Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 08/02/21

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.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Congress:

It’s In — And Big: Senators Unveil $1T Infrastructure Proposal

COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

Thoughts and Prayers!

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

  • A person who attended a St. Louis County Council meeting last week where officials voted to overturn a mask mandate has tested positive for Covid-19, officials said Saturday.
    • “Out of an abundance of caution it is recommended that anyone who attended the council meeting quarantine for the next nine days and monitor their symptoms,” the St. Louis health department said Saturday in a news release.

Obama plans outdoor 60th birthday bash on Martha’s Vineyard amid nationwide delta variant surge🙄

Former president Barack Obama will join the sexagenarian club with an outdoor birthday bash on Martha’s Vineyard this weekend as the delta variant spreads among the nation’s unvaccinated, leading to the renewal of coronavirus safety protocols.

The Obamas are asking that guests be vaccinated and get coronavirus tests, news reports say.

The Washington Post:

Voter Rights/Voter Suppression:

Texas Will Offer Online Voter Registration Through DMV After Democratic Lawsuit

  •  Last Friday, individual Texan voters, the Texas Democratic Party, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) settled a five-year long lawsuit with Texas over its noncompliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The settlement outlines the state’s plans to permanently offer simultaneous voter registration when an eligible voter renews or updates his or her driver’s licenses or ID cards online — an option not offered before this litigation.

Urgent Need for Federal Legislation to Safeguard Democracy

Sports/The Olympics:

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

The Former Guy:

In contrasting his presidency with that of his successor, former President Donald Trump said on Monday he hopes Americans “never forget” the contributions he made to border security and the rapid development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“When I left office law enforcement was supported like never before, the Border was strong, safe, and secure (the best ever!), and I got a highly effective vaccine developed in less than 9 months (when it was supposed to take 5 years, or more!). Hopefully, people will NEVER FORGET!” Trump said in a statement.

Newsweek:

State News:

  • Florida Man: Groom thinks bride is having affair, shoots 2 people in wedding night rampage, sheriff says

Other News:

PSA: A study has shown that men who ejaculate at least 21 times monthly can slash their chances of getting prostate cancer by a third.

And since we’re on a penis related topic, listen up, men! Here’s another reason to get your jab(s).

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