Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Taliban say they won't allow Afghans to leave country, reject evacuation extension

The Taliban said Tuesday that they would not allow Afghans to leave the country and warned that the US must stick to next week's deadline to pull out, as a frantic Western evacuation operation at Kabul airport picked up the pace

Taliban Name Sean Spicer Press Secretary. - Andy Borowitz

The month after 9-11, I did this meme

Update: Between 3AM ET on 8/23 and 3AM ET on 8/24, a total of approximately 21,600 people were evacuated from Kabul. 37 US military flights carried approximately 12,700 evacuees, and 57 coalition flights carried 8,900 people.
Since August 14, the U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of approximately 58,700 people. Since the end of July, we have re-located approximately 63,900 people. - The White House posted on Facebook

Taliban To Sell US Data?
As the Taliban settles in to its revived rule in Afghanistan, the group could soon try to strengthen its ties with international powers like Pakistan and China, Politico reports. One way they might go about a friendship offering? Selling data that's been left behind during the United States' evacuation.

CIA Begrudgingly Impressed By How Well They Trained Future Taliban Members In 1980s. - The Onion

We didn't "lose" Afghanistan so much as Donald Trump gave it to the Taliban, all wrapped up in a nice big f*cking bow. - Jeff Tiedrich

Republican Shenanigans

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally did not interrupt even one Mensa gathering. - Kona Lowell


FDA Approval of Pfizer Vaccine Convinces 19 Year Old

The way Kristi Noem is running South Dakota we’re going to end up with just one Dakota. - Mayo tweet

Florida's Kindergarteners Offer To Explain Mask Issue to DeSantis. - Andy Borowitz 


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Rock The Voter News

Hillary Clinton is currently chartering flights to evacuate vulnerable families and women from Afghanistan. 
But you didn’t know that cause the media is too busy letting Mike Pompeo blame Biden for the deal he negotiated. - Santiago Mayer

I Hope VP Harris Won't Get Zapped By The Havana Syndrome

If Stacey Abrams was in charge of getting people vaccinated we’d have full herd immunity within weeks. - John Fugelsang

Just Pass The Infrastructure Bill, Already!
House Democrats advanced an agreement Tuesday to move forward with infrastructure and budget bills on separate tracks, solving an impasse with centrists including Rep. Jared Golden of Maine who rebelled against a plan to link votes on the two measures.

We’re all sick of Donald Trump. But ignoring him won’t make him go away. Ignoring him will make our democracy go away. - Glenn Kirschner


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