Trump’s 24 year-old Drug Czar! Really! My response to Kathleen Parker, WaPo

Dear Ms. Parker,

I share your angst over Taylor Weyeneth, the 24 year-old new “drug czar”.  Wow.  The photos of Weyeneth indicate he is little more than a partying frat boy.  His “academic” achievements are as shady and questionable as those of Donald J. Trump.  Of course, Trump fawns over and relishes those who are inept; or, white supremacists.

Now, today, we learn that Stephen Miller, the white nationalist sadist who “advises” Donald J. Trump is throwing a wrench in the works to end the current government shutdown.  Miller is incendiary.  Now that Bannon has become the White House pariah, it appears Miller is now Trump’s brain.  Even Miller’s countenance speaks volumes about his evilness.  The fact Miller can so easily manipulate Trump speaks volumes about just how weak Trump is not solely as a president (in name only); but, also how weak Trump is as a person.

It is no mystery to those of us who follow politics perhaps more diligently than the average American that Trump & Co. want to destroy our government.  Trump’s icons are Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini.  Wow!  Such stalwart examples of democratic free thought!  Not!  Hell, we might as well throw Pol Pot and Idi Amin into that pot of tyrants.  Trump’s goal is to become a destructive despot, and he appears to be well on his way to that what with congressional Republicans cheering him on and abdicating their duty to the nation and to the Constitution.

Many of your journalist colleagues have written and are writing about the sweeping destruction of our Republic taking place at the hand of Donald J. Trump.  Weyeneth is yet one more example of the blatant and shameless anti-Americanism being demonstrated by this White House and the Republican Party.  Unless this assault against our great nation is halted, and halted quickly, we will become a mere image of what we have been in history.

Best regards,

Post on WaPo, 20 JAN 2018

Trump represents nearly everything decent, dignified and reasoned human despises. He is repulsive, repugnant; reprehensible. He is vulgar and vile, his recent s**t hole comment just one example. As a person, Trump is hollow, fallow and shallow. Those who follow and support him must be lacking something in their pathetic lives that allows them to lift him up. Like lemmings, they will run over the cliff for him. The more pathetic reality, however, is how the Republicans fawn over him, enable him and encourage him. Ryan and McConnell are the equivalent of the anti-Christ in political form. To my eye, neither is a patriot and is more likened to a form of traitor. They are emblematic and symptomatic of the culture of “meism” where the person and / or the Party take precedent over fealty to the people and the Constitution (to which they took an oath — for all the good that did). By the time the Trump regime is done, we will be reduced to rubble by way of his scorched earth policies (just look at who he has appointed to nearly every agency). Trump has taken a hatchet to our Republic, and those called to stop the hacking simply smile and watch.Trump represents nearly everything decent, dignified and reasoned human despises. He is repulsive, repugnant; reprehensible. He is vulgar and vile, his recent s**t hole comment just one example. As a person, Trump is hollow, fallow and shallow. Those who follow and support him must be lacking something in their pathetic lives that allows them to lift him up. Like lemmings, they will run over the cliff for him. The more pathetic reality, however, is how the Republicans fawn over him, enable him and encourage him. Ryan and McConnell are the equivalent of the anti-Christ in political form. To my eye, neither is a patriot and is more likened to a form of traitor. They are emblematic and symptomatic of the culture of “meism” where the person and / or the Party take precedent over fealty to the people and the Constitution (to which they took an oath — for all the good that did). By the time the Trump regime is done, we will be reduced to rubble by way of his scorched earth policies (just look at who he has appointed to nearly every agency). Trump has taken a hatchet to our Republic, and those called to stop the hacking simply smile and watch.

