“Troubled”

Republican folks who are “troubled” have doubled
It lets them look noble and oh-so-concerned
A camouflage cover concealing their dealings
Cos voters won’t search very hard, they have learned
This “troubled” Republican faction’s true actions
Are somewhat at odds with the words they lay down;
No chance they’ll be serving the POTUS his notice
It’s more than enough that the press see them frown! [Read more…]

Attention Overload

With all of his bluster, you notice the POTUS—
His hands may be small; his persona is large
But hiding behind him? Loose cannon Steve Bannon,
The racist and bigot who’s really in charge
And there in the shadows, Mike Pence’s offenses
Are under the radar—at least, that’s the plan—
Attending to Trump as the vaster disaster
Means Pence gets to play the Invisible Man [Read more…]

Day One: Trump (Through Spicer) Lies, Officially.

So, Spicer (and Trump) are caught lying, denying
The things we could see with our very own eyes;
Of course, Trump would find “ours is bigger” a trigger
(The man has some sort of fixation with size).
But everyone knows, for this rally, the tally
Was larger than his was–a vast sea of pink!
So Trump made a move like some Cheeto Benito:
Control what they’re told, you control what they think [Read more…]

Unshackled (A Trumped-Up Sepielle)

This race might be one that’s best tackled unshackled—

Unchain me, you losers, and let me fly free!
I think I might surge without Ryan—I’m tryin’;
The best course of action is “Let Me Be Me!”
We don’t need to mention how racist my base is,
Or how xenophobic I am on the stump
It’s anti-establishment voting I’m noting
And no one can play the outsider like Trump! [Read more…]

BPCPL

(that is, Bee Pee Sepielle)

By request by Daniel Midgley (wait, *that* Daniel Midgley? Apparently so), a verse about… well, about a rather remarkable photograph. (please do follow the link–I would love to embed the photo, but as a creator of original content, I am becoming a bit of a stickler for credit where it is due; the photographer, Mark Parrott, shouldn’t have his photo spread all over creation without recompense.) The photo shows… well… a bee. Peeing. in flight. It is a remarkable photo, and I really wish I had taken it. I’ve taken scores of pictures of bees, wasps, flies, and the like in my garden, but never an action shot like Parrott’s. [Read more…]

Trump’s Plan

Republican stalwarts won’t mention “Convention”
Without saying prayers—at least knocking on wood—
It isn’t supposed to be “open”; they’re hopin’
The voters eliminate Trump, as they should
The problem is, Trump’s an attraction—some fraction
Of GOP voters think Trump is the GOAT
In races where Trump has contested, he’s bested
The party elites (when they’ve split up the vote) [Read more…]

Scalia, Jack Bauer, and Torture

There’s a bomb going off in an hour—Jack Bauer
Must find and disarm it, before we all die
And just ere the clock reaches zero, our hero
Comes through, thanks to torture! And so goes the lie.
In truth, this scenario never—not ever—
Describes what we do, or describes what we find!
The truth stands in stark contradiction to fiction
Excepting, of course, in Scalia’s cold mind. [Read more…]

Wanted: Questions For The GOP Debates

The GOP’s seeking suggestions for questions;
They don’t like the ones that reporters might ask
The hopefuls hate people decrying their lying;
They mustn’t expect to be taken to task!
It’s politics, people! It’s ruthless! It’s truthless!
Those fact-focused folks are a pain in the ass
We need to see less confrontation; the nation
Wants leaders like these to be given a pass! [Read more…]

Trick Or Treat!

The kids will be done trick-or-treating, and eating
Huge handfuls of goodies, their Halloween haul
The next step, I know, will be crying, denying
The obvious truth, that they’ve eaten it all.
Their guts will be grumbling—no faking the aching
From too many candy bars, eaten too fast
It seems that’s the point of the season—no reason
To learn self-control and make chocolates last [Read more…]