I'd say "hello weekend," but most of my weekends will be filled with work. My days as a part-time associate will fall mostly during the week. This is fine with me. There are many who believe that Saturday and Sunday are the only days of the week when you can get things done. Mais non, mon frère. I learned quite a few years ago that the days of the week are much more suited for accomplishment. There are always fewer crowds, no matter where you go. Honestly now, wouldn't you rather not have to wait in line for 10 - 15 minutes to check out at a grocery store, or big box home improvement store. As for going out on a Friday night, I don't need to be surrounded by a crowd to know I'm having a good time.
The weather forecast for today and tomorrow is rain. That's fine. I work. This will keep some of the crowds away.
Oh, and for all of you holiday lovers, our set-up crew began unpacking Christmas this past week. That's right, we've got Halloween raging next to the registers, and Kris Kringle down near the green house. And, in case you're wondering, people are buying this shit already. Damn!
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At the NYT, Ezra Klein has published an which looks at projections made by David Shor, and thinks they look bad for the Democrats. The read is interesting, however, I feel seriously flawed. He pretty much says to ignore the past and poll the people to find out what it is they want, and then have candidates offer the voters what they desire. His idea of ballot splitting being non-existent and thereby hurting the Democrats is odd. Nobody I know actually splits their ballots. They have always voted straight down party lines. Maybe it's just me, but while I like Ezra, I think here he comes across as a bit of fanboy.
Oh, and the Republicans are furious with McConnell over the debt ceiling. They're shrieking he blinked. The MAGA base doesn't realize that not blinking would have made them look even worse then they already are, and the default would have fallen directly into their own laps. They would rather kill the country rather than blink.