Aug 212019

It’s another busy day here in the shiny new CatBox.  The power chair repairman is due in about an hour to fix my chair.  I have no idea how long it will take.  Yesterday my Oncologist’s PA explained that the nodes in my lungs are so tiny that they are impossible to biopsy, and that they are probably just scar tissue from my COPD.  Therefore, they’ll do another Cat Scan in three months, to make sure they undergo no sudden growth.  This is my only article today, but starting tomorrow, I should be back in the saddle until Sunday.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:44 (average 6:24).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?


Short Takes:

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): 2020 Animated By ‘Fear Of Trump’


This is great.  Unfortunately, this attitude also tends to steer voters toward Joe Biden and against Democratic competitors, who are both more cogent and more competent. Assuming that we win in 2020, an administration that gives Republicans license to screw America in a the misguided pursuit of bipartisanship will guarantee a quick Republican return to power. RESIST!!

From YouTube (Robert Reich Channel): Robert Reich: The 5-Step CEO Pay Scam


The Reich on the left, Robert Reich, is right. The Reich on the Right, the Republican Reich, has two kinds of policies: scams and bigger scams. Robert’s plan is spot-on! RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: A man with no identifiable skills is deeply worried that a recession could cause him to lose his job, people close to the man have confirmed.

The man, who has barely clung to his job for the past two and a half years, is justified in believing that an economic downturn would result in his unemployment, experts said.

“When the economy is good, it’s possible for someone like him to hold down a job for which he is woefully unqualified,” Harland Dorrinson, a human-resources specialist, said. “But when the economy goes south, look out.”

Dorrinson said that the unskilled man’s résumé, which lists six bankruptcies and multiple business failures, could come under scrutiny in the event of a recession.

“His employers might find themselves asking, ‘How did he get this job in the first place?’ ” Dorrinson said.

Andy, he got the job by repeating ‘Spasibo, tovarishch Putin’ over and over. RESIST!!

Vote Blue!!

Aug 142019

My Windows 10 installation is still somewhat buggy, after the update from hell, but I just don’t have time to waste another day dealing with their horrid customer support.  Today is a WWWendy day.  From force of habit, I keep thinking it’s a grocery day too, but grocery day is Thursday in the shiny new CatBox.  I slept poorly last night.  I had to get up for an Alka-Seltzer.  That hiatal hernia has been acting up, and I feel tired.  Hump Day Hugs to all!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:56 (average 5:27)(mouse still flaky).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Robert Reich Channel): Robert Reich: Is America Becoming a Third World Country?


Of course the Reich on the left, Robert Reich, is right. If the Reich on the right, the Republican Reich, has their way, we will become a fourth world country. RESIST!!

From YouTube (Trae Crowder Channel): Do What Now – ICEcapades in the Mississippi Heat


Trae is spot-on, but it makes me sick to compare this racist Republican hatred to the gorgeous production on ice that thrilled me so, when I was a child. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: One day after the White House took steps to weaken the Endangered Species Act, an irate polar bear has demanded a face-to-face meeting with Donald J. Trump.

The bear, who was described as “livid” by his spokesperson, has already begun his journey from the Arctic to Washington to express his deep dissatisfaction with Trump.

“He has been ravenously hungry because of the destruction of his habitat,” the bear’s spokesperson said. “The latest news about the Endangered Species Act has not improved his mood.”

Dang, Andy! How could the poor creature possibly bear such a vile encounter? RESIST!!


Aug 072019

I slept a little better last night.  I’ll be leaving for my appointment with my friend in about 90 min.  It will be mostly social, but it’s mice to get away from the CatBox for a few hours, even if it is shiny and new.  This is my only article today.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:57 (average 5:48).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Robert Reich Channel): Robert Reich: The Myth of the Rugged Individual


Of course the Reich on the left, Robert Reich, is right. The Reich on the right, the Republican Reich, sells “pie in the sky” dreams based on lies. RESIST!!

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): ‘This Sucking Moral Vacuum At The Top Of The Country’


There’s no vacuum.  The space is packed full of immorality.  It won’t happen, boy wouldn’t you love to see that hatemonger run out of town covered in tar and feathers? RESIST!!

From AlterNet: Progressive activists and groups praised two House Democrats Tuesday for formally requesting that the National Archives and Records Administration release records related to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s service in the George W. Bush White House which were not part of Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation process last year.

“This is big,” Brian Fallon, executive director of the advocacy group Demand Justice, tweeted Tuesday. In a statement, he added that “this is a critical first step in conducting the real investigation of Brett Kavanaugh that Senate Republicans prevented from happening.”

Despite credible allegations of past sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh and concerns about how the judge’s far-right views on various issues could shape the country’s future laws, he was narrowly confirmed to the high court by the Republican-held Senate in October, following what critics called a “sham confirmation process.”

Good deal! Impeach Injustice Pervert Kava-Nazi. RESIST!!


Jul 312019

It’s my last full day here in the crappy old CatBox.  I’d hoped that the move would go smoothly, but CCC could ruin a wet dream.  The movers were supposed to be here first thing in the morning.  That has now changed to “sometime in the afternoon”.  ARGH!  I will be SO glad when this mess is over.  Tomorrow I will post a brief personal update early and go back to bed to rest until late morning.  I hope to post another brief personal update, on Friday afternoon, assuming that my cable install is smooth.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:28 (average 4:32).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Jesse Dollemore Channel): Moscow Mitch is Hard at Work Making Sure Russia is Able to Interfere in the 2020 Elections!


Spot-on Jesse! The worst thing I can find to say about Bought Bitch Moscow Mitch is this. He is a Republican. RESIST!!

From YouTube (Robert Reich Channel): Robert Reich: Where Your Tax Dollars Really Go


The Reich on the left, Robert Reich, is right. Every penny we spend on meeting Americans’ needs is a penny that the greedy Reich on the right, the Republican Reich, can’t give to a billionaire. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Pushing back against charges that Senator Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said on Tuesday that McConnell “has never been an asset to any country.”

“You can scour the four corners of the globe, and you will not find a nation that would ever in a million years consider Mitch McConnell an asset,” Putin said.

The Russian President urged pundits who have called McConnell a Russian asset “to look up the word ‘asset’ in the dictionary.”

“You will find that ‘asset’ means a useful or valuable thing,” Putin said. “The only part of that definition that fits McConnell is ‘thing.’ ”

Dang, Andy! Putin [R-RU] does have a point, but McConnell sure is trying hard to help Russia. Do you think Putin has a pee-pee tape starring Bought Bitch Moscow Mitch? RESIST!!