Aug 122019

I don’t know why, but I feel very tired today.  My mouse stopped tracking evenly, and it’s driving me nuts!  ARGH!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 7:29 (average 4:37).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (a blast from the past): The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever


Ah… the memories!! RESIST!!

From Huffington Post: Fox News and host Tucker Carlson are losing more advertisers.

Long John Silver’s will no longer advertise on Fox News, as confirmed to Media Matters’ Angelo Carusone

Nestlé and HelloFresh, which have advertised on Carlson’s show in the past, told The Hollywood Reporter they were no longer running ads on the show. Nestlé said it had no plans to do so in the future.

On Friday, Stein Mart confirmed that it is no longer running ads on Carlson’s show.

A spokesperson for SoFi, a personal finance company that had recently been running ads with Carlson, told HuffPost that the company buys “programmatic advertising and [does] not purchase directly through the sponsorship of any shows.” Additionally, SoFi said it had “made sure our ads will no longer air during this program.”

Earlier this week, Carlson claimed on his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that there is no white supremacy problem in the United States, and that it’s a “hoax” proliferated by the media.

Wonderful! Our voices matter enough to punch the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, right in the wallet! RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: When I spotted this tiny, dark booth, I surveilled it for a while, feigning to study the map of the fairgrounds for bearings on my phone. Minutes passed, and then a few more, and all the while this forlorn booth had no guests. Literally not a single one.

It wasn’t for lack of potential visitors. Friday was a perfect day for the popular fair – warm but not hot, and as comfortably cloudy as it was sometimes sunny. Ohio’s capital city of Columbus is centrally located – in the Heart of it All of the Heart of it All – which makes for only a few hours’ drive to its location from just about anywhere in this quite populous state. Understandably, the fair was crowded. Just about every booth got their fair (sic.) share of attention this day, but for that one – sparse, and sporting an overly tiny identifying sign – which seemed patently unable to buy a break…

…Now Ohio is a purple state, but even though the fair takes place in the big city (Columbus is Ohio’s largest), the fair is a rural-themed park which attracts more than its share of the red team. That pretty much holds true for both booth denizens as well as fairgoers, but the marketplace’s desire to make the sale puts a damper on risky political banter. That’s why I was surprised when I saw the undersized sign on the back of the lonely booth:

Make America Great Again

The two twenty-something booth caretakers were bored. Very bored.




Aug 092019

It turned out to be a busy day, here in the shiny new CatBox.  Yesterday afternoon, I discovered that one of my email accounts stopped working.  I called Xfinity, and they’ll be here this morning.  That’s excellent service.  They lust left.  It took only 20 minutes.  TGIF Hugs!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:33 (average 5:46).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): Donald Trump Impeachment Inquiry To Look At Broad Range Of Offenses


Even though conviction in the Senate is as likely as humanity from Bought Bitch Moscow Mitch, the investigation publicity is more important. RESIST!!

From YouTube (a blast from the past): You Keep Me Hangin’ On | Stereo Unedited Version | Vanilla Fudge


Ah… the memories! RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch has discovered a current official, Matthew Q. Gebert, works as a foreign affairs officer assigned to the Bureau of Energy Resources.

Raw Story, reporting on the SPLC discovery, notes that “Gebert has been with the department since 2013, and has for years gone by the online name of “Coach Finstock,” which he has used to spread white supremacist propaganda and advocate for a whites-only country.”

According to Hatewatch:

“A U.S. State Department official oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, hosted white nationalists at his home and published white nationalist propaganda online, Hatewatch has determined.”

I’m not sure that publishing this was a good idea. Now that they are aware of his racist hatred, the Republican leadership is likely to promote him. RESIST!!



Aug 082019

I had a great time yesterday, but I must have overexerted myself, because I overslept and am running quite late.  Because I moved to the East side of the river, I get a new Store to Door delivery driver and grocery delivery day is now Thursday.  So I have a grocery delivery coming, but I have no idea what time.  I expect to be back in the saddle until Sunday.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 5:49 (average 7:12).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): El Paso Residents, Officials Protest President Donald Trump Visit


When Lawrence called the Trump infestation to Dayton and El Paso campaign stops, he could not be more spot on. Kudos for not repeating the oral sewer output. RESIST!!

From YouTube (Jesse Dollemore Channel): Takedown of Tucker Carlson & His Lie About the Threat of Violent White Supremacists Being a Hoax!


A white supremacist at Faux Noise? Oh my! What a shock! Seriously, hate and racism have been the stock and trade of the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda for years. Kudos to Jesse! RESIST!!

From Alternet: According to a report from the Wall Street Journal [Murdoch delinked], major Wall Street financial institutions have handed a wealth of information on Russians linked to Donald Trump and members of his family to congressional committees.

The report states, there are “thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with Mr. Trump, his family or his business,” according to sources.

“Some banks are also giving documents related to Mr. Trump’s business, the Trump Organization, to New York state investigators,” the report continues.

Among the institutions turning over documents, are Bank of America Corp. , Citigroup Inc.,Deutsche Bank AG , JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo & Co.

Drip… drip… drip… RESIST!!


Jun 012019

It’s a busy Saturday here in the CatBox on another hot muggy day. As I’m up to my ears in moving prep, I will not be preparing a Monthly Report for May.  Tomorrow is a busy WWWendy day, so please expect no more than a Personal Update tomorrow, with no links messages on Care2.  I trust I speak for all at Politics Plus in offering our heartfelt condolences over to Lona over her sudden loss of her beloved husband and soul mate.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:23 (average 5:09).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Media Matters Channel): Laura Ingraham’s history of promoting hate and white supremacy

Barf Bag Alert!!


How typical for the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, and for the Republican Reich! RESIST!!

From YouTube (Snopes Channel): Lindsey Graham Called Trump “Race-Baiting, Xenophobic Bigot” in 2015?


Now Lindsey Poo has an ugly orange shit stain on the tip of his nose. RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: The growing campaign to elect the president by popular vote met two defeats on Thursday, as the governor of one swing state rejected a bill to add his state’s Electoral College votes to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, while lawmakers in another did the same.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak unexpectedly became the first Democratic governor in the country to veto a bill to join the compact, meaning the state’s six electoral votes won’t get added to the 189 that are already part of the compact. Sisolak defended his decisionwith the fallacious claim that the Electoral College benefits small states such as Nevada, and his veto statement leaves little room for a future reversal. Supporters lack the votes in the legislature to override Sisolak’s veto, and it appears unlikely that they will be able to do so while Sisolak remains governor.

It’s time for a primary challenge to DINO Sisolak! RESIST!!