Jan 212018
 

This is my only article today.  I have not slept well and am very tired.  It’s a high holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb with Conference Final meditations to watch.  I wonder if someone deflated Brady’s balls.  WWWendy is going to a temporary bartending job today, so she’s coming an hour early to destink the smelly TomCat and help with chores.  She will probably arrive before I finish this.  I hope you are having a great second day of the Republican shutdown.

WWWendy just left.  It feels so good to be clean again!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:37 (average 5:10).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Parody Project Channel): Song for Donald – Parody of Song of Roland

 

AMEN!! RESIST!!

From YouTube (SNL Channel): Trump Doctor Press Conference Cold Open

 

That exam was almost as phony as the real one was. RESIST!!

From Bloomberg: President Donald Trump says on Twitter that if the shutdown stalemate continues, Republicans should consider the so-called “nuclear option” in the Senate, which would allow them to vote on a long-term budget with a simple majority and no more continuing resolutions. “The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” Trump says to kick off a day seen as the final chance for a rapid end to the shutdown.

It wouldn’t surprise me if they did it. I am surprised they haven’t done it sooner. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Calling it “the least I can do for my country,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Saturday morning that she would lie for free during the government shutdown.

“Now more than ever it’s important that the stream of falsehoods and distortions from this White House continues to flow in a steady and uninterrupted fashion,” Sanders said. “To achieve that, for the duration of the government shutdown I will be lying on a pro-bono basis.”

Sanders said that Donald Trump had asked that she keep a full accounting of the lies she told during the shutdown so that she could be reimbursed for them later, but she turned down that offer. “I’ve often said that I like to lie so much I would do it for free,” she said. “This is a chance to put my money where my mouth is.”

Dang Andy! For Upchuckabee-Sanders, lying for free is like a bear shitting in the woods for free. RESIST!!

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Jan 142018
 

It was another sticky night.  When I arose this morning at 4:30 AM, with no heat on and an open window, the inside temperature was 78° because of heat rising in the building, so I slept fitfully.  Wendy is due in fifteen minutes to destink the TomCat, who NEEDS that service big time.

I have been destinked, and I hope it lasts the day.  Wendy is filling in as a bartender for two weekends, so we finished over an hour early.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:18 (average 5:28).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (SNL Channel): Morning Joe Michael Wolff Cold Open

 

Picture Kate McKinnon doing her kinky Mika routine in her KKK Beauregard outfit. RESIST!!

From YouTube (MoveOn Channel): How to Talk About the Muslim Ban

 

She makes valid points. Nobody should be banned for religious beliefs, not even the evil belief with the most terrorists of all: Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christianity (the exact opposite of real Christianity). RESIST!!

From Think Progress: Trump’s description of large swaths of the globe, including the entire continent of Africa, as “shithole nations” whose citizens should be excluded from the United States has triggered international condemnation.

The latest response comes in the form of an extraordinary statement issue by the African Union, a group of 55 African countries.

The African Union called Trump’s comments “outrageous, racist and xenophobic” and demanded a “retraction and apology.” The group also said it was “concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color.”

I stand with them 100%. RESIST!!

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Dec 172017
 

Wendy is due in about twenty minutes to destink the TomCat and help with several chores, including the dreaded task.  Since my Broncos have already won, may the holy Ellipsoid Orb bless your team.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:37 (average 5:08).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (SNL Channel): White House Tree Trimming Cold Open

 

It’s almost too accurate to be funny. RESIST!!

From Politico: A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s transition team is accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining tens of thousands of private emails during its investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

Kory Langhofer, an Arizona-based attorney representing Trump for America, spelled out the complaint in a seven-page letter sent Saturday to the main House and Senate oversight committees where he raises potential violations of attorney-client privilege and the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful search and seizure.

Mueller’s office got the records earlier this summer from the General Services Administration, the government agency charged with holding all transition materials, even while it was “aware that the GSA did not own or control the records in question,” Langhofer wrote.

Translation: There’s stuff in there we don’t want known, and this false claim of misconduct could be the basis to fire Mueller, who may be dismissed only for cause. RESIST!!

From Think Progress: The Trump administration told policy analysts for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta that they could not use certain words in documents for the 2019 budget, the Washington Post reported. Those words were “fetus,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

The administration prohibited these words from being used in the budget, which should be released in February, and in supporting materials for Congress and CDC partners. A “longtime CDC analyst” who spoke to the Post said that they did not remember a time when an administration previous banned “controversial” words from budget documents. The analyst said it’s probable that other areas of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have had the same directive.

