Such a question. I have my own feelings that I will share later on, but let me make this observation. So far as I'm aware he has presided over the Senate as required by our Constitution. Is there any other duty currently required of him?

Hurricaning in Central Carolina

Yesterday morning I commented on the weather conditions here in Columbia--dismal but certainly not threatening to life or limb. I wrote that late in the morning. In the predawn, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal messaged saying, in effect, don't expect today's Journal. With the cautions over the past 36-hours I really didn't expect our local newspaper, The State, published in downtown Columbia either. Why print newspapers that might end-up as a sodden mass? Surprise, surprise, both newspapers were in their normal places yesterday morning predawn.

A while later, around four o'clock yesterday afternoon, it was becoming more blustery around here. My walking stick and I exited the house to peer at the sky and to double-check that Old Glory was still secure on Her pole perch. Everything was fine. As I was about to return to the shelter of our home, I heard the familiar sound of the letter carrier's truck. He stopped at the driveway handing me this week's New Yorker magazine. We then recited, together, the mail carrier's creed, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," after which we shook hands and I expressed my pride in having him as my carrier.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that these happenings, or ones like them, were the norm throughout the hurricane affected areas of our Country to include The Great State of Alabama.    


By Flatus, a Trail Mix Contributor

You were a school kid whose family had pooled their funds in order to send you and your sibs to Washington, DC to confront your government about the murder of school children in our country? Murders caused by lack of meaningful and effective laws protecting your classmates from mayhem never envisioned by the Founders when they crafted the 2nd Amendment?

How would you feel, this morning, when you arrived in the District of Columbia and found:

–Our President gone for the weekend.

–Both Houses of Congress boarded up because the members left yesterday on ten days vacation.


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Will Their Voices Change??

By Flatus, a Trail Mix Contributor

Or must they become castrati before they enter Congress. Does it make a difference if they are Senators or Representatives? And what about female members — are they unafflicted by an equivalent condition?

I have so many questions. Who has the answers. Our president surely doesn’t. But, what a guy; he has the Congressional Castrati believing he is the one holding all the balls.

And we are such wimps, afraid to demonstrate.

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“Lafayette, I Am Here”

Palace of Versailles

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So, our president is in France, ostensibly to help M. Macron and the French people celebrate Bastille Day, that noble Day of Triumph when common men and women overthrew an entrenched monarchy.

Little do our European allies know that the Donald’s actual mission is to cheat them out of the Palace of Versailles by claiming he is there as a refugee seeking shelter from the Fake Press that has dogged his existence since assuming his exalted office. “Please, Monsieur le President, grant me use of your humble Palace until I, and my victimized family, get our feet on the ground.”

“Of course, Donald, we have just the place for you! Surprise! We rebuilt it just for you.”

The Bastille

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