If feels good to have a full set of articles today. I’m current with replies. Tomorrow appears routine.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:45 (average 4:55). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: If Corporations Were Honest: How Exxon Feels About Our Children
I don’t think Exxon hates them, per se. It’s more that, in their lust for profit, human suffering is not important enough to be considered. It is sad that they own a political party.
From LA Times: Faced with regular barrages of gunfire, officers confronting suspected killer Christopher Dorner lobbed incendiary tear gas into the cabin where Dorner allegedly was holed up, said law enforcement officials with knowledge of the situation.
The cabin caught on fire and authorities believe Dorner was burned inside. [now confirmed]
I hate to say this, but it’s hard to think of many high publicity, barricaded fugitives that were not burned out by authorities, beginning with Black Panthers in the 1960s. Incendiary tear gas should not be used.
From NY Times: Mr. Rubio is a rising star, to such an extent that Time magazine put him on its cover, calling him “The Republican Savior.” What we learned Tuesday, however, was that zombie economic ideas have eaten his brain.
In case you’re wondering, a zombie idea is a proposition that has been thoroughly refuted by analysis and evidence, and should be dead — but won’t stay dead because it serves a political purpose, appeals to prejudices, or both. The classic zombie idea in U.S. political discourse is the notion that tax cuts for the wealthy pay for themselves, but there are many more. And, as I said, when it comes to economics it appears that Mr. Rubio’s mind is zombie-infested.
Paul Krugman could not be more spot-on. The ‘Republican Savior’ demonstrated that he could not even pass Bottle Feeding 101.