Archive for February 2016

Does Trump aspire to be Il Duce?

  “The Republican front-runner on Sunday retweeted a posting from “@ilduce2016,” a parody account that portrays Trump as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The message: ‘t is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.'”   Trump likes to boast that he is shrewd; That acumen’s his genie. But then belies... Read more »

Trump, what if? It's time to take the sideshow seriously.

  Like most everybody I love a good jest. Especially one that convulses the chest. But the humor’s much darker When a carnival barker May be the next president. Who would have guessed?

To replace Scalia, the Republicans choose ideology over duty

  “We must wait till the people have spoken. In the meantime the system stays broken. If Obama would  promise Another like Thomas, Expeditiously we’d vote the bloke in.”  

Hamstrung by family ties, Jeb decides to stop running

Jeb’s campaign was crawling and gathering moss; So he called on his clan to forestall total loss. To his side trundled  mother As did George, outcast brother.. But Jeb’s surname turned out to be his albatross.  

Trump gets in the ring with the Pope

  Has Trump met his match in the Pope? Such a fight is a slippery slope. Will his vanity tumble In a Vatican rumble That will end any president hope?

A final verdict on Antonin Scalia

  Of his greatness we’ll quibble and fudge; If  granted, I would not begrudge. But in too many cases He left out common faces. Of which God is the ultimate judge.

Constitutionally, Rubio is unfit to be president

  “We need to put people on the bench who understand that the Constitution is not a living, breathing document ; it is to be interpreted as originally meant.”  [Marco Rubio at the last Republican Debate]   It says how it can be amended. By  the courts it has often been bended But Rubio’s  said... Read more »

On replacing Scalia, Republicans advise the President of their dissent

The GOP warns that they all  will obstruct him. And whomever he names to the court deconstruct him. Of the same it is more; We have seen this before. Since Obama’s been Prez they have totally  f…ked him. “He [the president]  shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to... Read more »

Van Gogh slept here.

  [The following verse was occasioned by the Art Institute’s exhibition featuring Van Gogh’s three paintings of his bedroom in Arles, France. The exhibition opens on February 14, 2016.]   Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles didn’t have very much. Two chairs and  a table for washing and such. A bed near the door And a... Read more »

On unemployment, is Trump working with a full deck?

  “Donald Trump made a complete break from reality in his New Hampshire victory speech by declaring that the unemployment numbers are a lie, and unemployment is really 42%. Trump said, ‘I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created. Remember that. Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9... Read more »