Other than having to haul out three garbage bags full of used barf bags from last night's debate, it's been a light day so far, but that will change. This afternoon, I have an unusually large order of groceries to be delivered shortly, and I have to put them all away. Later Wendy is coming to steam clean the TomCat and help with housework. I think I'll serve her refritos, chips and salsa for supper.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today's took me 4:19 (average 5:53). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: Being Not Donald Trump is going a long way to making Mike Pence look sane and sober this year, but there’s a reason Trump chose Pence and Pence accepted the offer. He’s an extremist himself, even if he’s better than Trump at difficult things like not attacking a former Miss Universe over what she weighed in 1996 or hinting at the assassination of his political opponents. Pence, as a video from Planned Parenthood (watch below) makes clear, was the early leader of the campaign to defund Planned Parenthood. That’s part of a long, ugly record of trying to pass laws to control women’s bodies:
- Repeatedly voted for the Federal Abortion Ban, a law that criminalizes some abortion services, with no exception to protect a woman’s health, and carries up to a two-year prison sentence for doctors.
- Voted in favor of a bill that would criminalize a doctor for the reasons a woman seeks abortion care. […]
- Repeatedly cosponsored legislation that would, if it went into effect, make abortion illegal nationwide in almost all cases and ban some of the most common forms of contraception, stem-cell research, and in vitro fertilization. […]
- Repeatedly voted to allow hospitals to refuse to provide emergency abortion care, even when a woman’s life is in danger.
As governor of Indiana, he signed a law that would force women to carry non-viable pregnancies to term.
Pence is as much a poster child for misogyny as Rump Dump Trump.
From The New Yorker:
The Republican Vice-Presidential nominee, Mike Pence, stunned a national television audience on Tuesday night by using his opening statement in the Vice-Presidential debate to beg the nation’s private sector for a job.
Shortly after the moderator, Elaine Quijano, told Pence that he had two minutes to make his statement, the Indiana governor looked directly into the camera and said, “I’m going to get right down to it. If you run a company and you’re watching this right now, I beg you from the bottom of my heart to consider hiring me. I need a job and I need it bad.”
Pence urged employers to consider his many qualifications and to ignore his role in the 2016 Republican campaign. “As God is my witness, I take no responsibility for this dumpster fire,” he said.
Stressing the urgency of his situation, Pence said that his political career was in ruins and pleaded with employers to visit his LinkedIn profile.
Dang, Andy!! He sure should have done just that!!
From KP Daily Funnies: The Daily Show puts the North Carolina anti-LGBT law to the test
Somewhere, a Republican watched this and is angry, because everyone got served in the end, and one might actually be gay.