Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Florida Man Running Tanka

Game Show 2024, X

and impeached twice ...
on the news ticker
Florida man announces
I'm running again

FYI: My tanka was inspired by Deadline, Nov. 16: “Florida Man Makes Announcement”: New York Post Buries Donald Trump’s 2024 Announcement As Others In GOP Shun Mar-A-Lago Event

Florida man makes announcement,” ran a headline on the bottom of the front page, referring to the former president and Celebrity Apprentice star. The story was buried on page 26.

And Insider, Nov. 19: Trump portrayed as a 'loser' by 2024 rivals courting his big donors at Las Vegas conference, report says

And Business Insider, Nov. 19; Bill Barr says that Trump 'has been fading for months' and should 'stand aside' following the former president's announcement to run again

AddedGame Show 2024, XI
written in response to Independent, Nov. 18: Trump’s racist rhetoric was blamed for a 145% rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. during the Covid19 pandemic. Now he’s at it again

the neighbour's Trump 2024
crowned with crows

FYI: Ridiculously photogenic Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has been TALKING about the fight against anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic, while his American counterpart, Joe Biden, signed  the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act -- the bill addressing hate crimes against Asian-Americans, into law four moths after he took office. 

My message to all those of you who are hurting is, we see you... And the Congress has said, we see you. And we are committed to stopping the hatred and the bias.

-- Joe Biden

Note: For more about the use of irony, see "To the Lighthouse: A Rhetorical Device, Irony"