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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

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Cheers to the union of two national treasures. I’m not positive about this, but I believe the traditional 67th-year gift is—[checks notes]—anything they damn well want.

Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, July 7, 2022

Note: This is to inform you that today is World Chocolate Day. I think you can take it from here.

By the Numbers:

Days 'til the next full "chain-smoking woodchuck" moon: 6

Days 'til the New Jersey Sandcastle Contest on Belmar Beach: 6

Americans polled by Monmouth University who believe that states imposing abortion bans should definitely include exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk: 85%

Percent in the same poll who want Congress to pass a law banning abortion: 7%

Price of a barrel of oil, the first time it's been under $100 since May: $96

Current price of a gallon of gas nationally: $4.80

Number of Medals of Honor President Biden awarded to Vietnam veterans Tuesday (one posthumously): 4

Your Thursday Molly Ivins Moment:

When Richard Nixon attacked PBS 35 years ago, the Republican chairman of CPB resigned in protest over the political interference. The impeccably Republican Ralph Rogers of Dallas led a nationwide effort to stop the malicious meddling. Where's a decent Republican when you need one?

I've read all those studies that show people on the Right lack the gift of empathy. I can see they have a real hard time imagining themselves as people on welfare or as blacks in East Texas -- that's quite a stretch even for white bleeding hearts like me. What I don't get is their inability to do the simplest exercise in elementary fairness -- how would you feel if the shoe were on the other foot?

Let's pretend Hillary Clinton wins the 2008 election. Who do you want her to appoint chairman of CPB? James Carville? Noam Chomsky? Or should she show how much she understands the importance of the independence of public broadcasting by naming an esteemed Republican, say John Danforth or Alan Simpson or Richard Lugar? How about anyone who understands that the function of journalism is not to toady to those in power but to challenge them? Is that too much to ask?

—June 2005

Puppy Pic of the Day: Meet the pooties…

CHEERS to great moments in getting busted. When you get subpoenaed by a House committee, you can hem and haw and drag things out to your heart's content. When you get subpoenaed by a grand jury, you're kinda screwed. What fun…

The Georgia special grand jury hearing evidence in an investigation into possible 2020 election interference by former President Donald Trump and others has issued subpoenas to Sen. Lindsey Graham,........

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