After today I have 2 more days off. I'm excited even though weather forecasters are predicting Monday will be a washout. Rain, you know? More rain, That means I will need to get the lawn mowed tomorrow.
So, the wife of one of my Navy buddies posted a list of the "10 best reads for the summer" on Facebook yesterday. Good humoredly I asked her where my book (s) were. Her response was to ask if I was going to read 'her book,' a 118 page volume of essays she'd published in 2016. which was only available in paperback format. I had no problem buying her book, I can give to my friend Betsy as a Christmas present. This morning I find a comment from her; she purchased the less expensive Kindle version rather than the paperback, which has the same cost as her book. Cheap. I replied by saying I was anticipating her "sparkling review." Let me tell you, I was a bit irritated. The fair thing for her to do would have been to pay the same $$ as I was paying.
And, in case you didn't see the headlines, Mexico caved to the Idiot Jerk in the White House. They should have paid attention to China, learned from them, but they didn't. What they have done is put themselves in the same position as the contractors who do work on the Idiot Jerk's properties. Any time he wants he can claim they're not holding up their end of the bargain, and once again threaten them with taxes. The probability factor of this happening is extremely high. If they're not holding their breaths, they should be since it's just a matter of time.
Oh, and there's a new couple on the block: Xi and Vlad. They're getting quite cozy, going boating together and doing 'what not' in private. This must be infuriating for the Idiot Jerk. Chinese exports need to go somewhere, and Russia's just as good as the United States. Oops! Whether you want to understand this or not, the Idiot Jerk has in fact initiated World War III. He's going to bloody the world's economy because he's stupid. He is the end of the Republican Party. The GOP has been setting up their downfall for years and their MAGA head base will follow them into oblivion. Mitch McConnell's 'do nothing' legislature tactic is going to smash him into a bloody pulp. You see, they never understood Karma, that 'what goes around comes around' because they never understood "I" and "me" and "my" are not the three most important words in the human language. No one ever said Republicans were smart.