Saturday, June 11, 2022

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: JUNE 5-11, 2022

WE NEED MORE
GUN RESPONSIBILITY!

BULLYING HAS TO STOP!
BAN BOOK BANNINGS AND BURNINGS!

GET VACCINATED, WEAR YOUR MASK😷
& BEWARE ANY VERSION OF

JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH, AT LEAST IN AMERICA.🌈
JUNE 11 IS KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY IN HAWAII.
JUNE 11 IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ET: THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL.
JUNE 12 IS THE PHILIPPINES’ INDEPENDENCE DAY.
JUNE 19 IS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MUSIC MAN, THE MOVIE.
JUNE 19 IS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATMAN RETURNS.

AM😷NGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*While COVID and its variants continue to be a global problem, thankfully the vaccination battles continue too. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*The state of the world, as of June 11, 2022.
*Unfortunately, Monkey Pox is becoming a serious medical issue too. (There are 6/SIX separate links in this item.)
*British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a “no confidence” vote. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*June 14 is the 35th anniversary of Peter “The Amazing Spider-man” Parker marrying Mary Jane Watson.

TWITTER TROUBLE?

*On top of everything else, now Mariupol has to deal with Cholera too.

THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.

THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHRONICLES…🌐

😢PASSING PARADE…
*The innocent lives lost during the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
*Bon Jovi’s founding bassist Alan John Such is no longer with us.
*Songwriter Paul Vance (♫Yellow Polka Dot Bikini♫, ♫Catch A Falling Star♫, ♫Tracy♫, more) has passed away.
*Jim Seals of Seals and Croft is no longer with us.
*Singer (♫Falling♫)/actress (Twin Peaks franchise) Julee Cruise has passed away.
*Actor Matt Zimmerman (Thunderbirds franchise, many TV and stage productions) has taken his last bow on life's stage.

WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
CAPITAL CHAOS: JANUARY 6, 2021
>AFTERMATH
*“There IS an organized conspiracy.”—January 6 investigating committee.
*Five members of the “Proud Boys” have been charged with sedition. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Let the formal hearings begin. Day 1. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Editorial Cartoons on the hearings from Clay BennettLisa Benson, Chris BrittJeff Danziger, John DeeringClay JonesTwice, Gary MarksteinJack Ohman, and Joel Pett. (There are 10/TEN separate links in this item.)
POLITICALLY…
*Louisiana has to try again drawing their Congressional map. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is PRO Adolf Hitler???😮
*June 12 marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous Watergate Break-in, which eventually led to the resignation of then President Richard M. Nixon.
*June 14 marks the 100th anniversary of Warren G. Harding to be the first President to address the nation over the radio. Baltimore radio station WEAR at the Francis Scott Key Memorial Dedication at Fort McHenry.
SOCIAL (IN)JUSTICE…
*Will Utah pass the “Mugshot Relief” Bill??? Shouldn’t everyone have rules like this???
*June 12 is the 55th anniversary of the Supreme Court declaring Interracial Marriages legal. Will they still do so the next time the question appears before them???
*June 19 is Juneteenth Day in Texas, when the 1865 African Americans of Galveston finally heard they were free! Presumably the rest of the state already knew.
*More Editorial Cartoons, this time from Nick AndersonRobert Ariail, BaldoRuben Bolling, Steve BreenTim CampbellTwiceMatt Davies, John DeeringAl Goodwyn, Michael JantzeClay Jones, Mike LuckovichKevin NecessaryJack OhmanTwice, and Jen Sorensen. (There are 17/SEVENTEEN separate links in this item.) 
😷THE US VERSUS COVID-19…
😷THE US VERSUS MONKEY POX...
*Texas, Arizona, and Hawaii are now reporting cases. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*Sorry folks. Blake Masters is wrong.
MEANWHILE, IN CONGRESS…
*More Editorial Cartoons on Congress considering Gun Reform from Nick AndersonRobert Ariail, Chip Bok, Chris BrittDoonesbury, Clay Jones, Mike LuckovichTwice, Gary Markstein, PareshJoel PettTwice, and Jeff Stahler. (There are 13/THIRTEEN separate links in this item.)
ELSEWHERE…
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…

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