Category: Donald Trump

A lot people in the U.S. owe an apology to Taiwan

A Sorry State is on the road! Well, technically, it is north/west on 94 in Milwaukee, where I have been working with a great team at Summerfest with an exciting Taiwanese government organization called TAITRA. This could be the only time that “exciting” and “government” are in the same sentence, but when you look at things... Read more »

Empty Apologies Are As Worse As No Apologies At All.

Donald Trump—check. Ryan Getzlaf—check. Kathy Griffin—check. Bill Maher—check. The list of both A- and D-Listers has gotten a lot longer lately—and it’s starting to get a little old saying the same thing.   For a blog focused on apologies, you would think that I would be chomping at the bit waiting to write about any... Read more »

Donald Trump, meet Lance Armstrong

A bust of Trump.  
How appropriate.
I had someone mention to me recently that A Sorry State has become an assault on Trump (at least I know SOMEONE besides me is reading it!).  Trust me–it’s not intentional.  But it’s like late night TV hosts say–when there is good content out there, it’s hard not to shy away from it! To that... Read more »


Dear World Nations, Friends and Allies— Suffice to say, I don’t know 99.9999% of you, the 7.5 billion people on this planet by name or facial recognition, and some of you have a real hatred for the United States and its people. But for those of you who think our country, otherwise, our nation owes... Read more »

11.9 Is This Generation’s 9.11--Or Is It?

The neighborhood is remarkably quiet.  The train station—not a peep from anyone around.  No one is talking on the train.  Even Starbucks is quiet.  Just silence.  Eerie, eerie silence. Over the last 12 hours, our nation has taken a punch to the gut lie no other time in my history; well, I take that back. ... Read more »

Whether on or off record, Trump is inexcusable— and another Golden A.S.S. Award Winner

Donald Trump--Two (or Three)-Time Golden A.S.S. Award Repicipient
I am writing this blog post from St. Louis, the home of the latest Presidential debate.  No, your faithful writer did not come to The Great Arch to see Republicans and Democrats play against each other; I am watching my nine year-old son play some great hockey. Last night, the Washington Post’s David Fahrentold uncovered... Read more »

Donald Trump--Non-Apology Master & Golden A.S.S. Award Winner

I had a dream a couple of weeks ago, where Donald Trump wrote his foreign policy by watching Wolf Blitzer and “The Situation Room” on CNN.  With each Wolf Blitzer Breaking News segment, Trump would craft his policy in response.  Silly thought?  Maybe.  Wolf could  be his guiding force, but no one else knows. I... Read more »