It’s another busy, sticky day here in the CatBox. I finally got over that awful Republicosis early yesterday evening and slept well last night. I’m not completely over my upper respiratory bug and malaise, but I continue to improve. Store to Door delivered my groceries on time, and I have put them away. Wendy comes this evening to de-stink the sticky TomCat and help with chores. I got her a gift of two lbs. of fresh cherries.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:47 (average 6:57). To do it, click here. How did you do?
I bet Squatch favors Allana! RESIST!!
From Washington Post: In a highly anticipated report due to be released on Wednesday, congressional Democrats are expected to raise renewed concerns over mounting evidence of Russian interference in at least 19 European nations, according to the Associated Press, which obtained an advance copy.
The 200-plus pages report, commissioned by Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, directly targets President Trump for failing to respond to the threat, even as other nations in Europe have taken much stronger measures to counter Russian efforts in the region. “Never before has a U.S. president so clearly ignored such a grave and growing threat to U.S. national security,” the report warns, according to AP.
Were the Fuhrer to acknowledge Russian interference in any election anywhere, he would be risking not only that it would draw attention to his own criminal conspiracy, but also, that it would piss off Putin enough to put the Pee-Pee Tape on RT. RESIST!!
From NY Times: A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina’s congressional map on Tuesday, condemning it as unconstitutional because Republicans had drawn the map seeking a political advantage.
The ruling was the first time that a federal court had blocked a congressional map because of a partisan gerrymander, and it instantly endangered Republican seats in the coming elections.
Judge James A. Wynn Jr., in a biting 191-page opinion, said that Republicans in North Carolina’s Legislature had been “motivated by invidious partisan intent” as they carried out their obligation in 2016 to divide the state into 13 congressional districts, 10 of which are held by Republicans. The result, Judge Wynn wrote, violated the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection.
Woooo Hoooo!! Kudos to the judge, who is obviously not a Trump appointee. RESIST!!