Lindsey Graham, naive Sycophant of Donald Trump

A post I read earlier this week refers to Graham as a “weasel”. Sounds about right. Graham is smarmy, and he even looks smarmy. His naivete is superseded by his arrogance (or, perhaps, vice versa). Trump has NO SCRUPLES. Trump has no morals, no ethics, no humanity, no compassion, no truth, no honesty and no loyalty to anyone but himself. (Simply consider the latest reports that Trump paid prostitutes for illicit sex while married.) People like Graham are the types that Trump feeds on with glee. Trump is nasty. He is not a nice person with whom any rational person can have honest and rational discourse.

You cannot be rational with an irrational person. You cannot detoxify a toxic person. Chuck Schumer learned this early on. I laughed out loud when Schumer said he could “negotiate” with Trump. Right, Chucky boy. Congressional Republicans have abdicated their collective duty to this nation. Each and every one of them should be brought up on charges of treason. (Right! Good luck with that.) Trump’s allegiance is solely to himself. He is a Machiavellian monster who cannot be reined it. He will let our Republic burn to the ground and have a big, gaudy party to celebrate our de

Response to Milbank article on WaPo re Homeland Security Sec’y Lies

If one pays even slightly close attention to what is being done to our country, our people, our environment and our children’s futures, one cannot help but become increasingly angered, outraged and enraged. That the Republican Party stands by their man while heinous and egregious acts are taking place is altogether sickening. Republicans by action and inaction are willfully destroying our Republic one piece at a time. At the rate they are going, restoration of America may never fully take place.

Email to David Von Drehle re Article on Haitians, 15 JAN 2018

Dear Mr. Von Drehle, good evening!

Your commentary in yesterday’s “Sunday Washington Post” about Haiti is informative and educational.  Sadly, the one person who should read it will not:  Donald John Trump.  Based on what I have learned about Trump over these last many months, I suspect he would not be able to read it or understand it all that well anyway.

It is most unfortunate how Trump may have emptied the swamp while opening a giant sewer over which he is the S**t Hole in Chief.  The sheer indignity, indecency, inhumanity and dishonesty demonstrated by Trump on nearly a daily basis is at the very least mind-boggling.  Trump has sullied our national image so drastically I wonder if we will ever get it back.  Even if we do get it back, it will not be 100%.  Trump has done unmistakable damage to our history, with no clear vision of when his blemishing will cease.

The son of a racist KKK member father and the grandson of a Nazi sympathizer who was driven out of his German village, Trump carries the family tradition rather well, one might assert.  His wives have been or are from East European countries.  His mother was illegal.  He is a New York slum lord who actually employs black and brown people to do his work.  What we see before us is a Machiavellian monster who is a white supremacist fascist Hitler-loving psychopath who is the antithesis of what it truly means to be American; no matter our creed, color, race, gender, ethnicity, nationality or sexual orientation.

Your column lifts up and unpacks the many gifts Haitians have provided to our Republic since our nation’s inception.  Trump seeks to douse the hopes of those who arrive on our shores with the greatest economic and at times psychic and emotional injuries.  It is our collective duty to assure that Trump and his minions do not succeed at shutting off the light of Lady Liberty; to assure the hopes of the disenfranchised will be answered.  All the better were Trump to be led out of the White House in shackles and chains, deported to some faraway asylum never to be heard from again by voice or by tweet.

Best regards.

Post on WaPo, 13 JAN 2018

Trump’s visions of grandeur along with his self-absorption as a “dictator/monarch” have poisoned so much of what is good in and about our Republic. Trump simply does not care how much damage he does to the nation; or, to our nation’s image before the world. In various ways Trump patterns himself after Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. Seeing that those men are his role models, we should not be surprised by Trump’s antics. Trump does NOT love the United States. The White House is his platform for wealth gain. Trump has not divested himself from business operations that clearly are a conflict in interest. But the bigger problem, as I see it, is how enabling congressional Republicans have been toward Trump. The Republicans LOVE this. That is a clear indication of treachery; at the extreme, treason. When we hear the likes of Senators Purdue and Cotton saying they do not recall the s**thole comment, when any of us with basic common sense know full well they did hear it, we see what a horrible moment this is. Loss of truth, justice, honesty, decency and dignity are destroying us. The truly good has been forfeited for political bargain.

