I’m writing for tomorrow, the beginning of the new month. Since this building is all adults, I hopefully will have spent my Halloween as Rip van Winkle.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:06 (average 5:16). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) excoriated Congressman Tim Griffin (R-AR) and Republicans over their intransigence on Obamacare. He reminded them that they did not like President Bush’s new drug program. They had valid objections. The donut hole and lack of negotiating on drug prices were serious flaws. Democrats in the end helped make the program work.
The following exchange was beautiful to watch.
Kudos to Bill Pascrell! That's telling the difference between governing and sedition like it is!!
From NY Times: State officials in Alabama have agreed to throw out major provisions of that state’s unjust immigration law. The agreement, which was announced Tuesday and awaits a federal judge’s approval, resolves lawsuits brought by civil-rights groups, churches and the Justice Department against the statute, H.B. 56, the most extreme attempt by any state to harass and expel immigrants.
Under the proposed settlement, the state acknowledges, among other things, that requiring public schools to determine students’ immigration status violates equal protection and that criminalizing efforts by day laborers to look for work violates the First Amendment. It further states that making it a crime for immigrants to fail to carry their papers, making it illegal for anyone to “conceal, harbor or shield” unauthorized immigrants, and invalidating any contracts that these immigrants sign are all unlawful intrusions into federal authority over immigration.
The settlement also includes an important check on racial profiling: an acknowledgment that state and local police cannot detain anyone merely on suspicion of being in the country illegally.
A win for the good guys over Republican racism!
From YouTube: Rachel Interviewed Leg Hound Harry
I disagree with him on two points. He said Cruz represents everything America is against. While that is true, I would extend that thought to the Republican Party politicians, propagandists and pundits as a whole. Also, he let Coburn off far too easy.