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Did you that today was (and still is) the Birthday of an important Hindu deity named Ganesh? That's the one with an elephant head on top of a chubby child's body. Ganesh brings good luck. Ganesh loves sweets. Ganesh helps us overcome obstacles. Ganesh is the one to propitiate when you birth family sucks and you need some help. That's because Ganesh is the son of Shiva (the destroyer) and Parvati.There are eleventy billion stories about why Ganesh has an elephant head instead of the normal head he was born with. But every one of those stories starts with one salient fact: every version of the story starts with Shiva cutting Ganesh's normal child off! Talk about a shitty home environment! Shiva sucks!
Re: the ACA. As a middle aged person with a preexisting condition, the ACA saved my ass. I signed up immediately and ditched my expensive PPO insurance (only kind I could get that covered everything I needed) and saved a ton of money and got better care to boot. Hubs got a separate, much cheaper plan. One huge wish of mine is that the US would break the stranglehold of the medical industrial complex and pass universal healthcare ( not happening in my lifetime). And it’s no secret that the rich get better care because they can pay for top-tier insurance or pay directly.
Hahaaa, The Guardian's coverage said Boebert and Co. were "eagerly groping" one another. Wish I could tip that reporter
I just want to put it out there. We time travelers have problems with less than obvious flashbacks in your primitive entertainments. And that gratuitous anticipation of the change in scene by the change in the soundtrack? I look forward to when that is abandoned by the industry in 2026.
What an awful batch of stories this morning. I don't even need to read any of them, I have read the like before alreaday.
How I know I've had a very busy, very terrible morning: SEVEN Wonkette posts above this one, and I just got through this.
I absolutely believe that aliens exist. There are just too freakin’ many stars with planets which could evolve life, even if you exclude ones which couldn’t evolve carbon-based life, and why should we? Claiming we are the ONLY planet in literally trillions of trillions to evolve intelligence is just mind-blowing hubris. Have they visited? Maybe, could be, maybe not…the odds seem to favor it, if you look at it in a certain way (and disfavor it if you look at it otherwise, of course). I’m withholding judgement though until I see more evidence. But they certainly could have.
But not these “aliens.”
I'm more than a little concerned that a sitting congressperson suffers from a physical or psychological condition that makes her incapable of remembering what she did just days ago. Perhaps it is time for her to retire, to spend time healing.
The Senate has changed its dress code to be more casual, guess which news channel is very upset about it?
That barista is gross, but also: this happened three years ago and it's only being broadcast now because freaking Chaya posted about it on her hate-o-gram. And PS Chaya: baristas with diaper fetishes can be bigots too!
"I Was Also Drunk!" Sez Boebert
"I'm Mean to So Many People, Who Can Remember?" Laughs Boebert
Criminals Flood Into Texas After Learning How Easy It Is to Get Acquitted
By Andy Borowitz
TEXAS (The Borowitz Report)—Thousands of hardened criminals poured into Texas over the weekend after learning how easy it is to secure an acquittal there.
Interstate freeways were reportedly backed up for miles as acquittal-seeking perpetrators sought to put down roots in soft-on-crime Texas.
Harland Dorrinson, a self-styled recidivist who has been convicted in Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin, said that he was heading to the Lone Star state because, “in Texas, no one is below the law.”
“An acquittal is yours for the asking if you’re white, male, and nefarious,” he said. “I check all the boxes.”
When told that one must also be elected as a Republican in order to qualify for Texas’s special “conviction exemption,” the career criminal was unfazed, noting that “even Greg Abbott” managed to do that.
OK, who wants to bet that Boebert was vaping something that’s legal in her state, but her party of uptight morality mongers opposed?