Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 04/09/21

Not only did we miss some headlines, we missed the missed headlines blog as well so,…here we go:

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.

Voter Suppression/Voting Rights:

COVID-19 Updates and COVIDIOTS:

  • Trump appointees in the Health and Human Services department last year privately touted their efforts to block or alter scientists’ reports on the coronavirus to more closely align with then-President Donald Trump’s more optimistic messages about the outbreak, according to newly released documents from congressional investigators.
  • As new U.S. coronavirus cases trend upward — with nearly 80,000 new infections reported Thursday — health officials are warning about the spread of multiple, more transmissible variants, some of which have seeded outbreaks in states such as Michigan and California.
  • Puerto Rico will close schools amid Covid surge.



White ISIS/MAGAts/ White Supremacists/Wing Nut Watch/GUNZ!:

  • What Wing Nuts do not understand about inflation–it’s a supply and demand thing, ding dongs: Strong demand, possible supply bottlenecks, and a rebound from weak inflation a year ago are expected to cause prices to surge in coming months above the Fed’s 2% inflation target.
  • A number of cities across the U.S. are preparing for far-right “White Lives Matter” marches taking place on April 11 which are being coordinated by extremists online.
  • The white supremacist rallies are being discussed on social media and encrypted messaging app Telegram, with dozens of events planned to take place at 1 p.m. in cities including New York, Fort Worth, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois.
  • Two Texas republicans are set to appear at a three-day QAnon affiliated event, which also features some of the most prominent supporters of the conspiracy theory.
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert and Texas GOP chairman Allen West are promoted as special guests for the For God & Country Patriot Roundup, scheduled to take place over the Memorial Day weekend at the Gilley’s Dallas complex and the Omni Dallas Hotel.

Other Headlines:

  • The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to demand cruise ships be allowed to start sailing immediately, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday.
  • Inc warehouse employees in Alabama were on track to reject unionization by a 2-1 margin with almost half the votes counted in an election seen as a potential turning point for organized labor.
  • No, this isn’t from the National Enquirer: Woman gets pregnant while already pregnant, gives birth to twins.
  • Affidavit: Kansas Senate majority leader’s blood alcohol was twice the legal limit; calls cop, ‘donut boy.’
  • Volcano on St. Vincent erupts, spewing column of ash amid evacuations.
  • General Motors will temporarily shut down two more plants as automakers continue to struggle with major supply chain disruptions, particularly in computer chips.
  • The company will idle its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, for one week and Lansing Delta Township, Michigan, for two weeks
  • Twin Cities Shooting by Police; Protests Ongoing

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