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"
Day 3, 1459 days to go All politicians try to create an alternate but convincing reality when they run for office, about themselves, about their plans, about their opponents, and about the world they claim they will improve. Candidate Donald Gilderoy Lockhart Trump did this far more extensively than most, but he was just at […]Read more "Con Man Hell – What is Real?"
Day 2, 1460 more days to go The phrase “America First” that Trump is using to describe his approach strikes me as non-sensical on the face of it, but deeply troubling from a historical perspective. Every president has put America’s interests first; even some of our larger mistakes, such as escalating the Vietnam War, were […]Read more "Con Man Hell – America First?"
Day 1, just 1461 more to go after today Today Donald Gilderoy Lockhart Trump was sworn into office. And in his address talked about helping the “forgotten men and women” of America, returning power to them from Washington DC. It would be great if he actually helped working-class and middle-class Americans, as FDR did in […]Read more "Con Man Hell- 1462 days of Trump"