Sarah Whalen is a university journalism instructor, attorney and author.
Do you wonder who “Anonymous” is?
“Anonymous,” as in the author of the recent New York Times op-ed that criticizes President Donald Trump while simultaneously claiming to work for him, in a very high place.
I know who it is.
“Why can’t we be treated like the Middletons?”
It’s a good question—and Thomas Markle, Jr. recently asked it.
You remember Thomas Markle, Jr.. He’s the ginger-haired American fellow who wrote Prince Harry a letter warning him to marry Tom’s half-sister, Meghan Markle, at his peril.
And you may remember Trevor Engelson. He’s the ginger-haired American fellow who used to be married to Meghan Markle. Trevor, a Hollywood producer, married Meghan Markle at his peril after seven years of living together. Following a splashy beach wedding in the pricey Ocho Rios Jamaican resort, Meghan mumbled something about things being too long-distance with her living in Toronto and him living in Los Angeles, sent Trevor back her wedding rings by post, dated some sports figures, filed for divorce…or, wait, was it, filed for divorce and then dated some sports figures?
Now you see them, now you don’t.
Just like that, media outlets blasted out the announcement that Meghan Markle, the American-born actress-wife of Prince Harry of the United Kingdom, had flown the royal coop and had taken off for Toronto. Supposedly, royal retainers sent formal letters to Air Canada that they were to ensure that Meghan was isolated from her fellow passengers and that nobody would be allowed to photograph her or molest her.
British royalty has been whacking people for thousands of years.
Whacking people you don’t like, who are obstinate, who are doing things like standing in the way of your next marriage—well, whacking those people and almost anyone else, without any fear of punishment or retribution, that’s been one of royalty’s most powerful perks.
Did Thomas Markle, Sr. “lie” to Prince Harry?
That’s the question burning up the Daily Mail and British radio waves this weekend.
Commentators claim that Prince Harry telephoned his soon-to-be father-in-law, Thomas Markle, on May 11—eight days before Harry’s wedding to Meghan, and asked him…well, we don’t know exactly what. Because Harry and Thomas had never met nor had they ever spoken before then. So, how do we know for sure who said what to whom, when Thomas Markle can’t even be sure himself who exactly was speaking to him on the telephone?
Call him “Everyman.”
For that is who Thomas Markle, Sr., the estranged, increasingly noisy dad of Meghan Markle, really is.
Thomas Markle is one of us. He’s got three kids, one of whom just married into the British royal family. He’s got a pension. He’s got a silver Volvo. He’s got a penchant for McDonald’s and KFC cuisine. He’s got a testy ex-wife. He’s got Social Security. He’s got a heart condition. And now, he’s got a fan club.
Yup—I kid you not.
Is Donald Trump “softening” on illegal immigration?
But the nuances are developing, and that’s a very good thing.
If Trump wants to show how absurd President Obama’s refusal to enforce U.S. immigration laws is, he can fly into “Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport,” which is NOT in “New Orleans,” not near anywhere Armstrong lived, and not at all near the no-longer-existing “Storyville,” where Armstrong blew his trumpet before becoming the most engaging trumpet player in the world.
The Obama-Clinton Democrats think Americans are dumb.
We’re so dumb, and so easily distracted, that Obama and Hilary think we won’t keep asking about whether Obama’s White House and Hillary’s State Department paid a cash ransom of $400 million dollars to Iran to return a handful of U.S. citizens imprisoned there.
Is Khizr Khan still bashing Trump?
America needs to look closely at the Khans and Pakistan.
Some Pakistani immigrants are good Americans, but some are outright terrorist who hide in plain sight amongst their Muslim brothers– and that’s the dilemma.
Remember that old ad convincing people not to take drugs? The one with the sizzling, frying egg making noises like “ppppppppfffffffttttt!”
Last week, we heard the sound of Hillary Clinton’s famous brain suddenly “short-circuiting.”