Dear President Trump, Before I settle down and tell you about my biggest learn of the morning I’m going to throw some popcorn thoughts at you. Here goes: I so, so wish that the WP (and other outlets) would stop saying what you “believe” as though they know what you believe. In this morning’s long … Continue reading “defiance of something”
Dear President Trump, Dana Milbank (WP) has it almost right – the parade of feckless GOP House members spouting dangerous nonsense, each trying to prove their special loyalty to you by out doing each other with ever more colorful invectives wholly untethered to reality, does indeed demonstrate that you’ve successfully subverted democracy by getting an … Continue reading Trump’s carrots and Putin’s sticks
Dear President Trump, All sorts of things are going on in the news this morning. First, it looks like your trade deal with Mexico and Canada is getting a nice boost from Speaker Pelosi (fortunately after stronger supports for unions and workers’ rights were added). Second, despite your bogus complaints about the “do-nothing Democrats,” Pelosi … Continue reading Caring that we get things right
Dear President Trump, You are probably aware of this, but just in case you missed the memo, your shorts are smoking, dude. Even the people who were trying to protect you (Morrison: that transcript was so sensitive it had to be squirreled away, but in no way was it relaying anything remotely impeachable) are making … Continue reading A rage attack, perhaps?
Dear President Trump, I feel like I should go to Target and buy up a bunch of lipsticks to send you so you can try to pretty up the pig that, to you, is the lost Kentucky Governor’s seat. There’s no amount of spin that’s going to convince any sentient being that you all are … Continue reading HHS evils weren’t enough to prevent GOP losses
Dear President Trump, Recently I was on the periphery of a conversation that kept dipping in and out of tense territory. It never quite landed squarely in the squirmy zone, but it still had me wishing it would end much sooner than it did. The first person involved made a compassionate, yet practical, argument for … Continue reading Housing for goodness’ sake
Dear President Trump, This will likely seem a strange place from which to launch today’s letter to you, but bear with me and we’ll see if I can pull it off. Two minutes ago I gave one of our toilets a “good enough” scrub with the toilet brush. While doing so, I remembered how a … Continue reading A case for impeachment
Dear President Trump, Last night Laura and I had our evening chores (including my letter to you) done early enough that we could take a walk while it was still light out. We piled the dogs into the car and drove up to the odd gated-yet-open community at the top of the ridge that overlooks … Continue reading 1 weird rainbow and 2 cloud unicorns
Dear President Trump, You’re the master of the aggrieved victim charade and we’re watching yet another round of your ‘woe is me, what have I ever done to deserve this?’ performance as the House Judicial Committee gears up with their record requests. I know they’re being accused, and not just by you and yours, of … Continue reading “Victimhood for Dummies”
Dear President Trump, Today our son would have been 22 had he lived. Really though, for him to have lived we would have needed to wait two or three more months so he could be born fully formed. In another version of life, he’d likely be gearing up to graduate from college this spring and … Continue reading UN draft resolution to curb gender-based violence; guess who’s opposing it?