Friday, May 24, 2013

Today's Deadline Poem Is Short & (Not So) Sweet

There was a period of inactivity following the Germany invasion of Poland in 1939 that is known as "the Phony War." Today, we are living in the Age of the Phony Crisis. The Dumbo/Teabagger racists are soooooooooo desperate for a means to reverse the elections of 2008 and 2012 and remove the unwelcome and unwhite occupant of the White House. It is the Return of the Redeemers. Dumbo/Teabagger racism is as obvious as their stupidity. Why don't they wear their hooded white robes in public and dispel all doubt? Enough dog-whistling code-talk, Dumbos and Teabaggers! Speak the N-word aloud that you whisper among yourselves. If this is a (fair & balanced) indictment of Dumbo/Teabagger hypocrisy, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Another Week In The White House
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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The IRS has made a mess
That brings the White House many stresses.
They need distractions, which they’ve got—
Alas, though, those are other messes. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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