Dear President Trump, So I listened to the opening of the impeachment hearings yesterday on my way to work and oh my, were the GOP members an unruly bunch, butting in with parliamentary this and parliamentary that from the get go! The thing was just starting and they were already trying to stomp on people’s … Continue reading Shade ~ it’s a beautiful thing
Dear President Trump, The other day Laura played me a song from Brittany Howard’s new album Jaime. The song is “13th Century Metal” (see Genius Lyrics). It’s Howard’s riff on what we need to do to come out of our own 21st century Dark Age. She promises to think before she speaks and to be … Continue reading Language matters ~ a lot
Dear President Trump, What was with that weird “hug” yesterday? Kurt Suzuki didn’t seem the least bit fazed, caught up as he was in his own glory moment and apparently the sheer joy of getting to share it with you (go figure). You don’t even have to try, you just spontaneously come up with the … Continue reading What if victims insist they aren’t victims?
Dear President Trump, I’m going to try to remember to use this great little phrase coined by David Greenberg (WP editorial “When Should Republicans Jump Ship?”) in the future, but want to share it with you now just for the heck of it – “rump devotees.” He was referencing GOP toadies who maintained allegiance to … Continue reading “Rump devotees” and more plausible deniability
Dear President Trump, Well, I made something of a boo-boo yesterday in laying out an impeachment avoidance plan for you since that horse is well out of the gate and nearly into the homestretch. Impeachment is pretty certainly going to happen to you, it’s the removal piece that you still have some hope of avoiding. … Continue reading America’s soul in exchange for another day in power
Dear President Trump, Happy Celtic New Year – it’s a new day dawning, isn’t it? A new day with oodles of new challenges ahead as you try to come up with new shade to throw now that we are into the open hearing era of this impeachment process. I’m sure you’ll be trying out new … Continue reading The impeachment avoidance plan
Dear President Trump, I had another letter almost completely written this morning but the day’s events are too important to put on hold until tomorrow so the original letter will have to wait. I just read the opening statement that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman will be reading when he testifies before the House Committees that … Continue reading Chain of command
Dear President Trump, Maybe you’ve never had such a nightmare, but you’ve probably heard people talk about it when they’ve dreamed they’re sitting in a class and the teacher says it’s time to take the test and the dreamer had no idea there was a test and wakes up in a panic. It’s a pretty … Continue reading How low will they go?
Dear President Trump, We’ve been in it for what feels like nearly an eternity at this point, but I still remember times when it was possible to focus on just one or two big current events at a time or on a small handful of political issues that were at the forefront. Do you remember … Continue reading A light-shiner, a true beacon
Dear President Trump, Just now I was reading Michael Gerhardt’s (WP) editorial laying out the absurdity of your claims that the impeachment inquiry is illegitimate. His argument boils down to the simple idea that you are insisting you should be treated as an untouchable King who gets to do whatever he wants for as long … Continue reading Cranes and cranes