Archive for December, 2018

Haiku Quartet, Disappearin’ Pension Blues

December 30, 2018

“Private Equity – is legalized piracy – thanks to bankruptcy”

“If you think you can – depend on your pension, you’d – better think again”

“Private Equity – pirates use bankruptcy to – plunder pension funds”

“Beware old hippies – the man won’t stop trying to – nail you to a cross”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-a-grocery-chain-is-dismantled-investors-recover-their-money-worker-pensions-are-short-millions/2018/12/28/ea22e398-0a0e-11e9-85b6-41c0fe0c5b8f_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1yyJDw3VudSOQCFwY91SoIkRS6UgqV1NeroDgyWyRez3obMt8icuIkT4E&utm_term=.0862f808f3c3

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Haiku Duet, Trumpdodger

December 29, 2018

“Trump’s rise sprang from a – crooked foot doctor and a – rigged election vote”

“Imaginary – bone spurs bartered by quack foot – doctor for cheap rent”

Haiku Quartet, The Rise And Fall Of Trumpistan

December 26, 2018

“Trump’s First Team couldn’t – take the ignorance, chaos – and lies so they quit”

“Trump behaves like a – deer in the final stages – of wasting disease”

“There are no adults – to supervise the children – running the country”

“We chose a schmuck and – after all his chutzpah all – we’ve got is bupkes”

Haiku, I Can See For Myles And Myles

December 23, 2018

“Maryland’s fail; play – a high major at home when – students are on break”

https://www.app.com/story/sports/college/2018/12/22/seton-hall-maryland-basketball/2337839002/

Haiku Trilogy, When Putin Says Jump Trump Says How High

December 22, 2018

“Putin’s best pal, Trump – abandons Syria to – ISIS and Iran”

“‘We have defeated – ISIS in Syria’; Trump’s – biggest lie this year”

“Turkish Dictator – Erdogan plays President – Trump like a fiddle”

Haiku Trilogy: Traitor, Coward, Liar, Thief

December 22, 2018

“Trump turns chicken on – ISIS, betrays Kurds and gives – Putin a present”

“Trump borrows a page – from Obama’s playbook and – pulls troops out too soon”

“Trump’s performance is – like watching an extremely – slow motion train wreck”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trumps-surprise-syria-pullout-is-a-giant-christmas-gift-to-our-enemies/2018/12/19/c032c7e4-03ae-11e9-b6a9-0aa5c2fcc9e4_story.html?fbclid=IwAR35FvGG158YUgWoKQSpXcPhTXKZFG8IpeafX0apYhK-CW7p4Mhy4zY2xGg&utm_term=.a5aee2f96f3c

Haiku Quintet, Last Adult In Trump’s White Playhouse

December 22, 2018

“Mattis letter: more – a warning about Trump than – a resignation”; “Putin gets ocean – access, Erdogan gets the – Kurds, Trump gets goose eggs”; “Trump makes enemies – of our allies and allies – of our enemies”; “As an asshole, Trump – is unrepentant, stiffing – and screwing us all”; “What Trump doesn’t know – about world issues would fill – Wikipedia”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/politics/james-mattis-resignation-letter-doc/index.html

Haiku Trilogy, Trumpistan Blues

December 19, 2018

“Trump’s management staff – is ass-kissing sycophants – and twerpy children”

“Trump rearranges – deck chairs as his Titanic – draws nigh the iceberg”

“With Trump at the wheel – of the bus everyone is – on a long strange trip”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/12/11/the-perils-serving-president/0iKRNK6nqLminuUvMrMNtK/story.html

Haiku Duet, With Misinformation For All

December 18, 2018

“Russian hacking and – Republican attack ads – exactly the same”

“Instead of free speech – social media is now – misinformation”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/16/new-report-russian-disinformation-prepared-senate-shows-operations-scale-sweep/?utm_term=.5cffc8e26b93

Haiku, Nosh A Latke

December 17, 2018

“There are eight nights of – Hanukkah and therefore eight – nights to nosh latkes”