Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 08/09/21

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.

Tweet of the Day, unfortunately:

President Biden/Biden Administration:

President Biden and Vice President Harris give remarks on today’s, historic infrastructure bill

Here we go with the freaking light bulbs again: The Biden administration is proposing the restoration of Obama-era rules aimed at increasing efficiency of consumer light bulbs by including more types of bulbs in regulations.

Jen, The Badass:

Congress:

US Senate Passes $1 Trillion Dollar, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The following 19 GOP senators helped pass the deal.

Roy Blunt (Mo.)

Richard Burr (N.C.)

Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.)

Bill Cassidy (La.)

Susan Collins (Maine)

Kevin Cramer (N.D.)

Mike Crapo (Idaho)

Deb Fischer (Neb.)

Lindsey Graham (S.C.)

Chuck Grassley (Iowa)

John Hoeven (N.D.)

Mitch McConnell (Ky.)

Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)

Rob Portman (Ohio)

James Risch (Idaho)

Mitt Romney (Utah)

Dan Sullivan (Alaska)

Thom Tillis (N.C.)

Roger Wicker (Miss.)

COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

Texas Sees 165 Percent Increase in COVID Cases Over 2 Weeks, Straining Hospital Capacity

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

Florida requests 300 ventilators from federal government as COVID cases keep rising

  • Gov. DeSantis says he isn’t aware of that request

Fake Covid-19 vaccination cards worry college officials

  • Across the internet, a cottage industry has sprung up to accommodate people who say they won’t get vaccinated for either personal or religious reasons.

Wing Nut Watch:

The Former Guy:

Someone is bigly pissed off:

Ohio!

Ohio Court Sentences Black Woman to 18 Months in Prison the Day After Giving White Woman Probation for Same Crime

Sentencing disparity prompts calls for reform after Black woman sentenced for embezzling $40,000 while a white woman got probation after stealing $250,000.

16-year-old attacks dad with sword after he’s told to clean his room, Ohio cops say

State News:

Governor Andrew Cuomo Resigns

With Cuomo out, Kathy Hochul will become New York’s first woman governor

Hochul might not be a household name, but she is no newcomer to politics.

DeSantis’ office says salaries of officials who require masks for students may be withheld

  • The superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida’s largest district, said the threat would not influence its decision.

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