Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What's Happening? Part 2

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Every time I tell myself that things could not get worse
Donald Trump insists on demonstrating the reverse;
Drawing an equivalence between "alt-left" and right
Despite white supremacists' intentions to incite.

One does not wear body armor, helmets, jack-boots, guns,
Carry flaming torches, chanting slogans - Nazi ones' - 
Unless one is looking for a fight, it seems to me...
Yet, again, the President and I do not agree.

Trump believes the "alt-left" charged and then the two sides fought.
Neo-Nazis had the permits, those opposed did not.
"Thank you for your courage," tweets Grand Wizard David Duke.
Ku Klux Klan is pleased perhaps, but I am gonna puke.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Our Basket Overfloweth

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Seems the "basket of deplorables" has overflowed.
Now they're marching through the streets...  They hit the mother-load
When an "alt-right" thug like Bannon found a President
Who'd already demonstrated his own racist bent.

'cause, one thing these "free speech" advocates all have to say
(They'll be here in Boston for a rally Saturday
With their flaming tiki torches waving in the sky,
Wearing Nazi symbols)  Donald Trump's their kinda guy.

I'm a fan of Chomsky's just as much as anyone;
Free speech is imperative...  Yet, when all's said and done,
This could be like screaming "Fire!" in a movie house,
Fanning flames of hatred that are difficult to douse. 

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Losing Sleep

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A nightmare.

Holy crap! The North Koreans have ICBMs
That can reach the USA... It's messing with my REMs.
We are in a pissing contest with a lunatic
And the war of words has escalated pretty quick.

"Power... fire... force, and fury," blustered Donald Trump -
On vacation at his golf course. (White House is "a dump.")
Kim Jong-un then threatened Guam and U.S. bases there.
How can I "rest easy" with those two guys on a tear?

Anybody else but them and I'd only be tense
Figuring a President would show a little sense,
Not sit back and say that we'll wipe Pyongyang off the map...
Never mind a good night's sleep.  I'm lucky if I nap.

Friday, August 04, 2017

The Sum of My Worst Fears

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Since Inauguration Day I've aged a hundred years.
Donald Trump has proved to be the sum of my worst fears,
Multiplied by endless "tweets" plus Russian scandals, squared...
All of which, together, equals me becoming scared.

When the President's unstable (which Trump surely is)
And we're talking life or death decisions that are his
It's a terrifying thought which keeps me up at night;
We have given launch codes to a guy who's not too bright.

I'm not very good at math myself, but I can add.
Evidence is piling up against him...  It looks bad.
Only way to solve this problem is if we subtract
Trump from the equation via an Impeachment Act.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Happy 40th Birthday to the GOAT

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40 years ago today the Brady's had a son.
At the time I'm sure they didn't know he was the one
Whom the sports gods favored over any other child...
On the day that Tom was born they all looked down and smiled.

Tom's a gift the sports gods gave to all New England fans;
One that keeps on giving since, apparently, he plans
To go win another ring.  (He'll need a second hand...
Victory parade route is already being planned.)

On this anniversary of that auspicious day,
On behalf of sports fans everywhere, I'd like to say;
Thank you to the sports gods and to Brady's dad and mom.
Thank you to his teams and coaches...  Happy Birthday Tom!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Resistance Is Futile

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'though the Trump resistance has protested 'til they're hoarse
They can't stop a bully with the power to enforce
His agenda...  All that they can do is slow him down
Since Republicans are choosing to support this clown.

Travel ban is back in place.  Our health care is a mess.
What his ties to Russia are is anybody's guess.
Making policy decisions for the Pentagon
Via tweets... And still supporters back the orange Don.

President's approval ratings matches those of FOX
Viewers of the types of programs where the panel mocks
Those who think that Trump's a con-man and cannot believe
That Americans would prove so easy to deceive.

When the country doesn't share the same reality
"Resistance is futile," say the Borg...  I must agree.
In a time when lines get blurred between what's true or "fake"
I can't see what difference someone like me could make. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


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I have reached that stage in diets when the scale seems stuck;
When it feels like all your dietary options suck...
No more soda, ice cream, bread and butter, pasta, fudge -
Yet, despite the sacrifices, stupid scale won't budge.

I might have to exercise to get off this plateau,
But I'm so far out of shape I have to take it slow.
I found my Jane Fonda workout from the days of yore,
Put it on our smart TV and cleared space on the floor...

15 minutes into it and I was out of breath,
Had to quit before I exercised myself to death.
Maybe I'll try yoga, although, flexible, I'm not.
Still, it is a place to start and might be worth a shot.
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