Mon, 12 July 2021
It’s Monday, so you knew you’d find David Waldman and Greg Dworkin right here, like they should be.
We still have a fascist problem. The Big Lie was the big winner at CPAC. Those that like to hate, love Trump. QAnon loves Trump, but believe the actual problem is their name. Evangelicals love Trump, but believe the actual problem is their name. Both groups believe no one will need to raid the Capitol if the coup happens before the election. The GQP is so far from center, both-siders can only find Democrats to pick on.
Democrats might be realizing that holding the center once Republicans take a turn might be foolish and unfair, especially when it comes to redistricting. Rachel & Travis of the Irreverent Testimony podcast pointed out years ago that nonpartisan gerrymandering would not be the way to go.
We still have a COVID problem. Delta variant cases have been increasing, and now so are hospitalizations. Due to inaction, Delta is surging in unvaccinated pockets throughout the US. Unvaccinated hospitalized patients say they regret not getting the shot (Unless they are on respirators, but one can assume…) Of course, much of this inaction isn’t accidental. Fox News reached out to suffocate millions of their viewers. Kristi Noem brags that she did the least for her state at CPAC, whose members demand even less for everyone.
Officials from several U.S. agencies have arrived in Haiti to assist on settling things after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Some of those held in connection to the assassination are connected to a Miami-area security firm.
Police discovered 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and about 20 long guns in a hotel a short walk away from Coors Field, just ahead of the MLB All-Star Game. Drug dealers should remember to not allow their deals to look like a terroristic event in these sensitive times.