OUR NO. 1
PLUS, A WORD FROM SOMEONE WISER AND MORE ELOQUENT…
JUST a quick Happy New Year from the entire staff here at On Trump’s Trail, which would be me, Phoebe, “A Sweet Dog,” and Cat, “A Cat.”
Like you, we approach 2019 full of reservations, I mean, resolutions.
Our No. 1 Resolution is to not be as lazy, indolent and undisciplined as has been the case for the past two years, which is to say, our goal is to publish more frequently and, when we do, to be less long-winded.
That being said, tradition demands that we waste not a minute in breaking such resolutions.
And we do so, in all candor, because we have nothing prepared for you today, and we’re exceedingly partied out from New Year’s Eve and in anticipation of an upcoming event this first day of the year.
In all candor, we should also acknowledge that one of the realities we’ve faced in producing this blog in the last two years is that there are a lot of folks out there doing what we aspire to do, but doing it a lot better. Among the many is Richard Cohen, of the Washington Post.
So, today, lazy louts and shirkers that we are – since we are the same dog and cat as we were a day ago, we refer you Richard's column of New Year’s Eve most recent.
Richard herein demonstrates that he has not - not in the least - lost his anger and outrage at Donald Trump, the most dangerous and disgraceful man on the planet, and his disgusting enablers who have inflicted his presidency on the rest of us.
Among Richard's most eloquent lines:
Trump’s one certain achievement will be to leave his successor an America that will become greater just by his leaving office. A president who does not lie, who does not try to buy the silence of a porn star, who makes his taxes public, who leaves moneymaking behind, who does not turn his political party into a beer-hall collection of ideological goons, who rages at the murder of a journalist by a foreign country, who respects the importance of a free press ... such a president will make America greater just by showing up.
Here’s the link to the full column.
Do not rip yourselves to shreds.
We know that you are capable of doing just that.
We know that’s what you so very, very much want to do.
But please, please, for the sake of the future of the Planet, just for once, behave yourselves.
With that, Cat and I bid you adieu.
We pledge to adhere to our Resolution No. 1, at least to the degree that mere mortals as a sweet, domestic dog and a simple household cat can do.
And we'll try our best, until such time as Individual 1 tweets from somewhere, anywhere, but 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC 20006.