To Cheater Joe, I guess I’ll go. But I didn’t lose! (I hid all the booze.) I wasn’t a quitter ‘Til I got cancelled on Twitter. You think you won But I ain’t no bum! I’m getting arty, Will start a new Party! Call it the “Patriot”! It’ll be a riot. I hope ya fail!… Read More President Biden Finds a Note in the Oval Office: Satirical Poem
Not long after America chose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton way back in November of 2016, Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence stopped by the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds in West Allis to offer thanks to the state for helping to put Trump–a notorious city slicker with a gift for divorce and lying–into the White… Read More As Trump Departs, Lessons from the MAGA Madness
From what I’ve viewed on Twitter, maturity and nuance regarding Biden (and even the former hero, Sanders) from the fingers of disgruntled progressives is scarce. … Read More Bernie is Out, So Biden is In, And Bernie Endorsed Biden, So Bernie is, like, SO OUT!
We are now in a time of public collapse, known as “social distancing.” Perhaps anti-social distancing is a more accurate label. Our global economy is proving to be more fragile than we expected. And it seems there are limits to what our scientific knowledge and technology can accomplish: we are vulnerable to viruses, be they… Read More Life in a Time of Covid-19: Local, Private Joys and Separate Politics
If we can’t have Liz Warren, let’s elect a president who emotes and cries. … Read More Now that Warren is Out, Vote Joe Biden Because He Cries in Public
I polled myself–a single throng–…… Read More The Poll (a poem)
After the media and Democratic voters of Iowa and New Hampshire sent Senator Elizabeth Warren out to get coffee for the cream of the Democratic Primary, the debate last night in Las Vegas proved that Warren the candidate came back with a glass of something stronger: feminist liquor. Just a whiff of it sent Billionaire… Read More Warren is Back. Cheers!
Democrats in 2019, to beat Trump in 2020: “Biden or Warren?” Biden, according to polls, beats Trump by the largest margin, especially in crucial swing states. Warren, however, is more liberal, intellectual, younger, has excellent grasp of policy and many plans, appeals to women, would be our first female president. . . also competitive with… Read More Dem Primary: “Look! A Billionaire vs. a Socialist!”
After a long retreat, a deep ebb tide of silence, the Pacific blog returns to regular publication for this momentous political year. The Pacific will remain “a still small voice” in the vast ocean of digital detritus, providing discriminating readers with shorter prose pieces on politics, literature and ocean conservation, as well as the occasional… Read More The Pacific Returns for 2020
“There’s only one thing worse than being effete; And that’s being a cosmopolitan elite! What we need is conservative nationalism: America white or wrong! You know, imperialism.”
To be “liberal” is to be “open to new ideas” and “favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms.” Given the above definition, can a true liberal be a promoter or defender of that most ancient flaw of humanity–war? Is such a thing as a “liberal hawk” logical or possible? One of the oldest… Read More Why I am a “bleeding-heart liberal”
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… Read More The Human Wall (a poem)
In honor of World Poetry Day Couplets for those who don’t betray The verse of stars, the vow of stones And meet the sinking sun alone– As if a cell can bar a soul … As if a whale can hide the whole.
If Trump banishes Mueller will Republicans banish him? Offhand I’d say the odds are much skinnier than slim. It’s going to take some form of electoral disobedience To evict a president who demands we pledge allegiance To him, to him, to him, to him, to him, to him–to Him! (“Fake news” if he should lose,… Read More Couplets: “King of the Expedient”
Tillerson, late of State, was fired by a tweet From the president, our “moron” (cheek!) As he was called, reportedly, by Till- erson, undiplomatically, but still . . .
Within the White House the forecast is “Stormy.” But the president swears that NOTHING porny Ever happened with that woman hushed With money that had NOTHING to do with slush. Lawyers pay off porn stars all the time Right before elections . . . with their own dime Without the knowledge of the one was… Read More Couplets: “It Was a Dark and STORMY Day”