Trump acquitted. Again.

I mean, of course he was, but goddammit.

Not a surprise, still a disappointment.

🔗 NBC News: Trump acquitted in impeachment trial; 7 GOP Senators vote with Democrats to convict

Seven Republicans voted to convict Trump for allegedly inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, when a mob of pro-Trump supporters tried to disrupt the electoral vote count formalizing Joe Biden’s election win before a joint session of Congress. That is by far the most bipartisan support for conviction in impeachment history. The final vote was 57 to 43, 10 short of the 67 votes needed to secure a conviction.

We need to stop this “gender reveal party” thing.

Plz stop.

Guys, we’re burning down whole states and killing people at gender reveal parties, which are just frickin’ weird to start with, can we please stop doing these things now?

🔗 ABC News: Man killed after cannon explodes at baby shower

A man was killed Saturday evening after shrapnel from an exploding cannon used at a baby shower in Michigan struck him, police said.

Re: $15/Hour

We need to pay people a living wage for the jobs they can get.

Generally I take the Congressional Budget Office at their word, so, if this is true, then that means the US is in a state where the country can’t afford to pay most of its workers a living wage, and that’s a pretty goddamn big problem, wouldn’t you say?

🔗 CNN: CBO says raising minimum wage to $15 would reduce poverty but increase the deficit and cost jobs

Raising the federal hourly minimum wage to $15 would reduce poverty — but would also cut employment by 1.4 million workers and increase the federal deficit by $54 billion over a decade, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday.

If the nation can only reasonably afford to pay a pittance you can’t live on, then that would be a prime indication that we need to get back to the drawing board on this whole employment thing.

Look, I know the arguments. McDonald’s jobs are for kids, you’re not supposed to try to live on them, go to college, get a better job, yaddayaddayadda. Lots of grown-ass people are trying to make ends meet on minimum wage jobs, because there’s not much else out there. A college degree does not guarantee a “better” job. Plus, a college degree means tens of thousands of dollars worth of soul-crushing debt that’ll haunt you for years.

I know tons of people with college degrees who are still making minimum wage. A lot of those college degree jobs don’t pay enough either.

We need to pay people a living wage for the jobs they can get. If we can’t afford that, then the system is broken and we need to re-work the system so that we can.

Good news!

Lou Dobbs’ Fox show got canceled.

Good.

🔗 The Guardian: Fox News cancels Lou Dobbs Tonight

Fox Business Network has canceled the show of Lou Dobbs, the ardent Donald Trump supporter with a history of espousing misinformation who promoted baseless conspiracy theories of voting fraud after the election.

Friday evening marked the final airing of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Dobbs’ regular weeknight program. The Fox host was a major contributor to the false narrative that the election was stolen and continued espousing those views on his program even after admitting that they lacked actual proof.