Natural Selection

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Tim Eagan)

In other news, Bloomberg first reported this morning that New York state prosecutors have prepared a package of charges for Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort in the event that Trump pardons him.

Meanwhile, House Democrats have introduced a resolution to oppose Trump's emergency declaration to build a border wall. The resolution will be passed on Tuesday.

Finally, an internal report prepared by the Coast Guard says the service lost nearly 30 years of collective maintenance hours to Trump's month-long government shutdown.

Internal documents obtained by The New York Times show that the Coast Guard’s ship maintenance command lost at least 7,456 productive workdays — or 28.5 years’ worth of workdays — as a direct result of the partial shutdown, which furloughed 6,400 civilian employees.

The service also noted a “domino effect” that has caused delays in repairs and maintenance on its roughly 200 aircraft, which, in turn, could keep them from being immediately available. [...]

The number of aircraft across the Coast Guard deemed “not mission capable” doubled to 10 percent of the aircraft, from 5 percent. Twenty-five aircraft — roughly 12 percent of the Coast Guard fleet — that are under maintenance have had their completion dates pushed back a total of 277 days.

Have a good weekend.

  • katanahamon

    In other stupid news, the snake oil internet people sham conspiracy hucksters are touting hydrogen peroxide as a cure all. Yeah..the same stuff that when ingested can degrade to oxygen gas, infiltrate the digestive tract and liver and cause death, if you’re lucky to not stop along the way of stroke, liver failure, etc. I can tell you personally that even the old advice of using it as a skin/mouth disinfectant is being recalled. I applied it to my foot after surgery and it negatively affected healing, leaving me open to a plain staph infection..I could have lost the foot. Stay away from hydrogen peroxide..tell others. (Soaking tomato seeds for germination is one of the few things that’s good..look up that particular research..just stay away from any human application..)

  • Aynwrong

    Knowing that there are people within the federal and certain state governments that are essentially preparing failsafe measures to make sure that no one simply walks because the lascivious cheese doodle plays the pardon card gives me a good deal of comfort.

    • katanahamon

      Yeah..right up until Rump the Chump himself pardons a bunch of ppl then walks himself…or he strokes out or has a fatal heart attack and still gets away with everything just like he has for 70 years…

  • Nefercat

    Yabbut this means nothing because trump’s obsession with his vanity wall is proof that he cares about the nation’s safety and security, unlike those sissies in the Coast Guard. All they need is a little can-do attitude and a little less whining and they can get caught right up, amirite?