SEN Feinstein re Fusion GPS report

10 January 2018

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

United States Senate

331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator Feinstein:

This letter is written to thank you for your stalwart willingness to release the Fusion GPS report.  Your action speaks volumes about your courage; a strong sense of the ethical and, what is just and right.

Frankly, I care nothing about the protestations of Senators Grassley and Graham, each with discernible character flaws that speak volumes.  In fact, there have been reports that Senator Graham has or had direct ties with Russian funding.  Perhaps that is why Graham feels such a strong kinship with Donald J. Trump, the president in name only.

The fact is, I believe our nation (Republic) is in the most dangerous state in her entire history.  Donald J. Trump is more flawed than most humans, and with bold disregard for his duty as a president and his sworn Oath to our nation.  The fact congressional Republicans are fawning over Trump and genuflecting at his altar of mass deception all but assures the demise of our Republic.  That any Party would bring such disgrace upon the United States is unforgivable and, for some, incomprehensible.  The effort to obstruct transparency speaks to the great evils taking place “behind the veil”.

Senator, my family has served this nation’s Military since the American Revolutionary War.  I was a very young Air Force Staff Sergeant, serving in highly classified Intel gathering.  Prior to his assassination, President John F. Kennedy was my Commander-in-Chief.  His death still represents one of the very darkest moments in America’s history.

I pray that we will get through this moment and come out for the better, having survived the moment.  But, I lack the optimism I once had.  The pride of country I held as a young Sergeant is all but absent.  I feel shame and disgust, Donald J. Trump raising those sentiments to levels heretofore unimaginable.  Trump does not belong in the White House.  He does not deserve the accolades afforded him by his diminishing population of supporters.  Our nation is under siege.  Someone, somewhere, somehow must halt it.  Our national disgrace is growing unabated.

Thank you again for your encourage.  God save America!  God Bless you!

Most respectfully yours,

The Aging LGBT Community is still Alive and Kicking

Post on “The Advocate”, 10 JAN 2018

Now 73 years old, I came out with my first partner in the summer of 1968.  We were together for eight years and remained very close friends until his passing in 1996.  I decided to become an activist of sorts when Anita Bryant spewed out her vile excrement that all gay men were male child molesters.  At that point, trying to live my “quiet” life became focused on gay rights.

I joined the DC Gay Activists’ Alliance at the time when Frank Kameny, a pioneer for gay rights, was with DC GAA.  I went on to become one of the original members of Human Rights Campaign Fund, now HRC.  Served on the board of directors of two separate gay rights groups and later wrote columns for a couple gay rags.  I refused to use a pseudonym.  If you’ve got the balls to write, you should have the balls to stand behind it naked to the world.  After all, if you are reading one of my articles in a gay newspaper it is most likely you are either gay or gay-friendly.

The years have since passed.  My partner of eight years, Chuck, died from AIDS in 1996.  I will love him until there is no more daylight in my life.  I lost many friends and boyfriends during the “scourge”.  I raged at Ronald Reagan, a phony to his core, for turning his back on the LGBT community; including his diverting millions from HIV/AIDS research to lesser causes simply to soothe his hatred of homosexuals.

Over these many years I have become the consummate cynic; the ultimate skeptic.  When my younger brother tells me he “loves” me but he cannot “agree” with my lifestyle, I have informed him it is not up to him to agree or to disagree with it.  A born-again-“Christian”, I wonder if he actually UNDERSTANDS the Gospels.  I do.  After all, I studied Holy Scripture at seminary for my graduate degree.  Our worst enemies come in two stripes:  1) The closet queers who bludgeon us in public while doing the naughty in the woods after the wife has gone to sleep.  2) The faux Christian heretics who believe they own God and Christ when in fact they cannot hold a candle even close to either one.  Our battles continue, for our war has yet to be won.