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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

The official publicity description:

Of their characteristic movie debut, Carterland, the Pattiz Brothers study the tragic, but inspiring story of America‘s most misunderstood president. Whereas main the nation by means of a collection of unprecedented crises, Jimmy Carter additionally confronted local weather change and championed social justice at dwelling and overseas. This groundbreaking movie attracts on archival footage, consultants, and insiders to disclose how Carter’s selfless management and ethical integrity finally value him the presidency.

It’s about time Carter’s presidency bought a recent looksie, notably now that we’ve got 4 disastrous Republican presidencies that got here after him to check it to. Particulars on the rollout are nonetheless being finalized, I consider, and we’ll preserve you updated as we be taught extra. As a result of, like Jimmy, I, too, am selfless and ethical. Nicely, selfless, anyway. Typically. Oh, and scorching off the press:

And now, our characteristic presentation…

Cheers and Jeers for Tuesday, Might 4, 2021

Observe: Completely satisfied Star Wars Day. Might the Fourth be with you…

By the Numbers:

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2 days ‘til the Nationwide Day of Hypocrisy & Wishful Considering.

Days ’til atheists alternately facepalm and snigger themselves foolish over the “Nationwide Day of Prayer”: 2

Variety of govt orders President Biden signed in his first 100 days: 63

% of the world’s new covid instances which can be breaking out in India: 40%

Return in tax revenues on a $100 billion funding in IRS staffing and assets over the subsequent 10 years from excessive earners or companies who’ve been eluding cost, in line with Senator Angus King (I-ME): $1 trillion

Seaweed harvest in Maine in 2019: 275,000 lbs

Anticipated seaweed harvest this yr: 800,000 lbs

Minimal variety of chocolate chip cookies which were given out within the Oval workplace in the course of the Biden administration: 4,200

Pet Pic of the Day: Fido’s revenge…

CHEERS to patching up alliances. After slicking again his hair and strapping on his diplomat’s sash, Secretary of State Antony Blinken flew to the United Kingdom yesterday, and boy are his arms drained. It is the primary leg of a visit throughout which he’ll proceed assuring our allies that the pudding-brained nutbag within the orange face paint is not in cost. On his itinerary:

»  Attending the G7 International and Improvement Ministers’ Assembly in London, United Kingdom, Might 3-5, 2021.  The Secretary has stated wherever the foundations for worldwide safety and the worldwide economic system are being written, America shall be there, and the pursuits of the American folks shall be entrance and heart. …Tackling the COVID-19 and local weather crises will characteristic prominently on the agenda, as will advancing financial development, human rights, meals safety, gender equality, and ladies’s and women’ empowerment.

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Secretary Blinken arrives in London Monday. How good that we’ve got cupboard members once more who go to different international locations to make the world a greater place, as an alternative of plotting to steal elections.

»  The Secretary will then journey to Kyiv, Ukraine, Might 5-6, the place he’ll meet with President Zelenskyy, International Minister Kuleba, different officers, and representatives of Ukrainian civil society to reaffirm unwavering U.S. assist for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression.  He may even encourage continued progress on Ukraine’s institutional reform agenda, notably anti-corruption motion.

Whereas he is in London he’ll additionally talk about weighty issues with Boris Johnson. Very slowly, so the prime minister can sustain.

CHEERS to sending the vermin scurrying. Humorous factor occurs while you determine a gaggle of terrorists as terrorists after which inform them that they will be handled like terrorists: they suddenly find other things to do with their time…

Proud Boys Canada, a far-right group that Ottawa named as a terrorist entity earlier this yr, has dissolved itself, saying it has accomplished nothing fallacious, in line with a press release by the group on Sunday.

Alan Swinney brings Proud Boys to Gresham
Proud boys? Extra like spoiled brats who assume they’ll do something they need besides, apparently, take a shower. 

In February, Canada stated the group posed an energetic safety menace and performed a “pivotal position” within the lethal assault on the U.S. Capitol in January by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. U.S. authorities have charged a number of members of the Proud Boys in reference to the Jan. 6 assault. […]

Based in 2016, the Proud Boys started as a corporation protesting political correctness and perceived constraints on masculinity in the US and Canada, and grew into a gaggle that embraced road combating.

We’ll file this beneath: Worst Fourth Reich Ever, Eh.

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The victims’ memorial at Kent State.

JEERS to itchy set off fingers. Fifty-one years in the past at present, Nationwide Guard troops fired on Vietnam Conflict protesters at Ohio’s Kent State College, killing 4 college students and injuring 12 in 13 seconds. (The location is now designated Ohio’s 76th National Historic Site.) The query that will by no means be answered: what possessed the Guard to make use of stay ammo once they may’ve pacified the gang with a plate of hash brownies? A everlasting blemish on my dwelling state’s report.

P.S. Think about if all the scholars had been strolling round with hid (and even open-carry) weapons—just like the “Proud Boys” above—so they might “stand their floor,” an idea that makes Republicans salivate each time they give it some thought.  That will’ve labored out swell that day, huh.  Actual swell.

