At least I won’t have to travel to work tomorrow since I can work from home and I won’t have any lab work to do until Tuesday.
I know Katy hasn’t been enjoying the winter conditions nearly as much as I have, telling me “I want NO part of that!” While it wasn’t nearly as cold at her home as it was here and keeping in mind her Scandinavian heritage, I’m surprised she hasn’t been enjoying the winter weather more.
If the Weather GuysTM are right we have more sub-zero temps on the way for the end of the week, though not quite as cold as those we’ve experienced the past two days.
Now that Glenn Youngkin is actually the governor of Virginia he hasn’t been wasting any time getting things done. On his first day in office he:
Overturned statewide mask mandates for children.It is going to be interesting to see how he’ll deal with the screaming from the “usual suspects”.
Is ending CRT in public education.
Is investigating “wrongdoing” in Loudon County.
Opened the economy for all business.
Is withdrawing from previous “green energy” initiatives that have been harmful to Virginia’s economy and bureaucracy.
Is slashing “job-killing” regulations.
Rescinded vaccine mandates for all state employees.
However, we know the Left is still going to blame him for the state’s inaction on I-95 during the last snowstorm even though he wasn’t yet governor.
Is the media hype about the Omicron variant of Covid overblown?
Yes. Yes it is.
They keep trying to push it as being far deadlier than the Delta variant. It spreads much easier than previous variants, but its effects aren’t nearly as severe as previous variants despite what the media is trying to sell.
If we needed any more proof that the Democrats are the party of the rich, there’s this:
Some House Democrats warn they will tank Biden’s big bill if a hefty tax cut for the rich is dropped.
They are showing their true colors. They say they want to tax the rich but then work hard to cut taxes for the very same rich they say they want to tax. In this case, they want to repeal the $10,000 limit on the SALT (State And Local Taxes) deduction put in place during the Trump Administration.
Taxpayers used to have unlimited deductions before the new cap was introduced in the 2017 Trump tax law.None of this surprises me in the least.
A group of Democrats from high-tax states like New Jersey and California added the rollback of the cap into the Build Back Better bill that passed the House in November, and they’re vocally standing behind the measure in the face of possible opposition from Manchin.
It’s caused angst among many Democrats, given that it hands wealthier households a hefty tax cut.
From the comments of this Instapundit post about why so many women are still single:
Why are so many women still single?The dating apps and social media also add to this disconnect. While the dating apps original purpose was to make it easier to meet someone to date, they have devolved more into hookup apps.
Part of it is that they decided they would run up their body count in their 20's, i.e. have fun and party, then in their 30's they create an impossible list of 'must haves' for any guy they would date or become serious with, 'friend-zone' guys who don't meet their impossible criteria and then wonder "Where have all the good men gone?" (Answer: In the friend-zone where they left them.)
Why are so many men still single? See the above.
A lot of men have given up on dating altogether because of some of the reasons why women are still single. Instead they focus on their careers, their finances, and enjoying other aspects of life. If they date, it's casually because they know it's likely it won't go past that. They also see the statistics on marriage and realize it is a losing proposition for them, both emotionally and financially, so they don't date or marry.
As I have said more than once, thank goodness I am not a young(er) man dating these days. It's a minefield.
My son BeezleBub found that out the hard way, using one of the online dating apps and finding out it wasn’t what he’d thought it was (despite what the TV ads claimed). After a number of disappointing matches and realizing that dating app was being used for hookups rather than dating, he deleted his account and removed the app from his phone. He has put aside ideas of dating for now and is instead focusing on farming and building up his bank account. He does not lack for companionship as he does have his dog. A plus to this is that she won’t cheat on him or spend his money.
Dating as many of us older folks remember it doesn’t exist any more. That is certainly working against our younger men and women. More’s the shame.
This is how it starts.
First, push for the quarantine of the unvaccinated, using the excuse of public health, i.e. “for the public good”.
Second, come up with another group you don’t like and push for quarantining them too, except rather than it being a “public health” issue, it will be a political issue and the quarantine will take place in prison camps and “re-education” camps. The other difference will be that most of those detainees won’t leave those camps, ever.
The horror of the gulags will have come to the New Soviet Union and the US will be nothing but a memory.
And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where sub-zero temps are leaving for now, the snow is on its way, and where Monday is a holiday this week.