Tag Archives: politics

you know in your gut

The former president used the word “hotness” to refer to a woman, and you didn’t have to throw up a little in your mouth. What a difference.

Painting of Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama by Amy Sherald, oil on linen, 2018, lifted from Washington Post site today.

Trump, escucha! Estamos en la lucha!

In my long(ish) life I’ve been to a few actions and demonstrations, the matters at hand ranging from the desire for a new stop sign to a plastic bag ban to the plea for reproductive rights for everyone.

Today’s immigrant demonstration was particularly pithy, what with the young man who wondered why his mother sacrificed everything in Central America to take her family to the US, and found out it was to evacuate him, her son who she knew was gay long before he did, to safer ground; the trans woman employed at a  prominent local university without citizenship status; and the undocumented women with children here legally, one at her hip, at imminent risk of a shredded family. All have everything — everything — to lose, by the stroke of a pen from the man in whose front yard they spoke.

damage done

I guess it will be quite a long time before John Boehner show up on Saturday Night Live to make fun of himself.  He may not even show his face at Tortilla Coast anytime soon.