Today’s forecast high in 85°. The humidity is 68%. It’s the coolest day in the next two weeks. This afternoon a Social Worker from Providence Elder at Home is stopping by to scan my Advance Directive into my records. In summary, if it appears that survival is either likely or unlikely, resuscitate me by scratching my back and giving me coffee. Tomorrow I have my annual wellness exam for Medicare done by Ellie, my PCP’s PA. I’ll be leaving early in the morning and be gone half the day. I will probably publish only a Personal Update, or at most an Open Thread.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:24 (average 4:56). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Cleary TBS is too great a handicap for the Fuhrer to remain in office. RESIST!!
From The New Yorker: Saying that the problem “is far worse than I imagined,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday urged First Lady Melania Trump to intensify her campaign against cyberbullying.
Speaking to reporters from his office at the Justice Department, Sessions said that, whatever Mrs. Trump had done to eliminate the scourge of cyberbullying, “It clearly has not been enough.”
“From my perspective, cyberbullying is very much a growing problem,” he said. “And with every passing day it gets worse and worse.”
Dang Andy! Isn’t it just like KKK Beauregard to hide behind the only skirt, the contents of which Putin’s Pervert doesn’t want to grab? RESIST!!
From NY Times: The Senate on Wednesday soundly rejected a measure that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement, leaving Republicans still searching for a path forward to fulfill their promise of dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health law.
Seven Republican senators joined Democrats to vote against the measure, which had been embraced by conservatives but could have left millions of people without health coverage.
The rejection of “clean repeal” laid bare the deep divisions within the Republican caucus about how best to proceed. The night before, nine Republicans, including both conservatives and moderates, voted against comprehensive legislation to repeal the health law and provide a replacement.
Without the votes to replace the health law or to simply repeal major parts of it, Senate Republicans appeared increasingly likely to try to pass a modest measure that would repeal only a few provisions of the law, such as the tax on medical devices and the requirements that most individuals have insurance and that large employers offer coverage to workers.
But even that narrow bill could have a significant impact on the nation’s health care system. Democrats on Wednesday night released a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the effects of repealing several provisions that could be part of a “skinny” repeal measure. The analysis found that the number of uninsured people would increase by 15 million next year compared with current law, and Democrats said they were told that premiums would be roughly 20 percent higher… [emphasis added]
Call your Senators! RESIST!!