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?
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!!