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Cheers and Jeers: Monday

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18.10.2021

The Week Ahead

Monday With only 15 days 'til voting ends, Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, publicly endorsed by Donald Trump, boosts his chances of becoming Virginia's next governor by publicly pretending he doesn’t know who Donald Trump is.

Joe Manchin warns his Senate colleagues on the dangers of profligate spending from the third-floor balcony of his floating sea palace.

Continued...

Tuesday Steve Bannon is arrested by U.S. Marshals and sent to prison for not cooperating with the January 6 committee, covid deaths drop to zero, greenhouse gases dissipate, and President Biden signs a $7 trillion Build Back Better bill. Then my alarm clock goes off.

Today is Evaluate Your Life Day. For best results, grade on a curve.

Wednesday The Federal Reserve issues its "Beige Book" assessment of economic conditions. The consensus: if every American could just become a seller of airtime for super PAC ads, we'd all be swimming in gravy.

Things Susan Collins will be concerned about today: once her extra-strength Valium kicks in, absolutely nothing.

Thursday A report on existing homes for September is released by the National Association of Realtors in Blazers the Color of Which is Not of This Earth. Their consensus: all the existing homes are still there.

Social media explodes when, for the first time this year, a Republican member of Congress posts a tweet without a typo.

Friday A new Covid-19 vaccine developed by Brachs—hydroxycandycornoquine—will shake the scientific community to its core as a 100-percent safe and effective cure for everyone from newborns to seniors. But of course no one will take it because I just don’t like candy corn ooh yuck what's in that stuff anyway.

As the week ends, the planet continues to not give a crap whether we're on it or not.

Saddle up. We ride.

And now, our feature presentation…

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Cheers and Jeers for Monday, October 18, 2021

Note: Since it's Monday, I'm just gonna phone it in today. [Zhick! D'd'd'd'd... Zhick! D'd'd'd'd'd… Zhick! D'd'd'dd'd'd'd...] Sorry, this may take awhile. I still use a rotary phone.

By the Numbers:

Days 'til the next full moon: 2

Date the U.S. will end travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated furriners coming here by air or land: 11/8/21

Percent support for President Biden's Build Back Better reconciliation bill, according to a new Navigator Research survey: 62%

Jobs the bill would create in the caregiver sector, according to the Economic Policy Institute: 1.1 million

Jobless claims last week, versus 800,000 during Biden's first week in office: 290,000

Current matchup numbers for Terry McAuliffe (D) and Glenn Youngkin (Trump) in the latest Fox News poll of the Virginia governor's race: 51%-46%

Number of asteroids the NASA probe Lucy, which blew this........

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