Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" on September 14, 1814. Here is a rendition of the complete song performed with a decidedly early 19th Century flair by a group from the University of Michigan.
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Wow seven years since I started this thing (and it's my birthday, too). Yet, this is the third post or so since the last blogiversary. Oh well, life gets busy, commutes get long, and children grow up too fast. I think of stuff but don't get around to posting the way I used to. Well, we'll see what happens over the next year.
Posted by Isophorone at 9:31 PM
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
According to CBS News, former Assistant Secretary of State for Maghreb Affairs Raymond Maxwell has been writing poetry about the Benghazi scandal. The Obama Administration has been eager to frame Mr. Maxwell, a Navy veteran and 20-year foreign service officer, for the terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the Ambassador.
If Mr. Maxwell can write poetry, so can we! Here is a little limerick to complement his efforts:
There was an old lady named Hillary
Who left staff to be killed by artillery,
Her response took the cake:
“What difference does it make?”
She’ll soon need to hire a consiglary!
(Yes, I know it’s “consigliere.”)
If it makes you feel better, I plan to keep my day job!