Thursday – August 19, 2021

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1692 – Salem, MA — five women are hanged after being convicted of witchcraft. 14 others were executed that year and another 150 imprisoned (It was not our finest hour)

1812 – The USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides”

1909 – The first Indy 500 is held (Louis Schwitzer won with an ave speed of 57.4 mph)

1934 – 38 million Germans voted to make Hitler Hindenburg’s successor

1964 – The Beatles kick off their first US tour at SF’s Cow Palace

1976 – Gerald Ford (who became President Ford after Nixon resigned) earns the GOP nomination for President

2004 – Google stock starts trading at $85 per share (That same share would be worth $2700)

2010 – Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, the US leaves 6 brigades in Iraqi to train troops

News and The Politics out of D.C.

BIDEN’S BIZARRE PRESSER ON VACCINE BOOSTER AND MASK WEARING, NO QUESTIONS

POST-PRESSER, BIDEN VOWS TO STAY IN AFGHANISTAN UNTIL EVERY AMERICAN IS OUT

BTW, PELOSI IS STILL STANDING FIRMLY WITH JOE!

SEC DEF SAYS WE DON’T HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO EVACUATE PEOPLE FROM AFGHANISTAN

HOW BAD ARE THINGS GETTING IN KABUL? MOMS THROWING BABIES OVER BARBED WIRE FENCES

TALIBAN DEMANDS ARREST AND RETURN OF FORMER PRESIDENT

TWITTER STILL GIVES TALIBAN SPACE ON TWITTER WHILE BLOCKING AMERICAN DISSIDENTS

HOUSE GOP WANTS TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH WEAPONRY WE LEFT TO THE TALIBAN

TURKEY WANTS TO COOPERATE WITH THE TALIBAN…BUT, IT’S ALSO BUILDING A WALL

KAMALA’S STILL M-I-A — IT’S ONLY BEEN SIX DAYS

THEN AND NOW — BIDEN WHITE HOUSE’S MESSAGING ON AFGHANISTAN  HAS FLIPPED

HOUSE DEMS ON THE SQUAD WANTED RENT CANCELLED WHILE THEY COLLECTED LOADS OF IT

WHITE HOUSE PLAYS DEFENSE OVER CONCERNS WE WILL ABANDON TAIWAN IF CHINA ATTACKS

61% OF ALL AMERICAN TAXPAYERS PAID NO TAXES (CAN WE CALL THEM TAXPAYERS?)

CNN FEMALE REPORTER HAS A CLOSE CALL WITH TALIBAN ON THE STREETS OF KABUL

TELL-TALE SIGNS DEMS COULD HAVE A VERY VERY VERY BAD MIDTERM ELECTIONS– GOP FLIPS A STATE

SENATE SEAT WHERE BIDEN WON BY 25%

MSNBC RUN OPINION PIECE COMPARING PRO-LIFE REPUBLICANS TO THE TALIBAN

General News

FAUCI ON EFFECTIVENESS OF VACCINE BOOSTERS

GOING TO COLLEGE WITHOUT BEING VAXXED? THIS SCHOOL SAYS ‘NO INTERNET FOR YOU!’

NFL LEGEND SAYS DON’T LET YOUR KIDS PLAY FOOTBALL UNTIL THEY’RE 14

CAN WE TAKE THE ‘KISSING BUG’ SERIOUSLY NOW?

IS A POPULAR DOG FOOD KILLING PETS?

CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE IS CANCELED AGAIN… THANKS COVID

MLB ANNOUNCER SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY FOR USING ‘JAPANESE’ ACCENT WHEN JAPANESE PLAYER WAS COMING TO THE PLATE

ENGLISH PROF ARGUES FOR THE RIGHT TO USE RACIAL SLURS

Other News Catching My Eye

‘SCAR JO’ AND COLIN JOST HAVE A BABY AND GIVE IT A RIDICULOUS NAME

EMMA STONE’S GROUNDBREAKING DEAL WITH DISNEY WILL CHANGE HOLLYWOOD

FORMER UFC STAR SAVES THREE CHILDREN IN CAR CRASH

LARRY DAVID TRIGGERED BY SEEING ALAN DERSHOWITZ, SCREAMS AT HIM IN STORE

THE R. KELLY SEX TRAFFICKING TRIAL BEGINS IN BROOKLYN AND IT’S GONNA BE EXTRA CREEPY

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