The last couple days have been extremely hectic. On Thursday I went to my Prosthetist, Amanda and got new shoes. They were a little loose, but I figured they were workable, as I broke them in. I lay down to rest for a couple hours after I returned home and published. I found out that, when my foot is up and not in a shoe, it gets smaller. When I put the shoe on to get up for supper, and transferred from my bed to my wheelchair, hopping with my walker, my foot came out of my shoe, and I almost fell. The new shoes have to go back. ARGH! My appointment with Megan was interrupted by a fire drill at Providence Professional Plaza, and they evacuated a large six floor medical building, myself included. Megan cleared me for surgery, and I returned home at around 4:30. I’m very, very tired, but surviving medical mahem.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:00 (average 4:59). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Barf Bag Alert!!
Any pastor has always been able to speak out and say that he or she supports a particular candidate. The Johnson Amendment never prevented that, nor was it intended to. What it did prevent is a pastor ordering his church to support a candidate or using the church’s tax exempt facilities for the benefit of a candidate. That should remain a violation of 501(c)(3). I don’t mind paying a little more in taxes so churches’ tax exemption helps pay for the charitable work some churches do. I do mind helping them fund political activities, especially ones I oppose. RESIST!!
From Daily Kos: The House Republicans tried to exempt themselves from Trumpcare and the reaction was so angry and so bad that they had to abandon the effort. But that example wasn’t enough to deter Mitch McConnell.
Senate Republicans included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from part of their latest health care plan.
This exemption could have the effect of ensuring that members of Congress have coverage for a wider array of benefits than other Americans who purchase their own coverage.
If RepubliCare becomes law, which I doubt, the Republicans that pass it should be the first to experience the RepubliCare Death Benefit: if you can’t pay, you get to die! RESIST!!
From Washington Post: The White House on Thursday made public a trove of emails it received from voters offering comment on its Election Integrity Commission. The commission drew widespread criticism when it emerged into public view by asking for personal information, including addresses, partial social security numbers and party affiliation, on every voter in the country.
It further outraged voters by planning to post that information publicly.
Voters directed that outrage toward the Trump White House and the voter commission, often using profanity-laced language in the 112 pages of emails released this week.
Just as Trump and his Republican Rectum Reich released these emails from voters, you can be sure that the Republican so-called Election Integrity Commission will either publish voters’ personal information, or forward it to Putin’s FSB (formerly KGB). RESIST!!