First Dog on the Moon, “Kids as young as 10 years old can be arrested, hauled before a court and thrown into prison cells. We love sending people to prison!” 🐕🌙
“One factor to watch is Biden’s relationship with Rice,” Amie Parnes of The Hill writes. “The two worked closely in the Obama administration, and personal chemistry is an underrated factor in vice presidential decision.”
“Researchers tested 12 healthy people and found that formerly overlooked sites deep within the nose may be reservoirs for Staphylococcus aureus, which is a major cause of disease,” Robert Preidt at WebMD writes. 🦠
“Germany is planning to rehabilitate soldiers who were discriminated against in past years by being rejected for promotion or even fired from the army because of their homosexuality,” Timothy Jones of Deutsche Welle writes. 👍
“The statue of the Little Mermaid in the entrance to Copenhagen harbour has been daubed with the words ‘racist fish’,” Jon Henley of the Guardian writes. 🧜😂
🕎 I nearly forgot the greeting last week, so here’s an early one.
“Mount Rushmore was built on land that belonged to the Lakota tribe and sculpted by a man who had strong bonds with the Ku Klux Klan,” New York Times tweets. “It features the faces of 2 U.S. presidents who were slaveholders.”
This is probably good news for market competition, but what worrying me about Reuters’s report is that politicians seem too involved.
According to Rebecca Nicholson of the Guardian, David France’s tremendously bleak film about the persecution of gay people in Chechnya is a grim portrait of suffering. 😢
A prominent Modern Orthodox rabbi in Israel has issued a religious ruling against the use of gay conversion therapy, Jacob Magid of the Times of Israel reports. 👍💕
Israel’s interior minister, Aryeh Deri, is seeking to revive efforts aimed at giving the ultra-Orthodox state rabbinate sole control over Jewish conversions, the Times of Israel reports. 👎
Raves are sweeping Britain as they did in 1988, when acid house swept the country and ecstasy and bucket hats were everywhere, Sirin Kale of the Guardian reports. 🤪 There’s hope for the new generation!
♫ The joke is I’m not even a demagogue / Have you heard me giving a speech? / My facts are invented / I sound quite demented / so deluded it beggars belief…
“British citizens living in the EU are increasingly being refused job interviews because of their impending Brexit loss of free movement rights,” Jon Stone of the Independent writes. 😲
“Beijing has passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that critics fear will crush political freedoms,” Lily Kuo and Verna Yu of the Guardian report. 😡
Lee Harpin of the Jewish Chronicle has written an article about the absurdity of anti-Semites taking over the fight against racism. 💙🇮🇱
From their fund-raising website: “We’re guided by a commitment to dismantle imperialism, capitalism, white-supremacy, patriarchy and the state structures that disproportionately harm black people in Britain and around the world.” 🤡
Alessio Dellanna of Euronews writes that Andrzej Duda, during a recent rally, compared the gay, lesbian, and transgener “ideology” to Bolshevism. 🖕