This week, we will combine both blogs, In Case You Missed It and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict. Please feel free to share any headlines we may have missed or new developments occurring in Ukraine or Russia providing they come from reliable and credible sources. We won’t accept any parroted, Russian propaganda from far-right ‘news’ sources unless you’re trying to point out that the far-right extremist in our country and elsewhere actually believe their own BS or Russian disinformation. We also ask that you provide a link to your source so folks can read it if they want.
Keep in mind, this is not a free chat. Please keep friendly banter to a minimum, thank you.
President Biden/Biden Administration:
Most speech watchers say State of the Union made them feel optimistic, proud – CBS News poll
Devastation, Destruction, and Ruin:
Racism: A Worldwide Issue:
Alexander Somto Orah, 25, was among thousands of people crowding a Kyiv train station Friday, hoping to flee Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. He said he and his friends hoped to get to safety at the Polish border quickly but that officials wouldn’t allow the group of Africans to board trains out of the region.
“I was like, ‘You are picking only white people!’” Orah said. He said he and his friends briefly made it onto a second train headed to Poland but were quickly kicked off, with officials telling them “Ukrainians only.”
“I said: ‘You say Ukrainians only, but I don’t see you checking passports. I see you picking white people only.’ The train was not filled before they left, but they never picked us.”
Putin’s ‘Bigliest’ Puppet:
What Others are Saying:
Bill O’Reilly Slams Fox News for Doing ‘Disservice to the American People’
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly slammed his old network, saying “propagandists” have ruined the show.
On his webcast, O’Reilly praised Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin for her spunk to go against the grain, but overall condemned his former employer, saying that it’s “a totally different operation now.”
Federal judge rules new admissions policies at elite school discriminate
The ruling found a Virginia school system illegally discriminated against Asian Americans when it overhauled the admissions policies.
More than 20 openly LGBTQ+ candidates won primary races in Texas — a record high
Twenty-four openly LGBTQ+ people running for public office in Texas won their primary races on Tuesday, a record high and a 33 percent increase over 2020 when 18 candidates won.
The American Taliban/White ISIS/MAGAts/Gunz!:
January 6 Updates:
Jan. 6 probe points lawmakers more and more toward GOP colleagues
The select panel is working to wind down its inquiry, but documents suggest members are still gathering facts about Republican lawmakers who aided Donald Trump.
How To Trigger Joe, the Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:
Indiana lawmakers send trans girls sports ban to governor
If Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signs the bill into law, Indiana would join at least 10 other GOP-led states that have adopted such bans.