I’m writing for tomorrow, day 47. I’m way short of 100%, but I do have another article for you.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
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From The New Yorker: Seizing upon an issue that could become the cornerstone of a possible 2016 Presidential campaign, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Thursday that he would do everything in his power to block the twenty-first century.
“A lot of folks in Washington believe that the twenty-first century is a forgone conclusion, and that there’s nothing we can do about it,” Rubio said. “I say, ‘Not on my watch.’ ”
Explaining his strategy, Rubio said that he and fellow Republicans were exploring ways to stop funding any items in the federal budget that pertain to the current century. “We cannot stop time, perhaps, but we can defund it,” he said.
Andy must not realize we’re trying to get Rubio and the rest of the Republican Reich out of the 19th century, let alone into the 21st.
From Daily Kos: Sandy McElroy should be immediately charged with perjury. She was clearly told by the FBI and the prosecutors that lying about being there was a crime and was given chance after chance to back down. Instead she doubled down and added very specific and destructive details about what she saw Mike Brown do that day.
Furthermore, Sandy McElroy is not at all like an eyewitness who was actually there and sincerely believed she saw the events unfold in a way that may be different than the facts of the case. In her back and forth with the FBI, they even went so far as to clarify that it was not a crime to recall something you actually saw and state it in a way that is slightly off from what truly happened.
This is just one of the four things that should happen, now that we know that McElroy, a Republican white supremacist, made up her grand jury testimony. Click through for the other three.
From ABC: The gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police."
Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
Bratton says gunman Ismaaiyl (IHSH’-mayl) Brinsley shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday and made posts from her Instagram account.
Authorities didn’t get into the specifics of the contents of the posts, but two officials told The Associated Press that he posted about shooting two "pigs" in retaliation for the death of Eric Garner. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
What a shame. Condolences to all who loved them. Of course, Republican attempts to blame this on DeBlasio and Holder are patently absurd, and the police who turned their backs shamed themselves. The shooter was reacting criminally against innocent officers to criminal actions by police.