Archive for April 2017

The cognitive dissonance of Trump's Syrian and Immigration policies

  Trump says TV pictures were too hard to view. Of dead Syrian children: the world agreed too. Despite  calls to protect them Trump wants  to reject them But what harm can a mother and child ever do?    

Looking for clarity in the Daily Briefings

  Sean Spicer says things to the press That are  hard to unpack, I confess. Should we expect talks Or some more Tomahawks Or is it all anyone’s guess?

Feuding among his team may force Trump to change a bit

  In the White House the plotting gets thicker As the Bannon and Kushner wings bicker. Trump has said, “Knock it off. You are ruining my golf. And  are going to drive me to liquor.”        

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.

The Missiles of April: A triolet

  Trump is acting bellicose. Does anyone want war? No time to react  comatose. Trump is acting bellicose. Which should make us morose. The carnage and the gore. Trump is acting bellicose. Does anyone want war?      

Nunes throws in the towel

  Nunes who said with a headstrong refusal He never  at all would decide on recusal Has now made this choice. We all should rejoice; Less likely the chances he will us bamboozle.  

Mike Pence: Sanctimonious Diner

  “For his part, Mike Pence is also very, very committed to ensuring that there’s never even the slightest appearance of impropriety with regards to his marriage. To achieve such a feat, Pence reportedly won’t have dinner alone with a woman who is not his wife; he also won’t attend any events where alcohol is... Read more »

Jared Kushner, Unmasked

“Kushner was visiting Iraq at Dunford’s invitation to receive briefings on the military campaign against ISIS, and planned to meet with US and Iraqi officials. Iraq is now the latest portfolio handed to Kushner, whose role as Trump’s senior adviser appears to be growing by the day, and whose influence over his father-in-law now extends... Read more »

The Wall along the Rio Grande, or Zinke's Folly

“‘The Rio Grande, what side of the river are you going to put the wall?'” he[Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke] said. “‘We’re not going to put it on our side and cede the river to Mexico. And we’re probably not going to put it in the middle of the river.'”    []   The wall in... Read more »