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Wednesday, August 16

There Is A House Growing Next Door Morning Coffee Muses

It’s hot again, and humid, the air isn’t moving. Even my porch fans aren’t making it more than passably muse-able. The morning skies look just like every morning, mostly blue, mostly clear with a few cloud to the east over the bay.

The neighbor’s new house is growing like a mushroom. Just the potential of a foundation on Sunday, foundation on Monday, walls mostly framed on Tuesday. The soundtrack of my morning… nailguns. And an occasional power saw.

Did you catch the reality show that is our President yesterday? His response to Charlottesville has been eye opening. First it was as much the fault of the dead and injured as it was the neo-Nazis and other alt-right groups. That was the weekend. Then, as if forced, he called out the hate groups. But yesterday, it all came out… it was shared blame, peaceful alt-right and peaceful alt-left with some bad characters on both sides shared the blame.

And then there was the whole bit about his Charlottesville winery. But, let’s all talk about infrastructure. You know, he’s signed another memo… a proclamation… hell, whatever it is he signs that makes him think he’s getting things done. Even when nothing is really happening.

The most telling thing I saw was a comment to the effect that in America in 2017 a woman unskilled by a Nazi and the President couldn’t bring himself to condemn the act by calling out the Nazis. And people of this democracy elected this man…

And then he wanted to equate Robert E. Lee to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Robert E. Lee was the military leader of a failed rebellion, Jefferson and Washington won theirs or we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. The morality of slavery is a settled matter. The fact they all owned slaves is no relevant to the issue of racism in America today. And the history of these statues isn’t a matter of heritage, it’s a matter of a resurgence of racism in the 1920’s and 1930’s, about the same time the antisemitism of the Nazis came to power. You want your heritage, both of these movements fought worldwide battles and lost. Their movements relegated to the dark corners of polite society… Then we have the election of Trump, and the bugs feel they now have the right to come out and play.

No. They don’t. We can’t let them…

Monday, August 14

A Much Drier, Less Humid Start To A Week Morning Coffee Muses

Walking out today I was amazed when my glasses didn’t fog up. I can’t remember when that last happened. It doesn’t make the temperature any lower, but it sure makes it more livable.

This morning, bright and early they poured a slab next door. By 8:00 a.m. it was all done. Now the county is mowing the drainage ditch on the far side. But they aren’t mowing the grass, they are mowing the trees growing on the old fence line.

Once again, it’s blue skies everywhere except over Galveston bay. The line of clouds that moves in every morning is almost cliche now. But, then again, most of what can be said about a Texas Gulf Coast morning’s weather has been said many times before. I will say this… sitting outside trying to find the hot gulf winds enjoyable leaves me dreaming of cool mountain breezes and watching valley fog dissipate in the morning sun. Even the dry mountain breezes of Colorado are better at bringing out my nature loving inner child.

Coffee’s gone and the love bugs are getting annoying…

Wednesday, July 26

Already Hot and Humid Midweek Morning Coffee Muses

I popped out to catch the morning shot on the front porch and almost couldn’t get the condensation to quit forming on both my cheaters and the tablet. So, once the shots were captured, I headed back in to muse over coffee with the indoor climate more to my choosing. That view is recorded at the top of the page on my blog…

Like it or not I still have to get out and replace the belt on the mower and finish my Deere meditations that keep getting pushed back… Not a chore I’m looking forward to. The humidity is just oppressive out during the heat of the day.

We had some surprise thunder boomers foll thru yesterday. They knocked out the power for a couple of hours after we started the kids to bathing. Abby was in the tub when the power went out and darkness descended. She was not a happy camper. Cam had to bathe completely in the dark with a flashlight hanging from the shower curtain rod. Gotta love camping out in the house.

How about those Republicans? They got John McCain to drag himself out of a hospital bed just to keep up this fiction that they have a plan for healthcare. I always thought better of McCain. Now, to Sarah, I have to add this spectacle. Let’s hope that their plans to kill the ACA fail as quickly as every other one has.

I find myself having a hard time figuring out what the hell Republicans are doing… Other than trying to erase anything that reminds them of Obama. It’s a sad state that America is in that the party controlling the government is still just the party of NO… Not Obama.

Well, I have  a couple of dozen emails to get through before the torture, so another cup of coffee is called for.

Tuesday, July 25

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?