Thursday, January 04, 2007


Dear Roscoe:

What the heck's going on in Congress? I heard something on the news about a pierogi taking over the House and being sworn in with a crayon. It was supposed to be a first of some kind, which one could only hope. Can you explain?

--D. Hastert

Dear D.:

Clean out your ears. There were two firsts, and you got them jumbled.

The first first was Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker of the House. That’s not to be confused with a pierogi, which is defined as a Polish semicircular dumpling with any of various fillings, such as finely chopped meat or vegetables, often sautéed after boiling. On the other hand, there could be a parallel here. From what we hear, she’s definitely full of something.

The second first was Keith Ellison, the first Muslim congressman, being sworn in on a Quran or Koran—not a crayon. We sure hope you’re not an Islamophobe or something. We might have to report you to our imam, you dhimmi. Better get with the new program, D.



Blogger Christinewjc said...

Ha ha ha! Roscoe! With all the bad news regarding Pelosi and Ellison...I needed a chuckle... or two!

Thanks for the laughs!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Roscoe Daley said...

Thanks for the encouragement. You're helping me come to a conclusion about blogging: Maybe my core competency is in humor. Blessings...

9:09 PM  

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