Oct 112017
 

I have a busy day today.  I’m writing earlier than normal, because I’m waiting for a grocery delivery from Store to Door.  When it arrives, I’ll put the groceries away, have lunch and finish writing.  Wendy is coming this evening to destink the putrid TomCat.  Even though today’s high is forecast at 57°, 100% humidity makes me sticky.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:40 (average 4:23).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Offer:

We need a player to take over Pam’s league leading team in out fantasy football league.  If you’d like to do it, please email me (see contact me under Links in left column) with the email address you use (or want to use) for nfl.com fantasy.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): What Mike Pence’s Cynical Anthem Stunt Cost

 

Keith has a point. When it comes to wasting YOUR money on their own luxuries, nobody excels like the $1,232,943,000.00, and still counting, Republican Reich! RESIST!!

From YouTube (RWW Channel): RWW News: Rick Wiles Says ‘You Don’t Have The Right To Worship Lucifer In This Country’

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

As a Christian, I have no wish to worship Lucifer, his teased hair, his orange face, his tiny hands, his pee-soaked body, or his Putin-ravished butt. However, if I was sick enough to want to do that, it is my right, no matter what that Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian liar says. RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: There are primarily two types of poor people in this country:

1. Those who are struggling because they have an entire power structure rigged against them

2. Those who have no money because they are, frankly, morons

We fight for those in the first category. The second category might as well be referred to as Trump supporters, and I simply don’t have any empathy for proudly ignorant, dirt poor, uneducated racists who are currently getting swindled right now by a supposed “billionaire.” 

President Cheeto just tweeted that “The RNC is taking in far more $’s than the Dems, and much of it by my wonderful small donors.”  He was referring to this article in theWashington Post [sic]—which I suppose he forgot that he called FAKE NEWS just a few days ago.

U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

If you believe Trump, he is uber-wealthy and doesn’t need anybody’s help to pay his bills. So either he is lying, or gets some kind of kick out of poor dupes donating to help pay his legal fees. Either way, he mocks them and proves our point that they do indeed deserve our scorn. At least when we mock them, we don’t swindle them.

At different times the Fuhrer has denied doing this and bragged about doing it. Republicans, Trump is an expert at sheeple-fleecing, so bend over and say BAA-A-A-A-A-A! RESIST!!

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Aug 022017
 

I’m having a busy day in spite of the oppressive heat, but they did lower today’s forecast to 107°.  That will still beat the old record high by 14°.  I cleaned out the fridge and organized the freezer.  Store to Door has delivered groceries, and I put them away.  I changed the poll.  I prepared the graphics and collected most of the data for July’s Monthly Report.  Wendy will be coming this evening.  I expect her to wear a swimsuit, so she can cool off too.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:33 (average 5:51).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Why is Trump Reminding Us of the Pee Pee Tape? | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

 

I think Putin’s Piddle Pervert keeps bringing up the pee tape, because he’s suffering from withdrawal. Putin won’t provide hookers for Trump, because the investigation is interfering with Putin’s quo. RESIST!!

From YouTube (RWW Channel): Jim Bakker: Buy My Food Buckets Because We’re Heading For ‘A Hellish 42 Months On Planet Earth’

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Bakker illustrates the difference between taxpayers and pseudo-Christians. Republicans tax taxpayers to rip us off. Pseudo-Christians are so stupid that they hand it over despite Bakker’s long history of criminal con games. RESIST!!

From NY Times: The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.

The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”

The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the division’s front office, where the Trump administration’s political appointees work, rather than its Educational Opportunities Section, which is run by career civil servants and normally handles work involving schools and universities.

The professionals in the Educational Opportunities section would not carry out Trump’s and KKK Beauregard’s racist Republican scam! RESIST!!

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Apr 302014
 

I’m writing for tomorrow and feeling much better than I did yesterday, although I do have some housework to catch up.  Tomorrow I have the same Urologist appointment I missed when Tri-Met sent the lift bus to the wrong address. They seem to have figured out where I live at last.  Because of that, Thursday’s submissions may be limited.  Day 9.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:51 (average 4:54).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Security Warning:

From ZD Net: Government security response teams are urging Windows users to consider Chrome or Firefox as their default browser until Microsoft delivers a security fix for a new flaw affecting all versions of Internet Explorer.

Computer emergency response teams (CERTs) in the US, the UK, and Sweden have advised Windows users to consider avoiding Internet Explorer until Microsoft fixes the vulnerability.

Microsoft over the weekend confirmed the fla was being exploited in "limited, targeted attacks", which use a rigged Flash file hosted on attack websites to net victims. Attackers that successfully exploit the flaw affecting IE 6 to IE 11 could gain the same user rights as the original user, according to Microsoft.

The company has yet to announce whether it will release an out of band patch or wait until the next Patch Tuesday, scheduled for 13 May, to deliver a fix. It will also be the first patch update from Microsoft that excludes Windows XP, which still runs on around 29 percent of the world’s PCs.

Personally, I almost never use IE.

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos: Five years after Dick Armey laid out the blueprint for a racially fueled astroturf uprising as a last ditch gambit to save the Bush-devastated Grand Ole Party from extinction, four years since Glenn Beck’s ‘Sermon On The Mall’ was witnessed by a mighty pilgrimage of the bigoted, the mean and the stupid, the Washington Post has now, finally, discover that the multitude of Tea Party Evangelists are nothing but grifters.  That’s some serious investigative reporting there.  Breaking news.  Now, who would have guessed?

Uh, ANYONE WITH A BRAIN!

