June, 2019

6/1/19
(599)

Former Ethics Chief Shaub says “Beware”.
Fourteen tweets outline why we should care.
It starts with our guy’s
OVER TEN-THOUSAND LIES
And then, things go downhill from there.

6/2/19
(598)

To some it was hard to explain
Why they moved the warship McCain.
Sure he was a brave Vet,
Decorated, and yet
Just the name may cause “Bone Spurs” some pain.

6/3/19
(597)

When Donnie arrived in Great Britain
He tweeted things that weren’t fittin’.
He went on and on
Insulting Mayor Khan.
Sad it’s with Kim Jong Un that he’s smitten.

6/4/19
(596)

George Nader, perhaps worthy of our scorn,
Once hooked up a back-channel to the Kremlin
With Erik Prince, that ol’ Blackwater gremlin.
And now the man’s been caught with kiddie porn.

His Mueller testimony might bring rage
Or just a shrug, depending on your side
But at the airport, on his phone, inside,
Explicit graphics of boys underage.

In White House, met with Kushner and with Bannon,
Despite reports of previous abuses.
Forget his sins, the man has greater uses –
His Middle East connections are like Manon.

For years, he ducked when conflicts had arisen
Through high-placed friends who kept him out of prison.

6/5/19
(595)

While thousands take to protest in the street
And Baby Blimp is floating overhead,
A robot tweets on gilded toilet seat
But Trump sees “great love all around” instead.

A stiff and awkward photo with the queen
No grabbing here. Behavior unassailable.
The BBC depicts him as porcine
How sad for him Fox News is not available.

Lampooning – such a proud British tradition
Grotesque sarcasm not meant to endear
But now it’s not mere folly but a mission
His right-wing message is not welcome here.

(Although the masses jeering truly grates,
He knows that they were bussed in from the states.)

6/6/19
(594)

There’s no deal with Korea.
There’s no deal with Japan.
There’s no deal with the Democrats.
The Art of Deal Man.

There’s no deal on the table.
There’s no deal on the floor.
And there’s no one in the White House
Who knows what the deal is for.

No deal yet on health care
And there’s no deal on the wall
No deal for the veterans
Except the one that’s raw.

There’s no dealing with our allies
There’s no dealing with our foes
The secret deal’s in armaments
(but everybody knows).

The environment will not be dealt with.
Its marker’s overdue,
And ultimately holds the cards.
A few more hands, and through.

No deal on the future.
No deal on the now.
A close eye on the dealer’s hands
Still won’t reveal the how.

When dealing with a dealer
It’s best to take it slow
For what was once a deal
Soon becomes Pay As You Go.

6/7/19
(593)

I’m afraid that it wouldn’t be slandering
To say North Carolina’s been pandering
To conservative bases
And votes with white faces
Through illegal racial gerrymandering.

6/8/19
(592)

So Trump wants to lower the bar
Of restricting emissions by car.
You know that it’s clear
That his plan’s too severe
When the industry says, “Hey, too far”.

6/9/19
(591)

So D-Day has come and has gone.
Brave soldiers who’s memories live on.
We reflect on their fate
But our Prez is irate
That the “D” in it don’t stand for “Don”.

6/10/19
(590)

Kashoggi, we should not forget,
Was killed by the Saudis, and yet
Trump sees their appeal
And will make an arms deal
Unless our own Congress says, “Nyet”.

6/11/19
(589)

The Mexico Trade Deal’s in place!
Trump shows himself off as an Ace!
(But much of this score
Was agreed months before
And a lot of the rest just saves face).

6/12/19
(588)

In this heat it’s quite hard to write jokes.
So much sun that my rhyming brain chokes
A profound fear of fire
Just helps me perspire
So glad Global Warming’s a hoax.

6/13/19
(587)

A foreign adversary’s now a friend,
Based on a rival’s dirt it may provide.
This statement illustrates a great divide:
Corrupted means to justify an end.

In emphasizing winning over leading,
We live in the United States of Trump
And wait for orders on how high to jump
While at the curb, Democracy is bleeding.

The despots and the strongmen he admires
He sides with over loyal opposition
And yet this un-American position
Helps light the torches for his base’s fires.

His answer that he finds no harm in listening.
Reflected in how bright his slime is glistening.

