Yesterday I was so tired that, after I posted the Open Thread, my eyes did not open again until mid afternoon. I’m feeling a bit better, so I’m back. I’m current with replies. Tomorrow appears routine.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:17 (average 5:20). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: WHOA: A Former Fox News Reporter Airs Fox’s Dirty Laundry
Time and time again, Fox News has continued to push Republican propaganda, even after their own reporters have discovered it is not true. Note that, while slanted to the left, MSNBC opinion shows are fact based, but Fox’s are lie based. Fox News’ credibility just doesn’t exist anymore. No wonder I call Faux Noise the Republican Ministry of Propaganda.
From The New Yorker: Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has issued the following letter to the citizens of the world:
Dear World People:
For decades, North Korea was threatened by hostile foes with nuclear weapons. With our safety constantly at risk from violent intruders, we asked: How can we possibly defend ourselves? In the immortal words of my dad, the glorious Kim Jong-il: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.”
I sleep safely at night knowing that a loaded nuclear silo is as close as the launch button on my nightstand. And now I understand what Dad, in his genius, instinctively knew: that the world will not be truly safe until every nation has nuclear weapons.
As soon as Wayne LaPierre announced his support for Kim’s right to bear nukes, Kim immediately joined the NRA. I bet he invites Ted Nugent to tour North Korea.
From MSNBC: Why Republican’s Are Threatening Themselves
Obama laid out a progressive course of action that is so popular, that any time Republicans obstruct any part of it, they set themselves up for more rejection by American voters. They have trapped themselves. They have to be all for the 1% or they lose the money, without which they cannot survive. They have to be all for the racists, bigots, homophobes, misogynists, and Supply-side pseudo-Christians, or they lose their entire base, without which they cannot survive.