Nov 182017
 

Day by day, I continue to improve, but I had to miss my morning nap, because I have Republicosis and am waiting for the Immodium AD to set in.  Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  My Broncos worship in Cincinnati, but the game is not televised here.  May my Broncos eat some Trump-stripped kitties!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:15 (average 4:24).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Jeff Merkley Channel): Senator Merkley Calls for Immediate Action to Restore CHIP Funding

 

Every penny spent on saving children’s lives is a penny Republicans can’t give to a billionaire. RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: Republican Ohio state legislator Wes Goodman describes himself on his Twitter bio as "Christian. American. Conservative. Republican." The self-described “family values” conservative with a history of anti-LGBTQ stances has resigned after admitting he engaged in sex with a man in his Ohio office. From The Columbus Dispatch:

State Rep. Wes Goodman, who consistently touted his faith and conservative values, abruptly resigned late Tuesday after being confronted with evidence of inappropriate conduct with another man inside his Riffe Center office, the second Ohio lawmaker to fall within a month.

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, met Tuesday afternoon with the Cardington Republican soon after the speaker became aware of an incident from weeks ago in the lawmaker’s office that, sources said, involved a male in a consensual situation.

Apparently someone witnessed the affair, and Republicans wasted no time demanding his resignation

What hypocrites Republicans are! Roy Moore is OK, but Goodman has to go. Would a some gent please give Roy Moore a BJ?  RESIST!!

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): Senators Orrin Hatch & Sherrod Brown Get In Tax Reform Shouting Match

 

Hatch is such a lying sack of shit in this case. If he’s sick of the attacks, he should stop goose-stepping behind billionaires. RESIST!!

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Nov 092017
 

I’m still feeling pretty wretched with coughing and congestion, and I’m trying to get back to bed ASAP!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:22 (average 5:53).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): The Trump Voters Who’ve Had Enough

This is why I doubt that the Fuhrer will run for a second term. I’d rather we flip the House, and impeach Trump AND Pence. RESIST!!

From YouTube (Jeff Merkley Channel): Senator Merkley Speaks Out Against NLRB Nominee

Even though there is nothing we can do to prevent Senate Republicans unilaterally conforming Robb the Robber, Jeff’s message hits home. Oregon leads the way! RESIST!!

From Washington Post: Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore…

…Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear…

…Two of Corfman’s childhood friends say she told them at the time that she was seeing an older man, and one says Corfman identified the man as Moore. Wells says her daughter told her about the encounter more than a decade later, as Moore was becoming more prominent as a local judge.

Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s, episodes they say they found flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older.

Evidently Moore takes after his Fuhrer. RESIST!!!

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Nov 042017
 

I’m trying to relax and enjoy the weekend.  Tomorrow is a Wendy day.  It’s also a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  My Broncos visit the Eagles for morning worship, and it is televised here.  I’ll have to ask Wendy for an application of Vaseline after my shower to prepare for the game.  May the Holy Ellipsoid Orb bless your team, unless it is the one slaughtering mine.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:15 (average 6:02).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Jeff Merkley Channel): Senator Merkley Speaks Out Against Anti-Union Attack

 

Support AFSCME! Impeach Whoresuch! Defeat the Reich that sucks Koch! I could not be more proud of Jeff. Oregon leads the way.  RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: Marc Lotter, former spokesman for the roundly denied by Americans Pence campaign and current mouthpiece for the trying-to-keep-Mike-Pence-out-of-jail-please campaign, was on Nicole Wallace’s MSNBC show Thursday. Wallace was holding a roundtable to discuss the current state of what we know about the Mueller investigation and more specifically how terrifying it must be for White House officials to know that George Papadopoulos had pled guilty months ago and may very well have been wired while having meetings with other officials. Lotter came on with the kind of incompetent bluster that usually only passes for a Fox News opening monologue where he said that Papadopoulos was both a low level guy with no access and also a guy with high level access who was incompetent. Did your brain freeze yet? Wallace was having none of it.

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Woooo Hoooo Nicole! Did she tear that Pence troll a new asshole, or what? RESIST!!

From TPM: Democrats on Capitol Hill want answers from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

This week’s deluge of fresh information from congressional and federal investigators revealed two previously undisclosed instances in which Sessions was allegedly directly informed about contacts between Russia and Trump campaign staffers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.

Though Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cautioned that perjury allegations were based on a “very careful standard,” he and other top Democrats claim Sessions appears to have failed to disclose the extent of what he knew about these contacts in his testimony to Congress.

That testimony has varied in its specificity. In June, Sessions gave a flat “no” to the Senate Intelligence Committee when asked if he was “aware of any communications” between Trump campaign officials “about Russia or Russian interests in the United States” prior to Trump’s inauguration. He offered a narrower response before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October, saying only that he had seen nothing “that would indicate collusion with Russians to impact the campaign” when asked if he’d ever overheard conversations with campaign staffers “who talked about meeting with the Russians.”

However Sessions chooses to interpret lawmakers’ questions, we now know of at least three instances in which he was allegedly told about or personally participated in communications with Russian officials or institutions during the 2016 campaign.

Click through for the rest. While it is now possible to nail KKK Beauregard for perjury, I think we want him where he is, for now. He cannot interfere with the Mueller investigation, because he has recused himself. If Trump gets to replace Sessions, the replacement will definitely interfere. RESIST!!