6/14/19
(586)

The man who said it wasn’t fakin’.
Somewhere an oath has been forsaken.
Impeachment action should be taken.

6/15/19
(585)

Iran wants a war, sez Pompeo
Response should come without delay-o.
All this policy wonkin’
Smells like Gulf of Tonkin
It’s hard to believe what he say-o.

6/16/19
(584)

I’d always felt I’d seen that face before
Unseeing porcine eyes, unsmiling sneer
A flat and scolding voice instilling fear
Just like my 3rd grade schoolyard monitor.

The podium had never looked so bleak
Until this chance to throw her weight around.
She’d drag a once free press down to the ground
And straight face’d lie when ‘ere she’d choose to speak.

Evade, deflect, obscure, ignore, deny,
Amazing work by this Gaslighting Queen
Oh Mama, treat those bad reporters mean
And dully normalize the actions of your guy.

Now Governor in Arkansas’ the goal.
For she devoid of conscience and of soul.

6/17/19
(583)

Needing all the support he could bolster,
He pulled current stats from his holster.
But the numbers he’s hidin’
Trail Warren and Biden
So our Prez simply fired his pollster.

6/18/19
(582)

Soon ICE will descend on our nation
Chasing migrants to Donald’s elation
With his great plan to seize
And deport refugees
In this “crisis” of his own creation.

6/19/19
(581)

Orlando’s where he spilled the loving cup
And let its nectar flow down on his base.
Condemned the present press right to their face,
And led the pungent cry to “lock her up!”.

“Those Democrats, you know they’re out to git ya’,
They only want to trash the things we’ve done
And take away your Bible and your Gun.
Without me you will never know what hit ya’.

So cheer me as you smell the swamp I’m draining.
We’ll stand against the angry Left-wing mob
And as I lie, deflect, deny and rob,
I’ll pee on you and you’ll believe it’s raining.”

A rally for this four year long infection.
I shudder when I think of re-election.

6/20/19
(580)

Will Donald pick up the Red Phone.
Is the chance for diplomacy blown.
Will the arms sale end
To our dear Saudi friend.
Will we go to war over a drone.

6/21/19
(579)

It’s all right, kids

Go out and play

We will not go

To war today.

6/22/19
(578)

So Donald says he never met her.
There’s a picture. How could he forget her.
Which one has the say
Of what happened that day.
Of the two of them, I’d have to bet, her.

6/23/19
(577)

The quaint phrase “safe & sanitary”
Sounds nice but still we should be wary.
No toothbrush. No soap.
How ‘bout some beds? Nope.
For children, this sounds more than scary.

6/24/19
(576)

There’s twenty-five hats in the ring.
How much game does each candidate bring.
The passion and vision
To avoid a collision
And dethrone our wannabe king.

May, 2019

5/1/19
(630)

When his facts and his findings got bent,
Bob Mueller expressed his dissent
Barr misled the nation
With his Cliff’s Notes summation
What he said there was not what was meant.

5/2/19
(629)

Stonewalling – a word we hear a lot these days.
The choice that’s made to simply not respond.
A way to screw with whom you are not fond
A way to show the world that lying pays.

And by the way, Barr won’t show up today.
On Wednesday, what he said was quite enough
Kamala’s questioning was just too tough.
It’s all in his four pages, anyway.

In other news, our Government has sued
To wipe away all of Obamacare
Not just the parts Trump doesn’t like in there.
Now that’s our leader’s winning attitude.

Justice, climate, health & education.
The sinking of our once respected Nation.

5/3/19
(628)

Old reporters are standing in breadlines
While online sites rush to beat deadlines
Click bait or gossip.
It’s really a toss up.
While Donald Trump gets all the headlines.

5/4/19
(627)
John Kelly has got our attention
His new gig is sure worth a mention.
This ex Chief of Staff
Rose above the riff-raff
For a future in migrant detention.

5/5/19
(626)

The Derby will not be the same.
Two jockeys were wronged, so they claim.
The winner’s removal
Sparked Trump’s disapproval
I’m sure he thinks Clinton’s to blame.

5/6/19
(625)

Dire news obscured by fierce denial
Our future in a bleak reality
On path to something no one wants to see
Consumption and disposal now on trial.

A million species give or take a few,
Their cries are heard from forest, marsh and ocean
But still this grip upon a toxic potion
Shows clear how very little one can do.

