I slept pretty well last night. Today is forecast for sunny weather and a seasonable high of 65°, but it is still muggy, currently 90%. Wendy is due soon. When she leaves at around Noon, I’ll check for French election results, and may add a second article.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:53 (average 4:48). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Seriously, now that we know the two are involved, it’s easy so see why Mika let herself play the weak token opponent all these years. Joe couldn’t stand up to a real Democrat. Apologies to those where SNL is blocked. RESIST!!
From NY Times: In a suburban Chicago district, Kelly Mazeski, a breast cancer survivor, used the day of the vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act to announce her House candidacy, vowing to make Representative Peter Roskam pay for his vote “to make Americans pay more and get less for their health care.”
In western New York, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul has stirred talk of a congressional race with her slashing criticism of Representative Chris Collins, who rallied fellow Republicans to vote for the health measure, then conceded in a national television interview that he had not read the bill.
And in suburban Philadelphia, Chrissy Houlahan, an Air Force veteran challenging Representative Ryan A. Costello, said she would make Mr. Costello’s decision to support the bill in committee, before opposing it on the floor, a central issue.
It is far too early to determine whether 2018 will bring a political wave, but the House’s approval of a deeply unpopular health care bill on Thursday has handed Democrats a potent line of attack for the midterm elections. While Republicans believe that fulfilling a seven-year promise on health care will energize their base next year, Democrats are anticipating a backlash that may put in jeopardy a Republican House majority that once seemed unshakable.
May this be the rope that hangs every House Republican! RESIST!!
From Daily Kos: Let’s all enjoy (and by enjoy, I mean RAGE, RAGE, RAGE about) Rep. Glenn Grothman mansplaining to a crowd of men and women at a town hall that he’s A-OK with voting to defund Planned Parenthood because women can simply get birth control and reproductive services at the pharmacy or even the grocery store! Cancer screenings? Meh. Quit your whining, ladies.
Barf Bag Alert!!
Click through for transcript. See the pig lie. Lie pig, lie. Why does the pig lie? The pig is a Republican. That’s why. Make the pig lie from an unemployment line! RESIST!!