I have tried, lord knows I've tried.
I have steadfastly tried not to discuss politics on this blog.
But today I am breaking my promise to myself.
Last night's Golden Globes telecast featured a special award to the actress Meryl Streep for lifetime achievement.
When she accepted the award, Ms. Streep took the occasion to criticize President-elect Donald Trump for his speech in which he mimicked a disabled New York Times reporter.
You knew that the incredibly thin-skinned Trump would respond to that, didn't you?
He first tweeted that Streep was one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood and then said she was a Hillary Clinton flunky who "lost big."
Trump went on to say that he never mocked the Times reporter but simply showed him groveling after changing a story he had written about the President-elect.
Okay, folks, them are the facts.
Now here comes my opinion.
First of all while I am no fan of Donald Trump, I get a little burned by the actors and actresses who take advantage of a public microphone at an event honoring excellence in movies and television to express their political opinions.
My view is that if they wish to express those opinions they should do it in a proper place.
Write an op-ed piece for a newspaper, do an interview with a political reporter, but leave what is supposed to be an entertainment vehicle as a place to graciously accept your award and thank the people who helped you win it.
As for Trump, how can he call the most honored actress of our generation "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood"?
And Streep (Hillary Clinton) didn't lose big.
Let us remind the Tweetster in Chief that his opponent won nearly three million more votes than he did.
And I suspect no one who saw Trump's speech would doubt that he was mocking that reporter.
And what the hell is he doing carrying on one little spat after another on a Twitter account for anyway?
Doesn't he have matters of state to attend to, like forming a government?
How are we to respect a President who has such a tender ego and such silly priorities?
End of rant and though I know there will be comments I'm going to get back, after today, to my non-political stance on this blog.
Have a nice day, Gentle Readers.