Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Classics in the News

"According to the Washington Post, Palin Tweeted Monday that 'peaceful Muslims' should 'refudiate' a New York mosque that is being built near the World Trade Center site ...
She followed with this Tweet: “’Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!”"

Sarah, considering a run for President in 2012, followed up with this:
To run or not to run, that’s the questing. Is it more better to suffrage the slams and errors of the lame-stream media or stand up like a mama bear and by deposing, refudiate them?

Meanwhile, Dick Cheney underwent an operation to install a pump that keeps him in a lifelike state but eliminates his pulse. “Doctors cite him as a model for the benefits of modern cardiac care.”
Cheney entertained reporters with a description of his condition ala Gilbert and Sullivan:
I am the very model of the modern care for cardiacs
My granite heart’s protected from erosion by more heart attacks
My pulse, like my location, is completely undetectable
My resemblance to a human is still outwardly respectable

My body is equipped with a new pump that is mechanical
So I remain undead and may maintain my reign tyrannical
Like ghosts and vampires, cockroaches, the damned and all the zombies do
Forever I will walk the Earth, much longer than the lot of you