I went over to the old place again today, and I looked for the lizard. He wasn't there, perhaps because his home had been eliminated... so I went back to the pictures I took yesterday when he was there and I found this one that I got very close up. He is a monster if you look closely. He is enough of a monster to scare the living daylight out of just about anybody... when seen up close.
Before I went over to look for the lizard, I sat at the new home and watched President-elect Trump and his vice president, the two of them made a special trip to the Carrier plant in Indiana, as they lied through their teeth about "the deal" the President-elect made with Carrier. The President's lie extended to what he is promising to America when he actually steps into the role of president. The untruth was the President-elect's story, a matter of nearly three hundred people who will join the other large group of people who will not have jobs when the company moves everybody but eight hundred (not the 1100, President-elect Trump said) whose jobs will be saved for at least the present time. The company still move a great many jobs (but not the people who now have the jobs) to Mexico... Perhaps as many as 2400 jobs will be lost in Indiana. What the President-elect didn't say was that the deal he made with-for Carrier will cost the government, which is all of us, a huge amount of money in taxes that won't be paid by Carrier to say nothing of the value to the company of the publicity all over America that Carrier got by hosting the President-elect and the vice President at their plant in Indiana.
This new President is a showman who says one thing then does another. We are going to see a different Donald Trump in his role as President when he moves into the White House in January. As he fills his cabinet and the other jobs in Washington that a new President has the responsibility to fill, we are already seeing something very different from what he described when he was campaigning. Stay tuned for more of the same to come.