Archive for September, 2018

Limerick Ode To Christine Blasey Ford

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Thanks to Peter Daou for inspiring my limerick with this tweet:

Woman reports sexual assault.
Woman gets slimed and vilified.
Woman gets called a liar and opportunist.
Woman gets death threats and is forced to leave her home.
GOP MEN: Why did she wait to come forward?

When a gal reports sexual assault,
She’s reviled and she’s slimed. Oy gevalt!
She’s sent death threats galore,
As she gets this what-for:
“Why’d you wait to speak out? You’re at fault!”

Donald The Prognosticator (Limerick)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

WP Headline: “Trump’s insistence on an upcoming ‘red wave’ could make a blue wave higher”

I enjoy watching Donald emote
About upcoming mid-terms; he’ll gloat
About wins and successes.
My hope and best guess is
His base will think “no need to vote!”

Trump’s Fact-Free Opinions (Quatrain)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Woodward Describes Trump: ‘Don’t Bother Me With Facts, I Have Opinions’

The Donald tells minions
his long-held opinions
(though wholly unbacked)
will trump any fact.

Sue Collins Only Wants To Be “Bribed” By Plutocrats (Limerick)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Headline: “Collins calls crowdfunding to get her to oppose Kavanaugh a ‘bribe'”

Anti-Kavanaugh crowd-funding’s bribery?
That’s Sue Collins’ opprobrious gibery
About voters pro-choice
When raising their voice
About threats based on Kavanaugh’s scribery.

Trump’s Truth Deficit (Limerick)

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Here’s a story that many find boring:
The federal deficit’s soaring.
But no doubt Trump will rate it
Fake news and inflated…
As he brags to his fan base adoring.

Trump’s Witch Hunt (Limerick)

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

“That piece in the Times isn’t mine!”
Trump’s cohorts are standing in line
To deny that it’s theirs
Amid yelling and glares
While, to Donald, each one is a swine.

Trump Fears “Fear” (Limerick)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Woodward’s latest, a Trump book called “Fear,”
Will be seen by his fans as a smear:
“There is nary a good word
Re Trump from Bob Woodward,”
They’ll sneer and they’ll jeer and Bronx cheer.

Sasse’s Trump Critique Lacks Freshness (Limerick)

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Headline: “Republican senator slams Trump’s DOJ attack: US ‘not some banana republic'”

Dear Senator Sasse, words are cheap.
Without action, you’re naught but a creep
Who seeks credit for drivel.
Don’t shirk! Do not shrivel.
Be statesmanlike! Act! Take the leap!

Trump-Tweet Billboard Trolls Ted’s Campaign (Limerick)

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Headline: “Activists to remind Texas about Trump’s ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Cruz tweets with mobile billboard”

The Donald’s campaigning for Cruz.
I’m amused (aren’t you?) by this news:
A huge sign filled with tweets–
Donald’s anti-Cruz bleats–
Will be giving both scoundrels the blues.

Donald’s Bad For Our Health (Limerick)

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Donald Trump and his pals make me roil.
They have soiled us and make my blood boil.
How I pray we soon foil them;
In prison embroil them.
In the meantime, o’er lim’ricks I’ll toil.