Archive for August, 2017

Haiku Quintet, Who’s Next

August 31, 2017

1. “Tampa Bay is due – for a major hurricane – and is not prepared”

2. “Tampa-St. Pete are – the next ducks sitting in the – sights of climate change”

3. “It just takes a high – tide for sea level rise to – flood low lying homes”

4. “Every beach house that – sells they knock it down and build – a mini-mansion”

5. “Florida law lets – people challenge climate change – and evolution”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/health/environment/tampa-bay-climate-change/?tid=graphics-story&utm_term=.9405e2829d7c

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Haiku, Fathers And Sons

August 30, 2017

“One day Doc and Earl – and their sons got together – in Crapalachia”

Haiku Quintet, High Water Houston Blues

August 30, 2017

1. “Human caused hotter – air makes hard rains harder and – happen more often”

2. “Climate change is the – biggest public health crisis – in world history”

3. “Human caused warming – helped make Hurricane Harvey – extra ferocious”

4. “Development gone – wild, royal oil and – Jim Crow own Houston”

5. “Republicans won’t – acknowledge that Harvey is – a climate change storm”

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/opinion/harvey-the-storm-that-humans-helped-cause.html action=click&contentCollection=U.S.&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

 

Houston, A Man-Made Tragedy

August 29, 2017

Every populated area should have a sensible emergency evacuation plan in place and it should be practiced on a regular basis, especially in poorly planned, flood-prone cities like Houston. It’s not rocket science. If you know a storm is coming and you also know the forecast amounts of rain will overwhelm your storm sewer systems you move people out of harms way gradually and sequentially, starting with the neighborhoods most likely to flood and working your way to neighborhoods less likely to flood. You don’t try to evacuate everyone at once and cause gridlock or, even worse, not evacuate anyone and cause the human tragedy that is unfolding in Houston. Adage: “Failing to plan is planning to fail”; Haiku: “If you don’t learn from – past mistakes you’ll keep making – them in the future”

Haiku Quartet, Harvey Bangs Houston

August 28, 2017

1. “Unplanned sprawl wiped out – pasture land that once soaked up – Houston’s floodwaters”

2. “Climate change has turned – five hundred year floods into – annual events”

3. “Failure to plan has – made Houston America’s – first third world city”

4. “America has – its head up its collective – ass on climate change”

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/tony-messenger/messenger-when-water-recedes-in-houston-debate-over-climate-change/article_1bce1e2e-2110-5e5a-a5b9-402ec1b80067.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Haiku Duet, Turd Reich

August 26, 2017

“San Francisco dog – owners plan a brown carpet – to welcome Nazis”

“Only a carpet – of shit is appropriate – for a Nazi walk”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/24/san-francisco-dog-poo-protest-patriot-prayer-rally

Haiku, Old Enough To Be Her Grandpa

August 25, 2017

“For May-December – couples, forever will be – completely different”

Haiku, Ouch

August 24, 2017

“Coach forces screaming – high school cheerleader into – a split; school stonewalls”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/disturbing-video-showing-cheerleader-forced-split-coach-article-1.3438975

Haiku Trio, RIP John Abercrombie

August 24, 2017

“Find your moments of – opportunity but don’t – overly exploit”

“Even tunes you play – a lot; keep them fresh in your – mind and they’ll stay fresh”

“Who else heard this guy’s – tunes for the first time today – and got blown away?”

Haiku Trilogy, The Battle Of Charlottesville

August 22, 2017

“Charlottesville’s cops stood – and watched as armed Nazi thugs – invaded their town”

“Charlottesville is and – always has been a racist – kind of college town”

“With Nazis and the – Klan you can’t equivocate. – They’re bad. Period.”