Thursday, April 29, 2021

Crazy Times Scrapbook, March 2021

 It's been a year! What a crazy and unexpected year that it's been! At the one-year mark, I think we're definitely in better shape COVID-wise (unless you live in India πŸ˜”), but the crazy times continue and I think there's still a lot to be concerned about. So, time for another post in which I probably alienate at least half of the people who read this blog. πŸ˜„πŸ˜˜ I love you all! (The feeling's mutual, right? RIGHT?! 😁)

After a long winter, things were starting to look up.


A 1.8% positivity rate in MA is good good good.

I really like the South Dakota governor. She's smart. 

Two good letters (or more likely e-mails) with good points about Trump and the election

The vaccine

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses an abortion-derived cell line. Good for these Catholic bishops for calling that out. I'm not going to get a Covid vaccine but if I did, I wouldn't get the J&J for this reason and because of the rare but relevant blood clot issue.

Such good points here. Read it!

Is this really happening in America?

My travel days better not be over! It would be an outrageous injustice if they were.

I took this government Covid survey. I probably shouldn't have. I may have put a big bulls-eye on myself. 😳

Reassuring words from Jen Psaki. I hope they're true.

A "New Normal Society"

I'm just saying, conspiracy theories sometimes turn out to be conspiracy facts.
End of vaccine section (yay!) 

I love the title of this op-ed πŸ˜†

Makes me feel like I'm back in an International Relations class at Penn. In another life or if my life had taken a different turn, I was interested in going into diplomacy work.

I think one of our next big problems is going to be drought and famine conditions right here in the U.S. That's going to have a huge impact on food availability and prices. Get prepared now, just in case.

Ya think? πŸ™„

This is such good news. Thank you, Arkansas.

Now on to a state that I don't have fond feelings for. I have a long history of being prejudiced against California. I think it's a terrible place to live (even though my dad is from there and my ancestors helped settle places like San Bernardino, and I know CA has its pretty spots and good things, but overall I think it's a hellhole). Anyway, my opinions were validated by this... 

"Most Americans know by now that 99.997 percent of healthy Americans below the age of 65 survive Covid-19 if contracted." Followed by several other good points.

"The Covid pandemic has seen the greatest loss of American liberty outside wartime."

This picture cracks me up. I'm glad that Rand Paul challenges Fauci and a bunch of the other over-reactions that are going on.

I truly do hope that this is a good thing. It seems to be going well now. Time will tell.

"The best approach would have been to isolate the elderly and infirm as has been done through history. This social experiment imposed on us has been an abject failure and must not be permitted to be repeated."

Good news!

No Royal Caribbean for me anymore, at least not until they reverse this policy 😒

Another negative effect of Covid: fewer children are being born.

Not a baby boom but a real estate boom.


End of the crazy times. (I wish!)