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Fri Nov 19, 2021, 11:04 PM

What a momentous, head-spinner of a day.

Last edited Sat Nov 20, 2021, 10:53 AM - Edit history (1)

November 19, 2021:

Was thinking late this afternoon about the unusual number of notable events today and made a list to help me unwind and as a mental and emotional brain download.

Please excuse any errors of grammar, context or accuracy, as I simply wanted a bullet list to record for memories:

* Once in a lifetime total eclipse of the moon visible across the U.S. observed around 4a.m EST. It was fantastic to see here in KY.

* For the first time in U.S. history, a lady took the reins of our Federal Government; in this case for a few hours while our President was receiving a medical procedure at Walter Reed. Vice President Kamala Harris surely has a warm glow of joy tonight.

* The U.S. House of Representatives pass a landmark Build Back Better government appropriations bill that will - pending Senate approval - enable many of President Biden's planned social relief programs.

* A young man who killed two people and wounded a third vigilante-style with an assault rifle during unrest amid conflicts between opposing protest factions in Kenosha, Wisconsin was found not guilty of all charges by a jury trial.

* Julius Jones' life is spared just hours before he was scheduled to be executed in an Oklahoma prison resulting from a murder conviction 20 years ago, with clemency granted by Governor Stitt. However, it was not a full pardon and at least for now he will remain in prison for life.

* The President inches toward neutering or replacing USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and not a day too soon.

* (on edit, 11/20, thanks Malaise!) The President was given a clean bill of health at Walter Reed and prepares to celebrate his birthday with family and friends on Saturday.

* Corona virus spread is worsening in numerous European nations including Austria, Germany and the UK, with Austria facing renewed total lockdown. Wingnuts and stock markets did not like this development.

* Famine and severe poverty conditions worsen in numerous parts of the world, notably Afghanistan and parts of Africa. Congo officials have appealed directly to the U.S for help. With COVID-19 adding to their troubles, it's going to be a rough winter for many around the globe.

* Severe flooding continues to keep thousands stranded in south-western Canada, with additional rain predicted.

* President Biden pardons turkeys Peanut Butter and Jelly ahead of Thanksgiving, the first pardons of his administration. Peanut Butter loudly voiced his appreciation before the crowd of visitors and staff.

* Jimmy Hoffa: Deathbed confession sparks long-missing US union boss body hunt after 50 years missing.

Whew! Feel free to add any noteworthy items that are buzzing around in your head. The birds have food and water for tomorrow and it's now time for a nap. Let's hope tomorrow is a much more peaceful day.


KY....... .......

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KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2021 OP
Demovictory9 Nov 2021 #1
Baitball Blogger Nov 2021 #2
SheilaAnn Nov 2021 #4
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2021 #5
Baitball Blogger Nov 2021 #7
question everything Nov 2021 #3
malaise Nov 2021 #6

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 11:27 PM

1. Wow. Good list

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 11:35 PM

2. What's this about Jimmy Hoffa?

Who kill him, and where is he buried?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 07:09 AM

4. A Jersey City landfill from what I hear...n/t

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 11:42 AM

7. Thank you!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 02:05 AM

3. Pretty much sums it

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Sat Nov 20, 2021, 07:45 AM

6. Two things to add

President has a physical and everyone knows the results one day before his 79th birthday.

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