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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

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Netroots Nation 2021 “At Home” Starts Today

My, how time flies when you’re in the resurgence of a pandemic that would've ended months ago if the gullible red-hatted cultists weren’t addicted to propaganda spewed by fully-vaccinated Axis Sallys at Fox News telling them that vaccines and masks are the same as the holocaust. But here we are—it’s Day 1 of the online Netroots Nation convention, co-sponsored by Daily Kos. It’s got everything you’ve come to expect from the largest grassroots progressive gathering in the country (this is the 16th year), but this time from the comfort of your own covid-free home. That’ll free up a little extra coin for drinkies and snackies as you join in for the panels, keynotes, pub quiz and...more on all that below:


Netroots Nation 2021: The Checklist

★ Over 60 panels and training sessions are set to go, on issues like voter suppression, the GOP war on women, tackling white supremacy, and which brand of handcuffs are best when the time comes to haul the Trump family off to jail.

Keynoters include Sen. Tina Smith, Rep. Mondaire Jones, Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Wisconsin Lt. Gov, Senate candidate Mandela Barnes, and state Attorneys General Keith Ellison (MN), Dana Nessel (MI), Josh Stein (NC) and Maura Healey (MA).

★ There are opportunities to collaborate and socialize, including virtual coffee meetups, happy hours, and even a morning yoga session led by MoveOn's Reggie Hubbard.

★ Saturday at noon ET, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead is back at Netroots with a special sneak peak of her no-holds-barred feminist comedy talk show Feminist Buzzkills Live! Along with co-hosts Moji Alawode-El and Marie Khan, this weekly YouTube show breaks down the news from patriarchy’s evil trilogy of misogyny, white supremacy and anti-abortion extremism.

★ Adam B's annual Pub Quiz is happening this evening at 7pm ET. You can form your own team or join an existing one.

★ Everyone who registers will receive an official NN21 T-shirt.

To participate virtually: you’ll use their mobile or desktop app and website (they’ll send you login instructions).

★ You can check out the FAQ page on Virtual NN21 here.

★ To secure your online access to the event just click here and register.

★ You can also follow Netroots Nation on Twitter here and on the evil Facebook here.

Enjoy the show. And now, our feature presentation…


Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, October 7, 2021

Note: Oh dear. Over in Salem, Marlena's possessed by the devil again. [Sigh] Clumsy, clumsy.

By the Numbers:

Days 'til Halloween: 24

Days 'til the 50th Amherst Apple Harvest Festival in Virginia: 9

Democrats and Republicans, respectively, surveyed by Monmouth University who believe the government should do more to reduce activities that contribute to climate change and sea level rise: 92%, 30%

Women and men, respectively, surveyed by PBS/NPR/Marist who support laws that allow private citizens to sue abortion providers or anyone who assists a woman in getting an abortion: 14%, 23%

Rank of South Dakota among dubious tax havens in America, according to the newly-published Pandora Papers:........

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