Thursday, April 16, 2009

Haiku Thursday

To all of Baxter's fans, he will be back after we return from our trip up to the Adirondacks this weekend. In the meantime, here is a quick roundup of some of the news - in haiku form!

Tax Day has now passed...
The "tea parties" are over
What a bunch of jerks.

True hypocrisy
To be protesting spending

Now that Bush is gone.

If you missed it all
Jon Stewart summarized it
Go check out the link.

Fox News can spin it
But this movement's not grass roots
It's right-wing sponsored.

It's pretty funny
They call themselves "teabaggers"
What were they thinking?

But there's crazy talk
It's not a laughing matter
There's danger afoot.

On to lighter news,
Obama keeps pleasing me
With his good ideas.

Our new president
Is a fan of high speed trains.

I think it's just great.

In beautiful France
Their high-speed trains go so far
In such a short time.

If I had my choice
Of an airplane or a train
I would take the train.

You can bring your dog
And maybe even your cat
Without a worry.

Not all is perfect
Obama's got some issues
We need to address.

In Afghanistan
Some prisoners are denied
Habeas Corpus.

Click on this link here
Colbert rips him a new one
Hope he was watching.

10 comments:

Annette said...

I love it.. you hit them all.. Have a great weekend. Enjoy your trip I think you deserve it after the way you have been working lately.

Christopher said...

Obama has some serious problems alright.

Such as refusing to prosecute the CIA agents who carried out torture and broke domestic and international law.

This Hail Mary pass will not bode well for the new president as he moves ahead, trying to convince the other 94% of the world that "America is back and we've learned from our mistakes."

By leaving the door ajar, as Obama has vis a vis torture, he provides safe harbor from all civil prosecution by victims and/or their families who lost limbs, genitals, eyes and tongues, not to mention their minds, in the process of being tortured at GITMO, Abu Ghraib and the secret torture encampments in Eastern Europe.

This is very, very disturbing.

Suzi Riot said...

Great haiku, great links! Have fun this weekend!

Randal Graves said...

Prosecutions? Ha!
We are too exceptional;
love our exceptions!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love your haiku summaries.

Have a good trip.

Dorothy said...

Have a safe and fun trip..

blessings and a recharge for you and your family.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Bee said...

I would take the train too. I really want to be able to travel from Virginia to Seattle in a day, without having to go through an airport.

themom said...

Excellent Haiku...you definitely covered everything. Have a great weekend!

themom said...

Tag - you're it! I left an award for you at my place.

Freida Bee, MD said...

This is gorgeous.

Loving the first one, in particular.