Thursday. Fixed workday. The temps are barely supposed to hit 70 (F). The skies are overcast and there is a 25% chance of rain.
I was supposed to go see Downton Abbey last evening but cancelled. I was not in the mood to sit through 2 hours of costume drama silliness. Instead, I ate ice cream (lots of ice cream) and played Elden Ring. For those interested, the little white Speedo is gone; I'm now wearing brightly colored clothing.
Mike (the plumber) came back yesterday morning are replaced the old, cracked cast iron piping with brand, new PVC. It took him about 3 hours. He was not talkative. I spent most of the time outside with the dogs, who were very excited someone was working in the basement. Now and then, I'd take them in. They were very good: laid on the floor waiting to hear his feet climbing the stairs. He seemed fine with them.
I'm not a big one for having strangers in the house and even though he'd been here on Tuesday to do an assessment, I was pleased when his work was complete, and he finally packed up his gear and headed out to his truck. For those interested, here's a picture of what $1700 of new PVC piping looks like:
And of course, the country is still reeling from the Tragedy in Texas. For those who missed it, Beto O'Rourke challenged Governor Abbott of Texas in a press conference. Beto challenged him, saying he was doing nothing. Republicans were not happy.
Abbott is scheduled to speak at an NRA convention in Dallas on Friday. When asked about his scheduled appearance last evening, Abbott refused to answer.
Mitt Romney is under fire for his standardized 'those families are in our prayers,' comment. People began noting that over the years he has received approximately $13 million in donations from the NRA.
The security at Robb Elementary was top notch, and the shooter still managed to gain entrance. There was at least one-armed officer he managed to get past. The shooter shot and injured 17 other people, including police officers because he was using an AR-15, something they were not prepared for, and it took a special force team to actually stop him. Think about that. A special force team. This was an 18 year old who just recently purchased 2 AR-15s. Needing a special force, armed border patrol team to take him out says a lot about the problems of letting 18 year old kids buy automatic rifles.
And it is not going to change until we change it.Delete
I can't with the gun laws. Every day there is a senseless shooting by someone who was able to just purchase a gun. Children should not have to fear going to school. Parents should not have to bury their children due to gun violence. Its heartbreaking.ReplyDelete
It's time Democrats put on their big boy and girl pants and start teaching these losers a lesson.Delete
The number of shootings in schools this year is embarrassing.ReplyDelete
That was pointed out to Ted Cruz and he stormed off.Delete
Greg Abbott, like all Republicans, wants to protect the fetus, but not the child.ReplyDelete
They can sincerely fuck all the way off.
The only thing he believes in is sucking up to which ever group he thinks will get him re-elected.Delete
No citizen not in the Military and during War should have need of a Military grade assault weapon, they shouldn't even be sold or bought, they should be illegal to purchase by any random citizen 18+, their sole purpose is the killing of many people efficiently, no other reason to be using one. Nobody needs one to Hunt or for personal protection. And, well, a slew of other Gun Reform needs to be done... a virtual Laundry List. As for Politicians being bought and paid for by the NRA, total conflict of interest, they shouldn't be allowed to take Blood Money from Organizations such as that so that the Organization Owns them.ReplyDelete
You can't use them for hunting, they tear everything apart. No one should be allowed to purchase one, however there is that % of voters who get big boners every time they hold one in their hands and the Republicans don't want to lose their votes.Delete
I can't even believe that they have to have security at schools. Please God let it never get to that over here! I also read today that the husband of one of the teachers that was killed has also died of a heart attack so that leaves 4 (I believe) orphaned children. It's heartbreaking!ReplyDelete
And nothing will change until we vote conservatives out of office; they will always cater to their base of gun fanatics and Evangelicals.Delete