Dear President Trump, Before I started sending you LKM blessings every day, I had joked with a couple of people about doing so, in part to see what it felt like to say it out loud and in part to gauge their reactions. I started with people who know how LKM is traditionally used because … Continue reading Tilting at the windmill of your presidency
Dear President Trump, Some people I talked with today were genuinely surprised you decided to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. They thought you were going to come around and do the right thing. I think they were playing the same mind game I did on election night when by 10pm PST it was … Continue reading Not a snowball’s chance in hell
Dear President Trump, I've been wondering whose idea it was for Ivanka and Jared to be in your administration's inner circle. Yours? Theirs? Putin's? Did it just seem to organically develop into a "no brainer" sort of eventuality such that none of you can pinpoint the exact time or place when it was decided? I'm … Continue reading Will the family of rats rat each other out?
Dear President Trump, This morning a beautiful medium-size speckled grey bird flew into our front window and died. We have a pretty big front window but this hasn't ever happened before. There's a tree in front of the window and a cat silhouette with a pussy hat taped up so it's pretty surprising a bird … Continue reading Hopefully it was a fluke
Dear President Trump, Today is Laura's birthday and I so wish there would be a pleasant political surprise to make the day even more memorable for her. It's early yet so we'll see. Miracles do happen sometimes. This morning I saw a small hand-made sign that reads "Prayer Changes Things" on someone's front stoop. I've … Continue reading “Prayer Changes Things”
Dear President Trump, I think one of the major functions these letters serve is that they've become a way for me to keep a diary of sorts during this nightmarish time. We'll certainly have newspaper and other archives, but it will be useful to me later to see some of what was going on for … Continue reading Far too many guns
Dear President Trump, I understand you have a busy day ahead, including meeting with "ObamaCare Victims" at 12:45 this afternoon. Who comes up with this shit? I mean really -- if the only way you all can think to sell your version of a healthcare bill is to over-dramatize problems with the existing one it … Continue reading Who comes up with this shit?
Dear President Trump, How did you sleep last night? It may seem kind of mean, but I hope for your sake you slept poorly. Why would it be a good sign for you if you slept poorly the night before the FBI Director you fired is set to testify before Congress? It would signal you … Continue reading I hope you slept poorly
Dear President Trump, The fact checkers have been watching you for a long time and we all know they've not been impressed. They've been saying from the beginning that your statements are far more often false (as in lies) than those of any other president in history. I know you've publicly dismissed them as so … Continue reading You didn’t even go through the motions
Dear President Trump, Hmm. "WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY?" That's actually a really good question for this comment box. I've certainly been saying a lot of what I want to say to you each day, but I've been somewhat constrained by my own rules of engagement so I've not said everything I'd like to … Continue reading Enriching the 1% doesn’t count as public service