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Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 19,092

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

"And it was the worst of times." . . . Please come CAPTION Ernest Hemingway/Donald Trump!!!




Donald ("Hemingway, eat your heart out!) Trump is texting: "The money funds were depleted, sweating, leaning against the wall beside the rushing flow. The creditors will breach the door any second, they thought, then we'll hav to learn to start breating underwater fast."

then

"'That one is blind,' he thought. Flynn knew his alleys. 'He's got to come out sometime. And when he does, I'll have some pointed suggestions.'"

then

"KellyAnne slowly lifted her skirt. I knew I shouldn't look, but I was a goner."

then

"The Clinton troops had sucked the countryside dry. There were only a few groves left for cover. 'It isn't much,' I thought, 'but with any luck I could be in camp by nightfall.'"


etc.

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Above CAPTIONs based on Cory Lewandowski's comparison of Hemingway's tweets to Hemingway's fiction, presumably in terms of quality of style. Covered here at DU:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029276072

"Screw the Vote!" . . . Please come CAPTION Trump's voter fraud specialist, Kris Kobach!!!



Kris ("If we can't find fraud, that proves it's there!" Kobach is saying: "My critics are saying that I asked the Secretaries of State in every state of the nation for such specific information, including precise and detailed voting records and party affiliation, race, any background checks performed at either the state or local level, their mother's maiden name, and next of kin so that Republicans can use the data to suppress the vote. . . . Nothing could be further from the truth. We simply like to have accurate and up-to-date to base our policies on and if the public has access, there's another bonus: some private individuals might like to post warnings concerning illegal voting with all the penalties listed outside the polling places of certain precincts. . . . That's not suppression; that's just urging people to be good citizens."




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Above CAPTION based on the following Mother Jones story on this anti-democratic creep:

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/06/kris-kobach-is-playing-a-familiar-game/

"Off the rails? . . . What rails?" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!



Donald ("They're all sl*ts!" Trump is thinking: "Call ME unbalanced, will they? . . . Let's see: 'Joe and Mika call ME unbalanced while they're infringing on the rights of Loony Tunes. Ever note the size of her ears?' That's 136. What else? Oh yeah: 'LOL!' . . . Call ME unbalance, will they?"

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Above CAPTION based on Trump's 6/29/17 Tweet against Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski 6/29/17 as covered by USA Today:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/29/donald-trumps-morning-joe-insults-spark-outrage-accusations-misogyny/439876001/


"Mika's a shaky three-and-a-half at the very best." . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!



Donald ("I have the utmost respect for myself" Trump: "Listen, I've got to apologize for what I tweeted this morning. . . . When I wrote that Mika Brzeszinski was 'bleeding badly from a face-lift,' that implies that's the only place she was bleeding from. . . . I don't want to give anyone a miss-impressions. . . . And the media say I never apologize! . . . More fake news."


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Above CAPTION based on Trump's sick tweets of 2/29/17 as covered by CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/politics/trump-mika-analysis/index.html

"Don't need a bridge? How 'bout a tunnel?" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!



Donald ("In my buildings, I use only the very best cheap materials" Trump is saying: "And you will all be amazed, major-league, when you see the big surprise in the coming version of my health care bill. . . It's bigger than Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, ad winning the Irish Sweepstakes rolled into one. . . . You won't believe it!"

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Above CAPTION based on the "big surprise" Trump announced in the coming TrumpCare Bbll on 6/28/17 as reported by The Hill:


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/339881-trump-claims-gop-will-have-a-big-surprise-on-healthcare

"Jesus didn't have health care. Don't you read the Bible?" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!



Donald ("You look like that and I'm supposed to take you seriously?" Trump is saying, "And one reason it was such a great meeting is because of fantastic senators like Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins here, who just might find out that Santa can be extremely generous sometimes, like Christmas 2017 if they catch my drift. . . . I mean, who knows? . . . I'm just saying. . . ."


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Above CAPTION based on a meeting of Trump with Republican senators on his lame health care bill on 6/27/17 as covered by CNBC:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/27/trump-speaks-at-health-care-meeting-with-republican-senators.html

"Your 'treason' is my 'heroism.'" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!!



Donald ("Never enough enablers" Trump is saying: "So now it turns out that even if I DID collude, that's no crime. . . . That's what all the real experts are saying. Collusion is just a form of negotiation. . . . It's the quiet type that gets a lot of great things done. . . . In fact, the country should applaud me for collusion, make me President for Life or something. . . . Not that I DID collude, you understand. . . . Just so you know."


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Something is fast approaching, coming down the pike. Both Trump and Fox are hyping this collusion-is-no-crime theme as though they are aware revelations are nearly at hand, as covered in this fine DU post (With a link to a piece in Independent Reporter):

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029256073

"Melania, it was a demonstration of trickle down economics, honest!" . . Come CAPTION Donald Trump!



Donald ("I'll show him some real, good ol' all-American hardball" Trump is thinking: "Boy, I can't wait to meet Putin next month! . . . It's going to be great. . . . I mean, Vladimir is a great leader, but what does he know about making a deal? . . . I'll be eating his lunch before month's end! . . . That'll show my p*ssant critics!"


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Above CAPTION based on the following AP story:

https://apnews.com/a39de0185d6844bfb0c4009b22791252

(On edit: the "trickle down" joke concerning the presumptive pee-tapes was made by an MSNBC commentator think.)


"My droppings smell like freshly baked biscuits." . . . Please come CAPTION Sean Hannity!!



Sean ("Parents wouldn't let their kids play with me. Too many therapy sessions, or something." Hannity is saying: "Everything I've just said as well as everything I've been saying for over twenty years is Hillary Clinton's fault. . . . If she hadn't been around, I'd probably be an even-tempered, easy-going weatherman who's into bowling or water-painting or something."

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Above CAPTION based on the following News Hounds story:

http://www.newshounds.us/unhinged_hannity_commands_trump_attorney_i_want_hillary_prosecuted_062



(Subject line uses some phrasing from Boyle's Road to Wellville, or its movie script adaptation.)

"Kris Kobach is a voter fraud genius!" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!



Donald ("Undo the Vote" Trump is saying: "Kris, I'm glad a man of your reputation for honesty and fairness will head my Voter Integrity Probe. . . . I have to thank you for successfully keeping the 2016 election as straight as possible by helping to purge 1.1 million fraudulent voters from the roles. . . . Image, Victor Hernandez trying to pretend to be two different people by using different middle names and then voting in different states! . . . Or what about James Brown or Sam Washington or Maria Garcia! . . . Well, you're a genius is all I can say. . . . Welcome aboard."



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Above CAPTION based on the following Huffington Post story with a great clip/interview with Rolling Stone's Greg Palast:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kris-kobach-donald-trump_us_594d72f0e4b05c37bb766e6e?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
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