“There’s a purpose white supremacy assaults historical past. Opposition to educating bigotry’s historical past and the place it leads—from the slave commerce to the Holocaust—is about erasing society’s instruments to acknowledge prejudice & stop atrocity. Holocaust denial has no place in our society. None.”
—Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY)
“Resentment and anger are dangerous in your blood stress and your digestion.”
—Bishop Desmond Tutu
“If combating for ladies’s well being care and paid household go away and equal pay is enjoying the ladies’s card, then deal me in.”
—Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Depart each place you go, every thing you contact, somewhat higher in your having been there.”
“Democracy is just not a state during which individuals act like sheep.”
“It is not whether or not you win or lose, it is the way you place the blame.”
“You are not likely well-known till you’re a Pez dispenser.”
—Rep. Devin Nunes
To the entire above and people in our Day by day Kos group who made one other journey across the solar this month: pleased birthday and lots of blessings in your camels.
And now, our function presentation…
Cheers and Jeers for Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Be aware: Fast—stand there and maintain this child for me. I will be again for it in 2039.
By the Numbers:
Days ’til Halloween: 11
Days ’til World Lemur Day: 9
Anticipated improve in coal-fueled energy in 2021, because of rising pure gasoline costs, in accordance with the U.S. Vitality Data Administration: 22%
Rank of West Virginia amongst states with the best flood threat, in accordance with The New York Occasions: #1
P.c of Maine‘s inhabitants that is vaccinated: 67%
P.c of U.S. homosexual bars and lesbian bars, respectively, that closed between 2007 and 2019: 37%, 52%
Rank of Colin Powell, George W. Bush, and Elizabeth Dole amongst prime presidential decisions amongst Republicans polled by Harris in July of 1998: #1, #2, #3
Mid-week Rapture Index: 188 (together with 3 tribulation temples and 1 neighborhood Halloween killjoy). Soul Safety Issue 8 lotion is really useful if you happen to’ll be strolling amongst the heathen right this moment.
Pet Pic of the Day: 5 more minutes…
CHEERS to C&J Theater. My playwriting expertise are at their peak nowadays, and I am taking full benefit of it. Here is my newest one-act, which me and my muse accomplished late final night time simply as I used to be ending off my third jug of “XXX”:
MAN HOLDING COVID BOOSTER SHOT SYRINGE enters from stage proper; WOMAN HOLDING COVID BOOSTER SHOT SYRINGE enters from stage left; as they attain middle stage, they each journey and stumble ahead, by chance injecting one another with their booster shot syringes.
Hey! You bought your Pfizer booster shot in my
Johnson & Johnson-vaccinated bloodstream!
Properly you bought YOUR Johnson and Johnson booster shot in my
VOICE OF DR. ANTHONY FAUCI (PRE-RECORDED)
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Maintain on, people! The FDA says you can now mix and match vaccines and booster shots for a wholesome life and a contented vacation season.
I am Dr. Fauci, and you’ve got my phrase on it!
Properly, that is an actual “booster” to my morale!
I do know what you imply—it is an actual “shot within the arm”!
MAN and WOMAN TOGETHER
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!
After which there’s two hours of Philip Glass exit music. My god, how do I do it?
CHEERS to blowing this popsicle stand. Ever marvel how our planet goes to finish? You have come to the proper place to search out out as a result of I examine it on the web, and I’ve excellent news and dangerous information. First the excellent news: it’ll likely happen gradually and naturally about 5 billion years from now…
“When the solar balloons outwards in what’s referred to as its crimson large part, it is going to seemingly obliterate Mercury and Venus and probably Earth,” mentioned the lead creator of the examine, Joshua Blackman, an astronomer on the College of Tasmania in Australia.
The solar may have grown too scorching for something on Earth to outlive nicely earlier than then, and its crimson large part will trigger lakes of lava, damaged continents and devastating blasts of intense ionizing radiation—if it doesn’t fragment our planet completely, he mentioned in an electronic mail.
The dangerous information: if Marjorie Taylor-Greene ever turns into president, you’ll be able to transfer that timetable up by roughly—[Clackity clackity clack clack Ding!]—4,999,999,999 years and 364 days. Noonish.
CHEERS to 86 first rate years—and 4 that actually sucked. Herbert Hoover acquired some firm lately within the type of a sure “W” Bush and Donald Trump, who now be a part of him on the quick listing of worst presidents ever. However Hoover was fairly the humanitarian earlier than his disastrous (and, boy howdy, can we imply disastrous) one time period as president…and he was fairly the competent humanitarian for 30 years after. However his time ran out when he kicked the bucket on this date in 1964 on the age of 90. Oh, and talking of talking of #31 and #43 and #45 in the identical breath, there truly had been individuals who roamed the planet named Donald W. Hoover. Poor souls.
BRIEF SANITY BREAK
END BRIEF SANITY BREAK
CHEERS to honest seas and a lightweight breeze. The tip of Atlantic Hurricane season is now simply six weeks away, and after all of the crap we’ve gone by means of during the last couple months, it is a reduction:
Nothing however deep acidifying blue sea, collapsing fisheries, and big plastic rubbish patches. [Sigh.] Again to regular. How comforting.
CHEERS to the Birthday Bab. As we speak is Birth of the Bab day, honoring the founding father of the Babi faith, forerunner to Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i religion. In accordance with custom, no work is to be accomplished on this present day. Nice…now they inform me, after I’ve spent the final hour tying my work yak skins on.
Ten years in the past in C&J: October 20, 2011
CHEERS to flying the heavenly skies. Only a heads-up that tomorrow is Rapture Day, in accordance with Rapture knowledgeable Harold Tenting. You could recall his final predicted Judgment Day—Could 21—was a bit off the mark. However this time, says Tenting, “We will ensure that the entire world, except for those that are presently saved (the elect), are beneath the judgment of God, and will probably be annihilated along with the entire bodily world on October 21, 2011.” I might suggest packing your suitcase, however I do know for a proven fact that the world isn’t going to finish tomorrow. It is a workday and company America would by no means approve.
And only one extra…
CHEERS to foresight. Are you able to think about having the ability to return 36 years and gobble up the very first web domains like a child in a sweet retailer, after which flip round and promote ‘em for a gazillion bucks to their “rightful” firms? Bear in mind these days? These had been the first URLs again then:
Rank Create date Area title
1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM
2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.COM
3. 24-Could-1985 THINK.COM
4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.COM
5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.COM
6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.COM
7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.COM
8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.COM
9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.COM
10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.COM
However no. We waited too lengthy and needed to resort to Plan B for getting forward in life: robbing banks. In hindsight, a poor profession transfer. Sincerely, Inmate #321775439974.
Have a contented humpday. Ground’s open…What are you cheering and jeering about right this moment?
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