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    Workers caught without gloves, Sushi eatery needs some plumbing help in this weeks Restaurant Ratings – WHNT News 19 - January 31, 2020 by admin

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    MADISON, Ala. - Two Greek eateries need to put the gloves on, and a sushi restaurant needs to call a plumber.

    Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe off Highway 72 in Madison was inspected on January 13. The inspector said the restaurant didn't have chlorine test strips. There was also no certified person on site. There was shredded cheese in the cooler at 49 degrees and an employee cutting cucumbers with bare hands. In a follow-up inspection, the problems were corrected. Taziki's scored a 79.

    I Love Sushi on Highway 72 was inspected on January 14. The inspector found chicken in a container on the prep table at 59 degrees, cabbage at 70 degrees, and beef in the reach-in cooler at 48 degrees. The inspector also said the maximum hot water in the men's bathroom sink was only 65 degrees. I Love Sushi scored an 86.

    Vinny's Greek and Indian Grill on Southside Square was inspected on January 9. The inspector said cooked steak tips and hummus made two days prior weren't properly dated. They also said a worker wasn't wearing gloves when dishing up a customer's food. Vinny's scored an 86.

    If you're coming to Scottsboro and you're hungry for some good BBQ, you may want to check out Holy Smokes BBQ. It's a cozy smokehouse near the tracks on Tupelo Pike.

    "I bought a smoker before we got married. And I started cooking after church," owner Barry Shelton said. "They kept saying, 'hey, you can sell this.'"

    Around eight years ago, Shelton quit his job as a truck driver and started focusing on good BBQ full time. He started serving out of a trailer, then moved into the old Gardner's Grocery Store, smoking ribs, brisket, pork, and chicken.

    "It's the people. I love talking to people. No matter where I go, I find someone to talk to," Shelton said.

    Shelton even cooks up three of his own sauces. In their last inspection, Holy Smokes scored a 94. Holy Smokes is open every day but Sunday.

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    Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning suggests Austin residents add water conservation to list of New Year’s resolutions – Yahoo Finance - January 31, 2020 by admin

    Leading area plumbing experts draw attention to mindful water use in 2020

    AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning, Austin's leading plumbing and HVAC specialist, urges homeowners to consider including water conservation on their list of New Year's resolutions for 2020.

    Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning owners, Sarah and Brad Casebier, are encouraging Austin residents to consider putting a focus on water conservation in 2020.

    This expert recommendation follows the October 2018 water crisis, when severe flooding limited the production of clean water and forced city officials to ask residents to reduce water usage.

    "Residents of Austin got a first-hand lesson in conservation in 2018," said Brad Casebier, president and founder of Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning. "Continuing to practice core daily habits could help prevent future shortages."

    Casebier says remembering these simple daily habits in 2020 will help homeowners keep their conservation resolution:

    Casebier points to both environmental and financial reasons for making water conservation a priority.

    "Homeowners pay around $70 per month for normal water consumption, which is between 80 and 100 gallons per day," Casebier said. "Using just 30 gallons less each day can save a household almost $40 a month. Even when we are not experiencing shortages, our water usage impacts our lives."

    Radiant's website offers resources for homeowners to educate themselves on some of the structural reasons behind water waste, such as undetected plumbing leaks.

    For more information about Radiant, please visit https://radiantplumbing.com/.

    About Radiant Plumbing andAir ConditioningRadiant Plumbing andAir Conditioning is an award-winning plumbing and HVAC specialist,offering premier home service to the greater Austin area. Radiant strives to be a model for local businesses by providingoutstanding customer experiences and some of the best jobs in Austin. Radiant also believes in giving back to the community through contributions tocharitable organizations involved in water safety and distribution. For more information visit https://radiantplumbing.comor call 512-263-9988.

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    Owners of Chuck Laverty & Son plumbing in Millbury laundered drug money while growing $6 million in marijuana – MassLive.com - January 31, 2020 by admin

    The owners of Chuck Laverty & Son Inc., a family-owned plumbing company in Millbury, were found guilty of drug and money laundering charges by a federal jury.

    The charges were filed against the family after authorities discovered $6 million in marijuana inside a Clinton warehouse in 2017.

