It’s nippy out for this early morning coffee muses.
As usual on a cool early morn the sound of a train passing is the first sound I hear. A starting temperature of 48° is always a good sign. with a forecasted high of 70°, it promises to be a very nice day. Other than stepping out for the morning record shots, I decided to start my day at the desktop. I’ll move back outside after it warms up just a bit on the back porch.
Over the weekend I pointed the grandkids toward the ground under the pecan tree out front. In the course of a couple of hours, over two days they and their mother managed to pick up four plastic Walmart bags of pecans… And there are still a “ton” on the ground, and a lot still on the tree. This has been one of the best pecan crops I’ve seen.
Political Rant Alert
For my conservative friends you may want to stop here…
Over the weekend, once again, my disdain for what the Republican Party has done to Texas was brought into focus once again.
The MIL has to go and get her drivers license renewed by her birthday a few weeks from now. In the past that wouldn’t be a problem… But with the Republicans running Texas, they’ve closed down a lot of Drivers License Bureau offices across the state including the one in our city. They’ve added proof of identity requirements. And they’ve raised the costs of getting copies of birth certificates. In order to get a copy from Austin before her birthday they want $125 without guaranteeing the date it would be delivered. All of these things were done at the same time they were mandating ID requirements for people to vote.
Every time I went into the local office to take care of business I’d take a book because the wait would be so long. So we close that office and make everyone find an office 45 minutes away… Really? Sound like a good policy from a customer service point of view?
You know, a few years ago I apologized to a co-worker for making comments that led him to think i hated Republicans… You know what I take it back. I hate Republican politicians… I may not hate Republican voters, but, I really don’t like them very much as they preach morality and vote for the hateful and harmful policies they do.
Just look at the last 10 months… A minority of voters elected the most unqualified person ever elected to the Presidency of the US. And now we have Alabama… What the hell does this say about us as Americans? And have you looked at the Tax Bill? It reads like the Health Bill they kept pushing.
I find myself watching Morning Joe more and more to watch conservative and moderates debate the issues. Back in the early 2000’s when I would rant about GWB, I was watching Keith. Then I followed Rachel. Both of them were speaking from my place in politics… I don’t need the opinions from the far left anymore, that’s me. I refuse to look at Faux News because… Hell it’s original Fake News.
Rant over… I’ll leave you with this…