This was an interesting article at the Washington Post:
Just days after Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana, the intensifying presidential campaign arrived in full force Friday as Mitt Romney toured damaged areas, his visit drawing attacks from several leading Democrats who said his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, had tried to block disaster relief funds last fall.
The White House announced Friday that President Obama would visit the area on Monday, moving both campaigns more deeply into the politics of disaster relief. It’s an issue that once tripped up President George W. Bush, who was pilloried for his reaction to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
Otherwise, I'm preparing for the weekend.
And dreaming of November. After the election, we're going to be shopping for a new fridge. We have the money now so what's the hold up? It's now September. That means voter registration, early voting, debates, etc.
For me, it means nothing. But Cedric (my husband) is a Democrat. And he works very hard this time of year giving his time on all of that. So from now until the election day, there will be no extra tasks added unless the fridge breaks down.
If it does, I'm going to Best Buy and buying the first one I like.
What's the problem with this fridge.
I can't stand it.
It came with the house. They said it worked well -- it did -- and offered to leave it. That was nice. But I also suspect the wife was thinking, "I don't want that s**ty fridge."
It is a nightmare.
Yes it works in keeping things cold. But forget the freezer.
You open the fridge door and inside at the top is the freezer with a crappy plastic door. And the thing doesn't self de-frost. So every three months, I have to defrost.
'Oh, poor baby.'
I'm defrosting right now at 4:30 in the morning. I started the defrosting yesterday at 6:00 a.m.
Not only does it take forever, not only do I have to do this every three months but in the last weeks before I find time for defrosting, we can't use the freezer because of the ice build up. We can't even close the damn door.
It is a nightmare and if this breaks before the election, Cedric's jokes he's going to think I broke it. He may be right because I cannot stand this. I hate this fridge. Nearly 24 hours the fridge has been off -- with the door open! And still the damn thing is not defrosted.
Hope your morning is going better.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"