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, Hey, so I was wrong yesterday about how you tried to weasel out of having bashed the intelligence agency directors. Although I stand by my claim that you and your administration do faux walk-backs all the time, this time your tactic with the intelligence community was different, and worse. Rather than a … Continue reading Beyond gaslighting
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, Sometimes I think maybe I’ve got the learning curve of a gnat since you’re still able to surprise me with your extreme partisan small-mindedness. Yesterday, you Tweeted that many furloughed government workers have told you they support the government shutdown because they want a wall. Then today in an effort to guilt … Continue reading Pride-fueled impasse
Dear President Trump, Would you prefer we go with “Happy Holidays” this year after all? I’m thinking you’d rather not have your base remember how you hosed everyone just before, the day of, and for an as-yet-unknown time after Christmas day, so probably best to skip the “Merry Christmas” greeting enforcement this year. You’ve managed … Continue reading Bullies are losers
Dear President Trump, It’s only Saturday, but the day has the melancholy feel of a Sunday (tomorrow should be loads of fun). We had some sun and bits of blue sky earlier that have since given way to clouds and flat light. Laura and I sometimes joke with each other on days like this that … Continue reading ‘dued, as in subdued
Dear President Trump, Currently the most read article in the WP is about how a man who repeatedly yelled racist epithets and threw a bottle and then a punch died after the African American Fed Ex driver he attacked punched him in the face. Once. In self-defense. As determined by the courts. A friend of … Continue reading There but for grace go he….
Dear President Trump, Among the things that saddened me so much yesterday was having read the WP article about Christopher Blair, a liberal blogger who started a Facebook site called “America’s Last Line of Defense.” Apparently there are numerous disclaimers on it, including “nothing on this page is real,” and yet it has about 6 … Continue reading Some of us are patently not taking the high road
Dear President Trump, Not that you would ever ask or care at all, but I’m feeling some better this morning. Still sore and stiff and breathing deeply is not a possibility just yet, but overall on the mend. I went for a short, slow walk this morning and found new little Buddha statue in an … Continue reading Covering for others’ cruelty is often a survival tactic
Dear President Trump, It’s only been three days since the election, but you’ve busted out of the gates in true Trump-style. You’ve sacked Sessions, illegally installed a right-wingnut ass-licker in his place, pulled Acosta’s hard press pass and threatened to pull more, attempted to meddle in Florida’s elections, and acted like a total bratty bully. … Continue reading Putting off a necessary reckoning