The surprises keep coming. Last night I fell into a deep sleep, between 8:00 and 9:00 PM. Since preparations for my prison volunteer trip next week and my ongoing medical mayhem have kept me completely occupied, I had no idea that the opening ceremonies for the annual Portland Rose Festival wired also last night. The launch site for the fireworks is six blocks away. The blasts echoing between they downtown buildings amplifies the noise level. I awakened thinking I had fallen asleep during an MRI. I did get back to sleep eventually, but not soon enough. My doctor’s staff continues to screw up. The Orthopedist to whom they referred me was actually the nurses station of the Orthopedics floor of the hospital. The nurse was quite amused when I tried to schedule an appointment with a doctor through her. I think I found one on my own, but my doctor’s office tool a 5 day weekend. ARGH!
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:22 (average 4:46). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy: Reinvent Education
Wall-to-wall testing and skyrocketing tuition have destroyed American education. Here’s how we fix it. \
Amen to everything he said. This is the fifth video in the series and now the Reich on the left has been right five times. Please click through to MoveOn and share it from there.
From Daily Kos: A judge has sentenced an Arizona woman to 3 ½ years in prison for running over her husband with an SUV because he didn’t vote in the 2012 presidential election.
Thirty-one-year-old Holly Nicole Solomon of Mesa pleaded guilty to assault charges stemming from injuries her husband suffered days after President Barack Obama was re-elected. She was sentenced on Thursday.
Authorities say Solomon was upset about Obama’s re-election…
Republicans seem to take voting more seriously that we do, even though their solutions for every obstacle are criminal and/or violent.
From NY Times: Ever since the Gold Rush, California farmers have staked their claim to water and ferociously protected their rights to use it to irrigate the crops that have made the state the greengrocer for the nation.
But on Friday, in a sign of how the record-setting drought is shaking up established ways here, state officials accepted an offer from farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to give up a quarter of their water this season, either by leaving part of their land unplanted or finding other ways to reduce their water use. In return, the state has assured them that it will not seek further reductions for the growing season.
It looks like people are going to go hungry, because oil and coal, the m,ain causes of the drought, are not edible.