I went out last night. First time in several months.
Oh, what a time it was!
Broke my quarantine. For a good reason. My good friends the Reardons rented a house for January and February. I finally capitulated and agreed to go out.
The Reardons hail from Skaneateles, New York. A few miles outside of Syracuse. A very affluent community.
The Reardons owned a restaurant for many years in Skaneateles. Sold it 2 years ago. Deservedly enjoying life more now.
I had one condition. We had to dine outside. They are aware how fanatical I have been about COVID.
I was able to get a last minute reservation at The Reach. Its new restaurant. Probably 2 years old.
Turned out to be an excellent choice. We were able to get a table on the porch. Interestingly whereas in past days when I had dinner there, only a portion of the porch was used for dining. Now, the entire porch. Business obviously booming. The place was packed.
The food the best. Quality wise and price wise. No different than any other top restaurant in Key West. Dinner prices astronomical. In the $50 range. Cheaper than some. Yet still on the high end.
I was the host. Thrilled to pay the bill. Self quarantining, I spend no money. I frequent neither bars nor restaurants. The bank account builds.
I enjoyed fish ‘n chips. A huge yellowtail deep fried. Everything but the head. Outstanding!
Even snuck in a drink. One over a 4 hour period and did not finish it.
The company was as good as the meal, if not better. I enjoyed being with the Reardons again.
There are those who are suicide prone. Drink the kool-aide. I refer to the Republican Party. They continue signing their own death warrant.
It is like the Party wants to die.
It added another nail to the coffin yesterday. The Republican Party voted to censure Liz Cheney and Alan Kinzinger. Two Republicans who were not afraid to call January 6 for what it was and recognize Trump’s involvement.
The two are the only Republicans sitting on the January 6 Committee. None others wanted to participate on the side of democracy, truth and justice.
The Party announced that by the vote it will “cease all support” of the two anti-Trump lawmakers.
I am confident the censure bothered neither Cheney nor Kinzinger. It represents their badge of courage.
The public is aware Trump is under scrutiny by authorities in New York, Atlanta, and Washington,D.C. He may have to deal with indictments.
Trump has to have a concern. He reflected such at his January 29 rally in Texas. Trump called on his supporters to stage mass protests against law enforcement officials in New York, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. who are examining whether he broke the law,
Trump described the prosecutors involved as “radical, vicious and racists.”
Authorities in the cities mentioned are taking Trump at his word and preparing for such protests. They are preparing for violence and chaos.
The job numbers for January were better than expected. Four percent.
I find it difficult to understand why so many knock Biden claiming he is doing a lousy job. He has not delivered on all his promises yet. However, his record thus far is outstanding. Note also he has only been President one year. He still has three more years to add to his successes.
People should stop listening to far right Republican lies.
Super Bowl is big money in many respects. One is the cost of advertising during the show. Some 30 second ads will cost as much as $7 million.
The U.S. has crossed 900,000 COVID deaths.
Syracuse plays Louisville at 2 this afternoon. The game will be carried on ESPN2. I look forward to watching it. No predictions. I have given up. I am a fan who merely “hopes.”
Enjoy your day!