Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 08/27/21

Normally, News Views does not feature a Live Blog on Fridays but, there is too much going on in the world to read and discuss so, welcome to the Friday Edition. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.

Afghanistan:

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Biden administration sets up mass Covid vaccination site for Afghan evacuees

The site at the Dulles Expo Center will offer the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to a White House official.

Still the Badass:

Yeah, you’re right. It’s not the most important story at this time.

Congress:

How to Trigger a ‘Fullish’ Wing Nut: Let him know he has some stiff competition in the Mentally Challenged category:

COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

Just get a freaking vaccine; it’s a lot easier:

Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce Deployment Of Additional Medical Personnel, Equipment To Assist Hospitals With COVID-19 Response

Most of Kid Rock’s band has COVID, weekend shows canceled:

Yeah, suit-up, MAGAt.

Delta variant is making consumers pull back on their spending, new data shows

Economists worry that these fears will constrain the spending that powers some 70 percent of the American economy.

Outbreak Associated with SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant in an Elementary School — Marin County, California, May–June 2021

On May 25, 2021, the Marin County Department of Public Health (MCPH) was notified by an elementary school that on May 23, an unvaccinated teacher had reported receiving a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The teacher reported becoming symptomatic on May 19, but continued to work for 2 days before receiving a test on May 21. On occasion during this time, the teacher read aloud unmasked to the class despite school requirements to mask while indoors. Beginning May 23, additional cases of COVID-19 were reported among other staff members, students, parents, and siblings connected to the school.

Wayne County sheriff announces COVID-19 death of captain

The American Taliban/White ISIS/Wing Nuts/MAGAts/GUNZ!:

Renewed fears of political violence grip Capitol Hill ahead of right-wing rally

Jan. 6 commission demands records from Facebook, Twitter, other tech firms

The requests were announced two days after the select committee said it demanded records related to at least 30 members of former President Donald Trump’s close allies.

(Hopefully the others include Parler, Gab, and Disqus, just to name a few)

State News:

Texas House passes new voting restrictions as Democratic hopes of killing the legislation wane

Democrats used every tool they had, fleeing the state en masse and forcing two special sessions, but a Republican bill to rewrite state election laws won final approval in the House Friday. Once the House and Senate work out some differences, it appears headed to the governor’s desk.

But wait, there’s more:

Texas House speaker Dade Phelan bans word ‘racism’ during debate over elections bill

Wisconsin woman sees cow in backseat of car in McDonald’s drive-thru

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