Liveblog - Weekend Wrap up: August 22, 2021

It’s Sunday and the weekend has come to an end. Below are a few articles and events we might have missed but are worthy of discussion. And in case you missed the Sunday shows, we got you covered. Please feel free to add your own headlines we might have missed.


Fact check: Trump administration officials try to rewrite their own Afghanistan history

Pentagon orders commercial airlines to provide planes for Afghan evacuees

The 18 aircraft, from United, American Airlines, Delta and Hawaiian Airlines would not fly into Kabul’s airport, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said.

Americans prepare to welcome thousands of Afghan refugees, even as political rhetoric heats up

Afghanistan: US orders civilian jets to join evacuation

Blasts from the past:

Biden Administration:

Biden’s job ratings decline amid Covid surge, Afghanistan withdrawal in NBC News poll

“Summer of discontent”: Biden’s overall job approval falls below 50 percent for the first time in the NBC News poll, while just 25 percent approve of his handling of Afghanistan.




Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas says he tests negative for coronavirus.

How to Trigger a ‘Fullish’ Wing Nut: Let him know his ‘one and done’ isn’t done:

Jesse Jackson and wife, Jacqueline, hospitalized with Covid-19

“Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” the Rainbow Push Coalition said.

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

Yes, the FDA really tweeted this:

‘Stop it’: FDA warns people not to take veterinary drugs to treat Covid-19

No form of the ivermectin drug has been approved by the FDA for use in treating or preventing Covid-19 in humans, the agency said.

The Sunday Shows:

Armchair Quarterbacking while running for president in 2024:

The American Taliban/MAGAts/Wing Nuts:

Woman who drove into 2 children because of their race gets 25 years in federal prison

“I’m sorry my skin color bothered you, but me and my people are never leaving,” one of the victims told the woman before she was sentenced on federal hate crime charges.

The Former Guy:

TFG held. a bigly rally in a state affected bigly by COVID-19:

Ariz. GOP Official Releases Open Letter to Republicans Blasting’s Voter Fraud Claims

State News:

10 dead, dozens missing in Tennessee flooding

Twin toddlers were among those killed, the sheriff of Humphreys County said.

Other News:

The Supreme Court is temporarily halting a judge’s order that would have forced the government to reinstate a Trump administration policy forcing thousands to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S.

Everly Brothers’ Don Everly, Dies at 84, Was ‘Major Influence’ on Beatles

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