I’m still feeling quite ill, but it’s a new month and I’m swamped. It’s a grocery delivery day, and I have a Monthly Report and a new poll to prepare. I did get some sleep, but need more. The record heat wave goes on and on and on.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:43 (average 5:34). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Fantasy Football Recruiting:
We still need one or two new players for Lefty Blog Friends, our fantasy football league. We’re trying to get Viv in, but are not sure if it will support her smart phone. How about you? For more information, click here.
From Upworthy: A man with a headache walks into a hospital and is whisked into the rigmarole of American health care. He’s floored by what he learns at the end of his visit. Hint: It isn’t his diagnosis. It’s his hospital bill.
Now that the battle for the ACA is won, it’s time grow it into Medicare for all.
From National Popular Vote: TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT A NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
Oregon is ignored in presidential races by both parties because candidates have no reason to pay attention to the concerns of voters in states where they are comfortably ahead or hopelessly behind. Presidential campaigns are conducted in only about 9 closely divided "battleground" states — making Oregon and most other states into mere "spectators" to the presidential election.
Tell your State Legislators to support the National Popular Vote Bill. The bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. This would make every vote equal throughout the United States. That, in turn, would ensure that every Oregon voter would matter in every presidential election.
Click Through to find the National Popular Vote project in your state. Oregonians, click through to contact your legislators.
From MSNBC: Chris Christie political bridge burning haunts him for 2016
Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about how New Jersey governor Chris Christie made enemies of his fellow Republicans during the Romney campaign and now works from a deficit for 2016.
Rachel leaves no stone unturned here. For the effect of PIGnocchio boarding the Clown Car, see below.