Day 313. They Asked, People Answered.
Several states had abortion bans on the ballot during mid-term elections. Despite Herculean efforts to obfuscate and confuse, voters upheld the right for women and medical professionals to mind their own business and declared that the government should mind its business.
Day 314. Patrick Haggerty.
Patrick Haggerty, considered a “trailblazing” country musician died on October 31, 2022. Haggerty was one of the first acknowledged gay musicians in the genre.
Day 315. NASA’s Flying Saucers.
On November 10, 2022, NASA launched an inflatable flying saucer.
Day 316a. Istanbul Bombing.
Six people were killed in a terrorist bombing in Istanbul on November 13, 2022.
Day 316b. (sometimes I can’t count) Mehran Karimi Nasseri.
Sir Alfred Mehran (aka Mehran Karimi Nasseri) was an Iranian refuge who lived in Terminal 1 of Charles de Gaulle Airport from 1988 to 2006. He died on November 12, 2022.
Day 317. The Campaign for Speaker of the House.
The battle for a new Republican speaker of the house has begun and Mitch McConnell has an opinion. Whether or not it matters is another matter.
Day 318. Katie Hobbs.
Katie Hobbs is declared winner of Arizona’s Governor race.
Day 319. Respect for Marriage Act.
President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act on December 13, 2022.
Day 320. Elon’s Little Birds Fly the Coop.
Twitter employees continue to flee the wacky reign of Elon Musk.
Day 321. Adam Frisch.
Despite a recount being imminent because of a slim margin, Adam Frisch concedes to Lauren Boebert because some of us still believe in election workers and the fairness of US elections — and we know that a loss is a loss. Please try again, Adam. We need people with integrity in DC.
Day 322. Hakeem Jeffries.
As hard as it is to believe that in 2023 there are still such “firsts” in the US, Hakeem Jeffries becomes the first black man to be the Minority (not that kind of minority) Leader of the House.
Day 323. Club Q.
In yet another domestic terrorism incident (yeah, when someone shoots innocent people in a public place, I call it terrorism), 5 people were killed on November 19, 2022. More likely would have died if it weren’t for some brave Americans.