Senryu/Haiku Octet: Let’s Get Something Straight, There Is No Emergency

February 18, 2019

“If you enjoy your – freedom don’t thank Congress, thank – the ACLU”

“Trump tramples on the – separation of powers – and the rule of law”

“Your ACLU – will be there for you when your – President goes rogue”

“Trump’s ICE Gestapo – violates the truths that make – America great”

“If you abuse your – power the ACLU – will see you in court”

“The ACLU – has our backs when Presidents – go outta control”

“The ACLU – resists abuse of power – at every level”

“With Congress broken – ACLU is the fourth – branch of government”

https://www.aclu.org/blog/executive-branch/there-no-national-emergency-border-and-trumps-declaration-illegal

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Senryu/HaikuQuintet, Trump’s Fake Emergency

February 17, 2019

“Fact: immigration – is down; fact: drugs and slaves cross – at ports of entry”

“Less racism and – more tolerance would remove – the case for a wall”

“Being President – is just Saturday night at – the frat house for Trump”

“The only thing we – have to fear is Trump himself – (and his cabinet)”

“The true national – emergency is that Trump – is an idiot”

https://www.thenation.com/article/stop-trump-national-emergency-crisis/

Senryu/Haiku, Happiness

February 16, 2019

“May all that you think, – say and do on Valentine’s – be in harmony”

Senryu/Haiku Trilogy,Two Codes To Rule Them All

February 16, 2019

“Make sure your kids know – the codes of computing and – the constitution”

“Innovation and – free speech are now swords; beat them – back into plowshares”

“The only codes you – need to know: computing and – the constitution”

Senryu/Haiku Duet, Mother Nature’s Games

February 13, 2019

“Nature’s ragman draws – circles up and down the trail – hopscotch anyone?”

“Blacktop circles where – the snow has melted invite – a game of hopscotch”

Senryu/Haiku Trilogy, Fear Of Filing

February 13, 2019

“Trump’s surprise: you owe – the IRS and won’t be – getting a refund”

“Republicans lied – those tax cuts they promised were – really refund cuts”

“Were you caught with your – withholdings down? Did your tax – cut become a hike?”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/10/millions-americans-could-be-stunned-their-tax-refunds-shrink/?utm_term=.df73f7d1ceca

Senryu/Haiku Quintet, A Tragedy Waiting To Happen

February 12, 2019

“When a mountain of – dried mud liquifies get the – hell out of its way”

“Mining dams: earthen – berms stacked up like kids blocks with – no reinforcement”

“When you let mining – companies inspect themselves – expect disasters”

“Mining dams: modern – engineering at its worst – and most primitive”

“The Genoa bridge – collapse is an eerily – similar story”

Senryu/Haiku Quartet, The Way Kids Play Is Changing

February 11, 2019

“Once upon a time – children played games; today the – games play the children”

“Breugel the Elder’s – Busy Pictures foreshadowed – Richard Scarry’s books”

“Children at play, hunched – over screens, faces aglow, – mouths hanging open”

“Toy makers employ – experts whose sole job is to – addict your children”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/kids-used-to-make-up-their-own-games-now-the-games-play-them/2019/02/07/d439b42e-2883-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc_story.html?utm_term=.8f3866dd688f

Senryu/Haiku Trilogy, RIP Izzy Young

February 10, 2019

“The Folklore Center – was the citadel of Folk – Americana”

“Dylan’s first concert – might have lost money but it – started a movement”

“Izzy provided – the perfect third space for the – first sixties hippies”

Senryu/Haiku Trilogy, Ambrose Bierce And Mark Twain Are Laughing

February 9, 2019

“Best headline ever – communicates news, plays on – words, triggers response”

“May Trump’s pal Pecker’s – threat to blackmail Bezos blow – up in their faces”

“Trump leaked the pics to – Pecker and blackmail breaks his – Federal plea deal”

https://nypost.com/cover/covers-for-friday-february-8-2019/