Time for some humor – with apologies to Clement Moore & Democrats.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas!
1 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the land,
2 Not a Senator was stirring, nor lifting a hand;
3 The Deficits were hung by the Capitol with care,
4 In hopes that Obama & Congress soon would be there;
5 The Democrats were nestled all snug in their beds,
6 While visions of Taxes danc’d in their heads,
7 And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
8 Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap.
9 When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
10 I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
11 Away to the window I flew like a flash,
12 Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.
13 The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
14 Gave the lustre of mid-day to Dependents below;
15 When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
16 But a minature sleigh, and eight Union Reindeer,
17 With the President driving, so lively and quick,
18 I knew in a moment it must be a trick.
19 More rapid than eagles his Advocates they came,
20 And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
21 “Now! AFL, now! NLRB, now! SEIU, and CIOs,
22 “On! Teachers, on! Teamsters, on! Alinsky and Soros;
23 “To the top of the Fiscal Cliff! to the top of the wall!
24 “Now trash it all! Trash it all ! Trash away all!”
25 As dead leaves before the wild Deficits fly,
26 When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
27 So up to the Cliff-top the coursers they flew,
28 With the sleigh full of Hand-outs – and Big Unions too:
29 And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
30 The gnashing and grinding of each little tooth.
31 As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
32 Down the chimney Obama came with a bound:
33 He was dress’d all in loans, from his head to his foot,
34 And his commitments were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot;
35 A bundle of Food Stamps was hung on his back,
36 And he look’d like a beggar just opening his pack:
37 His Obligations – how multiplied! His Deficits – how crippling,
38 His cheeks were like roses, his fingers were rippling;
39 His droll little mouth was drawn up in a grin,
40 As he contemplated hitting the “Rich” on the chin;
41 The bill for a Tax Hike he held tight in his teeth,
42 And his joy encircled his head like a wreath.
43 He had a thin face, and a little flat belly
44 That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly:
45 He was skinny and happy, a right socialist old elf,
46 And I cringed when I saw him in spite of myself;
47 A squint of his eye and a twist of his head,
48 Soon gave me to know I had something to dread.
49 He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
50 And emptied all the stockings; then turn’d with a jerk,
51 And laying his finger aside of his nose,
52 And grasping the Wealth, up the chimney he rose.
53 He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a toot,
54 And away they all flew, after taking the loot:
55 But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight-
56 Thanks for your votes, and to all a good night!
Seriously, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone! All the best for 2013!
The Old Guy PhD