I’m writing for tomorrow, day 32. It’s official. My annual winter flu has hit. My COPD is severe, and I’m running a fever. The cartoon describes how I feel, so this is the only article. Yesterday Providence Home Services stood me up. Apparently they forgot to put my order on the delivery truck They finally delivered it this afternoon, after three fights with their Customer Disservice department. When they told me they didn’t know why it hadn’t occurred to them to call me, when they discovered my order, I suggested that they have all the competence of the US Congress. This is the only article. Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb. My Broncos are worshiping with the Bills, but it won’t be televised locally. Our local CBS affiliate thinks we’d rather have paid programming, because the damn Seachickens are on the other network at the same time. ARGH!
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:57 (average 4:48). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: Subsequent to a previous report from Lawrence O’Donnell, the Missouri Attorney General has confirmed with "Last Word" that instructions given the Michael Brown grand jury describing the police "use of force" laws was incorrect and misleading.
If you believe it was not intentional, contact me about buying my alpine ski resort in Florida.
From YouTube: Weekly Address: Ensuring Americans Feel the Gains of a Growing Economy
Where was this speech BEFORE the election?
From Think Progress: As voters across Louisiana head to the polls today to cast their runoff ballots for senator and a handful of local races, voting rights organizers across the state and country are drawing attention to policies and practices that make it more difficult for Louisianians to vote.
Volunteers from the Election Protection Network, who will be on the ground Saturday to monitor voting issues during the runoff, report concerns stemming from the state’s long history of voter suppression and problems that have surfaced in recent years.
Recently, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and other national voting rights groups took Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration to court over a statewide practice that prevented many low-income, minority Louisianians from registering to vote. Just last month, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled partially in their favor, finding that Louisiana violated the National Voter Registration Act by failing to provide voter registration services at the state’s public service agencies — such as the departments where residents can sign up for Medicaid and food stamps. Attorney Natasha Korgaonkar with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, who worked on the case, told ThinkProgress that the lawsuit targeted two state agencies and the Secretary of State who were all knowingly preventing public service recipients from easily registering to vote.
I’m sure we’ll learn of Republican criminal “irregularities”, but think Landrieu might have won, had she not shot herself in the foot, which was in her mouth, when her head was up her own butt. Late update. She got her ass kicked.