I'm not mad at you that Clinton lost; I didn't vote for her either. I'm unconcerned that we have different politics. And I don't think less of you because you vote one way and I vote another. No... I think less of you because you watched an adult mock a disabled person in front of a crowd and still supported him. I think less of you because you saw a man spouting clear racism and backed him. I think less of you because you listened to him advocate for war crimes, and still thought he should run this country. I think less of you because you watched him equate a woman's worth to her appearance and got on board. It isn't your politics that I find repulsive. It is your personal willingness to support racism, sexism, and cruelty. You sided with a bully when it mattered and that is something I will never forget. So, no... you and I won't be "coming together" to move forward or whatever. Trump disgusts me, but it is the fact that he doesn't disgust you that will stick with me long after his national nightmare of a presidency is over.

Two Replies to An Open Letter to Trump Voters

Scott Hardie | May 20, 2020
I feel the same way, Steve. I find it appalling that Trump has done so many evil things and admitted to most of them, Jean Carroll and Access Hollywood being near the top of the list, and I find it appalling that his supporters stand by him despite all of that because they like his policies. But now Tara Reade presents a trolley problem for liberal voters disgusted by the moral compromises that Trump voters have made. I think Joe Biden would be an immeasurably vast improvement over Trump, but to vote for him in light of Reade's allegations would represent the same moral compromise on my part. Even Biden acknowledges that the right thing to do is not to vote for him if you believe Reade, which is yet another example of his moral superiority to Trump. I don't have to decide until November, but it's going to be a very difficult choice.

Steve West | May 20, 2020
I, myself, don't believe a word she says. She has a long history of lying and taking advantage of people. Her past is beyond checkered and this appears to be her latest hustle. Don't be fooled by this liar second only to the current draft dodger in chief.
I'm 100% comfortable voting for Biden. A slim (very) chance that he did anything to that woman doesn't even approach what we absolutely know about the First Imbecile.

Web Junkie

Steve West scours the Web searching for interest or absurdity and then shakes his head ruefully when he finds it. Read more »

Laugh Or Cry

I have today and tomorrow scheduled off from work (unrelated to any on-the-job sarcasm). I haven't requested two days in a row off from work since last summer, I think. So I treated myself to a couple of midweek vacation days to R & R. Go »

Santa Claus Can Kiss My Ass

That title is almost blasphemous in the American belief system, I know. We took the girls to a local ice cream store, Coldstone's, to get ice cream and to see and get a photograph taken with Santa. It occured to me that Santa gets a lot of credit for stuff that I do and provide. Go »

Such As It Is...

Best stuff I found this week. Cowbell Hero - since I've mastered Guitar Hero. Rock star mug shots. Go »

Steve's Supermarket Adventure (Cont'd)

...Or The Further Foibles of Ugly On a Stick Tonight, at the Safeway, I encountered the same cashier as I do most Saturday nights. Ugly On a Stick. Go »


Saw this bumper sticker on a white Rabbit. Took me a couple miles to get it. All of these buildings are impressive in their own way but that Chicago drill bit seems to be screaming, "Screw you, Chicago!" Go »


Brenda and I were going to take the girls sailing but there was rain in the forecast so we decided to put it off for a week. Rainy combined with slightly chilly (60 degrees) doesn't make for a good time outside of Wasilla. So we decided to go to Kinderfest at a local regional park. Go »