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Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 14,877

About Me

I'm an old professor, having taught at the university level in Louisiana for over 30 years. I've written 4 chapbooks and 5 full-sized books (all listed as poetrythough 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. 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

What good is war? Let me count the ways." . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!

Donald ("I would have jumped the hijackers") Trump is saying: "Sure 9/11 was bad. . . . It was terrible. . . . But that afternoon my building, 40 Wall Street, became the tallest building in downtown Manhattan. . . . I mean, I don't want to minimize the importance of 9/11, but to have the tallest building in New York . . . ! Wow. Just imagine!"


Above CAPTION based on an interview with the Donald on 9/11 as told by Huffington Post based on a Politico story and with a link to a brief portion of the interview:


"What do Christian values have to do with the election?" Come CAPTION Pastor Robert Jeffress!!!!

Robert ("If Christ was alive today, he'd be worth billions!") Jeffress is saying: "I'd go even further and say that it is absolutely anti-Christian to refuse to vote for Donald Trump because of Christian values!. . . . Why, such so-called Christians are actually Satan's little helpers and they will someday burn in Hell. . . . Imagine, refusing to vote for Trump because of Christian values! . . . Who ever heard of such a thing?"


Above CAPTION based on the following News Hounds story:


"I'll try to make this simple for you." . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!

Donald ("I once almost had compassion for somebody") Trump is saying: "A lot of commentators like to call me 'clueless,' but that's just because I look at things through my own, original point of view. . . . For instance, everybody says war is bad, but I love war. . . . I think it's great! . . . Just how is that clueless? . . . And about Ebola . . . ."


Above CAPTION based on the following DU posting:


"What could generals possibly know anyway?" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!

Donald ("If I was black, I'd beat the crap outta myself") Trump is saying, " . . . and I'll say it again, Matt, I know more than all the generals put together. . . . Look at the 88 generals who signed a letter in my support. . . . They as good as said I know more than all of them too. . . . I mean that's a great endorsement, fantastic, the best! . . . They know nothing! . . . And it's only because the miserable press won't report it that I don't get all the credit. . . . Furthermore, . . ."


Above CAPTION based on an answer Trump gave to Matt Lauer 9.7.16 as linked at Huffington Post:


"D*mn Fox all to Hell!" . . . Please come CAPTION Greta Van Susteren!!!!!

Greta Van ("Where's my kit?") Susteren is thinking: "Damn Fox! . . . They can me after taking everything I had: they stripped away any vestige I yet had of dignity, they flushed my credibility down the toilet, they destroyed any belief of mine about truth and honor, . . . and to top it off, Ailes even never once made the slightest pass at me!!! . . . Damn Fox all to Hell!!!"


Above CAPTION bases in reports of Susteren's sudden departure from Fox as reported by The Hill:


"I'd love to go one-one-one, but . . . " . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!!

Donald (Ol' Turd-in-the-Punch-Bowl) Trump is saying: "'Afraid to debate Hillary one-on-one?' . . . Is that what they're saying, Mark? . . . Well, that's absolutely ridiculous. . . . In fact, there's nothing I would rather do. . . . Absolutely nothing!!! . . . It's like . . . I want to debate her mano-a-mano with all my body and soul! . . . It's just my sense of fairness to the other two candidates, and perhaps a few other interested parties like the President of the NRA and I could name a few more. . . . After all, if it's anything I am, it's fair. . . . But, heck no, I'm not the least afraid."


Above CAPTION based on the following story as linked at DU:


"What the hell have I got to lose?" . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!

Donald ("Boy, at my funeral they'll be lining up for blocks. . . . Most of them with unpaid bills in their hands.") Trump is saying: "And Corey here is our inside man at Clinton News Network. . . . And guess what, they gave him a title and they're paying him! . . . And let me tell you what, even after they know he's really working for me, and even after I say this out loud in front of thousands of witnesses, they'll keep him on. . . Hell, they'll probably give him a new title and pay him even more, . . . and give him more air time. . . How the heck can I lose with guys like this and networks as stupid as CNN?"

O satire of satires! . . . Please come CAPTION Garry Trudeau and Donald Trump!!!

Garry ("I told you so") Trudeau is saying: "Well, I might just have to give up satire altogether. . . . Even I didn't realize how narcissist, thuggest, stupid, racist and shallow The Donald was."

Donald ("What have you got to lose? . . . After all, I've already remortgaged your soul") Trump is "thinking": "'Shallow'? . . . Why that little twerp. . . . How can I be shallow? I got all the best stuff . . . and more of it than almost everybody else. . . 'Shallow'? . . . . I'll bet he doesn't have hardly any stuff, . . . and only the cheap kind. . . . Geez, . . talk about shallow'!""

"What bats in the attic? They're squirrels." . . . Please come CAPTION Michele Bachmann!!

Michele Bachmann is saying: "I don't have to believe that God raised Donald Trump up to win the election, I know it!!!! . . . There were 17 Republican candidates in the beginning, right? . . . Well, it just so happens that Revelations 17:17 says that we shall give ourselves to the best until we're filled with his words. . . . Besides, Mr. Trump promised to write the second amendment. . . . And I've always loved his hair."


Above CAPTION based on the following MSNBC story:


Clear as a lobotomy, and with a lemony smell. . . . Please come CAPTION Donald Trump!!

Donald ("I remember when my dad said I was ready to evict my first elderly couple. . . . I've never been so proud!") Trump is saying: "Frankly folks, I couldn't be any more clear, but the press wants to muddy things up so they can say I contradicted my self. . . . When I said I was softening on my immigration stand, that was really a hardening and here's why. . . . Because you can only get a hardening in contrast to a softening, like heat is the opposite of cold, and day night, so if I hadn't mentioned a softening, I'd have nothing at all. . . . Zip!. . . . So my stance is tougher than before which everyone would know if it wasn't for the lying press. . . . Geez!"


Above CAPION based on Trump's variety of implied and explicit stances on undocumented aliens as reported in Bustle:

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