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  1. about 5 hours ago on Tom Toles

    back to Not-at-all-“EMPT…”: Your “entertainments” are good reads {Graham Greene called some of his lighter pieces “entertainments”, didn’t he?}. … No wishing here for “fame and fortune”, since that might create “pressure” {no fun to produce under pressure, eh what?}.

  2. about 7 hours ago on Tom Toles

    back to NOT-“EMPT…”: A lit-prof’d give you A+++, – pleased f’rinstance that you keep your themes intact through 3 stanzas, all consistent with a proper form. … AND the prof would steal your lines, and at cocktail-parties pretend them hers/his. – - – REALLY worthy, your insight even via pun-whimsy-etc.

  3. about 13 hours ago on Tom Toles

    back to “RO…ON”: Thanx ag’in fer yer incurridgemints.

  4. about 16 hours ago on Tom Toles

    STANDARD-BEARER – {1.40 limericks and a coda}

    We need a standard-bearer

    who’s handy as a policy-repairer

    for the yuuge range of errors

    in the Trump-era terrors,

    whose values are civically fairer

    than what we’ve now got

    in the White House slot.

    … Coda:

    LIke Bernie or Liz

    or some Other whiz.


  5. about 16 hours ago on Tom Toles

    ARTFUL DODGER – {a rhyme and an image}

    Dickens wrote of the “Artful Dodger”

    who was tricky in “Oliver Twist”.

    What would he say ‘bout our UNartful codger? -

    - √ a Prez whose brain is a cyst?,

    who √ oughta be slapped on his wrist?

    or √ slugged with a fist? or √ quickly dismissed?

    or √ something else of a similar gist?

    … Image:

    Trump as the Artful Dodger coaches his White House crew to divert the suckers while he steals their watches:



  6. about 16 hours ago on Tom Toles

    A BIBLE-LESSON – {a pair of limericks}

    I preach here but say it politely,

    that we treat the Bible too lightly.

    Better be contrite

    when not in the right,

    and comply with the Bible forthrightly.

    . . .

    The Bible’s about Man’s Salvation,

    but it’s Also a guide for a nation

    as a “Civic Religion”.

    Yet we’ve only a smidgen

    of respect for its illumination.


  7. 1 day ago on Tom Toles

    TRUMP’S BUDGET – {1.40 limericks}

    How ugly!! How harshly we judge it:

    We’ll forEver be holding a grudge, – it

    ‘way too austerely

    cuts programs severely

    to enrich the Wealthy

    while America’s unhealthy.

    {Above I refer to Trump’s budget.}


  8. 1 day ago on Tom Toles

    PETITION – {a limerick and a coda}

    The petition-signer objects

    that Trump’s got yuuge defects.

    So he signs a petition

    with this prescription:

    “Impeachment’s a timely RX.”

    … Coda:

    The petition sez

    that "The Donald as prez

    makes dangerously sick

    America’s {body politic} body pol-i-tic.

    Let’s dump this dude and do it quick.

    {This petition we’ll re-commence

    when the office goes to Mike Pence.}”


  9. 2 days ago on Tom Toles


    re Rightists’ wrongs:

    Why can’t we resist ‘em? -

    - The blame belongs

    to the Election system

    which distorts the people’s will

    by enabling the Rightists to fill

    the corridors of power

    with pols who devour

    the good of our nation’s {people} peeps

    so’s to serve the greedy creeps.


  10. 3 days ago on Tom Toles

    back to “RO…ON”: Thang kyew fer yer support. I’ve thereupon added three of this mornin’s rhymes.