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JEERS to non-snappy solutions to non-stupid questions. The CNN headline blares: When To Cease Ingesting Caffeine To Get A Good Night time’s Sleep. Phew—I depend on caffeine (tablets) in the course of the day to spice up alertness, so I would love to know precisely when to start out throttling down on “The Treasured.” And the definitive answer is…

Sadly there’s not one reply to it. And that is as a result of totally different folks react very in a different way to caffeine.

Terrific. Now as an alternative of shedding sleep to caffeine, tonight I will lose it by cursing out CNN.

JEERS to HELLO URGENT MESSAGE KIND MADAM 7 PLEASE RLPY V&i*GR#A HOT SEXY LOVER NEED ASSISTANCE!!  We will not let Might go by with out acknowledging the forty third anniversary of spam.  It had an interesting starting.  Through Geekosystem, this is how it started back in 1978:

Gary Thuerk, a marketer for the Digital Tools Company, blasted out his message to 400 of the 2600 folks on ARPAnet, the DARPA-funded so-called “first Web.” Naturally: He was promoting one thing. (Computer systems, or extra particularly, details about open homes the place folks may try the computer systems.)

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He irritated lots of people. And he additionally had some success, with a number of recipients fascinated about what he was pushing. And thus, spam was born.

Aren’t we fortunate.  Now for those who’ll excuse me, I simply bought an e-mail I’ve to take care of from “Íâó¾Àí/½ø³ö¿Ú¾Àí ” with the topic line”|Íâó½Óµ¥Ó뺣Í⩵ ¥»ñÈ¡²ßÂÔ|”  It is likely to be information from my favourite Nigerian finance minister.  Or his widow. (Ideas and prayers.)

Ten years in the past in C&J: Might 4, 2011

JEERS to getting pummeled within the provinces. Ugh…apparently you Canadians aren’t paying shut sufficient consideration to the U.S. by way of the place conservatism ultimately leads. [Circles ear with index finger.]  However, what the hell, it is your nation and you’ll break it if you want to, I guess:

Canada’s Conservative Social gathering was using to a definitive victory as outcomes from nationwide elections got here in early Tuesday. Preliminary outcomes additionally confirmed that Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper would stay in energy for the third time and likewise confirmed {that a} left-leaning political get together, the New Democratic Social gathering, could be propelled to the historic place because the nation’s official opposition.

I simply hope the NDP is not the identical as Blue Canines right here, cuz that might be not good. In the meantime Stephen Harper will stay Prime Minister, which implies, I consider, {that a} bunch of investigations towards him can proceed forthwith. However the backside line appears to be: conservatives have an outright majority. Oh, Canada. [Facepalm] Have we taught you nothing?

And only one extra…

CHEERS to the highest-impact Excessive Impression Man whoever roamed the Nice Orange Devil. Dammit, most cancers, cease taking our most respected Every day Kos members. This time the Big C got jotter, aka Glenn Hammonds, creator of the outrageously helpful and revolutionary “Excessive Impression” diaries and frequent attendee/ingesting buddy at our Netroots Nation conventions.

Day in and time out, for over a decade, jotter employed refined laptop know-how to rank the day’s hottest diaries and preserve observe of the continued 19-year downward spiral of “The” Every day Kos by maintaining depend of the ever-swelling variety of new person registrations. In 2006 he laid out his purpose for his each day mega-project:

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I believe that is Netroots Nation Pittsburgh, and I’m utilizing a wood spoon to steal a few of jotter’s beer. Loooong story, I’m certain.

I am very happy and honored to have been given the chance and the entry required to make attainable these lists, whose solely actual justification for existence is as an help for individuals who cannot or do not want to spend all their waking hours studying diaries and who might, by means of the lists, discover diaries they may have in any other case missed.

Every individual contributes what they’ll once they can—diaries, feedback, suggestions, and I hope I’ve helped make the fruits of their labors, accessible to all.

In a bizarre but literal method, a bit piece of jotter’s soul will all the time be mine. I preserve it in a shot glass lined with tinfoil encased in cement and securely stowed in a protected deposit field on the Portland Financial savings & Mortgage over on the nook of Flannel and Chowder Streets. It was my worth for his use of the “bharns”—brief for Invoice Harnsberger (that is me)—because the metric for figuring out the “affect” of every Every day Kos submit relative to the large recognition of Cheers and JeersOne “bharns” is equal to the affect of the common C&J in early 2005, again earlier than Kos, in his most  catastrophic resolution ever, promoted it to the entrance web page. (Jotter explains it here in our 2008 interview.) Or, because it appears numerically on a random day in follow:

Impression statistics from all 323 posts.
min = 0.01, median = 0.095, common = 0.31, max = 7.97, complete =  100.7 bharns
r50 = 24 (at 1.13 bharns)

Meteor Blades interviewed jotter almost a dozen years in the past—at present it’s an interesting journey in the each day Kos wayback machine and you can read it here.

Except he had some secret double life as a beard-stroking James Bond villain, jotter was one of the crucial genuine liberal gents you will ever meet, and his submit will all the time be a godsend as a analysis instrument and part of the Every day Kos historic archives.

They are saying solely the nice die younger. Glenn was solely 70. The maxim nonetheless holds.

Have a tolerable Tuesday. Flooring’s open…What are you cheering and jeering about at present?

In the present day’s Shameless C&J Testimonial

 “This Cheers and Jeers was USDA, grade-A bullshit.”

Jim Acosta

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