At last we have a cool day, and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. It was a slow morning for news.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today's took me 4:58 (average 5:41). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Fantasy Football Announcement:
Our own Fantasy Football league, Lefty Blog Friends, will be holding our live draft for next season on Saturday, August 19 at 10 AM PDT (11 AM CDT, 12 Noon MDT, 1 PM EDT). If you played last year and are going to quit, please let me know immediately. May the Holy Ellipsoid Orb bless your team.
Republican Diseases (at Nameless' request):
Republicitis: You're so full of shit that everyone thinks you're a Republican. You need Dulcolax to unload the excess shit.
Republicosis: You're spraying so much shit around that everyone thinks you're a Republican. You need Immodium to get your shit together.
From The Guardian: As tensions continue in Portland following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he is considering using militia groups as security for public events.
How insane! Republican militia groups would have joined the attack on the Muslim women! RESIST!!
From The Hill: Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Tuesday said Russia's “aggressiveness” in interfering in last year's U.S. election was unlike anything he'd seen before.
“Across the board, the aggressiveness in this campaign was unprecedented,” Clapper told CNN’s “New Day.”
“An American citizen should be very concerned about a foreign government, particularly our primary adversary, interfering with the most important foundational process that we have in this country, which is free and fair elections.”
Clapper noted that the Russians have long tried to interfere in presidential elections, but characterized the 2016 efforts as the most aggressive and direct.
They could get away with being so aggressive only because one of the candidates was an active partner in their interference. RESIST!!
From NY Times: In the northern suburbs of Atlanta, where what is likely to be the most expensive House campaign in history is being waged, a band of conservative advocacy groups is grappling with a question that may decide whether the Republican Party keeps its House majority after 2018: Do you run with President Trump or against him?
Somehow, the groups are discovering, they will have to do both.
While this does not apply to the race between Jon Osoff and Karen Handel, former attack dog for Komen Hates Women, current Republican office holders, who want to run against Trump need to prove it NOW. Otherwise it's just BS. RESIST!!