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Thanks, Beto! (Again)

https://theweek.com/speedreads/967589/beto-orourke-organizing-wellness-checks-seniors-during-texas-blackouts-ted-cruz-cancun


Beto O'Rourke is organizing wellness checks for seniors during Texas' blackouts. Ted Cruz is in Cancun.

Hundreds of thousands of Texans remain without power Thursday morning as millions more deal with burst pipes and other consequences of unprecedented winter weather. O'Rourke, the former 2020 Democratic presidential and 2018 Texas Senate candidate, has been making the TV rounds to call out the Republicans who've shifted the blame for the power shortages ó and is organizing to check in on senior citizens throughout it all.

On Wednesday night, O'Rourke announced he and volunteers had made more than 150,000 wellness calls to seniors throughout the state. And in an interview with CNN, he called out Republicans, including Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who have inaccurately placed most of the blame for the power failures on Texas' renewable energy sources.

We Are The Champions

Womp Womp

"If This Isn't Nice..."



From Kurt Vonnegut...
But I had a good uncle, my late Uncle Alex. He was my fatherís kid brother, a childless graduate of Harvard who was an honest life-insurance salesman in Indianapolis. He was well-read and wise. And his principal complaint about other human beings was that they so seldom noticed it when they were happy. So when we were drinking lemonade under an apple tree in the summer, say, and talking lazily about this and that, almost buzzing like honeybees, Uncle Alex would suddenly interrupt the agreeable blather to exclaim, ďIf this isnít nice, I donít know what is.Ē
So I do the same now, and so do my kids and grandkids. And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isnít nice, I donít know what is.


I hope we can all find moments of pure joy this week, or at least contentment, and that we stop to notice it and feel it. We won. Joe Biden will be President. Kamala Harris will be Vice-President. We held the House and took the Senate. If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.

Tom Hanks to Host Biden, Harris Inaugural TV Special 'Celebrating America'

This should be good!

[link:https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/tom-hanks-biden-harris-inauguration-tv-special-celebrating-america-1113743/?fbclid=IwAR3DW3-eu35LtKI053dQflhaE_dxsJycJErERQPkLgBcpL-2GRUCUBqfulU|
Tom Hanks has been tapped to host a primetime special marking the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris January 20th, Deadline reports.

The 90-minute event, Celebrating America, will also feature performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Ant Clemons, and Bon Jovi. Additional performers are set to be announced in the next few days.

Celebrating America is expected to air at 8 p.m. ET on most of the major television networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN. Itís also expected to stream on various online outlets and the Presidential Inaugural Committeeís social media feeds.
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