May. 21st, 2017

Trump

May. 21st, 2017 08:10 pm
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In some ways, I think the best analogy for Trump is O.J. Simpson. Even if we all know he’s guilty as sin, even if his own supporters see the flimflam behind the claptrap, even if the evidence is staring us in the face, he’ll never lose his core support. For 35 percent of the country, he’ll never be guiltier than the system he’s challenging. The best we can hope for is a Democratic House in 2018 and a grinding, grueling attempt to minimize the already enormous harm Trump has done in the meantime. We can pursue that outcome while hoping our cold civil war doesn’t get hot — because this is beginning to feel like the 1850s.

-- Andrew Sullivan

Rain

May. 21st, 2017 09:45 pm
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Ah, it looks like we are getting some good rain, after all. We had a couple of close calls over the past week, but I was afraid that we were going to miss out and spring was going to leave us high and dry. Our lone, old tree needed a drink. As Pop pointed out, the ground was already cracking in parts. And there is that strip alongside the patio that I want to keep in grass. Now I won't have to work up the will to water. Summer is only beginning of course, and no doubt I will be waging a losing battle against the relentless heatwaves, given my laziness and Pop's low threshold for high water bills. But at least we will be going into the summer in a strong position. It's really bad when you have to go into the southwestern summer following a springtime drought.

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