A fragile web in which all are connected
Frayed to a point that’s almost beyond mending
We act as if this party’s never ending
While his’try tells us this is what’s expected.

Our business model praises growth unending
The price: our children’s future that we’re spending.

5/7/19
(624)

Pompeo gets “F” for a grade.
The dude just ain’t right in the haid.
He deserves to get struck
Because only a schmuck
Would praise global warming for trade.

5/8/19
(623)

Amazed by our ‘Boss of All Bosses”.
The number of lies he embosses.
This suave, debonair
Self-made billionaire
Made really a billion in losses

5/9/19
(622)

Get tickets and let’s book some rooms!
Get ready for weird mental zooms!
As time keeps on slippin’
We’ll soon be off trippin’
‘Cuz Denver has legalized ‘shrooms!

5/10/19
(621)

An opulence beyond a global reach
So grand the heights that grace the world’s elite
No gesture of excess too great a feat.
A contrast to the life of those who teach:

A woman, well respected, good repute,
Needs leave her class to seek recovery
Only to make the sad discovery
Her sick leave goes to pay her substitute.

What law creates this gross inequity.
The remedy, the curse of socialism?
Or is our lot forever with this schism
Something about this just seems sick to me.

Could those elected change the status quo
Our his’try gives answer that we know.

5/11/19
(620)

For guys, it’s “wham, bam, thank you, Ma’am”
Raising kids? Some could not give a damn.
With the coming court fights
About women’s rights,
They’ll be sending coat hangers to Alabam’.

5/12/19
(619)

Oh Mary MacLeod
Forgive my troll
But you should have used
Birth Control.

5/13/19
(618)

So with China, we’re in a trade war.
Could you please tell me – what is it for?
This tariff procession
Could cause a recession
We’ll feel when we’re at the store.

5/14/19
(617)

For our problems he has no solution
He colludes as he shouts “no collusion”.
What a twisted sideshow.
Watch our tax dollars go
To fund Barr seeking Trump’s retribution.

5/15/19
(616)

I ask you. What’s wrong with this man.
His insane foreign policy plan.
The only thing fine-a
Than a trade war with China
Is an actual war with Iran.

5/16/19
(615)

It’s hard to fathom all the things we lose
When we restrict a woman’s right to choose.
When men along the line enforce their will,
To make a mess, then stick her with the bill.

We wonder still what constitutes a life,
And ponder rights of woman and of wife
These ongoing debates – they are not new to us,
But government should stay outside the uterus.

A felony for doctors who assist,
While rapists get a slap upon the wrist.
The precious miracle for all to see
Born to a life of pain and poverty.

Please tell me true, what is a child’s worth.
Is life a sacred gift until its birth.

5/17/19
(614)

A fraudster who’s named Conrad Black,
Free from jail, with life back on track.
This convicted crook
Wrote a flattering book
About Trump, who pardoned the hack.

5/18/19
(613)

Venezuela seems under a curse.
The poverty there is perverse.
What sad failed wisdom
Brought death to their system.
In what ways did we make it worse.

5/19/19
(612)

Across the aisle, one man dared to reach
He took the time to read the full report,
Decided Barr’s conclusions fell far short,
And called for Donald Trump to be impeached.

How dare he stoop to put his Country first.
In God’s name, what the hell is this man for.
How could he help his own opponent score.
What made him say “Enough. This is the worst.”

He praised a “brilliant”, “awesome” Constitution.
Said it deserves a government to match it.
Reach past the ones who’d rather break than patch it
And find the just, non-partisan solution.

Uphold the rules and spirit of our system,
E’en when it’s more convenient to resist ‘em.

5/20/19
(611)

With Iran it’s as intense as it gets.
Every day, provocation & threats.
“The end of Iran”
That sounds like a plan.
The hist’ry of war is regrets.

5/21/19
(612)

Robert Smith gave the best present yet
To the fresh Morehouse graduate set.
A donation he’s giving
Will go to forgiving
Forty-million in student loan debt.

5/22/19
(609)

My former staffers have no more to say.
Your flurry of subpoenas do not matter
My talks with Putin? Only idle chatter.
Those black redaction bars are here to stay.

Don’t waste my time with some emoluments clause.
And don’t expect a chat with Don McGhan
Why am I dragging feet? Because I can.
My base could care less if I broke some laws.

