Nov 172017
 

It’s another rest all I can day.  TGIF!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 5:08 (average 6:05).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Inequality Media Channel): Denied the Right to Vote Because They’re Poor

 

I could not agree more. This is nothing more than weaponizing the Republican War on the poor. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Jubilant Trump voters on Thursday celebrated the prospect of a gigantic tax cut that will benefit everyone but them.

Across the country, Trump supporters were overjoyed that, after months of gridlock and wrangling, the man they voted for was about to make Americans other than them wildly richer.

“President Trump has taken a lot of hits from the fake-news media, but he stood his ground,” Carol Foyler, a Trump voter in Ohio, said. “Today he honored his pledge to the American people, except for me and anybody I know.”

Click through to see Andy’s pic of fools and their Fuhrer. RESIST!!

From NY Times: The federal corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey ended in a mistrial on Thursday after jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict, leaving Mr. Menendez, a Democrat, free to return to Congress but injecting uncertainty as he faces re-election next year and his party faces a difficult battle to retake the Senate.

After interviewing jurors individually in his chambers, Judge William H. Walls emerged to tell the court that, after nine weeks of testimony, the jury was deadlocked and that, as a result, “there is no alternative but to declare a mistrial.”

One juror told reporters that 10 of the 12 jurors supported finding Mr. Menendez, a Democrat, not guilty, saying that prosecutors had not made the case that the favors and gifts exchanged between the senator and a wealthy eye doctor went beyond what good friends do for each other.

Menendez needs to go, but not until PIGnocchio is gone and cannot flip the seat. RESIST!!

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Nov 062017
 

I just returned from my appointment with Megan, and I’m a certified A-1 prime Puddy Tat.  That’s my only medical appointment this week.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:41 (average 4:54).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Religious Agony:

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My Broncos would have gotten bird shat anyway, but a couple zebras played with the birds.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Inequality Media Channel): A Year Without a President

 

The Reich on the Left is RIGHT! We may not have a President, but we do have a Fuhrer. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: The White House called an unscheduled press briefing on Sunday to clarify Michael T. Flynn’s role in the Trump campaign, claiming that his job consisted entirely of making coffee when George Papadopoulos was busy with other matters.

“Sometimes, we would ask for coffee and George was otherwise occupied,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said. “At that point, Michael Flynn would step in and make that coffee.”

When asked what role Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn, played in the campaign, Sanders indicated that he, too, was involved in coffee-making to the exclusion of all other responsibilities.

Andy, that’s less absurd than any of the balderdash coming from the Fuhrer and his Republican Reich! RESIST!!

From NY Times: A gunman clad in all black, with a ballistic vest strapped to his chest and a military-style rifle in his hands, opened fire on parishioners at a Sunday service at a small Baptist church in rural Texas, killing at least 26 people and turning this tiny town east of San Antonio into the scene of the country’s newest mass horror.

The gunman was identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26. Mr. Kelley, who lived in New Braunfels, Tex., died shortly after the attack.

He had served in the Air Force at a base in New Mexico but was court-martialed in 2012 on charges of assaulting his wife and child. He was sentenced to 12 months’ confinement and received a “bad conduct” discharge in 2014, according to Ann Stefanek, the chief of Air Force media operations.

The motive for the attack was unclear on Sunday, but the grisly nature of it could not have been clearer: Families gathered in pews, clutching Bibles and praying to the Lord, were murdered in cold blood on the spot.

Mr. Kelley started firing at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs not long after the Sunday morning service began at 11 a.m., officials said. He was armed with a Ruger military-style rifle, and within minutes, many of those inside the small church were either dead or wounded. The victims ranged in age from 5 to 72, and among the dead were several children, a pregnant woman and the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. At least 20 more were wounded.

We know very little about this Republican ammosexual, except that Texas Republicans granted him a concealed carry permit illegally, due to his domestic violence conviction history. RESIST!!

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Nov 022017
 

I’m about to leave for my Prosthetist appointment and will finish this when I return.  I’ll do Sam’s vids tomorrow.  This is my only article today.

I’m back.  That should take care of George for the next six months.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:04 (average 5:11).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Inequality Media Channel): Trump’s Trojan Horse Tax Plan I Robert Reich

 

The Reich on the Left is right. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: In what might be his most startling allegation against his former election opponent, Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Hillary Clinton of deliberately losing the 2016 election just so that he could be impeached.

“How could one of the most experienced politicians in history lose to the most unfit candidate ever?” Trump asked reporters. “Crooked Hillary lost on purpose because she wanted me to be impeached.”

Explaining Clinton’s motives for intentionally sabotaging her quest for an office she had coveted for decades, Trump said, “Hillary Clinton is more than a nasty woman. She is an evil woman, and her sick mind is capable of anything.”

Trump said that instead of reporting the “fake story” of his campaign’s collusion with the Russians, the media should focus on Clinton’s “diabolical scheme to lose the election.”

Dang, Andy! That is no more absurd than what he really says! RESIST!!

From Politico: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

Click through. Read the whole thing. Kudos to Bernie for the way he acted, even after he knew this. Kudos to Donna for the courage to tell the truth, even though she has been a Hillary supporter for years.  This is tragic, but we need to face this, understand this, and make sure this never ever happens again. RESIST!!

