Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Vacation Days

OK...I think it's a good time to take a few days off...so I will. Thanks to all of you who stop by.

I'll be back in a week.

Until then.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The New Donald



 No link today, but the internet is full of stories about "the pivot." Yeah, right...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday



Maybe he was hoping the rain would end whatever day I took this photo.

Have a good weekend...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Not The Time To...



Not feeling it today re: any Photoshopping, and no links, but...earlier I did some google searches for stuff like "flood control American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," "flood control and earmarks." No, I didn't find anything specific, but did come across this interesting story about a Comite River diversion canal project that's languished...a project that likely in previous eras could've or would've been financed by an earmark (or a stimulus bill)...

Maybe the flood couldn't have been totally prevented, but small government certainly doesn't help, and neither does it fix the mess. Just saying.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Turn Out The Lights...



The party's over, the balloons are deflated...well, ok, maybe not...stranger things can happen, but...barring the bizarre, the Triumph of The Trump has fizzled. Good.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Congress Is STILL Trying To Sell Us A Nothingburger



Or they're flogging a long dead horse, or whatever other metaphor you like (note: I'm with Bernie on this one -- I don't give a damn about the emails). I guess at this point the only rationale is to do all they can to make HRC a lame duck on arrival...which, hey, is modern politics...on the other hand, there are plenty of ways to stymie an executive, starting with, oh, I don't know, an actual agenda

(Here's a suggestion: flood control. Back before earmarks became the work of Satan incarnate, they were often used to finance projects like flood control, general infrastructure, and so on.)

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Noun, A Verb, And...I Forget



Ghouliani channeled his inner Rick Perry today. Sure, Slate will play the contrarian -- and everyone's conveniently forgotten the anthrax attacks -- but the Mayor of 9/11's slithered through the last decade and a half on this, despite it being, you know, something that should have resulted in his resignation if not political or actual exile. Creep.

In other news, I'm high and dry over here, and grateful to be so...wish I could say the same for lots of other folks around here. Keep them in your thoughts.