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Political Haiku, Vol. 7

Obama signs bill;
Are we stimulated yet?
Not yet, maybe soon.

At last a budget,
After all the sturm und drang.
Now the pain begins.

Rick Santelli rants,
“We need a new tea party!”
Make mine Earl Grey, please.

Dean Andal won’t run
Against McNerney next time.
GOP must search.

Torrico will run
For AG in 2010;
Harris sharpens knives.

Posted on Saturday, February 21st, 2009
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Political Haiku, Vol. 6

In the end McCain
had nothing left to offer.
Angry old white man.

Obama wins big
for a job no one should want.
Hope and change? We’ll see.

Dems kick butt in House,
Republicans left weeping.
Don’t feel bad, Andal.

A new day dawning,
and yet no joy is found in
My 401(k)

And, hoping nobody minds a variance in poetic form…

There once was a girl from Wasilla
Whose inexperience ended up a killa
She said with a sniff
On November the fifth,
“It’s like I got stomped by Godzilla.”

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
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Political Haiku, Vol. 5

Has it really been three months since last I did this? Shame on me.

McCain discusses
ACORN, Ayers as Dow drops;
Rome burns, he fiddles.

Pay for inmate health,
Judge now tells California.
Years late, still we balk.

A fine governor
Jerry Brown could make again,
Schwarzenegger says.

No stance before vote,
Andal blasts McNerney’s call.
A bailout “gotcha?”

Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2008
Under: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dean Andal, Elections, General, haiku, Jerry Brown, Jerry McNerney, John McCain, State Prisons | No Comments »

Political Haiku, Vol. 4

Dems put forth budget,
Tax hikes make GOP mad.
What will Arnold do?

FISA changes pass
With votes from DiFi, Barack;
Fourth Amendment weeps.

Dems give Perata
a quarter mil for defense.
Will ‘The Don’ face charges soon?

Jesse Jackson speaks
unkindly of Obama
eats crow for breakfast.

Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2008
Under: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assembly, Barack Obama, California State Senate, Civil liberties, Dianne Feinstein, Don Perata, Elections, haiku, U.S. Senate | No Comments »

Political Haiku, Vol. 3

Hayashi votes not,
yet her light goes on and off.
Ghost voting’ scares me.

Ted Strickland says no
to vice-presidential nod,
yes to “cornhole tour.

Feinstein hosted meet
for former Dem opponents.
“No blood on couch, please.”

Knowing bad b-ball
doth not a president make.
Hear me, Ralph Nader?

Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Under: Assembly, Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, haiku, Hillary Clinton, Mary Hayashi, Ralph Nader | No Comments »

Political Haiku, Vol. 2

Perata can’t pick
between successors, backs both.
Vote Lonma Chancock!

DNC decides
to seat delegates in half.
Clinton’s goose is cooked.

Still McNerney waits,
his superdelegate vote
so soon safely moot.

Schwarzenegger comes
to Oakland to flog budget.
Dellums begs for cops.

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2008
Under: Arnold Schwarzenegger, California State Senate, Don Perata, Elections, haiku, Hillary Clinton, Jerry McNerney, Loni Hancock, Oakland, Ron Dellums, Wilma Chan | No Comments »

Political Haiku, Vol. 1

McClellan pans Bush,
a book we all saw coming.
Yet Karl Rove is shocked.

McCain banks more cash
both in Reno and SoCal –
none for GI bill?

Barack said Auschwitz
but really meant Buchenwald

A gaffe? Do we care?

Gay marriage starts soon
unless court stays its own hand.
Must we cast votes first?

C’mon, everybody – five syllables, then seven, then five (yes, I know that’s oversimplified, but I don’t speak Japanese). Bring it on!

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2008
Under: Barack Obama, Elections, haiku, John McCain, President Bush, same-sex marriage | No Comments »