Dear President Trump, Yesterday I had my first squirrel siting in over two weeks. The poor thing seemed kind of addled as it hopped in a sketchy zigzag line up the icy strip in the middle of the street. It’s still unusually cold here, but now it’s raining instead of snowing and we’re down to … Continue reading Cynically malevolent
Dear President Trump, Here are some (valid) definitions of the word e·mer·gen·cy: noun: emergency; plural noun: emergencies a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action. an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action an urgent need for assistance or relief I took the liberty of underlining the … Continue reading Fundamentally hosed
Dear President Trump, This morning….. Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m guessing you aren’t exactly feeling the love from your loudest peeps as they attempt to raise the freak-out level over the compromise budget bill that most certainly will not buy you or them a wall. In fact, I bet you’re getting many a nasty-gram as you … Continue reading Burnt toast and hogwash
Dear President Trump, The Seattle area is having its own mini-version of the polar vortex. The temperature didn’t get above 30 today. We got about 6” of snow so schools were closed and those of us who could work from home, did. The streets are still a scary mess. We’ve only had one day of … Continue reading Why are you allowed to do this?
Dear President Trump, I know I’ve been full of questions lately, but here are some more: Do you think Schumer really thinks it would help for the US Intelligence leaders to sit down and explain to you that your penchant for disregarding their evaluations and undermining their credibility will do any good at all? Do … Continue reading Faux walk-backs and plausible deniability
Dear President Trump, Since there are both major negatives related to you that burbled up today, as usual, and a really nice positive development to shine light on, this letter will be a bit of a smorgasbord. Negatives first. Earlier in the day a friend treated me to an indignant retelling of an upstate New … Continue reading Major negatives and a positive
Dear President Trump, We saw our first irises and our first hummingbird of the season this morning. The hummingbird was quite entertaining – it flew way up high and hovered there while making very loud high pitched calls and then chittering like they do as it came down to alight on a tree branch for … Continue reading Not holding my breath
Dear President Trump, 6:30am Now what? You’ve got a lot on your plate today for sure. Two failed votes in the Senate yesterday, one of which revealed that your party unity is showing significant signs of shred. LaGuardia can’t function properly because not enough air traffic controllers came to work today. Roger S was arrested … Continue reading A big 12 hours
Dear President Trump, Where to start? I suppose it doesn’t really matter all that much since wherever I look there’s grim news about the overwhelmingly negative impacts you and yours are having on pretty much everything (except for certain people’s bank accounts and certain foreign dictators’ satisfaction quotients). The shutdown is now in its 34th … Continue reading Shutdown Day 34; who or what is driving this?
Dear President Trump, I found lots of stuff on my walk this morning and there were three things worth keeping – pretty much a banner day. The first (temporary) keepsake is a coin that can be used at the local carwash. The second is a renewable bus pass. I don’t know whether it has any … Continue reading Rewind and replay