Posts in category "Politics"

Taxes In Haiku: Republican Leader Says Norquist Decides For Them

 Taxes In Haiku: Republican Leader Says Norquist Decides For Them
  Concerning taxes GOPher admits their leader Is Grover Norquist   Sunday on Meet The Press, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted that when it comes to deciding what constitutes a tax increase, the Republican Party simply asks Grover Norquist and follows his instructions. In the midst of McConnell’s Palin-esque repetition of talking point after... Read more »

Amendments In Haiku: The (Limited) Right To Bear Arms

Amendments In Haiku: The (Limited) Right To Bear Arms
  First two Amendments One protects speech, one gun rights But they’re not the same   As the appropriate government response to the massacre in Newtown is debated, we’ll hear gun rights advocates making comparisons between the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution. Wayne LaPierre did it in his poorly-received speech proposing armed guards... Read more »

The Most Offensive Reaction (So Far) To Newtown Shootings

The Most Offensive Reaction (So Far) To Newtown Shootings
No haiku today, just outrage.   For a few days I’ve been trying to compile a list of the most offensive reactions to last Friday’s events in Newtown CT. The most difficult thing was trying to rank them, and decide which was the most outrageous statement or action. A Texas gun store is offering discounts... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Errors In Haiku: Cubs vs. Barney vs. Ryan

Errors In Haiku: Cubs vs. Barney vs. Ryan
The Cubs, Wednesday night Three errors in one inning That was pretty bad But Darwin Barney Set league’s errorless record For second basemen Then there’s Paul Ryan Had more errors than the Cubs In a single speech The Cubs committed three errors in the seventh inning Wednesday night, contributing (along with an anemiac offense) to... Read more »
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Mandatory Haiku: What I'm Thankful For

Mandatory Haiku: What I'm Thankful For
  Today is the day When we’re forced to be grateful For things in our lives Of course, family Everyone says family Thank you, family Thanks to the Ricketts For Theo, Hoyer and Sveum Let’s call this “Year One” Thank you NBA Players and owners alike More time for hockey Thank you GOP Each week... Read more »