Here’s the WP’s revelation:

A Washington Post analysis found that some of the top national tea party groups engaged in this year’s midterm elections have put just a tiny fraction of their money directly into boosting the candidates they’ve endorsed.

Next to stealing elections, fleecing sheeple is Republicans’ favorite sport.

From LA Times: A new study argues that more than 4% of all defendants who have been sentenced to death — and who remain under threat of execution — are probably innocent.

In a paper published Monday in the journal PNAS, a team of researchers statistically examined the cases of 7,482 death row convictions from 1973 to 2004.

Using a so-called survival analysis mathematical model, study authors estimated that if all death-sentence defendants remained under sentence of death indefinitely, at least 4.1% would be exonerated.

Even if only one of those convictions resulted in the wrongful execution of an innocent person, that is sufficient cause to outlaw the death penalty.  Several of the men, with whom I do volunteer work, used to be on death row.  Their sentences were commuted between 1972 and 1976, after Furman v Georgia caused a moratorium on the death penalty.  They will never get out, but have found purpose in helping others learn to stay out.

From Blue Oregon: Sean Hannity says that "the ranch standoff that took place out in Nevada was not about a man named Cliven Bundy." Some people are making fun of Hannity for "distancing" himself from Bundy, but I take Hannity at his word. Hannity was standing up for a principle. And that principle, of course, is that a man has a right to graze his cattle anywhere he damn well pleases, whether the land belongs to him or not.

And today it occurred to me that there is a way that we, Hannity’s defenders, can give him a chance to demonstrate that it was that principle that he really cares about. It’s simple: Let’s grab some cattle, find Sean Hannity’s house, and let them loose on his lawn.

I supported the author of this piece, Steve Novick, for the Senate, before I volunteered for Jeff Merkley’s campaign, after Jeff beat Steve in the 2008 primary. Now you can see why I liked him.

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Apr 182014
 

I’m writing for tomorrow and feel somewhat tired, as it’s late in the afternoon on a busy day.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:04 (average 6:05).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Upworthy: This video sure has a good point about humanity’s baser instincts. Why can’t we overcome them?

 

The reason for this search phenomena is the proliferation of websites in the Republican echo chamber. They mindlessly parrot the memes in the Republican War on Women.

From Daily Kos: Brian Beutler catches the latest Obamacare fauxrage from Fox News: millions of people won’t be able to sign up for health insurance until November. So all those young people who Republicans, and Fox News, told that they shouldn’t be signing up because [of?] freedom are now deprived of freedom by having to wait until the next open enrollment period. Here’s Fox News [Faux Noise delinked]:

There is yet another ObamaCare surprise waiting for consumers: from now until the next open enrollment at the end of this year, most people will simply not be able to buy any health insurance at all, even outside the exchanges.

That’s not really news. The practice of enrollment periods, embraced by the law, was designed specifically to address those "free-riders" Fox News would in any other circumstance hate—the people who would wait until they needed health insurance to get it. The difference now, though, is that if those people get sick while they’re uninsured, they don’t have to worry about that preventing them from getting insurance once open enrollment kicks in again.

What hypocrites! If sheeple need insurance and have to wait for it now, only because they did not buy it, because they obeyed Faux Noise, the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, they only have one complaint to make: BA-A-A-A-A-A!!

From Huffington Post: As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires and large corporations can now spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the political process. The results of that decision are clear. In the coming months and years the Koch brothers and other extraordinarily wealthy families will spend billions of dollars to elect right-wing candidates to the Senate, the House, governors’ mansions and the presidency of the United States. These billionaires already own much of our economy. That, apparently, is not enough. Now, they want to own the United States government as well.

Four years ago, the Supreme Court handed down the 5-4 ruling in Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission. A few weeks ago, they announced another horrendous campaign finance decision in McCutcheon vs. FEC giving even more political power to the rich. Now, many Republicans want to push this Supreme Court to go even further. In the name of "free speech," they want the Court to eliminate all restrictions on campaign spending – a position that Justice Thomas supported in McCutcheon – and a view supported by the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Importantly, as a means of being able to exercise unprecedented power over the political process, this has been the position of the Koch brothers for at least the last 34 years.

The Koch brothers are the second wealthiest family in America, making most of their money in the fossil fuel industry. According to Forbes Magazine, they saw their wealth increase last year from $68 billion to $80 billion. In other words, under the "anti-business", "socialist" and "oppressive" Obama administration, their wealth went up by $12 billion in one year.

Click through for the rest of this excellent Bernie Sanders piece on the Kochs that Republicans so love to suck.

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Apr 062013
 

I’m a little groggy after sleeping all day yesterday, but at long last, I’m back with a full set of articles for you.  Lets hope it sticks.  I’m current with replies to recent articles. Tomorrow appears routine.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 6:19 (not a typo)(average 5:38).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Reuters: Over loud objections from Democrats, Montana’s Republican-controlled Senate on Friday voted to put proposals on the 2014 ballot that would tighten voter registration and restrict the rights of third parties to compete in general elections.

Scheduling surprise votes at times when key Democrats will be absent is becoming a GOP standard means to overcome the popular will.

From YouTube: Bill Maher Trashes Libertarians: Movement Went ‘Nuts,’ ‘Intellectually Stuck In Their Teen Years’

 

As always, Maher is spot on, and he got a good laugh out of Bernie. 🙂

From Right Wing Watch: The Family Research Council has caught wind of a new theory percolating in the right-wing blogosphere and in certain circles on Capitol Hill: that the Department of Health and Human Services is using a new Obamacare rule to empower the long-defunct ACORN to commit voter intimidation and fraud.

Since ACORN no longer exists, here’s what people who actually believe this Republican lie have to say: "Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a!"

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