Category: the gap between the rich and the poor

Hip-Hop in the West Wing

  “This week, Donald Trump and Kanye West became best friends, brought together by their shared “dragon energy” and over the explicit objections of John Legend.”  [thecut.com]   I laughed when I heard this knee-slapper: Donald Trump is best friends with a rapper. Perhaps Kanye West Might  explain it all best: I chill out when... Read more »

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 »

Donald Trump: A life-threatening toxin in our body politic

    What did we do to deserve to be cursed With a president who is the worst of the worst? He was duly elected But now us has infected With a pernicious boil that Bob Mueller must burst.    
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Donald Trump Jr. looks into the face of abject poverty and remains clueless

  Donald Junior on business in India a while Said that he was impressed by the poor who would smile. His comment just shows What the whole world knows That the president’s family lives in denial.

Trump's tax cuts are handouts to the fattest cats

  So the middle class tax cuts are Trump’s Christmas gift; Although in a few years they’re flotsam adrift. But those with the pelf Like Trump’s family itself Will be riding the crest of a permanent lift.  

Senator McConnell channels Mr. Potter

    “You, you said that they — What’d you say just a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even thought of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what?! Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they’re so old and broken-down that — You know how long... Read more »
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Easter in the wake of Trump: A Triolet

  The magnolia’s about to bloom. No reason now at least to fret. Its beauty overcomes the gloom. The magnolia’s about to bloom. Spring has risen from Winter’s tomb. Its splendor let us not forget. The magnolia’s about to bloom. No reason now at least to fret.

Next year SpaceX will fly two "Musketeers" to the Moon

  “The SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, revealed on Monday that two people have paid for a private mission around the moon, tentatively set for launch in 2018 with the private company’s yet untested Falcon Heavy rocket.”  [theguardian.com]   If your wealth every day does balloon But your boredom increases in tune You can pay for... Read more »

Trump will bring a climate change: Lots of stormy weather

  Tillerson? Sessions? Flynn? Bannon?  It’s plain Fundamentally we will experience pain. How can Putin but grin After Trump’s sworn in As dark clouds overshadow his reign.
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The weight of the presidency will now be on Trump

  Now Trump will be put to the test. Though I’m not sure how well he has known it. His decisions will be second-guessed And each policy failure he’ll own it.