That Was The Year That Was (2022)

2022 remembered in headlines. I prioritized the headlines by impact…

Ukraine conflict: Fighting rages near Kyiv after Russia invasion (2/24/22)

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows (5/2/22)

At least 19 children and two adults were fatally shot at an elementary school (Uvalde, Tx.), the worst school shooting since Sandy Hook nearly 10 years ago. (5/25/22)

Cassidy Hutchinson provides explosive testimony during the Jan. 6 hearing (6/29/22)

Election takeaways: No sweep for the Republicans after all (11/9/22)

Jan. 6 committee condemns Trump as ‘central cause’ of insurrection in sweeping report (12/19/22)

FBI Raided Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Resort, Former President Says (8/6/22)

Academy Condemns Will Smith for Slap at Oscars and Opens Inquiry (4/28/22)

Social Security benefits to jump by 8.7% next year (10/13/22)

2022 World Cup: USA’s win over Iran caps tense, emotional build-up that had turned bizarre (11/29/22)

Folly: Today’s Thumbnails

Folly- lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight; the fact of being stupid, or a stupid action, idea, etc.:

Cambridge Dictionary

More than 100 GOP primary winners back Trump’s false fraud claims. (Washington Post 6/14/2022)

Republicans jockey to be Trump’s top defender during January 6 hearings. (CNN Politics 6/14/2022)

Guilfoyle’s $60k Payday Goes Viral in ‘Trump World’ – Allies ‘Aghast’ According to Maggie Haberman
A three minute speech to introduce her boyfriend on 1/6/2021

The Music Has Stopped’: Crypto Firms Quake as Prices Fall

Newsmax Host Floats Theory That Pelosi Wanted Kavanaugh Killed So Biden Could Replace Him (Mediaite 6/14/2022)

Marjorie Taylor Greene Argues Global Warming Is ‘Actually Healthy For Us’ (Huffington Post 6/14/2022)

Idaho Police Receive Death Threats After Arresting Patriot Front Members (Huffington Post 6/13/2022)

U.S. Supreme Court insulates federal agents from accountability
(Reuters 6/10/22)

We’ll Be Marrying AI Robots in No Time (Bloomberg Opinion 6/14/2022)

Deshaun Watson again denies sexual misconduct accusations as Browns open minicamp: ‘I never assaulted, disrespected or harassed anyone’ (Sporting News 6/14/2022)

2021: This Was The Year That Was

A sampling of headliness throughout 2021:

Judge dismisses Gohmert’s attempt to force Pence to decide election (1/1/2021)

‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor (1/3/2021)

Mob Incited by Trump Storms Capitol (1/6/2021)

Majority of Americans want Trump removed immediately after U.S. Capitol violence – Reuters/Ipsos poll (1/8/2021)

House Republicans Reportedly Terrified of Crossing Trump on Impeachment: They ‘Fear For Their Lives’ (1/13/21)

The worst final popularity rating ever for a first lady belongs to Melania Trump (1/19/21)

‘Tompa Bay’ is Titletown: Tom Brady, fierce defense lead Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Super Bowl victory (2/7/2021)

Senate acquits Trump for inciting Capitol riot even as bipartisan majority votes to convict (2/13/2021)

Almost Half of Republican Men Say They Won’t Get the Coronavirus Vaccine (3/12/21)

Home Prices Soar in Frenzied U.S. Market Drained of Supply (4/9/2021)

US Navy vid shows UFO whizzing through sky before dropping into ocean as ex-pilot says ‘military sees them all the time’ (5/15/2021)

During Covid-19, Most Americans Got Richer—Especially the Rich (WSJ) 6-27-21

US COVID-19 cases rising again, doubling over three weeks (7/14/21)

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII (1.5 yrs.) 7-21-21

1 in 500 Americans have died of COVID since 1st US infection (9/15/2021)

Jamie Dimon says bitcoin is ‘worthless’ (10/11/2021)

Weekly jobless claims fall to 184,000, the lowest level in more than 52 years (12/8/2021)

One Percent of All U.S. Seniors have Died from Covid Since Beginning of Pandemic: NYT 12/13/2021

What Me Worry?

Some of the headlines just for today:

Trump retweets video saying “only good Democrat is dead Democrat”…

“Haven’t seen black people this upset in 20 years” Van Jones

Total jobless claims top 40 million

Fed: Sharp decline in May leaves business is pessimistic about recovery

Stressed out front line nurses admit they are at breaking point with 68% planning to quit their jobs

United States deaths: 101,573

Q1 contraction worse than thought

The former Minneapolis police officer seen in the video with his knee on Floyd’s neck had 18 prior complaints filed against him

Governor declares state of emergency in Minneapolis

As US deaths top 100,000, Trump’s virus task force is curtailed

A GOP lawmaker had the virus,  Nobody told Democrats exposed to him.

California is re-opening too quickly, posing “very serious risk,” health officer warns

Jim Cramer says market still in for a “rough ride,” suggest sticking with remote tech stocks.

“Sorry, no mask allowed”: Some businesses pledge to keep our customers who cover their faces