*WOKE ALERT!-WASHINGTON POST EDITOR SAYS TEXAS RANGERS’ ‘VIOLENT & RACIST’ NAME ‘MUST GO’:
A Washington Post editor said Monday that the Texas Rangers team name “must go.” On the same day that the National Football League’s Washington Redskins announced it would do away with its 93-year-old team name, Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah said that the Major League Baseball team must deal with “the violent and racist implications of its name.” “To know the full history of the Texas Rangers is to understand that the team’s name is not so far off from being called the Texas Klansmen,” Attiah wrote in an op-ed for the liberal newspaper. Attiah, who grew up in Dallas, reminisced about going to Rangers games with her father as a child, but said at the time she didn’t know the Rangers “were a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites who inhabited the beautiful and untamed Texas territory.” The Texas Rangers were unofficially created by Stephen F. Austin in 1823 as a statewide investigative law enforcement agency, headquartered in the capital of Austin. The Rangers stopped the assassination of President William Howard Taft and pursued such outlaws as Bonnie and Clyde. More than 120 have died in the line of duty.
*FUN CITY – NEW YORK CITY’S ARROGANT RATS KEEP ATTACKING DINERS WHO’VE BEEN FORCED OUTSIDE BY PANDEMIC:
New Yorkers are rapidly discovering why European-style outdoor dining isn’t really a thing there. According to a report from NBC New York, diners who have been forced outside by pandemic restrictions keep getting attacked by the city’s greedy rats. Giacomo Romano, who owns an Italian restaurant in SoHo, told the network: “We have this big restriction of only outdoor seating… Last night, a customer had a baby rat running on his shoe and I let you just imagine his reaction.” Romano said he’s written to city leaders begging them to do something about the rodents if his customers are going to be eating outside for the foreseeable future. “If they know every month they need an extermination—do it,” said the restaurateur. NBC New York asked the city if it plans to do anything to tackle the rats, but reports that it has, so far, heard nothing back.
*SLEEPY AMERICA: 60% OF ADULTS SAY THEY’RE MORE TIRED THAN EVER BEFORE:
The coronavirus pandemic has many Americans
saying they’re more tired than they’ve ever been before. According to a
new survey, six in 10 Americans say their sleep routine during
quarantine has them feeling more exhausted than they’ve ever felt in
their life! The poll of 2,000 adults, commissioned by Leesa Sleep,
finds nearly 70 percent agree their sleeping habits have become quite
inconsistent. Another 63 percent think their sleep schedules might be
permanently ruined by the pandemic. Working remotely has its benefits,
like sleeping in later, but it may be creating some bad habits too.
Forty-four percent say they stay up later since they don’t have to
commute to work. Nearly half of respondents admit they get out of bed
only 10 minutes before their remote workday starts. It’s no wonder so
many people are tired. Many are staying up late to binge watch their
favorite TV shows. Researchers report 67 percent of Americans are
staying up until the early hours of the morning to sneak in a few more
episodes each night. The poll also finds Americans are also to getting
an average of two naps per week during their workdays.
The majority of parents in the poll say it’s difficult to maintain their child’s sleep schedule. Only 35 percent report having an easier time putting their kids to bed during quarantine. Kids may be just as tired as their parents, it seems. Around half of American couples report they’re sleeping in separate rooms more frequently than usual, but a third of respondents add they’re having more sex during the lockdown. “Sleep is as important to your overall health and wellness as diet, exercise and managing stress. Many Americans struggle to get a good night’s sleep, and a good mattress is essential,” says Leesa CMO Jim Geikie in a statement.
*JESUS H. CASH! – THE CATHOLIC CHURCH RAKED IN $1.4 BILLION IN CORONAVIRUS LOANS:
The Catholic Church raked in at least $1.4
billion in taxpayer-backed loans meant to help small businesses survive
the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says. Catholic dioceses,
parishes, schools and other entities made extensive use of a loophole in
the feds’ Paycheck Protection Program to snag at least 3,500 forgivable loans as the pandemic scuttled worship services across the country, an Associated Press
review found. Some $200 million went to roughly 40 dioceses that have
paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to victims of sexual abuse in
recent years — including the Archdiocese of New York, which got at least $28 million for its executive offices while its iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral received at least $1 million, according to the Friday report.
The so-called PPP loans were generally limited to businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 500 employees. But Catholic officials helped lobby the Trump administration to exempt religious groups from that rule, which would have disqualified many dioceses, the AP reported. Data released this week indicate Catholic institutions may have bagged as much as $3.5 billion in forgivable loans that helped them retain at least 407,900 jobs — placing the church among the program’s largest beneficiaries, the news service found.
*SCIENTIST HAVE CALCULATED HOW MANY HOT DOGS A PERSON CAN EAT AT ONCE:
Over the Fourth of July weekend, with streams of sweat pouring down his face, Joey Chestnut broke his own world record for hot dog eating, by downing 75 hot dogs (with buns) in 10 minutes at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
It was his 13th win at the annual contest. And Miki Sudo set a women’s
record, 48.5 hot dogs, to grab her seventh straight Nathan’s win.
Because of the coronavirus crisis, the event was held virtually this
year, and Dr. James Smoliga was glued to his screen, rooting for new
For the past few months, Dr. Smoliga, a veterinarian and exercise scientist, had been working on a mathematical analysis of the maximum number of hot dogs that a human could theoretically consume in 10 minutes. “The answer is 83,” said Dr. Smoliga, a professor at High Point University in North Carolina. He has now published the full analysis, which calculated this number based on 39 years of historical data from the Nathan’s contest, as well as on mathematical models of human performance that consider the potential for extreme athletic feats.
Before Billie Eilish had fan girls of her own, she was one herself. On Tuesday, the 18-year-old’s mother Maggie Baird was a guest on her daughter’s Apple Music show, “me & dad radio,” a program where the starlet and her father Patrick O’Connell share music and stories from their illustrious lives. There, she revealed her daughter’s scary obsession with Justin Bieber, now 26 — so much so that she and O’Connell considered putting their then-12-year-old daughter in therapy.
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- Chuck Todd, the host of “Meet the Press” is likely to receive a great deal of social media attention (most of it negative) for his claim there is “no editorial point of view” on MSNBC‘s daytime schedule. Hilarious.
- A recent video from Philadelphia’s Democratic Mayor Kenney announced a city-wide, seven and a half month ban on large events in that city. The ban will take effect immediately and extend through the end of February of 2021. However, protests and demonstrations — like ones for Black Lives Matter — are, you guessed it, exempt.
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Amazon announced its latest experiment in blink-and-whoops-you-bought-something convenience: a shopping cart that tracks your groceries as you add them. Called a “Dash Cart,” this dune buggy can detect items you drop in using a scale, sensors, and cameras. Then, when you exit the store through a special lane, it charges you—no need for a cashier. Dash Carts will come first to Amazon’s grocery store in LA’s Woodland Hills later this year.
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