Are You Over Covid? National Emergency to End
Why the Biden administration is telling the GOP, "not so fast!" Plus, is J.K. Rowling plotting to lead Scotland as First Minister? And: What's the #1 problem in America? Not inflation, say pollsters.
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Thanks for rising up this Tuesday, January 31, 2023. February is right around the corner!
On this day in 1865, the House of Representatives voted 119-56 in favor of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude… shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Here Now The News:
U.S. TO END NATIONAL COVID EMERGENCY ON MAY 11: President Biden announced his opposition to House Republicans’ efforts to end the emergency declarations immediately, arguing that would cause chaos and disrupt efforts at an orderly winding down of the emergency status.
WHY: Most Americans have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and its variants; Life has largely returned to normal. Still, an average of more than 500 Americans are dying every day from the virus. And Covid remains the leading cause of death among children and young people — SciTech
TYRE NICHOLS CASE: TWO MORE OFFICERS PUNISHED, FIRE DEPT. TAKES ACTION — CNN
WHAT THE MEMPHIS POLICE VIDEOS DON’T SHOW: L.A. Times editorial
BIDEN TO UKRAINE: NO JETS FOR YOU! — The Guardian
MOST AMERICANS FEAR EXERCISING YOUR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS WILL GET YOU ARRESTED: 19th News
NAME THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FACING THE U.S. TODAY: A new poll says it’s not inflation, or immigration… it’s the government. Gallup
N.Y. GRAND JURY REPORTEDLY INVESTIGATING DONALD TRUMP’S HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS TO STORMY DANIELS: Associated Press
FLORIDA GOP PROPOSES LAW ALLOWING EVERYONE TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS WITHOUT A PERMIT OR TRAINING: News4Jax.com
NEW POLL SHOWS FAMILIES FLEEING FLORIDA OVER “DON’T SAY TRANS OR GAY” LAW — WPTV
THE WOMAN TASKED WITH BRINGING DOWN REP. GEORGE SANTOS: Politico
JUSTICE DEPT. TELLS FEDERAL ELECTION OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING SANTOS: HOLD MY BEER! The Advocate
SANTOS SHUTS OUT HIS CONSTITUENTS AND STIFFS HIS DONORS: CBS2 New York legend Jennifer McLogan
Recession? What Recession?
GOOD NEWS FROM THE IMF: No, not the Impossible Mission Force led by Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise)! The international Monetary Fund says things are looking up, even if the economy does slow down this year, and Wall Street analysts agree: We ought to avoid a recession. Whew! — Washington Post
Tesla over the cliff followup
WIFE TELLS POLICE, “HE TRIED TO KILL US:” — San Francisco Chronicle
R. KELLY CATCHES A BREAK, SORT OF: Prosecutors in Chicago say the convicted rapper is already facing so many years behind bars, they’re cutting him some slack and dropping abuse charges against him. — NYT
It’s Billy Crystal’s fault Elon Musk bought Twitter
SO SAYS DAVID LETTERMAN! The former Late Show host was putting together a deal of his own but found himself short a few million. — The Things
Will tweet cost Zachary Levi his role as Shazam?
“HARDCORE AGREE:” That’s what the actor tweeted in response to a question about whether the manufacturer of one of the Coronavirus vaccines, Pfizer, is a danger to the world. — Giant Freaking Robot
MARIE KONDO ADMITS THAT AFTER 3 KIDS, SHE’S A BIT OF A SLOB: BuzzFeed
CAMPBELL JOHNSTONE OF NEW ZEALAND: The rugby player has become the first “All Black” to come out. — CNN
You might think Rowling’s running for office
BUT NO, AUTHOR J.K. ROWLING WAS JUST SPENDING YET ANOTHER DAY ON TWITTER: The Harry Potter series creator and transphobe has been viciously trolling Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon so hard about her reversal on the policy of where to house violent convicts who come out as transgender, one might think Rowling’s convinced she should run for the job:
LET’S GET SOME FACTS, PLEASE? Leave it to out trans TV personality India Willoughby to separate Rowling’s fearmonging from the reality:
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! So far, however, the tweet that’s garnered the most headlines is Rowling’s comparison of a modern anti-TERF meme with an anti-suffragette poster from a century ago. See for yourself:
VIRGINIA ADVANCES TWO ANTI-TRANSGENDER BILLS: Washington Blade
MEET THE TRANS AND OTHER OUT LGBTQ+ STATE AND LOCAL LAWMAKERS MAKING WAVES: Washington Blade
CINDY WILLIAMS, 75: Best known as Shirley Feeney in TV’s Laverne & Shirley — NYT
LISA LORING, 64: The original Wednesday in TV’s The Addams Family — NYT
BOBBY HULL, 84: “The Golden Jet,” who lived a troubled life off the ice — Toronto Star
How to see the Green Comet without leaving your couch:
Thanks for rising up today. I’ll be back tomorrow with more. Until then, may your news be good news!
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