HAIKU D'ETAT


the sudanese patient

Posted in elections,politics,religion,travel by thehaikudetat on 01/21/2011

referendum on the nile

Result: secession?
without a doubt. A peaceful
split? unclear, at best.

Read: South Sudanese Vote Overwhelmingly for Secession
Image source: Breaking News Kenya

Pomp, circumstance, and panda bears

Posted in chinese food,crazy,dynasties,elections,entertainment,politics by thehaikudetat on 01/20/2011

A detail of a menu is seen on a place setting ...

A striking invite
list. Vera Wang, Jackie Chan
oh, and Michelle Kwan.

And then there was Babs,
who probably eats Chinese
food on Christmas day.

Read: For Hu Jintao’s state visit, a day of pomp and ceremony
Image source: Yahoo

a true marital emergency

Posted in crazy,elections,farewells,politics by thehaikudetat on 06/01/2010

a convenient booth

A sad farewell to
the Gore marriage. At least we’ll
always have that kiss

at the DNC.
that extraordinarily
ridiculous kiss.

Read: Al and Tipper Gore to separate 
Watch: Happy Times – The Great Gore Kiss
Image source: BurlingtonPol

names from his father

Posted in attractive men,crazy,dynasties,elections,politics by thehaikudetat on 05/13/2010

obama 44 and obama 1

Hawaii takes a
stand. Very interesting
but my main concern:

How did I not know
Prez has a suffix? Can
we call him junior?

 

See for yourself: Hawaii State Department of Health
Read: Hawaii Limits Requests on Obama File
Image source: The Daily Mail

happy birthday, speaker pelosi!

Posted in birthdays,crazy,elections,politics by thehaikudetat on 03/26/2010

nice crown

A gift of a week
for the Speaker. I wonder
what Christmas is like?

Image source: Spitfire Murphy
Read: Nancy Pelosi – it’s her house
Friend:  Nancy Pelosi Facebook Page

orange you glad I didn’t say public option

Posted in attractive men,crazy,elections,farewells,nasty,politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 03/23/2010

doom-pa-dee-do

Why did John Boehner
oppose health care reform? The
truth is in the tan.

New tax on tanning
salons, alas. Retirement
in Florida now?

Image source: Progress Ohio
Read: How healthcare reform will affect you

it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Posted in economics,elections,home,politics by thehaikudetat on 03/22/2010


A banner weekend.
Sunshine and healthcare reform
on the horizon.

 
Read: Obama plans to sign health overhaul bill on Tuesday
Image source: Destination Guide DC

robin hood for the fatcats

Posted in crazy,elections,home,nasty,politics by thehaikudetat on 03/16/2010

right back at ya

Nice budget, CC.
Way to throw grandma and school
kids under the bus.

Image source: Sulekha.com
Read: New Jersey Governor Proposes Steep Spending Cuts

tuesday, bloody tuesday

Posted in crazy,elections,nasty,politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 03/16/2010
A protester holds a bottle of blood outside the gates of Government House

yes, that's a gallon of blood

Ancient ritual or
democratic Thailand?
red shirts red with blood.

 
Image source: BBC
Read: Protestors Dump Blood at Thai Government Site

no rest for the weary

Posted in attractive men,elections,politics,travel by thehaikudetat on 03/12/2010

golden child

Long awaited trip
delayed. Kids ditched – maybe next
year, Spring Break Bali.

Image source: I See by the Snailpapers
Read: Obama to Delay Pacific Trip by Three Days

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