Posts Tagged ‘American President’

“Boehner Caught Falsely Claiming he ‘Didn’t Call’ Obama a Socialist” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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………………..merging lanes…
………………..she explains why Obama
………………..is a socialist

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Headlines:

“Boehner Caught Falsely Claiming he ‘Didn’t Call’ Obama a Socialist” (ChattahBox)

“Obama’s International Socialist Connections” (A.I.M.)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Thin Veil of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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………………..outbursts
………………..of racism toward
………………..Obama
………………..the coming of summer
………………..leaves me cold

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Headlines:

“The Thin Vein of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Non-Profit Quarterly)

“Racism is Certainly One Component of Disrespect Toward Obama” (The American Muslim)

“Obama Says Race Is’ Not The Overriding Issue Here’” (New York Times)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Demonstrators Attack Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Reforms” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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………………..ask the wind
………………..and the moon
………………..when did
………………..caring for others
………………..become socialism?

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Headlines:

“Demonstrators Attack Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Reforms” (The Age)

“Healthcare Reform Promotes a Better America, Not Socialism” (Tennessee Journalist)

“Universal Health Care is a Moral Choice” (Newsweek)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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………………..4000 troops
………………..on their way to Afghanistan
………………..hearing the news:
………………..president Obama wins
………………..Nobel Peace Prize

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Headlines:

“What Obama’s Nobel Really Means” (The Atlantic)

“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (VOA News)

“Obama yet to deliver on Middle East” (BBC)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

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………………..eating
………………..a McDonald’s happy meal
………………..in Tiananmen Square
………………..so many students
………………..were killed

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Headlines:

“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (New York Times)

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This poem was submitted by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more Chen-ou Liu on Haiku News.

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“Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan” (Bill Kenney)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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troop buildup
the mountains know
no timeline

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Headlines:

“Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Furor swirls over White House gatecrashers” (Laryalee Fraser)

Friday, December 11th, 2009

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guest list—
a bare maple bathed
in moon-glow

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Headlines:

“Furor swirls over White House gatecrashers” (CBN News)

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Chen-ou Liu)

Friday, January 8th, 2010

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a dove perches
on the stone lion’s head…
winter sun

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Headlines:

“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Huffington Post)

“Obama’s War and Peace: How the president accepted the Nobel while sending more troops to fight in Afghanistan” (Slate)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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