Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 10/28/21

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.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Congress:

Civil Rights:

NAACP asks pro athletes to avoid signing with any teams based in Texas

A two-page letter distributed on Thursday told members of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL and MLB that the state’s laws serve as a “a blueprint by legislators to violate constitutional rights for all, especially for women, children and marginalized communities.”

  • The NAACP is urging members of professional sports organizations to refrain from signing with teams in Texas in protest of controversial legislation recently passed in the state.
  • “Over the past few months, legislators in Texas have passed archaic policies, disguised as laws, that directly violate privacy rights and a woman’s freedom to choose, restrict access to free and fair elections for Black and Brown voters, and increase the risk of contracting coronavirus,” NAACP National President Derrick Johnson and NAACP Texas State Conference President Gary Bledsoe wrote in the letter.
  • “If you are a woman, avoid Texas. If you are Black, avoid Texas,” the letter read. “If you want to lower your chances of dying from coronavirus, avoid Texas.”

Economy:

Economic growth rate slows to 2 percent as supply chain issues take toll

“The U.S. economy remains very volatile as we battle a global supply chain crisis, increasing inflation and a sluggish labor market,” said one economist.

How the economy went from sizzle to fizzle, and why there’s hope for a way back

Sports:

Raiders, Jon Gruden reach settlement on his contract

COVID-19/COVIDIOTS:

Should’ve Gotten the Vaccine:

Around 5 percent of unvaccinated adults quit their jobs over Covid vaccine mandates, survey shows

“At small facilities with barely more than 100 employees, the departure of even one highly valued team member could lead to production challenges if not managed or planned appropriately,” said one labor advocate.

Should’ve Listened to Dr. Fauci Instead of an Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist MAGAt:

It’s because people like DeSatan and other ‘fullish’ MAGAts have politicized the vaccine, derp!

How to Trigger a ‘Fullish’ MAGAt: Using Brazil as an example when trying trying to pimp some unproven COCID-19 CURE is very ‘fullish.’ Brazilian Senators Vote For Criminal Charges Against Bolsonaro for COVID-19 Response

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

Opening statements kick off in civil trial over deadly ‘Unite the Right‘ rally

“This is a case about violence and intimidation that was planned for months,” the attorney for the plaintiffs told the jury.

What is wrong with this idiot?

The Former Guy:

State News:

Just when you think you’ve heard it all:

Student-staff lap dances at Kentucky high school lead to disciplinary actions

The lap dances occurred during Hazard High School’s homecoming festivities. The superintendent said what was supposed to be a fun activity “got out of hand.”

Before making changes to political maps, Michigan’s redistricting commission retreats behind closed doors

Other News:

Facebook rebrands as ‘Meta’

Justice Department Announces Multi-Million Dollar Civil Settlement in Principle in Mother Emanuel Charleston Church Mass Shooting

Department Agrees to Settle Allegations Surrounding FBI Actions

  • Katie Porter and Big Oil

    Today the Oversight Committee grilled Big Oil for their Big Tobacco moment. Katie Porter, whose license plate is OVRSGHT says:

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