I’m writing for tomorrow and meditating lightly to the game in the background. Of course, I’m really waiting for the Broncos worship, may the holy light of the Ellipsoid Orb bless them. When this posts, the results will be posted below. The natives were quiet late last night, and I actually got some sleep.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:06 (average 5:26). To do it, click here. How did you do?
The so-called ‘best defense in the league’ never knocked Manning down!
From NY Times: …Economists see it the same way, concerned that joblessness lasting more than six months is a major factor preventing people from getting rehired, with potentially grave consequences for tens of millions of Americans.
The long-term jobless, after all, tend to be in poorer health, and to have higher rates of suicide and strained family relations. Even the children of the long-term unemployed see lower earnings down the road.
The consequences are grave for the country, too: lost production, increased social spending, decreased tax revenue and slower growth. Policy makers and academics are now asking whether an improving economy might absorb those workers in time to prevent long-term economic damage.
This underlines why we need government to do what business can’t or won’t. A big public works project, like FDR’s CCC, would not only rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, so desperately in need of repair, but also, put people back to work in a way that removes the stigma of long term unemployment.
From Alternet: “Historian” David Barton: True Christian soldiers wouldn’t have PTSD.
Atheism is apparently a problem in the military, too. Because if soldiers were true Christians, they would not feel bad about killing enemies and sometimes non-combatants. They would not come home traumatized and have all these psychological problems.
Christian “historian” David Barton, the one who blamed Typhoon Haiyan on women having legal abortions, celebrated Veteran’s Day by criticizing veterans who feel at all guilty for what they do on the battlefield. If they read their Bible, he and televangelist Kenneth Copeland agreed on Believer’s Voice of Victory, they’d read in Numbers 32 that soldiers “shall return and be guiltless before the Lord” and that means that they wouldn’t have PTSD.
“You don’t take drugs to get rid of it, it doesn’t take psychology; that promise right there will get rid of it,” Copeland said.
When you go to war God’s way, Barton chimed in, “not only are you guiltless for having done that, you’re esteemed.”
So, get it together veterans!
Aside from being typical of how Republicans support veterans, this InsaniTEA From Fartin’ Barton is just one of ten deranged dispatches by the Republican wackosphere, from just last week. Click through for the other nine.
From Crooks and Liars: CNN on Saturday filled nearly ten minutes of airtime by discussing how President Barack Obama was like crack-smoking Toronto Rob Ford.
"The Most Trusted Name in News" began the segment with a split-screen image of Obama and Ford. The network then likened Obama’s recent admission that he was "not a perfect man" because of the health care reform roll-out to Ford’s insistence that he did not have oral sex with a staffer.
Republicans will spread that ridiculous screenshot far and wide. Comparing Obama to Ford (R-Canada) is patently absurd. I say again, CNN needs to be renamed Faux Noise, Jr.