'The Honorable Marjorie Taylor Greene:' House Speaker, For A Day
Is this our future if GOP wins in 2024? Plus: Naming names in CPAC groping scandal. Also: Rethinking 'Woke.' And: Set course for Off-Broadway, Trekkies! Tickets are on sale for 'Khan!!! The Musical!'
Thanks for rising up this Thursday, March 9, 2023, or as my friend Robin Roberts calls it, “Friday Eve!” It was on this day in 1959 that the first Barbie doll was displayed at the New York Toy Fair, and an impossibly proportioned legend was born.
Here Now the News:
“THIS OUGHT TO SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF ALL OF US:” Watch the video tweeted by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Wednesday, showing her parading into the House of Representatives to gavel the chamber into order.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appointed MTG “Speaker pro-tempore” in recognition of International Women’s Day. This was two years after she was removed from her committees by the then-Democratic majority for her extreme posts on social media. Video of Greene wielding the gavel has so far been viewed more than a million times, and fueled a whole lotta tweets. —The Independent
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S PROPOSED BUDGET TO INCLUDE MEASURES TO REDUCE DEFICIT BY $3 BILLION OVER 10 YEARS: The New York Times
BUDGET PLAN TO CALL FOR 25% TAX ON BILLIONAIRES, DOUBLE CAPITAL GAIN RATES, ROLL BACK TRUMP TAX CUTS: Bloomberg
PLAN INCLUDES 5.2% PAY RAISE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LARGEST SINCE CARTER WAS PRESIDENT, SMALLER THAN DEMS AND UNIONS DEMAND: Government Executive
BIDEN CENTERS BUDGET PLAN AROUND $35 CAP ON INSULIN: Axios
WHITE HOUSE SAYS “TUCKER CARLSON IS NOT CREDIBLE:” NYT
WITH BIDEN’S BLESSING, SENATE VOTES TO BLOCK D.C. CRIME BILL: CNN
DOJ FINDS PATTERN OF DISCRIMINATION IN LOUISVILLE POLICE: NYT
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE OF RUSSIA’S WAR IN UKRAINE: A boost for LGBTQ+ rights —Politico
The survey shows 56% of those participating say the term means "to be informed, educated on, and aware of social injustices."
That includes not only three-fourths of Democrats but also more than a third of Republicans.
The pollsters also surveyed opinions on teaching about slavery, “Critical Race Theory,” book bans and gender-nonconforming pronouns. —USAToday
GOP CONGRESSMAN CALLS FOR BUTTIGIEG TO RESIGN: Fox News
MAN ACCUSING CPAC LEADER OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IS REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE: The man who has accused Matt Schlapp, the influential leader of the Conservative Political Action Conference, of sexual misconduct, came forward publicly Wednesday after a judge said he must use his real name to proceed with a lawsuit. —Washington Post
Carlton Huffman, 39, a longtime aide to Republican campaigns and a resident of Raleigh, N.C., said he plans to amend the previously anonymous lawsuit, which seeks $9.4 million in damages for alleged sexual battery and defamation.
“I’m not backing away,” Huffman said in an interview with The Post. “I’m not going to drop this. Matt Schlapp did what he did and he needs to be held accountable.”
Huffman recorded a video describing what he says happened, hours after the alleged incident.
Schlapp and his attorneys have denied the allegations.
U.S. HOUSE HOLDS HEARING ON PROPOSED NATIONAL ANTI-TRANS BILL: Erin In The Morning
CELEBS STAND UP FOR LGBTQ+ RIGHTS: HuffPost via Yahoo News
ARKANSAS SENATE OK’S ANTI-TRANS BATHROOM BILL: NBC News
MINNESOTA GOVERNOR SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE: KARE-TV
FLORIDA FAMILIES STRUGGLE WITH ONSLAUGHT OF RESTRICTIVE LAWS: Washington Post
MEET ISZAC HENIG, YALE SWIMMER, TRANS MAN: NBC Connecticut
EXAMINING THE TWO SIDES IN DEBATE ABOUT HEALTHCARE FOR TRANS KIDS: An out trans man and journalist presents the facts. —Slate
GOT PLANS FOR FEB. 14, 2046? NASA says an asteroid is on course to potentially collide with our planet on Valentine’s Day… 23 years from now. So get those orders in early for flowers and candy! –Fox Weather
UNSOLD “YEEZY” SHOE LINE COSTING ADIDAS $540 MILLION: NPR
RING’S NEW DOORBELL CAMERA OFFERS HEAD-TO-TOE VIEW: CNET
Star Trek Corner
INTERGALACTIC WOMEN’S DAY: Jeri Ryan (“Cmdr. Seven”) and Michelle Hurd (“Raffi”) talked with startrek.com about being women in science fiction, specifically Star Trek Picard season three.
Picard part four, No Win Scenario, is now streaming.
HOW TO VIEW THE ENTIRE SEASON AND PAST STAR TREK EPISODES: Click here to subscribe to Paramount+
That’s all for today. Thanks for rising up with me! I’ll be back Sunday night with your Bedtime Stories. Until then, may your news be good news!
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