Sep 302016

I have time to do a little more than I thought I would, but this is still today’s only article from me.  I’ll publish it after I return from my appointment with Megan.  I leave in an hour.

I’m back.  My 30 minute appointment took only 5 hours.  Megan agreed that I was right to discontinue Cymbalta and is putting me on Lyrica next.  It should come in mid-week, and I can take Gabapentin in the meantime.  I am sooooo pooped!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:52 (average 5:51).  To do it, click here. How did you do?

Short Takes:

From KP Daily Funnies: Colbert takes on Gary Johnson


What a fool! Jill Stein is smarter, but still has no chance to win. It’s too bad she’s in Putin’s (R-RU) pocket for his pro-Trump propaganda.

From The New Yorker: Asked at a town-hall meeting on Wednesday to name his favorite foreign leader, the Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson seemed stumped at first before finally responding, “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

The host of the town hall, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, initially appeared taken aback by Johnson’s answer, but the former New Mexico governor went on to defend it vigorously.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi Master, Chris,” Johnson said. “More than anyone else, he taught me that the Force is already strong with me.”

LOL Andy, but you and Colbert are after widdle Gary?!!? The SPCI is going to get you both!!  That’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Imbeciles!!

From Daily Kos: PBS and The Huffington Post have uncovered video evidence of Donald Trump’s long-held beliefs that he (and people like him) are genetically superior:

Barf Bag Alert!!


Do you know of anyone else with similar views on Eugenics? Do you remember what happened?



Originally published 9/30/2011.  Still just as valid today, if not more so.

Sep 302016

With all the sniffling Trump did throughout the entire debate, Dr. Howard Dean raised a reasonable question.

While I personally think it's not only doubtful (Trump doesn't even drink), I think it was a distraction from a stellar performance by Hillary.  But other folks agreed with Dean.

And even more graphically …

Several times Trump whined about how "nasty" Hillary's ads have been.  Not only does this prove that Irony is dead in the Trump camp, but that Trump doesn't even remember what he's said.

One thing that was very striking and indicative of Trump's incredible misogyny and bullying is how often he interrupted both Hillary and Moderator Lester Holt

Time magazine actually did a more accurate analysis based on the actual transcript of the debate – and it shows Trump interrupted them FIFTY-FIVE TIMES!

But whatever the count, if you had "Interruptions" as part of your evening's Drinking Game, well …

Hillary brought up Trump's stiffing not only the working middle class people – to which Betty F*ckin' White [Sorry – no "Blue Star" – so not THAT Betty White, but still funny] offers a great suggestion:

But also stiffing all American patriotic citizens by not paying his taxes – which Trump brags "It makes me smart"

And of course Trump tried to counter with the mendacious claim that Hillary lacks "stamina"

And of course …

At first I was upset that Lester Holt didn't take charge as moderator.  But then I thought, even though Lester is a registered republican – boy, letting Trump expose himself as a misogynistic, idiotic bully is great. 

And Holt dealt with the abuse in his own way, unique way …

But Trump, despite praising a fellow republican after the debate now claims that Lester rigged them.  So it's not surprising that Trump actually refused to shake the Moderator's hand post-debate – very sad …

And of course NBC's republican sycophant Chuck Todd had to find SOMETHING to complain about with Hillary – so he said she was "Over-Prepared"

Ahhh, Chucky – she's running for PRESIDENT!  Do you think Chucky would ever complain that his surgeon was "Over-Prepared"?

And then the Reviews started rolling in. 

Hell, even the republicans realized Trump got trampled:

The "Best Pithy Review Award" has got to go to Jerry Springer:

"Best Advice to Trump Supporters Award" goes to the Lawrence, KS (home of the U of Kansas) Police Dept.:

"Best Straightforward Review Award" goes to Alexandra Petri:

"Best Final Word of Advice Award" goes to Hillary:

And thanks to Hillary's now famous "Shoulder Shimmy"


It's now made even more enjoyable thanks to Shaq and a cat …



More Buzzing!

 Posted by at 1:21 pm  Politics
Sep 292016

Samantha Bee never fails to entertain, especially when she gets to go after Rump Dump Trump, so I have three short clips from last night that I found on The Samantha Bee Channel.  I suggest you move your coffee away from your computer.  Now, if you spray your screen, it’s not my fault.

Debate Watchers


I agree with the Trump drink. Hillary’s gays were comic. Trump’s deplorables were pathetic.

Advice She Didn’t Ask For


While hilarious, Sam is spot-on!  Media sure has a different standard for a woman, don’t they?

Dancing Near the Stars


I can’t wait to see her next week.

I hoped you enjoyed these as much as I did.

