Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kicking the can..

I called it. The last minute passing of a resolution to keep the gubbment from so called defaulting.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What some of the rest of the world thinks.

I found this to be of some interest.

"Because Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate, Congress and president could not agree on a stop-gap budget, hundreds of thousands of federal employees were sent on involuntary leave and many agencies were forced to shut down," continues the editorial. "The main actors in this dispute, which brings together many factors, both ideological and political, took a huge risk and, unhindered, proceeded to validate everyone who ever accused the political establishment in Washington of being rotten to the core -- by driving the world power into a budgetary state of emergency. The public is left wondering how things could have been allowed to get to this point and why there is so much poison in the system."

Read the rest of the article here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

17 Years

17 years is what the talking head said this morning about the "partial" governmental shutdown, 17 years since the last time it happened. Roughly 2 weeks are all that remain until the debt ceiling is either raised or We the People, default.

Today the national park system is closed, the E.P.A is shut down and various other federal agencies are locked up tight.  There is politicians blaming politicians for a problem that the politicians themselves created.

It will all come down to the last minute deal.

Isn't 17 years also the life cycle of a cicada?

On a different note, I need to find my small detail brush, the one with nylon bristles that sort of resembles a toothbrush on steroids. The reason I need to find this particular piece of hardware is that the other day it started raining.... inside the rv. After a summer of running pretty much non-stop 24/7, the coils have become coated with a film of caliche dust, pet and human dander and a curious amount of Styrofoam insulation which caused an ice-up situation. Luckily I can see the evaporator from inside, so cleaning it shouldn't be too difficult.

I also have a "lint lizard" attachment for the sweeper to remove debris from some of the harder to reach places.

As a wise man said; "Thats all I have to say about that."