My tax returns? I’ve said before. Forget it.
You won’t get far pursuing my finances
Call Deutsche Bank, and you can take your chances.
But push too far and I’ll see you regret it.

This ain’t my first time playing at this game
You know by now, Stonewall’s my middle name.

5/23/19
(608)

While our Prez entertains us with lies,
Where’s the push to de-carbonize?
If we don’t gain some traction
On concerted action,
We’ll be doomed by the sea level rise.

5/24/19
(607)

In an article sad and succinct,
Climate change and inbreeding are linked
With deforestation
To the realization
That Koalas will soon be extinct.

5/25/19
(606)

And now it is time to commence
The politicizing of Intelligence
Barr lied under oath
Let’s impeach them both
And deal with President Pence.

5/26/19
(605)

A record amount for Defense.
As the next round of war will commence.
Enrich those who procure,
Yet we don’t feel secure.
Does this use of our taxes make sense.

5/27/19
(604)

A random cab, behind the wheel a random man.
Articulate, a local, knew the score
Perspectives we had never heard before
His first home, many years ago, Afghanistan.

How many generations grew with war
His work, translating, for a while, took him back
And there he saw an odd man dressed in black
Who knew what his explosive vest was for.

Another time, a Texas poker game
A young man met who’s heart for battle burns
His first time out, he’s not with the returns
The driver slowly, clearly says his name.

A truth in war amidst a many lie
They who are remembered never truly die.

5/28/19
(603)

This weekend, Trump went to Japan.
Cheeseburgers and golf for our man.
He watched Sumo stars.
Spoke about trips to Mars.
If he’s going, that sounds like a plan.

5/29/19
(602)

2016, McConnell said “No.”
Merrick Garland would not make The Show.
But come 2020,
He’ll change his tune plenty
When Trump’s nominee gets a Go.

5/30/19
(601)

A brief appearance, soft, and almost halting.
No revelation and no glib retort
His testimony is in his report
But still, a lack of readership he’s faulting.

A sitting president cannot be charged
And yet quite clearly not exonerated
Now watch intent and wording get debated
And meaning get diminished or enlarged.

Interference in elections of our nation.
Evidence that indicates obstructions
Within those pages, findings and deductions
Now, as expected, Mueller’s resignation.

Before he leaves though, taking time to mention
Some things he needed brought to our attention.

5/31/19
(600)

After Mueller’s news conference adieu,
Trump’s desperate tweets, how they flew.
He spewed allegations
And false accusations.
How sad that his base thinks they’re true.

April, 2019

4/1/19
(660)
Oh no. Here it is, April First.
Its timing is really the worst.
While surrounded by goons,
Half-wits and buffoons,
It is for the Wise Fool that I thirst.

4/2/19
(659)
Disaster relief’s on the shelf.
Thanks McConnell, you fetid old elf.
You find money for tanks,
Israel and the banks,
But America can’t help itself.

4/3/19
(658)

Cindy Yang, a massage parlor sleaze,
Sells Trump access to the Chinese.
Her sly self-promotion
Brought one with a notion
To spread some computer disease.

4/4/19
(657)
So McConnell decides to “go nuke”
Making judges for life, sans rebuke.
He’ll be stacking courts plenty
Until 2020.
This guy makes me just want to puke.

4/5/19
(656)
“Persistent and pervasive threat”
To our security, and yet
This growing white supremacism
Is not perceived as terrorism.

4/6/19
(655)

Six-hundred fifty-five more days, we hope
’Til someone better qualified elected
Begins the tear-down of the walls erected
By this self-serving, grifting Orange Dope.

His tax returns are not for you to see,
Nor the report sat on by William Barr,
Those seeking his new Health Plan won’t get far,
But we can read his Biden tweets with glee.

And now he’s up for dissing Barbara Bush
How brave he is to speak ill of the dead.
But focus on his policies instead,
And find a candidate to kick his tush.

I’m sorry in my rhymes I have no answer
While fretting about windmills causing cancer.

4/7/19
(654)

For asylum, to us they took flight.
Separation then increased their plight.
It’s sad to the heart
That thousands apart
Will take two years to reunite.

4/8/19
(653)
A DHS leader named Kirstjen
Helped our refugee policy worstjen.
On kids she was tough,
But not quite enough.
She’s gone, but she won’t be the firstjen.

