Sort of reminds me of what the definition of "is," is. LOL.
Diane Feinstein seems to be truly conflicted on this whole thing; in her heart, I think, she knows the right thing to do, but peer pressure is another thing. My hunch is she will compromise, taking ten crucial Democratic votes with her -- the compromise will be to shut down the government over the weekend when it doesn't matter; hope the stock market crashes Monday, and the polling scares the GOP, but regardless of what happens Monday, will vote to extend temporary funding by the end of the week.
The interesting thing is that, except for Yogi Bear and a few park rangers, not one American will even notice. (Federal workers that don't show up for worker will just assume it's a paid vacation [history tells us that in these situations, all Federal workers will get backpay)].
If the shutdown lasts longer than Monday, the mainstream media will be going nuts but the rest of America will go on as usual, except, of course, those who had planned to visit Yellowstone Park.
This would be payback for the 16-day government shutdown under President Obama.
Davos: January 23 - 26, 2018. Trump will be in Davos during the shutdown -- exactly perfect for those wanting to embarrass Trump. The Senate may simply say they will re-address the funding issue when the president gets back form Davos. President Trump will address the body on the last day, I believe, January 26.
It should be an interesting week on CNBC next week.
The Only Thing That Separates The Brits From Americans: The Language
In Britain, A Supersonic Passenger Plane Is Called A "Train"
From The Daily Star,
New York-London passenger flight goes ‘SUPERSONIC’ in record-breaking trip A PASSENGER plane has set a new world record for the fastest ever transatlantic flight after going “supersonic”. this screenshot:
The dizzying speeds of Concorde made a shock comeback on Monday when a Norwegian flight topped the speed of sound.
It zoomed from New York to London at a mind-blowing 776 mph and took just five hours and 13 minutes – almost a whole hour quicker.
And after touching down at Gatwick and shaving 53 minutes off the flight duration, the pilot then revealed: “We could have flown faster.”
Captain van Dam said: “We were actually in the air for just over five hours and if it had not been for forecasted turbulence at lower altitude, we could have flown even faster.”Then this, captured in a screenshot:
In California we have a "bullet train" in the planning stages; in Britain, they already have a trans-Atlantic "supersonic train."
I can't make this stuff up.