Today is Tuesday. We are now over 1/3 of the way through winter. The government shutdown continues. It's day 31. And, of course, the problem is the Republicans. You see once again they made a very stupid assumption, in fact it's the same one they made back when Reagan had his landslide re-election. After the Idiot Jerk managed to get elected (by a technicality), and with control of both the Senate and the House, they actually believed they would rule this country forever. Not only were they convinced this was the Holy Truth, they saw themselves as the lawgivers of the land. If you didn't like the results of the election they smugly smiled and said "get over it." However, a majority of Americans looked at their small minded beliefs and said, "shut up," and voted against them in the midterms. They went from having a 23 seat majority in the House to being a 41 seat minority and this fact shatters what they so desperately want to believe, that they have been chosen. They are totally clueless when it comes to compromising and the Idiot Jerk president they praise turns out to be the worst deal maker in history. This is why they fail. Their failures will continue to grow.
I saw this in Towleroad regarding the school of hate run by a diocese in Kentucky. You know, the one where students are taught to harass people of color, including our indigenous peoples, the ones who were here first. It seems they also refused to let a gay valedictorian make his commencement speech... perhaps because he wanted to speak out in favor of gun control... or maybe it was because he was gay. That alone should have educated people as to what type of diocese this is: a right-wing hate group of the Republican Party.
And, of course, since it's Tuesday, my desk arrives today. I was told between 11 - 2. Well, I'm prepped. The walks are shoveled and free of ice. The kitchen table has been cleared. Around 0800 it will be taken apart and placed on the porch for next week's garbage. I tried giving it away but no one wanted it because it's old and sagging in the middle. Or, maybe, instead of throwing it away, I might just break it apart and put the wood up on the hill behind my house where mother nature can do with it what she wants.
And finally, yesterday I was making notes about my current project and realized the house was rather silent, so I went looking. What did I find? Two dogs and a duck on the bed.
At least they kept the bedclothes kind of neat....