4/9/18
(652)

He found his politics while but a youth
With inspiration from Wayne LaPierre
For far-right causes he was always there
To hone his twisted shaping of the truth

At Duke, with Richard Spencer he connected
And after, writing speeches, paid the rent,
Well-crafted words to shade their ill intent
But in him, Bannon’s ghost is resurrected.

Now watch this Machiavelli’s rise in power
This man who serves as Trump’s trusted advisor
Behind him, more articulate, and wiser
Beware the shadow of his shining hour.

The calculating methods of a killer.
The empty, icy soul of Stephen Miller

4/10/19
(651)
Tho I’m sure quite a few will rejoice,
I’d prefer a more moderate voice.
It’s easy to squirm
For his record fifth term.
Netanyahu was not my first choice.

4/11/19
(650)

No tax returns. No Barr report.
And now Assange will go to court.
In the Land of the Free
What it’s legal to see
Makes me think that we’re being sold short.

4/12/19
(649)

Gannett, JetBlue, John Deere, Duke Energy,
Goodyear and Pitney Bowes, Eli Lilly,
Cliff’s, Aramark, Netflix and Salesforce,
GM, Whirlpool, and Molson-Coors – of course!

Tech Data, US Steel, IBM,
And Activision, Penske, MGM
Occidental, Rockwell-Collins, Delta Air
Dominion, Ryder and Alaska Air.

There’s Avis, Owens-Corning and Chevron
Prudential, Honeywell and Amazon,
And don’t forget our friends at Halliburton,
For all the work they do behind the curtain.

These corporations really have it made –
Last year, exactly ZERO TAXES PAID.

4/13/19
(648)
Some folks say that Assange is uncouth.
That his mission’s a crime, but forsooth –
He shows the eruption
Of power’s corruption
To those who can’t handle the truth.

4/14/19
(647)

Words spoken, reassembled by another
Then amplified upon the larger stage,
Delivered just to amplify the rage
Against a Representative, a mother,

A refugee, a story of success,
But still not welcomed by those “in the know”
Because of how she bucks the status quo.
For greatness sought, should she deserve no less.

Renounce the threats of deadly violence
Denounce the leader who with glee, provokes it
And find the heart to calm the fire that stokes it.
Condemn the end this hatred represents.

In life, I find it difficult to be
With those who’d kill with whom they disagree.

4/15/19
(646)

60 Minutes. Pelosi. Nice touch.
Her story, her power, and such.
She showed poise and wit.
Said the Prez was unfit.
But “progressive”? I don’t think so much.

4/16/19
(645)

Grand spire engulfed in flame
Only ash within the frame
Things will never be the same
It hurts just to say the name

4/17/19
(644)

Yesterday, a bipartisan blend
Moved to bring our troops’ role to an end
From the conflict in Yemen
But without much hemmin’
Trump vetoed for his Saudi friend.

4/18/19
(643)

Today “that report” will get shown.
What dark secrets will remain unknown.
Oh, what will it say.
Meanwhile, yesterday,
Kim Jong Un dropped a bomb of his own.

4/19/19
(642)

Muellers report! And now comes the reactions.
Two years, four-hundred fifty pages later,
What truths be told by this investigator,
Between the lines of of Barr’s “gentle redactions”.

Obstruction in eleven distinct cases
And more attempts, all there for our perusal,
But thwarted by his former staff’s refusal.
His policy of lies told to our faces.

He bitched about his lawyer taking notes
Pulled strings to undermine investigation,
Engaging in deliberate obfuscation,
But didn’t work with Russia for our votes.

The spin we got from Barr will come in handy.
Republicans can say it’s fine and dandy.

4/20/19
(641)

This sad, amoral grifter of a leader
This standard bearer for corrupt behavior
What type of soul would choose him as a savior
None but the basest of a bottom feeder.

Appealing to the shallow motivations
To sanctify the covetous and greedy
And better damn the righteous and the needy
While honoring the despots of all nations.

His type in politics is not a stranger
We’ve seen before this shameless anti-hero
The boastful self-enamored orange Nero
Who through his hubris puts us all in danger.

So step right up my friend and take your shot.
Right now he’s president and you are not.

4/21/19
(640)

Today the White House is the place.
A traditional Easter showcase.
It’s a festive affair,
But the only egg there
Is the one that’s on Donald Trump’s face.

