Odds and Ends — 11 July 2022
Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, and Debt:
What is going to be most interesting here is seeing what happens to bitcoin and other cryptos during these Hard Times.
Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot is returning to prime time with a Thursday evening hearing that will examine the three-hour plus stretch when Donald Trump failed to act as a mob of supporters stormed the Capitol.
Warning on cigs in Ukraine now says you should quit smoking so you get to see how Putin dies. pic.twitter.com/I9U5srauGj— Jay in Kyiv (@JayinKyiv) July 9, 2022
Mr. Mastriano’s ascension in Pennsylvania is perhaps the most prominent example of right-wing candidates for public office who explicitly aim to promote Christian power in America. The religious right has long supported conservative causes, but this current wave seeks more: a nation that actively prioritizes their particular set of Christian beliefs and far-right views and that more openly embraces Christianity as a bedrock identity.
Many dismiss the historic American principle of the separation of church and state. They say they do not advocate a theocracy, but argue for a foundational role for their faith in government. Their rise coincides with significant backing among like-minded grass-roots supporters, especially as some voters and politicians blend their Christian faith with election fraud conspiracy theories, QAnon ideology, gun rights and lingering anger over Covid-related restrictions.
I’m not going to hold my breath. Petroleum is somewhat fungible. Also, China and India are unlikely to play along.
No one come close to Pete Buttigieg in his ability to articulate issues in clear and vivid language, including on Fox News. pic.twitter.com/ov6S5TtuFv— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) July 10, 2022
At Ms. Hutchinson’s deposition the next day, committee members investigating the attack on the Capitol were so alarmed by what they considered a clear case of witness tampering — not to mention Ms. Hutchinson’s shocking account of President Donald Trump’s behavior on Jan. 6, 2021 — that they decided in a meeting on June 24, a Friday, to hold an emergency public hearing with Ms. Hutchinson as the surprise witness the following Tuesday.
He promised to make the U.K. great again. Instead, he left it as just another U.S. sidekick.
”I stay away from fast women and slow horses.”
Image credit: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing was created using craiyon. Um, I don’t think that’s quite what Duke Ellington had in mind.