Trump’s Covid Failure 20

May 30, 2020

Trump doesn’t give a
flying fuck about Covid
victims or George Floyd

Hey Trump. warm weather
is here. How come your virus
hasn’t disappeared?

Senryu/Haiku Quartet Plus One, Trump’s Covid Failure 19

May 29, 2020

Jacinda Ardern
closed New Zealand’s doors; Trump left
America’s open

Jacinda Ardern
is an authentic leader;
Donald Trump is not

Trump’s incompetence
has killed one hundred thousand
don’t let him kill more

Minneapolis burns
a pandemic rages
Trump golfs

Real leaders: Lincoln after Gettysburg,
Reagan after Challenger, Obama after Sandy Hook.
Fake leader: Trump during Covid-19.

https://theconversation.com/open-honest-and-effective-what-makes-jacinda-ardern-an-authentic-leader-132513

Mud Duck Racism

May 28, 2020

Institutional
racism alive and well
in Minnesota

Minneapolis
cops kill black people faster
than Covid-19

“How many times must a black man cry out ‘I can’t breathe’
before the white cops can hear him?”

Mud Duck justice
seems just as fucked-up as
Mud Duck policing

America’s three
pandemics: Covid-19,
racism and Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/26/minneapolis-police-death-custody-fbi/

Trump’s Covid Failure 18

May 27, 2020

Be kind to Covid
survivors. Be mad at Trump
for making them suffer.

Elect
a functioning adult
in 2020

Senryu/Haiku Sextet, Trump’s Covid Failure 17

May 25, 2020

Trump’s two-week dither
fifty-four thousand painful,
preventable deaths

fifty-four thousand
needless corpses because
Trump ignored warnings

Trump’s incompetence
unleashed Covid-19 to
ravage the nation

Trump’s Covid botch caused
fifty-four thousand needless
American deaths

if lockdowns had come
sooner thousands of people
would still be alive

It’s quite simple, folks.
People are dying because
Trump is President.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/isabeltogoh/2020/05/21/at-least-54000-us-deaths-could-have-been-avoided-if-lockdown-came-two-weeks-earlier/#a5bd49642f10

Senryu/Haiku Duet, Trump’s Covid Failure 16

May 24, 2020

future case study
of failed crisis management
Trump’s Covid fuck-up

Trump closed the front door
(China) but left the back door
(Europe) wide open

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/one-final-viral-infusion-trumps-move-to-block-travel-from-europe-triggered-chaos-and-a-surge-of-passengers-from-the-outbreaks-center/2020/05/23/64836a00-962b-11ea-82b4-c8db161ff6e5_story.html

senryu/haiku trilogy, Trump’s Covid Failure 15

May 23, 2020

be careful folks, Trump’s
Covid fuck-up is nowhere
near being over

when Trump figured out
who was dying Covid stopped
being a crisis

synagogues, churches and mosques
are virus petri dishes
that should not reopen

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/study-estimates-24-states-still-have-uncontrolled-coronavirus-spread/2020/05/22/d3032470-9c43-11ea-ac72-3841fcc9b35f_story.html

A Portrait of Gifted and Talented

May 21, 2020

Lisa Piccirillo
a portrait of the genius
as a young woman

there are two kinds of
genius, the ordinary
and the magical

https://www.quantamagazine.org/graduate-student-solves-decades-old-conway-knot-problem-20200519/#comments

Senryu/Haiku Trilogy, Trump’s Covid Failure 14

May 20, 2020

if Trump’s Covid botch
doesn’t freak you out, you’re not
paying attention

Trump’s Mnuchin and
Pompeo; adult versions
of Eddie Haskell

traits Tump likes: sneaky
little rats, two faced suck-ups
and tinpot bullies

Senryu/Haiku Trilogy, Trump’s Covid Failure 13

May 19, 2020

Trump: bottomless pit
of corruption and topless
mountain of bullshit

corruption is us
State Department employees
run errands, walk dogs

Pompeo sidestepped
Congress on Saudi arms deal
rest of the story