Donald, Racking up two impeachments is obviously not something most of us would want on our resumes and so I suppose you aren’t in a very good mood tonight. So sad. But you know who probably is in a very, very good mood today? Your old buddy Vladimir – I bet he’s tickled pink by … Continue reading America minus two…. Vladimir plus two….
The menace of the Kool-Aid mainliners
To: The Evil Instigator Ok, so I was wrong about Mitch being the Senator who would join Rep. Mo B. and object to the Electoral College slate on January 6th. It must have ticked you off but good when Mitch finally capitulated and congratulated Biden and Harris on their win yesterday and it must have … Continue reading The menace of the Kool-Aid mainliners
A toxic, evil swirl
To: The Evil Baton Passer Yes, I’m borrowing the idea that evil is a relay race from Fiona Apple again; it’s too brilliant an observation to highlight in just one letter. I definitely think that good can also be passed from one to the next in relay race fashion – think “pay it forward” – … Continue reading A toxic, evil swirl
No free passes for past bad actors
To: The Whiny Loser I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before my shoulders are up around my ears again, but so far this morning they and I have been pretty chill, there’s even been some happy tears. Why, you don’t ask? Well, seeing the upper “front” page of the WP announcing all the … Continue reading No free passes for past bad actors
Mass hysteria on steroids
To: The Tool It’s clearly not a new phenomenon in either our longer-term collective history or when it comes to you and your base, but given the phenomenal degree of nutso-ness (a totally technical term, btw) I’m not finished unpacking mass hysteria. Here’s the definition that my Google algorithm delivers (from Wikipedia): “In sociology and … Continue reading Mass hysteria on steroids
To: The Handy Dandy Tool Yesterday I, along with countless far better informed and more articulate journalists, wondered aloud whether all the signs and portents emanating (spewing, really) from your administration and the GOP power-pack indicate that a coup is neigh. Indeed, for all the world it looks as though you all have pushed and … Continue reading Why him?
Our POTUS is trying to take US down
To: He who refuses to concede appropriately (as in, at all) The relief and modest jubilation phase is officially over and I’m settling back into worry mode as you drag this out and your faithful bootlickers elbow each other out of the way to prove their fealty to you and your lost cause. Lyrics from … Continue reading Our POTUS is trying to take US down
God save the data! Or else.
President* Trump, It took me three days, but last night I finally made it all the way through the HP’s long (long) report on the myriad ways your administration has undermined, thwarted, hacked, misrepresented, and disappeared, the data that the US government needs to do its jobs properly (https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/article/disappearing-data/index.html#credits). It was a huge effort (5 … Continue reading God save the data! Or else.
So much for an ounce of prevention…
President* Trump, You know, there’s some relief in hearing that you all have officially thrown in the towel on any attempts to control COVID, that you’re finally owning the fact that you aren’t in the business of attempting to limit the infection rates. It definitely totally sucks that this is your official truth, but it’s … Continue reading So much for an ounce of prevention…
President* Trump, Even when they’re trashing you, editorialists don’t seem to be willing to push past the easy, semi-palatable gloss of chalking your misdeeds up to a lack of understanding or ignorance. The example I came across most recently (as in, I just finished reading it) is a WP op-ed by Garrett Graff entitled: The … Continue reading Malign design