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Member since: 2002
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About Me

I am retired, now a professor emeritus at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where I taught in the English department for 37 years. I've written 4 chapbooks and 5 full-sized books (all listed as poetry though many include other genres as well), including _Sheer Indefinite: Selected Poems, 1991-2012 (Univ. of New Orleans Press, 2012). I've also written a 500+ page bibliography of three contemporary poets: Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, and Robert Duncan. I am writing now, both fiction and poetry, more now than ever. My first vote for President of the United States was for Dick Gregory in 1968 (Bowling Green, Ohio). Favorite quote: "It's easy to be an idealist if you don't have to mind the evidence, but no one said it was supposed to be easy" (Richard LaPauvre).

Journal Archives

"What bats in the attic? They're squirrels." . . . Please come CAPTION Michele Bachmann!!



Michele Bachmann is saying: "I don't have to believe that God raised Donald Trump up to win the election, I know it!!!! . . . There were 17 Republican candidates in the beginning, right? . . . Well, it just so happens that Revelations 17:17 says that we shall give ourselves to the best until we're filled with his words. . . . Besides, Mr. Trump promised to write the second amendment. . . . And I've always loved his hair."


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Above CAPTION based on the following MSNBC story:


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/michele-bachmann-god-picked-trump-to-be-the-gop-nominee/ar-AAigUgp?li=AA5a8k&ocid=spartanntp

Clear as a lobotomy, and with a lemony smell. . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!



Donald ("I remember when my dad said I was ready to evict my first elderly couple. . . . I've never been so proud!" ) Trump is saying: "Frankly folks, I couldn't be any more clear, but the press wants to muddy things up so they can say I contradicted my self. . . . When I said I was softening on my immigration stand, that was really a hardening and here's why. . . . Because you can only get a hardening in contrast to a softening, like heat is the opposite of cold, and day night, so if I hadn't mentioned a softening, I'd have nothing at all. . . . Zip!. . . . So my stance is tougher than before which everyone would know if it wasn't for the lying press. . . . Geez!"

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Above CAPION based on Trump's variety of implied and explicit stances on undocumented aliens as reported in Bustle:


http://www.bustle.com/articles/181014-donald-trump-is-talking-tough-on-immigration-flip-flopping-again-from-his-previous-softening-tone

"A script for opiods? Why not?" . . . Please come CAPTION Trump's doctor!!!



Dr. Harold ("Duck Soup was a documentary, wasn't it?" Bornstein is saying: " . . . Sure, sure, fabulous health. . . . I'm not saying he could take down Superman, but not even Batman could do that! . . . In fact, if you took all the superheroes from all times and put them together, well . . . Hey, don't laugh. . . . These are serious matters."


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Above CAPTION based on the following NBC story with clip:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-doctor-wrote-health-letter-just-5-minutes-limo-waited-n638526

"Pants on three-alarm fire!" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!



Donald ("The Man with the Merdus touch" Trump is saying: "Excuse me, Bill. . . . Excuse me. . . . The reason I can say that the Chicago police don't remember talking to me even though I'm a presidential candidate is beause it's true. . . . I mean these guys are so busy . . . (You know I love the police. I really, really do) that they simply forgot. . . . What's so hard to believe about that?"


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Above CAPTION based on t he following story from Talking Points Memo:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chicago-police-deny-trump-tough-policing-stop-crime

"If I can fake it here, I can fake it anywhere!" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!



Donald ("What will you give me for her?" Trump is saying, "On the contrary, Bill, my plan for dealing with urban crime is very detailed and based on firm research, . . . the best!. . . . You hand the force over to the Dirty Harry types and take it out of the hands of politicians. . . . They're crooked and they screw everything up. . . . Name me one movie where Eastwood is the bad guy? . . . Name me just one. . . . See?"



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CAPTION based on last night's O'Reilly-Trump interview (8.23.16) as reported by Raw Story:

https://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/oreilly-slams-trumps-call-to-allow-police-to-get-tougher-with-suspects-you-cant-beat-em-up/

"If I can fake it here, I can fake it any where!" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!!




Donald ("What will you give me for her?" Trump is saying, "On the contrary, Bill, my plan for dealing with urban crime is very detailed and based on firm research, . . . the best!. . . . You hand the force over to the Dirty Harry types and take it out of the hands of politicians. . . . They're crooked and they screw everything up. . . . Name me one movie where Eastwood is the bad guy? . . . Name me just one. . . . See?"



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CAPTION based on last night's O'Reilly-Trump interview (8.23.16) as reported by Raw Story:

https://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/oreilly-slams-trumps-call-to-allow-police-to-get-tougher-with-suspects-you-cant-beat-em-up/

Puppet-Boy lip syncs his notion of a leader. . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!!



Donald ("My teleprompter has the best words" ) Trump is saying: "And . I say . this . sincerely, . directly . from . my . heart . to . yours, . I . will . never . lie . to . you, . . . Never! . . . It's . not . in . my . nature . to . pretend . to . be . someone . else . Wait . for . applause . to . die . down. . . . I . am . who . I . am. . . . I'm . not . a . politician. . . . I . never . sought . the . limelight. . . . Ever! . . . I'm . just . like . you. . . . Forthright, . humble, . and . above . all, . honest. . Wait . for . applause . to . die . down. . . . Furthermore. . . ."

"I learned to nap during interviews." . . . Please ceom CAPTION Dr. Ben Carson!!!




Ben ("Just why won't Obama invite me to lead the Prayer Breakfast any more?" Carson is saying: "Donald Trump, unlike Hillary Clinton, does not pander to African Americans. . . . On the contrary, instead of promising to give them a bigger piece of the pie, he wants to bake more pies! . . . Dozens of pies. . . . Hundreds! . . . Millions!!! . . . He will give them away in poor neighborhoods, . . . so each person can have his or her own pie. . . . Furthermore, because Mr. Trump believes in freedom, each person will be able to have the kind of pie he or she wants: blueberry or strawberry, or peach, or like my favorite, apple. . . . And who, after all, doesn't like pie?"


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Above CAPTION based on the NewsHounds sotry with a elightful clip of Carson trying to speak:

http://www.newshounds.us/dr_ben_carson_loves_donald_trump_s_insulting_what_the_hell_do_you_have_to_lose_pitch_to_black_voters_082016

Through mind's terrible looking glass. . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!




Donald ("See me twirl the basketball?" Trump is saying: "And I swear I will never, ever lie to you. Absolutely! I will never - ever - lie - to - you! . . . Like Hillary does to our citizens in the inner cities. . . . But mark my words, if you elect me, in four years I will receive over 95% of the African-American vote. . . . I promise you!"


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Today I confess: I did not create a CAPTION; I only deleted the section between the first and last statement and added a transitional thought (which can be found in spirit elsewhere) while tinkering with the words a wee bit. I feel like a failure. . . . But then I wonder who can successfully mock a clown miming the death of the intellect? I mean, sure, it can be done, but successfully. . . ?

"Remember not to forget to take your amnesia medicine." . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!




Donald ("Bend over for a quick smooch" Trump is saying: " . . . so in the heat of battle I may have slipped a couple of times and said something I now regret. . . . But that was all in the past. . . . Not even worth remembering. . . . Let's move on. . . . Nothing to it."


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Above CAPTION based on Trump's first teleprompter rally as reported by The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/20/us/politics/donald-trump-speech.html?_r=0

and CBS:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-expresses-regret-for-campaign-conduct/
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