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Haiku Friday

Another week, another dollar. Though the eyes of the nation (especially progressives) were on the Wisconsin recalls, Governor Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney found the heart – nay, the brotherhood – to once again exchange knowing glances. George Norcross claimed a school founded in his name would never fail because, well, it’s in his name. Oh, and LD-25 Assembly candidate George Stafford dissed Sheila Oliver.  Other stuff happened too – but you know, life’s a blur and stuff.

Haiku Rules are: 5 syllables, then 7, and 5 again. Write your verse based on the suggestion given, then suggest the topic for the next poet. Extra credit for linking to a Blue Jersey post, or news article. GO TIME:

FEUD OVER

Reunited  and

It feels so good. Steve and Chris –

B-F-Fs for life.

Next Topic: George Stafford

Friday Haiku

It’s that time of week again, even if Congress is going to be “working” all weekend.

You know the rules. 5 syllables, then 7, and 5 again. Write your haiku on the topic provided, then you suggest the topic for the next poet.

I’ll start you off:

Debt ceiling

A made-up crisis

America held hostage

Middle class gets screwed

Next topic: Christie to Iowa

Effing Hot Haiku

It’s effing hot. And it’s Friday. Time for some haiku with a heat index of 108. You remember the rules – 5 syllables, then 7, and 5 again. Your topic is the one the last person suggested for you, then you get to name the topic for the next writer.

Seriously, there’s plenty to write about: Christie’s plummeting poll numbers, Home Depot bazillionaire wants Christie to run for Prez (I’ll grab that one), Rupert Murdoch gets pied and now Lautenberg’s after him too, medical marijuana – finally, One New Jersey, Donald Norcross jumps from his labor post, union cash dries up for Dems, NJTV WTF?, NJ-GOP raking in da money, Christie back from vacation …

I’ll start you off:

Billionaire Home Depot tycoon wants Christie for Prez

He’s a big widget

Home Depot wants to sell him

Better deal at Loew’s

Next topic: Rupert Murdoch and Hackgate

Haiku Friday

It’s been a really craptastic week: Various forms of budget fallout, both dastardly bullshit and mini-moments of inspiration. Diane Allen’s weird Senate behavior. Fesh corruption stories from Ritacco ‘n Dwek. Sweeney’s new certainty Christie’s running for 2012 Prez. Christie’s Cheney-style secret “undisclosed location”. Redistricting. Remaking NJ education. Whatevs.

Remember the rules? 5 syllables, then 7, and 5 again. Write your verse based on the suggestion given, then suggest the topic for the next poet. Extra credit for linking to a Blue Jersey post, or news article. OK, I’ll start:

Diane Allen, Senate Budget Veto Override Sessions, July 11-12, 2011

Flickering pixels

Captivating screen of mine

Christie in my head

Next Topic: Pick the Democratic Nominee for Gov, 2013

Haiku – Special Saturday Edition

It’s Haiku time. Actually, it’s past Haiku time but there was a whole lot going on this week.

You know the rules. 5 syllables, then 7, and 5 again. Write your haiku on the topic provided, then you suggest the topic for the next poet. Though if a lot of people this week want to riff off of, um, similar themes – we get that.

I’ll start you off:

Budget strategy

Send up to Christie

See what sticks and what comes back

Negotiate after

Next topic: The Wrath of Sweeney

Friday Haiku – or more like a Poetry Slam?

With skyrocketing traffic to Blue Jersey and multiple diaries with 50+ comments, people have a lot to say this week, and are saying it loud. Which makes it a good week for Friday haikus – poetry slam edition.

You know the rules. 5 syllables, then 7, and 5 again. Write your haiku on the topic provided, then you suggest the topic for the next poet. Though if a lot of people this week want to riff off of, um, similar themes – we get that.

I’ll start you off:

Christiecrats

Just like Charlie Brown

Christies ratings down and down

Dems still won’t kick ball

Next topic: Health/pension vote

Haiku for the Rapture-Punked

Hey – For you Saturday late-nighters, what do you have to say for yourselves now that you’ve been Rapture-punked? Scroll down into comments for the post-Rapture stuff.

Tomorrow at 6:00 pm (7:00 pm Central) the world comes to an end. So sayeth Christian radio, and those folks are never wrong, are they? Floods. Frogs. Finicky nuclear power plants. Democrats masquerading as Republicans. Snarling governors. Donald Trump’s hairline. What will it be that actually puts an end to New Jersey?

Haiku it. Rapture-theme it.

You know the rules. 5 syllables, then 7, and 5 again. Write your haiku on the topic provided, then you suggest the topic for the next poet. I’ll start you off:

Rapture for Lefties

Boom Boom Boom it goes

Progressives lifted up then?

Christie fans stay here

Next topic: How does it end?

Haiku YOU, Alex DeCroce (the Friday verses)

Here we are back again with a Friday haiku just in time to verse it the hell out for the weekend. 5 syllables, then 7, then 5. Take the topic suggestion of the one before you, then set the next. Soooo much to talk about. DADT. President Obama’s tax cut compromise. Christie (ad nauseum). Lautenberg saving Christie’s bacon (or trying to) on our Tunnel bill. Flight patterns. Atlantic City. “Town Halls”. School superintendents. New Education Commish. Holidays. Dead Bears.

But me? I gotta go with Alex DeCroce DeCroce DeCroce, he thinks he’s above reproach reproach  …

Alex DeCroce x2

You live pretty well

30 years sucking us dry

Your hands are not clean

You live pretty well

You didn’t want us to see

But we found out now

(h/t Jay Lassiter)

Next topic: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Friday Afternoon Haiku

Big news week. Governor Grinch gets slapped back on medi-pot … (with breaking news today). NJN deadline looms … Christie spends $485/hour on an out-of-state lawyer to try and make our $271 million bill from the feds go away … Christie makes a “poster boy” out of Parsippany school chief Lee Seitz … the bear huntoy, the bridgesstreet sign dramaFirst Lady finds her mission … NJ blows another ed grant, doesn’t tell anybody for 4 monthsour YouTube GovFred Scalera – poof!Sweeney wtf?

Surely you remember the rules. Of course I do. And don’t call me Shirley.

5 syllables, the 7, then 5 again. Write your verse on the topic suggested, then you get to name the topic for the next person’s haiku. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Multiple submissions encouraged. Always extra credit for links. I’ll start you off:

Christie to Give Commencement Address at U. Delaware Alma Mater

No mean courses here

I learned how to cheat and lie

From New Jersey pols

Next Topic: $271 million

Friday Afternoon Haiku

Busy week, climbing out of the mid-term election. AMTRAK just broke off talks of reviving ARC Tunnel. We get a bill to pay back the feds $271 million for their tunnel money. We find out Christie raised $9 million for a bunch of GOP candidates who all want to be him when they grow up. James O’Keefe (and her own judgment) costs a Passaic teacher big. FAA wants to reroute more planes over northern NJ. Christie will/won’t lay off 1,200 state employees. Legislature rebukes Christie on his restrictive medi-pot plans. Oh, and Blue Jersey hits 2 million visits and 5 million page views in the same week. There’s plenty to haiku about.

You remember the rules: 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 again. Write yours on the subject suggested, then you get to set the topic for the next haiku. I’ll start.

Advice to NJEA

Strange looking button

Little light in briefcase there?

Beware James O’Keefe

Next topic: Christie skeptical global warming is caused by humans