I had several extra chores to get done this morning, including renegotiating my cable/internet package. While I’ll never be a big fan of Xfinity, it’s my only option, because my building does not allow dish service. I did manage to more than double my Internet speed, without raising the cost. I’m feeling more tired than I should, and think it’s the Lyrica. Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb. My faith has already been shattered for the week, but may the Holy Orb shine its blessed light on your team.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:30 (average 4:24). To do it click here. How did you do?
Donald Trump lashed out at global elites who undermine American sovereignty through “international banks” — and many observers couldn’t help but notice the underlying anti-Semitic message.
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Throughout the speech, Trump used harsh language that evoked old and ugly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about international bankers who supposedly infiltrate national governments and control the global agenda. Citing recent Clinton campaign emails published by WikiLeaks, Trump told the crowd that "Clinton meets in secret with international banks in order to plot the destruction of US sovereignty." Echoing the rhetoric of Alex Jones and other conspiracy theorists, Trump repeatedly referred to "globalists" as the true enemy and Clinton as their handmaiden.
As other Republicans distance themselves (without withdrawing their endorsements), Rump Dump is lining up all the more with the Alt-Right Nazi Republicans.
From The New Yorker: Hillary Clinton is “plotting to rig the election by getting more votes than I do,” Donald J. Trump warned his supporters on Friday.
Speaking at a rally, Trump detailed what he called Clinton’s “vast conspiracy” to accrue more votes than he does on Election Day.
“The media won’t tell you this, but Crooked Hillary is going around the country every single day, trying to get more votes than I do,” he said. “That’s how she’s going to rig it, folks.”
He called the current sexual-assault allegations against him “a plot by the Clintons to draw attention away from Hillary’s evil plot to get votes.”
But Andy, all Republicans go bananas when Democrats use this strategy!!
From Common Dreams: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday called on President Barack Obama to remove one of his top hand-picked financial regulators, saying the current chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had driven the agency off its course.
In a 12-page letter (pdf) to Obama, Warren took aim at SEC chief Mary Jo White, a Republican-leaning Independent who has refused to work on a rule that would enforce transparency in corporate political donations. The Massachusetts senator wrote that White has consistently engaged in "extraordinary, ongoing efforts to undermine the agency’s central mission" since her appointment in 2013, and urged Obama to use unilateral authority to oust her and tap a more qualified SEC member.
"I do not make this request lightly," Warren wrote. "I have tried both publicly and privately to persuade Chair White to direct the agency’s resources toward pressing matters of compelling interest to investors and the public, and toward completing those rules that Congress has required it to implement. But after years of fruitless efforts, it is clear that Chair White is set on her course. The only way to return the SEC to its intended purpose is to change its leadership."
I fully agree with Liz, White is acting like a Republican, and should be ousted.