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

I Boycotted the Speech, but Can’t Stop Reading the Aftermath Stuff

I skipped last night’s State of the Union Address.  Our current President (sic) is a source of embarrassment and shame, and he shouldn’t be leading a country which is capable of much better things. However, one way or another we have a responsibility to stay informed.  Uh, okay. Here’s a link to a fact check list, compiled by multiple staff members at The New York Times:   Continue reading I Boycotted the Speech, but Can’t Stop Reading the Aftermath Stuff