I’m waiting for Wendy to arrive to shine and polish the TomCat and help with other work, including the dreaded task. I shall finish this after she leaves. Then it’s time to meditate upon the Ellipsoid Orb. I’m still improving gradually.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 5:44 (average 6:42). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Is this based on a transcript? RESIST!!
From The New Yorker: Unimpressed by President Donald Trump’s sudden backtracking on his proposed elephant-trophy ban, elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia released a scathing official statement on Saturday, ominously warning Trump, “We don’t forget.”…
…“The decision to lift the trophy ban reeks of political expediency as it worst,” the elephants’ statement read.
The elephants also sent a strongly worded legal letter to the Republican National Committee, demanding that the G.O.P. immediately cease and desist using the elephants’ likenesses in Republican fund-raising appeals and all other materials.
They should never have said that, Andy. Trump wanted to kill them all just for fun, let alone over the image! RESIST!!
From NY Times: As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach.
This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, it’s striking that conservatives champion “family values” even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast, people in blue states don’t trumpet these family values but often seem to do a better job living them.
According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 32 states, those with the highest percentage of high school students who say they have had sex are Mississippi, Delaware, West Virginia, Alabama and Arkansas. All but Delaware voted Republican in the last presidential election.
Meanwhile, the five states with the lowest proportion of high school students who have had sex were New York, California, Maryland, Nebraska and Connecticut. All but Nebraska voted Democratic.
Most Republican pseudo-Christians preach piety and behave immorally. Most Democrats preach freedom and behave responsibly. RESIST!!