"The couple were recorded in June 2020 brandishing guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters as they passed by their mansion in St. Louis."
Imagine it the other way around.
Nina has a history of being a bomb thrower, not a bridge builder. And after the last 5 years, it seems more people are interested in getting things done rather than cannibalistic outrage. Good job, voters.
Shontel Brown, who stuck close to Biden, wins Democratic primary for House seat in Ohio, AP projects:
Wow. If only he could’ve prevented that, by like, not signing it into law himself.
Arkansas governor says he regrets signing ban on mask mandates-
So much unnecessary sickness and death, so much unnecessary grief, just for political purposes...I swear, I loathe Republican politicians more and more each day.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s move to bar school mask mandates is already pressuring schools into backing away from the facial coverings, even as the state reports a record number of people hospitalized with Covid-19:
DeSantis throws bizarre tantrums instead of leading. His state is teeming with Covid cases and his priority is helping it spread. To kids.
He lied about what President Biden actually said about state governors needing to help ot get out of the way and blames everything and everyone but himself for his utter failure as a governor during a crisis.
Florida residents are paying the price for his arrogance and selfishness. Schools should defy his ignorance.
Since he thinks Covid protocols are an infringement on "freedom", DeSantis should volunteer at a Florida hospital full of Covid patients and see what an infringement on freedom really looks like.
Some Florida school districts push ahead with mask mandates, defying DeSantis’s threat to cut funds-
This is what systemic racism looks like. #BlackLivesMatter
Missouri governor pardons Mark and Patricia McCloskey, couple who waved guns at protesters:
This is awful but on the good news side the two infrastructure packages, especially the partisan one riding on the budget reconciliation, will be huge for climate action and will go a long way to shift us to clean energy and electric vehicles.
If those bills both pass I believe we could see a nearly complete shift to electric vehicles in 10 years. Furthermore Biden will use his power to advance climate goals if legislation stalls similar to what Obama did. He also eventually stopped the Keystone Pipeline and for a number of months put a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands. Biden knows well the power of the presidency through the Clean Air Act and the EPA and he will use it just as Obama did. Climate change deserves our utmost attention and that is why we HAVE TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS UP AND DOWN THE BALLOT EVERY CHANCE WE GET!
Biden’s Climate Plans Are Stunted After Dejected Experts Fled Trump- https://nyti.ms/3j8WL85
2 new restaurants to try for the weekend.
No Service Without Vaccination Proof: 2 Pittsburgh Restaurants | Pittsburgh, PA Patch
This article from Oregon governor Kate Brown makes a very important point. Ultimately, climate change will not be solved state by state.
It requires serious efforts and serious policy change at the national level by governments around the world. We need to re-tool our economy to focus on green technology and sustainable environmental practices. Companies that won't play by the new rules need to go out. Transferring polluting industry operations to countries with lax pollution rules also needs to be stopped, by setting up international regulations through the WTO or other organizations.
The West Is on Fire. It’s Past Time to Act on Climate Change:
@YinzPittsburghers People are mad at Martha (a restaurant, not a person) here for doing that but I'm not going out to dinner with anyone who isn't vaccinated.
@phillyaccent I have a feeling these restaurants won't be going out of business, despite the trolly comments coming from some.
@YinzPittsburghers Remember how people were bundled up next to outdoor heaters all winter just to eat food they didn't have to cook? When these restaurants are packed this weekend, more will do the same.
I blame anti-vaxxers for ruining a year of fun for kids, so they shouldn't be allowed to have any adult fun like going to restaurants, concerts, or movies.
The Newsom recall attempt should concern us all. Not only is it funded by anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers like the leading Republican candidate, and right-wing extremists, but if it succeeds—and should Senator Dianne Feinstein leave her seat, we face the very real danger of having a GOP Senator appointed in CA and losing our slim majority in the Senate.
That's besides the damage a Republican governor could do to the state of California.
California recall candidate Larry Elder 'not sure' climate change is reason for state's wildfires:
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