ABOVE: Marco Marco-MG!
WRAL: Clay Aiken is running for Congress again in North Carolina. He is FORTY-THREE YEARS OLD, in the “time flies” department, and he sounds MUCH more progressive this time around:
Clay is a strong Democrat running for Congress to give a voice to those who want to bring sanity and civility back to the political conversation. He knows he can’t change Washington by himself. But he has also learned that he has a voice that makes people listen, and he’ll use it for the people of North Carolina’s 6th District to deliver on needed progressive policies – from stopping climate change, systemic racism, income inequality and gun violence, to securing voting rights, free health care, and a woman’s right to choose.
I never cottoned to Clay back in the day ... but this sounds good. Maybe now is a better time for him than his last go-round.
Above, his personal pitch.
GR8ERDAYS: RIP Bob Saget, 65. His shocking death was barely announced before anti-vaxxer lunatics invaded my IG to imply he must've died because he was boosted ... five weeks ago. This, with zero information on how he died, and in spite of the fact that seemingly healthy people of all ages, especially in their sixties, do, in fact, suddenly die. Also overlooked by anti-vaxxers — Saget had very recently had what sounded like a hard time with COVID-19. In their minds, having recently had COVID-19 is less material than having been vaccinated.New details suggest hew as packed and ready to leave his hotel.
TWITTER: Two of the lawyers arguing (it appears so far successfully) against Biden's vax mandate at the SCOTUS ... have tested positive for COVID-19.
WORLD OF WONDER: Anti-vaxxer Novak Djokovic had a big court win, with an Australian judge voiding his detention and ordering him released. He could, in theory, play at the Australian Open there, but government officials appear ready to extend the battle. Meanwhile, Djokovic tested positive for COVID in December and posted with kids at an event the very next day. This is a sociopath. Anti-vaxxers are anti-logic sociopaths — they're already running around the Internet claiming Bob Saget must've died from his booster shot ... that he received, like countless others, FIVE WEEKS AGO. It's maddening, the harmful stupidity.
HUFF POST: AOC tested positive for COVID-19. Vaxxed and boosted, she's dealing with symptoms and recovering at home.
EXTRATV: The Golden Globes were announced on Twitter, and Mj Rodriguez aka Michaela Jaé Rodriguez made history as the first trans woman to win Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama.
NYP: Trump crony Lee Chatfield has been accused of sexually assaulting his own sister-in-law from the time she was 15 years old. Somehow, though only 33 now, Chatfield has already left office due to term limits, having been the youngest person to serve as Michigan Speaker of the House in 100+ years.
LGBTQ NATION: Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's daughter Ava comes out as being attracted to ... people.
JOE.MY.GOD.: Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Georgia) is set to intro legislation to ban members of Congress from holding or trading individual stocks while in office, and would also probably hold them to a promise to place financial assets in blind trusts.
GUARDIAN: “No words.” That's the reaction of gay Australian rugby player Josh Cavallo in response to being pelted with homophobic taunts from the crowd during a match.
NYP: Sadly, Yao Pan Ma, the 61-year-old Asian man who was brutally attacked while collecting cans to make ends meet, has died months after the assault — without ever waking up. HIs alleged attacker, Jarrod Powell, was caught on video killing the man and has been charged with two counts of assault as a hate crime. His charges will of course now be revised in light of his victim's death. The killer — who has 15+ prior arrests going back over 30 years — claimed, without any proof, that he was attacked first.
INSTAGRAM: Happy birthday to rocker Pat Benatar, and ...