Good 12/22/2021 blog readers. We are already making plans for next year's post on 12/22/2022. You know how we love numbers.
Here are some random thoughts as we approach the end of the year.
Have you parked at MIA recently and then tried to leave with the parking ticket? Every single credit card machine doesn't work. Try getting an attendant at 2 am to take your payment and let you out. For a world class tourist destination, this is a disgrace.
The REGJB has been mostly shut down for close to two years. Do you think they can fix the damn escalators?
We espied some cushions for benches in one courtroom. Is that going to be a "thing" now?
If we were President we would issue an executive order for vaccine passports. Want to fly, eat out, go watch the Dolphins? Get vaccinated and show proof. Don't like it? Impeach me. Lincoln unconstitutionally suspended habeas corpus to save the Union. We would just be saving the world.
Ditto if we were a (lord forbid) a Judge. Want to enter our courtroom? Wear a mask and show a vaccine card. Don't like it? File a JQC complaint. We are not going to let some 20-something prosecutor who isn't wearing a mask and feels invincible because defense attorneys roll over every time they say "victim wants max" infect our staff. Grow up and put on a mask. Although since the latest count is over 30! ASAs down with covid, there soon might not be anyone in court to yell at.
The Dolphins have a great coach. Brian Flores should be kept around for a long time, ala Mike Tomlin.
Culture is under assault when the American Public is only interested in seeing Marvel Comic movies. When we were in London before Covid (sigh) and walked out at the end of Hamlet, we eavesdropped on several teenagers hotly debating the staging of the play versus other versions they had seen. There is a better chance of us winning the lottery two weeks in a row than overhearing such a conversation in Miami. For those of you in Miami, Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare. If you want to know more, email us.
It is time to bring back federal air marshals and have them enforce mask mandates on flights. Flight attendants are not equipped to enforce the law against morons who are attacking them at alarming rates.
NYPD just passed a rule requiring them to wear masks while on the job even if fully vaccinated and boosted. It took this long? Really?
POTUS 45 got booed when he said he was boosted at a rally in Texas the other day. Gotta love that. The old "do as I say, not as I do." The problem for him is that all his supporters are going to die of Covid. And if you think that is hyperbole, new medical studies show higher rates of death in solid Republican areas of the country. Which just goes to show that nature is not political.
And finally, we can do without those "Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays" emails. See our post for Thanksgiving. And yet some of the very people reading this blog cannot help themselves and are clogging all our inboxes with insipid holiday emails. Just stop it.
Covid update: Omicron is not less severe in the illness it causes, if you are unvaccinated. It is spreading so fast it may burn itself out and we will still be left with Delta.
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