    Thomas Laverty, 39, of Clinton and Charles Laverty, 63, of Millbury, were each convicted following a five-day trial of conspiring to cultivate more than 100 marijuana plants, conspiracy to launder money and cultivating marijuana and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

    Both will be sentenced on May 19, 2020.

    Charles Lavertys wife, Andrea Laverty, 63, of Millbury, pleaded guilty earlier this month to conspiring to cultivate marijuana and conspiring to launder money. She is scheduled to be sentenced on April 9, 2020.

    Authorities said the family used the business as a front for a large-scale marijuana operation.

    Every week, numerous Laverty & Son workers harvested 20 marijuana plants from the commercial warehouse, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. Workers then brought the harvested crop to the residence of Charles and Andrea Laverty to be dried, with a goal of producing 8 to 10 pounds of dried marijuana per week. The dried marijuana was sold by Charles Laverty in large quantities for approximately $2,400 per pound.

    Authorities executed a search warrant at a warehouse in Clinton on Oct. 17, 2017, which was attached to Thomas Lavertys residence, and the Millbury home of Charles and Andrea Laverty.

    Agents discovered the grow-house in Clinton, a grow-operation in Millbury and marijuana plants. The amount of marijuana discovered in the Clinton warehouse was worth about $6 million, authorities said.

    Authorities said there was a sophisticated grow operation in the Clinton warehouse with air-circulating machines, irrigation systems, plant food, indoor plant lighting and roughly 1,029 marijuana plants.

    Thomas Laverty also faces a charge of theft of government funds in connection to allegations he received SNAP benefits while concealing the money he earned from the marijuana business.

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    Details released in Mill Run standoff and assault on plumber – Uniontown Herald Standard - January 31, 2020 by admin

    Court documents revealed new details in the barricade situation in Mill Run Saturday which began with a call to a plumber for a flooded basement.

    Frank Hunter Bowers, 56, of Mill Run is being held without bail in Fayette County Prison on charges of theft, reckless burning, simple assault and terroristic threats. He was also charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of harassment for an alleged incident reported Friday in which he allegedly called a woman multiple times, leaving eight voicemails in four days including sexually inappropriate comments.

    According to the affidavit of probably cause, Bowers called Gillece Plumbing Saturday. Plumber Robb E. Clark arrived and became uneasy with the way Bowers was acting, so Clark told Bowers he needed to take a call in his truck, police said.

    Bowers allegedly grabbed Clark and shoved him toward his 1728 Route 381 home, but Clark broke away and ran toward his truck. As Clark tried to flee, police said, his truck got stuck in the mud.

    According to court paperwork, Bowers pounded on Clarks truck while threatening to kill him. Police said Clark managed to escape through the passenger side door and ran on foot, fearing Bowers would hurt him. From about 300 yards away, Clark reportedly observed Bowers taking items from his truck. He determined $15,000 in tools was stolen. State police responded to the scene and called a tow truck. They discovered Bowers allegedly tried to light Clarks truck on fire, noticing damage in the front seat.

    The state police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was called at about 2 p.m. after Bowers allegedly refused to come outside, because of a history of violence with police and other first responders. His criminal history includes attempting to disarm a trooper and a previous barricade situation.

    Within the last week, Bowers has had contact with members of (the Pennsylvania State Police) and related to them that he is in possession of firearms, specifically rifles with telescopic sights, that he has used to scope troopers who have responded to his residence without their knowledge, Trooper Jessica Zangla wrote in the affidavit.

    During the six-hour standoff, police called Bowers multiple times on the phone. Twice, he answered and said he was putting his shoes on and would be coming out, but never left the house. At another time, he went outside but failed to obey orders and went back in. The standoff ended without further incident at about 8:30 p.m.

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    Plumbing Fiasco At Off-Campus Apartment Plunges Temple University Students Into Disgusting Nightmare – CBS Philly - January 31, 2020 by admin

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Four Temple University students are stuck in the stink as theyre locked in a messy situation with their landlord. Its a plumbing fiasco that has plunged these Temple roommates into a disgusting nightmare.

    When I came home, it was very high in the toilet and the bathroom, Sydney Rebhun said.

