Salon readers weigh in on guns in the classroom, Donald Trump and the sequester:
The role of the teacher gets bigger,
In ways that I simply can’t figger.
Teach reading and writing,
And make math exciting,
But also be quick on the trigger?
Bill Maher and The Donald are feuding,
For simian parents alluding.
With ego maligned,
Trump wants Maher fined,
When it’s really the apes should be suing.
There was a was a dreaded sequestration,
That menaced the fate of our nation.
So with courage and grace,
Congress hastened the pace,
Of their mutual masturbation!
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