Yesterday I saw my Cardiologist, and she said that my heart passed with flying colors. My left ventricular ejection fraction was 75% at rest and under stress. She thinks the extra beats and tachycardia are completely due to reduced O2 from my COPD. Unfortunately the COPD remained severe yesterday and the heat exceeded the forecast, so I am still way behind on sleep and feeling it. I caught up on replies, but did not answer most individually. Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:07 (average 4:22). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: We Really Wish We Hadn’t Won This Gold Medal
Prison is both the most expensive and the least effective method of corrections, a lesson both parties need to learn.
From NY Times: As four flag-draped coffins bearing the bodies of the Americans killed in Libya arrived in the United States on Friday, new details emerged of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s final hours, alone, locked in a smoke-filled room in a diplomatic mission under siege.
In a solemn ceremony at Joint Base Andrews outside the capital, President Obama said the victims “laid down their lives for us all” and vowed to honor their memory by never retreating from the world.
How very sad! Thoughts and prayers for the families, please.
From Alternet: Romney immigration adviser and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is considering banning President Barack Obama from the ballot in his state this fall for a lack of sufficient proof that he was born in the United States.
He and his colleagues on the Kansas’s Objections Board will decide Monday whether to accept the birther-based attempt to debilitate Obama’s re-election. The move was prompted by a Kansas resident’s written complaint that Obama may be lying about where he was born.
I understand that it has been called off, but for such Teabuggery to be pushed by a campaign advisor to a presidential nominee is inexcusable.
And he is the least moral and most irresolute of the bunch.