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Oh what fun it is to write as gov'ment has its way!

By HOWARD TROXLER
Published December 24, 2003

JEB BUSH WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

Jeb Bush we have heard on high

No high-speed rail, that vote's denied

Overrule the Schiavo case

Smaller classes? That's a waste.

Je-eh-eh-eh-eh, Je-eh-eh-eh-eh,

Je-eh-eh, eh-eh, Je-eh-eb!

He knows more than you do

Je-eh-eh-eh-eh, Je-eh-eh-eh-eh,

Je-eh-eh, eh-eh, Je-eh-eb!

He knows more than you-u-doo.

UP ON THE STATE PLANES

Up on the state planes, quick, quick, quick,

Johnnie Byrd and Jim King stick

Taxpayers with travel bills

While they draw down the public till.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Who wouldn't go?

Ho! Ho! Ho! Who wouldn't go?

Law-mak-ers are a special class,

And taxpayers can kiss their rears.

PHONE COMP'NY WONDERLAND

Give big cash to politic-ians,

Write the laws for which we're wishin',

We can get 'em all passed

Without battin' a lash

Walking in phone comp'ny wonderland.

Last year was the first we got our law through

Jeb vetoed that bill, which made us frown

"Won't you help us now there's no election?"

"Of course," he says, "I'll sign

this time around."

P-S-Ceeee-'s a joke, of course so,

Rammed the ra-ates right through

and more so,

Now the future is here

Twenty per-cent a year,

Walkin' in phone comp'ny wonderland.

GOOD KING RICK

Good King Rick looked out one day

And set once more to scheming:

"What we need's another deal

"For our small town's redeeming."

Boat race, car race, tall ship stunt

Cruise ships and pep rallies

For fear his burg might be forgot

By folks at Rand Mc-Nal-al-ly.

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CITY COUNCIL

On the twelfth day of City Council

The members gave to me,

Twelve towering condos,

Eleven county squabbles,

Ten Baywalk protests,

Nine-and-forty votes for chairman,

Eight members mumbling,

Seven salaams to the mayor,

Six soliloquies by Jay Lasita,

Five John Bryan schemes!

Four nearly indecipherable

referendum questions,

Three French computerized parking meters,

Two daily sold-out, 1,000-passenger gambling

cruises, starting any day now, honest

And a partridge, subject to the restrictions

of City Code 29-24, subsection (B).

SILENT BUCS

Silent Bucs, no-playoff Bucs,

Should've scored

But the offense (was weak).

Five-yard passes with

no pro-tec-tion,

Kick cov'rage that let

op-pon-ents run,

Flags and de-fens-ive collapses,

To kick field goals they now need a map.

O, LITTLE DESALINATION PLANT

O, little de-sal-in-a-tion plant

How thick thy filters clog

With mussels and such bay debris

That makes your output bog.

A hundred-sixty million bucks

Perhaps it could be worse

But shouldn't they have dipped a jar

To test the water first?

DECK THE YARDS

Deck the yards with TECO's eyesores!

Ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha, ha, ha

Hurt their re-sale prices and more!

Ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha, ha, ha

Do it with-out any warning,

Ha ha ha, ha ha ha, ha, ha, ha!

With pretty words our scheme adorning

Ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha, ha, HA!

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