    That was on Wednesday afternoon when sewage in their off-campus rental near 16th and Susquehanna Streets starting filling their tub and toilet.

    And then it started to overflow, Rebhun said.

    Rebhun and Dianne Rask are two of the four roommates who live in the unit.

    Rask, whose basement bedroom also filled with sewage, sent an email to the property owner shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

    All of my clothing and my books and everything in my bedroom were wet, Rask said. I had to throw them all away yesterday.

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    He didnt respond until nearly five hours later and the tenants say a plumber didnt arrive until the next morning.

    And it got worse. I feel like after the plumber came yesterday morning because it was literally splattered on the walls, Rebhun said.

    A spokesperson with Licenses and Inspections confirmed an inspector arrived at the home on Thursday afternoon and issued a violation to the owner for unclean conditions.

    The tenants say they need the apartment deep-cleaned and they reached out to CBS3 since they say the landlord would not confirm whether that would happen.

    After being hung up on the owners, Peter Lien and Abhi Patel finally agreed to speak to CBS3 on camera.

    Throughout the night, they sent me messages like this is my fault,Lien said. Like I should be doing this right now. But its after-hours. I cant get plumbers to come out 24/7.

    When told there were 24-hour plumbers, Lien said, Well, I dont know of any.

    Theyve promised to have the unit professionally deep-cleaned by this weekend.

    They say they have quotes from restoration companies and that theyre paying for the cleaning.

    A base cleaning has been completed at the apartment, but the owners say theyll hire a professional restoration company to do a deep-cleaning of the lower level by the weekend.

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    Ask the Builder: Plumbing technology has come a long way – The Spokesman-Review - January 31, 2020 by admin

    This is the first column in a series in which Id like to share with you how technology has helped improve building products. Ive worked in the residential construction industry for decades. In that time, Ive gotten a firsthand perspective on new products.

    Not all of them have worked out so well, and sometimes it takes several permutations until a manufacturer gets it right. The same thing goes for techniques. Early in my career, I spent years taking apart 100-year-old houses and was able to see how the old-school craftsmen built.

    Some of their methods are far better than the way things are done today. Ill share much of that with you in this series that will unfold as the year progresses.

    Today Id like to dive into plumbing. Its a system that causes consternation with many consumers because repairs can be costly. You might imagine that not much has changed in plumbing, given that pipes and fixtures are pretty simple, but youd be wrong.

    Lets start with simple advancements in drainage and water supply piping. Go back in time, and plumbers used cast iron, galvanized iron and copper for drain lines.

    In rare instances, theyd have to use a lead pipe to make certain drains work. The old cast iron was susceptible to leaks and cracks because of how it was made. Galvanized iron pipes would corrode and start to choke off with deposits causing clogs.

    Todays cast iron is spun cast and has a uniform wall thickness. You create leakproof joints in seconds with rubber gaskets and stainless-steel band clamps. Its the perfect material to use for vertical stacks in your home to prevent noise caused by water cascading down large-diameter vertical pipes.

    The plastics industry exploded in the 1960s, and codes permitted plastic drainpipes. Plastic drain lines perform well; Ive installed miles of it. Not long ago, it experienced another technology jump when it was made lighter than the first-generation plastic. You can buy foam-core plastic drain pipe now.

    Water supply lines many years ago were made using galvanized iron. These would suffer from corrosion and choke off, too. Copper became the standard, but here, too, plastic muscled its way into the marketplace. Imagine installing plastic water lines in a new home that have no joints or fittings.

    Its installed much like an electric cable. Thats what I did at my daughters new home. The only joints are in the mechanical room at a distribution manifold and the shut-off valve under a sink or where the pipe connects to a shower or tub valve.

    I installed all the water supply lines to four bathrooms, a kitchen and five outdoor hose bibs in less than four hours. Using traditional copper with hundreds of fittings, I might have gotten part of one bathroom done in that same amount of time.

    Copper water lines also have seen tremendous technological advancements. In a recent column, I shared with you the new fittings that require no solder. You can create a leak-proof joint in less than five seconds using fittings that contain a rubber O-ring. You cant imagine how much time these save. The best part is you never have to wonder if a soldered joint will leak.

