In case you missed it: Headlines 09/06/21

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.

History Lesson: Why do we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September?

Happy Labor Day! I’m sure many ‘fullish’ MAGAt would love to return to the ‘old days:’

Afghanistan:

U.S. evacuates 4 more Americans out of Afghanistan, official says

The Biden administration has said it will continue to work to evacuate U.S. citizens who want to get out of Afghanistan.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Regarding Texas SB8 (Forced Birth Law).

Congress:

GOP shouldn’t have House majority if pushing conspiracies and lies, Kinzinger says

Democrats hold a 220-212 majority in the House, with the midterm elections still more than a year away.

Economy:

Pandemic unemployment benefits just expired. What will families do now?

An estimated 7.5 million people will be affected.

Millions in U.S. lose jobless benefits as federal aid expires, thrusting families and economy onto uncertain path

More than 7 million out-of-work people across the United States are set to lose all of their jobless benefits this weekas three federal programs expire on Monday, in what several experts described as one of the largest and most abrupt ends to government aid in U.S. history.

In addition to the more than 7 million people who will lose all their benefits, nearly 3 million more people will lose a $300 weekly boost to their state unemployment benefits.

How to Trigger a ‘fullish’ MAGAt: Let him know “Unemployed people in states that cut off benefits early didn’t come rushing back to work”

About two dozen states ended the federal jobless aid earlier this summer in hopes that would drive many more people back to work. But despite a record number of job openings, it didn’t. Unemployed people in states that cut benefits early were only slightly more likely to find jobs than those in states that kept paying.

Bigly concepts! Stay tuned! Are you really that ‘board,’ man?

COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

New infections are up 316% from last Labor Day; physicians face life-or-death decisions on ICU beds

Daily coronavirus infections are more than four times what the U.S. was seeing on Labor Day last year, or a 316% increase, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. And daily deaths are almost twice as high.

Blame the highly contagious delta variant and a swath of Americans refusing easily accessible vaccines that most of the developing world is furiously scrambling to obtain. 

Hospitalizations are up 158% from a year ago, U.S. Health and Human Services data shows. The result: Some U.S. hospitals are getting so crowded with COVID-19 patients that physicians may soon be compelled to make life-or-death decisions on who gets an ICU bed.

Another Texas school district defies governor by requiring masks as Covid surges

The Coronavirus May Never Go Away. But This Perpetual Pandemic Could Still Fizzle Out

Top federal health officials warn that booster shots initially may be limited to Pfizer recipients

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

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

State News:

Poll: Fewer than half of West Virginians believe legitimacy of 2020 presidential election

‘Just the beginning’: After Texas victory, anti-abortion rights activists could extend gains

Fresh off the Senate Bill 8 win, the movement could eye contraceptive access or in-vitro fertilization choices next, experts say.

Recall candidate Larry Elder says sex ed ‘has no role in school’ in message to Rocklin (Jefferson) church:

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