Dear President Trump, One of the more prominent discussion topics swirling around the release of The Report is whether voters’ opinions will be swayed one way or another by it, whether its release will really matter in the end. Most pundits are convinced that we are all so entrenched in our polarized camps that there’s … Continue reading Sins of commission and omission
Dear President Trump, Veto #2 is behind you and again it seems unlikely that there’s any chance this side of hell that either the House or the Senate (let alone both) can muster enough votes to override you so our involvement in the Saudi-backed war in Yemen will continue. Indefinitely. Using the words “veto” and … Continue reading Yemen, votes, and a veto
Dear President Trump, Have you ever visited Notre Dame, walked around the outside of it and the inside it? If you did, did you allow yourself even a tiny glimmer of awe? Did the magnificence of the soaring space take your breath away? Did the details in the craftsmanship and the clever cant of a … Continue reading Notre Dame and its confessionals
Dear President Trump, Happy Tax (Evasion) Day! Is the “ha – they are such fools, they don’t know how I’m fleecing them!” glee you typically feel on April 15th somewhat dampened this year by the looming threat of having your recent tax history on display for all to see? Sarah Sander’s latest missive regarding your … Continue reading Donald Trump ~ George Washington; compare and contrast
Dear President Trump, This morning, once I was fully awake, I realized I was thinking about California Representative Katie Porter. Yesterday evening I watched her laser-focused questioning of JPMorgan Chase’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, and apparently she was so compelling my brain wouldn’t let her go. Did you see the clips? No? I’m shocked! Well, the … Continue reading Katie Porter rocks!
Dear President Trump, Oh, oh, oh is there no end of shitty stuff that’s burbled up in the last 24, 48, 72, 96, etc. hours; no shortage whatsoever of mind-blowing crap that you and your hench-people have foisted on the rest of us. Then there’s the recent WP report piecing together how Russia manipulated Bernie … Continue reading Calling out “President Pussy Grabber” and other positives
Dear President Trump, During our morning text check-in Laura and I decided it would basically be a full-time job if we were to take on calling out male privilege. She told me that this past week she’d learned a tough and disappointing lesson having realized she has historically over-accommodated male arrogance, downplayed it, and overlooked … Continue reading What to do with misguided, poorly socialized men?
Dear President Trump, Laura has really cut back her Twitter time since too much isn’t good for her equilibrium, but she still finds good stuff. The best bit she sent me today was a clip that a parent taped of their kid who’s maybe 15 months old. The child is sitting facing backwards in their … Continue reading Getting a grip and letting go
Dear President Trump, I flew to Portland late last night after my first political essay writing class (!) for a three-day VA meeting. The class ended at 9pm and the meeting in Portland started at 8am and there just wasn’t another (safe) way to make the trip that would allow me to get here on … Continue reading It was gendered
Dear President Trump, I won’t stay on it long, but I have to get this mini-rant out of my system: the argument that the Democrats are being inappropriately “political” in ordering the IRS to give them your tax returns is even dumber than the “voters have already spoken” line of defense. First, everything is political … Continue reading “…. you don’t have to be so vile and insufferable”