Have you been hearing lots of lies about the present crisis of governing in the United States? I thought so. Here, most of them are debunked, and the talking points routed and turned on their heads. Yes, we are being lied to, fluently, shamelessly, and repeatedly.
I apologize for that political interlude. I'll try not to let it happen again soon. Budgets generally bore me, even when it's my money, and I would rather talk about greater and more interesting issues here. Nor do I want to alienate anyone over politics. But I do detest lies and hypocrisy above 8.5 or so on the Richter scale. And earthquakes, like elections, have consequences.