And now, our function presentation…
Cheers and Jeers for Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Word: At present’s observe is in a minor key at the moment. I am feeling villainous.
By the Numbers:
Days ’til full-team spring coaching begins for many Main League groups: 6
P.c approval of President Biden within the newest CNBC survey: 62%
P.c likelihood that British PM Boris Johnson advised CBS Information he finds the Biden administration’s efficiency to date “extremely encouraging”: 100%
Estimated variety of People who’ve acquired their first Covid-19 vaccine shot: 50 million
Lithuanians polled by Gallup who’ve a good opinion of Russia‘s management: 9%
First-time jobless claims final week, down 19,000 from the earlier week: 793,000
P.c of People polled by Gallup in 1939 who accredited of First Woman Eleanor Roosevelt’s resignation from Daughters of the American Revolution as a result of they would not enable Black opera singer Marian Anderson to carry out on the Lincoln Memorial: 57%
Pet Pic of the Day: Tuesday Snoozeday…
CHEERS to Captain Git’erdone. The endorphin rush of solo achievements by the Govt Department continues, with too many Biden administration rollbacks and move-forwards to rely, however here is a pattern:
✔ Is operating forward of schedule on his pledge of 100-million Covid vaccinations in 100 days (50 million given as of day 27) as new circumstances drop big-time
✔ The CDC is again up and operating, and Healthcare.gov is open again for a particular 3-month interval of Obamacare enrollment for individuals who want it
✔ Rolled again the ban on transgender enlistments within the navy and restored protections towards LGBTQ discrimination at HUD
✔ Swept away work requirements for Medicaid recipients
✔ On the third anniversary of the Parkland scholar bloodbath, called for “requiring background checks on all gun gross sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun producers who knowingly put weapons of conflict on our streets”
✔ Is planning to go all FDR on America‘s ass in relation to Jobs Jobs Jobs
✔ Is actively rebuilding our relationship with NATO
Along with all that, President Biden additionally discovered time over the weekend to defeat granddaughter Naomi in a few laps of Mario Kart at Camp David. Take observe, Kim Jong Un—there is a new sheriff on the town.
CHEERS to dropping your magic armor. Nicely, effectively, effectively. The impeachment trial—a “political” act—ended with essentially the most bipartisan vote to convict in historical past (although in need of the 67 wanted). And with the ultimate whack of the adjournment gavel, President Biden’s predecessor now sits alone at Mar-A-Lago, surrounded by a dwindling variety of devoted oddball members, the pervasive odor of bleach, and the data that now all of his future trials will be the “criminal” kind:
Now a personal citizen, Trump is stripped of his safety from authorized legal responsibility that the presidency gave him. […]
Atlanta prosecutors have not too long ago opened a legal investigation into Trump’s makes an attempt to overturn his election loss in Georgia, together with a Jan. 2 cellphone name wherein he urged that state’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to “discover” sufficient votes to reverse Biden’s slender victory.
And Manhattan District Lawyer Cyrus R. Vance Jr., is within the midst of an 18-month legal grand jury investigation focusing partially on hush-money funds paid to ladies on Trump’s behalf [after he cheated on his wife with them], and whether or not Trump or his companies manipulated the worth of belongings—inflating them in some circumstances and minimizing them in others—to achieve favorable mortgage phrases and tax advantages.
Two phrases for a weary nation in want of a responsible verdict or three: Tick tock.
CHEERS to Mardi Gras! Nothing however digital decadence and gluttony on the schedule at the moment as People have fun the spiritual observance of, um, decadence and gluttony. (I am a bit behind in my Bible research—half a century to be exact.) As I perceive it, if I show some boobs you will throw me some beads. Proper? Okay then, take a look at these infants:
I might like my beads to be made out of trillion-dollar platinum cash, please.
BRIEF SANITY BREAK
END BRIEF SANITY BREAK
CHEERS to sports activities shorts. The Jacksonville Jaguars have simply employed Chris Doyle as their new director of sports activities efficiency, and in different information Chris Doyle has just resigned because the Jacksonville Jaguars’ new director of sports activities efficiency. Movie at 11. Blink and you may miss it.
CHEERS to the final helpful factor the Vatican ever did. On this date in 600, Pope Gregory the Nice decreed that “God Bless You” would grow to be the religiously appropriate response to a sneeze. Largely as a result of the outdated response—”Oh, hey, that sounds bubonic”—was scaring off the devoted.
Ten years in the past in C&J: February 16, 2011
JEERS to South Dakohmygod. Hey, Canada! Ya wanna take South Dakota off our palms for affordable? It is a pretty place. The one caveat: it’s a must to take the idiots who’re proposing a invoice legalizing the shooting of abortion providers. We’ll haul it up there for ya on a flatbed. You’ll be able to squeeze it in between Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Belief us—there’ll by no means be a uninteresting second after they transfer in. Disclaimer: Mount Rushmore not included. However we’ll throw within the Phelps household from Kansas at no additional cost.
And only one extra…
CHEERS to historic suds. Day by day for 56 years I’ve made it some extent to open my laptop computer and Google “Historic Egyptian Beer Manufacturing facility” hoping that at some point—at some point!—my quest would lead me to a constructive search outcome. I might nearly given up when, Sunday morning, my persistence was rewarded. Scorching rattling, they found one…
Archaeologists have found an enormous 5,000-year-old brewery within the historic Egyptian metropolis of Abydos, in keeping with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
The brewery was positioned in Egypt’s Sohag Governorate, and certain dates again to the reign of King Narmer, round 3100 BC, the ministry stated in a press release on Saturday—making this the oldest brewery present in Abydos. […]
The brewery may have been producing as a lot as 22,400 liters (about 5,900 gallons) of beer at a time, [mission co-leader Dr. Matthew Adams of New York University] stated.
Whereas they have been in manufacturing mode, the traditional brewers actually needed to hops to it to. However contemplating they have been engaged on behalf of the king, it was the yeast they may do.
Have a tolerable Tuesday. Ground’s open…What are you cheering and jeering about at the moment?
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