It’s been kind of a downer week. So I’ll have to rustle up some inspiration in the next few days. But for now, I’m going to respond to an awkward international situation and support some school kids.
- The awkward international situation. German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the White House last week. At best, it was an awkward experience. Based on the non-sensationalized news stories, I don’t believe that Mr. Trump actually refused to shake Merkel’s hand. But his moronic tweeting afterward is embarrassing, as was his idiotic reference to both of them being wiretapped by Obama. So, I’m writing Chancellor Merkel a letter of apology. I mostly copied this postcard from someone else (see below.) At first, the idea of writing a note like this seemed awkward itself. But then I thought… we need to be exercising our freedom of speech as long as we have it. Feeling free to write a note of apology to a foreign leader for your own leader’s failing is a sign of a healthy democracy. So I’m taking the opportunity… And I used the fancy stationary for this one!
Address: Bundeskanzlerin, Angela Merkel, Willy-Brandt-Strasse 1, 10557, Berlin, Germany (needs three stamps or $1.15)
Or this: Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Embassy, 4645 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007
2. These kids deserve a note of support. A team of fifth graders won a robotics competition in Indiana. As they accepted their award, some adults (and kids) in the audience shouted out “go back to Mexico.” What the hell is up with that? Blatant displays of racist crap need a strong and forceful response. From all of us.
Address: PantherBots, Pleasant Run Elementary, 1800 N. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219