Dear President Trump, I suppose it really was necessary for Adam Schiff to specifically say that any foot-dragging, stalling, misdirecting, or protracted bullshitting (I’m just rounding things out here) will be considered further evidence of obstruction and will be impeachable in its own right. It seems absurd that you all have to be told this … Continue reading Obstruction and an Article 25 backstop, please
Dear President Trump, If you want to send your BFF, Vladimir, an early birthday present (he turns 67 on October 7th), you could simply forward him the HP Highline piece by Samanth Subramanian (complete with awesome illustrations by Zach Meyer) entitled “What if the World Treated the U.S. Like a Rogue State?” You might want … Continue reading Sadly, a Happy Birthday for Vladimir
Dear President Trump, I decided not to overly freight yesterday’s letter, but I did notice another key parallel between the saga of you and the myth of King Sisyphus. Maybe you did too – it is, after all, rather glaring. Remember the bit from Wikipedia describing King S? “King Sisyphus promoted navigation and commerce but … Continue reading Stepping on Zeus’s last nerve
Dear President Trump, This morning it was so cold and clear that I was able to see Pleiades if I didn’t try too hard and sort of softened my gaze. I’d never bothered to wonder much about the name of the constellation until this morning, having been content knowing it referenced “The Seven Sisters.” Of … Continue reading Sisyphous & POTUS parallels
Dear President Trump, They’re small victories, but I’m going to claim them nonetheless – first, I was off my computer for about eight hours this afternoon and second, I managed to make a gluten free pizza crust that is actually really good (I did read the recipe on the computer so I was sort of … Continue reading How about Warren & Abrams in 2020?
Dear President Trump, Did you know that Jennifer Rubin sometimes contributes five columns a day to the WP editorial section? She did so yesterday and the day before yesterday. I wonder if she’s doing this so that she can address the crap that’s constantly going on with you and still make space for talking about … Continue reading Icebergs and dewdrops
Dear President Trump, Yesterday after reading the rough transcript of your call with Zelensky, the whistleblower’s report (“report” seems like the most appropriate noun to use now), and trying to learn more about that odd sentence regarding Zelensky needing to make a deal with Putin before he would get his WH invitation, I made a … Continue reading Shoring up with ‘Good News’
Dear President Trump, I did my civic duty and read both the whistleblower’s statement and the rough transcript of your call with Zelensky on 7/24/19. When I finished I felt ill. Ill and wrung out. The whistleblower statement shows that someone from the White House ordered the record of the call to be kept in … Continue reading Radioactive tippy top secret stuff
Dear President Trump, Ok, so I just read one of the HP banner articles (the one by Fuller, Delaney, and Bendery) about how things are somewhat confusing on the impeachment front since Pelosi actually only called for a formal impeachment inquiry, which was already happening. I guess I was engaging in some serious wishful thinking … Continue reading Dirty, filthy tactics
Dear President Trump, Ever since Laura told me she saw an announcement on Twitter that the House Democrats are meeting today at 4pm EST to discuss whether they’ll bring articles of impeachment against you I’ve had the beginning of Edwin Hawkins’ “Oh Happy Day” song stuck in my head. Well, really I’m singing a modified … Continue reading “Oh happy day”! Finally.