Humidity and overcast skies for this Morning Coffee Muses
It’s a sultry, gloomy day out. Not pleasant at all. We are definitely moving into the summer doldrums. Hot, humid, uncomfortable… six days till the start of the most summer-like month on the calendar.
And just to make everything just a little more icky, we have Trump in the White House. I was watching season 1 episode 10 of the News Room last night. It’s the episode where they go bullet point by bullet point down the list of character traits of the Taliban and compare them to the Tea Party… and all I could think about was how truly it characterized the administration of the Trump reign of error.
The polling numbers I heard yesterday really caught my attention… 42% of Americans want Trump impeached, 42% don’t. I guess that means 16% are undecided… for the life of me I don’t know what there is to be undecided about…
On another note, did I mention it’s hot and sticky?
Just Another Hot And Humid Spring Morning Coffee Muses
First thing first, Happy Birthday to my sister Sandy. I hope the day treats you to something nice… but, keep an eye on the weather…it’s looking a bit nasty to your west.
And speaking of the weather… ok summer, it’s not your time yet. When I get up in the morning and stumble into the bathroom the first thing I look toward is the outside temperature reading on the clock on the counter. And believe me, seeing it reads 78° at 7:30, I’m not looking forward to the day ahead… so stepping out on the back porch sauna after a shower just seems backwards.
And sitting here watching all of the moisture blowing north towards the storms in north Texas, I just can’t help but feel sorry for the folks living up there. If the rain holds off here, I may get the chance to ride the Deere today.
On the news yesterday I watched some poor Republican Congressman complaining about how everyone who interviewed him only wanted to ask about the White House and the President. No one it seems wants to hear his views on tax reform, healthcare, or any of the numerous conservative agenda items he wanted to talk about. All anybody wanted to talk about was Trump, the Russians, Comey and the Special Counsel… Poor baby. You know what my grandpa used to say… you gotta dance with the one brung to the party.
Enough of this mugginess… even the ceiling fans can’t keep the summer back… I’m headed inside where spring still prevails… later
I was late getting out today. I had to run the grandkids to school, so it was almost the end of my normal muse hour before I stepped out onto the back porch. And all i can say about that is ouch… Hot and muggy almost isn’t strong enough. It was already above 80° on it’s way above 90°, or so the prognosticators are foretelling. Even the breeze and the ceiling fans couldn’t make the rocking chair comfortable. Needless to say I’m typing these words at my desk. It looks like summer is here.
I’ve been noticing the last few days that a few cattle egrets are hanging around the front porch. It seems they are attracted to the white plastic flamingo in the flower bed. I don’t think they understand a bird that never moves, but, they keep checking it out.
The forecasted lows for the next week are in the upper 70’s, followed by a couple of days of upper 60’s. Highs will hover around 90 each day, which means at my place at least they’ll pass ninety as often as not.
In other news I see the Justice Department has finally appointed a special counsel to look into everything Trump and Russia. And in an unexpected turn of events President Trump kept quiet and didn’t start a tweetstorm… Not! You know President Trump might have had a chance to run out his term and get some of the things done had he only maned up and acted Presidential,,, Oh that’s right… Donald Trump. Here’s hoping Robert Mueller is able to follow the money and everything else back to it’s source. Now, if only the great investigators in the House (who’ve had so much practice investigating Hillary) can just grow a pair, maybe they can get us a look at his tax returns… Maybe the tapes Trump was threatening Comey with might turn up too.
Check the countdown on the right and get ready to vote all these characters out…