Browsing All posts tagged under »Trump«

What it Takes to be Tough

June 29, 2020

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The scene is the Oval Office. President Donald Trump is at his desk, Tweeting and finding new things to get angry about. An aide enters, bows and cautiously approaches the presidential desk. Sir, we are getting a lot of bad press about your not wearing a mask. I’ve told you a thousand times that masks […]

Voices from the Porch

June 23, 2020

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Life in the Boomer Lane has been, for the past few months, spending an inordinate amount of time on her screen porch. The porch has become her window to the world. On her porch, she can appreciate the outdoor air, without regard to rain. She can watch the never-ending stream of dogs and owners, parents […]

The Price of Human Dignity

June 2, 2020

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For many years, my uncle ran a butcher shop in one of the all-black neighborhoods of North Philadelphia. On August 28, 1964, a woman came into the shop and asked for the largest, best cut of steak my uncle had. He began to pull it out of the case to show her. She stopped him […]

To Lubbock With Love

May 29, 2020

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A long time ago, Life in the Boomer Lane participated in a workshop in which people declared their visions for their lives. Huge visions were encouraged. Impossible visions were applauded. As time went on, visions became grander, more expansive. LBL will admit, she was enthralled by these visions. And some of these visions actually manifested. […]

Eschatological Retribution

April 27, 2020

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Eschatology within Christian theology, derived from two Greek words meaning “last” and “study,” is the study of ‘end things’, whether the end of an individual life, or the end of the age. This, then, seems a perfect time to discuss the massive end of things that is staring humans in the eyeballs right now. What follows are […]

Uncle John and Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

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A great asset that Donald Trump has, and one that he hasn’t been given enough credit for, has been his own creation of his Uncle John. Trump could have chosen anyone to be his uncle. He had the money, the fame, the hutzpah, the hair and an uncanny ability to create an entirely new language […]

The Year Ahead

January 2, 2020

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just completed her holiday festivities, mostly by pretending her home was a phone booth and her family was vintage college students and the trick was to see how many of them could fit into the obviously inadequate space. Mostly, things worked out, even if a couple small children had […]

The Actual Call

November 19, 2019

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Vlad? Wazzup? Excuse me? Who is this? It’s the Big Guy, Vlad. Numero Uno. The Boss. The Top Banana. My name is Volodymyr . Don’t be a dick, Vlad. If I say your name is Vlad, go along with it. I can obliterate you. Poof. Nobody in the world carries as much weight as I do. […]

The Age of Weed for Agers

October 24, 2019

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In a long-ago Woody Allen schtik, Woody described how people were getting expensive cars across the border without paying customs fees. They purchased lower-priced luxury cars in Mexico, disassembled the cars, then reassembled them when they came into the US. Inspired by this, Woody said he decided to give it a try. He disassembled his […]

The Whistleblower, Revealed

October 3, 2019

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Scene: The Oval Office of the United States of America Characters: Donald J Trump, duly-elected President of the United States of America in spite of the efforts of a lots of really bad people who don’t want America to to Great again Other Character: Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who we think is important but […]