Cheers and Jeers for Monday 14 June 2021
Note: Today's horoscopes have been canceled because our horoscope writer's horoscope says to stay away from writing horoscopes, so what can you do? —Mgt.
Days to Summer: 6th
Number of states where pandemic relief unemployment benefits were withdrawn from residents over the weekend: 4th (AK, IA, MO, MS)
Percent of Swedes, Germans and Canadians surveyed by Pew Research who trusted President Donald Trump in 2020: 15%, 10%, 20%
Percent of Swedes, Germans and Canadians who will trust President Joe Biden in 2021: 85%, 78%, 77%
Americans over or under 45 who say they would go into space, according to Marist poll: 30%, 62%
Gallons of yellow road stripe paint Maine received for 2021, less than half of last year due to a national resin shortage due to the February power outage in Texas which brought production in a chemical plant to a standstill: 24,750
Yesterday since the extinction of analog television signals: 12th
Puppy picture of the day:
CHEERS to famous premieres. As the Senate babbles about important must-pass laws that (spoiler alert) will never pass, at least some judges are upholding them. And Joe Biden's third candidate to make it through the paddle line Zahid Quraishi from New Jersey, is a pioneer:
A son of Pakistani immigrants has just been confirmed as the first Muslim American federal judge in the Senate US. History. (…)
"It's a historic appointment as the first Muslim Article 3 judge in history. He just has this long, very enviable civil service record," Carl Tobias, professor of law at the University of Richmond, told NPR. (…)
Quraishi, a graduate of Rutgers Law school, was in an active law firm, but gave it up after the 9/11 attacks to join the army, said Tobias. In 2004 and 2006 he completed two tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2019, he was named U.S. magistrate judge for the New Jersey District – the first Asian-American to sit on the state's Bundesbank.
Quraishi is the first Muslim federal judge to receive awards from his colleagues, his own parking lot and a security detail that is only slightly smaller than the invasion force that stormed the beaches Normandy.
JEERS to Snoopy McSnoopster. This broke last week, and it would be bloggers misconduct not to include it on the C&J historical records that so many nations rely on. So here it is: Joe Biden's Republican predecessor did what Watergate's John Dean calls "Watergate on steroids." The White House around 2017-2021 cracked down on Democratic Congressmen – and their children.about deep state subpoenas for your personal records …
… to find out who leaked secret information about Trump's relationship with Russia to reporters.
DOJ prosecutors summoned Apple and another ISP in 2017 and 2018 over data from accounts of Democrats, their aides and family members – one of whom was a minor – according to a New York Times report published Thursday. (…)
According to the Times, prosecutors were looking for sources under then Attorney General Jeff Sessions for news coverage of communications between Trump employees and Russia. The DOJ has reportedly cited communications metadata from lawmakers, their aides and their families – a move unheard of in leak investigations.
And do you know how much skull druggery on the part of these Democrats they actually found (not that it matters)? Zippo. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. This is outrageous and utterly unacceptable, and I urge Congress to immediately set up a bipartisan committee for six months to investigate this and a threat to summon Jeff Sessions and Bill Barr within 20 years if they do do not do. t voluntarily to testify. She will teach that.
CHEERS to masters of the pen and the curious mind. The Pulitzer Awards were announced on Friday. you can see the whole list here, and it's good good. Some highlights:
Local coverage: Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi, of the Tampa Bay Times, for inventive, creative coverage that uncovered how a powerful and politically connected sheriff built a secret intelligence operation that harassed residents and used school grades and child welfare records to profile school children.
International reporting: Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing, and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed News, for a series of clear and compelling stories that used satellite imagery and architectural expertise, as well as interviews with two dozen former prisoners, to identify huge new infrastructure being used by the Chinese government for Lots of Muslims.
Latest news: The employees of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, for his urgent, authoritative and nuanced coverage of the death of George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis and the reverberation that follows.
Special price / quote: Darnella Frazier, for boldly capturing the murder of George Floyd, a video that sparked protests against police brutality around the world and highlighted the vital role of citizens in journalists' search for truth and justice.
