Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/09/13

ObushmaVisual Description:  Weekend warrior, enjoying the coolness of his creation.


Clue/Question:  After building a new deck underneath the large oak tree, he had it . . .


(Of course his government is still spying on him . . . and lying to him, in just about everything imaginable.  And, his basic Constitutional Rights are now being featured on the Endangered Species List.  And, let’s not forget that the median male is now worse off on a gross, inflation adjusted basis, than he was in … 1968.  The top 1 percent control 43 percent of the wealth, and the next four percent control an additional 29 percent.  That’s 5 percent of the people in this country controlling 72 percent of the wealth!  The 95 percent of us are left fighting it out for the remaining 28 percent.  The worst disparity in this country since right before the Great Depression.  But other than that, this guy is on easy street.  At least until he realizes what is going on, and then dares to complain about it vociferously.  Then all he has to worry about is the federal alphabet soup kicking in his door, and possibly exercising extraordinary rendition on his ass.  I hear the weather in Jordan is lovely this time of year!  A lot of us voted for Hope and Change, in both 2008 and 2012.  Some of us are still hoping, but almost nothing is changing.  This corporate good cop/bad cop routine has been going on since 1980.  We’re currently experiencing the one who says all the right things, but does virtually nothing to back up the cheery rhetoric.  Blaming an uncooperative Congress only buys you so much time.  If Obama is truly interested in leaving some kind of positive legacy, and not just being another corporate puppet/hack, then the time is now to make deals with those in Congress who can be reasoned with, and to take some of the more recalcitrant behind the proverbial woodshed and just kick a little ass.  What’s it gonna be, Sir?  Trips to Dubai with the Bushs and the Clintons, or the people of the United States – and the world – remembering you as a great leader of American freedom and democracy?  It’s not too late.

And, how about that Jumble?  No new clue words, but some really spiffy jumbling.  I really enjoyed all of them, but especially “deface”, “smooth” and “stench”!  The answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  Very cryptic.  Nothing given away.  And, the cartoon?  Brilliant!  Great attention to detail, especially the way the tree is casting its shade.  I think the phrase goes back to the ’50s.  I seem to remember it being a popular phrase on “Happy Days”.  Be well and do good, friends.  And, do yourselves a big favor and smell that coffee I’ve been trying to tell you about.)   —   YUR

4 Responses to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 06/09/13”

  1. 1 Pat June 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    You talk about the wealthy but what about the 47% or so who don’t pay any taxes to live in this great country. If we had a “Fair Tax”, there would be more jobs created and these people wouldn’t be so poor.

  2. 2 unclerave June 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm


    That Romney line is more than a bit of a distortion of the truth. There may be that many who technically don’t have to pay that in “federal income tax”, but that’s only because they earn so little that they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Taxes still come out of their paychecks, they just end up with a modest refund in April that looks like a wash, but in reality the government has had use of that money all year. And, they are still paying into both Social Security and Medicare. (aka: taxes) We need to stop blaming the victims and mollycoddling the rich. Pre the Bush tax cuts I paid more in capital gains, and I was happy to do it. Now, I have next to nothing in capital gains, due to the fact that me – and countless others like me – have very little assets left, due to the market manipulations of the hedge funds. Who are invested in, and control, the hedge funds? Mom and Pops, or the mega-wealthy? Think about it. Unless you miraculously fall into that 5% who control 72% of the country’s wealth you shouldn’t be a cheerleader for the rich. You’re just being duped, and used, like the sharecroppers who supported and fought for the aristocratic plantation owners of the Confederacy during the Civil War. They couldn’t see past the wedge issues. 21st Century Americans should be able to.

    — YUR

  3. 3 WIMPY June 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    UNC- I didn’t vote for OBAMA aka HOPE and CHANGE, but he won twice because He promised the most FREE stuff…. I have more faith in BIG Business then I do about a’lot of people lying on the couch receiving a a check. I don’t want to see anybody go hungry but enough is enough.. HOW IS THE CHANGE working for you.. Enjoy your night my favorite Uncle.. Go Yanks…. Wimpy

  4. 4 unclerave June 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    God bless you, Wimpy. You know I love you, bro, so I won’t take your politics to task. Just read my comments in their entirety. Don’t cherry pick. Then you’ll see where I’m coming from.


    — YUR

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