Donald, Again, I’m retracing old ground, but given how little we have learned, I think it’s warranted. This morning I read an interview with Congresswoman Jayapal by Rebecca Traister for The Cut about Jayapal’s experiences on Wednesday during the Capitol siege. Jayapal recounts how there’d been talk days ahead of time that a large protest … Continue reading Angry about our anger double standard
“Women’s work” ~ it’s pretty dang cool!
To: The So Yesterday Defender of the Patriarchy “It’s raining cats and dogs” here – we’ve gotten an inch of rain in about the last 12 hours and the forecast calls for more and heavier rain through the night. There are flash flooding and landslide warnings for the low lands of Western Washington and the … Continue reading “Women’s work” ~ it’s pretty dang cool!
2020 may not have been THE worst year ever, but it sure won’t be missed
To: Mr. Doom Somehow I don’t think I’m going to have as much trouble as usual remembering to write “2021” instead of “2020” when the calendar flips tonight. In a typical new year it can take me a good month or month and a half to shed the muscle memory of the old year and … Continue reading 2020 may not have been THE worst year ever, but it sure won’t be missed
Mr. Scam America
Mr. Scam America, I knew there was a more succinct way of describing what you all are doing with the various voter fraud donation websites than the phrase “theft by false pretenses” and it’s simply the word “scam.” How ‘bout that, huh? Just four little letters sums up your whole larcenous swindle incredibly well. What … Continue reading Mr. Scam America
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
LOVE > FEAR
Mr. Grifter, Actually, a grifter is a small-scale swindler so it doesn’t really apply to you but I’m enamored of the rhyme (“mister” and “grifter”) so I’m going with it. I don’t want to focus squarely on you today though, so I’m going to segue to my preferred topic, which is the relationship between fear … Continue reading LOVE > FEAR
The shared charade and a possible antidote
Mr. Soon-to-be-prosecutable-Trump, Was your spin earlier today by your adoring peeps a boost? I’m guessing it wasn’t exactly a joy ride for you given that you know you lost and they know you lost and it’s only by the most tenuous of agreed upon suspension of disbelief that you all are pretending otherwise. I wanted … Continue reading The shared charade and a possible antidote
Love, humility, and honor coming to an Oval Office near US, soon
Technically Still President* Trump, It’s true, you’re technically still president for 74 more long days and I’m sure you’ll make the most of it in between bouts of record destruction and further norm desecration. But hey, I have a terrific idea – why don’t you just golf every day, all day for the next 74 … Continue reading Love, humility, and honor coming to an Oval Office near US, soon
Where the hell do we go from here?
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?
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…