Dude, you’ve had a crappy week, there’s no two ways about it.
The good news is you’ve proven yourself a true Democrat. In other words, your “friends” are doing their best to help you snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. If that’s not Democratic I don’t know what is.
That said, I would like to offer some wisdom. I’m helpful that way. You can thank me later.
There are many places here in Austin in which one may gain important insights. Chief among them is, of course, the men’s bathroom wall at the Texas Chili Parlor.
That’s where you can find what you seem to be most in need of these days, the problem-solving flow chart.