Limerick Ode To An Internet Troll

November 28th, 2018

Headline: “Donald Trump, Internet troll”

Is the Donald an Internet troll?
He’s embraced a provocative role
Via lump-of-coal tweets
Filled with lies, memes, and bleats
That betray the huge hole in his soul.

Truckling Trump (Limerick)

November 28th, 2018

I find myself smiling and chuckling
At this new-to-me word: I’ve learned “truckling”
Means obsequious actions,
Like Donald’s attractions
To tyrants … and bootlicker suckling.

Trump V. Reagan (Limerick)

November 27th, 2018
Headline: “Trump brags, ‘I blow Ronald Reagan away’”
 
According to Trump, he’s “far greater”
Than Reagan. Was Reagan a traitor,
Like Trump? Surely not,
Nor a petulant tot!
(Though Trump bests him at image inflator.)

Dear Donald (Quatrain)

November 26th, 2018

No matter how high
you raise your chin,
We see at least three;
You’ll never look thin.

Limerick Ode To Concern Trolls

November 26th, 2018

Pundits tell us to exercise care
Re subpoenas; that Dems should beware
Of behavior too zealous.
Great caution they’d sell us…
Just like GOP warnings they’d air???

Border Surge Stunt (Limerick)

November 26th, 2018

Trump’s surge on the border’s a stunt.
He did it as part of his hunt
For votes and support,
Using fear to exhort
His base, keeping bias up front.

Golfer-In-Chief Trump (Limerick)

November 26th, 2018

In the course of election-month drama,
Trump had scant time for golf — what a trauma!
Donald’s golf time was sparse
In November — poor arse —
So he managed to tie Prez Obama.

(Inspired by this Washington Post Headline.)

Trump Must Pay! (Limerick)

November 26th, 2018

For his crimes and his wrongs, Trump must pay.
It’s essential! We should not delay,
Else the normalization
Of crass aberration
Shall forever remain on display.

Free Market Hypocrisy (Limerick)

November 26th, 2018

Headline: “Trump Threatens GM”

Donald Trump tries to bully and bait
GM’s management. I can not wait
For the free-marketeers
In the GOP spheres
To speak out and the Donald berate.

Trump V. Chief Justice Roberts (Limerick)

November 26th, 2018

Headline: “Trump Resumes Feud with Chief Justice”

Though the Donald can carp, bash, and mock,
He will find he lacks power to block
Or to fire this man:
Justice Roberts. Can’t ban
The Chief Justice. Trump’s in for a shock.

Trump Gives Thanks (Limerick)

November 26th, 2018

Headline: “Trump says he’s thankful for making a ‘tremendous difference in this country'”

Even people whose life seems to suck
Act grateful today. Some thank luck.
Some thank friends, fam’ly, God.
But a narcissist — odd —
Like Prez Trump thanks himself. What a schmuck!

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Alternate, Non-Thanksgiving Holiday Version:

Even people whose life seems to suck
Express gratitude. Some thank their luck.
Some thank friends, fam’ly, God.
But a narcissist — odd —
Like Prez Trump thanks himself. What a schmuck!

Yet Another Episode of “Rules Only Apply To Democrats” (Limerick)

November 20th, 2018

Headline: Trump Dismisses Ivanka Email Story as ‘Fake News’

Remember Trump’s dominant theme?
“Lock her up!” — a Republican meme.
Where are similar rants
Re Ivanka? Those chants;
Could it be they were only a dream?

Unconstitutional Stench of Whitaker Appointment (Limerick)

November 19th, 2018

Headline: “Senate Democrats Sue to Block Whitaker Appointment”

Will a judge block Matt Whitaker’s rise
To Acting A.G.? I surmise
His appointment’s unlawful–
Unspeakably awful…
But just fine in Trump-bootlicker eyes.

Limerick Ode to Truth-Decider Trump

November 19th, 2018

Headline: “Trump Suggests Only He Can Decide the Truth”

What’s true? Donald Trump gets to choose!
That’s just one of his lunatic views.
As a matter of course,
Any claim by a source
That makes Donald look bad is “fake news.”

Trump. v. Schiff (Limerick)

November 19th, 2018

Headline: “Trump Blasts ‘Little Adam Schitt’”

Boorish Trump nicknames Schiff “Adam Schitt.”
(His idea of a comedy bit?)
Churlish Donald emits
Sundry vulgar, cheap hits,
Passing juvenile schtick off as wit.

Trump To Finally Visit California (Limerick)

November 15th, 2018

Headline: “Trump to visit California as wildfire death toll rises”

California is Donald Trump’s bane,
But the Donald is planning to feign
Some warmth for the victims
(Those vile White House dictums!)
Unless he’s a victim of rain.

The GOP Draws The Wrong Conclusions (Limerick)

November 15th, 2018

Headline: “McCarthy Blames Loss of House on ‘Historical Trends’”

Don’t expect any rueful admissions
To explain the Dem’s House seat additions.
No the GOP bends
The truth, blaming trends;
Not its actions and dreadful positions.

Trump’s Post-Election Trauma (Limerick)

November 15th, 2018

Poor Donald’s becoming depressed.
He’s missing his usual zest.
The election last week
Might account for his pique…
But just wait till he’s under arrest.

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Alternate Version — More general

Poor Donald’s becoming depressed.
He’s missing his usual zest.
Things with Mueller look bleak,
Which accounts for his pique…
And just wait till he’s under arrest.

Election Stress (Limerick)

November 4th, 2018

Headline: “There’s Plenty To Stress Over In The ‘Anxiety Election'”

I’m nervous! I’m anxious! I’m stressed!
Leave the house? That entails getting dressed!
Pre-Election Day tension;
Fear, anger, dissension!
I might just pull a “Baldwin.” Need rest!

GOP Indecency (Limerick)

November 2nd, 2018

Donald Trump and his GOP peers
Are exploiting our cultural fears,
Using tactics divisive
And vilely derisive;
Throwing decency out on its ears.