"Cicero Denounces Catiline" by Maccari‘What’s a Filibuster?’ by David Margolis The Society July 6, 2017 Culture, For Educators, Humor, Poetry 4 Comments It could be a horse thief, or maybe a rustler, A card shark, a pimp, or a sleazy-eyed hustler. A finish on wood that can add to its luster Or moisture on metal that causes some ruster. A Crème Brulee, or a Bavarian custard, French sauce delicious with finest of mustard. Your boss Phil, who is a Procrustean cruster. Alas, you’d be wrong, but wait, please do not fluster. In halls of the Congress when Senators cluster, Their chins in each other’s long faces will thruster, They’re blowing hot air like a tropical guster, And Spittle from faces is flung in a fluster. They hem and they haw and babble and bluster, Succeeding as well as did General Custer, Each side always groping for sixty to muster While nothing gets done—now that’s a filibuster. Related Post ‘When I Speak of History’ by Leonard Dabydeen When I speak of history I speak well; I leave behind the past where broken bones Lay scattered on blistering sands to tell Of atrocities that are m... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 4 Responses Amy Foreman July 6, 2017 Made me smile! Reply David Hollywood July 6, 2017 Humorous and ranging. Reply Sultana Raza July 7, 2017 Witty! Reply Father Richard Libby July 7, 2017 Well done – and pretty much accurate, at least according to the modern usage! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.