The monster

The monster has a mini-me
Scott Atlas, Trump’s Covid-19 advisor
Tweeted: “Masks work? No!”
Twitter removed the tweet
But there for all to see
Seared in consciousness
Like a branding iron on a cow’s ass
Masks don’t work
Social distancing a farce
Do your own thing
Open up businesses
Schools
Churches
The Arena, ninety thousand fans
Shoulder to shoulder, arm in arm, raising their right hand in front of their body
Shouting, “Lock her up,” “Lock her up.”
Thump, “Lock ’em all up.”
Hitler would be proud.

The White House

Numbers growing
Map room, debate prep, advisors, and Trump not wearing masks
East room to
Honor Gold Star Families of fallen heroes
Generals’ quarantine
Hundreds in Rose Garden
Hugging, shaking hands, proud to be part of the crowd
Celebrate Supreme Court nominee
A hotbed of COVID clusters
Mask-less photo op on Truman balcony
Thirty-Four people infected
Workers in Hazmat suits clean the rooms
Rapid testing protocol not working
The people’s house is empty
The president in the Oval Office
US Marine guards the door

The whole and its parts

It seems like I publish a book, and I realize I need to change something. Any serious writer feels this. So what do you do? Correct and republish. The last blog in a published book was ‘The monsters’, and I realized the word ‘the’ is redundant, and the title of the blog should be, ‘Monsters.’ So what do you do? Republish the book. It happens all the time; you can’t republish the blog, the blog is part of the book, so you can’t erase and correct; you have to do it all over again. The whole is the sum of its parts. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, Aristotle

Monsters

The dictator saved the Saudi Crown Prince’s ass
He knew from Intel that the Prince ordered the beheading of Jamal Khashoggi
They chopped up his body
Jamal wrote articles critical of the Saudi regime
Jamal, a US resident, a journalist for the Washington Post
They lured him into the Saudi embassy in Istanbul
Suffocated, and then chopped him up
His body parts never found
Trump bragged to Bob Woodward, “I saved his ass.”
The Prince is a monster
So is the President of the United States

My Father

My father, John D’Arco, was the best political prognosticator I knew. If someone said, “Joe Biden is leading,” he would have said, “It’s too early to tell.”He and I lived through the Ford-Carter election. He told me, “if the election were two weeks from now, Ford, gaining momentum, would have won.” He was a professional politician, the 1st Ward Alderman, and Committeeman of the city of Chicago, me, a State Senator in the same geographical area. So my friends take it from John D’Arco, “it’s too early to tell.”

Kellyanne looking good

Kellyanne Conway had a facelift
That’s good
Makes her look younger
Trump, a comb-over
Makes him look weirder
Biden made a mistake
Speech is too somber
Biden is no Obama
It looks like the dictator will win
Unless and maybe he gets indicted
Do the best you can
The times, they are a-changing
Bob Dylan, where’s he been?
Kanye West, Trump surrogate
Thrown off the ballet in Wisconsin
His wife said he’s a sick MF
The times, they are a-changing
People dying
A six-year-old in Hillsboro county, FL.
Trump combing his hair