Yesterday I returned home on time and had enough time to get in my afternoon sleep, but I slept late and am running a little behind. I’m current with replies. Today, my stack of mail still awaits and is growing.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:48 (average 5:50). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From USA Today: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pushed back on Wednesday against fresh demands for U.S. military involvement in Syria to end President Bashar Assad’s deadly crackdown on his people.
"What doesn’t make sense is to take unilateral action right now," Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee about advising President Obama to dispatch U.S. forces.
This an excellent response to even more Republican warmongering. One reason the Republican Party loves war so much is that war is an ideal vehicle for transferring wealth from the poor and middle classes to the 1%.
From ABC: While the nation trained its attention on the top of the ticket in Ohio last night for the fierce and razor-thin battle between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, a similarly dramatic race played out two notches down the ballot.
Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher, that working-class icon of the 2008 presidential campaign, swapped his double-ended wrenches for congressional campaign yard signs and snagged the GOP nomination in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District Tuesday night.
What a joke! Marcy Kaptor is a virtual shoe in.
From Think Progress: The Utah legislature passed a bill (HB 363) yesterday that makes teaching sex education optional for schools and prohibits any instruction about homosexuality or the use of contraception. Parents will now have to opt their children in to such classes as opposed to having the option to opt-out, and the classes can only teach abstinence.
This is just one more example in the ongoing parade of Republicans enforcing ignorance.