Sep 292016

Getting my Lift permit renewed this morning took ten minutes.  Factoring-in waiting for rides, it took three and a half hours.  ARGH!!  I’m very tired, but as the effects of the Cymbalta are starting to wear off, I’m feeling a bit more human, and I know tomorrow’s appointment with Megan will limit me to a Personal Update.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:50 (average 4:44).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos: PPP has put up a number of tweets this morning, which can be seen here

The descriptive story is here from which we learn

Colorado    4-way  Clinton 46, Trump 40, Johnson 6, Stein 2
                     2-way  Clinton 51, Trump 44

Florida        4-way  Clinton 45, Trump 43, Johnson 3, Stein 1
                      2-way   Clinton 48, Trump 45

North Carolina     4-way  Clinton 44, Trump 42, Johnson 7
                      2-way   Clinton 49, Trump 45

Pennsylvania       4-way Clinton 45, Trump 39, Johnson 6, Stein 2
                       2-way Clinton 49, Trump 44

Virginia                4-way  Clinton 46, Trump 40, Johnson 7, Stein 1
                       2-way  Clinton 49, Trump 43

Further, they polled who won the debate, in each case it was Clinton

CO  53-31
FL   52-35
NC  53-31
PA  51-32
VA  54-30

That’s great news for America, especially since it shows a shift in support away from the minor candidates, whose candidacies help Trump.

From NY Times: Congress averted a government shutdown Wednesday as the Senate and then the House approved a short-term spending bill, allowing lawmakers to avoid a crisis and return home to campaign.

The stopgap spending bill, which would fund the government through Dec. 9, had been ensnarled in a debate over financing for the lead-tainted water system in Flint, Mich.

But an agreement between congressional leaders late Tuesday — which would authorize aid for Flint as part of separate legislation for water infrastructure projects — appeared to ameliorate Democratic concerns, clearing the way for the Senate to pass the spending bill, 72 to 26. The House followed suit late Wednesday, approving the measure 342 to 85.

I’m glad a government shutdown was avoided, but I am skeptical of any measure that includes the Democratic benefits as part of future legislation, especially when Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) oppose it. I am skeptical,because of the Republican track record for honoring agreements: virtually never.

From Think Progress: Donald Trump’s campaign manager appeared to unwittingly confirm an explosive Newsweek story on Thursday, telling ABC’s The View that a Trump company did indeed spend money in Cuba in 1998, in violation of a longstanding U.S. embargo that Trump has vociferously defended.

Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald reported on Thursday that Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts spent at least $68,000 in 1998 in Cuba, “at a time when the corporate expenditure of even a penny in the Caribbean country was prohibited without U.S. government approval.” The story notes that “with Trump’s knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm.” After the consultants traveled to Cuba and spent the funds, the consultants instructed Trump’s company on “how to make it appear legal by linking it after the fact to a charitable effort.”

As I have opposed the embargo of Cuba for many years, I would have supported doing business with that nation as an act of civil disobedience, as Michael Moore did, but Trump violating the law, at the same time that he campaigns to reinstate the embargo, is both hypocritical and criminal. It should disqualify his candidacy without further ado.




Colbert Serves Trump Rump

 Posted by at 1:19 pm  Politics
Sep 282016

Since the last couple days have been so intense, I figured that it was time for some comic relief.  Enjoy!

Colbert: The Terrifying Reason Trump Won’t Stick to Facts

Trump’s debate performance Monday night could have been better, to say the least. The GOP nominee appeared to have shown up to the two-hour-long program with 20 minutes of material. And Trump’s obvious repetition wasn’t the GOP nominee’s only issue, as "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert pointed out. Trump "had some problems with the truth last…

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Sep 282016

I’ve decided to stop taking Cymbalta, so my system will be clear for the next option, when I see Megan on Friday.  It’s been a week and a half, none of the side effects has abated, and as my system has gotten used to it, it has become less effective at blocking phantom pain.  I was up with it most of the night.  Today is a busy one.  Store to Door is coming this afternoon with my grocery delivery, and I’ll have to unpack and put it away.  Later Wendy is coming to de-stink the TomCat.  Tomorrow and Friday may be days with only a Personal Update.  Tomorrow I have to go to the Tri-Met office to prove my disability for Lift Bus authorization renewal.  I wonder if they think I might have grown my leg back.  Friday is my appointment with Megan.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:45 (average 4:35).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From KP Daily Funnies: Funny or Die: Trump’s Great Temperament

Barf Bag Alert!!


Not funny, but spot-on!

From The New Yorker: Plunging the future of the 2016 Presidential debates into doubt, Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday morning that he would not participate in the remaining two debates if Hillary Clinton is there.

Trump blasted the format of Monday night’s debate by claiming that the presence of Clinton was “specifically designed” to distract him from delivering his message to the American people.

“Every time I said something, she would say something back,” he said. “It was rigged.”

He also lambasted the “underhanded tactics” his opponent used during the debate. “She kept on bringing up things I said or did,” he added. “She is a very nasty person.”

Amen, Andy. I can see the possibility that he might tuck tail and run away.

From Daily Kos: House Speaker Paul Ryan once again showed what a total weasel he is in his assessment of Donald Trump’s debate performance. Ryan offered up a glowing review:

“I saw Donald Trump give a spirited voice to those of us who don’t like the status quo, and I see emerging in front of us the potential for what a unified Republican government can get you, which can be the solutions,” Ryan said at a news conference Tuesday. “I think he passed a number of thresholds… and showed that for 90 minutes he could go toe-to-toe with Hillary Clinton.”

With Lyin’ Ryan, the truth of his statements is easy to discern. When he speaks, the opposite of what he says is true.