Dear President Trump, Well, the universe didn’t go all out for me today on my birthday since you’re still in office, but the release of the fairly lightly redacted Mueller report was a nice early B-day present yesterday. Yes, I get that you weren’t indicted, but the report isn’t exactly a content-less snoozer – even … Continue reading No plot redirection in sight
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, I can’t believe I missed it yesterday when I was going on about #100, but a friend texted this morning to let me know he’s happy to be one of the 99 (%) still in the fold, which was quite nice on a couple of different levels, don’t you think? Ah, “don’t … Continue reading Yes, the voters spoke but Mulvaney apparently misheard them
Dear President Trump, How is it trying to breathe with a bunch of GOP senators sitting on you, taking turns clamping their hands over your mouth? Are they being careful not to “accidentally” cover your mouth and nose at the same time? They certainly have had to work extra hard to keep you from lurching … Continue reading The GOP is hedging its bets
Dear President Trump, In past letters I’ve covered how the Declaration of Independence promised only some life, liberty, and the right to pursue happiness, but Roger Kagan’s recent WP essay on the rise of autocracies has led me to revisit the topic. Kagan lays out how the predictability of contained communities and circumscribed kin-groups is … Continue reading We are not now and never will be an autocracy despite some people’s best efforts
Dear President Trump, On my way to the car after work yesterday I thought about how I hadn’t thought about you all day and how incredibly nice that was (of course thinking that spoiled the effect, but still). Although reality set in all too quickly, I even ventured the thought that you are becoming irrelevant. … Continue reading Police state budget
Dear President Trump, I think I saw the picture of the nutso over-the-top huge painting of you trying to look steely and determined (but really looking troubled and confused) the first day of the CPAC, probably in the WP, though I’m not sure. I do know they’ve had the bizarre image of you hugging the … Continue reading “Unafraid & Unashamed” is terrifying
Dear President Trump, So there’s probably not a sentient being in the entire country who doesn’t think Cohen is basically a self-serving sleeze. Pretty much everyone sees through the B.S. that he was so blinded by loyalty to you that he did countless ruthless, unethical, greedy-ass things and probably hundreds (so countable) of illegal things … Continue reading Sadly, hats off to Vladimir, again
Dear President Trump, I’ve probably raised this issue with you in past letters (I don’t feel like checking), but it’s kind of like a sore, wobbly tooth that my tongue can’t leave alone so I’m returning to the question of how it is that your son, Donald Jr., could make such a clear attempt at … Continue reading What gives?