14 September 2020

Ellis Millsaps: Junk Mail

 I'll never be lonely again. Since I gave him twenty bucks Uncle Joe
texts me at least once a day, sometimes Kamala, occasionally his wife.

Same is true of The Lincoln Project and I didn't give them any money.
I just filled out checked boxes on a questionnaire. I texted them back
but there's nobody reading them, just the algorithms and they only
read bank card numbers and the checked boxes. I texted each of them
with an idea I have for an anti -Trump ad.  I received no
acknowledgement of my texts. I've gone further and texted simply,” Is
anyone reading this?” No reply.

My idea invokes the 1994 Dionne Farris hit “I Know” ( “what you're
doing and it's not gonna work this time.”) Google the song and listen.
Imagine the song played with images of Trump coming down the escalator
in ‘16,  boarding of the plane after the Tulsa rally this year, tie
undone and orange makeup on the collar, children in cages, etc.

During the instrumental breaks in the song, a badass rock repetition
of the “Gimme Some Lovin’ riff, we could take breaks between the
verses and Trump could speak some of his greatest hits, e,g,,” rapists
and drug dealers,’’ "good people on both sides,” “inject people with
disinfectant,’’ “Two Corinthians” etc.

I've decided to go old school and send him (Maybe it will get there
before the election.) a letter. Somebody has to read his mail. I thought
handwritten or maybe with letters cut out of magazines to get their
attention, but I’ve now decided on a typed business letter. I'll send
the same one to Uncle Joe, Senator Harris and the campaign's Director
of Communications.

I'll let you know if I get a reply.

- Ellis Millsaps 


Ellis "Da" Millsaps is a recovering Attorney but has worn many hats over the years: father, bus boy, stand-up comedian, novelist, wiffle ball player, rock'n'roll band manager, and at one time wrote a popular and funny column for The Covington News. A Fannin Co. mountain boy originally, Mr. Millsaps now stays at the mill village of Porterdale by way of 20 years in Mansfield. Usually funny and at times irreverent and subversive, he leans left in his political philosophy but can always be counted on for a pretty darn good write-up. The Chronicles are proud to have him involved...