4/22/19
(639)

Old friends and new in peaceful celebration
Stark contrast to events a world away
In Sri Lanka, such bloodshed yesterday
What end was served by this foul machination.

When faith and worship come to bloody end
What godly cause could possibly be served
What slaughtered innocents meet fates undeserved,
And in what Hell will perpetrators spend.

But now, my day of quiet joy complete,
In comfort, far away from any dangers
I pause to think of rows of faceless strangers
And mourn the deaths of those I’ll never meet.

How sad to note this heartless insurrection
Can cloud the promise of a resurrection.

4/23/19
(638)

There are reasons for prudent adherences
To who gets security clearances.
So many have tried
But got access denied,
Until Trump jumped in with interferences.

4/24/19
(637
)
Mitch McConnell has made it quite clear:
No room for Progressives this year.
This Senate gate-keeper’s
The left wing’s Grim Reaper
Unless he’s bounced out on his rear.

4/25/19
(636)

In a gesture of interests united,
Vlad Putin and Jong Un were sighted.
They sat down for a chat
About this and that,
And Donald Trump wasn’t invited.

4/26/19
(635)

In Raqqa, our troops were deployed.
Their shelling was hard to avoid.
It slaughtered civilians,
Cost taxpayers billions.
It’s free now, but also destroyed.

4/27/19
(634)

Trump’s new Fed Reserve pick Steve Moore.
For the Billionaire Club, such a whore.
He says everywhere
Folks should pay their fair share.
His solution – more tax for the poor.

4/28/29
(633)

How I long for The Donald’s undoing.
How I hate how this country he’s screwing,
Every lie, spew and boast.
But what bothers the most
Are the people who like what he’s doing.

4/29/19
(632)

With Face the Nation, Lindsay Graham met,
To talk of Mueller, Trump & Barr, and such,
How Democratic scandals make him wet,
But looking into Donald’s – not so much.

With Clinton, he could not dig deep enough.
The length he’d go to keep The White House clean –
Impeach the man for all his acts obscene.
But Donald? Things are different with his stuff.

He’ll overlook what came from Don McGann.
He’s done, and he’s heard all he needs to know.
But words came back to haunt him on that show
His ethics shift depending on the man.

Compare him now to what he’s said and writ.
Lindsay Graham. What a hypocrite.

4/30/19
(631)

News today I did not read or hear.
Did I miss it? Not really, my dear.
I played music instead.
But one item I read:
Rodney Robinson, Teach of the Year.

Our Second Anniversary!

3/17/19
(675)

Two years ago upon this very day
I started with a rather simple verse,
Then daily wrote of world events perverse
In all that time, there wasn’t much to say…

Some houses burned, some famous people died,
Some 36 Trump cronies got indicted,
Flyover states saw cities grow more blighted
White guys with guns mass-murdered for their pride.

The rich got more while workers took a hit.
Our press and whistle-blowers paid quite dearly.
We witnessed stacked courts shifting right so clearly
While Politicians spewed their same old shit.

Brown kids were put in cages, glaciers dwindled,
Big Pharma grew, while sickly folks got swindled,
And blameless souls in countries far away
Were killed by weapons Made in USA.

Atop it all, just watching with a shrug.
Our President, this graceless, tone-deaf thug.

Help celebrate TrumPoetry’s Second Anniversary ~
Share it with your Commie Libtard Snowflake Friends!
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XOXO.

March, 2019

3/1/19
(691)
The new EPA head named Wheeler
Is a big-time Coal Industry dealer.
As his underlings flee,
He claims progress is key –
This safeguard protection repealer.

3/2/19
(690)
If truly we wish value from our future
Then now we must see value in a teacher
A lazy, over-paid, socialist creature
For young and challenged minds, a healing suture.

Inspired and inspiring when at best
This baby sitter, warden, cop and friend
A job of late that’s hard to recommend
And now it’s their resolve that’s put to test.

The Titans, Brokers, Superstars and scammers
And those who’s business is but making money
Contribute less, but take home all the honey.
Demanding Fair is not sickles & hammers.

You know the billionaire DeVos is wise.
She knows well the solution. Privatize.

