Saturday, October 4, 2008



The alchemists in days of yore could not from lead lure golden ore.
Nor Icarus (if myths be facts) draw god-like wing from man-made wax.
And more, the fabled sow’s ear shaper could not pull off the silk purse caper.
But these who challenged nature’s rules were merely optimistic fools.
Their yearnings deep, their motives fair. They dared to dream. They dared to dare.
God-like was their vision bold - changing baser things to gold.

Compare them, if you will, to some, the ALCHEMISTS OF KINGDOM COME.
These modern wizards’ larceny reversed the course of Alchemy.
The gold they found in FANNIE MAE (and FREDDIE MAC, it’s fair to say)
They quickly turned to worthless dross, excepting what they took, of course.
Who are these scoundrels? Who’s to blame? It’s evident from whence they came.
Some, (surprise!) were Bubba’s spawn, others from his Party drawn.

The Democrats in Congress who, to push their Socialist agenda through,
Forced banks to give out mortgage loans to anyone with chromosomes
“Don’t ask about employment or inquire into credit score.
Just pass the money out so we can add to our constituency.”
"Sub-prime, who cares, our Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will save the day.”
"Insure it all, repackage it. Let Wall Street ‘fat cats’ take the hit.”

But, as happens in affairs of man, results don’t always follow plan.
At first things went the D.C. way; the money flow was used to pay
The Liberal Politicos and FRED and FANNIES CEOs.
The Democratic PACs got some, and Congress took and just played dumb.
They heard no evil, saw no wrong, could only hear the Siren’s Song.
Blocked all attempts at oversight, which, no surprise, came from the right.

And now, instead of prison walls, they still inhabit Congress’ halls.
They still get paid by all of us, still free to be felonious.
Free to pass a bailout plot, their ‘damn the public’ honey-pot.
And yet these charlatans complain, while riding on Obama’s train,
"It’s Bush’s fault, the system’s broke, alleviate the workers’ yoke.”
If you believe their Manifesto, the Marx they worship ain’t named Groucho.

NOTE: The three men referred to in the title really operate as one - Barney Franklin Raines Obama.

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