Yesterday’s activities must have really tired me out, because despite oversleeping this morning, I still needed to snag a Lona nap, even before finishing my research. Tomorrow I have a bi-annual appointment with my Pulmonologist, so please expect no more than a Personal Update.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:27 (average 4:46). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos (classic 11/2015): The resident Republican blowhard on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, has staked out his post as the network’s voice of rightist disinformation. He commands his three hour block of airtime like a junta leader, ordering the topics of discussion and interrupting his guests incessantly.
This morning Scarborough appeared to have a severe cognitive collapse during a segment about the Republican Party’s debate-o-phobia (video below). Like most of his ideological allies, he is suffering from the delusion that the American media, owned by a handful of megalithic, multinational corporations, is dominated by liberals. Scarborough set off on a rant about the absence of conservatives on nightly news programs, Sunday shows, and in the executive suites. He badgered his guests to come up with examples of Republicans in those roles, and insisted that they could not do it.
Barf Bag Alert!!
Morning Jerk’s central proof was absurd. We cannot name an anchor or a Sunday morning talk show host, who has voted in a Republican primary, because none announce their voting habits.
From NY Times: Last week an openly gay man, Eric Fanning, became secretary of the Army. Read that sentence again and contemplate what it reveals about how much and how quickly American society has changed. Only five years ago, openly gay people were barred from serving in its armed forces.
Under Obama, we have made some major advances toward LGBT equality, except in locations in thrall to the Republican Reich.
From Crooks and Liars: The old foes commiserate on the campaign, drink a few beers, and have a waltz together.
Kudos to SNL! There comes a time when the opposing sides need to stop fighting long enough to laugh.