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Talking Sense

Faye Smith is a guard at the Smithsonian who works for a contractor. She will not get back pay for the 35-day shutdown. She went to the Senate office building to make Mitch McConnell aware that as a result of the shutdown she was about to be evicted. Ms Smith understands the government and knows who has the power.

She went on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show, The Last Word, and when offered the opportunity to speak to the President over television, she told him: “Miss Nancy is not going to give you that wall” and asked the President to end the shutdown so people could get back to work.

For those not familiar with Southern customs, referring to Speaker Pelosi as Miss Nancy is very polite, and a sign of respect. It also is an indication that you are officially old when it happens to you.

January 25, 2019   Comments Off on Talking Sense

Burns Night

flag of Scotland

This is the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns in Ayr, Scotland. The Burns Night celebrations conducted by Scots all over the world with haggis, whisky¹, and poetry.

Wikipedia has a description of the standard celebration, but easy on the malt or you may end up with a William McGonagall morning.

In honor of the occasion a bit of Robby Burns for the GOP “leadership”:

The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft agley
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain
For promis’d joy!

To a Mouse

1. This is the correct spelling when referring to Scotland’s “water of life”.

January 25, 2019   Comments Off on Burns Night