I’m writing for tomorrow, day 121. My COPD is still seasonally severe. I’m feeling quite tired, after having to work through some issues with MS Update, cleaning the kitchen area, and vacuuming. Now I’m waiting for Store to Door to arrive with groceries, which I have to put away. Since I’m already running on fumes, this is tomorrow’s only article.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:55 (average 5:02:). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: After the Safe Carry Protection Act passed in Georgia, many of us made the sarcastic remark, "What could possibly go wrong?’ Well, Saturday night something did. In the picturesque tourist town of Helen in the North Georgia mountains, a woman died as the result of a stray bullet which had already penetrated the shooter’s hand as he stood outside a bar across the street from her.
The German Alpine themed small town hosts many bars and is a popular tourist destination. The streets can be crowded on weekends and during the yearly Oktoberfest celebrations. Drinking is one popular pastime and set the scene for Saturday’s tragedy.
The shooter is a 53 year old man with a previous drunk driving conviction in 1999. He was outside a bar when the shooting occurred. He was found sitting on a bench with his injured hand. The woman his bullet found lay on the sidewalk across the street, dead at the scene, surrounded by family and friends, some of them children.
It’s bad enough when Gunny Boo Boo and his Republican Ammosexuals shoot themselves and each other. This is thoroughly unacceptable. Charge the Republican Party with Manslaughter.
From The New Yorker: Lashing out at what he called the “Soviet-style” tactics of the indictments against him, Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Tuesday that the government had “grossly overstepped its traditional role of mandating transvaginal ultrasounds.”
Speaking to supporters in Austin, Perry blasted the indictments and called for a return to an era of limited government that focusses on requiring gynecological procedures.
“We are living in dark days indeed when the state of Texas is spending time and money probing its officials instead of its women,”…
I trust Andy would agree that Perry should be "personally" probed with a cattle prod.
From TPM: The government shutdown battles are poised to make a comeback if Republicans win control of the Senate this fall.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised in no uncertain terms that he’d use must-pass spending bills to force confrontations with President Barack Obama over policy reforms if he’s elected majority leader.
First, get out the vote in Kentucky to defeat Bought Bitch Mitch. Second, get out the vote everywhere else to defeat the Republican Reich!