I confess it publicly: I am biased
This is a public confession. After 80 years on the planet Earth, I accept the fact I am biased. Since June 16, 2015, I have developed a deep-seated dislike for vain old men who peroxide their hair; apply facial makeup in some semblance of an unhealthy tan; wear clothing tailored to compensate for an expanding waistline and rear end; and use shoe lifts to attain a perceived necessar y height of at least 6 feet.
Since Jan. 20, 2017, I have learned to distrust the motives of such men. Demagogues and narcissistic people, like these, present a risk to the moral fiber and security of my
countr y. Daily, I am confronted with inaccurate or misleading statements, unfounded conspiracies, falsehoods, red herrings, distortions, sexism, intolerance and meaningless rants pontificated in the guise of official communications. Any answer to the question why this is allowed to take place cannot justify my trust. Yes, I am biased.
Fred Lothrop, Leonardtown