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Judge judged

There once was a pale, stale, male/ Entitled alumnus of Yale/ Who, being accused/ By those he’d abused,/ Would bluster and bully and wail./// https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/27/kavanaugh-ford-testimony-latest-what-will-they-say-senate-hearing There once was a pale, stale, maleEntitled alumnus of YaleWho, being accusedBy those he'd abused,Would … Continue reading

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West wingnut

The veteran journalist Bob/ From talking to Donald Trump’s mob,/ Found less stable genius,/ More misdemeanious/ Unstable dumbass nutjob./// Some readers may be thrown by the scansion in line 5, which appears to be a syllable short when taken on … Continue reading

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Nike takes the knee

The Kaepernick advert for Nike/ Has got right-wing critics all spiky;/ They’re torching their shoes/ And lighting a fuse/ Right under Trump’s volatile psyche./// https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/45407340 The Kaepernick advert for NikeHas got right-wing critics all spiky;They're torching their shoes And lighting … Continue reading

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Briefs in a Twist

A man representing as brief/ A future Commander-in-chief/ Broke rules on elections,/ But on whose directions?/ The candidate’s – Hail to the Thief!/// A man representing as brief A future Commander-in-chief Broke rules on elections,But on whose directions?The candidate's – … Continue reading

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Last Respects

Farewell Queen of Soul, RIP/ A true R&B VIP,/ So let’s give Aretha,/ Great music bequeather, Our R-E-S-P-E-C-T./// I am grateful to my nearest and dearest for the helpful advice that ‘Ibiza’ was not really a relevant reference despite being … Continue reading

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Right to Bear Alms

Oh pity the poor NRA-ers,/ Those well-armed political players/ Who love all things gunny/ Are clean out of money/ So shoot them a few #ThoughtsAndPrayers./// Oh pity the poor NRA-ers,Those well-armed political playersWho love all things gunnyAre clean out of … Continue reading

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More Trumpery

An ex-Trump attorney named Cohen/ Denies Donald’s claims of not knowin/’ Of campaign discussions/ With prominent Russians;/ Trump’s nose, like the scandal, keeps growin’./// An ex-Trump attorney named CohenDenies Donald's claims of not knowin'Of campaign discussionsWith prominent Russians;Trump's nose, like … Continue reading

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Upper Case for Treatment

The Potus suggests that perhaps/ Rouhani should stop picking scraps,/ Not rouse U.S. ire,/ Or else he will fire/ MORE TWEETS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN CAPS!/// https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44919772

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Retreat from Moscow

A small-handed Russophile bloke/ Declared that he kinda misspoke,/ And meant to say ‘wouldn’t’,/ A story that shouldn’t/ Convince many rational folk./// A small-handed Russophile blokeDeclared that he kinda misspoke,And meant to say 'wouldn't',A story that shouldn'tConvince many rational folk.https://t.co/9Hx0AvoOaC#TrumpPutinContinue reading

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Flying Visit

There is a big empty balloon/ That looks like a total buffoon;/ With bright yellow hair,/ Chock full of hot air,/ And so is his airborne lampoon./// https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-44820849/trump-baby-blimp-launched-in-london There is a big empty balloonThat looks like a total buffoon;With bright … Continue reading

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