Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Grab Bag: Republicans drowned in Donald Trump's wake; Bob Marshall remembered

It's Friday, so it's Grab Bag time.

Donald Trump has an uncanny ability to destroy his friends. It's one of his most notable traits. Imagine he is the captain of a power boat. He invites his friends on to his craft for a ride on a sunny Saturday. They all happily agree.

Once out on the open water, Trump decides in true tyrannical fashion to throw them overboard one by one. They protest but are powerless to stop him.

While each of them knows how to swim, they cannot survive the wake of his speeding boat, and they drown in the waves, lungs filled with water, courtesy of their leader. Here is a partial list.

  • Billy Bush
  • Steve Bannon
  • Bill O'Reilly
  • Devin Nunes
  • Chris Christie
  • Andrew Napolitano
  • Mike Flynn
  • Monica Crowley
  • Jason Chaffetz

Yesterday, in a somber but warm ceremony in historic Christ Church, Bob Marshall was remembered as the Mayor of Harvard Square. Everyone from the homeless to Harvard professors came out to tell stories about the guy who held court and helped people for generations in the Square. Sent off with a rifle salute on Cambridge Common and some pizza in front of the Coop after the service, the opinion was unanimous. Bob Marshall will be missed.

Denise Jillson of the Harvard Square Business Association deserves a great deal of credit for pulling yesterday's memorial service together. Thank you Denise.