This is Day 290 of 15 Days to Flatten the Curve and Day 50 of a 21-day statewide curfew almost no one is observing.
Deb and I are great today — really. No particular reason.
When we stepped into Ernie around 7pm last night, the carpet was still a bit damp from the cleaning hours earlier. I thought it might be dry by then, but no such luck. We left the air on and closed the rig up, figuring that overnight temps would stay just warm enough to support the heat pumps.
By this morning the carpet was dry to the touch. Continuing to run the air throughout today will leave no doubt, and no moisture.
During our four-day break from working directly on the coach, I made a trip to a local big-box store in search of storage totes. I found just what we needed, all on sale, ranging from five to 20 gallons’ capacity. Soon we’ll be filling them — in a very organized fashion, natch — and storing them in Ernie’s basement. That’ll be another big step.
This morning I returned to yesterday’s lengthy blog post and did a word count — it ran over 1,600 (including a pair of rare f-bombs), a heft which shocked even me. I had a lot to say, I guess, and the words just kept coming. If I had an editor, I would’ve been reprimanded for such excess — but I don’t, so I wasn’t.
Anyway, my apologies. I’ll try not to do that too often.
And no, I still don’t know where it all comes from.
Looking back at the events of yesterday afternoon in Washington, I have to say that I’m not at all conflicted about what happened, based on what I know for sure. Details are still sketchy. Anecdotal accounts are many, contradictory and, to me, a distraction.
I’m not confident we’ll ever know the whole truth of that day. What I do know is that I’ve had it up to here with people telling us how upset they are, how troubling yesterday was to them, how they sat sobbing in front of the television, and on and on.
These are the same people who either were inexcusably silent, or cheered, or flat-out lied while mobs of entitled, racist thugs burned American cities, toppled statues and destroyed businesses. Now that the mob isn’t their mob, suddenly they’re all in a vapor for the future of the country.
“Please, this is not who we are as Americans!”
Please, kiss my ass.
As a matter of fact, this most definitely is who we are as Americans. We’re divided, thank goodness and at long last, and we’re pissed off. We’ve stopped answering calls for “unity,” issued by empty-headed shills who urge us to “come together as Americans.”
I have no interest in unity with those who seek to destroy America — and that includes the incoming president and anyone who voted for him. I will not come together with anyone who assaults essential Liberty, and I don’t give a good damn that we share a country of citizenship.
Thomas Jefferson, from a 1787 letter to William Stephens Smith, seems worth quoting here:
“…What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
As I said yesterday, in principle I’m not bothered by citizens storming the U.S. Capitol building. What annoys the shit out of me is that an ignorant mob did so under the cover of the Constitution, which they grossly misrepresented, driven by delusions and outright lies, presumably for a cause which their actions ultimately undermined, and at perhaps at the worst possible moment.
Let’s call it, gently now, exactly what it was — a world-class screwup. Miranda Devine wrote this today for Fox News:
“The storming of the U.S. Capitol… has bestowed the great gift of the moral high ground on the most undeserving people in the world: Joe Biden and the left. They now have a free pass to persecute their ideological enemies while enacting their pet cultural Marxist projects and changing this country irrevocably for the worst.”
That’s it. That’s the mess left to true Americans to clean up.
To close this today, I want to leave you with a question. First, think about what you saw unfold on Capitol Hill yesterday. Think about the anger — some expressed peacefully at the morning rally, some that moved a mob to breach the Capitol and vandalize offices and a legislative chamber.
Now, here’s my question:
Do you believe that any of those legislators — the ones who hid under their chamber desks, were instructed to don gas masks and eventually were evacuated — are sufficiently honest and self-aware to want to truly understand why these people were so pissed off?
I know what my answer is. Perhaps it’s the same as yours.
Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay calm. Stay sharp. Stay free.