I was happy to have my shower yesterday, but sad to see that Wendy is having a hard time. As the responsible one in the family, she’s stuck with all the work that follows her sister’s passing and all the sorrow that attends that work. She told me she appreciates your hugs, prayers, and greetings. Please continue.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:19 (average 5:51). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Fantasy Football Update:
I am unable to find a replacement for Pam in our fantasy football league, so on Monday Night, I’m going to go in as Manager and drop all her players. They will be available to claim on waivers on Tuesday. After this weekend, all teams playing her empty team will win.
It’s cute, but the red is nowhere near as hateful as it is in reality. RESIST!!
From The New Yorker: In an I.Q.-test tournament devised by Donald Trump to determine the smartest person in his Administration, Trump suffered a humiliating defeat on Tuesday, getting knocked out in the first round by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Trump had personally created the brackets for the tournament, which he had hoped would lead to an I.Q.-championship showdown between him and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
“He was determined to face Betsy in the first round,” a White House source said of Trump. “He thought it would be like a bye week.”
Trump was stung by DeVos’s upset win, however, and lashed out at the I.Q. test itself, calling it both “fake” and “rigged,” according to the source.
Dang, Andy! That sounds like straight reporting to me! RESIST!!
From NY Times: President Trump said on Wednesday that he intended to name Kirstjen Nielsen, a top White House aide, to lead the Department of Homeland Security, elevating a former homeland security official in the George W. Bush administration who has lately worked to impose order in Mr. Trump’s chaotic West Wing.
Mr. Trump announced his choice in a statement that noted Ms. Nielsen’s “extensive professional experience in the areas of homeland security policy and strategy, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure and emergency management.” She is the first nominee for the homeland security post who had served in the department, according to the statement.
If confirmed, Ms. Nielsen would replace John F. Kelly, who was homeland security secretary until he left in July to serve as the White House chief of staff and bring discipline and direction to a West Wing plagued by disorganization and infighting. Mr. Kelly had drafted Ms. Nielsen to be his chief of staff at the Homeland Security department, and when the president plucked him for the White House, he brought her as his No. 2.
I understand that several long term Homeland Security employees are talking about quitting if Nielson is confirmed. In her previous posting to Homeland Security, during the Bush Reich, she helped Crawford Caligula botch his Katrina response. In spite of that high level of incompetence, she may be the piddle pervert’s most qualified appointee yet. RESIST!!