Donald, This anxious waiting for whether/when the next big surge of violent insurrection is going to hit seems pretty similar to what it’s like when there are hurricane warnings. ~ Is it going to make landfall?~ Will it hit where I am?~ Will the winds really be THAT strong?~ Will the levies hold?~ What’s the … Continue reading And he led his people astray
Donald, Kate Woodsome (WP) put our current situation well when she said: “Fact-checking delusion is not effective when the president is promoting conspiracy theories” in her piece describing the terrifying day at the Capitol she and her camera person endured last Wednesday. Honestly though, fact-checking delusions is never a winning proposition whether the guy with … Continue reading There’s always room for a modicum of doubt and that’s enough if you want it to be
Donald, I imagine things were quiet there in DC first thing this morning, that the stink of the tear gas has cleared, that the spent shells were swept away overnight, and that all the Confederate and MAGA paraphernalia littering the Capitol was relegated to the dustbin (though I’m sure a few sympathizers pocketed some bits … Continue reading Yesterday morning, before
To: The Supreme Gaslighter About a third of the way into my walk this morning I realized I’d forgotten my phone at home (I got out of practice with my morning routine over the holidays). I’m chagrined to admit that I only realized this when I wondered whether the weather arbiter that lives inside my … Continue reading Over-reliance on oracles
To: The Disgraced Leader of US Well, of course the jury will be out for quite some time on whether the bones of this place, this pseudo democracy (messed up as it is by mega-money and abuses of power) are good and strong enough to bother rehabilitating around. The answer to that overwhelming question almost … Continue reading The MAGA-merica fever dream is breaking
To: The Hate Machine Yesterday afternoon we participated in Stacey Abrams’s Star Trek: The Next Election (Zoom) party to benefit the Ossoff and Warnock campaigns. Well, actually we just tuned in and watched/listened as Abrams talked with members of the various Star Trek casts about politics and the messages and ethos of the shows. For … Continue reading To boldly go where we must go
To: The Gaslighter Supreme For the record, acting normal still feels crazy. Walking the dogs, tying up droopy vines over the back gate arbor, getting some work done, thinking about what to make for dinner, making dinner, taking the yard waste out – all of it so incredibly normal and all of it so incredibly … Continue reading Who’s going to do the dirty with Mo on January 6th?
To: The Scariest Clown of Them All I’m sure there’s a boatload of yucky stuff percolating just below the surface, but so far this morning it’s been rather quiet on the aboveboard news level so I checked your daily schedule to see what you have on tap for the day. As it turns out – … Continue reading We have no idea where the bottom is
President* Trump, Last night we decided that the word of the day was “pissy.” Laura, our friend, and I cycled through various analogous words (e.g., irritable, frustrated, grumpy, cranky, grouchy) but when one or the other of us landed on “pissy” we all exclaimed that this was the best descriptor of them all and oddly, … Continue reading Where the hell do we go from here?
President* Trump, The poem-a-day poem in my inbox this morning is by Rena Priest and it’s called The Index and it feels solidly apropos this morning (https://poets.org/poem/index-0?mc_cid=091f8058c4&mc_eid=03fcdf422b). Priest riffs on the idea that “the meek shall inherit the earth” was an agreed upon promise early in our human story. She goes on to see/imagine it … Continue reading May the meek get unmeek