In case you missed it: Headlines 08/30/21

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.

Afghanistan:

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Biden administration opens civil rights investigations over bans on school mask mandates

Congress:

New polls suggest broad support for Democrats’ voting rights bills

A majority of voters surveyed said they support passing such legislation without a filibuster-proof majority.

Wing Nut darling Elise Stefanik gave birth to a baby boy:

COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

And it just doesn’t seem to end:

An 88-year-old professor in Georgia resigned in the middle of class because a student refused to wear a mask over her nose: ‘That’s it. I’m retired.’

PSA:

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

Where Are Hospitals Overwhelmed By COVID-19 Patients? Look Up Your State

OPINION: Don’t Negotiate With Trump’s Disease-Spreading Zombie Army

The American Taliban/White Supremacists/MAGAts/Police Behaving Poorly:

Jan. 6 committee to ask phone companies for Republican lawmakers’ records

Last week, the select committee demanded attack-related records of federal officials and a number of Trump allies and staffers.

  • The request was first reported by CNN, which said the committee is eyeing the records of Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert, of Colorado; Jim Jordan, of Ohio; Mo Brooks, of Alabama; Madison Cawthorn, of North Carolina; Matt Gaetz, of Florida; Louie Gohmert, of Texas; Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jody Hice, both of Georgia; Scott Perry, of Pennsylvania; and Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, both of Arizona.
  • The list of lawmakers is still evolving, sources said. The select committee declined to comment.

2 Black men say they were handcuffed returning a TV to Walmart, sue company

‘Hell no’: Some police officers and their unions oppose vaccination mandates

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said that he is “100 percent” behind a vaccination requirement and that a mandate should come from the state or federal levels.

Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says

Former NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, a rising right-wing radio star, doesn’t care if you call her a murderer

Stand-in for Hospitalized Conservative Attorney with More Than a Dozen Jan. 6 Clients Is Accused of Felonies and Is ‘Not a Licensed Attorney’: Feds

The Former Guy:

The Former Guy goes on a rigged election rant because that’s all he has:

And he’s bigly upset about Hurricane Ida coverage.

State News:

Hurricane Ida Updates:

Other News:

Live Updates: Entire city of South Lake Tahoe evacuated as weather drives Caldor Fire

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