The State of the Union Address and Sharing New Words

This blog post appears in slightly different form on a private social media page. In 2000, President Bill Clinton was the first to use the word gay in a State of the Union Address.  Why did we have to wait so long for that milestone? In 2015, President Barack Obama was the first to use the words bisexual, lesbian and transgender in a State of the Union Address.  Why did we have to wait so long for that milestone? Last night, President Donald Trump was the first to use the verb freeloading in a State of the Union Address.  Couldn’t he have stopped … Continue reading The State of the Union Address and Sharing New Words

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I was considering skipping last night’s Donald Trump interview on 60 Minutes.  The fact that I don’t have a TV was a flimsy excuse because the CBS Radio affiliate in San Francisco airs a simulcast every Sunday. There was a responsibility to hear at least some of it, although a metaphysical reading of his hair wasn’t possible without video.  An unstable, amoral person will be in power before the end of next January, and even if cooler heads are helpless we still need to see how he’s behaving at each given moment.  We’ll have this burden for as long as “President … Continue reading More Lies