Last night I worked on crafting my official to do list for my upcoming six day staycation. The list is substantial with six or seven items on it but there is no MASSIVE project on there. Some of the jobs are straight out grunt work like putting down more mulch and dumping more top soil in the chicken playground area. Then there is the grinder type items like repainting the roof of the chicken coop which is going to include being up there with a shop vac to try to scrape/vacuum all the loose paint before I redo it with very expensive white Flex Seal. Then there are the two technical and tedious list items, ripping apart my Msuper to tighten the axle nuts and replacing the hot bed wire on my AnyCubic Chiron. Both of those tasks should be lots of (un)fun.
It is winter so this is THE time to get unpleasant outdoor tasks completed. The extended weather forecast looks amenable during my time off. As always I will push myself hard during the front end of the time off to get as much done as possible with the hopes of enjoying some guilt free, less laborious hours towards the end.
Am I the only one that finds it incredulous that the government shutdown has lasted this long thanks to Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter? You may recall that Trump was ready to sign legislation to keep the government fully open in December, without wall requirements. However once Rush and Ann pronounced that Trump would be weak for doing so he quickly reversed directions and started trying to brain wash his acolytes that NOW there is a national emergency at the border, that somehow something has suddenly changed that mutated a situation that has existed for decades into a “crisis of the soul”.
The shutdown that Donald proudly and defiantly proclaimed he would take responsibility for in the meeting with Schumer and Pelosi now has been retcon’d to be the Democrats fault for “not caring about border security”. The same border security that Trump said has improved very, very greatly under his presidency. The fact is that illegal border immigration is at a 12 YEAR LOW. Somehow that declining trend is being spun as a national emergency that is just a veiled attempt for Donald to please his hypocritical base of core Trumpettes. It’s utter lunacy.
Of course nothing has changed, except that the Democrats now control the House of Representatives, which is the true crisis in Donald’s mind. It will be interesting to see who blinks first. As he has demonstrated countless times, Donald is essentially a man-child that is apt to tantrum easily when he is told no. There has been no parent to discipline him for the last two years. It’s time to bring out the paddle.