Oct 182016

It’s another busy day with lots of chores, including preparing my grocery list for the week, paying bills and getting prescriptions refilled.  Are you going to watch the show tomorrow night?

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:31 (average 5:05).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Report:

Here’s the news from our own fantasy football league, Lefty Blog Friends.



Patty Monster monster-mashed my poor kitty dingles!



Congrats to Vivian and Rob, who are leading the league.

Short Takes:

From Multnomah Democrats: Last Day to Register to Vote (Oregon)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day)

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October 18th is the last day register to vote for the November 8th election. Registration cards postmarked by this date or online registrations submitted no later than 11:59 PM on this date are valid. Register or check your registration status here: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting-elections/Pages/my-vote.aspx

If you are an Oregonian and not yet registered click the link NOW. If you have committed a crime, Oregon still allows you to vote.

From YouTube (Real Time Channel): Ann Coulter: In Trump We Trust

Barf Bag Alert!!


Two things about the Coultergeist have not changed. It is still full of shit. It still has its Adam’s apple.

From The New Yorker: Trump’s suggestion that both Presidential candidates submit to a drug test has sparked fears that such a test would reveal that he is not on drugs.

In interviews conducted across the country, voters said that they would be “alarmed” and “distressed” to learn that the billionaire’s statements and actions were the product of a mind unaltered in any way by a controlled substance.

“It never occurred to me that Donald Trump might not be on drugs,” Carol Foyler, an accountant from Toledo, Ohio, said. “That would be terrifying.”

Harland Dorrinson, a mechanic from St. Petersburg, Florida, said that the chilling possibility of Trump not being on drugs was a strong argument against submitting the candidates to drug testing. “If it turns out that he isn’t on anything, this is something that the American people shouldn’t have to find out,” he said. “We’ve suffered enough this election.”

Andy has a great point. We’ve speculated what drug he might be on, but the possibility that he is the way he is, without benefit of addiction, is even more appalling!

From NY Times: Russia’s main English-language satellite network complained on Monday that its British bank was abruptly closing its accounts. The network, which reported on the decision, called it a British-government-sanctioned attempt to interfere with freedom of speech.

It was the latest controversy for the network, RT, originally and still commonly known as Russia Today. [Republicans delinked] The broadcaster presents itself as an alternative to the Western media, but critics call it a Kremlin-financed mouthpiece that seeks to create an alternative to reality.

Kudos to the Bank!  Putin’s propaganda network helped convince Bridiots that it was safe to cast a protest vote for Brexit.  Now they are telling Americans to cast a protest vote for Stein, because Putin wants to elect Trump.  Sadly, Jill Stein has colluded with their scheme in exchange for the majority of her TV coverage.




Bill Strikes Again!

 Posted by at 1:20 pm  Politics
Oct 152016

I’m sure there is no need to tell you how much I appreciate Bill Maher.  Though I disagree with him on one point, here are three video clips, in which he is spot-on, otherwise.

Monologue: The Great White Grope


GOP = Grab Our Pussies. Love it!!

Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Biopsy


I fully agree with Bernie, but disagree with Bill’s last statement. I often talk about faith, and it’s not stupid, because I do respect the beliefs of others. I have no problem even with Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians leading their OWN lives as they see fit. What I do not respect is people who try to force their religious beliefs down MY throat.  Bill is behaving as disrespectfully as Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians.

New Rule: A Bone to Pick with Undecided Voters


When I was in school, I was taught how to think and how to learn. I have never stopped learning because of that. Today we teach what to think and what to regurgitate for tests. Is it any wonder so many Americans are so ignorant?

Oct 082016

Today is another very busy day, as I have three articles to write, a week’s supply of pills to restock, and a menu and grocery list to plan for a week’s meals.  Courtney changed all my exercises, because the way the surgeons constructed Stumpy, the old exercises were putting too much pressure on the end of the bone.  Until I become accustomed to the new set, they will tire me more than usual, and I took a nap this morning after completing my research.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:53 (average 5:29).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From The New Yorker: Republicans on Friday expressed bafflement that President Obama had garnered a record-high second-term approval rating despite having turned the United States into an economically devastated, crime-ridden hellhole.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” the Trump surrogate Rudolph Giuliani said he was “dumbfounded” by the disconnect between Obama’s high approval rating and the President’s near-total dismemberment of a formerly strong nation.

“This country used to be a wonderful place to live,” the former New York mayor said. “Today, all you see is a hellscape of smoldering ruins.”