    Accessory plumbing products also have seen changes. For years, the plumbing vent pipe flashing up on your roof has been made with a standard rubber that gets destroyed by the sun in just a few years and then starts to leak. You can now buy a vent-pipe flashing that has a superior siliconized rubber boot that might not be destroyed by the sun for five or more decades.

    Water supply lines that connect sink faucets, toilet tanks and washing machines to the water supply have seen changes. Not very long ago, plumbers had to bend soft copper tubes to make connections. Washing machines used old rubber hoses. Now you as a DIYer can use flexible hoses protected by braided stainless steel wire to make leakproof connections in seconds.

    Faucet manufacturers continue to make improvements with the cartridges that control the water flow when you turn a handle. I remember years ago having to change rubber washers inside faucets to stop drips.

    It used to take skill to change a washer to stop a faucet leak. Now you can stop faucet drips without calling a plumber. With the plethora of how-to videos on the internet, you can switch out a faucet cartridge faster than you might read this column.

    My advice to you, if using a brand-new product, is to read the installation instructions and be sure everything is being done correctly. Also, keep in mind that the first generation of new products might not have all the bugs worked out.

    If youre installing a product thats going to be hidden behind walls or under slabs, think about using one that has been around for several years so you dont become a statistic. Go with proven technology in these situations.

    Subscribe to Tim Carters free newsletter and listen to his podcast at askthebuilder.com.

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    5 Best Drain Snakes for Clogged Sinks, Showers, and Toilets – BobVila.com - January 31, 2020 by admin

    Potato peels down the kitchen sink. Loose hair swirling through the tub drain. The little plastic soldier your toddler gave a bath in the toilet. Clogs happen. When water isnt draining as quickly as it shouldor, worse, isnt draining at allyour first move could be a call to a plumber. But if youd prefer to save money, time, and aggravation, reach for a drain snake.

    Also called a plumbing snake or drain auger, this handy tool is simply a long, thick, flexible wire that snakes into drains and pipes to chew through clogs quickly and efficiently. But these blockage busters come in different types and sizes, depending on the recommended use. To help you choose and use the right drain snake, whether for a stopped-up toilet or a slow-moving sink, weve got the 411 on what to look forand rounded up the five best drain snakes recommended by plumbers and homeowners alike for effectiveness and ease of use.

    Drain snakes come in a few standard lengths and thicknesses. For the average homeowner who needs to unclog a sink, tub, or shower, a 25-foot cable between and 5/16 of an inch thick is sufficient to tackle common household issues. If you live in a multi-story home with bathrooms upstairs, look for a snake with a 50-foot cable capable of reaching clogs in longer pipes.

    For a more serious clog in your homes main water pipes, blockages further down the kitchen sink drain than your typical food clog, or problems with washing machine drainage, a tougher drain snake designed to handle larger pipes with bigger clogs is called for. Sometimes called medium drain machines, these powerful tools typically have a thicker cableoften inch in diameterand extend up to 75 feet to reach down deep into plumbing lines.

    There are two basic types of heads at the tip of a drain snakes cable: cutting heads and coil heads. Some drain snakes allow you to switch out the heads, but most have one fixed head.

    Most of the drain snakes used by the average homeowner have a small crank thats turned by hand to advance and retract the cable. These manual drain snakes are fine for occasional use around the house to unclog simple blockages in your kitchen or bathroom sink, tub, or toilet. If you expect to use your drain snake on a regular basis (perhaps you live in an older home with temperamental plumbing, or have family members unsure of what should not be put down the drain), or you need to tackle major clogs in water mains, downspouts, or washing machines, you might prefer the extra muscle and reduced hand strain of an electric drain snake. These tools advance and retract the cable at the push of a button, and power their way through very stubborn clogs. Youll pay for that oomph, however: As a general rule, while manual drain snakes are fairly inexpensive, youll pay three or four times that amount for an electric plumbing snake.

    Here are five drain snakes for a variety of uses that win rave reviews for getting the job done quickly and relatively easily.

    Whether the clog is in your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower drain, or tub drain, the RIDGID Power Spin can come to the rescue. Its manual crank sends the 25-foot, -inch cable twisting and turning its way down your pipes, while the screw-shaped head chews through semi-solid clogs and also catches and retrieves hair, paper, or other fibrous gunk. But if you want a little more power than a hand-crank can provide, just attach the drain snake to your power drill, and voila! Now its an electric plumbing snake. Reviewers praise its effectiveness and the convenience using it either manually or with a power drill.

