Monday’s child is fair of face

Tuesday’s child is full of grace

Wednesday’s child is full of woe

Thursday’s child has far to go

Friday’s child is loving and giving

Saturday’s child works hard for a living

But a child that is born on the Sabbath

Is blithe and bonny, good and gay.”

Somewhere between the January 16 Tuesday Trump, who on live TV gave his “word” to “take the heat” and sign “any” deal brought to him by the Democratic and Republican leaders sitting with him in the oval office . . . and the Thursday, January 18, Trump-of-the-s*&#-hole rant . . . something happened.

By most accounts part, if not all of what “happened”, was more Willie Hortonesque ranting by anti-immigrant far right hard-liner and Presidential “advisor” Steve Miller, (nearly always wrong but never in doubt) who appears to have been the last man to whisper in the President’s ear on full-of-woe Wednesday.

From Thursday on no one (not even his own Senate Majority Leader) had any idea what Trump wanted, much less what (if anything) he would sign.

Thus, Thursday, the ill-received rant and then everyone, especially dreamers, sick people,  and nearly everyone who needed to be paid to do government work, with much farther to go.

A government shut-down followed, which, at press time, managed to embarrass even congress into yet another short-term can-kick.

Given the President’s abdication of interest, not to mention leadership in a situation in which Senators he despises saved him (and the country) from himself, perhaps he should just go ahead and abdicate officially.

Time is not on his side.

Indictments, subpoenas, guilty pleas, and good old-fashioned sinking-ship-leaving rats seem inexorably on their way to providing hard evidence of money laundering, obstruction of justice, mob ties, and other arguably criminal activity . . . not to mention (literally) thousands of self-inflicted examples of conduct unbecoming and triple-x rated

Madness.

Madness.