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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday



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“With the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Development Act within the Home, the Senate is formally the one factor standing in the best way of defending our democracy. We should go voting rights.
—Sen. Raphael Warnock

“Schooling is the good engine of private improvement. It’s by schooling that the daughter of a peasant can grow to be a health care provider, {that a} son of a mineworker can grow to be the top of the mine, {that a} baby of farm staff can grow to be the president of an incredible nation. It’s what we make out of what we’ve got, not what we’re given, that separates one particular person from one other.
—Nelson Mandela

“It’s 105 right here on the ranch. In the event you dwell in Texas, make sure to keep indoors and maintain cool between 11:00 AM and November.
—Ruth Buzzi


America… only a nation of 2 hundred million used automobile salesmen with all the cash we have to purchase weapons and no qualms about killing anyone else on the planet who tries to make us uncomfortable.
—Hunter S. Thompson

“It’s exceptional that amongst all of the preachers there are so few ethical academics. The prophets are employed in excusing the methods of males.”
—Henry David Thoreau

“Idiot me as soon as, disgrace on…disgrace on me. [Long pause.] Idiot me cannot get fooled once more!”
—George W. Bush

To the above and people in our Every day Kos neighborhood who accomplished one other journey across the solar this month, in particular person or in spirit: comfortable birthday and lots of blessings in your camels.

And now, our function presentation…

Cheers and Jeers for Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Be aware: Full moon tonight. Get yer butt out within the again yard, lookup, consider Neil Armstrong and all our gone-but-not-forgotten house pioneers, and provides it a wink. I checked, and the Supreme Court docket says it is okay. —Mgt.

By the Numbers:

7 days!!!

Days ’til Labor Day: 54

Days ’til the forty second Virginia Cantaloupe Festival in South Boston: 7

The final yr that the Nationwide Governors Affiliation had their annual assembly in Portland, Maine, as they’re this week: 1983

Estimated authorized marijuana gross sales nationally in 2021: $26.5 billion

Estimated underground marijuana gross sales: $70 billion

Crypto property managed by Three Arrows Capital in March and right now, respectively: $10 billion / $0

P.c probability that Rage In opposition to The Machine flashed ABORT THE SUPREME COURT throughout their first live performance in 11 years: 100%

Mid-week Rapture Index: 188 (together with 5 “liberalisms” and 1 vague prediction you may feel free to ignore).  Soul Safety Issue 24 lotion is really helpful in case you’ll be strolling amongst the heathen right now.

Pet Pic of the Day: This is a tail…

CHEERS to Day 7. Extra exceptional testimony yesterday on the Home Jan. 6 Subcommittee hearings. Loads of Trump’s interior and outer circle ought to spend a few years rotting in jail for plotting to overthrow the federal government and set up a everlasting Republican dictatorship. However the one man who deserves to spend the remainder of his life inside a dungeon is one Donald J. Trump. He deliberate it, he executed it, he laughed as he watched individuals get injured and killed on TV, he did nothing about it for hours, and after the smoke cleared he amped-up his Huge Lie and took shelter amongst his wealthy sycophants at his Florida pleasure palace, a scene populated by sickos that not even Fellini may’ve dreamed up. Then he took a swing at witness tampering and whiffed. Among the many scorching messes who helped him with the plot:


Mentioned committee member Jamie Raskin as he was wrapping up his closing assertion: “Our subsequent listening to will likely be a profound second of reckoning for America.” Nice. Simply make certain You-Know-Who’s on the entrance of the reckoning line.

CHEERS to placing NASA on discover. Now see right here, you authorities science nerds down there in Florida and Texas and wherever else you are doing all of your spacey stuff. I’ve had nearly sufficient of all this foot-dragging. I demand to see new photographs from the James Webb house telescope that I helped pay for with my tax {dollars} or I am calling the right authorities. I am going to provide you with to the rely to 3: one…two…thr

Ooh. Fairly. Okay, thanks, you’ll be able to return to no matter you had been doing. We’ll take over the evaluation from right here. Thus far I see twelve nickels, a can of hair spray and a field of Fig Newtons. I knew it—we aren’t alone.

JEERS to petty politicians. (Sorry, is that redundant?)  Fifty years in the past right now, the late George McGovern grew to become the Democratic presidential nominee on the conference in Miami Seashore.  Some time again some secret Nixon tapes had been launched, revealing #37 as that uncommon breed of paranoid—the sore winner: 

A number of hours after the election, after 1:00 am, when vote totals are recognized, Henry Kissinger calls Nixon to congratulate him on the landslide victory: “It is a rare tribute,” he mentioned. […] Then they go after the loser, George McGovern:

Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, reads a looks newspaper?s headline saying ?Nixon Resigning? on Thursday, August 8, 1974 in his Washington office. (AP Photo/HLG)
Heckuva job, American voters. You idiots.