    While almost any drain snake can clear clogs from a toilet, theres a risk of scratching or damaging the porcelain bowl in the process. Not so with the RIDGID K-3 Toilet Auger, which has a vinyl protective sheath over the metal cable to prevent unsightly scratches. This drain snake is also specifically designed for toilets: Position the rigid 30-inch tube inside the toilet so the rubber foot rests right at the bowls outlet, and then crank the three-foot cable down and through the twists and turns of the plumbing. The kink-resistant, super-flexible cable is long enough to reach simple blockages, and the bulbous coiled head easily breaks through soft clogs so they can flush away, but catches and retrieves more solid problems, including diapers, wadded toilet paper, flushed toys, and dropped jewelry. Pleased buyersnotethat it made quick work of busting through even stubborn clogs that plungers couldnt budge.

    One of the most common causes of slow-draining bathroom sinks and shower or tub drains is a wad of shed hair in the drainpipe. Luckily, the FlexiSnake Drain Weasel is designed to catch and retrieve balls of hair and gunk from a sink, shower,or tub drain. Crank the handle to send the 18-inch flexible snake down the drain and let its bristly tip, covered with micro-hooks, grab onto clumps of hair. Once the clog is gone, you can toss away the head of the snake (five replacement snake heads are included)no need to store a dirty, gunky tool. Reviewersrave about how effectively it works.

    Tough clogs require tough solutionsjust what youll get with the TACKLIFE Drain Auger. This battery-powered drain snake has enough muscle to push through all manner of clogs in pipes with widths between to three inches in diameter, which includes all types of sinks, tubs, showers, downspouts, and most garden irrigation systems. The cable is 25 feet long with a corkscrew-shaped head, and the lithium-ion battery charges quickly and remains charged until the job is done. Theres even a small LED work light at the base of the handleno need to hunt down a flashlight. Handy homeowners praise its ability to tackle clogs that otherwise would have required a plumbers services.

    When dealing with a clog beyond the reach of the typical drain snake, you need the extra length provided by the Cobra Products 50-Foot Drain Auger. Its flexible cable is -inch thick andits corkscrew head plows through most common obstructions. Be aware, however, thatmanually cranking an extra-long drain snake takes quite a bit of muscle and perseverance. Many reviewers mention their surprise athow well it conquered even tough clogs in both indoor and outdoor plumbing.

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    TDIndustries and Defeating the Peter Principle – Contractor - January 31, 2020 by admin

    For those who have never heard of it, the Peter Principle is a concept in management developed by Dr. Laurence J. Peter which basically states that people are promoted in a company organization until they reach their level of incompetence. An employee gets promoted based on their success at a job until they reach a position where they (paradoxically) are no longer good at the job; where the knowledge and skills that made them successful at their former position are just not what is required for success at their new position.

    It took business management leaders in America a long time to recognize this was happening (the book that introduced the principle to the world, The Peter Principle by Dr. Peter and Raymond Hull wasnt published until 1969) and still longer to address it, which is why the embrace of servant leadership by our Contractor of the Year, TDIndustries all the way back in 1972 is just one of the many remarkable things about the company. (You can read our full feature here.)

    On the company web site you can find a video that features Jack Lowe, Jr., son of company founder Jack Lowe, Sr. In it he talks about the companys turn to servant leadership, which came about after a series of company-wide, small-group meetings.

    In it he says, We discovered we were doing a lots of technical training, in plumbing or engineering or accounting or whatever it was, and no training in leadership. And as complicated as plumbing or accounting is, its nowhere near as complicated as people. So we were having people promoted to plumbing foreman because they were the best plumber or accounting manager because they were the best accountant, and they were failing, or having trouble. So we started leadership development built around servant leadership in the early seventies.

    Its a profound change of mind-set to see yourself, as a leader, through the eyes of your employees. To manage not as a disciplinarian or even really as a director, but as a teacher, a source of knowledge and experience, and above all as a role model; to have your success as a leader be more than the numbers on a spreadsheet, but instead be the growth and development of the people on your teamand hopefully setting them on the path as servant leaders in their own right.

