Tag Archives: Politics

Looking for the silver lining

There is the universe we used to live in. Then there is the one that Donald Trump is fast creating. The one where anything goes.

Where the president of the United States can set himself above the law and the basic principles of good governance and common decency with frightening ease.

There is often a silver lining to be found even in the darkest cloud; there is one here too. Continue reading

Falling apart; Jared and I

To be honest, the only thing Jared – yes, I mean Ivanka’s Jared – and I have in common is real estate. Deals and buildings are falling apart around us.

Jared has had his well-publicised problems with 666 Fifth Avenue, or Continue reading

My hour as a populist: Go strawberry

Decisions, decisions. My self-imposed hour as a populist begins. First I have to decide what I am going to oppose. A populist is expected to oppose something vehemently.

Preferably something that many others support. Said supporters are called “the elite”,  if they have made it to the decision-making level. For us populists “the elite” is a dirty word.  Continue reading

Now trending: hate and self-interest

Hate and self-interest are trending. Internet and the social media have provided the nasties with the means to find each other and create outlets for their bigotry.

Since they are truly nasty, in a way that this old lady doesn’t care to be, they do not hesitate to use these tools aggressively and successfully. Continue reading