Cheers and cheers for Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Note: The National Emergency and Preservation Service has issued a warning about children walking around with magnifying glasses. Federal and local authorities urge you to stay in your hills until the danger passes — around September, we estimate. Please keep your antennae tuned to NEAPS for more updates and a variety of light conga classics. Thank you. – Atom
By the numbers:
Days until Christmas: 158
until the day Southeast Alaska state fair In Haynes: 8
The number of police officers — aka “good guys with guns” — who were at Uvalde Elementary School thumbing their asses during the student massacre: 376
The percent chance that the UK’s Royal Air Force had to ground flights this week because the runways are melting in the heat: 100%
Increases in worker productivity between 2020 and 2022 — higher than expected — when working from home peaked due to the pandemic: 3.3%
The share of Americans in a new CNN poll who say President Biden is not paying attention to the nation’s most pressing issues: 7-in-10
The portion of Americans who are idiots who just want to give a fuck about shit: 7-in-10
mid-week Rapture Index: 187 (including 4 false prophets and 1 arkansas The trucker who is absolutely going to hell). Sole Protection Factor 30 lotion is recommended if you’re walking among the ancients today.
Puppy Picture of the Day: Wednesday morning traffic report: A brief collision on the beltway is now being cleared…
cheers To boning on your organizational skills. Oh dear…Americans who are sick and tired of poor working conditions, inadequate pay, and hellish bosses are all becoming crazy socialist Marxists. If it is allowed to grow, life in this slack country could really improve. the horror…
An increasing number of workers are showing interest in joining labor unions and asking for union elections at their workplaces.According to new data from the National Labor Relations Board.
The agency said on Friday that election petitions rose 58% during the first nine months of fiscal 2022 compared to the same period last year… indicating a significant increase in workplace organizing.
The data appear to confirm what we’ve seen in recent months: that despite a decades-long decline in union membership, many workers are still seeking to improve their jobs through collective bargaining amid a tight labor market. are trying From late 2021, Amazon, Starbucks, REI and Apple All have seen a portion of their workers unionize for the first time, with workers winning several successful elections.
But the NLRB says it doesn’t have nearly enough staff to handle all the requests, and its chief counsel says “we need Congress to help us.” That story again: NLRB counsel apparently moonlights as a stand-up comedian. Movie at 11.
cheers For a preview of upcoming attractions. The fact that the popcorn shelves at your local supermarket are empty this week has nothing to do with supply chain issues. No, it’s because last night (8 p.m.) is the last prime-time hearing scheduled by the House committee for Jan. 6. Using my good journalistic skills—aka knocking on co-chair Benny Thompson’s door at 3 a.m.—I decided Credit to NBC News for spilling the beansAs Thompson gave me he was a dirty look and threatened to call the police:
Former White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews and National Security Council member Matthew Pottinger during the Trump administration are expected to testify at the committee’s high-profile hearing on Thursday, Jan. 6, according to a source familiar with the plans. Both Matthews and Pottinger were among a wave of Trump officials who resigned in the wake of the attack on the Capitol.
The members of the house committee investigating the rebellion have said The prime-time hearing will focus on the three-hour gap between when the attack on the Capitol began and when then-President Donald Trump urged his supporters to leave the building.
With no Jim Jordans or Matt Getz to screw things up (much to the belated consternation of the Maga cult), truth-seeking through a no-nonsense, no-nonsense investigation has been the hallmark of the committee’s work, reminding us how Government oversight should work. People have responded in millions. And the Justice Department has responded [TBA].
cheers For mankind to take giant leaps. Speaking of milestones, 53 years ago today at 10:56 p.m. ET, John F. Kennedy’s vision of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade was realized when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin aboard the celestial body. Be the first human to set foot. Earth Not Named—The Most Important Human Events I (along with the tiny percentage of all humans who live or will live on this planet, which makes us very lucky) witnessed with my 5-year-old. It almost became painful for the eyes when they almost landed inside a boulder-strewn crater, but the quick-thinking Armstrong switched the controls to manual and guided the module to a flatter surface. And then… the magic:
Look amazing High-res images here. For your anniversary enjoyment, C&J Cafeteria is doing as much tang as your stomach can hold this morning. (True fact: In space, no one can hear you burp.)
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cheers To clean rhymin’ wurds. During this week back in 1893, Kathryn Lee Bates-A college-educated, laid-back Cape Cod Liberal elite-poetry America the Beautiful after An inspiring place to visit:
One day I and some other teachers decided to go on a trip to 14,000 feet Pikes Peak. We rented a prairie wagon. Near the top we had to leave the wagon and go the rest of the way on mules. I was very tired.
But when I saw this scene, I felt very happy. All the surprises America With an ocean-like expanse, there seemed to be a display.
It was later set to hymns “mother” By Samuel Ward. But only because Snoop Dogg wanted ten million dollars for the rights “We want to party with you.”
JEERS to swelter skelter. The planet is cooking, and you know what that means? Of course: It’s all Joe Biden’s fault! Ha ha, just kidding. We all know that gauges control bad weather, so it must be Buttigieg Fella’s job. And what’s Pete’s secret weapon for making us so miserable? Apparently he is Together with the caravan of damnation With a funny-sounding illegal-immigrant name now crossing our borders:
The National Weather Service found that the oceanic and atmospheric phenomenon, La Niña, is driving warmer and drier conditions northward, causing drought and encouraging warmer temperatures. “It’s driving all kinds of weather, you know, tropical cyclones or other extreme heat,” said [forecaster Sarah] Barnes.
So remember: Take your weather complaints to the Department of Transportation. And I would suggest adding a PS that is just a frowny face. A message must be sent.
Ten years ago in C&J: July 20, 2012
JEERS To the credit-card conservative. More proof that you should never trust Republicans with war or money. The loss of life and limb during the destruction of Iraq – which, not to be forgotten, c Nothing What to do with our country’s security—was bad enough. But the borrowed money was thrown away by the Congress on the damn thing without accountability Unforgivable:
In its final audit report, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Funds cited several accounting weaknesses Friday that put “billions of American taxpayer dollars at risk of waste and misuse.” This type in American history. “The exact amount lost to fraud and waste may never be known,” the report said.
Meanwhile, war profiteer “Five Deferences Dick” Cheney marched on Capitol Hill yesterday to lecture lawmakers. Responsible government spending. Her new heart was waiting outside on a park bench wearing sunglasses, a straw hat and a very embarrassed look on her face.
And just one more…
cheers To the master of suspense. Two years ago I told you former President Donald J. One of Trump’s signature promises was vowing to be regularly updated on progress. On July 16, 2020, he vowed that he was going to ride through every town in the United States and give gifts to all the good small farmers. Report AP writer Jill Colvin at the time:
Trump says he will announce “a lot of exciting things” over the next 8 weeks, “things that nobody thought, thought, thought possible,” with “levels of detail and levels of thought that will And a lot of people believe very strongly. We didn’t have that in this country.”
Yes, yes, yes, we understand that eight weeks has been too long. But, to be fair, it takes a long time to plan one interesting thing, let alone “many” of them. So while we continue to wait for the former president to unveil his unthinkables, C&J will continue to open the small door on us every morning. Many interesting things advent calendar To see what unthinkable he has left for us inside. I pulled out the morsel for day 734, and all I can say is, don’t eat it. It’s not chocolate.
Have a happy day. The floor is open…what are you kidding today?
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