Archive for August 2018

Pence's eulogy of John McCain had a glaring omission

  The John McCain tribute delivered by Pence Had something about it that should cause offense. McCain loved his country and was a true hero, But  I counted how often Pence used the word: Zero.    

Reflections on Trump's hold on his base

NBC/WSJ poll: Trump approval ‘remarkably stable’ after a stormy week of bad news   A fact that opponents of Trump have to face Is the very alarming support of his base. Perhaps he is right He could kill in plain sight And somehow the wheels of justice outpace.

The Silence of the Lambs: Congressional Republicans in the fold

    King James Bible And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?  [Luke 6:39]   As Trump gets entangled in criminal thickets, What do McConnell and Ryan say?  [crickets]
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Will Trump's iconoclasm change the unwritten rules of the presidency?

  To the norms of his job Trump refuses adherence; Like revoking John Brennan’s security clearance. Let us hope that tradition Survives its attrition And the norms will return upon Trump’s disappearance.

Sara Huckabee Sanders, Trump, and the N-word

  Sara Sanders says Trump’s never used the N-word. At least in her presence it hasn’t been heard. Furthermore, Trump denies it And that’s why she buys it. So it incontrovertibly never occurred.      

The names Trump calls Sessions reflect his own character flaws

          “People who play golf They never would be missed They never would be missed”    [Eric Idle’s lyrics to ‘I’ve Got a Little List’]   Trump continues with Sessions his long-running tiff. He’s missing in action, Trump says, and scared stiff. Like in the Mikado He’s purely bravado And scared stiff... Read more »
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Will Trump be able to eschew his guilt?

Omarosa Claims She Saw Trump Chewing Up Paper In The Oval Office MSNBC headline     Omarosa says Trump ate a criminal note; A proof of wrongdoing about which  he wrote. Can this be why Trump Is remarkably plump And can’t easily button his jacket or coat?

Don Quixote Trump envisions a Space Force

    Trump wants his own Space Force, so it’s a good bet A Space Force our nation is going to get. But I think it’s barmy To have such an army Another sign Trump is a cracked Space Cadet.    

An ignorant Trump vents on forest fires

                                                                                                                                                                                              getty images   “Trump doubles down on his previous ignorant tweet about California #water and fires. The only water that reaches the ocean these days is what’s left AFTER the massive diversions OUT of our rivers for cities and farms. And there’s no shortage of fire-fighting water. Nuts.”  [Tweet from Peter Gleick]   On... Read more »
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Trump throws his intelligence chiefs under the bus

  “’So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election,’ Trump tweeted. ‘Why didn’t he do something about it? Why didn’t he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, that’s why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!'”               [time.com]   The Director of National Intelligence Coats Claims that Russia is... Read more »