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the wheels on the bus

“Donald Trump’s presidency is a national emergency!” wrote Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota.

But it was perhaps Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the No. 5 House Democrat, who most succinctly summed up his party’s response: “We are not paying a $5 billion ransom note for your medieval border wall,” he tweeted, with a castle emoji. “And nothing you just said will change that cold, hard reality.”

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The wheels on the bus go round and round… Right now. Right now this is what is in the New York Times. To those of you who read my posts, there is hope. Truth will win out. The good guys are winning. No doubt the nightmare continues. I daresay the walls are closing in. Have I missed a platitude? If you lie down with dogs, you rise up with fleas. The wheels on the bus are coming off…

There are many whom I know, who did not watch the televised Oval Office speech. It turned out to be a fundraiser. Republican faithful were sent emails to donate to border security and in the fine print the donations went to Make America Great Again. Sleazy! Did we miss anything? No. There was nothing new. The tantrum continues to shutdown the government. The Mueller investigation continues. There has been no good news from any quarter in a very long time. In fact, think about the last good news. Who was the last person to tell the real truth in the Trump administration. The constant litany has been resignations ahead of the ethics investigations. And now the icing is Defense Secretary Mattis resigning for conscience. Take heart! There are some good and honest people. And some are mad and they ain’t gonna take it anymore:

“People love you, and you win,” she told the room, according to the Detroit Free Press. “And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama, look you won, bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there, and we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.” Congresswoman, Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib


We hit a day with nice waves. Kids or not? It’s not easy to get this shot. The waves break big. Or not. I am great at getting the wave picture when they are small. I started counting the cycle. About every fifth or sixth wave was big. My camera wouldn’t focus. I had to pre-focus. I got a lot of duds. And I got a few that were ok. Timing. It’s all about timing. I have been trying. It’s a work in progress. It’s oh so deceptively easy. Not!