Your Weekly Politickle: PRIZELESS

PRIZELESSAll the world is erupting in cheersAt the greatest new peace deal in years,But the chattering classWill ignore it en masse’Cause they’ve got something stuck in their ears. From the archive LIGHTWEIGHTGetting older, you may realizeThat your waistline’s a much larger size,But Obama’s stayed slim,Having kept himself trim:Let’s award him …

Your Weekly Politickle: CUCKOO

CUCKOODo you think you can pull off a coupAnd establish a tyranny, too,Without us fighting backWith a counterattack?If you do, then you don’t have a clue. From the archive JOE BRIBIN’“There’s no conflict for me or for Sonny –That’s a fact, even if it sounds funny.You can trust me,” says …

Your Weekly Politickle: KAMALA

KAMALAIt’s well known she was willing to swapCertain assets to get to the top:There’s no way to embarrassVP nominee HarrisAny more than a pig in the slop. From the archive DEBATE BUCKETBeto, Buttigieg, Biden, and Booker,Castro, Gillibrand, Gabbard the looker,Warren, Klobuchar, Sanders:Every single one panders,As do Swalwell and Harris the …

Your Weekly Politickle: LIGHT VERSE

LIGHT VERSEAlthough limericks often dependOn coarse content that’s bound to offendAnd bad puns that are proneTo elicit a groan,To what heights do they sometimes ascend! From the archive THE LIMERICKIt’s the silliest syllogismAnd a metrical mechanismFor amusing a blokeBy telling a jokeOr conveying a witticism.(2018) CAVEAT LECTORBoat I bought had …

Your Weekly Politickle: AVALANCHE!

AVALANCHE!How unnerving for you and for meWhen we’re up on the mountain and seeThe whole slope start to crumbleAnd then suddenly tumble:Kevin Clinesmith’s decided to plea. From the archive RATS!Life in prison or maybe a tripTo the gallows, unless you now flip,Help expose all the plots,The ones calling the shots,And …

Your Weekly Politickle: AWAKENING

AWAKENINGFor decades we were batteredUntil one day we were shattered:It was then we knewThat it wasn’t trueAnd we’d never really mattered. From the archive RATS!Life in prison or maybe a tripTo the gallows, unless you now flip,Help expose all the plots,The ones calling the shots,And abandon this fast-sinking ship.(2020) Q-LESSYou …

Your Weekly Politickle: HEARING IMPAIRED

HEARING IMPAIRED“I await your response, A.G. Barr.”“I’d be glad to oblige, but so far –”“I’m so sorry, but I’mReclaiming my time.(I’m so coy! Har har, hardy har har!)” From the archive FREAK OUT!If a spectacle’s what you are seeking,And to see a pretentious prig freaking,A glib gabber tight-lippedAs he’s thrown …

Your Weekly Politickle: KARENS

KARENSThey are going to take you to taskIf you don’t do the thing that they ask:They don’t care if it worksOr they’re acting like jerks,They’re compelled to command, “Wear a mask!” From the archive MASK CHARADE“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!I’m as virtuous as can be!”Says the …