Yesterday I caught up on sleep. Thoughts and prayers to all caught up in the Oklahoma maelstrom. Since the area is solidly red, I trust aid should be forthcoming without objection. I only hope that Wayne LaPierre does not crawl out of the woodwork, raving that every American has the right to own a tornado.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:02 (average 4:46). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From NY Times: Even as Apple became the nation’s most profitable technology company, it avoided billions in taxes in the United States and around the world through a web of subsidiaries so complex it spanned continents and went beyond anything most experts had ever seen, Congressional investigators disclosed on Monday.
The investigation is expected to set up a potentially explosive confrontation between a bipartisan group of lawmakers and Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, at a public hearing on Tuesday…
This is wha1 I call vulture capitalism. Instead of making THEM pay, Republicans are trying to raise YOUR taxes.
From Alternet: A woman died on a courthouse floor because Alabama sheriff’s deputies refused to give her her medicine – after arresting her for an old traffic ticket, the woman’s daughter claims in court… [emphasis added]
The cruelty this woman endured is what the Republican Party proscribes for the poor, the RepubliCare death benefit.
CNN reported on Sunday that 53% of people questioned in the survey said they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45% saying they disapprove. The president’s approval rating was at 51% in CNN’s previous poll, from early April. The two point rise was well within the survey’s sampling error.
The new numbers indicate that Obama remains popular, with 79% of Americans saying the president is likable.
But it’s not just Obama. The Democratic Party went from a 46-48 favorable-unfavorable rating a month ago, to 52-43 in this latest poll. That’s a net gain of 11 points.
As for impeachment-screeching Republicans? They’re DOWN a net eight points from 38-54 a month ago, to 35-59 this week…
Fool me once? Shame on you. Fool me twice? Shame on me. Fool me 500 times? Even some sheeple aren’t THAT stupid!