Cheers and cheers for Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I am paid to write C&J to push an agenda. This month it’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Tourism. So take it from me: visit a wastewater treatment plant. It’s a good time, alone or with friends. Limited availability for the Honeymoon Suite, so call and book today!
By the numbers:
Days till Constitution Day: 10
until the day michiganof frankenmuth Oktoberfest: 8
There has been a percentage increase in the construction of new manufacturing facilities over the previous year us: 116%
The percentage of student loan borrowers (about 9 million people) who are now over 50: 20%
Percentage of Americans polled by The Wall Street Journal who believe Abortion must be legal in all or most cases, over 55% in March: 60%
The percentage who believe it should be illegal in all cases, down from 11% in March: 6%
Sea temperature off the coast of Portland, Maine: 66F
mid-week Rapture Index: 188 (including 3 temples of woe and 1 abominable penalty to save the souls of classmates). Sole Protection Factor 24 lotion is recommended if you’re walking among the ancients today.
Puppy Picture of the Day: friends…
JEERS For foreseeable consequences: rule of law. This is judge and Sarah Huckabee Sanders beauty school dropout Eileen Cannon:
He is a millionaire Trump appointee to the federal bench. that ruled On Labor Day weekend that the Justice Department is a bunch of butchers who have no right to investigate their master and master, who was chosen by God to serve all terms as President until the year 2343. Missing top secret documents to wind up and into the hands of god-knows-who. Moms, don’t let your kids become Alien Cannon. A public service message from the jaws of all the non-Trump-appointed judges currently resting uncomfortably on the floor.
Telly Ho! To replace the vanker guard. In do great work British EmpireWhich now includes England, Wells, Stonehengeparts of Ireland And, representation Scotland, a giant plate of haggis. Yesterday Queen Elizabeth II gave her official Hellooooo!!! For a new Tory prime minister – the 16th under his rule, going back to Churchill’s second term. So who has been elected to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson Liz Truss?
> Born in 1975 OxfordDaughter of Liberal Parents: A Leeds professor and a nurse who was also a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
> Graduate of 1996 Merton college in the Oxford
> 1996-2005: Worked for Shell Oil and Cable & Wireless.
> Won a seat in the House of Commons in 2010
> As environment secretary, he launched a 10-year bee and pollinator strategy to reverse the trend of declining bee populations…and once said “I was a environmentalist Before it was fashionable. I was a teenager The eco-warrior is campaigning against the depletion of the ozone layer.”
> 2016-2022: Served as Justice Secretary, Lord Chancellor, Treasury Secretary, International Trade Secretary, and Foreign Secretary.
> wants Russia to be booted from Ukraine And economically knocked down to a lower peg.
> A CNN commentator Describes him “A political chameleon who has gone from a radical who has called for the abolition of the monarchy to the standard-bearer of the Eurosceptic right wing of the Conservative Party. ” Blime.
> Married to an accountant. two daughters Technically a Christian, but sleeps in on Sunday mornings.
Oh, and earlier this year he warned Argentina-aid china To keep your paws closed Falkland Islands Otherwise then. Roh Roh
cheers To seriousness. Let us take off our blue caps and say a brief “Thoughts and Prayers” for our Confederate countrymen this morning. It was a year ago when they met their hero Robert E. Lee received a faceplant 158 years after Gettysburg and 156 years after Appomattox. That it happened along Sacred Monument Avenue added salt to the rebel wound — and it was wonderful:
Now there’s something you’ve never seen before Germany 30 to 50 years after World War II: mass-produced propaganda statues honoring Hitler’s generals (sitting atop their trusty panzers?) are being erected by the “Daughters of the Third Reich”. But that is essentially what we have allowed to spread here. I guess that’s what happens when you throw your country of birth on the head.
