Archive for the ‘governance’ Category

Haiku Quintet, Fear And Hate In The Heartland

January 31, 2018

“Racism rears its – ugly head at Iowa – high school basketball”

“Spencer students chant – racist hatred at Storm Lake – basketball players”

“White privilege and – racist leaders enable – teens to fear and hate”

“Art Cullen, the Sage – of Storm Lake, speaks out against – racists and hatred”

“America needs – to dump Trump and Iowa – needs to dump Steve King”

http://www.stormlake.com/articles/2018/01/24/how-did-we-get-here

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Haiku, A Congress Of Dunces

January 22, 2018

“Flu and opioid – epidemics rage; Congress – shuts down CDC”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2018/01/21/this-years-flu-is-nasty-and-getting-worse-and-now-weve-shut-down-the-cdc/#4b3299bb1144

Haiku, “The Koch Brothers own – my entire Iowa – swamp delegation”

January 19, 2018

Memo To Grassley, Ernst and Young: You allowed Trump to hijack the Republican Party and now you preside with a shit show administration. Please do not allow the Federal Government to shut down.

Haiku Trilogy, Shit A Racist Xenophobe Says

January 12, 2018

“Trump calls Africa – a shithole; who will stuff a – sock in his piehole?”

“Norway outranks the – US in every way in – day to day living”

“Trump and his fanbase – racist xenophobes for whom – ‘shithole’ resonates”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-attacks-protections-for-immigrants-from-shithole-countries-in-oval-office-meeting/2018/01/11/bfc0725c-f711-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html?utm_term=.59832b220277

Haiku Trilogy, President Two-Face

January 10, 2018

“Trump denounces birth – tourists yet lets them rent his – Miami condos”

“Like the Argentine – submarine, Trump’s Ship of State – will use up its air”

“Pregnant Russians rent – Trump condos so babies can – be Americans”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russians-flock-to-trump-properties-to-give-birth-to-us-citizens

Haiku Trilogy, Trump Plays His Base Like A Drum

January 9, 2018

“The elephants in – Congress are Trump’s servile, ass – kissing sycophants”

“Reading list for Paul – Ryan and Mitch McConnell: – Faust, The Inferno”

“Which little child – will tell the Emperor he – isn’t wearing clothes?”

Donald Trump is the emperor with no clothes—and the media’s playing along

Haiku Quartet, Treehouse In A Teapot

January 7, 2018

“Small town bureaucrats – are often clueless about – how to do their jobs”

“The city screwed up – they should admit it and not – harass residents”

“When you ask questions – at City Hall always get – answers in writing”

“City Hall said ‘Yes’ – to their treehouse but now they’re – at the Supreme Court”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5241681/Told-treehouse-owners-appeal-Supreme-Court.html

New Year’s Prayer, 2018

January 1, 2018

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from Trump.

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Haiku Quartet, Trump Tax Cut Train Wreck

December 24, 2017

“Dystopia for – the poor; utopia for – the rich: Trumpistan”

“Trump, McConnell and – Ryan are Time Magazine’s – grinches of the year”

“In the Banana – Republic of Trumpistan – the rich get their way”

“Elect Democrats – to repeal and replace Trump’s – tax cut disaster”

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42994-repeal-and-replace-the-trump-tax-plan-a-call-to-action-for-2018

Haiku Quartet, Land Of The Unequal

December 16, 2017

“The US is the – world champion of extreme – inequality”

“Sorry Woody but – America isn’t our – land; now it’s their land”

“If you want to live – long and prosper, learn Danish – or Swedish and move”

“America morphs – from opportunity to – inequality”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/15/america-extreme-poverty-un-special-rapporteur