Nixon: “You understand this fellow, to the final, was a prick. Did you see his concession assertion?”  […]  Nixon says speechwriter Ray Value urged him to ship McGovern a message that he seems ahead to working with him and his supporters for peace within the years forward.

Nixon: “And I simply mentioned hell no, I am not gonna ship him that kind of wire.

I am going to say this. Dick certain knew the way to dwell as much as his title.

P.S. They are saying solely the nice die younger. Henry Kissinger is presently 329.



CHEERS to moveable suds. On this most vital date in 1568, a sudserrific scientific breakthrough was made:

Dr. Alexander Nowell, Dean of St Paul’s is reputed to have found the advantages of bottled beer accidentally.  In accordance the Historical past of the Pint, the Dean had decanted some beer right into a bottle for a fishing expedition in 1568.  He misplaced a bottle within the grass and, “when he came across it once more fairly by probability just a few days later, discovered it was nonetheless completely drinkable.”

The information of bottled beer was hailed as a serious breakthrough among the many clergy. Attempt stashing a keg beneath your gown throughout morning prayers someday and you will see why.

CHEERS to taking issues into your individual arms. Here is right now’s lesson in crimson states vs. blue states. Pink state leaders need their residents to endure beneath a hard-right Christian thugocracy, the place Jesus is your vaccine and in case you’re poor and also you get sick the best choice is to die shortly. Blue state leaders need their residents to have lengthy, wholesome lives with entry to reasonably priced well being care, and in the event that they often must go across the calcified federal authorities to get it carried out, so be it. Good on ya, California and your whippersnapper within the governor’s mansion:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced the state would as soon as once more be “taking issues into our personal arms” with a plan to fabricate its personal insulin.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom stops at IBEW Local 6 union hall in San Francisco on Sept. 14, 2021, to speak with union workers and volunteers.
Blu state energy YEAH!!!

The $100 million funding introduced final week consists of contracting with a California-based producer and making low-cost insulin merchandise. […]

The brand new endeavor mirrors an effort by non-profit group Civica Rx, which introduced it could produce three completely different insulin merchandise by 2024 and for not more than $30 per vial and and a most of $55 for a field of 5 pre-filled pen cartridges. […]On common, diabetics use two to 3 vials per thirty days, and there are several types of insulin photographs out there.

Refusing to be outdone, when he heard the information, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis instantly vowed to assist the diabetics in Florida with low-cost bone saws and white canes. Plus, after all, a free Bible.

Ten years in the past in C&J: July 13, 2012

JEERS to gubernatorial malfeasance. Final Saturday Maine Governor Paul LePage embarrassed our state by calling the IRS “the brand new Gestapo.” As an alternative of apologizing, yesterday he doubled down by telling a reporter that, sure, he believes that the IRS is headed in the direction of killing people. So, being a considerably involved citizen, I known as our native IRS workplace this morning and acquired this recording:

“Whats up! It is an incredible day on the Inside Income Service. For tax kind help, press 1. For cost or refund info, press 2. For basic questions, press 3. Or keep on the road and the following out there consultant will kill you…er, help you, help you!”

See? Nothing to fret about. Silly governor.

And only one extra…

CHEERS to echoes of the candy sound of defeat.  I think about that the second Mitt Romney determined it could be a good suggestion to warble by “America the Lovely” at a 2012 marketing campaign cease was the identical second the Obama staff knew they’d be utilizing it to create a killer TV advert juxtaposing his patriotism along with his report as a job killer.  After they launched it ten years in the past this week, it was assured to be talked about for many years. The truth is, it is the one marketing campaign advert of 2012 that generated a uncommon public show of affection for its technical merits, particularly the audio combine.  For outdated time’s sake, crank up your audio system and annoy your neighbors:

Additionally for outdated time’s sake: Obama 332, Romney 206.  Oh, lovely.

Have a contented humpday. Ground’s open…What are you cheering and jeering about right now?

As we speak’s Shameless C&J Testimonial

“Since we don’t management Cheers and Jeers kiddie pool water our good kiddie pool water determined to drift over to China’s dangerous kiddie pool water so when China will get our good kiddie pool water, their dangerous kiddie pool water acquired to maneuver. So it strikes into our good Cheers and Jeers kiddie pool. Then now we acquired we to wash that again up.”

Herschel Walker