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
Laughing Buddha’s travels
To: The Chief Gaslighter It’s been a while, for sure, so it’s super unlikely that you’d remember that in addition to ceramic Cranky Buddha Baby, plastic Green Glow in the Dark Buddha, and inherited Ivory (sadly) Buddha, we have wooden “Laughing Buddha.” Laughing Buddha stands about 12 inches tall from his toes to his outstretched … Continue reading Laughing Buddha’s travels
A Thanksgiving acrostic
To: The One Who Is Finally Inching Closer To Accepting His Reality For some reason our wifi isn’t cooperating so I can’t open the WP article about how you’ve finally (finally) said that if the Electoral College vote goes for Biden (what planet are you on that there’s an if here?), you’ll deign to leave … Continue reading A Thanksgiving acrostic
Resentments or gratitude ~ choose wisely
To: The Resentful Angry (would-be) Tyrant (aka The RAT) After reading that you’re being evasive about whether you’ll attend the virtual G20 this weekend I really wanted to use the word “slacker” in the salutation today but decided to go with something that can be shortened to a punchy acronym instead. I figure that the … Continue reading Resentments or gratitude ~ choose wisely
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.
Rotten apples fall especially close to their trees
President* Trump, Was your hand too gross and sweaty for Melania to deign to hold it for the walk off the debate stage or is she really, terribly not into you these days? It’s been a while since I’ve seen a clip of her pulling away from you like that and last night’s retaliatory little … Continue reading Rotten apples fall especially close to their trees
Sending ballots on their way and an old phrase with ignoble origins
President* Trump, Our ballots came this afternoon! We’re going to sit down and do the research on the less obvious contests and issues this evening and will make the ceremonial ballot drop off trip tomorrow some time. Yee-hah! I have two rather poetic, if totally unrealistic, mental images of all the millions of mail-in ballots … Continue reading Sending ballots on their way and an old phrase with ignoble origins
Mirror, mirror…. who’s the fairest of them all?
President* Trump, Is there no one in your camp willing to hold the magic mirror up for you to see how pathetic your groveling and race baiting looks? “Suburban women, would you please like me? Please. Please, I saved your damn neighborhoods, OK?” “….my favorite people in the world—the seniors…. We’re taking care of our … Continue reading Mirror, mirror…. who’s the fairest of them all?
No COVID protections and yet another quid pro quo
President* Trump, Now maybe Katie Shepherd (WP) isn’t relaying the following quote sufficiently and the White House spokesperson didn’t really indicate that a non-sentient entity (i.e., the White House) was being charged with keeping the POTUS, his family, and the WH staff safe, but I’m betting she did the best the could with what she … Continue reading No COVID protections and yet another quid pro quo
The self-own folly of recklessly endangering others
President* Trump, It sure seems like a bad idea to piss off the people who’re supposed to protect you. Even if they still look as though they’re dotting all i’s and crossing all t’s, if they’re unhappy with their subject because they feel as though he could give a rat’s ass about their well-being, well, … Continue reading The self-own folly of recklessly endangering others