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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

4 3 29

Let’s Check the DK Ukraine Relief Tote Board

As we do every other week or so, let’s check in on the Daily Kos relief fund for the Ukrainian civilians (and animals) affected by Russia’s daily war crimes. As of this morning, you’ve contributed:

If you'd like to support the five chosen groups—the World Central Kitchen, AmeriCares, the International Rescue Committee, Razom for Ukraine, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare—click here and ActBlue will help you take care of the rest.

It's predictable but still frustrating that the media appears to have largely moved on as Russia’s war morphed from “easy victory by military genius” to “gross self-own by genocidal doofus.” But it’s still raging as ragey as ever, and our help is still essential for the civilians caught in the middle. So thanks for your continued support for Ukraine, and your continued middle fingers for Putin.

Cheers and Jeers for Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Note: Today is Daiquiri Day. Daiquiris are the brainchild of Jennings Stockton Cox, who invented the drink in the Cuban mining town of—are you sitting down?—Daiquiri. Today in the C&J cantina we’ve got beer. Sorry, no daiquiris. We drank ‘em all last night. Bad planning. Oops. —Mgt.

By the Numbers:

Days 'til National Chili Dog Day: 6

Days 'til Maine's Union Fair and Wild Blueberry Festival: 8

Current national average price of gas: $4.50

Portion of Arizona swing voters focus-grouped by Axios who believe Trump should be prosecuted for trying to overturn the 2020 election and his role in the attack on the Capitol: 10-in-13

Portion of Wisconsin swing voters who believe Trump should be prosecuted: 10-in-14

Years as of Sunday since Russia shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine (none of the Russians involved have taken responsibility for it): 8

Percent of waste water that's recycled aboard the Space Station: 93%

Puppy Pic of the Day: Support your local support dog…

JEERS to not living up to the hype. Texas law enforcement before the Uvalde massacre of schoolchildren:

"We're badass Rambos, motherfuckers! Don’t mess with Texas! We're good guys with guns and we take out the bad guys with guns! That's right—we'll charge in and take you out with surgical precision, motherfuckers. We're ninja judo warriors with badges wooooooooo!!! Fund the police and own the libs! Lone Star State law enforcement kicks…your…ass!!! P.S. REMEMBER THE ALAMO, PANSY ASSES!!!"

And Texas law enforcement as of last Sunday night:

Nearly 400 law enforcement officials rushed to a mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school, but “egregiously poor decision-making” resulted in more than an hour of chaos before the gunman who took 21........

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