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May the Flood Be With You:P

It's three days ahead of Star Wars Day, but let's be clear: April is over.  Except the "showers" part.

I had court (aka "First of Five") this morning, avoiding most of the downpour, but it came and found me when I stopped out for lunch. Then, just as I got ready to leave at the end of the day, it really started coming down, water leaking through the lawyer's office window adjacent to mine and thunder and hail joining in. By the time I finally got up the two major highways leading home, on my turn into this subdivision I found the first street in to be completely flooded. Of course, I "found" this only after I was about ten feet into the brink. I somehow kept my wits and my engine power and got home to a relatively dry inside. As of a few minutes ago, it appears God is keeping His promise and we won't have to build another Ark:



In between dodging downpours, not a bad day getting things done. I cleared a long-bothersome project off my desk; picked up a piece of business that could be majorly good, majorly trouble or both; and moved a Stupid Early appointment from Friday morning in Rochester to tomorrow afternoon here. Plus both Third and Fourth of Five have decent chances of being resolved before their Wednesday and Thursday respectivelies.  Borg, Schmorg.
 
And in between those in-betweens, I got to read about a hitherto-untold version of the story of the American Civil War:

“I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’ People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”
— Donald Trump

Narrator: The Civil War, if you think about it, why?

Sad fiddle music begins to play.

Yes, this is the story of that conflict as told by Ken Burns (or at least as imagined Ken would have told it, riffed by the WaPo blogger who fooled the Cheeto into putting one of her parody pieces onto the whitehouse.gov website back in March).

Given his sympathies for the losing cause, the biggest surprise is that he didn't refer to it as the "War Against Northern Aggression." But then, those are bigly words with lots of syllables. Probably want to make sure he learns his colors first.



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