Liveblog - Weekend Wrap up: October 17, 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.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Advocates worry Biden is letting U.S. democracy erode on his watch

Congress:

  • A man who works for the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives has been arrested and charged with 10 felonies related to the possession of child pornography.

But, wait! There’s more from Dirty Coal Joe: Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition

The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.

COVID-19/COVIDIOTS:

FDA panel recommends a booster shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people 18 and older

“My message for you and all that are listening is that Covid is not over, no matter what people who have been standing up here have said,” Sperry, who also teaches in the district, said during Monday’s meeting. “On September 27, during the last meeting, there were parents or concerned citizens that voiced misinformation to you.”

“They said that Covid is basically over and that healthy people do not die. When they were sharing this information, their opinions, the fact was, I was sitting next to my healthy daughter’s deathbed. She died five days after showing symptoms. I am sure they were speaking to what they’ve experienced, but they are wrong.”

CNN:

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

Vaccine mandates stoked fears of labor shortages. But hospitals say they’re working.

Should’ve Listened to Dr. Fauci Instead of Some Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:

“Chris, I have stood for always letting science, data and evidence be what we guide ourselves by, and I think people who feel differently, who have conspiracy theories, who deny reality that’s looking them straight in the eye, those are people that don’t particularly care for me,” Fauci said on Fox News Sunday.

“That’s understandable, because what I do, and I try very hard, is to be guided by the truth,” the doctor added of his critics. “And sometimes the truth becomes inconvenient for some people and so they react against me. That is what it is, and there’s not that much I can do about that, Chris.”

The Hill:

How To Trigger a ‘Fullish’ MAGAt: Let him know that NO ONE knows for sure what number of antibodies provide protection from covid-19.  Getting an antibody test to determine immunity is a fool’s errand, infectious-disease doctors agree. The tests for antibodies, also known as serology tests, do not provide the answers that most people are seeking.”

Lessons Learned: Don’t listen to ‘Fullish’ MAGAts; they can get you killed. Don’t be a stumbling block;’ wear a mask to protect those around you.

The Sunday Shows:

The American Taliban/MAGAts/Wing Nuts/Racism:

Ron Watkins, Alleged QAnon Founder, Announces Run for Congress

Number of Confederate monuments linked to number of lynchings, study finds

“Scholars and activists have long said that Confederate memorials are associated with hate. We want to provide empirical evidence of that,” said researcher Kyshia Henderson.

Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.

The Former Guy:

World News:

Suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills 47

U.S. religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, the group said.

State News:

A protester shot by Kyle Rittenhouse sues Kenosha, Wis., says police deputized ‘vigilantes’

‘Multiple injuries’ reported in shooting during high school football game in Alabama

Rep. Good encourages Rappahannock students to shed masks at school and rise up in opposition to mandates

U.S. Rep. Bob Good on Thursday encouraged a group of Rappahannock County High School students to not wear masks in school, saying during his visit the administration “can’t stop everyone.”

“If nobody in Rappahannock complies [with the mask mandate], they can’t stop everyone,” Good (R-5th District) told the students. “If I was ya’ll, I’d say none of ya’ll wear a mask. What are they gonna do? They’re still going to have school.”

Other News:

Jussie Smollett’s criminal case will move forward after judge denies dismissal request

The former “Empire” actor is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime in 2019.

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