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Who's on with Bill Maher at 10 pm / HBO tonight? Here is the list

Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, Sean Penn, Sharyl Attkisson, Arianna Huffington and Tom Rogan

if nothing else I for one am looking forward to the discussion about the letter the traitors sent to Iran.

Congress’s Approval Rating No Longer Detectable by Current Technology—Borowitz is trying to poll

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – After a challenging week for the legislative body, the approval rating of the United States Congress has shrunk to a point where it is no longer detectable by the technology currently available, a leading pollster said on Friday.

Davis Logsdon, who heads the highly regarded Opinion Research Institute at the University of Minnesota, said that his polling unit has developed highly sensitive measurement technology in recent years to gauge Congress’s popularity as it fell into the single digits, but added that “as of this week, Congress is basically flatlining.”

“At the beginning of the week, you could still see a slight flicker of approval for Congress,” he said. “Then—bam!—the lights went out.”
Logsdon said, however, that people should resist drawing the conclusion that Congress’s approval rating now stands at zero. “They may have support in the range of .0001 per cent or, say, .0000001 per cent,” he said. “Our equipment just isn’t advanced enough to measure it.”

Logsdon said that the swift descent of Congress’s approval rating below detectable levels has surprised experts in the polling profession. “A couple of years ago, when they shut down the government, I wondered, What could they possibly do to become less popular than this?” the pollster said. “Now we know.”


Still so furious I can barely breathe. The 47 demand to be looked at.

I'm ashamed and livid over my 2 Senators as well- Richard Burr and Thom Tillis - both now gave me brand new reasons for being exasperated.
Burr has been a weak and pretty useless follower for years. I think of him as a place card. And Tillis came in and showed his lack of brain power right off the bat by saying food servers don't necessarily need to be required to wash their hands ....

the smilies are for my Senators.

Looking in his mailbox: Kim Jong-un Feels Snubbed by Absence of Letter from Republicans/ Borowitz

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un said on Tuesday that he feels “snubbed” by the decision of forty-seven Republican senators to write a letter to Iran but not to him, the official North Korean news agency reported.In an unusually forthcoming interview with the Korean Central News Agency (K.C.N.A.), Kim said it was “hurtful” that the Republicans would send a letter to one of the United States’ most longstanding enemies while “totally snubbing” another.

“Let’s just call it what it is: they’re playing favorites with enemies,” Kim said. “I try not to take things personally, but it’s hard to see them sending letters to Iran without feeling a little bit hurt.”

Kim said that over the past two days he had his aides checking his mailbox on an hourly basis in hopes of finding a letter from the Republicans, but now he has “pretty much given up hope.”

“Honestly, I thought I’d at least rate a text or something, but … ,” he said, his voice trailing off.

“I don’t like to beat myself up, but part of me is like, ‘What does Iran have that I don’t have?’ ” he said. “I don’t know. Sometimes I feel like, when you actually get nuclear weapons, people start taking you for granted.”


A little boring but obligatory --- Spring is springing

I took a walk today and lifted 3 baby daffodils from a neighbor's yard. There were a few more, but I left them for the owner and other neighbors walking about and enjoying the sun and the warmth.
Here they are - in my kitchen - helping me celebrate the end of a bone chilling winter.

Bill Maher at 10 and repeat at 11:30 EST tonight - GUESTS are:

Lawrence Wright

John Ridley

David Axelrod

Matt Taibbi

Genevieve Wood

From 11 - 11:30 the show "VICE" is back. to me Vice is must see TV if at all possible.

Happy weekend everyone!

Borowitz reports on Poll: New Scandal Not up to Clintons’ Usual Standards

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A new poll indicates that the American people are deeply disappointed in Hillary Clinton’s State Department e-mail flap because it does not live up to the high standards of sordidness set by Clinton scandals of the past.

Davis Logsdon, who supervised the poll for the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, said that those surveyed were “receptive and even intrigued” by the idea of a new Clinton scandal, but then were deflated when they learned what the scandal actually involved.

“When people hear the words ‘Clinton scandal,’ they expect a certain amount of sex and sleaze,” Logsdon said. “But once they find out that this one is about State Department e-mail regulations which may or may not have been disobeyed, they feel very let down.”
“In a sense, the Clintons have created this problem for themselves,” Logsdon added. “They set an extremely high bar with some very memorable scandals in the past, and for a lot of people, this one just doesn’t live up to the hype.”

The current scandal could be salvaged in the public’s eye if some of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails turn out to have sexual content, but Logsdon called that “a long shot.”

“The poll results show that there’s a genuine appetite out there for a juicy Clinton scandal,” he said. “But, sadly, there’s also a sense that maybe they did their best work in the nineties.”


Question about the silly dress colors - tiny internal poll

I was out last night at a performance of our local art school and sat with a visual artist and painter of renown.
As we were making conversation during intermission the black/blue - white/gold dress came up and she said she at all times saw it as black and blue and her husband standing beside us said that so did he.

Now - to me - no matter when I saw it - in whatever lighting - presented by whoever and in what way I ALWAYS saw it as nothing but white and gold. I could not even pretend to myself I saw something else, and let it all go because I thought the whole thing was just another silly thing to spend energy on in order to not pay attention to what really matters.

Well - I was gobsmacked that they said they felt equally correct in their vision.

Feeling frivolous, let me ask you what you saw, I will do nothing with the info except be very interested in the numbers.
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