Dear President Trump, Of course I realize that you personally have nothing to do with the set up of this contact page or with the underlying support systems, but it is deeply ironic that the spell check here doesn't know the word "positivity." When I noticed this last night I didn't check, but will now, … Continue reading “Positivity” spell-check fail
Dear President Trump, I just checked and you all haven't fixed the spell check for "positivity." That's probably a good thing, really, since it would be a cosmetic fix at best. What I've been thinking a lot about lately is how hard it seems to be for most of us to admit we were wrong … Continue reading “Put the data you have gathered to beneficial use”
Dear President Trump, The issue that I'm feeling most strongly about today is the healthcare bill that would allow states to decide whether to require insurance companies cover people with pre-existing conditions at the same rates as other people. From a public health and economic standpoint this is the epitome of shortsightedness. Such a provision … Continue reading Shortsighted cruelty
Dear President Trump, I feel like I'm lurching from one awful deed or threatened deed to the next. When I heard last night that Tillerson is now saying the US is not going to factor in human rights violations when we consider which countries to have diplomatic relations with, it felt like a sucker punch … Continue reading Hobbled by human rights?
Dear President Trump, I'll admit that I sometimes put things on my to-do list that are super easy just to be able cross them off quickly. But big, complex, important things can stay on my list for weeks or months because they are hard to plow through and get done properly. Often I’ll break those … Continue reading Our government is turning on us
Dear President Trump, I think you all should change the choice in the "Message Type" selection box for sending you messages since it's really not the case when people use this portal and click "Contact the President" that we are actually contacting you. At best we are lobbing words in your general direction and really, … Continue reading I can’t keep up aggrieved crisis mode all day every day
Dear President Trump, Off and on all day I've been gingerly checking in with myself as to whether I am writing to you every day in good faith. I started out with the intention of sending you loving-kindness blessings so I could soften towards you and not become embittered and hateful. If I'm honest with … Continue reading If possums are sentient beings….
Good Morning President Trump, I hope you slept well. Even though I'm sure there were no fairness fairies sprinkling your head last night with magic equality and compassion dust, perhaps a good night's sleep will have made you more disposed toward the greater good. The image of pesky little fairies dispensing positivity dust on you … Continue reading Fairness fairy dust is in short supply
Dear President Trump, The sun is shining here and word has it there are Federal Grand Juries in Virginia meeting this morning about your campaign's ties with Russia. Pretty great start to the day, I'd say. Certainly more hopeful than the all male, all white group of senators McConnell has tasked with the Senate's healthcare … Continue reading Petty private competitions and excuse-making
Dear President Trump, Firing Director Comey is just the latest episode in your over-the-top made-for-TV mini-(I hope)-series, a surprise dramatic twist that really makes perfect sense even if the logic offered is painfully obviously flawed and was just a bone thrown out because you had to say something, anything. Unfortunately, while it has all the … Continue reading As many Achilles’ heels as an octopus