We've got Lucy Lawless in a Wonkette shirt, a new book club selection, and a tiny girl singing about buttholes
Look, I wanted to do a Harlan Ellison headline this week, so it was either gonna be this, or "I Have No Nice Things And I Must Squee," so count yourselves lucky. Let's get right to it!
It’s awesome when states aren’t run by idiots or monsters or monster idiots.
Somehow, 40 percent of people who filed for unemployment claims in Florida were denied benefits. That's horrific, and we'll yell at Florida later. Right now we want to praise a state with a mammal governor that's done something decent.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that low-income families will soon receive up to $365 per child as part of a pandemic EBT program. According to the California Department of Social Services, about 3.8 million children rely on free or reduced-cost lunch from school cafeterias. That's almost an entire Oklahoma of poor kids.
“Food insecurity" for children was a serious problem before the pandemic, but the number of Californians who are now seeking food assistance has increased by 60 percent since the state economy was cancelled.
The secret ingredient is Bolshevism.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom significantly expanded his dictatorial oppression of the people of his state Friday, announcing a plan to partner with cities, counties, and tribal governments to deliver restaurant meals to older adults during the coronavirus lockdown. The program, called "Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors," will help out both people who need food and restaurants whose business has declined during the shutdown. In other words, the very worst kind of socialism, using the heavy hand of government to help out all sorts of people who'd be just fine or possibly also dead if there'd never been a stay at home order in the first place.
Quarantine Art, that Randy Newman PSA, and the expected kittycats and puppers.
It's Sunday, and you know what that means: Time to turn off the news for a little while and recharge your batteries, but if you need to run to the store and buy batteries, remember your face mask. If you're an especially lucky human with an artsy person in your life, maybe your face mask will look like this brilliant homage to René Magritte's "The Son of Man," by Twitter person "LONye":
Also, let us bow in awe to this reply, which is why Twitter will be allowed to continue: