Friday Five (end the bs edition)

Welcome to the second Friday of March!

This week has been slightly better than last. The weather has been a little odd.

Anyway, it’s time for the Friday Five in which I bring you: two stories about some sad news in Seattle, the top five stories of the week, five stories of interest to queers and our allies, and five stories about traitors and criminals. Plus some things I posted and two notable obituaries.

This Week in Why There is No Joy in Seattle This Week:

‘This trade stinks’: Wyman & Bob react to Seahawks trading Russell Wilson

Seahawks to release 8-time All-Pro LB Bobby Wagner

Stories of the Week:

Senate passes Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2022

Biden announces ban on Russian energy imports

Media’s Gas Price Coverage Gives Big Oil A Pass – Eagerly reporting from outlier gas stations that charge far above the national average, journalists remain obsessed with pinning the global pump trend on President Joe Biden

Ukraine war: Russian soldiers edge closer to Kyiv – as satellite images show large convoy ‘has dispersed’

Senate gives final OK to $1.5T government funding bill and House Passes $1.5T Spending Bill In Late Night Vote

Stories of Interest to Queers and Our Allies:

Gay Democrat Challenges GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert With Vow to End ‘BS’

Education Secretary reminds Florida governor that federal law trumps the “Don’t Say Gay” bill – Florida schools could lose federal funding if they violate civil rights law

Texas may lose billions in federal funding over its attack on trans children. The state is suing

HRC rejects $5M Disney donation until company does something to stop Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill – That’s a lot of money to decline, but there’s even more at stake for LGBTQ youth

Suit Against Texas Anti-Trans Order Can Go Forward, Says Appeals Court

This Week in Seditious Treason and Other Crimes:

Texas militia member convicted on all charges in first Jan. 6 trial

US Rep. Madison Cawthorn calls Ukrainian president a ‘thug’

Proud Boys Leader Dragged Out of Bed in His Underwear to Face Conspiracy Charge

‘Never Spent a Night in There’: Questions Raised About Mark Meadows Using a Mobile Home as His Voting Address

Rioter Who Smoked Weed In Capitol Gets Double DOJ’s Recommended Sentence After Showing “No Remorse”

In Memoriam:

Emilio Delgado, who played Luis on "Sesame Street" for 45 years, has died at age 81

Last remaining member of Star Trek pilot, Laurel Goodwin, dies

Things I Wrote:

Friday Political Memes 3/4/2022

Blast from the Social Media Past

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