3/3/19
(689)

There once was a Black man named Stern
Who gave neo-Nazi’s the burn
Through an odd twist of fate,
Took the reins of their hate,
And will force NSM to adjourn.

3/4/19
(688)

Abuse and obstruction; rampant corruption.
Dozens of folks from Trump’s organization.
This Judicial Branch inquiry’s quite a sensation.
And how does our Prez cope with all this disruption?

A lie-filled flag-humping show for his base.
The CPAC Regatta – a week-end long rite
Of Red, White & Blue – with the focus on White.
A break from the troubles outside he must face.

There’s family and friends with questions to answer
Two sons and an in-law, a long list of cronies
Made up of enforcers, grifters and phonies
We know he’s a dealer, but how good a dancer.

The Greatness of our Great American Scandals.
So cast a wide net on Democracy’s vandals.

3/5/19
(687)

When she lost the election, she grieved,
And her many supporters were peeved,
But when Hil made it clear
That she won’t run next year,
I must say I was slightly relieved.

3/6/19
(686)

Their last Summit wasn’t much fun.
Now a nuclear rebuild’s begun.
With his cronies indicted
Too bad Trump got slighted
By his good friend dictator Jong Un.

3/7/19
(685)

With current events off the scale,
Theres much to make one weep and wail.
One’s mood can be gray,
But one good thing today
Is Paul Manafort goes to jail!

3/8/19
(684)

The much anticipated day in court
Came for the “blameless life” of Manafort
When for his acts, committed fraudulently,
His sentencing was offered leniently.

A stellar past in service to corruption,
To global despots fostering disruption
How many through his service came to pain
Before his job as head of Trump’s campaign.

But forty-seven months is what’s expected
When one is white and wealthy and connected.
If you should steal a million or a dollar,
The justice is the color of your collar.

This man has no contrition to confess.
How many have served more for doing less.

3/9/19
(683)

Dave Bernhardt now heads the Interior.
His goal: make protections inferior.
The man sold his soul
To Oil Gas and Coal.
I wish we could kick his posterior.

3/10/19
(682)

There’s a rhyme to write – better get to it.
But I waited too long and I blew it.
One about our Head Crook’s
Signing folks’ Holy Books
But a friend of mine just beat me to it.

3/11/19
(681)

How many billion dollars does it take
To build a border wall that does not break.
How long must lies and prejudice persist
To sell a crisis that does not exist.

Twenty-five million dollars for each mile
Would fund our schools quite nicely for a while
But God’s anointed savior leads our nation –
With Trump in charge who needs an education.

There was a time Republicans stood fast
Against all debt, but lo, that time has passed
Now lining up to feed the Great Machine
They’re printing cash at rates that are obscene.

Security is pushed like a narcotic,
This 700 miles of idiotic.

3/12/19
(680)

Our planet is going insane
With many in fear or in pain
But the sad thing today
Is the passing away
Of the legend of drumming, Hal Blaine.

3/13/19
(679)

When some MAX-8 planes crashed in a flurry,
Governments grounded them in a hurry.
Good precautions to take,
But with Boeing at stake,
Our FAA says “Not to worry”.

(I’m pleased to note that since this rhyme was posted, these coffins on wings have since been grounded in the USA. I guess our President read my rhyme. Bravo!)

3/14/19
(678)
Why on earth would one work to Be Best.
You can pay someone to take your test.
To get in the best schools
There’s two sets of rules –
For the rich, and then all the rest.

3/15/19
(677)

When hatred leaps from thought to manifest
And dreams of bloodshed wake unto the real,
This 8-chan sickness now in stark reveal,
To foster fear and foment more unrest.

A tribute to the slaughters of the past,
These bullets fly in Christchurch of all places
His target – worshippers with darker faces
Demented star with his unwilling cast.

A secret web of hatred cheers it on
For yes, this massacre was broadcast live
What monstrous soul could ever this contrive
Oh One God, please, where on Earth have you gone.

His manifesto brings the darkest clue:
White Children, this man did it all for you.

3/16/19
(676)

When Congress gave Trump a defeat
On his Border Wall Crisis conceit,
While perched on his throne,
He picked up his phone
And delivered his VETO by tweet.

3/17/19
(675)

Two years ago upon this very day
I started with a rather simple verse,
Then daily wrote of world events perverse
In all that time, there wasn’t much to say…

Some houses burned, some famous people died,
Some 36 Trump cronies got indicted,
Flyover states saw cities grow more blighted
White guys with guns mass-murdered for their pride.

