Natural Selection

Written by SK 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.