After spending most of yesterday manufacturing ZZZZZZs, I feel almost human again and ready to start a new month. I’m current with replies. Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb. Sadly my Broncos’ meditation with the Bucs will not be televised.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:46 (average 5:41). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: Rachel Maddow On How The Republican Party Hasn’t Learned One Damned Thing
Let S = what Republicans say. Let D = what Republicans do. S – D = ∞.
From NY Times: Israel is moving forward with development of Jewish settlements in a contentious area east of Jerusalem, defying the United States by advancing a project that has long been condemned by Washington as effectively dooming any prospect of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A day after the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to upgrade the status of the Palestinians, a senior Israeli official said the government would pursue “preliminary zoning and planning preparations” for a development that would separate the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem from Jerusalem. If such a project were to go beyond blueprints, it could prevent the creation of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.
What stronger indication could there be that the intent of the Netanyahu government is to default on their treaty obligations and pursue a one state solution?
From Washington Post: Details of Obama’s opening bid leaked Thursday, and the president drove home its central message at a campaign-like rally in Pennsylvania Frida: He’s refusing to budge on top tax rates for the wealthiest Americans, and he’s refusing to make significant preemptive concessions to Republicans. Republicans have spent the last 24 hours or so howling in protest.
“It’s not acceptable to me, and I don’t think it’s acceptable to you, for just a handful of Republicans in Congress to hold middle-class tax cuts hostage simply because they don’t want tax rates on upper-income folks to go up,” Obama said outside a toy factory in Hatfield, Pa.
Dang! What audacity!! How dare he act as though he won the election!!!