Like little stars.
Savvy Salon readers dissect the Ryan budget, Rob Portman’s reversal and more:
In a Salon piece I read by Sirota,
Ryan’s budget exceeds every quota,
Of upper class’ perks,
As the rich get the works.
It kicks the middle-class right in the scrota.
Rob Portman, you demonstrate well,
The ethic conservatives sell:
When it’s my child in need,
Time to challenge the creed;
When it’s yours, damn those sinners to hell.
Red Hook, N.Y.
Now we’ve all heard Reince Priebus’s case,
That the GOP needs a new face.
But Palin just snorted,
And Limbaugh retorted,
“That’s crap – we should play to the base.”
Richard B Weinberg
Winston Salem, N.C.
I saw Donald Trump on TV,
At CPAC, at quarter past three.
He never did balk,
And the theme of his talk,
Was “Me, Me, Me, Me, Me, Me, Me!”
Will abandoning the weapons ban help gun safety?
The size of the pistol one packs,
Relates, if you must know the facts,
To being devoid,
To quote my friend Freud,
Of that which belongs in one’s slacks.
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.