Archive for April 2018

On Paul Ryan, a chaplain, and the poor

 ‘For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; naked, and you clothed me; sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.’ “Then shall the just answer him, saying, ‘Lord,... Read more »

A post-surgical post

    I am moving around sore and slowly Like a cleric on promenade holy My surgical hip Won’t allow a brisk clip Until for a time I lie lowly.  

On Macron's bromance with Trump

  When he worked as a banker, Macron, Might’ve been called by Trump on the phone. If it  happened, my guess, Trump was seeking a ‘yes’, But Macron would have turned down the loan.
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Toady Ted Cruz lavishes praise on President Trump

    “President Trump is a flash-bang grenade thrown into Washington by the forgotten men and women of America. The fact that his first year as Commander in Chief disoriented and distressed members of the media and political establishment is not a bug but a feature.The same cultural safe spaces that blinkered coastal elites to... Read more »

Sean Hannity and the Republican clown car.

    I’m not a journalist, Hannity grants. I’m the kind of a person who does song and dance. I amuse in my way With the lies that I say; I’m the clown with a spritzer who wears baggy pants.  

On Putin, Trump, and Russian hookers

  “In a February 2017 conversation, for instance, Trump told Comey how Putin told him, “we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world” even as the president adamantly, and repeatedly, distanced himself from a salacious allegation concerning him and prostitutes in Moscow, according to one memo.”     [chicagotribune.com]   Though it’s commonly thought... Read more »
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Under the radar: Pompeo meets Kim Jong Un

  “Speaking to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort Wednesday, Trump predicted Pompeo ‘will go down as truly a great secretary of state,’ and said that his CIA director ‘got along with [Kim] really well, really great.'”  [politico]   For a meeting that was underhanded In Pyongyang Mike Pompeo landed. But when ’twas revealed The tryst... Read more »

For Nikki Haley, Trumpland is no Bedford Falls

  Our UN ambassador’s Haley Who must work for the president daily Among all the nations. This must test her patience, Like Potter tormenting George Bailey.

A brief reflection on Michael Cohen's Third Client

    Vanity of vanities. And the biggest is Hannity’s.
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Assad's chemical weapons are horrific. But aren't his barrel bombs too?

  There is something I don’t understand: If Assad kills with chemicals banned, We will bomb him at will. Other ways he can kill And it won’t  cross a line in the sand.