Category: Politics

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 »

Debates In Haiku: What's Wrong With The GOP?

Debates In Haiku: What's Wrong With The GOP?
Boos for a soldier The candidates are silent They should be ashamed I only occasionally post non-sports related stuff here, but our “boss”, Jimmy Greenfield. keeps telling us we should post what we’re passionate about. The more I read about what happened at Thursday night’s Republican debate, the angrier I get. Hopefully, after you read... Read more »

Justice In Haiku: Blago Guilty

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich greets his lawyer Sheldon Sorosky as he arrives at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago for the verdict in his corruption trial (Tribune photo by Michael Tercha) Bad day for Blago Guilty on seventeen counts Justice has been done Serious charges Extortion and corruption Wire fraud, bribery It seems quite... Read more »
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Cheap Jokes In Haiku: Oh, Anthony

New York Congressman Finally admits the truth “It was my wiener” Just in case you haven’t heard …  Representative Anthony Weiner on Monday tearfully admitted having a number of online sex relationships with women over the Internet, saying he was deeply ashamed of his actions but would not resign. Weiner, a New York Democrat and... Read more »

Mission Accomplished in Haiku: Osama bin Laden Killed

It’s almost ten years Now a President can say “Mission Accomplished” Some not-so-random thoughts that came to mind as I watched the news that US troops and killed Osama bin Laden and taken custody of his body …   What a difference eight years makes May 1, 2003 – Bush stood on the deck of... Read more »

Not A Haiku Quiz: Mayer or Mayor?

Quizzes are games, right? Games are a type of sport, right? So … try out this quiz. The quotes – not haiku But it’s fun to figure out Mayer or Mayor? I came across this fun little quiz at the Mental Floss website. Can you decide whether these quotes are from Chicago Mayor Richard Daley... Read more »
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National Anthems In Haiku: Canada's Is Better

National Anthems In Haiku: Canada's Is Better
Saturday’s Hawks game Heard two national anthems Best one? Canada We were lucky enough to score some tickets to Saturday’s game between the Blackhawks and the Canucks, although I’m not sure we felt lucky to be there given the poor play on the ice. But, because the Canucks were in town, we did get to... Read more »

SOTU in Haiku: The Sport Of Politics

Hey! Fellow bloggers!Did you watch the speech last night?Any reaction? When Oprah shut down Michigan Avenue last year, we all wrote about it – including a couple of us here at Chicago Sports In Haiku.  The powers that be at ChicagoNow even created an “Oprah Watch” blog. But this morning, when I clicked on the... Read more »

Oprah In Haiku: The Palin Effect?

This might be what Oprah looked liked after interviewing Sarah Palin Just coincidence?Oprah to announce show’s endFour days post-Palin. Politics is sport, right?  But even if it’s got nothing to do with sports, I just couldn’t resist a haiku or two about a couple of my least favorite female celebrities, both of whom made news... Read more »
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