Because today is such a busy day, I’m actually staying up last night to get as much of today’s work done in advance as I can. Finding two more short takes this morning took some doing. Go Broncos!!
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:13 (average 5:38). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Salon.com: 2016 was a challenging year for LGBT rights. A year after the Supreme Court legalized equal marriage 5-4 vote, an unprecedented number of bills targeting queer and transgender people were introduced to state legislatures. According to the Human Rights Campaign, more than 200 anti-LGBT bills were debated by states across the U.S., including Massachusetts, Illinois, Louisiana, and Montana. Many failed, unable to make it out of committee or vetoed by state governors. Others passed.
The 10 public figures listed below were those most active in creating a climate of bigotry and hate this year, in which a backlash to LGBT equality flourished. If 2017 is just as bad of a year for queer folks as the last one was, you’ll have these people to blame.
1. Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina
2. Mike Pence, Vice President-Elect [Resident NOT President]
I shared two Republican homophobes. Click through for the other eight. RESIST!!
Barf Bag Alert!!
If the Republican Rectum Reich hates them, that’s more than sufficient cause to love them. RESIST!!
From Think Progress: It’s now 2017 and we are down to the last 20 days of Barack Obama’s presidency. In 2012, prognosticators were very confident about what would happen to America by now because of Obama’s reelection. Let’s check in and see how their predictions turned out:
1. Gas was supposed to cost $6.60 per gallon.
In March 2012, on the floor of the United States Senate, Mike Lee (R-UT) predicted that if Obama was reelected gas would cost $6.60 per by the end of Obama’s second term. Lee said that gas prices would rise 5 cents for every month Obama was in office.
That’s one. Click through for the other three. RESIST!!