Monthly Archives: December 2016

Korea Break

A prominent woman from Seoul/ Got into a bit of a heoul/ Unable to handle/ An influence scandal/ She finds herself stripped of her reoul./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38259984 A prominent woman from SeoulGot into a bit of a heoulUnable to handleAn influence … Continue reading

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Climate of Denial

Trump’s EPA nominee Pruitt,/ A man who kept trying to suitt,/ Insists global warming/ Is all misinforming./ His grandchildren may live to ruitt./// http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-trump-pruitt-epa-climate-change-20161207-story.html Trump's EPA nominee Pruitt,A man who kept trying to suitt,Insists global warmingIs all misinforming.His grandchildren may … Continue reading

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Time on His Side

The Person of 2016/ According to Time Magazine/ Is Donald J Trump/ Who acted the chump/ But won when it wasn’t foreseen./// https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/07/donald-trump-named-as-time-magazines-person-of-the-year The Person of 2016According to Time MagazineIs Donald J TrumpWho acted the chumpBut won when it wasn't … Continue reading

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A Whiter Shade of Brexit

Denying she hadn’t a clue/ How Britain can leave the EU/ May said it’s all right,/ It’s not black and white,/ For Brexit is red, white and blue./// (No, I don’t know what she meant, either!) https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/06/theresa-may-calls-for-red-white-and-blue-brexit Denying she hadn't … Continue reading

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Key Decision

New Zealand Prime Minister Key/ Amazed people watching TV/ The ponytail-tugger/ Resigned, the old bugger,/ Which analysts didn’t foresee./// http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/87218934/john-keys-best-and-worst-moments-from-8years-as-prime-minister New Zealand Prime Minister KeyAmazed people watching TVThe ponytail-tuggerResigned, the old bugger,Which analysts didn't foresee. — Mick Twister (@twitmericks) December … Continue reading

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Renzi Frenzy

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi/ Saw voters rejecting him when ‘Si’/ Was beaten by ‘No’/ So he had to go/ Provoking political frenzy./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38204189 Prime Minister Matteo RenziSaw voters rejecting him when 'Si'Was beaten by 'No'So he had to goProvoking political … Continue reading

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Hofer Seen Off

There was an old Austrian Green/ Who saw off the far-right machine,/ The populist offer/ Of Herr Norbert Hofer/ Not one on which voters were keen./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/04/far-right-party-concedes-defeat-in-austrian-presidential-election There was an old Austrian GreenWho saw off the far-right machineThe populist offerOf … Continue reading

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Resisting A Vest

A senior Manchester cop/ Was censured for lifting her top,/ Displaying her breast/ And mocking the chest/ Produced by a colleague’s boob op./// https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/01/police-chiefs-tirade-about-breasts-was-gross-misconduct-panel-rules A senior Manchester copWas censured for lifting her top,Displaying her breastAnd mocking the chestProduced by a … Continue reading

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Zac Attack

There is an old Tory named Zac/ Whom voters have given the sack/ He scored an own goal/ By calling a poll/ But failing to win his seat back./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38178486 There is an old Tory named ZacWhom voters have given … Continue reading

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