Lola is well. 1 year check up. But she complained a bit on the way to the Vet.
But I missed out on Manafort’s lawyers not figuring out how to use the redact tool on Adobe, and that Donny Jr.’s russian lawyer is being indicted. I’ll probably tune in to see Trump spew some more lies tonight as he tries to blame Democrats for the shut down. Good times.
My guess last night was that he would declare a national emergency to fund the wall so that he could then agree reopen the government and declare victory even when the emergency wall funding got drowned in the courts but so far reports are that tonight’s address won’t be about a national emergency. Maybe it’s just setting it up? Maybe just an opportunity to attack Dems? Who knows.
The quote at the end of this NY Times piece on Trump voters being hurt by the shutdown is pretty much what I expect by now. Hmmmm, I wonder what skin tone are the people he needs to be hurting?
“I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this,” she said of Mr. Trump. “I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”
I mean, this shouldn’t be shocking to anybody who has been paying attention and realizes that Trump is completely ignorant of how anything works and only cares about himself.
The Trump administration’s shutdown of the federal government over the last two weeks is a synecdoche for the way it has run the federal government over the last two years. They blundered into it almost by accident, without any understanding of what they are doing nor any plan for success.
Just as Trump did not expect to win the election and neglected to plan for his transition, he shut down the government on a whim, after right-wing media complained about his plan to approve a government funding bill. Nobody in the administration had a clear understanding of just what a shutdown would entail. Two devastating reports in the Washington Post over the weekend detail the horrifying scope of their ignorance. The administration did not realize that 38 million Americans lose their food stamps under a shutdown, nor did it know that thousands of tenants would face eviction without assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Administration officials “recognized only this week the breadth of the potential impact,” reports the Post, and was “focused now on understanding the scope of the consequences and determining whether there is anything they can do to intervene.” First Trump shut down the government, and then the Trump administration started looking into what effect this would have.
What do you use to listen to music?
Spotify. I started to use it more over the past few months and I’m more than willing to give them my money for a premium membership. I’m listening to entire albums more than I have in years now.