Sunday Funday: Whole Lotta Money Edition


If it was good enough for Teddy, it’s good enough for me!

Holy smoke, democrat! There has certainly been a lot of money spent this year buying control of Congress!

Yes, there was good – more than $9 billion has been spent. Why not just auction off those seats and use the money for something useful like feeding the poor or something?

I just want to remind you that these are all fallout from an early 2010 Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. That move was early enough in 2010 to allow the floodgates of money to open, leading to a flurry of state legislatures turning Republican. Since 2010 was a census year, 2011 would be a redistribution year.

Republicans took full advantage of their state legislative victories to gerrymand the hell out of state and national districts. Since then, Republicans have been in the catbird seat.

What a week – what an election.

A) Penthouse in the outbuilding – who did most Republicans blame for their losses on Tuesday?

B) The virus that will not be caught. Which variant of covid is now the dominant strain in the United States?

C) During the global climate talks in Egypt, President Biden promised that the United States would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by what percentage by 2030?

D) Which fast food company made a horrible mistake in Germany by sending a message telling customers to “celebrate Krisattnacht” with them?

E) Which Iowa statewide race was won by a Democrat on Tuesday?

F) In Germany, the date of November 9 is known for two great events. One was Kristallnacht in 1938. The other happened in 1989. What happened in Germany on November 9, 1989?

G) This year, November 9 was the date of Russia’s withdrawal from which major city in Ukraine?

H) Stock markets surged last week as reports noted that what appeared to be slowing?

I) Despite suffering a stroke, who won the open Senate seat in Pennsylvania on Tuesday?

J) Looks like Elon Musk could tank which multi-billion dollar company in record time?

K) Our lesbian women won two governorships on Tuesday. Can you name the states that elected them?

L) A noose was found at the construction site of which project on Thursday causing a suspension of operations while investigations proceed?

M) In Southwest Ohio, a man was shot by his neighbor last Saturday because the neighbor thought the dead man was what?

N) In another rich man’s toy saga, which crypto exchange is looking for bankruptcy after collapsing last week?

O) Vermont, Montana, California, Kentucky, and Michigan all passed election measures that somehow protected what rights in those states?

P) A growing segment of homeless Americans belong to what age group?

Q) In common use, what is a Mastodon?

A) The Republican gubernatorial candidate in which state called her state a “banana republic” because counting is slow due to state laws?

S) On November 14, 1666, the first experimental blood transfusion took place between two what kind of mammals?

T) November 18, 1883 – Connecticut schoolteacher Charles Dowd offered 4 uniforms for the United States to solve the thorny problem that no one knew what time it was?

I dare, no, I dare to double, in fact to hell, I dare to triple a newspaper, magazine or mainstream media to do a big story about asking Republican elites to venture into restaurants Urban and Rust Belt to ask average Americans why they voted Democrat in the 2022 election. – Tweet by Wajahat Ali

Answers:

A) Donald Trump

B) Omicron BQ.1 and BQ.1.1

C) 50%

D) Kentucky Fried Chicken

E) State Auditor Rob Sand won his race

F) The Berlin Wall has fallen

G) Kherson

H) inflation

I) John Fetterman

J)Twitter

K) Maura Healy in Massachusetts and Tina Kotek in Oregon

L) The construction site of the Obama Presidential Center

M) a Democrat. Yes, he shot his neighbor because he thought the neighbor was a Democrat.

N) FTX

O) Right to abortion

P) over 60 – think what will happen when Republicans cut Social Security and Medicare

Q) These days, Mastodon emerges as the heir apparent to a failing Twitter

R) Lake Kari in Arizona

S) two dogs

T) 4 uniform time zones

Republicans here are yelling about raising the voting age to 21 because Gen Z votes Democrat and “the brain doesn’t develop until you’re 25” but they say immediately that 18 year olds should have free access to AR-15 assault rifles because freedumb. – Liam Nissan

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