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Rhiannon12866

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Gender: Female
Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
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The Daily Social Distancing Show: Ted Cruz Jets To Cancun While Texans Freeze



Texas Senator Ted Cruz jets to Cancun as storms and power outages ravage his state, then throws his daughters under the bus when he gets caught.


To help fight food insecurity in Texas resulting from recent snowstorms, go to https://dailyshow.com/HoustonFoodBank

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:22 AM (0 replies)

Ted Cruz Heroically Investigates Whether Mexico Stole Heat and Sun from Texas

CANCÚN (The Borowitz Report)—Senator Ted Cruz made a top-secret trip on Wednesday to investigate whether Mexico illegally stole heat and sunshine from his home state of Texas.

Cruz said that he undertook the dangerous heat-finding mission because he cares deeply about the current suffering of his fellow-Texans.

“The temperature in Cancún is an unacceptable fifty degrees warmer than in Houston,” Cruz said. “It’s so warm here on the beach that I’ve had to wear a swimsuit and periodically douse myself in the ocean. It is an absolute disgrace, and it will not stand.”

“I intend to stay here until I get to the bottom of how Mexico managed to steal all of this heat and sun from Texas,” he said. “I don’t care how long it takes.”

News of Cruz’s trip caused members of Mexico’s Senate to call for the building of a wall along the border with the United States, because, in the words of one lawmaker, “They’re not sending their best.”


Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/ted-cruz-heroically-investigates-whether-mexico-stole-heat-and-sun-from-texas


Photograph by Tom Williams / Getty

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:18 AM (7 replies)

Traffic Jam' As Three Nations' Mars Missions Arrive At The Red Planet - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC



Rachel Maddow reports on Mars missions by China, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States, that all took advantage of the same timing window to launch rockets this summer and are now similarly reaching their destination at roughly the same time, with the U.S. set to initiate an ambitious rover operation on Thursday. Aired on 02/17/2021.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:30 AM (2 replies)

Focus On Vaccines Overlooks Life-Saving Antibody Therapies For Covid-19 Patients - Rachel Maddow



Dr. David Kessler, chief science officer for the Biden administration's Covid response, talks with Rachel Maddow about the availability of life-saving monoclonal antibody therapies for certain high risk Covid-19 patients that are sitting unused as patients and health care providers appear not to be aware of them as an option. Aired on 02/17/2021.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:31 AM (1 replies)

'Brazen Lie': Chris Hayes Calls Out Gov. Abbott, Fox News For Texas Power Grid Lies - All In - MSNBC



“But to the purveyors of the big lie—Republicans like Greg Abbott and his friends on Fox News—this very real and acute suffering is just a vehicle for their political objectives,” says Chris Hayes of the GOP blaming the Green New Deal as millions of Texans freeze. Aired on 02/17/2021




Julián Castro: Texas Power Chaos Is Worst State Policy Disaster Since Flint Water Crisis - All In - MSNBC



“This is becoming the worst state-level policy disaster since the Flint water crisis,” says Julián Castro. “We have state leadership—Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick—that want to point fingers at everything except the problem. For the last few decades, they have been the problem." Aired on 02/17/2021.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 03:50 AM (3 replies)

Understanding How Texas' Energy Grid Broke Down During Winter Storm - Craig Melvin - MSNBC



As Texans continue to experience rolling blackouts and loss of power, NBC News' Josh Lederman breaks down how the state's energy grid was unprepared to handle the winter storm and what this crisis means for the future of green energy. Aired on 2/17/2021.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 03:25 AM (1 replies)

What's going on at the Lincoln Project? - CBS News



After raising $90 million in the 2020 election cycle, the anti-Trump political action committee known as the Lincoln Project has been coming apart at the seams in recent weeks. Axios political reporter Lachlan Markay joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss the investigations into the group's finances and founders.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 03:00 AM (4 replies)

Why Texas Was Ill-Prepared for the Deadly Weather that Knocked it off the Grid The Mehdi Hasan Show



Rep. Joaquin Castro joins Mehdi Hasan by phone to discuss how a history of anti-federalism created the perfect storm for a statewide disaster, and what his constituents are facing.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 02:20 AM (3 replies)

Poll: Ninety Per Cent of Republicans Would Book Rooms at Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY (The Borowitz Report)—In a possible indication of Donald J. Trump’s continuing hold over the G.O.P., a new poll shows that ninety per cent of Republicans would book rooms at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

Of those polled, a broad majority “strongly agreed” with the statement that “the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino offers the finest lodgings in the United States.”

Additionally, those surveyed characterized any reports suggesting that the Trump property would be less than an ideal place to stay as a “hoax.”

At the United States Senate, the Republicans Ron Johnson, Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley announced that they had just booked rooms at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, which has emerged as the front-runner to host the 2024 Republican National Convention.


Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/poll-ninety-per-cent-of-republicans-would-book-rooms-at-trump-plaza-hotel-in-atlantic-city



Photograph by Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency / Getty

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 02:11 AM (9 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show- Bill Gates: "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster" & Driving Innovation



Bill Gates discusses his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” shares some concrete steps people can take to reduce carbon emissions and urges the government to take a more proactive stance on climate change.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 02:00 AM (2 replies)
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