The rich got more while workers took a hit.
Our press and whistle-blowers paid quite dearly.
We witnessed stacked courts shifting right so clearly
While Politicians spewed their same old shit.

Brown kids were put in cages, glaciers dwindled,
Big Pharma grew, while sickly folks got swindled,
And blameless souls in countries far away
Were killed by weapons Made in USA.

Atop it all, just watching with a shrug.
Our President, this graceless, tone-deaf thug.

3/18/19
(674)

Steve King jokes about Civil War.
With one trillion bullets to score.
It’s Blue versus Red!
It’s Americans, dead!
This man is depraved to his core.

3/19/19
(673)

The New York AG took a look
At the Trump Foundation ledger book.
Crossing ethical lines
Cost it millions in fines,
For his own benefit he partook.

3/20/19
(672)

Houston’s dark clouds are safe, so they say.
Two days worth of fire. OK…
Naphtha, gas and xylene
Spewing smoke on the scene…
Say “Hello” to your new EPA.

3/21/19
(671)

So New Zealand bans guns of assault.
This will not bring their woes to a halt.
When guns are outlawed,
Liberty will get flawed.
If they live, it’s their own goddamned fault.

3/22/19
(670)

Trump’s budget that’s for 2020
Cuts social program funding plenty.
The poor, sick and old
Get stuck in the cold.
It’s the same ol’
Republican stunt-y.

3/23/19
(669)

Two years and costing over 30 mil,
This nightmare of a “witch hunt” and a “hoax”
This running theme of late night talk show jokes,
But for the facts, we are but waiting still.

For Mueller’s work is in the hands of Barr.
Despite his promise of transparency
How much will Congress really get to see
How deep the revelations and how far.

Now breathlessly we wait for some conclusion
Some clean-up for these many cans of worms
From Deutsche Bank to crony prison terms,
And maybe just a hint of some collusion.

But now the air is filled with pundit chatter
And to his base, the findings will not matter.

3/24/19
(668)

For Econ, Steve Moore has no head.
He just makes up statistics instead.
This man is the joke
Who helped Kansas go broke,
And he’s Trump’s pick to serve on the Fed.

3/25/19
(667)

Yesterday, we were hoping for plenty.
But instead of “Home Run!”, we got “bunt-y”.
If that’s really that,
“Mueller Time” just fell flat.
Let’s hear it for “Trump 2020!”

3/26/19
(666)

The poem of the beast now, six-six-six.
The downward spiral of my daily counting.
With rancor on both sides, the pressure mounting
Combines with ego for a toxic mix.

Exonerated by who he appointed,
Proclaiming victory, this Teflon Don
Is free to proudly perpetrate The Con,
Emerging as his base’s True Anointed.

And with that four-page summary in hand,
He rubs it in the face of his accusers,
Those fiction-writing sick and biased losers
And moves ahead more firmly in command.

It seems, with Russians, he did not consort.
Still we demand to see the full report.

3/27/19
(665)
DeVos says “cut Special Olympics”.
To provide some minor budget fix.
An inspiring show,
But the money must go
To fund projects of some old limp pricks.

3/28/19
(664)

In America, land of the free
We enjoy the right to disagree
For what ever reason.
But I’ll call it treason
If you dare disagree with me

3/29/19
(663)

It’s hard to know where to begin
As I look at The Don and his kin
Rude, callous and vain
Neanderthal brain,
And an ego devoid of chagrin.

3/30/19
(662)
So Trump is absolved of all guilt.
Yet disclosure demands will not wilt.
For some say that Barr
Has gone a bit far,
Causing scales of justice to tilt.

3/31/18
(661)

What once was posed as “truth”, becomes “opinions”.
Convenient second thoughts with trial looming
But what of all the lies, his fans consuming
False flag beliefs dispersed among his minions.

So now his second thoughts on crisis actors
Those twenty-six poor victims really dead
But Alex Jones deflects the blame instead
And points at dark conspiratory factors.

What once was sold as “news”, now “entertainment”
Among the right-wing paranoia lot.
Unwilling to admit the grief he brought
Perhaps his tune will change at his arraignment.

Yes, many times our government has lied.
But Sandy Hook was real, and children died.