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
I watched most of the coverage of yesterday’s inauguration. I think a lot of us who were sick to our stomachs about everything that happened in the last four years needed some catharsis. I won’t rehash much of it here today but I did want to highlight Amanda Gorman’s amazing moment when she recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb”:
So remember when Trump and his merry band of liars would parade big binders around and claim that this was the plan, and SOME of us would just assume that they were nothing short of props with nothing in them but empty paper? Well:
Again, such a simple gesture, but imagine the impact that seeing the President of the United States wearing a mask *even in his office* could have had on our death toll for the last year. pic.twitter.com/jqdj5mHJa4
The sad people who followed the QAnon idiocy had a very bad day yesterday when they found out that, no, Donald Trump had not been working with them to uncover a satanic pedophile cannibalistic deep state cabal run by the Clintons and the Obamas in underground pizza caves:
But as noon arrived, and a grinning Biden placed his hand on a Bible to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, reality came crashing down.
“I can’t stop crying. Fuck. Why?” one person pleaded. “It’s over,” another conceded. Some wondered how they could possibly mend their broken relationships with the loved ones they’d pushed away over their obsessions with Q.
Like a flipped switch, the attitude inside online QAnon communities shifted from glee to shock and misery: “NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED!!!”; “So now we have proof Q was total bullshit”; “I feel sick, disgusted and disappointed”; “Have we been duped???”; “You played us all”; “HOW COULD WE BELIEVE THIS FOR SO LONG? ARE WE ALL IDIOTS?”
People who believe baseless conspiracy theories often stay down the rabbit hole because they feel it’s embarrassing to admit that they’ve been misled.
Hopefully tomorrow they will at least open their mind to possibility that they’re mistaken, as this woman from Tik Tok does. pic.twitter.com/eibmNeB1sN
I was too innocent and too GAY to deserve a Pardon from Trump. I only mattered to Don Jr. when he needed to make a comment about me to boost his social media post. Boy were we all stupid to believe he actually stood for Equal Justice? His corrupt friends all come first. pic.twitter.com/ysGfwnqlHi
Netflix is adding a shuffle play button soon. Honestly, I love this idea even though I probably won’t ever use it considering how deep my list is already. But every streaming service should have it for those days you just want to give a chance to randomness.
Eight more days to go before Trump is out of office. I’m so exhausted from the amount of attention he requires. Even in the waning days of his presidency, during a time when most presidents are preparing to leave, wrapping up their terms, he still needs to make everything about himself by sending his followers to murder his vice president and any Democrats they could find. Not having to wonder what kind of disastrous fuck up your president has created every other day is going to be such a mental break. Not that I expect Trump to just slip off to a golf club and never be heard from again. He’ll try to stir up shit. But without the power of being in the Oval Office, and without his Twitter megaphone, he won’t be as effective.
But he can still cause a lot of damage in the next week. Hopefully what happened at the Capitol has scared off most of his enablers. He has psychologically abused this country now for four years with his gaslighting and tantrums. Next Wednesday can’t come quick enough.
There’s really something about Trump’s personality that is adored by the worst fucking people in the world:
The Capitol insurrection also was an opportunity for the anti-maskers in the GOP to infect their colleagues:
I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one.https://t.co/wVmgroKsdf