Day 100 An astounding 1,362 days still to go Donald Trump admitting that the job of president was harder than he realized, and that the government is bigger than he realized, is only astounding in that he admits it without any apparent awareness of what he is saying about himself. It reflects […]Read more "Con Man Hell – What, Me Worry?"
Day 65 1,397 days left I started writing this blog to let off some of my frustration and fears, but Trump’s ongoing lying is almost paralyzing. This week he was interviewed by Time on his tenuous relationship with the truth, and lied throughout the interview. Whatever the balance in his thinking and behavior between strategy and […]Read more "Con Man Hell – Credit Only, No Responsibility, No Refunds"
Day 30 1,432 days to go until, judging by this week, Trump responds to losing the 2020 presidential election by continuing to insist he won and refusing to leave the White House Pretty interesting week given the Putin-friendly West Wing and an amazingly delusional press conference. But right now I’m thinking about Trump’s […]Read more "Con Man Hell – Moral Equivalency"
Day 25 A mere 1,437 days to go A few days ago the White House let it be known that they would issue a new, presumably narrower, executive order on immigration. The disastrously bad order of two weeks ago having been stopped in the Courts, Trump and co. initially claimed they would of […]Read more "Con Man Hell -Rule of Law"
Day 19 1,443 24 hour news cycles to go In their rush toward “action” to show Trump’s voters that he is going to be different – and I admit he is very different, who could say he isn’t? – his administration, such as it is, has relied on executive orders. Most things take a […]Read more "Con Man Hell – Low Hanging Fruit"
Day 17 1,445 more days of this to go. Unbelievable. A few weeks before the inauguration I told Sandy that I thought by summer Trump would have completely stopped giving press conferences. His lack of knowledge about policy and how the government actually worked, and his lack of interest in the truth (which, yes, […]Read more "Con Man Hell – The End of Press Conferences"
Day 14, 1,448 days to go if we are lucky, the world doesn’t blow up, the Republicans don’t simply announce Trump is now emperor, and we otherwise avoid a disaster that cannot be fixed… When I moved to Massachusetts it was to work on the best methods for evaluating education and other social programs and […]Read more "Con Man Hell- the Danger of Unintended Consequences"
Day 8, 1454 mind-numbing days to go. For years I’ve had a theory (hardly unique to me, I am sure) of how badly things can go if the craziest person in the room has actual influence on the rest of the room. This is true in families, at the office, on a sports team, you […]Read more "Con Man Hell – Craziest Person in the Room"
Day 6, just 1,456 more days to go Donald Trump believes in a wide variety of conspiracy theories, some of which he started. And his enablers, er I mean aides, are now calling them “alternative facts.” Presumably they think that sounds better than “blatant lies” or “we hope you’re stupid enough to believe this so […]Read more "Con Man Hell – Conspiracies, Alternative Facts, and MTM"
Day 5, a mere 1,457 days to go Yesterday Donald Trump banned funding for clinics overseas if they mention abortion to patients, and today he approved resumption of work on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. The former is going to be applauded by a major Republican voter-bloc, the Pro Life movement. Given that […]Read more "Con Man Hell – 50% Standard Right-Wing Policy"