I’m swamped! That’s always the case at the first of the month. Between today’s normal research and collecting the data for tomorrow’s Monthly Report, I have already put in over eight hours on the4 blog today. in addition, I’m waiting for Store to Door to call for my grocery order. Tomorrow is a grocery delivery day. I have bills to pay, and a guy has been using a jackhammer in the street below me for the last three hours. Other than that, not much is going on.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:37 (average 5:16). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From: I Side With (Hat-Tip Mamabear): Answer the following questions to see how your beliefs match each political party
Click through to take the quiz to see which candidate is most like you. Mt Results: Bernie Sanders 98%, Hillary Clinton 85%, Martin O’Malley 80%.
From The New Yorker: As America’s bridges, roads, and other infrastructure dangerously deteriorate from decades of neglect, there is a mounting sense of urgency that it is time to build a giant wall.
Across the U.S., whose rail system is a rickety antique plagued by deadly accidents, Americans are increasingly recognizing that building a wall with Mexico, and possibly another one with Canada, should be the country’s top priority.
Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of a Washington-based think tank called the Center for Responsible Immigration, believes that most Americans favor the building of border walls over extravagant pet projects like structurally sound freeway overpasses.
“The estimated cost of a border wall with Mexico is five billion dollars,” he said. “We could easily blow the same amount of money on infrastructure repairs and have nothing to show for it but functioning highways.”
Andy is clearly doing straight news again.
From NY Times: President Obama on Monday issued a global call for urgent action to address climate change, declaring that the United States was partly to blame for what he called the defining challenge of the century and would rally the world to counter it.
“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now,” Mr. Obama said here at an international conference on the Arctic. “We’re not acting fast enough. I have come here today, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and its second-largest emitter, to say that the United States recognizes our role in creating the problem, and we embrace our responsibility to help solve it.”
Clearly Obama has dome more to combat climate change than any other president in history. Now he needs to shut down drilling in the arctic.