The next step in the Republican censorship of truth description terms will be to hijack funding for State and Local entities that employ them. RESIST!!

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Dec 032017
 

WWW is coming a couple hours late, so I’m rushing to finish early.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:00 (average 6:02).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (SNL Channel): White House Christmas Cold Open

 

Amen pseudo-Hillary! Lock him up! RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Vice-President Mike Pence has requested that Jesus Christ rapture him up before the special counsel Robert Mueller can indict him, a source close to Pence confirmed on Friday.

Shortly after the former national-security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I., Pence contacted Jesus to discuss the early rapture proposal, the source said.

The source characterized Pence’s request to be raptured up as “urgent” but did not indicate whether the Vice-President asked Jesus to rapture up any other senior Administration officials.

Gee, Andy. Republican Supply-side Jesus (the opposite of the real Jesus) is welcome to poof Pence down to where he is. Then Pence can sizzle with Scalia. RESIST!!

From NY Times: As the tax cut legislation passed by the Senate early Saturday hurtles toward final approval, Republicans are preparing to use the swelling deficits made worse by the package as a rationale to pursue their long-held vision: undoing the entitlements of the New Deal and Great Society, leaving government leaner and the safety net skimpier for millions of Americans.

Speaker Paul D. Ryan and other Republicans are beginning to express their big dreams publicly, vowing that next year they will move on to changes in Medicare and Social Security. President Trump told a Missouri rally last week, “We’re going to go into welfare reform.”

They have claimed this was not true from the beginning, but we have always known they were lying. RESIST!!

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Nov 192017
 

I’m waiting for Wendy to arrive to shine and polish the TomCat and help with other work, including the dreaded task.  I shall finish this after she leaves.  Then it’s time to meditate upon the Ellipsoid Orb.  I’m still improving gradually.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 5:44 (average 6:42).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (SNL Channel): Weekend Update: Jeff Sessions

 

Is this based on a transcript? RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Unimpressed by President Donald Trump’s sudden backtracking on his proposed elephant-trophy ban, elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia released a scathing official statement on Saturday, ominously warning Trump, “We don’t forget.”…

…“The decision to lift the trophy ban reeks of political expediency as it worst,” the elephants’ statement read.

The elephants also sent a strongly worded legal letter to the Republican National Committee, demanding that the G.O.P. immediately cease and desist using the elephants’ likenesses in Republican fund-raising appeals and all other materials.

They should never have said that, Andy. Trump wanted to kill them all just for fun, let alone over the image! RESIST!!

From NY Times: As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach.

This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, it’s striking that conservatives champion “family values” even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast, people in blue states don’t trumpet these family values but often seem to do a better job living them.

According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 32 states, those with the highest percentage of high school students who say they have had sex are Mississippi, Delaware, West Virginia, Alabama and Arkansas. All but Delaware voted Republican in the last presidential election.

Meanwhile, the five states with the lowest proportion of high school students who have had sex were New York, California, Maryland, Nebraska and Connecticut. All but Nebraska voted Democratic.

Most Republican pseudo-Christians preach piety and behave immorally. Most Democrats preach freedom and behave responsibly. RESIST!!

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Nov 122017
 

This is today’s only article.  Between the flu, more Republicosis, and the Care2 Glitch Monster running amok, I’m shot.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:18 (average 4:46).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (SNL Channel): Roy Moore & Jeff Sessions Cold Open

 

The real Pence would not want Moore to Withdraw. RESIST!!

From NY Times: After cutting funds for nonprofit groups that help people obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is encouraging the use of insurance agents and brokers who are often paid by insurers when they help people sign up.

The administration said in a recent bulletin that it was “increasing partnerships” with insurance agents and viewed them as “important stakeholders” in the federal marketplace, where consumers are now shopping for insurance. But some health policy experts warned that a shift from nonprofit groups, which are supposed to provide impartial information, to brokers and agents, who may receive commissions for the plans they recommend, carries risks for consumers.

Do not entrust your henhouse to Republican foxes. RESIST!!

From Think Progress: The retailer [Wal-Fart] is offering 15 posters of the forced relocation of tens of thousands of Japanese Americans, which occurred during World War II, including ones of children waiting to be transported and a group of Japanese women within the grounds of an internment camp. The pictures are described as “the perfect Wall Art for any home, bedroom, playroom, classroom, dorm room or office workspace.”

Leave it to Wal-Fart Republicans to glorify that.  RESIST!!

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The head, not the ear.

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