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, Last Thursday the homeless encampment just outside the fence of the public golf course by the VA was swept. By the time I’d parked to walk in to work, nearly half of the 20 or so tents had been removed and none of the people who’d been living there for months were … Continue reading The homeless encampment was swept last week
Dear President Trump, Ok, so here’s the letter I’d already mostly drafted before the Vindman revelations hit yesterday’s news cycle…. There might have been moments during Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony last week when he sounded like he knew what the hell he was talking about. He’s a smart guy, so surely he didn’t sound like … Continue reading Facebook and gas
Dear President Trump, Hey, I owe you something of an apology. Laura pointed out last night that you aren’t a “would-be demagogue” but rather a very real one. I had the meaning of demagogue confused with words like despot, autocrat, and dictator and didn’t want to suggest that you are in complete control and thus … Continue reading What’s up with Pence?
Dear President Trump, What does this WP headline conjure for you? “Growing number of Republicans struggle to defend Trump on G-7 choice, Ukraine and Syria” Frustration? Rage? Abject terror? Disdain? Confusion? Hurt? All of the above? Do you even know this is the message the American public is getting now, or have your still-loyal minions … Continue reading Cockroaches scattering in the light
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, I told you yesterday that I sort of wished I were staying in New Orleans longer so that I could finish out the conference I was attending. When I said it, I had no idea you were heading to Louisiana today to rally against their Democratic Governor, John Edwards (nothing like getting … Continue reading Storms, natural and man-made
Dear President Trump, Maybe it was just a coincidence, but I thought it was kind of funny that in a recent picture of you with three other men, one of whom was Sondland, all of you were wearing solid color ties but only yours was red. Sondland’s was kind of pinky-orange and the other two … Continue reading When are microaggressions really macro-aggressions?
Dear President Trump, I don’t know if I’ve told you this before, but I work from home on Fridays (and actually get tons done those days J). This is relevant because there was a get together for a colleague who’s leaving the VA at a venue near the VA, which meant that I had to … Continue reading If only vacuum cleaners were still the scariest things
Dear President Trump, They’re small victories, but I’m going to claim them nonetheless – first, I was off my computer for about eight hours this afternoon and second, I managed to make a gluten free pizza crust that is actually really good (I did read the recipe on the computer so I was sort of … Continue reading How about Warren & Abrams in 2020?