But first: NSFW (not safe for work) Randy Rainbow’s newest (4 minutes):
First let me start off by apologizing for not including the answer to question (R) in last week’s quiz. The previous quiz has been properly updated. The correct answer concerning flooding rains in what city in the Western US was Las Vegas. I have properly reprimanded myself for the error and punished myself by reading the “Thoughts of Herschel Walker.”
School in most of Iowa and most of the nation will be in session in the next couple of days. I think only Minnesota still waits until after Labor Day. Thanks in part to the pandemic and also thanks in part to crazy attacks on education by radical right wingers, many schools start the year with problems on board. Teacher shortages and staffing shortages are top problems but far from the only ones.
If you think that problems in the public school just happen to pop up at a time when radical right Republican governors and legislatures are trying to starve public education while promoting for-profit education is just a coincidence, I have a bridge in Brooklyn you may be interested in.
On to the quiz. I will do my best to do my best this week!
A) Speaking of starting school and radical right protests, what 2 iconic books have been, at least temporarily, removed from the Keller(Tx) schools?
B) Speaking on Fox News last week, Iowa’s senator Grassley said what agency will be coming to businesses with AK-15s thanks to funding to update that agency?
C) In case you missed it: What target of the new Trump party lost in her primary in Wyoming for her seat in congress Tuesday?
D) Question on education in the US: What program, started in 1965, aims to give low-income U.S. children access to preschool education?
E) A federal magistrate judge gave the US Department of Justice a week to redact what document at the heart of raid on Mar-a-Lago?
F) Security alert! What major company sent out a security alert Thursday evening as vulnerabilities could allow hackers to take control of their computers and phones?
G) Approximately how many students are in US K-12 school systems?
H) Drought all over the world: Hydro-electric power is running way below normal as what major river of China is drying up during drought and soaring temperatures?
I) What lawyer was identified as a target in the Fulton County Georgia investigation of election interference?
J) President Biden signed what far reaching bill into law at a ceremony Tuesday?
K) After many years the FDA approved rules Wednesday that would allow over the counter sales of what medical devices?
L) What Republican candidate for senate made a fool of himself by releasing a video of him in a grocery store complaining about the price of crudités?
M) Drought part 2: What section of Africa is perhaps suffering the worst drought in the world currently?
N) Due to continuing drought, what major Western river has been declared to be in a tier 2 water shortage thus reducing water to seven states?
O) A judge in Cleveland, Ohio ordered Walgreen’s, CVS and Walmart to pay $650 million I damages to two Ohio counties in lawsuits concerning what drug?
P) What major figure in the previous administration said he might talk to the January 6th Committee?
Q) What top executive for the Trump Company pled guilty on 15 counts and received a reduced sentence in return for a promise to testify in the upcoming trial for the company?
R) Also in the Fulton County investigation what sitting senator was told he must honor a subpoena and appear before the grand jury?
S) The leader of what European country is getting online flak for videos posted of him or her at a party?
T) Britain became the first country to approve a covid vaccine that targets what variation as well as the original strain?
fun fact: more American schoolchildren have been killed by guns than by reading Anne Frank. – Jeff Tiedrich
A) The Diary of Anne Frank and the Bible
B) the IRS
C) Liz Cheney
D) Head Start
E) the affadavits that lead to the raid on MAL (Mar-a-Lago)
G) 56.4 million
I) Rudy Giuliani
J) Inflation Reduction Act
K) Hearing aids. BTW – Elizabeth Warren instigated the bill for this.
L) Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania
M) The horn AKA the Somali peninsula
N) the Colorado River
P) Former VP Pence (very late)
Q) Allen Weiselberg
R) Lindsey Graham
S) Finland – Sanna Marin (note she was partying with friends and did apparently nothing wrong)
Mike Pence was surrounded by most serious plot to end American experiment in our history. Did he call FBI? Did he warn the public? No. He called Dan Quayle & waited to see if the coup would succeed. When saw it would fail, he threw in with other side. No hero is this little man. – Stuart Stevens