Today I’m feeding a few people in my building, who cannot afford Christmas dinner, but they are doing a lot of the work this time. I’m current with replies. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow. May your Christmas holiday be everything you wish it to be.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:50 (average 5:26). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From NY Times: Links on the Medal of Honor [a violent video game] site allowed visitors to click through on the Web sites of the game’s partners and peruse their catalogs.
“It was almost like a virtual showroom for guns,” said Ryan Smith, who contributes to the Gameological Society, an online gaming magazine. After Mr. Smith and other gaming enthusiasts criticized the site, Electronic Arts disabled the links, saying it had been unaware of them.
The video game industry was drawn into the national debate about gun violence last week when the National Rifle Association accused producers of violent games and movies of helping to incite the type of mass shooting that recently left 20 children and six adults dead at a school in Newtown, Conn… [emphasis added]
I find it totally hypocritical that the gun industry’s hired shill, the NRA, blames violent video games at the same time they support the games with their advertising dollars.
From YouTube: A Very Republican Christmas
This video was posted to YouTube a year ago by the NRA. Need I say more?
From The New Yorker: Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) released the following holiday letter to the American people:
Dear American People:
It’s Speaker Boehner here, writing my first and last ever holiday letter to you. Why am I doing this after all of these years, you might ask? Well, I won’t mince words. I’ve started drinking a little early this Christmas.
Somehow I suspect that Agent Orange has done so every Christmas, but this year, I don’t blame him. If I had his caucus, so would I.