I’m feeling somewhat better today. I’m current with replies, albeit in brief manner. Tomorrow I’m feeding people in my building, who are too poor to have Thanksgiving dinner. I’m providing all the food, and they are helping do some of the cooking, so I will have three articles at most then.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:02 (average 4:58). To do it click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: Soledad O’Brien Makes This Guy Repeat Himself Until His Bullsh_t Sounds Dumb Even To Him
While I think CNN is right-biased overall, I have to admire Soledad’s bulldog tenacity, as mush as I disrespect Republican Bullshitology.
From NY Times: In a new turn in the scandals swirling around Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper outpost, prosecutors said on Tuesday that two former top executives would be charged with paying bribes of up to $160,000 to public officials, in addition to several earlier charges against them.
The Crown Prosecution Service identified the onetime aides as Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, both of whom have had close personal or professional ties to Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr. Cameron hired Mr. Coulson as his director of communications while in opposition and kept him on after coming to power in the 2010 elections.
The Tories appear to be in bed with Murdoch’s criminal activities, as I’m sure Republicans are here. We need more investigation on this side of the pond.
From Alternet: How Vulture Capitalists Killed the Twinkie
The demise of Hostess is a story of management that boosted its own salaries, while failing to make agreed payments into workers’ pension funds.
I strongly encourage you to click through to this extensive article that explains in detail how the failure of Hostess is a textbook example of Vulture Capitalism, similar to Bain. Republicans support Vulture Capitalism by wanting less regulation of Vulture Capitalists, when more is clearly needed.
The Republican Party was more honest back then.