5 Things: Religion | Vaccines | the Delta variant | Trump

We could solve a whole bunch of problems just by kicking anti-vaxxers off social media platforms.

  1. Washington Post: An American Kingdom
  2. TPM: State Health Dept Nixes Teen Outreach For … All … Vaccines Amid GOP Attacks (See also: Email: Tennessee health officials ordered not to promote Immunization Awareness Month at News Channel 5 Nashville)
  3. PennLive.com: COVID-19 vaccine rollout fast enough to save nearly 300,000, study says
  4. NPR: With The Delta Variant Spreading Fast, Is It Time To Mask Up Again?
  5. Vanity Fair: “I’m Getting the Word Out”: Inside the Feverish Mind of Donald Trump Two Months After Leaving the White House

5 Things: Internet rot | CARES Act | online nazis | Twitter | unemployment benefits

I’m probably the last person to find this out, but if you go to snacks.com, you can build your own variety pack of little chip bags. It’s a 30-pack of your favorite chips for $20, which ain’t cheap, but the extra cost is worth it to me to not have 10 bags of shitty onion chips left over every time I buy a variety pack at the store.

  1. The Atlantic: The Internet Is Rotting
  2. Reuters: Poorer US households gained nearly a year’s spending from CARES Act – study
  3. Vice: Unmasking ‘Dark Foreigner’: The Artist Who Fueled a Neo-Nazi Terror Movement
  4. SPLC: ‘We Make Mistakes’: Twitter’s Embrace of the Extreme Far Right
  5. Forbes: States Ending $300 Unemployment Benefits Haven’t Boosted Labor Market Yet, Morgan Stanley Finds

LARP Night

Elon’s a Toreador and Shapiro’s a Brujah. Shapiro spends the whole night whining out-of-character because he wanted to play a True Brujah and the Storytellers wouldn’t let him. Musk spends the whole night trying to bang the gal in PJs and pigtails with a teddy bear playing a Malkavian.