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Let’s give Bill in Portland Maine a boost: I quote him: 

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Gnusie Bill in Portland Maine lets me repeat the results of his research. He arrayed the following items in his popular Who Won the Week? poll in Friday’s Cheers and Jeers. Many people already voted in that poll. Please enjoy Bill’s on-point analysis and wit, vote in his poll, Rec his diaries, get on his bandwagon, send him a donation, and earn his blessing. 
Cheers and Jeers archive and future editions here. Way, way more than 2 thanks to The One, our Wicked Wizard of Wit and writer of Who Won the Week, Willhelm von kosland!
Bill’s Friday poll is here.
Which item did you vote for? Why?
Who made a winning move after Bill’s deadline on Friday?

Hope they enjoyed the “Fuck Around” phase, because we are firmly in “Find Out”: Saturday’s GNR*
Still on the Trending List!
Trump and his evil henchmen did some truly awful Fuck Around leading up to (and including 1/6) and, my friends, we are finally, FINALLY, at the start of Find Out.
And it is great to be here.
So far, these hearings have exceeded my expectations.  The committee is clearly showing a lot of illegal activity and the DOJ is clearly interested and also on the case.
It is pretty clearly showing crimes.  Eastman has very, very clearly committed some super-serious crimes
[I agree with Goodie. Do you?  ~2thanks] 
Good News Roundup for Friday, June 17, 2022: Just DO It
chloris creator
Good News Round Up: First Day of the Second Half of the Third J6 Hearing ….in the Sixth Month
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – J6 Hearings and More – June 15 Good News Roundup
An Emergency Potluck – GNR for Bluesday, June 14th
From the GNR Newsroom: The Monday Good News Roundup
Jessiestaf, Bhu, and Killer300
Sunday Good News ¤ WineRev ¤ 2 Polls: Who Won the Week? … AND … Are you boosted?
* In case you do not know, we cannot use Fuck in a diary title, but we can use it in the text of a diary.

Kerry Eleveld, Daily Kos Staff: The survey by the progressive consortium Navigator Research found that nearly two-thirds of Americans (63%) are hearing either “a lot” or “some” about the public hearings, including 70% of Democrats, 52% of independents, and 59% of Republicans. The quality and veracity of that information surely varies, but people across partisan lines are paying attention.
Additionally, by 36 points, Americans overwhelmingly support the work of the House select committee investigating Jan. 6. Once again, nearly two-thirds (64%) support the panel’s investigation into “what happened on January 6th at the Capitol and the events leading up to it.” That support includes 88% of Democrats and 56% of independents and even 40% of Republicans. Just 28% of Americans oppose the inquiry.

WineRev is taking a couple of days off from his self-imposed, allocentricselflessconsideratecompassionatekindnoblepublic-spiritedgenerousmagnanimousunstintingcharitablebenevolentbeneficentliberalopenhandedfree-handedphilanthropichumanitarian, and bounteous Good and Goofy Notes. Something about a son getting married this weekend. Here’s his most recent comment, from chloris creator’s Friday Roundup, wherein WineRev does some pre-splainin’.  
Good morning Chloris. I hope the sun of the last Friday of Spring is twinkling off the pellucid waters of Lake Geneva as you write and post this Round Up. We thank you and we enjoy inhaling the Alpine air with you at the outdoor tables of the Good News Cafe (under the Cinzano umbrellas this morning, I see….) Great stuff and lots to compile; could the overall News actually be getting a bit better?

Public Service Announcement
After over 2 years (730+ straight days!) of continuous daily postings of the History Corner, I will need to take this weekend off. Tonight is the Rehearsal Dinner and tomorrow the Wedding of WineRev-ver and his sweetie Elizabeth. It is my first ever turn as a Father-of-half-a-couple and I want to do it right and party long. Regular History Corner comments (and a new string of daily entries) will begin Monday morning. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Any good science news for us?

🎩 arhpdx and Mokurai: In case you need more good news for soul nourishment, arhpdx posted a list of good news sites toward the top of their recent Roundup, or you can find that list in my comment: Good News Sources. Thanks, A & M!
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Joe Biden is now our President. However, we continue to stay vocal and active, we continue to pull Joe to the left, and we continue resist the GQP.

Uplifting chloris creator’s list of action steps from Friday, June 3rd:

DONATE TO SAVE DEMOCRACY! GNR SAVES DEMOCRACY! GoodNewsRoundup started our ActBlue campaign.
new!!! Tax-exempt organization complaint referrals. 13909. This has been filled out for the NRA, but, hey, you can use it for a lot of other organizations. How about if some of us white folk go into some of the MAGA churches and video record what they’re saying?
“The process to get the NRA’s tax-exempt nonprofit status revoked has become simpler. All you need to do is save this form and email it to eoclass@irs.gov. It’s all filled out for you. You just need to click send.” Allen Glines
Note that the IRS protects your anonymity: The appropriate checkbox is already checked: “I am concerned that I might face retaliation or retribution if my identity is disclosed.”
The process to get the NRA’s tax-exempt nonprofit status revoked has become simpler. All you need to do is save this form and email it to eoclass@irs.gov. It’s all filled out for you. You just need to click send. pic.twitter.com/xw5MGEJZEk

Voting rights. This may be the biggest issue threatening our democracy right now. Besides contacting your representatives at the state and federal level to do the right thing (depending on who they are), you can support and contact these organizations:
ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union
Democracy Docket — founded by Marc Elias, so important in fighting the challenges after the last election.
Fair Fight — founded by Stacey Abrams
🌱Grass roots. Biden and Harris can do the top-down stuff, but we have to support from the bottom. I don’t know how to deprogram 75 million people, but some things have been written about, such as deep canvassing, and lots of people are talking about this. If you know someone (who did not storm the Capitol), then see if you can be pleasant. Instead of trying to reason with them (logic is obviously not their strong point) distract them with something else. We need to remove the sources of lies and to take down the temperature. If we get more of the Rs to wear masks and to get vaccinated and to vote for Ds, the country will be a better place. We need to coax some of them out of the rabbit holes and diffuse the anger and the crazy.
🏃 Run for something. If you want to run for something, but have no idea what to do, these people will help you. They also like money and volunteers to help those people who are running, so even if you’re not in a position to stand for office, you can help. Note: they are especially planning to target the 57 Rs in local governments who participated in the insurrection.
👎 Defund the seditionists. This is a list with companies that sometimes have donated to the seditionists, and their current approach to supporting or not supporting the seditionists. The list is long. You will recognize many of the corporations, and you probably have a relationship with some — either you are a customer, a shareholder, or maybe even an employee. Contact them and compliment or complain, but let them know you are watching. Forward it to others.

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Thank you for fighting for truth and justice with all us Gnusies! 40% of our Readers don’t visit every day, 50% of us do, and 10% are here for the first time! We all do what we can. For 4 years, we’ve shared positive news, laughed, organized, resisted, rebelled, revolted without being revolting, relied, rested, mentored, created, crossed rivers, chewed our cud, puffed methane out both ends, and laughed. Here’s looking at you, kid, and standing upwind!
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… To all the fathers and not-fathers. May you all find something to celebrate.
Today is my first Fathers’ Day as a grandfather! I get to snuggle my 3-week-old grandchild in my arms! Moms and baby are doing fine, but of course tired. Baby’s almost 9-½ pounds now. Hoping he’ll start sleeping through the night soon. In case you missed it, my wife and I now live very close to them. 

Update, 8:40 a.m. ET:  I changed the title. 


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