Liveblog - Weekend Wrap up: October 24, 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:

The Redheaded Badass:

Congress:

Bernie Sanders Says Medicare Expansion Will Remain in Spending Bill: ‘Not Coming Out’

SCOTUS:

Elections/Voter Rights/Voter Suppression:

President Obama stumps for Virginia Democratic governor candidate Terry McAuliffe:

Why isn’t he special?!:

President Obama campaigns for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy:

Economy:

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the millions of jobs that employers were desperate to fill.

Yet three months after half the states began ending that federal payment, there’s been no significant influx of job seekers.

Immigration:

So much for the ‘fullish’ claim that migrants are coming across the border to vote in the next election:

Record 1.7M migrants arrested at border in past year

Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico

Police, immigration agents and National Guard have broken up smaller attempts at similar breakouts earlier this year.

COVID-19/COVIDIOTS:

CDC director: ‘We can’t be complacent’ amid drop in COVID-19 cases

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

Great Article:

Americans Vaccinated Against Coronavirus Have Lower Mortality Rates — Even From Non-Covid Causes — CDC Says

People who are vaccinated against Covid-19 are less likely to die for any reason — including from non-coronavirus causes — than the unvaccinated, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Friday, which researchers framed as more proof of the vaccines’ safety despite stubborn levels of vaccine hesitancy.

All three vaccines approved by U.S. regulators were tied to lower non-Covid death rates, though the difference in mortality among people who took Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was slightly smaller than for recipients of Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccines.

***The study does not show anything about magical antibody numbers that allegedly prevent one from contracting the deadly virus or keeping them alive thereafter.

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

“Oh, Noooooo! They’re picking on Poodlehead again! Stay Tuned!”

More anti vaxxer bullshit from another ‘fullish’ MAGAt: Roger Stone Claims COVID Vaccination Has ‘Injured or Killed Millions of Americans’

The Sunday Shows:

The American Taliban/MAGAts/Wing Nuts/Racism:

Parents Slam Suspension of Black Students Reacting to Racist Video Sent by Classmate

Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts

  • On Wednesday, when the president visited Scranton, Pa., he was greeted at the corner of Biden Street by a woman holding a handmade “F— Joe Biden” sign, with an American flag as the vowel in the offending word. And back in Boise, Rod Johnson, a retired gunsmith, has hung a blue flag from the roof of his home that reads “F— Biden.” Underneath, in smaller letters, he added, “And f— you for voting for him!!”
  • “I’m not the only Republican that doesn’t like Biden,” Johnson, 68, said in an interview, sporting a red “Proud White American” hat and puffing a skinny cigar. “I just chose to show it.”

‘Law And Order’ GOP ‘Coddles Criminals’ Like Steve Bannon, Accuses Scathing Editorial

Voting against holding Bannon in criminal contempt was the latest in a series of examples of the GOP “siding with criminality,” charged the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board.

The Former Guy:

Updates:

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

World News:

Colombia has captured one of the world’s most wanted drug lords, Dairo Antonio Úsuga

State News:

California braces for “bomb cyclone” with flash flooding and dangerous mudslides expected:

The weather is about to get much more intense in California. A massive wall of rain is heading to the northern part of the state, and communities are bracing for flash flooding and dangerous mudslides.

The storm system heading to the West Coast is so ferocious it’s known as a “bomb cyclone,” and it’s helping to drive a river of moisture towards northern California. Massive rainfall and strong winds are on the way. In areas scorched bare by wildfires, flash flooding and mudslides could pose grave danger.

“The water flows off instead of soaking in and it can start picking up pebbles and then rocks, boulders, trees. And it can be severely damaging,” Marty Ralph, an expert on weather and water extremes at the University of California in San Diego, told CBS News. 

Spoiler Alert: Ohio didn’t make the list this time around

These 10 states are America’s worst places to live in 2021

  • Even as the pandemic subsides, many companies are allowing their employees to continue working from home.
  • States are increasingly emphasizing their quality of life as they seek to attract business and jobs, but not every state delivers on its promises.
  • The pandemic and the push for social justice are changing the definition of quality of life. CNBC takes those changes into account in the latest America’s Top States for Business study.

Speaking of Ohio, this is pretty cool.

A mural presents a new image for one Ohio city

Before:

A few shots of ‘After:’

COVID denial, communism and QAnon. Conspiracy theory-fueled conference hits Salt Lake City
Speakers pushed misinformation about COVID and election fraud at sparsely attended event.

Other News:

How to Trigger an Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt: Inform him that huffing lavender might get you very ill.

The bacteria was found in a bottle of Better Homes & Garden’s Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Walmart have issued a recall of that spray along with five other scented sprays from the same band.

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