Nov 062013
 

I’m writing for tomorrow and waiting to see election results.  I sure hope the Cooch screws the pooch!

Update:  I just heard some news on the new digs, and I have to take some updated financial info in tomorrow, and have a meeting with the Resident Services Manager next Wednesday, so it looks like I just be moving late in the month.  However, that puts me in a big rush tonight, and writing for Thursday may be limited.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:49 (average 4:43).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Report:

Scores

9Scores

I’m amazed my subs did that well!

Standings:

9Standings

I’m trailing one damn tough team by two games!

Short Takes:

From YouTube: Rachel Tore Idiot a New One!!

Of course you remember that the Southern Avenger was featured here in Republicans on Parade. A couple days ago, I was willing to entertain the possibility that Idiot, Son of Idiot, Named after Idiot did not know, but the scope, frequency and depth of his plagiarism demonstrates clearly that it was his intent.

From Washington Post: As some Republicans in Congress push to scale back and otherwise reform entitlement programs, a pair of liberal senators are pushing to expand one of the programs — Social Security.

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) are spearheading the effort, which they say would increase benefits for all Social Security beneficiaries by about $70 per month, change the cost-of-living calculation for benefits, and increase the amount that the wealthiest Americans pay into the program.

Social Security taxes are currently capped at the first $113,700 of someone's income. Brown and Harkin say the tax increase would help sustain the program, which is solvent but is on track for significant deficits in future decades.

Kudos to Brown and Harkin! It's about time someone took a proactive approach instead of playing defense all the time! Scrap the cap!!

From Raw Story: Kentucky’s Republican U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul will attempt to attach a national anti-union “right to work” law to the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) — the federal law designed to provide workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. According to WGDB’s Roll Call, the Senate is expected to begin debate on ENDA this week.

Right to work laws are laws that prohibit employers and workers from entering into contracts mandating union membership for any profession, from nurses to police officers to auto workers. States with right to work laws generally feature fewer protections for workers. The laws typically weaken workers’ position to bargain with employers by reducing union membership and stripping away the power of collective bargaining.

Do Bought Bitch Mitch and Idiot, Son of Idiot, Named after Idiot actually think that the Dems will give away Labor's legitimate rights? Not this year!!

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I should have made that three.

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  12 Responses to “Open Thread–11/6/2013”

  1. The Lexington Herald Leader and the other journals sound surprisingly on the ball – they want to know what this  mendacious individual really believes – though I suppose that might be only because their politics are one way – but at least someone is asking him to be definitive.  This whole imbroglio reminds me of those occasions in sitcoms where someone famous says 'I've got a book coming out tomorrow – I'm looking forward to reading it to see what I think!'

    God bless Senators Brown and Harkin for trying to help the poor – at last someone in power is trying to help them!

     

  2. I do hope all goes well with the new apartment TC – I've been praying about it but didn't like to ask…

  3. ~ 5:37

    looks like I just be moving late in the month.

     

    Good luck TC

    Doctor Senator Rand Paul, your character speaks for itself… :mrgreen:

  4. 3:57  My crab caught me instead of the other way around.

    • 4{33 I was getting dizzy. The water looked like it was moving. this a;ways happens to me on docks.

    • 3:16  I have been jigging for cod many times but never from a dock.  It appears though that I might have landed the 'big one'!

  5. 4:39, hope the title doesn't mean the British are back.

    Best of the best on getting your new apartment!!!!

    While looking up the third Senator's name I discovered Idiot son of Idion has lost his WT column:  http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/washington-times-ends-rand-pauls-column-after-plagiarism

    Yes, Brown is another on my "ten-off-the-top-of my head" list.  I am really glad he is getting behind this, or should I say in front of it, since he is leading.  Begich proposed a bill too but I gather Harkin's is better?  Or possibly more passable?  While looking up Begich's name, besides the item above, I found this:  http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/liberals-dance-on-the-grand-bargains-grave and the URL says it all, doesn't it?

    I surely hope you are right about the "Right to Work" rider.  With so many blue dog Democrats seemingly willing to give away the farm, with us on it, I wish  had your confidence.

    I'm sure there have been other good Republicans hidden in the depths of the party from time to time, but as far as getting elected to anything – yup.

  6. Having been gone recently for three weeks, I was going to ask for an update on the apartment situation after the elections – so this is perfect timing.

    Sounds like things are slowly falling into place.  Please, do keep us posted of any new news.

     

  7. Good luck getting the new apartment. You need to get away from where you are now.

    YouTube ~ Hooray for Rachel!

    Washington Post ~ I must sign at least 5 petitions a week in support of their efforts. God bless them, indeed!!!

    Raw Story ~ Oh, for God's sake! Those idiots are a waste of oxygen.

     

  8. I am still embarrassed that he got elected in Ky.  The Lexington Herald Leader has never let up on him, but they are considered a "liberal rag" by a lot of Kentuckians, guess that is why it is my favorite paper.

  9. Sorry, forgot to finish.  I am not surprised that McConnell and Paul are trying to sneak in this crummy law, it works to the advantage of their campaign contributors.

  10. Puzzle — 3:16  I have been jigging for cod many times but never from a dock.  It appears though that I might have landed the 'big one'!

    Rachel Maddow — For all his protestations as a Washington Weenie for people to take personal responsibility for themselves, I guess Idiot, son of Idiot named after Idiot does not think he should be held to that same level of personal responsibility.  "Unfair"?  "Casting aspersions"?  It seems to me that the sole person responsibile is Paul himself.  He was caught in a series of lies.  Paul seems to have committed seppuku without a second.  I wonder if any university papers should be looked at more closely?

    Washington Post — Scrap the cap in both Canada and the US.  For Canada, 

    "The Canada Revenue Agency announced today [01/11/13] that the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2014 will be $52,500—up from $51,100 in 2013. …

    Contributors who earn more than $52,500 in 2014 are not required or permitted to make additional contributions to the CPP."

    So the cap in the US is higher, but still . . .  SCRAP THE CAP!

    Raw Story — Absolutely outrageous!  Burying crap like right to work legislation in ENDA is pure bull shit!  Haper and his harlots held the Conservative Conference this past week/weekend in Calgary and one of the topics up for discussion was right to work legislation similar to the US.  In our constitution, we have the freedom of association which is the freedom to organise unions and be part of a union.  Now I know that the US has wording too in the constitution, but it is, in my opinion not as strong.  Still, this makes it clear that the Conservatives are out to trash the constitution, as are the Republicanus/Teabaggers in the US.  Given Harper's proclivity for burying legislation in onibus bills, our non Conservative legislators must be very attentive.  Even still, the Conservatives have a majority.  If this happens, and with a non functioning Senate of political appointees, this is too likely to be be rubber stamped!  ARRGGGHHHH!!!!!

    Cartoon — Abe Lincoln is spinning, as Terrie would say, 'Linda Blair style' in his grave.  Government "of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." surely seems a long way off anymore.