You can really only count starting in 1932 as there were no "first days" in earlier years, for various reasons. @TeamUSA has also failed to medal on day 1 at Winter Olympics recently in 2018 and 1998 and consecutively from 1980-1992. 2/end
— Bill Mallon (@bambam1729) July 24, 2021
Via The Hill:
Team USA athletes suffered multiple upset losses in the first official day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, the first time in decades the U.S. has walked away with no medals on Day 1 of the Summer Games.
A total of 11 gold medals were given out Saturday for events in archery, cycling, fencing, judo, air rifle and pistol shooting, taekwondo, and weightlifting. However, the U.S. athletes did not receive gold, silver or bronze in any of the events Saturday.
Olympic historian Bill Mallon pointed out that this was the first time the U.S. did not get any medals on Day 1 of the Summer Olympics since Munich in 1972, though Team USA also failed to medal on the first day of the Winter Olympics in 2018.
They don’t stop lockdowns…
Brilliant – French government official says that vaccine passport is a "gateway to freedom" – but won't be enough to prevent another lockdown.
So not only will you be told where you're allowed to go, you'll also be told when you can go there. What's not to like, right? https://t.co/iDXg7PLJRP
— Richard Ings (@richardcings) July 23, 2021
NFL teams that experience a COVID-19 outbreak among nonvaccinated players could forfeit regular-season games, with players on both teams not getting paid.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell warned the 32 teams Thursday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that no games would be rescheduled under such circumstances. Instead, forfeits could happen.
LAREDO, Texas – A Houston-area man and woman are set to appear in Laredo federal court on allegations they attempted to smuggle undocumented aliens inside a stolen trailer.
Marc Anthony Bane, 45, Porter, and Tara Renee Dillon, 33, Conroe, are set to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher Dos Santos at 3 p.m. today.
According to the charges, Bane and Dillon arrived at the Border Patrol (BP) checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 approximately 29 miles north of Laredo in a tractor-trailer. There, a service K-9 allegedly detected an odor within the trailer. The charges allege law enforcement then searched the vehicle and found 89 undocumented non-U.S. citizens.
The individuals were sweating profusely inside the warm trailer even though it was approximately 3 a.m. when authorities found them, according to the charges.
President Applesauce is our only hope.
Gotta love Texas.
Via Free Beacon:
Texas may divest from Ben & Jerry’s parent company after the ice cream manufacturer announced it will end operations in Israeli-controlled territories, the state’s head financial officer said Thursday.
“I’ve directed my staff to determine whether any specific action taken by Ben & Jerry’s or Unilever would trigger a listing under Chapter 808 of the Texas Government Code,” which prohibits the state’s pension fund from investing in companies that refuse to operate in an “Israeli-controlled territory,” State Comptroller Glenn Hegar told CNBC.
The move follows Ben & Jerry’s announcement Monday that the company will no longer sell its products in “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” referring to the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Texas statute applies to parent companies and could force the state to divest its multibillion-dollar retirement fund from Unilever, which purchased the ice cream company in 2000.
Obama Ethics Chief: Hunter Biden’s Art Selling Scheme ‘Sure Looks Like Profiting Off The Presidency’…
Just a tad obvious.
Imagine the media response if this was a group of Republicans.
And yet libs claim blacks can’t be racist.
Americans believe Blacks are more racist than whites, and think Hispanics and Asians are less racist.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults think the term “racism” refers to any discrimination by people of one race against another. Just 16% say it refers only to discrimination by white people against minorities. Another 14% are not sure
Via Breaking 911:
Today, in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed her brief with the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Lawmakers in Mississippi has been trying to implement a law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
“There are those who would like to believe that Roe v. Wade settled the issue of abortion once and for all,” said Attorney General Fitch. “But all it did was establish a special-rules regime for abortion jurisprudence that has left these cases out of step with other Court decisions and neutral principles of law applied by the Court. As a result, state legislatures, and the people they represent, have lacked clarity in passing laws to protect legitimate public interests, and artificial guideposts have stunted important public debate on how we, as a society, care for the dignity of women and their children. It is time for the Court to set this right and return this political debate to the political branches of government.”
As noted in the brief, rather than settle the discord established by Roe, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey made matters worse. “Caseyrecognized that Roe’s disregard for state interests had to be abandoned…. Caseytried to improve upon Roe by replacing strict scrutiny with the undue-burden standard. But that standard too defeats important state interests rather than accounts for them.