Archive for 2012

Christmas In Haiku: Songs For Jews

Christmas In Haiku: Songs For Jews
  Some great Christmas songs For those who don’t celebrate The birth of Jesus   I’m Jewish, so the “reason for the season” doesn’t really matter to me. It’s a day off work, a day to spend with family, and a time of the year with great music. Although there are some good Chanukah songs,... 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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Cubs In Haiku: Let It NOT Snow

Cubs In Haiku: Let It NOT Snow
Cubs fans are ready We’re used to setting records When things don’t happen   Today could be the day when Chicago sets a new record for the most consecutive days with no snow. It’s been 280 days, which ties an 18-year record, since our last measurable snowfall. The National Weather Service says there’s a 50... Read more »

Cubs In Haiku: A Chanukah Miracle

The scoreboard seemed to be missing something
Great Chanukah gift Although it’s a bit pricey Cubs Season Tickets   I was sort of conflicted when, on November 28th,  I got an email telling me that my wait for Cubs season tickets had ended.  But ennui turned to excitement on Saturday afternoon, just as Chanukah began.

Cubs In Haiku: Kyuji Fujikawa

Cubs In Haiku: Kyuji Fujikawa
  The Cubs new pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa Japansese, haiku!   The Cubs have reportedly signed Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa. Fans are excited about his 1.77 lifetime ERA, his more than 4-to-1 strike out to walk ratio, and his 40-23 win loss record. That sounds good to me, too.  But I’m mostly excited that his name... Read more »
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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