A new month is upon us, and I’m quite busy. I swapped out the poll and voted on the new one. I did today’s research. I’m writing today’s articles now. When I’m done, I’ll make the graphics and do the research for tomorrow’s Monthly Report for November. Then I’ll publish today’s articles and do my Care2 stuff. Somewhere in that mix, I’ll make and eat lunch. Finally, I’ll pop off George and rest. All along, I’m listening to the news, waiting for the Reich to explode over Flynn flipping.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:31 (average 5:31). To do it, click here. How did you do?
Keep calling your Republican Senators. RESIST!!
From The Last Word: Fmr. GOP Treasury official: Tax cut bill makes no sense
Bruce Bartlett, who worked in the Reagan Treasury Dept., says Republicans are cutting taxes as if it’s a game of golf: just trying to get to the lowest number possible without thinking of the impact on the deficit or the middle class. John Heilemann also joins.
There’s a simple explanation for this. They haven’t "done the work", because they know that the analysis will ever say want they want. It’s not that people have no jobs. It’s that those jobs pay too little. RESIST!!
From Think Progress: During an interview with CNN on Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was asked if he’s concerned about recent reports that President Trump has been privately questioning whether a recording of him bragging about groping women is legitimate and that he remains interested in racist conspiracy theories about President Obama’s birth certificate.
Instead of answering, Graham tried to turn the tables and attacked the media for reporting about those issues in the first place.
“You know what concerns me about the American press is this endless, endless attempt to label the guy as some kind of kook not fit to be president,” Graham said.
The notion that Trump is “some kind of kook not fit to be president” isn’t merely a media creation, however. Graham himself used those exact same words to criticize Trump during a Fox News interview in February 2016, back when he was supporting Jeb Bush.
Republicans’ mind-blowing hypocrisy in their attempt to attack the media, everyone: pic.twitter.com/EKfXQGUeiu
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 30, 2017
Lindsey Poo earned his PhD (piled higher and deeper) in Bullshitology. RESIST!!