of Mozilla and my bookmarks which led me to then go back to the new firefox... and think I need a scotch on the rocks-- make that a double!

  3. Jams: It worked okay for about a week and then they decided I needed to get 5.0 and all hell broke loose.
    I spent nearly all day on it! Glad you liked the poem!

    Rain: That's where I went wrong, too! I hate when I lose ideas. Some of my best ideas have been lost with crap like this. I'm trying to get in the habit of saving my writing in Word on a flash drive as well as my computer. However, I still don't have all my photos, etc. restored from the crash from hell. Sigh.

  4. I uninstalled 4 as well. What's with it? I'm afraid every time my computer says I have an update, for fear it will wreck everything up.

  5. To all may I suggest Google's Chrome. I dumped Firefox reluctantly last year for the same troubles you are having.

  6. Annie: Sigh. I feel your pain.

    GFB: I went 3.6 but I've noted your input.

  7. Computer woes send us all screaming Kay. I hope it all gets worked out soon for you.

    Love that poem...

  8. I just upgraded to Firefox 5 but have been too busy (guests) to do much I'm hoping I don't have problems somewhere along the way. Glad you've apparently sorted your problems with Firefox.


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