Archive for the ‘Patriotism Poems’ Category

Trump/Pence Flag Abuse (Limerick)

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Donald Trump was again on the hunt
For distraction — a tax-funded stunt,
So he told his Veep-peon
To locate a knee on
The ground and to flag the affront.

Taking umbrage at “sins” and “misdeeds”
Is Mike’s hobby; that’s how the guy feeds.
Off he flies to a game
With his pre-ordained claim:
Those Flag-bashing blacks are bad seeds!

A Quintet Of Limericks & Some Quips about Trump, the NFL, Kneeling, & Fake Patriotism

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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Dear Donald: Ballplayers have a 1st amendment right to peacefully protest racism, just as you have a 1st amendment right to make an ass of yourself on Twitter.

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You must stand for the flag; don’t go kneeling!
Such a “diss” at a game sends Trump reeling.
How he’ll rant and he’ll rage!
I suspect at his age
Trump can’t bend without fainting or squealing.

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Neo-Nazis can protest at will,
Wielding arms as they menace and kill.
That’s just fine with Prez Trump.
But black athletes? He’d dump
’Em for kneeling; he treats ’em like swill.

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Trump Tweet: “The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!”

And now some edits for accuracy:

“The issue of kneeling has EVERYTHING to do with race. It is about respect for TRUMP! NFL must respect ME!”

*****

Being Jewish, I know little about kneeling … except that it hurts.

Why is church kneeling good, but field kneeling a “diss?”

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Trump’s been having one hell of a day;
Each athlete and flag-tweet foray
Ran aground with a thud,
Like turds in the mud.
Former allies are fleeing him. YAY!

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I’ve been waiting anxiously for evidence of Trump-voter remorse.

But I never expected it to come from Trump-donor team owners!

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Despite Kelly’s strong will and precision,
The Donald needs MORE supervision;
He’s divisive and worse.
Hence my need to write verse
And provide him with well-earned derision.

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I can’t catch. I can’t run. I can’t throw.
I’ve no clue where those ball things should go.
But the Donald’s a tease,
And his sports-feud re knees
And flags makes me yearn to go pro.

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Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Trump (Limerick)

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Donald’s slogans are fashioned for chumps:
“Buy and Hire American?” Grumps,
Rightly irked by his game,
Notice somehow the same
Rules are spurned by the firms built by Trumps.

“Party First” Politics (3-Verse Limerick)

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

“Party First” Politics (3-Verse Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

When the government runs out of cash
And shuts down, then just who will you bash?
If you’re paying attention,
The party you’ll mention
Is Republican — that’s who you’ll trash.

But misinformation’s widespread
Cuz the public is constantly fed
Big Republican lies
Which attempt to disguise
Who would chop off the government’s head.

Yet the GOP’s mission is clear:
It’s a goal they’ve chased year after year
To stymie Obama,
No matter the trauma
To all that our nation holds dear.

Clint Eastwood Ad Flap Madness (Limerick)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Poor Karl Rove! His delicate sensibilities were offended by Clint Eastwood’s uplifting auto industry Super Bowl ad:

Over stirring French horns and stark photos of Detroit workers, the ad used the auto industry’s rebirth from bankruptcy as a symbol of American renewal and determination. But it contained some shocking language for those, like Mr. Rove, who are easily bruised:

“Detroit is showing us it can be done and what’s true about them is true about all of us. This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again and when we do the world’s going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah.”

And Rove is just one among many Republicans expressing outrage over the ad narrated by Eastwood, a loyal Republican who says the ad has nothing to do with politics.

Clint Eastwood Ad Madness (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It seems Eastwood committed a sin:
His truth-telling ad brought chagrin
To the GOP crowd —
Words of hope said out loud
Are a threat — they might help our Prez win.

John Boehner’s Patriotism Deficit

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Does John Boehner give a damn about our country? Or is he motivated purely by politics. The answer’s obvious.

John Boehner’s Patriotism Deficit (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

John Boehner has made his aims clear
As the debt ceiling deadline draws near.
Doing good ain’t his role.
“Stop Obama’s” his goal.
What a cavalier, faux budgeteer.

John Boehner — Exceptionally Wrong

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Speaker of the House John Boehner apparently can sleep with his eyes open. How else do we explain his odd (and objectively wrong) criticism of Obama’s State of the Union Speech?

If there’s one thing President Obama did go on about a bit about in the State of the Union, it was American exceptionalism — as the National Journal’s Ron Fournier noted at some length.

Two who didn’t entirely notice were Speaker John Boehner and Kathleen Parker. From Parker-Spitzer:

BOEHNER: Well, they — they’ve refused to talk about America exceptionalism. …

It should also be noted that Obama called Boehner Speaker of “The Greatest Nation on Earth.”

Boehner’s nonsensical complaint inspired my latest limerick:

John Boehner — Exceptionally Wrong
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Exceptionalism was missing
From the SOTU says Boehner, dismissing
Obama’s big speech
Which he tries to impeach.
Not list’ning enables the dissing.

Independence Day Ode (Limerick)

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Americans gaze at the sky
On a hot, muggy 4th of July,
Watching fireworks flash
At a flag-waving bash.
Others catch forty winks on the sly.

July 2014 Update: My original “line five” back when wrote this in 2010 was:

“A brief respite from life gone awry.”

But I’ve decided that it’s too depressing, so I changed it to:

“Some even pretend that they’re high.”

But a few hours later I changed it yet again to:

“Others catch forty winks on the sly.”