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Oct 302017
 

I’m in a big hurry to get my writing done before I leave.  May the Holy Ellipsoid Orb bless my Broncos tonight.  Back!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:52 (average 6:08).  To do it, click here.  How did you do.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Jeff Merkley Channel): Senator Merkley Slams GOP Efforts to Kneecap Consumer Rights

 

Note that both Jeff Flake and Bob Corker voted FOR the legislation that Jeff is speaking against. Oregon leads the way. RESIST!!

From NY Times: Senator Jeff Flake’s decision to abandon his 2018 re-election campaign in Arizona has thrown open the Senate race there, exposing deep fissures not only on the Republican side where a nationalist insurgency is gunning for the party establishment but also among Democrats contending with a rising left.

Establishment Democrats have high hopes for Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a centrist who recently dined in the Blue Room of the White House with President Trump, teaches a bipartisan spin class in the House gym and has broken ranks with her own party on key votes. She was one of only seven House Democrats, for example, who voted to create a select committee to investigate the 2012 attack on the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

But those impulses toward bipartisanship have soured Arizona progressives against the candidacy of a woman who rose to prominence on a biography that included time as a homeless child and an identity that includes being the first open bisexual in Congress.

“There are issues, murmurs within grass-roots groups and the progressive community, the environmental community and others, including immigration advocates,” said Representative Raúl M. Grijalva, Democrat of Arizona and a co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who is withholding his endorsement of her.

Establishment Republicans, meanwhile, are scrambling to find a candidate to replace Mr. Flake and wage a primary challenge against Kelli Ward, a former state senator who aligns herself with Mr. Trump. Ms. Ward, derided by critics as a fringe candidate and a conspiracy theorist, was beaten badly by the senior senator from Arizona, John McCain, in a 2016 primary, and party leaders fear she would lose to Ms. Sinema in the general election.

I certainly prefer a more progressive alternative to Sinema, but a DINO is better than a Republican, especially Kelli Ward. RESIST!!

From NBC News: Given all of the focus on President Trump’s political base — and how he’s still holding on to it – our new NBC/WSJ poll sheds light on a less-discussed development: Trump is losing ground with the middle of the country.

Just 34 percent of independents approve of Trump’s job performance, while 57 percent disapprove (-23). That’s a decline from September, when 41 percent of independents approved and 48 percent disapproved (-7). As for self-described moderates, only 27 percent approve of Trump’s job, versus 68 percent who disapprove (-41). The president’s overall job-approval rating stands at 38 percent — his lowest yet in the NBC/WSJ poll.

What’s more, independents prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress over a Republican-controlled one in next year’s midterm elections by 6 points, 39 percent to 33 percent, while moderates want a Dem-controlled Congress by 32 points, 60 percent to 28 percent.

That might be barely enough to flip the House. RESIST!!

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Oct 282017
 

I did have to turn on my AC briefly yesterday afternoon, and may have to do so again today.  It’s amazing how the radiator effect of the sun hitting the wall heats the room 10° – 25° warmer than the outside temperature.  Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb, but my Broncos visit to the division leading Chiefs is not until Monday evening.  I slept well, but still feel tired.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:54 (average 4:59).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): How Trump Manipulates America With Twitter

 

Keith has a point. Trump even effects honest media this way. How many times have media focused on what the Twat Twit tweeted instead of matters that needed attention? RESIST!!

From YouTube (Jeff Merkley Channel): Climate Disruption Quiz Episode 6

 

I got four of five. I picked A for #2. How about you? Kudos to Jeff! Oregon leads the way! RESIST!!

From The Rachel Maddow Show: First charges filed in Mueller’s Trump Russia probe: report

Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney talks with Rachel Maddow about new CNN reporting that a federal grand jury has "approved the first charges" in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump Russia investigation.

 

On whom is the axe falling? Tick… tick… tick… Chick through. She has lots more. RESIST!!

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Oct 242017
 

I’m feeling much better today.  I think I was just overly tired in addition to fall allergies that seem to bother me every year around this time.  I planned my grocery list and placed my order with Store to door.  The sun is hitting the wall, and I may actually have to crank on the AC because of it.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:35 (average 5:47).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Report:

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

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Woooo Hoooo!!

Standings:

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Congrats to Seth, who is the active leader.

Don’t be caught off guard by Sunday’s early morning game in London.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): John Kelly and Sarah Huckabee Sanders Must Resign

 

I fully agree with Keith, but the list of people who should resign, because they are indefensible, hateful liars, includes the entire Republican Reich! RESIST!!

From YouTube (Jeff Merkley Channel): Climate Disruption Quiz Episode 5

 

I was five for five. How about you? Jeff has forgotten very little about the environment, but he has forgotten more than Republicans ever learned, by choice. Oregon leads the way! RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Calling himself “unbelievably brave,” Donald Trump said on Monday that he is the only President in U.S. history with the courage to stand up to war widows.

“You look at guys like Obama and Clinton and the Bushes, when it came to war widows, they all blinked,” he said. “For years, we weren’t winning at widows.”

In contrast, Trump said, he has made defeating war widows one of his top priorities as President. “Forget about Iran and China and Little Rocket Man,” he said. “This country has been pushed around by war widows for far too long.”

Trump said that Senator John McCain, who has mocked the President’s draft-dodging during Vietnam, has “never shown an ounce of courage when it comes to fighting war widows.”

Andy, that just may be exactly how the Orange Outrage and his Republican Reich see it. RESIST!!

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