Summertime daftness everywhere Thursday, 29 July 2021 10:52:40 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Politics (0) A few examples of idiocy, bad intent, or general ineptness crossed my desk this morning: Apparently Illinois has an "Israeli Boycott Restrictions Committee" of our investment policy board. Despite the (very Jewish) founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream explaining one more time that criticism of Israel's government is not anti-Semitic, the Committee wants to divest from Unilever to protest the ice cream manufacturer's divestment from the occupied West Bank. Now, why would anyone think Simone Biles doesn't trust the US Olympic Committee or USA Gymnastics? I mean, other than what they've done to her forever. Josh Marshall doesn't think US Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) will actually shit the bed on the infrastructure bill, but he does think she's being a clown. Suburban Chicago counties DuPage and McHenry have reinstituted mask requirements as their Covid-19 infection rates climb again. But we're not supposed to ridicule or criticize the anti-vaxxers, because...because...why? Finally, in an effort not to complain about politics or the Olympics, Gail Collins takes on robocalls.