Public service: The New York Times, to the bold, forward-looking, and comprehensive coverage of the coronavirus pandemic that exposed racial and economic inequalities, government failures in the U.S. and beyond, and filled a data vacuum that helped local governments, healthcare providers, businesses, and individuals be better prepared and protected.
The main prize in the field of fiction went to The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. She barely ousted I Won the 2020 election, Donald Trump's Believe Me, and Koch Industries did not oust my election decisions from Senator Joe Manchin. C&J also received recognition – our injunction was extended for a further 6 months. Message: You care.
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JEERS for today's issue of How the Hell Did This Goober Become a Freaking Police Officer ??? This is a selfie by Karol J. Chwiesiuk when he was trying the United States Government on January 6th. He just got caught after he was whistled by someone who he texted before the uprising saying "I'm just planning how to screw up clerks".
This was today's edition of How the Hell Did This Goober Become a Freaking Police Officer ???
PS Visit us tomorrow for a special edition of How the Hell Did This Goober Get Released by A Federal Judge Without Bail ???
CHEERS to stars and stripes 4EVUH. Hope you got your Christmas shopping done in time for all of the flag lovers on your list – today is Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In case you're wondering, yes, we support your right to change to burn it in protest if your soul hates America … just as we support your right to express it how much your ta-tas love America. If you were wondering, this is what a 52-star flag would look like if D.C. and Puerto Rico would ever join our little jumbled union as states:
Critics call it "hip and edgy – a must!"
In the meantime, federal law requires you to say this out loud at least once today:
“What did one flag say to the other? Nothing – it just waved. "
And then bask in the uncomfortable silence.
At C&J ten years ago: June 14, 2011
JEERS to fluttering gums that say nothing. Tonight the first "official" GOP presidential election debate takes place in New Hampshire. Under the lights: Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Google Santorum, Mittflop Romney, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich. The experts on the bypass all agree that it is more of a "Howdy-Doo" affair (or should that be "Hee Haw"?) In fact, my crystal ball tells me that the real winner at the end of the closing statements will be the one who is not on stage: "Someone Else".
And only one more thing …
CHEERS to everyone's favorite Uncle Arthur. Yesterday the late comedian marked – he would prefer "comic actor" –Paul Lyndes 95th birthday. Regular C&J readers know I brag about him because he and I have the same hometown –mountain Vernon, Ohio– and also a general distrust of politicians: “They speak in generalities and lies, and I think they caused all of our grief. … I hate to think that way because my dad loved politics. "Paul wanted to be a serious actor, but he couldn't say more than a few lines before everyone burst out laughing … and that pretty much told him in which direction his wind of happiness would blow. Here are a few classic zingers from the barely closed Central place…
Peter Marshal: Paul, the state flag of Alabama is all white with a very distinctive feature. What is it?
Paul Lynde: Eye holes.
Peter Marshal: Right or Wrong, Paul Revere had 16 children?
Paul Lynde: From a midnight ride ?!
Peter Marshal: Paul, why do Hell & # 39; s Angels wear leather?
Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.
Happy birthday, Paul.
Peter Marshal: The book of Proverbs in the Bible tells us that there is one thing that will stand forever. What is it?
Paul Lynde: A topless Eskimo.
Peter Marshal: Pride, anger, greed, lust, gluttony, envy and indolence are collectively referred to as what?
Paul Lynde: Declaration of Independence.
Peter Marshal: What do you think your grandmother was trying to do when she drank a mixture of kerosene, sugar, and onion juice?
Paul Lynde: We will never know. She exploded.
And here is Paul with your morning boater forecast: "Oh fuck it!"Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall once said," Paul Lynde made the world safe for sissies. "And as I like to say, I think that's why I sleep so well at night.
Oh, and Donald Trump turns 75 today. No one fucking cares. Have a bearable Monday. Floor & # 39; s open … What are you cheering and howling about today?
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