I’m writing for tomorrow, day 131. Because I overslept I was up most of the night last night, so I slept late this morning and have behind all day. Research was tough, as we enter Labor Day weekend.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:20 (average 4:31). To do it, click here. How did you do?
As the Broncos dined on Cowboy meat, preseason came to an end. Regular season starts next week as the Packers and Seachickens square on Thursday night. Players, if you have players from either of those teams, make sure your lineup is set by Thursday morning: if not, by Saturday night. Folks who wish to follow our league, Lefty Blog Friends, are welcome to do so. Click through. The TomCat Teabag Trashers are ready to rock!
From The New Yorker: Across the United States on Wednesday, a heated national debate began on the extremely complex issue of children firing military weapons.
“Every now and then, the nation debates an issue that is so complicated and tricky it defies easy answers,” says pollster Davis Logsdon. “Letting small children fire automatic weapons is such an issue.”
Logsdon says that the thorny controversy is reminiscent of another ongoing national debate, about whether it is a good idea to load a car with dynamite and drive it into a tree.
“Many Americans think it’s a terrible idea, but others believe that with the correct supervision, it’s perfectly fine,” he says. “Who’s to say who’s right?”
Similar, he says, is the national debate about using a flamethrower indoors. “There has been a long and contentious national conversation about this,” he says. “It’s another tough one.”
I’m afraid Andy hit the bullseye with this one.
From Daily Kos: “The worst day of my political life was when President George W. Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law in the early part of his first Administration.” – Mitch McConnell
This is just one of seven disturbing Republican comment from Summit of Republicans who suck … never mind. Click through for the other six. As for Bought Bitch Mitch, may that soon become the second worst day of his life.
From Upworthy: By now, some of you are thinking, "Man, I’m so tired of hearing about Ferguson." I see it in my comments all the time. But rather than explain to you why I think that’s not the best thing to say, I’m gonna let Jon Stewart do it. He’s way more eloquent than me. And he smashes pretty much every argument you might have about why we need to keep talking in an eloquent manner.
What could I possibly add to that? Bingo!