For those of you who have not been following my daily Personal Updates, I’m on what I hope is the trailing edge of the nastiest flu I’ve had, since I was hospitalized in 2013. Now I’m going tin try to ease myself back into a normal writing schedule. I don’t know how long that will take, and I’m still well short of 100%, so please bear with me. There will be no Monthly Report this month.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:41 (average 5:16). To di it, click here. How did you do?
From The New Yorker: In a history-making decision, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana has signed into law a bill that officially recognizes stupidity as a religion.
Pence said that he hoped the law would protect millions of state residents “who, like me, have been practicing this religion passionately for years.”
The bill would grant politicians like Pence the right to observe their faith freely, even if their practice of stupidity costs the state billions of dollars.
Andy, ‘stupidity’ is also known as Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christianity.
From Upworthy: Here’s your Hot Planet 101, courtesy of NASA. Take a minute to watch it, then we’ll see how it’s affecting life on earth right now.
Very well said. No wonder Republicans want to slash NASA’s funding.
From Daily Kos: I was inspired by Molly Weasley’s diary of the other day, A few products to boycott from Indiana. After combing through the items on the pages she linked I came up with 5 common items from Indiana that are probably used by Kossaks which we should be boycotting in the wake of SB 101.
Clabber Girl Baking Powder
Nestle: Nesquik, CoffeeMate, Boost
Red Gold canned tomato products
Bar Keepers Friend
Eli Lilly (hard to boycott if you need their meds. Go generic?)
The way to the simulation of a corporate heart is through their revenues.