I’m writing for tomorrow, waiting for Store to Door to deliver groceries and getting as much rest as I can. Tomorrow is a prison volunteer day. It’s our annual Community Outreach meeting. We’re bringing in a couple dozen college students, and groups of them will have round-robin sessions with groups of my guys. It should be a pretty big deal. Please don’t expect much from me for the next couple days.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:53 (average 5:25). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From PRWatch: Today, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) released a new short film "Keystone PipeLIES Exposed" and major investigative report debunking key claims of proponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline as the State Department solicits comments from the public on its controversial environmental impact assessment.
Over the past seven months, CMD has interviewed experts and activists in Port Arthur, Texas; Detroit; and Washington, DC; and examined detailed tax, safety, economic, environmental, and campaign finance studies in assessing the claims made by proponents of the pipeline, which would carry more than 3/4 million barrels of tar sands oil a day from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
There can be only one answer to Keystone XL: NO!
From Daily Kos: So take a gander at the states with the most miserable people:
1. West Virginia
Mississippi is thrilled that it didn’t top this list. West Virginia topped it by just being absolutely despondent about their future. And really, can’t say I blame them when water in Mexico is safer than the stuff coming out of their own tap.
Here we have a list that could be entitled "Who’s Who in InsaniTEA"!
From Washington Post: The annual Conservative Political Action Conference has long courted controversy over what its attendees and speakers say. For the past few years, they’ve almost earned more coverage for who they don’t invite to speak or attend — and what that says about the future of the furthest right fringe of the Republican Party.
Yesterday, CPAC organizers announced that they had changed their mind about inviting American Atheists to set up a booth at this year’s conference, which will be held March 6-8 at National Harbor. The group’s president said he was "really disappointed, but … not at all surprised" by the reverse of their fortunes. "We were going to CPAC specifically to combat the notion that one must be Christian in order to be conservative. We wanted to bring that to the forefront."
Lawrence O’Donnell offered excellent coverage.
If you don’t believe in Republican Supply-side Jesus (the antithesis of the real Jesus) and hate gays, blacks, Muslims, Latinos, libruls, and/or women who are not pregnant or wear shoes, you aren’t a real Republican and C-PUKE doesn’t want you.