Cheers and Jeers for Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Notice: Have you ever ever have a kind of days the place you overlook to write down your each day notice, but it surely’s too late to do something about it? That is a kind of days. So we’ll simply say banana and hope you do not discover. —Mgt.
By the Numbers:
Days ’til 2021: 44
Variety of kids, from infants to teenagers, who’ve been identified with Covid-19, in response to NBC Information: 1,039,464
P.c of U.S. residents who say they plan to assemble in teams of 10 or extra folks this vacation season, in response to an OSU Wexner Medical Heart survey: 40%
Portion who say they will not require associates/household to put on masks at Thanksgiving gatherings: 1-in-3
P.c of Democrats polled by Gallup in 2000 and 2020, respectively, who mentioned they favor stricter legal guidelines on possession of weapons: 61%, 85%
P.c of Republicans who favored stricter gun legal guidelines in 2000 and 2020: 44%, 22%
Quantity it will price the Trump marketing campaign to conduct a recount in Wisconsin, in the event that they insist on one: $8 million
Mid-week Rapture Index: 182 (together with 3 occults and 1 apocalypse denied, because of that Biden feller). Soul Safety Issue 46 lotion is advisable if you happen to’ll be strolling amongst the heathen immediately.
Pet Pic of the Day: Daddy’s home…
CHEERS to getting away from all of it. Sporting a “My Different Automobile Is An ‘83 Impala” bumper sticker, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying 4 astronauts docked Monday evening with the Worldwide House Station. The profitable arrival ushers in a brand new period of manned house flight from American soil in a post-Shuttle world, with steady house site visitors deliberate for the foreseeable future:
“Oh, what an excellent voice to listen to,” house station astronaut Kate Rubins known as out when the Dragon’s commander, Mike Hopkins, first made radio contact. “We will’t wait to have you ever on board,” she added after the 2 spacecraft had been latched collectively.
Hopkins and his crew—Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi — be part of two Russians and one American who flew to the house station final month from Kazakhstan. Glover is the primary African-American to maneuver in for a protracted haul. An area newcomer, Glover was introduced his gold astronaut pin Monday.
The quartet’s first job on the station: getting Eric Trump’s head unstuck from the cargo hatch. Lengthy story.
JEERS to the thief from Swampdweller County. Let the historic report present that, with regards to voting, Republicans falsely accuse Democrats of election fraud whereas committing it themselves. And the brand new poster little one for the crime of tampering with legally-cast ballots is none aside from Trump golf buddy and bitterest U.S. senator Lindsey Graham:
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger mentioned Monday that Sen. Lindsey Graham requested him whether or not he had the ability to reject sure absentee ballots, a query he interpreted as a suggestion to toss out legally solid votes.
“It positive seemed like he was eager to go down that street,” Raffensperger mentioned.
Raffensperger made the feedback to The Washington Submit, saying he’s confronted rising strain from fellow Republicans who need to see Democrat Joe Biden’s slim lead within the state reversed. Almost 5 million votes had been solid within the presidential election in Georgia, and Biden was main President Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes. Raffensperger’s feedback got here as election officers throughout the state had been working to finish a hand recount of votes within the presidential race.
You is perhaps shocked to be taught that the take-no-shit Raffensperger, who has carried out Georgia’s 2020 election with transparency, candor, and non-partisan effectivity, is a member of the GOP. So thanks a lot Lindsey, for making me put a Republican on this Friday’s “Who Received the Week” ballot. You have all been warned.
CHEERS to the lexicon of our lives. Linguistics analysts say that we usually solely use a small handful of the phrases accessible to us within the English language. I am no “knowledgeable,” however I would like to reply to that by saying: no fart no no booger no no fart no booger booger fart no! Now that I’ve gotten that off my booger fart, here is the Collins Dictionary phrase of the 12 months, as well timed as you will get:
Lockdown, the noun that has come to outline so many lives the world over in 2020, has been named phrase of the 12 months by Collins Dictionary. Lockdown is outlined by Collins as “the imposition of stringent restrictions on journey, social interplay, and entry to public areas,” and its utilization has boomed during the last 12 months. […]
In 2019, there have been 4,000 recorded cases of lockdown getting used. In 2020, this had soared to greater than 1 / 4 of 1,000,000.
