This Sunday didn’t start off well – with an e-mail from Tom Cotton, the alleged person who is supposed to be representing me in the U.S. Senate. He was very proud to tell me “great news.” Thanks to his direct intervention with U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price, the peace of mind of the good citizens of Royal, Arkansas (west of Hot Springs) will no longer be disturbed by the specter of unaccompanied “illegal-immigrant” children – that’s right, unaccompanied children – being housed at a nearby defunct Job Corps center. Cotton praises the good citizens of Royal for their “vigilance” in driving out this terrible threat. This, Cotton says, “will help keep Arkansas families safe.”
I circulated this outrage to my political colleagues. In response, one of them has offered to find out where those poor children have been shunted off to, to send them care packages.
This person responds to outrage with generosity. I myself tend to stay seething in outrage. Maybe I can learn something here.
In other news, spring started about a month early this year, thanks to the summery February we’ve been having. On Saturday, February 11th, it was 81 degrees F. here. And it’s not just here. This has been the hottest February on record in hundreds of years — all over the U.S.A, in Britain, and 90.5 degrees F. in New Delhi.
So of course this had to happen.
Here’s Bugs wanting to go back inside, after colliding with the shock of sub-30 degree weather.
He does ask nicely, though, when I take his picture instead.
And here’s Barney.
Our latest clicker-training gambit is jumping up on top of Nelson’s Column and then spinning around in a tight circle.
Anything to stop brooding about the political situation.