I’m back from my errand, and the apartment is beginning to heat up. I’m worn out from the heat, so I am limiting myself to this Open Thread.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:04 (average 4:37). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Upworthy (H/T Pat from Care2 and the UK):
I’m not at all surprised that this generated hate mail from Republicans, Banksters and vulture capitalists. That is how they normally respond to the truth. It’s interesting that highly inequitable distribution of wealth actually contributes to the drive for Republicans to make it even more inequitable.
From NY Times: Individuals buying health insurance on their own will see their premiums tumble next year in New York State as changes under the federal health care law take effect, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday.
State insurance regulators say they have approved rates for 2014 that are at least 50 percent lower on average than those currently available in New York. Beginning in October, individuals in New York City who now pay $1,000 a month or more for coverage will be able to shop for health insurance for as little as $308 monthly. With federal subsidies, the cost will be even lower.
What they won’t get is the RepubliCare Death Benefit or the free coat hanger for women.
From Right Wing Watch: Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies is warning House Republicans that a third party may emerge if they don’t block immigration reform. While speaking to Sandy Rios of the American Family Association yesterday, Krikorian maintained that while it is right for Republicans to “fear” that “amnesty and increased immigration will import lots of Democratic voters,” the more immediate problem for the GOP is a third party.
Republicans, please pay attention to this wise man. A third party is clearly the path for Republicans to follow… in my wildest wet dream!