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Houston is going to get two more feet of rain. The mind boggles. And now it’s spreading into Louisiana.

Meanwhile, this is going to be a test for Trump. Will he go to bat for Texas with Congress? He just spent the last couple of weeks insulting them and calling them weak.

Harvey’s devastation poses President Trump’s first test in emergency assistance, potentially revealing whether he can overcome Congress’s deep divisions over spending and the budget to prioritize aid. It will also test whether Trump can suspend his adversarial governing style and even postpone his own agenda, notably an overhaul of the tax code, to assemble a major — and costly — package that could be directed to law enforcement, emergency relief, schools, infrastructure, hospitals, food banks and several other entities.

OMG, relief for schools food banks and hospitals. Will Paul Ryan transfer his deepest desire to screw poor people out of health insurance to screwing Houston out of flood money? Even the word “relief” perfumes the air with the stench of the welfare state.

This should be interesting in the Chinese proverb sense of the word.


A new study from Harvard came out last week to confirm what we’ve known all along. The media’s obsession with turning the 2016 election into a horse race likely cost Hillary Clinton the presidency.

Also, Clinton centric blogs skewed their citations towards reliable news sources while Trump and conservative blogs leaned towards opinion pieces. Is vs ought?

No surprise there. Trump voters vote from the gut, while most Clinton bloggers were cool and rational. Right. Next time, we aim for the testes. If we’re going to get all emotional, I say let’s sex up the blogosphere.

It’s a thought.


I have to mow but I’m a bit sleepy.

Here’s a Neko Case pick me up.


Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale

Spoiler Alert

A little tongue in cheek humor for people who are all caught up:

Best line of the episode: “My sister asked you a question.”