Dear President Trump, A couple of weeks ago I told you about how our pastor invited someone who is currently experiencing homelessness to join her at the front of the church a few minutes into her sermon and how he proceeded to sing "Ode to Joy." What I forgot to tell you is that the … Continue reading Trust
Dear President Trump, What is it you know that we don't know (yet)? Why the crazy sounding lukewarm condolence tweet when 50 people were shot and killed and hundreds more were sent to the hospital by a deranged gun man? What are we going to find when Stephen Paddock's home and electronics are searched? Lot's … Continue reading The only logical thing would be to stand up to the NRA
Dear President Trump, When I left for my run it was still very dark and there were dozens of stars (59?) visible in the sky. The world is so confusing like this pretty much all the time; peaceful and safe-seeming and lovely in one corner and just a little ways away someone is fighting for … Continue reading Who wrote your speech yesterday?
Dear President Trump, Seems we all want answers to why Stephen Paddock did what he did. Since he was a regular white guy on the surface with no criminal or mental health history, how can we explain his actions? Although I want to know too, I think this quest for a motive is a distraction … Continue reading We need that motive
Dear President Trump, Turns out I was missing a critical element of your distraction technique; Rachel Maddow called it out in her interview with the New Yorker. You don't just distract with something silly or benign, you throw something down so offensive and outrageous that you force engagement because silence would be interpreted as complicity. … Continue reading Two violent nuts
Dear President Trump, It truly is all about the money, isn't it? As I was writing you yesterday I kept flashing on the signs posted at all the entrances at the VA saying that weapons, drugs, and alcohol are prohibited on federal grounds. This got me thinking that weapons must be prohibited on other federal … Continue reading “It is illegal to attempt to enter a Federal facility with weapons”
Dear President Trump, The Las Vegas massacre is predictably slipping down the pages of the NYT and the WP. There are still bits of coverage and some editorials but the big splash seems to be over and we've moved on to your ham-fisted handling of the NAFTA negotiations and the Iran nuclear deal. Par for … Continue reading What if he was trying to make it impossible to ignore gun control?
Dear President Trump, How has your weekend been? Seems like there was some pretty rough stuff going on between you and Senator Corker. It's kind of amazing what people are willing to come out with when they no longer need to curry favor and are free to call it as they see it. He was … Continue reading It’s amazing what people will say on their way out
Dear President Trump, For the first time I read up on both Columbus Day and Indigenous People's Day (silver linings related to your presidency pop up all over the place, don't they!). I was surprised to learn that Columbus Day was started by immigrants from Italy who thought it would help their standing to point … Continue reading More hazards for Hazard, Ky
Dear President Trump, Obviously I've not thought we've been doing well since you won the election, but this week things are looking even more bleak than usual. I kind of thought having Senator Corker talk candidly about his concerns about your fitness would have lightened things some. He's a Republican so it seemed great that … Continue reading Boy howdy do you have a stranglehold!