Giuliani blamed the mainstream media for not properly informing the American people about the destruction and havoc Obama has wrought since his first day in office.

Andy, where’s the humor? Hasn’t Rudy 911 (R-Dementia) said this very thing?

From YouTube: New Rule: America Rules, Trump Drools | Real Time with Bill Maher


We know America is rising. How? It’s the opposite of what Trump says. ChickenHawk Cheney being alive is the exception to that rule.

From Daily Kos:Libertarians, it’s time to get serious. Gary Johnson is not ready for prime time. Even if you forgive him for not knowing anything about Aleppo, the epicenter of the Syrian refugee crisis and you forgive him for being unable to name a single foreign leader he admires, you have to admit his latest faux pas is frightening: he failed to remember the name of one of the most dangerous people in the world:

He certainly puts the DUH back in dumb!



Republicans would love to do that here!

Oct 012016

Fortunately I slept for eight hours on Thursday night and ten hours last night, because it’s an incredibly busy day.  This morning I cooked food, did dishes, restocked my pill caddy, changed our poll, and researched for todays articles.  I also collected all the raw data and prepared all the graphics and charts for September’s Monthly Report.  That report will be a day late on Monday, because tomorrow I have TomCat and apartment cleaning with Wendy.  Also, tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  My Broncos are visiting the Buccaneers’  Sadly, the meditation won’t be televised here.  May the Holy Orb shine its blessed light on your team, unless they say "HAR!!"

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:29 (average 5:23).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube: Two from Bill Maher


I disagree with Bill. He called Johnson an idiot. I called him an imbecile.

If Trump’s mother had really reproduced with an ape, we would have gotten something far better than Trump!!

From Daily Kos: The state of Wisconsin is under a court order to provide credentials for people who don’t have the extensive documentation the state is requiring to get an approved ID for voting. Ari Berman has discovered that it’s not complying.

Legal experts say they’re extremely troubled by the state’s continued failure to fairly enforce the voter-ID law. “Wisconsin has promised the court that voters would be able to get an ID with whatever documents they have,” says Sean Young of the ACLU. “They’ve completely failed to live up to that promise.”

The state keeps frantically changing its procedures to mollify the courts, leading to even more confusion among voters. Last week the Walker Administration proposed issuing “voting purposes only” IDs that could not be used for anything else, like opening a bank account. “The Division of Motor Vehicles also wants the free IDs—born of voter-fraud fears – to be cheapened in quality, with some fraud protections removed,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

“The more they change the procedures, the clearer it becomes that this has nothing to do with voter impersonation,” Young says. “The whole process has no meaning anymore. It’s just a pointless obstacle to the right to vote.”

Did you expect any different from the Fartfuhrer of Fitzwalkerstan?

From NY Times: Nine months after instructing Alabama’s probate judges to defy federal court orders on same-sex marriage, Roy S. Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was suspended on Friday for the remainder of his term for violating the state’s canon of judicial ethics.

It was the second time in his contentious career that Judge Moore, an outspoken conservative, was removed as chief justice, and it followed his most recent star turn in the nation’s culture wars.

The suspension was imposed by the state’s Court of the Judiciary, a nine-member body of selected judges, lawyers and others, which found Judge Moore guilty on six charges. While the court did not take him off the bench entirely, as it did in 2003 after he defied orders to remove a giant Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building, it effectively ended his state judicial career. His term ends in 2019, and Judge Moore, 69, will be barred by law from running for a judicial position again because of his age.

Good riddance to bad rubbish!



Sep 242016

Here are two more clips from Bill’s show.  In the first, Bill and his guests discussed police.

Bill makes an excellent point that open carry and "open angry" are for whites only.  Great minds fall in the same ditch.  I made a very similar point in today’s Open Thread, before I saw this.  The second clip is the New Rule.



Two Clips from Bill Maher

 Posted by at 12:58 pm  Politics
Sep 192016

I have said on several occasions that I’ll share clips from Bill, whenever I can, because I consider him spot-on about everything, except for his evangelistic approach for proselytizing his atheism, and he’s even funny as hell about that.  Both these clips come from YouTube’s Real Time Channel.

In the first, Bill has at it with Kellyanne Conway, Rump Dump Trump’s Campaign Model Manager.

She must have been wearing blue contact lenses. Otherwise she couldn’t have kept her eyes from turning brown.

In the second, he proposes a New Rule for political civility.

Note that every example in his long list of uncivil acts was perpetrated by Republicans.  Therein lies virtually all the problem.

Thanks Bill!  Laughter aids learning!