I’m running late, because I overslept again. I’m current with replies. I hope to get something up tomorrow, before leaving for my volunteer day in prison.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:24 (average 4:41). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: 7 Facts About Our Veterans That Will Shock The Hell Out Of You
They deserve so much better. If you have Republican legislators, tell them to stop blocking increases in Veterans’ benefits.
From NY Times: And then there’s the matter of the “fiscal cliff.”
Contrary to the way it’s often portrayed, the looming prospect of spending cuts and tax increases isn’t a fiscal crisis. It is, instead, a political crisis brought on by the G.O.P.’s attempt to take the economy hostage. And just to be clear, the danger for next year is not that the deficit will be too large but that it will be too small, and hence plunge America back into recession.
Krugman is spot-on as always.
From National Monitor: America has elected its first black president for an historic first second time,” said comedian Stephen Colbert on election night. While this was cause for celebration for many Americans, for some Americans it was a chance to prove that this country still struggles with racism. In response to numerous anti-Obama rants, geographers at Floating Sheep created a map of which states sent the most racist post-election tweets.
Needless to say deep red states sleazed worse than the rest.