Dear President Trump, Happy MLK Day to you and your family. I was glad to see that you and Mike Pence attended an MLK Day celebration today. Did it perhaps inspire you to unstick yourself from your asinine fixation on “the border wall” so that you can stop this government shutdown of yours that’s differentially … Continue reading The case for booting Pence too
Dear President Trump, Are you breathing a sigh of relief tonight? Seems like, for now, you dodged a bullet with Mueller’s team having said: “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate.” The Justice Department … Continue reading What is Mueller up to?
Dear President Trump, Yesterday William Galston of the Brookings Institute got a lot of pixels in the WP, first in an article led by your favorite reporter, Jim Acosta, and then in an editorial by Ann Tumulty. Galston was quoted by Acosta as having said this about you: “He is determined, as he has been … Continue reading Supersaturated
Dear President Trump, I heard your interview on Fox tonight. When the anchor asked if you had ever worked for Russia you pulled out the righteous indignation and threw a few smoke bombs, but you never denied it. I listened to that exchange right after reading the WP article about how you confiscated your interpreter’s … Continue reading Smoking gun(s)
Dear President Trump, On the evening dog walk I noticed a bedraggled Shasta daisy at the edge of a neglected yard. The daisy is clearly left over from last summer; it’s missing a bunch of petals and looks pretty cock-eyed. But – it’s still standing and that’s both kind of awesome and kind of disturbing. … Continue reading A deadly dangerous shiny object
Dear President Trump, Two things this morning; one related to the ongoing menace of you and the other to salvation of a sort. Because I prefer to get unpleasant chores done first, I’ll start out with you. I know you plan to “speak to the American people” tonight to make your case for the wall … Continue reading Two (very different) things this morning
Dear President Trump, Does anyone in the front office at Fox News owe you a big favor? Because if so, you probably want to cash it in pretty quickly and have Chris Wallace removed. I don’t think you can afford to have a Fox News anchor seriously pushing back on your press secretary on the … Continue reading Fox News and independent thought
Dear President Trump, Along with much of the rest of the country (apparently), I’ve been thinking a lot about Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s assertion the other day that she and the other Democrats in Congress are going to impeach you and specifically about her choice term for you: “mother*cker.” Of course it would have been a … Continue reading When the epithet fits….
Dear President Trump, Yesterday someone I was talking with dropped “well, tomorrow Nancy is coming” into the conversation and as she visibly relaxed, I felt my body tension dip too. Nancy is coming. Today. I know we can’t pin too much hope or put too much pressure on any one person, but OMG am I … Continue reading Nancy has arrived 🙂
Dear President Trump, It looks like if I went to a National Park or Monument (or, starting today, any of the Smithsonian Museums) and wanted to send you a postcard to mark the occasion, I’d need to purchase the postcard somewhere other than those places since the visitor centers are closed along with nearly all … Continue reading Adding to your legacy