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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

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“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.”
—Julie Andrews

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“Democracy is just not a state during which individuals act like sheep.”
—Mahatma Gandhi 

“It is not whether or not you win or lose, it is the way you place the blame.”
—Oscar Wilde 

“You are not likely well-known till you’re a Pez dispenser.”
—Carrie Fisher

“Moo.”
—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:

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9 days!!!

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”:

[Curtain Up]

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.

MAN
Hey! You bought your Pfizer booster shot in my
Johnson & Johnson-vaccinated bloodstream!

WOMAN
Properly you bought YOUR Johnson and Johnson booster shot in my
Pfizer-vaccinated bloodstream!

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!

MAN
Properly, that is an actual “booster” to my morale!

WOMAN
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!!!!

[Curtain Down]

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.

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What scientists consider the solar will appear to be when it begins ballooning.

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:

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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

NIANTIC, CT - MAY 24:  A prison inmate makes one of her daily allotment of six phone calls at the York Community Reintegration Center on May 24, 2016 in Niantic, Connecticut. The center is part of the York Correctional Institution, which houses all of the state's more than 1,000 female inmates. The unit is designed to prepare prisoners for successful reintegration into society after serving out their sentences. Criminal justice and prison reforms are taking hold with bi-partisan support nationwide in an effort to reduce prison populations, while saving taxpayer money. The state's criminal justice reforms are part of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's 'Second Chance Society' legislation.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
However I did get $25 for www.thefutureisinpayphones.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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