I’m enjoying a lazy day, because yesterday’s outing tired me, and because I have to go out tomorrow for an appointment. Therefore, please expect no more than a Personal Update tomorrow.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:50 (average 4:21). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Fantasy Football Note:
The Ravens and the Jaguars are playing in London on Sunday. The game is at 6:30 AM PDT (9:30 AM EDT). Players, make any lineup changes involving those teams before then.
Barf Bag Alert!!
Behold the love of Republican Supply Side Jesus (see Cartoon), the polar opposite of the real Jesus. RESIST!!
From Daily Kos: Graham and Cassidy are pulling out all the stops in their attempt to sway votes ahead of this deadline. They’ve even gone so far as to promise key swing vote Sen. Lisa Murkowski that Alaska can keep Obamacare! You cannot make that up.
So why are Republicans so laser-focused on gutting health care and tackling “tax reform,” which is nothing more than cutting taxes for the wealthy? Because back in June, The Swamp ordered them to do it and Republicans are beholden to their swamp masters above all others. At the June retreat, the Koch brothers and their allies ordered them to gut health care and cut taxes—or else:
At a weekend donor retreat attended by at least 18 elected officials, the Koch brothers warned that time is running out to push their agenda, most notably healthcare and tax reform, through Congress.
One Texas-based donor warned Republican lawmakers that his “Dallas piggy bank” was now closed, until he saw legislative progress.
“Get Obamacare repealed and replaced, get tax reform passed,” said Doug Deason. “Get it done and we’ll open it back up.”
Now we know why. Republicans are greedy Koch suckers and are desperate to satisfy the billionaires that buy them! RESIST!!
From Washington Post: Ed Gillespie, who for years pressed fellow Republicans to make their party more welcoming to minorities, has unveiled a hard-hitting TV ad that blames his Democratic rival for Virginia governor for the resurgence of the MS-13 street gang.
Barf Bag Alert!!
Do I hear Willie Horton? Gillespie is projecting and playing the hate card. RESIST!!