Brief prudence break
Eliminate brief prudence breaks
cheers May people have a happy time at home. Remember when Barack Obama’s successor refused to hold a ceremony at the executive mansion to open our 44th.th The official portrait of the president? It wasn’t the end of the world. But it was still, per DJT’s DNA, petty and vindictive. But today This will be done by Obama’s Ex #2:
President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are set to revive that ritual — after an awkward and unusual gap in the Trump years — when they host Obama on Wednesday for the big unveiling of his portrait. All friends, family and staff … The ceremony also marks Michelle Obama’s first visit to the White House since Obama’s presidency ended in January 2017, and only Barack Obama’s second. He was at the White House in April to mark the 12th anniversary of the health care law signed in 2010.
Biden would be the rare president to host a former boss for a viewing; He was Obama’s vice president. George HW Bush, who conducted Ronald Reagan’s ceremony, was Reagan’s No. 2.
Betty Monkman, a former White House curator, said during a 2017 podcast for the White House Historical Association that the ceremony was a “statement of generosity” by the president and first lady. “It’s such a warm, lovely moment.”
True Fact: George W. Bush is particularly proud of his image. He loves everything fried in oil.
cheers To Republican rhetoricians. I can’t stand ex-talkie Peggy Noonan’s anxiety-troll smugness on the Sunday show, but I’ve never made fun of anyone’s birthday (her 72nd). He wrote some of Reagan’s most famous lines, and was an asset to George HW Bush (“a kinder, gentler nation”), and a liability (“read my lips – no new taxes”). But he really broke the bank in 2012 when he said Mitt Romney was a lock to beat President Obama because “All vibrations are right.” Hahahaha!!! And his advice on editing is a bit flawed…
Note the waterfront shack with the sign of fresh fish sold here. Of course it’s fresh, we’re at sea. Of course it’s for sale, we’re not giving it away. Of course it is here, otherwise the mark would be somewhere else. Final sign: Pisces.
Of course, what Peggy seems to overlook is that fish is also a verb, so the sign “FISH” causes people to go fishing Instead of visiting the shack with fresh fish sold here, this would lead to filing for bankruptcy and the eventual collapse of the global seafood market. And all this time I thought that was right Prof-Business.
Ten years ago in C&J: September 7, 2012
cheers For a grand finale. The night of 3 Democratic convention Just like the first two, it was worth watching. I found it cute. Gabby Giffords was the personification of resilience as she led the Pledge, Jennifer Granholm drove her message home, John Kerry was clearly hooked on a Red Bull IV drip, Biden was vintage Biden, and President Obama was optimistic, realistic, funny. (Of course it is. One word — look it up if you want to be a jerk and don’t believe me) and inspirational (well, one I made up). Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of our bench and the precision with which speakers articulated a clear and inclusive democratic vision. Since we’ve made the Republican shindig in Tampa look like a bunch of flies buzzing over a half-eaten bowl of liberty fries, I feel like giving “one of them” one last chance to make his case:
“If we don’t run Chris Christie, Mitt Romney will be the nominee and we will lose.”
And just one more…
cheers To the sharpest knife in the media drawer. Rhodes Scholar, best-selling author, Emmy and Grammy winner, avid fisherman, and journalist Rachel Maddow hosts her own show on MSNBC. fourteen Year as of this week. (Although she’s coming back on Monday so she can focus on new projects.) I try not to get involved in Pandit Pooja, but…she’s smart, funny and everyone loves her. Except the Republicans who fear him. “Lesbian truth teller running scary facts! Run for your lives!”
As much as I hated Trump’s show of terror, his reign of carnage and chaos brought out the dog’s gumshoe in Rachel, who did her best to cover up his many scandals – we tried to find him. He got an A to do. Become a whack-a-mole champion. Today she focuses, with equal doggedness, on the Biden administration’s efforts to deal with the disasters that were dumped in its lap.
He is also a Entertaining mixologist Which is sometimes a minor reprieve. Money’s quote from a half-dozen years ago, which sticks a well-placed finger in the GOP’s eye: “I am unquestionably a liberal, which means I agree almost entirely with the Eisenhower-era Republican Party platform. ” [Shakes head] ‘I like Ike’ Now the hippies are clamoring. Who would thunk it?
Have a happy day. The floor is open…what are you kidding today?
Today’s Shameless C&J testimonial
“No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Let him splash. Let him splash. Look, Bill in Portland Maine deserves to be an idiot.“