May 14th, 2011


A poem for Jeffrey

The following is a tribute to one of our Venturers, who has his own cake decorating business.  Jeffrey and I baked a Black Forest Cake last week for a fundraising dinner.


As I sat by my window last evening,
     The letterman brought unto me
A little gilt-edged invitation
     Saying, "Gilhooley, come over to tea."

Sure I knew 'twas the Foggertys sent it,
     So I went for old friendship's sake,
And the first thing they gave me to tackle
     Was a slice of Miss Foggerty's cake.

Miss Martin wanted to taste it,
     But really there weren't no use,
For they worked at it over an hour
     And couldn't get none of it loose.

Till Foggerty went for a hatchet
     And Killey came in with a saw;
The cake was enough, by the powers,
     To paralyze any man's jaw.

In it were cloves, nutmegs and berries,
     Raisins, citron and cinnamon, too;
There were sugar, pepper and cherries,
     And the crust of it nailed on with glue.

Miss Foggerty, proud as a preacher,
     Kept winking and blinking away,
Till she fell over Flanigan's brogans
     And spilt a whole brewing of tay.

"O, Gilhooley," she cried, "you're not eating,
     Just take another piece for my sake."
"No thanks, Miss Foggerty," says I,
     "But I'd like the recipe for that cake."

McNulley was took with the colic,
     McFadden complained of his head,
McDoodle fell down on the sofa
     And swore that he wished he was dead.

Miss Martin fell down in hysterics,
     And there she did wriggle and shake,
While every man swore he was poisoned
     By eating Miss Foggerty's cake.

                       -- Unknown
storming the castle

It's not just Washington, I'm sorry to say

In an utterly astounding ruling, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that you have no right to resist an unlawful entry by the police of your home for any reason whatsoever. All you have the right to do is complain about it afterward. So much for the Fourth Amendment.

The Honorable Idiots who voted for this are Chief Justice Randall Shepard and Justices Steven David and Frank Sullivan. I invite you to vote NO whenever they come up for re-election. Dissenting in the case were Justices Robert Rucker and Brent Dickson, who deserve our thanks. Please write your State Senators and Representatives about this hideous decision.