I’m writing for tomorrow, day 30. My COPD is still acting up. Tomorrow is a grocery delivery day and an O2 delivery day. I may be scarce.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:18 (average 5:17). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos:
One can only imagine Hooks Independent School District board member Chris Harris won’t be working for the district much longer after he posted the image above. The image has rightfully garnered a lot of attention, not the kind Mr. Harris was likely hoping for when he posted it.
He’s since apologized, but it may be too late:
Harris posted messages saying in part that he realizes what he posted was inappropriate and offended people. He went on to say he’s deeply sorry and not a racist.
According to Superintendent Thompson, Harris’ future with the school district will be up to the school board members.
"They govern me. That is who I answer to," said Thompson. "They govern each other. It is in their hands."
That Republican is not a racist. The Pope is not Catholic. Bears never, ever shit in the woods.
From The New Yorker: On the heels of an initiative to provide police departments with body cameras, there is growing support for a plan to supply grand-jury members with eyes, advocates for the plan said on Wednesday.
“Body cameras are an important part of the solution,” said Harland Dorrinson, who is lobbying Washington to equip grand juries with the sense of sight. “But I strongly believe that if you take video evidence and add eyes, the combination would be unstoppable.”
Some critics of Dorrinson’s proposal say that it does not go far enough, and that in order to process information sent from their eyes grand juries would also need to be fitted with working brains.
For once I disagree with Andy. When Grand Jurors make garbage decisions, it’s because prosecutors feed them garbage.
From NY Times: A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a 2011 Florida law requiring drug tests for people seeking welfare benefits even if they are not suspected of drug use, a measure pushed by Gov. Rick Scott in his first term in office.
The three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, ruled that the law, one of the strictest in the country, was an unreasonable search because Florida officials had failed to show a “substantial need” to test all people who applied for welfare benefits. Applicants were required to submit to urine tests, a measure that Mr. Scott said would protect children of welfare applicants by ensuring that their parents were not buying and using drugs.
“The state has not demonstrated a more prevalent, unique or different drug problem among TANF applicants than in the general population,” the panel said in its unanimous decision, using an acronym for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
Rick Scott is going to hate this because he founded the company getting rich off of doing the drug testing. He claims he no longer owns it, which is true. Now, his wife does.