Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

Haiku Trilogy, Deep In The Rotten Heart Of Texas

January 4, 2018

“Greedy bureaucrat – scams millions of dollars from – border wall project”

“Hidalgo County, – Texas: our wretched hive of – scum and villainy”

“Bureaucrats get rich – the old fashioned way; they steal – taxpayers’ money”

https://features.propublica.org/eminent-domain-and-the-wall/eminent-domain-border-wall-godfrey-garza-hidalgo-texas/

Haiku Quartet, Oh Kleptocracy!

April 7, 2017

http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/trump-kleptocracy-watch-an-update?mbid=nl_170404_Daily&CNDID=49221241&spMailingID=10756204&spUserID=MTg0OTkxNzg0Nzg3S0&spJobID=1140294514&spReportId=MTE0MDI5NDUxNAS2

1. “We the Kleptocrats – form a more perfectly foul – and corrupt Union”

2. “We the gullible, – fooled, cheated, flimflammed, lied to, – bamboozled People”

3. “Mister flimflammer, – huckster, bamboozler, cheater, – liar President”

4. “Rest in Peace, Senate – Rules that are fundamental – to democracy”

Haiku Quintet: Fiascomundo 2016, 4

August 2, 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/jul/19/rio-olympics-who-are-the-real-winners-and-losers

1. “Olympics: every – four years corruption and sports – are joined at the hip”

2. “Welcome to Rio – where dining out means food from – dumpsters and landfills”

3. “Welcome to Rio – where being pregnant means a – deaf and blind baby”

4. “Welcome to Rio – where the toilets are blocked up – but shit fills the Bay”

5. “Welcome to Rio – where terrorists and thugs are – in charge of the streets”

Haiku, Biggest Oil Reserves And No Food

June 23, 2016

“During Carnival – we used to throw eggs for fun – now eggs are like gold”

Haiku, FIFA Sucks

May 11, 2016

“FIFA announces – bribing process for World Cup – 2026”

Haiku, African American Disgrace

October 13, 2015

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/10/13/chicago-public-schools-barbard-byrd-bennett-expected-to-plead-guilty/73858752/

“Casinos sang to – Byrd Bennett like the sirens – sang to Ulysses”

Haiku, Corrupting A Beautiful Game

September 2, 2015

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/09/01/436670649/-mob-museum-unveils-fifa-corruption-exhibit

“FIFA is the new – mafia and Sepp Blatter – is its Godfather”

Haiku Octet, The Ravenous Bug Blatter Beast Of FIFA

May 30, 2015

The Ravenous Bug Blatter Beast Of FIFA (haiku octet) 1. “Third world countries, where – corruption is routine are – Sepp Blatter’s lap dogs”, 2. “Blatter is Pope of – the FIFA Church that runs the – soccer religion”, 3. “Cronyism, cash, – corruption and chutzpah run – the FIFA machine”, 4. “Seventy-three brave – countries resisted FIFA’s – blatant corruption”, 5. “As long as there’s cash – FIFA doesn’t care about – its players or fans”, 6. “Working conditions – at Qatar’s FIFA sites could – double as crime scenes” 7. “Qatar’s kafala – lures workers and then withholds – wages and passports”, 8. “World Cup guarantees – a spike in prostitution – for the host country”