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Will Mueller, Missiles or the GOP Be Fired First

Trump's lawyer gets raided by the FBI,
Trump talks of firing Mueller or Rosenstein,
and Republicans are forced to consider
siding with democracy or a demagogue.

Syrian atrocities need less war, not more,
yet Trump tweets of missiles & Russia threats
& pushes an anti-diplomat for secretary of state
unless Dems stand up to pro-torture warmonger.

The Constitution & the world face crises
while the GOP faces a crises of it's own
as it's own Speaker Paul Ryan
decides it's time to flee the sinking ship.

Will Mueller or missiles be the first fired?
Or neither if we can get the GOP fired first.

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& hope that nobody & no missiles are fired
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Spring Fever or the Trump Flu?

We marked Easter, a holiday of rebirth,
while Trump assembles a cabinet of war,
the embattled EPA head poisons the Earth,
& GOP sides with the NRA over students.

We mark Passover, a holiday of liberation,
while Trump escalates anti-immigrant tactics,
readying National Guard for border patrol
& issuing quotas for immigration judges.

We kick off baseball season, a team sport,
with Pruitt under an ethics cloud,
Carson over his head, DeVos a trainwreck,
and those are the Trump team members
has hasn't fired & who haven't yet quit.

The rest of the world is welcoming spring,
but Trump seems to be readying for a fall.

The Trump team is sick, mad & ailing --
like they're all suffering a Trump-induced flu.
Maybe they're just taking "Spring Fever"
a little too literally.

Laughing, crying, or in between,
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March for Our Lives. What's April for?

The March for Our Lives inspired the nation
& students across the country keep going,
calling for townhalls, walk-outs & action.
Yet the GOP Congress does nothing,
and the NRA sees a surge in donations.

Trump picks warmongers as his advisers,
itching for war with Iran, North Korea or both,
and seeks to reward pro-torture, anti-dipolamts
in his latest administration shake-ups.

Mueller seems to connect dots among
Trump advisers, vendors, staffers, relatives
--making leaders of both parties nervous
that Trump could try to fire him any day.

In March, we saw electoral victories,
emboldened progressives & inspired activism.
But ends with an unhinged White House
& an uncertain road ahead.

March for Our Lives -- What's April for?
April for our wins? Or April for Trump's wars?

April, as always, for fools - and DC is full of them.
But if we keep marching, registering, fighting,
maybe April showers will bring May flowers.

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Lawyers, Liars, Lovers & Losers

One of Trump's lawyers quits the team,
after Trump launched attacks on Mueller,
days after forcing Sessions to fire McCabe
who may have authorized a probe of Sessions.

Cambridge Analytica's dark arts for Trump
have gotten it into deep trouble
and pulled Facebook into the deep end
of a debate about democracy & deception.

And yet another former lover
challenges another NDA
causing Trump another legal headache.

Mueller mulls the case against Trump,
but it might be a porn star or two
who burst the Trumpian bubble.

The liar is losing his lawyers,
laid low by his lovers,
and again proves he's the biggest loser.

Whether you're laughing or crying,
you deserve a drink — with friends! —
at your local, progressive social club.

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Hundreds of thousands of students
walk out to stand up to gun violence,
while GOP politicians give in to the NRA
and sit down it utter silence.

Conor Lamb's victory in Pennsylvania
shows Trump's a liability,
an electoral wave could be coming,
and if you want to win, you have to run.

And days after a historic announcement
of high-stakes talks with North Korea,
Trump starts shuffling his team
to empower divisive, dangerous warmongers.

There's an old saying that
March goes in like a lion, out like a lamb.

The White House may be a bit of a jungle,
but as the students roar, voters soar,
maybe in the end we'll all come out
as surprisingly victorious as a Lamb.

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as you lift your spirits and a your glass
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Stormy Seas & Trump's Leaky Ship

Trump sets off a firestorm within the GOP,
announcing tariffs, then announcing flexibility,
leading to a Ryan Republican revolt
& the exodus of his chief economic adviser.

Storms brew around Mueller's work
as one former Trump aide makes headlines
with tumultuous TV defying the investiagion
& Trump makes headlines of his own
talking to witnesses about their testimony.

And while GOP avoids gun legislation,
and the NRA stands its ground,
the brave students keep speaking out
signaling winds slowly changing.

All of these storms rock DC—
along with Stormy Daniels
whose currents continue to knock
Trump's leaky ship off course.

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The Audacity of Hopes

After the Parkland massacre,
students turned mourning into outrage,
outrage into hope, and hope into action
pressuring companies, planning marches
& even getting Republicans to talk gun laws.

In the face of deportations & aggression,
Dreamers inspire us with courage,
the Supreme Court rejects Trump on DACA,
& even in this dark and frightening moment
there is hope for a better path for Dreamers.

And as Kushner loses clearance,
the White House succumbs to in-fighting,
Mueller indictments continue,
Hope Hicks admits to lying ...
then announces she'll resign.

Even greater than the audacity of Hope Hicks
is the audacity of hope
inspired by Dreamers, by students
& by all those fighting to reclaim our country.

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and share a beer, better than fear,
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Out With the Old, In With the New

In the wake of the Parkland massacre,
we heard the same old "thoughts & prayers"
and "nothing could have prevented this."
And the student survivors called B.S.

Parkland students took their message
to the airwaves, social media & Tallahassee,
inspiring students across the U.S.
to take to the streets & join the call to act.

Florida Republicans resort to old excuses
& Trump suggests arming teachers,
while students challenge the NRA,
politicians that take gun money, banks,
restrictions on public health research
& the framework of what's "possible."

Gun violence is an old problem,
defended by an old generation,
caught in old fears & assumptions.

As a new generation speaks up,
maybe it's time to say:
"Out with the old, in with the new."

Just think about what a game-changer
"out with the old, in with the new" would be
for climate change, equal rights, immigration,
marijuana reform, school investment,
and 2018's federal, state & local elections.

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A Broken-Hearted Valentine

On Valentines Day, in Parkland, Florida,
17 children didn't return home from school.
But the GOP can't break the grip of the NRA
after 18 school shootings—so far this year.

This week, as the Senate considers Dreamers,
the White House insists on mass deportations,
GOP senators push to tear apart families,
and McConnell refuses a simple Dream Act vote.

While the Olympics inspire the world,
Trump itches to launch a war
& right-wing pundits cheer on provocation
with North Korea, Iran & Syria.

This Valentine's day offered little love
for liberals with bleeding hearts
or for people with any hearts at all
leaving our national a little more broken hearted.

Spread the love, share the night reclaim our country,
as you share a drink & a discussion
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Parades and Charades

Trump wants a military parade!
Because it's shinier to look at
than low approvals, lower stock market,
& the dark cloud engulfing him.

The GOP treats governing like a circus,
constantly at the edge of shutdown,
refusing to act on protections for Dreamers,
and parading incompetence at every turn.

And as the world tunes in to the Olympics,
seeing North and South Korea parade together,
Trump takes to Twitter & talks of triggers
to puff himself up & provoke others.

He wants a parade but it's all a charade,
as he parades his reckless ignorance,
in a dangerous game with dire consequences.

He wants a spectacle!
Looking at the state of the White House
and the absurdity of the GOP congress,
we have a spectacle already.

Talk Olympics highs & shutdown lows
as you lift your spirits & lift a pint
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