Archive for November 2012

Cubs In Haiku: Season Ticket Ennui

Cubs In Haiku: Season Ticket Ennui
  The wait is over So I should be excited Is it bad I’m not?   There are more than 115,000 people on the Cubs Season Ticket Waiting List. You might be one of them. I used to be on that list, too. But yesterday, when I opened my email, I found a message from... Read more »

Senators In Haiku: Mark Kirk Should Have Left The Senate, But Couldn't

Senators In Haiku: Mark Kirk Should Have Left The Senate, But Couldn't
Mark Kirk had a stroke But remained our Senator There wasn’t much choice   Mark Kirk is recovering from a stroke and has been unable to represent Illinois in the United States Senate.  As a result, we’ve been without half of our representation there for almost a year.  Illinois law, and current circumstances, effectively made... Read more »

Post-Election Haiku: To My Facebook Friends

Post-Election Haiku: To My Facebook Friends
  An open letter To all of my Facebook friends You can come out now   Like many of you who are political activists of one sort or another, my Facebook timeline is full of political posts explaining why you should vote for my favorites candidates or against their “evil” opponents; exposing the hypocrisy of politicians;... Read more »
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Re-Election Haiku: President Obama

Re-Election Haiku: President Obama
The votes are counted Barack Hussein Obama Still our President

Election Haiku: Dead Man Voting

Election Haiku: Dead Man Voting
Man dies while voting Registered nurse revives him He asks, “Did I vote”   According to the Detroit News:   Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile. “I was filling out the form as were an... Read more »

Voting In Haiku: Should Election Day Be A National Holiday?

Voting In Haiku: Should Election Day Be A National Holiday?
Chrysler employees Get the day off for voting But what about us?   Ralph Giles, VP of Design at Chrysler, tweeted this morning that the car maker’s entire workforce would be  given the day off so they could vote. What about the rest of us? Early voting is nice – one way to address problems... Read more »
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Elections In Haiku: Why The Popular Vote Matters

Elections In Haiku: Why The Popular Vote Matters
Not in a swing state? Think your vote doesn’t matter? Better think again. … There are lots of reasons for and against the Electoral College system (aka Pretend Voting) by which we current elect our President and Vice-President. Frankly, it’s shocking, after the 2000 election, that the Electoral College isn’t on the verge of extinction. There’s at... Read more »