I planned on writing this yesterday, as usual, but today, day 81, is already here. I just ran out of day before I ran out of work I needed to complete. Now I have to rush as I need to rise early to get to physical therapy. I researched a second article, but was not happy with it. I trashed it and planned to look for another, but this will have to be it for today. Tomorrow will depend on how well I hold up being out and about on a 90°+ day.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:40 (average 6:13). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Upworthy: You would think it would be tough for comedian Hari Kondabolu to tie all of these things together in this snappy comedy set on "Conan," but he takes you from Seattle to China to the Garden of Eden like a boss. There’s something for everyone in this, but I personally like it all. What do you think?
In that chess game, the Republican white pawns would try to impeach the black king.
From Daily Kos: I should have known the moment Sarah Palin turned her "attention," generously speaking, to the swelling ranks of refugees at the border that America’s Dumbest Congressman would outdo whatever half-formed conspiracy theory she brought to the party. According to actual congressperson Louie Gohmert, who is a Texas Republican because that goes without saying at this point, immigrant children are flooding across the border to secretly vote for Demmycrats.
Warning: Barf Bag Alert!!
On a scale of one to ten, Louie "Go Go Goose-step" Gohmert is crazy!
From TPM: Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) on Wednesday downplayed the horrible conditions in U.S. Border Patrol detention centers by describing all of the supposed benefits undocumented immigrants are receiving there.
"They belong back with their families. When you look at the lovely way they’re getting treated — they’re getting free health care, free housing, you know, they’re watching the World Cup on big screen TVs," he said on Sean Hannity’s radio show, as recorded by the Huffington Post.
However, photos of the detention centers show immigrants crammed together sitting on cement floors and benches, and locked up in holding cells. Photos provided to the Houston Chronicle by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) show some of the depressing conditions that undocumented immigrants are living in.
Obama has instructed the courts to move child refugees to the head of the line for determination of their refugee status and asked Congress to pass immigration reform and to fund help for the children. Republicans talk of caring for them, but most of their elected officials, like Neugebarfer scream to send them back to the gangs and blame what the gangs do on Obama.