I’m writing for tomorrow and listening to news coverage of the Reynolds High School Shooting a few miles away (see lead article). I had a long talk with the Director of Public Relations at my Medical Equipment Company. She took responsibility and admitted that there was absolutely no reason they could now have waited until next month for by blood O2 levels. In future they will send a med-tech here to get them, which they should have done this time. The woman who overstepped her authority and acted so imperiously to my doctor’s assistant is in trouble. Tomorrow is grocery delivery day, and I have lots of cleaning to do. Day 51.
I’m overjoyed to announce that Eric Cantor (R-VA) has been TEAbuggered! A Bagger beat him ion the primary!! It is the first time a sitting Majority was defeated in a primary since 1899. Bratt said he won because of Republican Supply-side Jesus (the polar opposite of the real Jesus) and ran on hatred for Latinos. Hid Democrat opponent and he are professors at the same college, and the Dem is more popular among the students than the Bagger, but the district is one of the most heavily Gerrymandered in the country, so engineered to protect Cantor. No doubt Cantor will become a well paid lobbyist.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:58 (average 5:26). To do it click here. How did you do?
From The New Yorker: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) ripped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” today, telling reporters, “I read it, and honestly, I didn’t find anything in it worth plagiarizing.”
Calling the new book “disappointing,” Sen. Paul said, “I read a lot of books, and it’s rare that I don’t find a passage or two to lift here or there. I just read the second Harry Potter book and I thought there was some dialogue of Voldemort’s that could work well in my stump speech. But this Hillary book? Nada.”
Hillary’s book must really be horrid. Before this, nobody had ever written anything so bad that Idiot, Son of Idiot, Named after Idiot wouldn’t steal it!
From Daily Kos: A new poll by Lake Research Partners finds some reasons for that. Walmart’s reputation is suffering among consumers, with 28 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of Walmart, compared to just 13 percent unfavorable for Target and just six percent unfavorable for Costco. Walmart’s low wages and bad treatment of its workers are registering on shoppers; just 27 percent say that "treats its employees well" is a good description of Walmart, while 42 percent say it is not. The numbers are even more skewed when people are asked if "well paid employees" applies to Walmart. And those views of the company are affecting how much people shop at its stores.
That’s great news. I can summarize my Wal-Fart shopping advice in one word: DON’T!
From NY Times: He is a Democrat in a marquee Senate race, pressed by a strong Republican in a state with a challenging political environment. So when a new proposal to limit power plant emissions was seen as posing a threat to allies of the Obama administration, Senator Mark Udall of Colorado acted quickly: He embraced the plan.
“Coloradans have seen firsthand the harmful effects of climate change, including severe drought, record wildfires and reduced snowpack,” Mr. Udall said in a statement shortly after the Environmental Protection Agency plan was made public last week. “The E.P.A.’s draft rule is a good start, and I will fight to ensure it complements the work we have already done in Colorado and provides states the flexibility they need to make it successful.”
The E.P.A. proposal to reduce carbon pollution from power plants was deemed a political gift from the Obama administration to Republicans running for Senate seats in the coal-producing states of Kentucky and West Virginia, and an anchor around the necks of their Democratic opponents. Elsewhere, the threat of higher electricity bills and Republican attacks about another federal power grab were supposed to send Democrats scurrying for cover and distance from the White House.
But Mr. Udall’s example shows that not all Democrats look at it that way.
Kudos to Mark Udall. The way to seal with opposition to the plan is to expose the Republican lies on which all such opposition is based.