Kickass, the doorstop dog, sympathizes with the keeper as the predicted spate of ugly wintery Wisconsin weather is being blamed on him for having taken the snowplow off his tractor. In his defense, the keeper said it was into the second week of April before he made the snowplow move, and there had been a day or two when you could actually go outside without earmuffs and mittens, but in retrospect he admits to having done a foolish thing. In making amends, he thought briefly of putting the snowplow back on the tractor, but that would simply rile up that element of his base that thinks he can control the weather by doing dumb things. They are the ones who wear the “Make It Winter Again” hats and wave Hillary placards while chanting “Lock her up–in an ice fishing shanty.” The keeper says he plans to follow the example set in Wash. DC and purge everyone from his life who has any common sense or decency, except Phyllis who says she and the keeper will be spending next winter in Arizona.
(See billstokesauthor.com for more Kickass and news of the novel MARGARET’S WAR.)