Message 9

Advice to Fartus Maximus (and any other POL:) Never disagree with a spook, especially a chief spook. They can be wrong but you can never be right.

Also, never argue with spooks; the people who depend on them are not going to support you. 

Through the Night

Well, the snow may have been a Barnum prevarication but the colding is not, despite the mooing of all the Repulsian Red Necks over “proof” that climate change is false. This is what happens when we let the acalculate handicapped have the vote.

That was humor. Galgenhumor, of course, but humor nonetheless. 

FD SCP and I survived the night but we still have one more to withstand before we can return to a semblance of regularity. And not the alimentary variety. 

Yesterday I also got subjected to all sorts of Repulsian myrmidon snideness about the Democruds causing the shutdown and how building a sieve across our southron border would be cheaper that the shutdown. Evidently all of them suffer a psychotic break over the actual fact that Fartus Maximus created the conditions of shutdown. No wonder being an evilgelical is a requirement to be a Repulsian – the fewer gray cells the better.

Hence I was quite amused this morning when the spook chiefs called Fartus maximus out on how whacked his statements about INTEL have been. Once more demonstrating that one can tell that a POL is prevaricating if his/her mouth is open. 

On the unamusing side, I also saw an article that indicated the administration is pettily persecuting the furloughed civil servants who declined to work for zilch and had to take other employment. Typical POL arrogance and hatred, it seems. I now fear more than ever that the revenge of the civil service will be horrible and terrible. For the POLs. 

On that note I have to arise and walk about a bit to thaw the ice in my feet. One more reason to hate old age.

Message 8

This is for all of the Pols inside the district. Not just Fartus Maximus.

I fear you have doomed yourselves. This shutdown has gone on long enough that you have exhausted the patience and good will of the civil service.

The last few POTUS who did this were abysmal failures. But none have done it to this magnitude.

Better start bringing your own TP.

Message 7

I saw this morning on the electromagnetic audio-visual receiver at gym that Fartus Maximus is enjoying a delightful breakfast of shoe, or, maybe, foot. 

Shoulda read Sam Rayburn’s bio.

Isn’t there a legalism that if a POTUS goes bonkers, he/she can be jacketed and put in an elastic room? And isn’t keeping the guvmint closed a sign of nutso or plain illegality? 

Time to warm up a small room. 

Message 6

One of the few good things about the government shutdown is that it demonstrates how much more competent and effective the civil servants are than the elected (political) officials. 

In Memorium

I have been sitting (Gentile) Shiva since Saturday. One of my colleagues, Mass Magnetic Field, a colonel in the Yankee Army of Occupation, discorporated last week. He was a righteous mensch. 

In my day of higher education, you could not learn physics without being introduced to Judaism. As an introvert, I found Shiva much more palatable than hymn belting, bible thumping funerals: extrovert orgies of irrationality and group grope. Or at least so they seem to a three sigma Introvert. And being raised Baptist, so overlaps had to be adjusted.

The Winter is Here and it looks ill.

 

Surprising Stuff?

Weather a bit better this morning but after looking at the long range NWS foretelling I am considering migrating to Merury. 

Also ran across an article [Link] ranking the states of the Yankee republic according to the education of their populations. The first state on the list is Massachusetts. Alibam is number 46 and Mississippi is last. 

This is an amazingly good result. Normally Alibam and Mississippi vie for last. Perhaps because of Nawth Alibam? 

Certainly this is not pleasing to the pols in Muntgum They want an ignorant populace who steadfastly vote as told and do not look askance at tax monies being donated to the folks who paid into the pols’ election coffers. 

This is reflected in the fact that the state’s premiere institution of “higher education” primarily depends on purveying (sports) pornography for its continued existence. And the state legislature’s continual pruning of the higher education budget over the last couple of decades. If there is anything that the government of Alibam does not support it is higher education.