If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
Another week of data, another update to the COVID-19 observations on data variability, backdating noise, and maybe - maybe - a little bit of very cautious optimism.
Saw a Least Chipmunk run along my back wall this morning. It was amazing. We are one of the few houses without outdoor pets, so we'll likely see the little critter again. Yay!
Wearing a flag (or even a flag-printed shirt/pants) is not patriotism, it's nationalism and jingoism. It's also disrespectful of the flag per the US Flag Code (4 US Code § 8). If you don't like being criticized for being disrespectful, you have it in your control to stop wearing flag clothing.
Verdict: Don't get again, but don't turn it down if there's no other dark beers in the cooler. There's nothing wrong with the beer (well, besides the label) but there's nothing particular to recommend it either.
Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J. K. Rowling
Gun-rights activists love to claim that they're members of the unorganized militia until you point out to them that the Constitution doesn't make any distinction between the organized and unorganized militia and that Article I, Section 8 explicitly grants Congress the right to organize, arm, and discipline the militia.