If Rudy* is a “hand grenade”*
Why did Bolton* send his aide
To disarm the whole charade
While Bolton lounges in the shade?

Well, that is how his wars are made:
From the safety of Bolton’s brain.


Note: *Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of NYC serving as President Trump’s personal attorney and covert diplomat in Ukraine. *John Bolton was the former National Security Advisor who referred to Giuliani as a *”hand grenade” regarding efforts to force the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden and his son. 

Because no one will pay to build His WALL–
Not Mexico, not Congress, not even the Wall

Street Journal or Faux News, not anyone
The PRESIDENT will send soldiers with guns

To make sure Mexico does not invade.
Nat. Guard will guard the desert (without shade)

As long as Trump proclaims that they will stand
On rattlesnakes and in the Rio Grande.

And who will pay to build this Human Wall?
We humans who don’t need this wall at all.

Robert E Lee statue at Lee Circle New Orleans being removed from atop the column. By Infrogmation of New Orleans (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Rumple Oxbridge, liberal lyricist

It’s sad to see, the president said,
knocking down our metal-molded

racist generals green with age.
Once such men were all the rage,

killing to keep owning slaves.
You gotta admit, they looked brave

on their green horses, on pedestals,
so “beautiful” were those generals

as all the monuments to war
obscuring what all war is for:

killing in the name of _______.
(Fill in whatever beautiful cause you approve of.)

Those Confederate generals will be missed
by mostly guys who think the South was dissed

by Abe Lincoln and abolitionists.
The rest of us don’t give a ______.

But I agree with Trump when he
said we can learn from history:

Racism and violence we should resist.
We need more monuments to pacifists.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C. Photo by John Frederick Kaufman. All rights reserved.

The Pacific regrets it will not be posting much satire for the next few days due to the reality show some refer to as The White House. We simply cannot compete with such real-life unintentional confusion and humor. So our apologies. Once political reality returns to the merely abnormal (probably Monday), we will return for your edification and entertainment. Sincerely, The Pacific.