Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Taste Test

Steak and chicken
And even an egg
Whatever I’m eating
My dog will beg

A steak that's burnt
Or one that's rare
It makes no difference
My dog doesn’t care

Bagels are chewy
And not eaten quick
Plus my dog licks
The ice cream stick

To bribe my dog
I’ll give her a treat
But never chocolate
Or anything sweet

Less crumbs to sweep
My dog cleans the floor
When begging for food
She’s hard to ignore

She has her own food
But loves tasting mine
She’ll eat her own food
After I dine

By, Randee Saber 11/24/09

Sunday, November 15, 2009

David Letterman, the joke's on you

David Letterman
What’s so funny
Embarrassing people
For lots of money

Making a joke
Out of men who stray
And the wives
They did betray

You got many laughs
And had lots of fun
Your audience knew
What had been done

And then one day
The jokes on you
Your indiscretions
Nobody knew

Your ratings increased
You had to share
Your personal life
Was on the air

Hillary Clinton
Hid her shame
A politician
She became

Mr. Letterman
What do you say
Hillary Clinton
Had gotten her way

By, Randee Saber 11/15/09

Women's group blasts Letterman over sexual affairs with staff
Story Highlights – Washington (CNN) Updated 11:29 a.m. EDT, Thu October 8, 2009
NOW calls David Letterman's behavior inappropriate in the workplace
Letterman on air admitted to sex with employees, apologized to wife
Feminist group urges CBS "to take action immediately"
CBS producer accused in extortion plot against talk-show host
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The National Organization for Women has sharply criticized comedian David Letterman, accusing him of promoting a hostile, uncomfortable work environment.

David Letterman's behavior with employees has created "a toxic environment" in the workplace, NOW says.
"The latest Letterman controversy sheds new light on the widespread objectification of women in the workplace," NOW said in a statement Tuesday. "Most women can attest to the fact that many workplaces are plagued with inappropriate behavior by men in power."
The "Late Show With David Letterman" host admitted last week on his CBS program that he had sex with unnamed employees and had testified about those liaisons before a New York grand jury as part of an alleged extortion attempt.
A CBS producer, Robert "Joe" Halderman, is accused of threatening to go public with embarrassing information about Letterman's private life unless the 62-year-old funnyman ponied up $2 million. Watch NOW's president slam Letteman, CBS »
Letterman made a public apology Monday to his wife, Regina Lasko, who, he said, had been "horribly hurt by my behavior." He said he is trying to repair that relationship.
"Either you're going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you're going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed, so let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me," Letterman told the audience Monday night.
Letterman married Lasko in March, and they have a 5-year-old son together. All the affairs took place before the marriage, Letterman's production company has said.
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One of the women who engaged in a sexual relationship with Letterman was identified as Stephanie Birkitt, an assistant to the talk show host and also a former live-in girlfriend of Halderman.
Letterman spokesman Tom Keaney said that Birkitt is on a paid leave of absence from the show.
NOW said Letterman's behavior was inappropriate in the workplace, saying all employees should be respected for their talent and skills.
"Recent developments in the David Letterman extortion controversy have raised serious issues about the abuse of power leading to an inappropriate, if not hostile, workplace environment for women and employees," NOW said in Tuesday's statement.
Men such as Letterman make decisions on hiring and firing, who gets raises, who advances and who does entry-level tasks, NOW said.
"As 'the boss,' he is responsible for setting the tone for his entire workplace -- and he did that with sex. In any work environment, this places all employees -- including employees who happen to be women -- in an awkward, confusing and demoralizing situation," the group said.
"The National Organization for Women calls on CBS to recognize that Letterman's behavior creates a toxic environment and to take action immediately to rectify this situation. With just two women on CBS' board of directors, we're not holding our breath."

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Definition: poacher: One who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another.

For elephant tusks
These poachers kill
They do it for money
Any maybe the thrill

These giant beasts
Are in harms way
Wherever the poachers
Decide to prey

But what about those
Who kill for no reason
He went to Fort Hood
And did commit treason

A Muslim doctor
Who got his degree
Paid by the Army
He wanted to flee

Assigned to Iraq
He'd soon be deployed
Telling the Army
He was annoyed

Killing his comrades
Now they suspect
Iraqi soldiers
He would protect

By, Randee Saber 11/16/09

Fort Hood Massacre Sends Wake-Up Call to the Nation
Michael Bell
Issue date: 11/12/09 Page 1 of 1
The recent Fort Hood Massacre is the latest "black-eye" to the Obama presidency. This is the first time in history that American soldiers were attacked and killed at a United States military base. The most shocking piece of the puzzle is that the killer was an American soldier. Major Nidal Malik Hasan took the lives of 12 soldiers and wounded 31 men and women. Reports have indicated that Hasan was against the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hasan, a Muslim, reportedly shouted "God is great," in Arabic and then proceeded to open fire on his fellow soldiers. How could this horrific tragedy, executed by an American soldier, happen on American soil?With the increased amount of intelligence and surveillance tactics, implemented under the Bush administration, one would believe that this episode could have been avoided. Surely someone knew of and reported Hasan's discontent and unwillingness to be deployed to the Middle East. Surely someone noticed the warning signs of a man on the brink of total insanity. This leads to the question of why. Why would Major Hasan fear deployment to the Middle East? His ethnicity and faith would have made him a target of retaliation from the rebels in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Islamic militants would have viewed Hasan as a traitor to Allah. Likewise, Hasan's faith would have played a factor in his ability to carrying out his duties to the American military. Many soldiers may have found it difficult to trust him in the line of fire. The Fort Hood Massacre opens of the door to discussion, debate, and deliberation as to the mental stability of our American troops. Our troops are constantly fighting for their lives in foreign lands. They should not have to fight for survival at a "secure" base in Texas. This tragedy is a slap in the face to the American military and a blemish on the Obama report card. What a way to mark the one year anniversary of the President's election. However, the question remains - "What are we fighting for?"