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Nov 012017
 

I have a very busy day today.  In addition to my normal research and writing I need to change the poll.  I also need to make the graphics and collect the data for Friday’s Monthly Report.  I’m waiting for a grocery delivery from Store to Door and need to but the food away.  Tonight Wendy is coming to destink the TomCat.  Tomorrow, please expect only a Personal Update.  I have an appointment with Amanda, my Prosthetist, to finish getting George’s adjustments and replacement parts for the year.  Thoughts and prayers for all harmed in or because of the terrorist attack.  Remember that both this terrorist and the more common Republican terrorists are right wing religious extremists who would force their hatred, control and dogma on others.  The only difference is which religion they abuse and misrepresent.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:09 (average 5:01).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Did Trump Spot the Indictment’s Most Damning Phrase?

 

Tick… Tick… Tick… RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Calling it a story “too hot for the other cable-news networks to handle,” Fox News Channel announced on Tuesday that it would begin airing twenty-four-hour coverage of Bill Clinton’s 1998–99 impeachment.

Fox anchor Sean Hannity announced the programming change, telling viewers that Fox would devote all its resources to reporting the Clinton impeachment to the exclusion of all other news stories.

“This story has everything: sex, lies, and misdeeds at the highest levels of our government,” Hannity said. “We are planning to flood the zone to bring it to you.”

Dang Andy! You mean they are going to change from their coverage of Hillary Clinton’s impeachment? RESIST!!

From Robert Reich: The robbers are the American oligarchs who bankroll the Republican Party, and who are plotting the biggest heist in American history – a massive tax cut estimated to be up to 5.8 trillion dollars.

Around 80 percent of it will benefit the richest 1 percent, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Trump is busily distracting America with his explosive tweets and incendiary tantrums – blasting Republican senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, NFL players who take the knee, Dreamers, refugees, immigrants, transgender people, the media, “rocket man,” Hillary Clinton, Obama, NAFTA, Muslims.

The Trump bomb is hugely damaging – unleashing hate, threatening democratic institutions, isolating America in the world. 

But none of this seems to bother Republicans in Congress, except for a handful of Senators who won’t be running again. That’s because congressional Republicans are concentrating their efforts on pulling off the giant heist for their rich patrons.

Click through for the rest. The Reich on the left could not be more right. RESIST!!

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Trickle Down from the Reich

 Posted by at 12:58 pm  Politics
Oct 112017
 

As tempted as I am to focus on the ongoing Republican scandal that afflicts our nation on a daily basis, I think I’ll take time out to address an issue that should be of interest to all Americans, regardless of whether they are interested in politics or not.  The Reich is right about taxes.  I’m not referring to the Republican Reich.  The Reich on the right, is virtually always wrong.  I’m referring to the Reich on the left, who is virtually always right, Robert Reich.

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WHY THE REPUBLICAN TAX PLAN IS MORE FAILED TRICKLE-DOWN ECONOMICS*

Trump and conservatives in Congress are planning a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. To justify it they’re using the oldest song in their playbook, claiming tax cuts on the rich will trickle down to working families in the form of stronger economic growth.

Baloney. Trickle-down economics is a cruel joke. Just look at the evidence:

Inserted from <Robert Reich>

Republicans do plan to raise taxes and expenses for the poor and middle classes.

Resist Tax Cuts for the Rich!!

RESIST THE REPUBLICAN REICH!!

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Sep 302017
 

I got to bed late again last night.  As I plugged my iPhone in to recharge, it notified me that it needed to update to sync.  I learned long ago that, if I don’t babysit it to input pins and password on prompt, it tends to upfuckticate instead of update.  It took an hour.  I overslept this morning, so I’m skipping my nap and will probably publish a little early.  My Quicken substitute, CountAbout, is starting to come together, although the documentation is poor and the learning curve is steep.  However, their tech support, unlike Quicken, is quick and efficient, and after my free trial expires, it will cost only $40 a year.  Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  My Broncos will be hosting the Raiders, and it may be televised here.  Teams are still TBA.  It is also a Wendy day.  Fantasy Players, make changes in your lineup before 6:30 AM Pacific, as there is another London game.  Monday is my four week cataract follow up, so the Monthly Report for September will be several days late.  In international terms, I’m putting 2 kilos of kitty shit in a one kilo bag.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:48 (average 5:51).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From CNN: President Donald Trump launched an attack on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Saturday for criticizing the White House’s hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, accusing her of “poor leadership” and suggesting that the island’s residents are not doing enough to help themselves.

“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” the President tweeted from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he is spending the weekend. “… Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.” [emphasis added]

Here is what Mayor Cruz had said and why.

You’re doing a heck of a job, Trumpie! NOT!! RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: In an experience that he called “traumatic” and “horrifying,” the departing Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, was seated between two screaming babies Friday night on his first-ever commercial flight.

Price, who was flying from Washington, D.C., to his home in Georgia just hours after resigning from his Cabinet position, reacted with alarm after discovering that the airline had assigned him a middle seat between two passengers holding inconsolably shrieking babies on their laps.

Moments after making his terrible discovery, Price urgently called for a flight attendant and reportedly told her, “There are babies on this aircraft. That can’t possibly be allowed.”

After informing Price that babies were, in fact, permitted on commercial flights, the attendant instructed the former Cabinet secretary to fasten his seatbelt and ignored his request to be served a free glass of Dom Perignon champagne and beluga caviar with toast points.

Dang Andy! I actually have to agree that seating Price between two screaming babies was “traumatic” and “horrifying”. Those poor babies will need psychotherapy to get over being seated next to Price! RESIST!!

From Robert Reich: Trump and Republicans are trying to sell you the idea that American corporations need a tax cut in order to be competitive. That’s rubbish. Here are 6 reasons why:

The Reich on the left is right! As I have long said, Republican supply-side lies are not the solution to the demand-side problems Republicans have created. RESIST!!

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