Archive for February 28th, 2021

February 28th, 2021 - 9:49 pm § in Misc.

How’s South Dakota’s laissez-faire handling of Covid-19 working out?

Poorly. Bloomberg called it “a failed experiment in herd immunity.” Over 40% of the state’s residents got infected. (Read article here.) South Dakota has the 8th highest mortality rate among the 50 states. (Hawai and Vermont have the lowest; Washington is 7th lowest. See article he[...]

February 28th, 2021 - 9:15 pm § in Misc.

Golden Globe winners

This was Golden Globes night, in case you didn’t notice, and here’s what won: Best Movie, Drama: “Nomadland” Best Movie, Comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Best TV Drama Series: “The Crown” Best TV Comedy Series: “Schitt’s Creek” Be[...]

February 28th, 2021 - 8:53 pm § in Misc.

Apartment to let

Until I read about it in today’s Seattle Times, I didn’t know that peaked roof on top of Seattle’s Smith Tower houses a 1-bedroom apartment. It was remodeled in the 1990s and leased for 20 years to Seattle venture capitalist Petra Franklin (who doesn’t have a biography I can [...]

February 28th, 2021 - 11:26 am § in Politics

Why Republicans say “Democrat” instead of “Democratic”

It’s deliberate incivility. “Amid bipartisan calls to dial back extreme partisanship following the insurrection, the intentional misuse of ‘Democrat’ as an adjective remains in nearly universal use among Republicans,” Huffington Post says. (Read article here.) But, R[...]

February 28th, 2021 - 12:35 am § in Misc.