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Travis responds to Michelle Goldberg in the NYTimes and I respond to Travis

Monday, July 13th, 2020

July 13, 2020

Travis
Tokyo

I’ve been living in Japan for over a decade. Before Abe’s current run, there were six consecutive prime ministers who resigned after around 1 year in office, whether due to scandal or perceived mismanagement of a crisis. Hatoyama resigned for failing to follow through on a campaign promise. Aso resigned due to poor handling of the 2008 financial crisis. Fukuda resigned to reduce partisan roadblocks in the lawmaking process. Can you imagine Trump resigning to reduce the number of partisan roadblocks? Or even just admitting that the pandemic is winning? No. He lacks the humility.

Other countries have no problem expecting, and receiving, integrity from their political leaders. Why is this so hard for the USA?

@Travis Because we are an uneducated, trigger happy tweeting bunch of self-interested drama queens who would rather destroy our country than take a breath and realize that our fellow citizens matter and we are all in this together but those days are over because just like the housing crisis in the aughts, small businesses will now be taken over by the big online behemoths just like the rental housing market was taken over by hedge funds so that the 1% will continue to control the earth’s wealth until we have a revolution or all die while the 1% moves to outer space X and leaves the last of us gasping humans on earth to dance the dance of death while we aim our tweets and guns at each other like desperate fleas without a dog.

Aren’t you happy you asked?

David.

John Bolton “Cowardly Lion”

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

DHC | Hillcrest, CA

The NYTimes and other news outlets are publishing the highlights and reviews of Bolton’s book so I don’t have to spend my money buying the book and padding the coffers of the cowardly lion without a roar, Bolton. His refusal to testify without a subpoena before the Senate and then blaming the House for not impeaching Trump on other charges is yet one more example of the morally compromised chicken hawks and sycophants who raced to Trump after his election.

And then ran away.

Good riddance, I say, to the entire cowardly bunch of them.

November cannot come soon enough.

Ponderations

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

1. When did “unputdownable” become a word?

2. When did US police officers become indistinguishable from members of the US military in war zones?

RIP Larry Kramer 1935 - 2020

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

One of my great honors was to interview Larry Kramer during the early 80s in person in Seattle for one of the gay rags, can’t remember which one.

Kramer’s life brings back lots of memories for me. Those early days of the virus were so scary. No one knew what was happening because it wasn’t talked about or reported on. Kramer was one of the galvanizing voices that rallied us young gay men away from paralyzing fear into action. He saved more lives than he will ever know, both those of us who were sick and dying and those of us who were healthy and devastated.

My NYTimes Comment on “Supreme Court Blocks Release of Full Mueller Report for Now”

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

DHC
Hillcrest, CA 3h ago

The Roberts’ Court has become a right wing branch of the Republican/Trump coup. We Americans are reduced to laughable emojis to the rest of the world while we fight each other in the streets over face masks. Anger and hate are the “go to” options these days. Lies are more important than truth and religion trumps science.

Good luck, my fellow Americans.

Reply 14 Recommend

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Worst Poem =

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

The worst President
=
The worst Virus

The worst Virus
=
The worst President

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Did not think
it could get
worse.

SEXISM, 2020.

Friday, March 6th, 2020

“I hate the sound of her voice.” A male relative’s critique of presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, November, 2019.

“She reminds me of my mother!” A Democrat and friend of a relative who voted for President Trump, 2016.

I have watched smart women in their 20s dumb down for their boyfriends in the past year!

I am already numb with exasperation, after

Writing. Just. This. Far.

Stay. Tuned.

While I take a break on my patio to breathe some salty air.

~~~

NYTimes comment on Shout Fest Tonight

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

DHC
Hillcrest, CA | Pending Approval

3 Points:

I. Bloomberg is not the savior.
II. Dems are screwed in November unless:
III. The Media, the voters, and the candidates realize that we are in new territory since Trump was elected.
1. Do not infantilize the Democratic candidates for President by making them raise their hands.
2. The moderators better make Trump raise his hand.
3. The media better find a way to watch the debates for those of US who do not subscribe to cable!

Happy New Year

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

January 19, 2020 Comment to NYT’s columnist Maureen Dowd

DHC | Hillcrest, CA

I almost gave up on Ms Dowd after last weekend’s column, having been a fan for years. I’m happy I hung in there for this weekend’s column, though. It is difficult for me to even read Mr Starr’s name, much less witness him being thrust back into another Impeachment trial. A more despicable, morally compromised man cannot be found in the country. Then add Dershowitz into the sordid mix and we have, oh yes, Trump to thank, yet another poisoned pill who is intent on debasing and degrading our country to the point where it will take a generation of hot showers to wash off the stink and lies forced upon America by jowly white men who cannot fathom giving up power, cannot imagine not being in the news, their mugshots about to be displayed, once again, on the bedraggled American soul as the trial begins, the trials they cannot end.