Wendy has returned to her day job as a Secretary in a school, so my Wednesday fluff, buff and stuff is moving to late afternoon/early evening. It’s also a grocery delivery day. They come early/mid afternoon. So the only time for a commando Lona nap was this morning, and I took it. Tomorrow I’m meeting with the gals with whom I do volunteer work in prison, and Friday I have an appointment with Megan, my PCP, who has finally returned from maternity leave. Therefore, it’s likely that I will publish only a Personal Update and send no links messages both days. The heat is returning. I was watching Olympics while eating breakfast this morning, and Australia was playing the Netherlands in Beach Volleyball. I thought of Lona and how that must be difficult for her.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:55 (average 4:38). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From KP Daily Funnies: Daily Show: Donald Trump Predicts a Rigged Election
Click through to warch the video clip. The embed code is defective.
Of course it’s funny, but that’s because it touches on reality.
From Crooks and Liars: Joe Scarborough did some serious mansplaining this morning for Mika, saying her opinion meant nothing to Republicans who have to figure out what to do about Donald Trump.
Scarborough sure went into BS mode to cover his Republican sexism. For a minute I thought Mika, Joe’s submissive token Democrat, was actually growing a pair!
From Alternet: A recent analysis of more than 100 industry documents conducted by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, has revealed that the oil industry knew of the risks that their business posed to the global climate decades before originally suspected.
It has also long been assumed that, in their efforts to deceive investors and the public about the negative impact their business has on the environment, Big Oil borrowed Big Tobacco’s so-called tactical “playbook.” But, as these documents indicate, that infamous playbook appears to have actually originated within the oil industry itself.
If that is true, it would be highly significant—and damning for Big Oil—because the tactics used by the tobacco industry to downplay the connection between smoking and cancer were eventually deemed to have violated federal racketeering laws by a federal court. The ruling dashed efforts by Big Tobacco to find legal cover under the First Amendment, which just happens to be the same strategy that ExxonMobil and its GOP allies are currently using to defend the company against allegations of fraud. If the playbook was in fact created by the oil and gas industry and then later used by ExxonMobil, it ruins the company’s argument of plausible deniability, making it highly likely that the company violated federal law.
Bring it on!! Sue the bastards, recover the $billions, and invest them in green energy development!!