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Public Pulse March 8th, 2007

THE MOUSE THAT RAN UP THE CLOCK
By James R. Pontious

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Hillary ran up the clock
The clock struck one
Down Obama did come
And Hillary went into shock

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Obama fleeced the flock
He collected their money
But what's really funny
Hillary thinks it's a crock

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Obama the new kid on the block
I didn't vote for the war
You want to hear more?
Get our soldiers out of Iraq

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Listen to Hillary mock
I believed information
From the Bush administration
I voted for G.W.'s talk.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Rudy's the man on the clock
He gets a high mark
For saving New York
But Hillary thinks he's a jock

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
John E. wants to wind the clock
A lawyer by profession
He has an obsession
To be the cock of the walk

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Al Gore wants to save the clock
Al's on a roll
He's cleansing our soul
Can Al save the kids on our block?

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
McCain wants to wind the clock
He dropped the bombs
On the Viet Cong
And he wants to keep bombing Iraq

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Mitts the new face on the clock
A liberal he ain’t
He's a latter day saint
Can Joseph Smith live on our block?

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Dick Cheneys the man on the clock
Dick doesn't fancy
John Murtha and Nancy

Doesn’t Like the Chuckles

To The Editor:

Although your small town small minded little paper that you and your girlfriend run has some amusing aspects to it, your recent childish delight in re-telling (you were obviously just looking for an excuse to run it again) what was a typical, smug right wing pathetic joke in the first place was nauseating.

Spoken like a typical loyal ignorant red-neck who gladly falls lock-step into the mentality that any attempt to intelligently assess our dire situation is the same as “being with the terrorists” and deserves scorn, hatred and ridicule. That’s how to unite a country - promote hatred of anybody who doesn’t agree. You do George, the most ignorant, incompetent, lying traitor in this nations history, proud.

/s/Dan C. Matthews
San Marcos, Ca.

Editor’s Note: I had no idea of what Mr. Matthews was referring to so asked him to clarify. Apparently what set him off was the joke we published a number of weeks ago about a Lexus with a radio that, when the proper buttons were pushed, would play music by whichever artists name was called out . . . and when the driver shouted “Idiot!” at someone who had cut him off the radio played a series of songs by Liberal politicians.

We had one other complaint about this song. We, my girlfriend and I, who run this small town, small minded little paper, found it amusing and stood by the joke after the first complaint. We stand by it now. We typical loyal but ignorant red-necks tend to do that. We pointed out to Mr. Matthews that we have also poked fun at President Bush on several occasions. That did not seem to mollify him.

Cover Story Off the Mark

Dear Sir.

Your article on John Newton is somewhat incorrect. If your speaking about the latest movie Amazing Grace, the movie was not about John Newton. It was about William Wilberforce and his fight for the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. All your historical information on John Newton is probably correct. Did you actually see the movie?

Your statement: “Motion picture life stories tend to not be terribly accurate, (This part I would agree with you. Of course there is never enough time to tell the whole story on screen.) however. John Newton, for example, was nowhere near as handsome as the lead actor in the film. Surprise, surprise! (The lead actor Ioan Gruffudd was playing William Wilberforce. The actor who played John Newton was Albert Finney who by the way is not exactly the most handsome actor these days. He might have been many years ago.)

Ron Lewis

Editor Notes: Mr. Lewis is absolutely correct. We had not seen the movie until this past Sunday evening and, indeed, there is very little featuring of John Newton, and a great deal about William Wilberforce. And, unlike most movies, “Amazing Grace” does portray quite accurately the series of events, largely led by Wilberforce, that led to the abolition of the slave trade in Great Britain.


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