I/m trying to get done early today for the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb. I’m current with replies. Tomorrow I’ll be doing preparation for Tuesday’s volunteer work in prison, but plan to blog normally before doing so.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:01 (average 3:56). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: National Petition To The President And Congress: Invest In Jobs, Not Cuts
The 2012 elections are over, and the American people have spoken. We voted for strengthening the middle class and putting people back to work—not for job-killing budget cuts and attacks on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Voters rejected cutting Social Security, health care and education to pay for tax breaks for the rich. “We’re all in this together” defeated “You’re on your own.”
As you face urgent budget decisions over the next two months, you must keep the election results in mind and resist budget cuts that slow our economy and hurt families. The best way to reduce the deficit is to put people back to work and get our economy going again. That’s why we are calling on national leaders from both parties to stand up for the middle class and demand that any budget agreement:
Asks all Americans to pay their fair share of taxes. The Bush tax cuts for people making more than $250,000 a year must not be extended. We need to grow the economy from the middle out, not the top down.
Please click through, read the rest, and sign.
From LA Times: But for conservatives who identify with the tea party, one emotion seemed to dominate all others: a white-hot anger at the Republican establishment. Tea party supporters are angry at the GOP for embracing as its presidential nominee a "moderate" like Romney. For undermining "true conservative" candidates. And for "choosing to ignore" the conservative agenda.
Geez! They just never learn. Thou shalt not commit Teabuggery!
From NY Times: On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose.
Their party lost, badly, Mr. Boehner said, and while Republicans would still control the House and would continue to staunchly oppose tax rate increases as Congress grapples with the impending fiscal battle, they had to avoid the nasty showdowns that marked so much of the last two years.
On one shoulder sits Agent Orange. On the other sits the rabid, bloodthirsty Republican base. Who do you thing the goose-steppers will listen to?