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.

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