Different 2020 pandemic-related phrases thrust into the highlight by Collins: coronavirus, self-isolate, and furlough. However my very own hand-picked phrase for Little Billy’s Huge Dicshunary this 12 months represents the best hope we have now for coping with the Covid-19 disaster in America: Biden.
BRIEF SANITY BREAK
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JEERS to covidiots in excessive locations. Yesterday 87-year-old Senator Chuck Grassley—third in line to the presidency—announced he’s quarantining after being uncovered to the coronavirus. Observers say they noticed him transferring gradual, spouting gibberish, and behaving like a clueless jerk. Then he obtained uncovered to the coronavirus.
JEERS to consuming the Kool-Assist (as in, actually consuming the Kool-Assist, besides maybe not, which I am going to clarify in a second). There is a paragraph within the late Randy Shilts’s sensible guide, The Mayor of Castro Avenue: The Life and Occasions of Harvey Milk, that reveals the Rev. Jim Jones’ affect in San Francisco politics (Mayor Moscone truly made him chairman of the town Housing Authority, if you happen to can consider that) in the course of the mid-70s, earlier than he moved his sheeple to Guyana:
“Be sure you’re all the time good to the Peoples Temple,” [Milk] admonished [campaign volunteer Tory Hartmann].
“In the event that they ask you to do one thing, do it, after which ship them a notice thanking them for asking you to do it. They’re bizarre and so they’re harmful, and also you by no means need to be on their dangerous aspect.”
No shit. At present is the forty second anniversary of the notorious Jonestown bloodbath. At the least 900 followers drank grape Taste Assist (not Kool-Assist) laced with cyanide. Time’s cowl mentioned all of it: Cult of Loss of life. By the way in which, what is the distinction between the Jones cult and the Republican occasion? What Republicans are forcing down our throat is killing all of us.
Ten years in the past in C&J: November 18, 2010
CHEERS to Nice Breakthroughs in Me”duh”cine. Astounding new revelation! Simply as younger’uns shouldn’t guzzle booze or smoke cigarettes, a bunch of individuals in white lab coats says that youngsters aged 16 and below additionally shouldn’t smoke pot as a result of it causes mind injury. Tune in tomorrow after we’ll cite the opposite apparent issues children below 16 shouldn’t do, together with function steamrollers, steal sweet and short-sheet the beds at Grandma’s nursing residence.
And only one extra…
CHEERS to U.S. Minty freshness. The brand new America the Stunning state quarter is right here! The brand new America the Stunning state quarter is right here!!! The newest within the collection, which celebrates our nationwide historic websites, represents Tallgrass Prairie Nationwide Protect in Kansas, which “encompasses practically 11,000 acres and is situated within the coronary heart of the Flint Hills—the most important expanse of tallgrass prairie left in North America. It’s the solely unit of the Nationwide Park Service devoted to the wealthy, pure historical past of the tallgrass prairie.” Test it out…
As you’ll be able to see, the reverse aspect depicts Mothra on her technique to destroy Topeka, a design that led to the U.S. Mint’s new necessary “etching whereas sober” rule.
Have a cheerful humpday. Flooring’s open…What are you cheering and jeering about immediately?
At present’s Shameless C&J Testimonial
“Even in case you are somebody who’s aggravated by wokeness and political correctness and desires males to be males once more and is drained about everybody complaining in regards to the patriarchy, I assumed that the mannequin wouldn’t be Invoice in Portland Maine—the complaining, mendacity, doesn’t-take-responsibility-for-anything sort of determine.”
—President Barack Obama