To: The Bona Fide Loser Where to start? Hmm. Given how consequential today is, I’m thinking it’s probably best to wait until we see what happens in Georgia before committing the bulk of my character count. The one thing I’ll say now is that it occurs to me that perhaps part of the deal in … Continue reading On pins and needles
Biden is doing his best Biden for US
To: The Narcissist in Chief I’m betting you took a pass on watching Joe Biden’s speech last night after all the Electoral College votes had been cast and his win affirmed. I’m also betting that if you had watched you would’ve scoffed and belittled him for being conciliatory and weak, for insisting that he’ll be … Continue reading Biden is doing his best Biden for US
May we not squander our moral courage this time
To: He Whose Moral Compass is Kaput Yesterday the Twitter-verse had a scare because Dionne Warwick was trending so people thought she must have died. She very much has not died and the reason she was trending was that she reached out to Chance The Rapper and teased him about including “The Rapper” in his … Continue reading May we not squander our moral courage this time
We’ve got to count all of the elephants in the room
To: The Shyster Have you seen Ed Norton’s Twitter thread laying out his ideas about the real reason you’re pulling all this bogus voter fraud and “oh, help me, they stole the election from me” bullshit? It’s old news now (2 days old, that is) but if you haven’t seen it, you might want to … Continue reading We’ve got to count all of the elephants in the room
To: The Handy Dandy Tool Yesterday I, along with countless far better informed and more articulate journalists, wondered aloud whether all the signs and portents emanating (spewing, really) from your administration and the GOP power-pack indicate that a coup is neigh. Indeed, for all the world it looks as though you all have pushed and … Continue reading Why him?
Even more (positive) signs
President* Trump, Here we are, still in limbo-land. I must say, though, that it’s an easier place to hang out now that some of the red-hatched states have officially switched to blue-hatched states (GA and PA), indicating that the political winds are blowing in Biden’s direction and that you and your administration are soon to … Continue reading Even more (positive) signs
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?
Remembering to breathe
President* Trump, I know that whichever way the election goes over the next days (weeks?), you’ll still technically be president until some time on Wednesday January 20, 2021 (I just checked, the inauguration ceremony time hasn’t been set yet), which is 77 long days from now. Assuming for now, from this temporal perch early on … Continue reading Remembering to breathe
The imperative of acing Electoral College 101
President* Trump, I know this is something of a theme by now, but I need to credit you with pushing me to learn all sorts of things that never would’ve occurred to me to learn pre-you. To be sure, I was probably exposed to much of it in a long-ago high school civics class, but … Continue reading The imperative of acing Electoral College 101
Godspeed for those ballots and for a dear one who passed on
President* Trump, Before we left the house to deliver our ballots to the official drop box nearest us, I did something I’ve never ever done before – I kissed the envelope and wished it godspeed. I’m realizing now that I should have kissed Laura’s too as I was holding both of them while she grabbed … Continue reading Godspeed for those ballots and for a dear one who passed on