Monday, October 10, 2016

#COLUMBUSDAY--Throw Columbus Under the Bus-- BY JC LANGELLE (C) 2016


Can't understand what's all the fuss
And why they want to throw Columbus under the bus.

He borrowed some jewels from the  queen
And set sail for sights unseen.
He headed West looking for the East.
His crew got sick to say the least.

Chris was the captain of the Santa Maria
With him went the Nina and the Pinta
It's a wonder there wasn't a mutiny
Before the discovered the Land O' the Free.

But nowadays he's no longer the man
They badmouth him whenever they can.
He gets the rap for everything
From the halls of Congress to the West Wing.

So if you see a crowd in the street
Keep on walking unless you want to meet
A crowd that likes to holler and cuss
As they throw Columbus under the bus...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

#TRUMP--Ballad of Baton Rouge Donald--POETRY BY JCL (C) 2016

BALLAD OF BATON ROUGE DONALD--by JC Langelle  (c) 2016

Everyone thought that Donald Trump,
Wasn't political and couldn't stump
But there he was right after the deluge
Hauling supplies down to Baton Rouge.

While his opponent was deleting email
Trump knew he was too big to fail,
So right after the 100 year flood
He waded out into Louisiana mud.

The governor told him to stay away
But Trump had a better idea that day
He brought with him the VP Pence
Who wasn't about to sit on a fence.

With all those people in immediate need
Waiting for the water to recede
It was The Donald who showed up first
To find Baton Rouge submersed.

A total of thirteen people drowned,
While Obama played golf, safe and sound.
The governor  didn't want The Donald there,
Obama and the governor didn't care.

If there is a lesson to be learned
It's that respect has to be earned.
In spite of what  we hear from lesser men,
He might  make America great again

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

BELGIUM UNDER ATTACK, OBAMA PLAYS WITH FIDEL--Sitreps, After Action, Bulletins, Alerts--



Brussels terror attacks: What we know now

USA TODAY - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The Belgian government confirmed 31 dead in the attacks. Belgium's federal health minister, Maggie De Block, said the explosions at the airport killed 11 people and injured 81. Brussels Mayor Yvan Majeur put the subway death toll at 20, with more than ...

Capitals assess, tighten security after Brussels attacks

CBS News - ‎3 hours ago‎
It hasn't even been six months since terrorists killed 130 people in a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, 175 miles southwest of Brussels. Attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system have led authorities in Europe and elsewhere ...

Brussels Attacks Underscore Vulnerability of an Open European Society

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Yet none of that evidently disrupted plans for the multiple attacks on Tuesday at Brussels's main international airport and a central subway station in the heart of the capital of the European Union. The new attacks underscored once again not only the ...

Photo Shows Three Suspects in Brussels Attacks - ‎1 hour ago‎
Belgian authorities confirmed to NBC News that a photo of three men at the Brussels airport shows the suspects in Tuesday's bombings. The names of the men in the photo, which was taken from surveillance video, were not released by the Belgian federal ...

Obama calls for change and freedom in Cuba

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) President Barack Obama called for the U.S. embargo against Cuba to be lifted and for Cubans themselves to embrace change in a historic address from Havana. "It's time to lift the embargo," Obama told Cuban officials and dignitaries gathered at ...

Obama, in Havana Speech, Says Cuba Has Nothing to Fear From US

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
“It's time to lift the embargo, but even if we lifted the embargo tomorrow, Cubans would not realize their potential without continued change here in Cuba,” President Obama said in a speech in Havana on Tuesday. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times.

Wayback machines: The classic cars of Cuba

CBS News - ‎8 hours ago‎
As President Barack Obama makes his historic visit Cuba, he's likely to see what any American traveler to Cuba quickly notices: the vintage U.S. cars. When I walked out of Havana's Jose Marti airport this January, I felt as if I had been transported ...

Obama engages in baseball diplomacy in Cuba

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
Under Raul Castro, Cuban baseball players have been allowed to play in leagues in countries like Mexico and Japan. Some defectors have been allowed to return to visit Cuba sfter years of being shut out. Even with the relaxation of some restrictions ...

Expect a trickle, not a wave, of major league talent from Cuba

Washington Post - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The symbolism of Tuesday's events in Havana — an American president addressing the Cuban people, a baseball game between major leaguers and the Cuban national team, American and Cuban flags flying side-by-side – is inescapable. The Tampa Bay ...

President Obama Outlines Path Forward for Cuba

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama stood before the Cuban people on the last day of his historic trip, offering the citizens of the island nation a “saludo de paz.” After engaging with the Cuban government, entrepreneurs, and the faith community, Obama took an ...