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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

"I'm late. I'm late, for a very important date." . . . Please come CAPTION Devin Nunes!!!




Devin (Through the looking-glass) Nunes is saying "No. . . . It is absolutely not immoral, much less against the law, to reveal the so-called whistle-blower's identity. . . . In fact it's necessary in order to find out if he is, indeed, a whistle-blower or an agent of a foreign country. . . . It's our duty to root out spies wherever we might find them. . . . So my staff should be given a metal for revealing the name of this anonymous traitor."



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Above CAPTION based on the stories that Nunes' aide, Derek Harvey is releasing the whistle-blower's identity as covered by The Daily Beast:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/devin-nunes-aide-is-leaking-the-ukraine-whistleblowers-name-sources-say

"So he said to me, 'Sir, I just can't seem to adore you enough.'" Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!




PresiDented Trump is saying: "Because American troops just killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, today will go down as one of the greatest days in all history. . . . It will be right up there with the Battle of Valley Forge, The Ides of March, and The Search for the Holy Grail."

Going to the mattresses with the My Pillow guy. . . . Please come CAPTION the Trumpster Dumpster!!!



Donald (S.O.L.*) Trump is thinking: "Threatening them doesn't seem to work like it should. When I tell them a depression will come if I'm impeached, the polls all stay the same. Ditto with civil unrest and rebellion. . . . Geez, what am I gonna do if the 'religious war' thing doesn't work?"


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Above CAPTION based on the tight, narrow place Trump finds himself in at the end of October 2019. He's actually trotted out all three of these approaches repeatedly in the past few weeks. (10.16.19)













*Shit Outta Luck

"I know geography better than anyone!" . . . . Please come CAPTION PresiDented Trump!!




PresiDented ("The ankle bone is connected to the breast bone" ) Trump is saying: "Now fake news is saying I don't know that Colorado doesn't share a border with Mexico. . . . Of course I know that! . . . I was speaking hypothetically, in other words like a metaphor, or a flashback, or a figure of speech like professors use. . . . That should be clear. . . . Maybe you should try to think out of the box sometime."



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Above CAPTION based on this spud's sputtering about building his freakin' wall in Colorado (in the CBS link below) then trying not to look stupid as in the tweet covered by DU:

https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/10/24/president-trump-border-wall-colorado-building/

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212617326

Profiles in Crazy, Oct. 22, 2019 Edition. . . . Please come CAPTION PresiDented Trump!!!




PresiDented ("Nobody know the troubles I've seen" ) Trump is saying: "You know, Marty,* your dad and I have a lot in common. . . . No other Americans have been so unjustly, and even tragically, attacked by those who hate our great country. . . . Oh yeah, and we're both famous."



*Martin Luther King, III

Profiles in Crazy, whatever. . . . Please come CAPTION PresiDented Trump!!!




PresiDented Trump is saying: "Well, I hope you're happy. . . . Trump National Doral was absolutely the best place to hold the next G-7 Conference. . . . So what if my bellboys would get a few extra tips or if my stock goes up a tiny bit. . . . To listen to you, the fake news, and the crazed Democrats, you'd think it was some sort of crime or something."

"Never enough lies for one day." . . . Please come CAPTION Mick Mulvaney!!




Mick Mulvaney is saying: "On the contrary, the Doral is the perfect place for the G7 to meet next year. The White House examined literally thousands of possible locations with the adequate amenities, and President Trump's Doral resort was clearly the best. . . . Besides, the Doral is the only one that can do double cheeseburgers just like McDonald's, which I'm sure the world leaders will appreciate."

"This statement is a lie. . . . True or false?" Please come CAPTION Mick Mulvaney!!!




Mick ("I've taken out a third mortgage on my soul" ) Mulvaney is saying: "Well, it's obvious, isn't it? Of course there was a quid pro quo. . . . That's how these things work. . . . Get over it! . . . Ukraine gets its $400 million in military aid, and the President gets to expose his rival as a corrupt fraud. . . . On second thought, I don't mean to imply the President was asking anything in return. . . . In fact a quid pro quo was out of the question. . . . I think the President made that clear. . . What's so hard to understand about that?"

"You don't want to get me mad!!!" . . . Please come CAPTION PresiDented Trump!!





PresidDented Trump is saying: "If Turkey commits genocide in Syria, I'll write them a letter that will make them wish they were never born."

"Tweety took my widdle whistle." . . . Please come CAPTION John Bolton!!!




John (Ol' Iron Undies) Bolton is saying: "That's ridiculous. I couldn't be
the whistle-blower. . . . I'd never be able to get a whistle past this 'stache."
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