Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Greetings on Wednesday: July 14, 2021: National Grand Marnier Day, as is appropriate for Bastille Day. It’s also National Mac and Cheese Day, celebrating America’s premier comfort food, Shark Awareness Day, International Non-Binary People’s Day, and, in France, Bastille Day. News of the Day: More about the COVID-19 booster shots. Will we need them? After the CDC and the FDA conferred with Pfizer officials yesterday, the government agencies say that we need more data on what infections occur in already-vaccinated people. In the meantime, Israel is already giving third shots of the Pfizer vaccine to immunocompromised people. If history is any guide, though, the U.S. will eventually follow Israel’s lead, and for everyone, not just the compromised. After Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives fled the state to deny the GOP a quorum for voting on the new bill tightening voter registration, House Republicans voted to track down the fleeing Dems and arrest them. But of course Texas law enforcement doesn’t reach into Washington, D.C., so it’s an empty threat. And, ultimately, the GOP will win this one, as the Democrats can’t prevent a “yes” vote forever. I’m not sure what’s been accomplished by this theater of the absurd…

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Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Updated: July 14, 2021 — 10:27 am