Welcome to the penultimate episode of Election2016 With a Vengeance. Tomorrow should be more of an epilogue than an action sequence. Scratch that. It had better be more of an epilogue than an action sequence.
The deep and bitter divisions in society right now seem to have reached simmering point, and have in no small way been helped along over the years by talking heads on both sides of the spectrum some of whom now seem to regret ratcheting up animosity and resentment in their audiences. For more on this, check out the two articles linked in Sean Carroll’s tweet.
If I wish anything from my place on the eastern edge of the Atlantic Ocean, I hope that next week, and more importantly next year, the USA has a government that strives to function as best it can to serve its people effectively, rather than return to the Cold War style of blockading everything they possibly can to stymie the efforts of their ideological opponents to govern.
If you’ve had enough of this sort of stuff – and who can blame you – here are some soothing kittens:
And here’s a dog who truly understands the meaning of the word Priorities.
Over in Dobrzyn, Hili has a Cunning Plan.
Hili: These hazelnuts must be put on the window sill.
Hili: There was a red squirrel there in the morning. It might come back.
Hili: Te laskowe orzechy trzeba wystawić za okno.
Hili: Była tam dziś ruda wiewiórka, może wróci.
We have two bonus appearances this morning from felid friends of Jerry.
Leon: Do you have something for me?
Carol sends this in on Gus.
We’ve emptied the water out of the pond for the winter but somebody still wants to drink from it…