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What if the Build Back Better Act were renamed the Make America Great Again Act?

For that matter, the Democrats could say that we have a forthcoming vote on the Make America Great Again Debt Ceiling!

Would the repubs get tied up in knots lest their constituents think they're voting against MAGA?

Just a thought...

Considering there are many months, and even months in a row, that we have no rainfall at all,

in parts of Arizona and the desert Southwest, the statement in the article, "Some locations could see a month’s worth of rainfall in hours" is pretty meaningless.
But, that said, this month's rainfall at our home in Tucson has already exceeded last year's total rainfall of about 4 inches by far.

Why aren't infection rates reported as "daily new cases per 100K unvaccinated"?

instead of "daily new cases per 100K", which is grouping both the vaccinated AND unvaccinated.

I know there are breakthrough infections, and not to minimize the situations of those to whom that happens, but they're a very small fraction of all infections. If you ignore those, you can calculate the percent unvaccinated (1 - percent vaccinated)), then find the daily new cases per 100K unvaccinated by dividing the daily new cases per 100K by the percent unvaccinated.

Using today's numbers from the covidactnow.org page, the ten worst states for daily new cases per 100K unvaccinated are:

Florida 68.6
Missouri 60.9
Arkansas 60.2
Nevada 48.5
Louisiana 43.0
Utah 33.3
Kansas 28.6
Alaska 28.2
Arizona 27.9
Alabama 27.6

Isn't this a whole lot more meaningful?

Most all of this crap could be done away with if the US treated bathrooms the way they do in France

and perhaps other places, for all I know. One communal room for men and women with sinks and towels or hand driers, individual stalls with lockable doors around the perimeter of the room for toilets, and branching off from the communal room is a side room, out of view of the main room, with urinals for those equipped with male plumbing. The stall doors reach down almost to floor level, and the walls between stalls touch the floor. Problem solved (I think--correct me if I'm missing something).

Use the word "gaetzeist" in a sentence or phrase.

I posted about my new made-up word late last night, as a response to a response in a post by Beetwasher (https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215294303).
But because it likely didn't get viewed much, I thought I'd post here, and challenge people to come up with good uses for it.

"Gaetzeist" is modeled after the German "zeitgeist."

My suggestion: "The Republican party's current gaetzeist of embracing putrefacatious acolytes."

Try your own hand at it! Celebrate the schauenfreude!

We could even tweet about it! #gaetzeist

Invent a new word? How about "gaetzeist," as a takeoff on "zeitgeist"?

used in a phrase, "The Republican party's current gaetzeist of embracing putrefacatious acolytes."

Is there nothing in our legal system that would allow us to prosecute the orange pistule

on charges of having caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people?

For the rest of my life I will count drumpf among history's most egregious mass murderers.

What a wonderful and selfless thing to do.

I agree with the advice from FuzzyRabbit and calimary. It could also well be that your husband feels a bit adrift with his societally-impressed role as male provider and protector having been blunted; I don't know. But the two of you can work together to continue to be safe, and love each other, and perhaps even find some new things to do to enjoy and celebrate the beauty of winter (videos of alpine skiing through fresh powder?, photos of freezing soap-water bubbles showing the intricate crystalline patterns of icy dendrites?) and the coming spring. (Purchase some bulbs to grow into blooms? I'm enjoying four blossoming orchids right now that I've carefully tended for a year and more since their last blossoming.) Our wonderful new and oh so capable president has brought fresh hope to the country with his vaccine push, and I think that you'll find an appointment for yourself very soon.

What mysteries of the past four years would you like to see solved?

What mysteries of the past four years of hell on wheels would you like to see solved? Not necessarily the most important ones, the most damning, the most ostentatious, the most egregious, but instead, the ones that have nagged away at your subconscious for the past four years?

For myself, I'll suggest three, though if I thought for more than a moment, I could easily go on.

1) What was the information being shared between the Trump Tower server and Alfa Bank?
See https://www.justsecurity.org/72262/the-trump-alfa-bank-server-mystery-resurfaces/

2) Did the infamous rumored "Pee-Pee tape" of the Steele Dossier actually refer to "PedoPhile" as has been suggested?

3) Who was the Melania double? Who decided when to use the Melania double, and why? Was the poor woman ever paid? How many in the White House knew exactly what was going on with her? Who coached her, handled her wardrobe, spirited her to and from drumpf's presence when she wasn't working?

Classic MAGAt 1984 doublethink.

These MAGATs brains are like Schrodinger's cat if it were to have escaped from its box but had managed to maintain its uncollapsed quantum state of being simultaneously alive and dead.
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