President Trump Channels King Richard III With Ego-Driven War Mongering

Portrait painting of King Richard III

by Oletta Branstiter Schoolyard Bullies The U.S. President and the North Korean President are engaging in a playground competition to compare the size of their respective “missiles”, endangering the entire globe. Did we expect anything less? In his usual style, Trump tweeted a threat to Kim Jong Un: Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2017 When confronted by media for the bombastic tone, the Commander-in-Chief doubled down by…

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The Jabberwocky of Doublespeak – The New Political Lingo

By Oletta Branstiter “`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves,  And the mome raths outgrabe.   “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun  The frumious Bandersnatch!” From Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll   Those who have kept their wits about them since the Obama administration are responding to this quote with cocked heads, bewildered expressions and a quiet, “Wha-a-a-t?” Many others, who have accepted their rapid…

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Glass Bones and Paper Skin

By Janice Barlow Nursing home upon a hill Withdrawn and still Beckoning Strong scents of pee and must Of hair and dust Of fear and rust Fading distant memories Of golden leaves And buzzing bees The gentle touch of evening’s breeze How time’s swift chase has stolen these And turned its youthful song to groans This shrouded home My dreams it owns Of feeble moans and limbs too thin Glass bones and paper skin Please follow and like us:

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