We’re not out of the woods with Covid yet and it’s mostly because of anti-vaxxers:
The transmission of the more contagious Delta variant in the U.S. could spur a fall surge in coronavirus infections if only 75 percent of the country’s eligible population is vaccinated, former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said Sunday. https://t.co/fgKBkC0tr2
LOT OF GAETZ NEWS
*Sources say feds believe decision re charges against Gaetz could come early as July
*Feds interviewing more women
*New details re minor who later entered porn
*Lots of target letters & subpoenas@ABC ?@wsteaks? ?@KFaulders? https://t.co/VqnG2k2vva
The MyPillow guy runs away from an interview on the Daily Show:
A brief history of Satan:
Satan, the beast crunching sinners’ bones. Lucifer, the fallen angel. Mephistopheles, the trickster striking deals. These three divergent devils are all based on Satan of the Old Testament. But unlike any of these literary devils, the Satan of the Bible was a relatively minor character. So how did he become the ultimate antagonist, with so many different forms? Brian A. Pavlac investigates.
Kordan’s photographs, which are shot at dawn, golden hour, and under a star-illuminated sky, frame this unique growth pattern that leaves the trees’ gnarled wood underbelly exposed. Combined with the deep red sap that seeps from its trunk, this otherworldly feature ties the species to local lore. “According to legend, the first dragon blood tree was created from the blood of a dragon who was wounded in a battle with an elephant,” the photographer says.
A man who has been charged for his involvement with the January 6th insurrection has decided to enter politics and run for a state seat. He is interviewed about his candidacy where he finds out mid-interview that he is running for the wrong seat:
It’s a bit tricky trying to decide which GQP congressperson is the most despicable these days. Rep. Paul Gosar, who is even hated by his own family, makes a strong move to take the lead:
Rep. Paul Gosar said rioter Ashli Babbitt was “executed” by a Capitol police officer, before voting against awarding Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who responded in the Jan. 6 attack https://t.co/nn8EelTEaC
Rep. Jim Jordan, an odious puddle of sludge that somebody squeegeed into a dress shirt and put on a congressional committee, is upset that the Dept of Justice didn’t listen to Trump’s theory that Italian space lasers altered the votes to give Biden the win.
The biometric data collection details were introduced in the newly added section, “Image and Audio Information,” found under the heading of “Information we collect automatically” in the policy.
States that Biden won have the highest vaccination rates. This is quite the graph if you want to see how divided the US is currently:
The partisan divide in States’ success in mass vaccination across the US is truly startling. #COVID19 is an equal-opportunity infector, but unused #vaccines can’t be equal-opportunity protectors.https://t.co/dzjxbQpBMY
I just can’t believe that a life saving vaccine is a political issue.
Businesses with worker shortages are finding that if you pay people more money, you actually get people who want to work for you.
The owners of Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor had hit a wall.
For months, the 98-year-old confectionary in Pittsburgh couldn’t find applicants for the open positions it needed to fill ahead of warmer weather and, hopefully, sunnier times for the business after a rough year.
The job posting for scoopers — $7.25 an hour plus tips — did not produce a single application between January and March.
So owner Jacob Hanchar decided to more than double the starting wage to $15 an hour, plus tips, “just to see what would happen.”
The shop was suddenly flooded with applications. More than 1,000 piled in over the course of a week.
The Amati “King” cello, made in the mid-16th century, is the oldest known cello in existence. And it’s beautiful:
And why yes, there is a sample of what it sounds like:
Speaking of cellos, Yo-Yo Ma answers some questions about cellos and cellists.
A pregnant woman is being pulled over by a cop. She gets into the right lane, puts on her hazard lights while looking for a safe place to pull over. The cop decides she poses a threat and decides to flip her car over. The police in this country is broken:
A cop flipped over a pregnant woman’s car because she didn’t pull over quick enough.
Not only is what she did not wrong, it’s what you’re supposed to do: turning on hazards to indicate you’re complying and pulling over at the next safe place to do so…
GOP Rep Louie Gohmert, one of the many low wattage bulbs in Congress, has a solution to global warming:
ORBITS: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change during a House Natural Resources hearing pic.twitter.com/yYiOyi2cMZ
Merrick Garland and the Dept of Justice, thinks that it is perfectly fine for religious schools to have an exemption from anti-LGBTQ discrimination laws. At this point I’m not sure why McConnell blocked Garland from the Supreme Court considering what a disappointment he has been for us liberals this week alone.
French president Emmanuel Macron got slapped while greeting a small crowd yesterday:
We haven’t done one of these in a long time. Let’s see how long I can do it again before getting bored or busy with non-internet life.
The ultra-wealthy, who could easily pay a much larger percentage of their taxes without even noticing, are barely taxed.
In 2007, Jeff Bezos, then a multibillionaire and now the world’s richest man, did not pay a penny in federal income taxes. He achieved the feat again in 2011. In 2018, Tesla founder Elon Musk, the second-richest person in the world, also paid no federal income taxes.
Michael Bloomberg managed to do the same in recent years. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn did it twice. George Soros paid no federal income tax three years in a row.
Wait, wut is this shit?
BREAKING: Biden Justice Dept is backing—yes, backing—Bill Barr’s move to have DOJ take over Trump’s defense in libel suit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll, who accused Trump of rape in 1990s. If successful, drive will almost certainly shut down her suit https://t.co/D70fN1WJD5
Twitter has finally banned Naomi Wolf for being an anti-vaxx kook
Amazing Naomi Wolf is the first recorded person to be banned from Twitter for being too stupid after giving us such gems as “the vaccines let you time travel”, crying that a teddy bear might get a jab, and worrying there might be vaccinated people’s urine in the sewage she drinks pic.twitter.com/paOybVDlBt