Late last night, around 0100, Big Seig woke me up by barking. He was downstairs by the back door. He needed to go potty. Some people might find this irritating, not me. He's a big dog. I would rather have to get up and let him out than find a puddle or a pile waiting for me in the morning. He got 2 biscuits. He loves his biscuits.
Nobody I know watched the Idiot Jerk in the White House the other night. Being the curious type, I decided to check the ratings to see how well he did with the American public. Between 40 and 41 million people watched his address. Fox News, that cable network dedicated to white Republicans had the highest ratings - 8.2 million. Of course, if you look at the total ratings for CNN and MSNBC the Fox rating is the low number on the ladder. CBS had the highest ratings for a network channel because a lot of people turned in to watch NCIS and got the Idiot Jerk instead. The funny thing, and what everybody is talking about, is that the Democratic response got higher ratings. That's right, more American voters tuned in to watch Chuck and Nancy. Over 29% of Americans were more interested in the Democratic response. What makes this even more spectacular is that immediately after his speech, those 8.2 million white Republicans who had tuned into Fox News didn't stick around. Nope, they chose to turn off Chuck and Nancy. All they want is the swill the Idiot Jerk feeds them. This means the 29% who watched the rebuttal does not include those Fox viewers who changed channels. Oh, dear me, this does not bode well for the Republicans especially when rumor has it this was really supposed to be his 2020 campaign kick-off. Oh... shit! My money says he slammed his hands down and stormed out of that meeting yesterday, not because Nancy said"no," more likely it was because a little bug in his ear told him the Democrats had hit a field goal in the ratings game. Like all Republicans, instead of learning a lesson and moving on, the Idiot Jerk is going to kick this dead horse until it's no longer recognizable.
The desk I'm getting has a small display / bookcase on the visitor side. I've been thinking of using it to display some of my porcelain. My colletction is mostly Von Schierholz from Bavaria. They survived World War I, but the second World War saw them falling into the hands of the Communists. As a result they went from making fine porcelain to making dinnerware. Here's is some of my collection.
All of this was handmade. I'm thinking maybe the green egg from 1898.