Biden campaign had fly swatters for sale in less than two hours after the vice presidential debate, and they’re already sold out

The Biden campaign didn’t miss a beat trying to capitalize on the, um, buzz of the vice presidential debate.



"Truth Over Flies" fly swatter


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“Truth Over Flies” fly swatter

Within minutes of the debate wrapping up Wednesday, the Biden campaign tweeted a photo of Joe Biden with a fly swatter and a caption that said, “Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.”

In case you missed it: A fly very noticeably landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s stiffly coiffed head as he debated Sen. Kamala Harris. The fly lingered, and the internet couldn’t stop talking about it.

Video: Fly lands on Mike Pence’s head during debate (CNN)

Fly lands on Mike Pence’s head during debate

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Two hours later, the Biden campaign website was peddling $10 “Truth Over Flies” swatters.

And within a few hours more, a campaign spokesperson said, the nearly 35,000 swatters had

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Debt Collectors Have Made a Fortune This Year. Now They’re Coming for More.

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Earlier this year, the pandemic swept across the country, killing 100,000 Americans by the spring, shuttering businesses and schools, and forcing people into their homes. It was a great time to be a debt collector.

In August, Encore Capital, the largest debt buyer in the country, announced that it had doubled its previous record for earnings in a quarter. It primarily had the CARES Act to thank: The bill delivered hundreds of billions of dollars worth of stimulus checks and bulked-up unemployment benefits to Americans, while easing pressures on them by halting foreclosures, evictions and student loan payments. There was no ban on collections of old credit card bills, Encore’s specialty.

At the same time, the pandemic compelled households to

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Swans for sale in Florida city because they’re expensive to feed | News

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Examining a swan

Dr. Patricia Mattson and Kimberly Crane examine a mute swan on Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida, in 2018.Photo by Chris O’Meara/AP




(CNN) — Attention, all swan lovers.

Officials in Lakeland, Florida, are making plans for a swan sale in the weeks ahead.

The reason for the unusual event?

The city spends $10,000 a year feeding and caring for them. The picturesque birds are also largely overpopulated, which causes quality of life issues for them, according to Lakeland’s website.

“We currently have 80 swans here on Lake Morton to feed and care for, so we are looking to sell around 30 to 40 to ensure proper care for them all,” Bob Donahay, Lakeland’s Director of Parks and Recreation, told CNN.

Donahay says because there are too many swans in one area, they often fight over space in the lake and surrounding areas, and

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