Vol. 15  No. 14
JULY 13, 2020
Our Stories
Columns & Features
by Heidi M. Pascual
The Naked
by Jamala Rogers
Editor's Corner
by Jonathan Gramling      
Dog Days of Summer
I’m feeling the Dog Days of Summer this morning in almost a virtual kind of way. For the past few days, I’
ve been out of my house and little office for about three hours. I’ve had a lot of work to do the past week.
July 15 is a double whammy because not only is it the usual time for campaign finance reports to be
submitted — and I helped out with or did three of them — but it is also this year’s due date for federal and
Philippines and you could say has been working remotely for the past 10 years. I have been preparing her returns during this time and then emailing them to The
Philippines and she FedExs the signed returns back to me.

Unfortunately, she will be late this year. While I completed her returns around the time that I usually, do even Fed Exs international shipping has been slowed by
COVID-19 and so I won’t get it until July 16th. I hope the feds and the state will go easy on her.

And of course, I had this issue of The Hues to put together while all of the other stuff had to be done and submitted. Even though I was not surprised, I was shocked
the other day when I saw my first Trump for President ad on television the other day. Nowhere does the ad say what Trump has done, but it also doesn’t address,
even abstractly, what he plans to do in a second term. Instead, on the left hand side, it talked about how Joe Biden and his supporters want to defund the police and on
the other side it showed violent clashes of demonstrators
with the police, meaning anarchy would take root of Biden is elected President.

Trump has been stepping up the rhetoric as of late, intensifying the divide in this country. His law and order theme is even worse that it was with Richard Nixon.
Trump is trying to scare anyone who perceives themselves as white with the threat of people of color and others taking over the country with violence, tearing down
statues and almost enslaving people.

Trump is trying to move the divide line a little bit more to the middle so that he can recapture suburban voters, especially suburban women, through fear. Trump is
playing the race card very blatantly and in a desperate attempt to be re-elected.

He doesn’t care if he leaves this country with deep divides and wounds. That will be someone else’s problem after he is done, hopefully in 2021.

Donald Trump apparently doesn’t care about the health and well-being of school children either. I can’t believe that Trump is advocating for the complete reopening of
the schools this fall and if people don’t, it’s because they are trying to prevent his re-election.

It’s ironic that Trump would think that parents would sacrifice the futures of their children in order to defeat Trump, yet Trump is willing to sacrifice the health and
welfare of children — and certainly some of their lives — in order to get re-elected. And then there are the thousands and thousands of school teachers who would
possibly be getting exposed, especially in places like Florida. I am sure some of them are vulnerable to COVID-19, either through medical conditions or age. Are they
supposed to jump on their swords so that Trump can claim that
America is getting back to normal?

For the life of me, I cannot understand why Trump’s followers do not see through Trump and realize that he would cause their deaths to if it served their interests. I
realize that a portion of them are bound to Trump through some sense of white supremacy, but I am sure that there are others who cling to him out of fear and find
Trump’s claimed “wealth and success and power” to be reassuring in an ever changing world.

Donald Trump and his manufactured universe, which he can do because he has white privilege and he owns the place, makes this a dog day of summer.
And one of Donald Trump’s advisors, Peter Navarro I believe, called Joe Biden the “Candidate of the Chinese Communist Party.” This comes after Trump praised
China’s president for the great job he was doing with COVID-19 before he started criticizing the Chinese as VCOVID-19 spread in the United States and Trump
needed another scapegoat to blame his own poor response on. --  
The Naked
by Jamala Rogers
state financial returns.

One of the tax returns that I do is for Heidi Pascual who is a U.S. citizen, does work for two Wisconsin entities and officially lives at the
address that I live at. And so she files state and federal returns. But one twist to that is she spends the vast amount of her time in The
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