For March 10, 2021
Skip delivers a poem for the moment (Arnie: I did not watch the Oprah interview....am I the only one?)
The British tabloids are in a bad tizzy,
They call Oprah’s show just a big hissy.
To them race doesn’t matter,
Put their heads on a platter!
Who will they milk if the last monarch is Lizzy?
part one: a conversation with author, activist and pundit Glenn Smith Houston Chronicle, TX
Editorial: Gov. Abbott's deadly pattern of failed leadership https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Gov-Abbott-s-deadly-pattern-of-16001845.php
Editorial: Holding off on the vaccine just got more dangerous in Texas It’s never been more important to get vaccinated in Texas, a state where only around 15 percent of the population has received at least one dose, lagging behind the national average, but where pandemic protections such as the statewide mask mandate and social distancing rules are being tossed out on Wednesday.
We discuss why the Democrats failed to turn Texas blue in the last election. In Texas, television is more effective. While people do agree with print media, more pay attention to TV. It is important that Democrats need to take credit for their accomplishments, despite Republicans trying to own them. For example, the Texas freeze was the responsibility of the Republican control of Texas for decades. When Biden offered vaccine help, Abbot refused. This should be emphasized during all campaigns.
part two: a conversation with reporter Ella Nilsen at Vox
By Ella Nilsen Mar 2, 2021, https://www.vox.com/22277056/biden-czar-gina-mccarthy-interview-climate-change
Natural disasters are happening, and increasing in numbers and frequency. It is time to take a proactive role, and include more people and agencies in the fight to mitigate this. It's important to note that for every $1 spent by government on infrastructure inspires $6-$7 spent by private industry.
This could grow more jobs, especially for people who are expert in the energy sector. We suggest a conscription scheme for young people, to allow them to participate in mitigating climate change effects. Knowing the about 800+ personnel left the EPA during the last administration, there is considerable leeway for hiring managers, and others.