    And its the perfect approach for an employee-owned company like TD, where everyone is a partner, all sharing in one another's successes which in aggregate become the companys success. The quality of the work TD performs for its clients is really a reflection of that company culture.

    Its a business model that extends outward, beyond TDIndustries to the wider community. With their work first to integrate and later support the local schools, with their work fighting homelessness in the Dallas area, with the time company partners spend volunteering, you can see how they have embraced the idea of community leadership through community service.

    The best part of working in the trade press is being able to shine a spotlight on those companies and individuals that are really doing amazing things for their clients, their employees, and their community. In that spirit, we are very proud to name TDIndustries our Contractor of the Year.

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    Plumber Q&A: Chandeliers are moving into the kitchen – The Union Leader - December 16, 2019 by admin

    Q: We plan a simple kitchen update by changing things like the faucet and cabinet hardware. Along that line, is there anything else you can suggest to give our kitchen a fresh look without getting into a complicated install?

    Betsy, Washington state

    A: When you mentioned changing out your kitchen faucet, that gave me a good idea.

    A hot trend right now is installing a modern-looking kitchen chandelier with hints of antique styling. This type of lighting fixture design usually lends itself to most kitchen layouts.

    Kitchen chandeliers have become so popular that some faucet manufacturers have started to market the chandeliers with metal finishes that perfectly match the kitchen faucet. So if your present electrical setup can adapt to this type of light fixture, a new kitchen chandelier can really brighten up your mornings.

    Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book Ed Del Grandes House Call, the host of TV and Internet shows and a LEED green associate.

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    CELIA RIVENBARK: Plumbing the depths of why I write so much about Trump – StarNewsOnline.com - December 16, 2019 by admin

    To those of you who wonder (often using your outdoor voice, by the way) why I write so often about President Trump, let me give you a hint: He recently said Americans have to flush the toilet 10 to 15 times because modern, low-flush toilets dont work. This problem, which exists only inside Trumps tortured noggin, is what keeps the leader of the free world up at night. Toilets. That dont work. Except they do. Really well.

    For those of you who missed it, let me explain. Trump went on one of his patented weird out-of-body ramblings the other day in which he said, Were looking very strongly at sinks and showers ... people are flushing toilets 10, 15 times, as opposed to onceyou cant wash your hands so little water comes out ... you have many states where they have so much water, it comes down its called rain.

    Yes, friends, thats the President of the United States on water, rain and how dirty his hands are. But lets not talk about Ukraine right now. Those of us who pay close attention to Trumps tirades are used to his proclamations of something being very strongly looked into and usually we just snicker and move on, but this? This created not a snicker but a full-on face-plant into some pretty decent penne with vodka sauce. Which is to say, do not listen to Trump while eating because its a choking hazard.

    I feel that very strongly.

    Trump, in remarks to a Small Business Roundtable at the White House last week added this gem regarding showers: You turn the faucet onand you dont get any waterwater comes dripping out, very quietly, dripping out.

    Do what?

    Sorry. What I meant to say was DO WHAAAAAT?????

    Look, I get it. Water pressure is awesome. I stayed at an Air BnB recently where the shower pressure could best be described as old man spitting onto sidewalk every 30 seconds. But generally, this is pretty rare.

    What on earth is he trying to flush because please understand: If Trump gets all emo about a bigly problem, its something that personally affects him on the daily. Only things that cause Trump even a hint of personal woe are all that matter to him.

    If it causes you pain in your daily life, well, thats not going to make the cut in Trumpland. Say you have your food stamps slashed to the point you have to feed the kids mustard sandwiches for dinner, well, thats a you problem. Which means it doesnt really matter to him. Besides, he needs that money to pay for his dumb wall that doesnt work.

    One wag suggested Trump is probably upset at how many flushes it takes to get the entire Constitution down the drain. Indeed.

    In light of his weird water theories, how can I NOT write about this president? In the immortal words of that great mafia kingpin, Michael Corleone, Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

    Wilmingtons Celia Rivenbark is a NYT-bestselling author and columnist. Visit http://www.celiarivenbark.com.

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