There's a really nasty winter storm that they're calling Winter Storm Olive that's going to hit all of South Dakota Tuesday through Thursday night, especially NE South Dakota where I live. This is what the Nationa Weather Service out of Aberdeen says for our area...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
* WHAT.. .Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 19 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.
Blizzard conditions possible. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero.
* WHERE... Portions of west central Minnesota and northeast South Dakota.
* WHEN... From Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night. A second period from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.
* IMPACTS... ravel could be very difficult to impossible Tuesday evening through early Thursday morning. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes this week. The dangerously cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... The first round of snow could occur Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night, with 4 to 7 inches of snow possible. After a break in significant falling snow from late Tuesday night through mid-day Wednesday, a second round of snow could occur from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning, with 8 to 12 inches of snow possible. Blizzard conditions could be possible from Tuesday evening through early Thursday morning.
This is what Keloland Weather says out of Sioux Falls, SD... https://www.keloland.com/weatheforecast/disruptive-midweek-winter-storm-likely-storm-center-pm-update-sunday-february-19/
"Do you think the sea level would lower, if we just took all the boats out of the water?" - Scott Pio, a GOP Virginia state House candidate who’s just asking questions
Here We Go A Glenn The Virginia gubernatorial election is way too close for comfort, but it hasn’t yet sparked the kind of mass Democratic panic and flurry of organizing that we saw in the California recall election last month.
Consider this a friendly invitation to commence your productive freakout.
So what’s at stake here?
- Recent polls show Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Glenn Youngkin by just a few points, with a couple of flashing warning signs: Youngkin is leading among the independent voters he needs to win, and his supporters appear to be more enthusiastic about voting for him. President Biden won Virginia by 10 points in 2020, and if McAuliffe can turn out those voters, he’s golden—but he’ll have to do so while Biden’s approval rating is inconveniently underwater (or right at the water line, depending on the poll).
- Given Donald Trump’s proven toxicity among Virginia swing voters, McAuliffe has sought to boost his turnout by painting Youngkin as a far-right Trump stand-in, a strategy that worked out pretty well for Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA). Helpfully, Youngkin is an idiot who keeps letting his Bland Normal Conservative mask slip, opening the door to great ads like this one from the Lincoln Project (credit where it’s due) about his appearance on Sebastian Gorka’s radio show.
- Youngkin, for his part, has tried to publicly steer clear of extreme MAGA conspiracy theories, instead centering his campaign around bread-and-butter Republican priorities like
the economy the made-up war against critical race theory. At the same time, he’s repeatedly signaled to Virginia’s Trump supporters that as soon as he wins the election, he’s all theirs. At a recent rally, Youngkin himself made no reference to Trump’s election-fraud lies, but GOP state Sen. Amanda Chase threw the crowd some red meat moments before he spoke: “I know what the Democrats are trying to do. If things happen again like this past year, they will be caught.”
There are just three weeks left until voting concludes in the Virginia gubernatorial race, and it’s too tight to hang out on the sidelines.
- For Virginians, a whole lot! McAuliffe’s defeat would mean the loss of Democrats’ trifecta in the state, and bring the Virginia GOP closer to passing new voter-suppression laws, banning abortion, sabotaging the pandemic recovery, and abandoning the state’s clean-energy plan, among other neat projects. For the rest of us, also a whole lot! The themes at the core of Virginia’s statewide races (vaccines, schools, the unshakeable ghost of Donald Trump) will also be central to the 2022 midterm elections. If those issues don’t send McAuliffe to the governor’s mansion, the Democratic Party has a serious problem.
- Speaking of the midterms, you’ll want to keep an eye on Virginia’s redistricting process, too. In 2020, Virginia voters approved a bipartisan redistricting commission that has so far failed to come to any agreement, meaning that it will likely turn over map-drawing duties to the conservative Virginia Supreme Court. Democrats hold seven seats on the state’s current map, while Republicans hold four. Depending on how gerrymander-y the state Supreme Court happens to feel, that distribution could shift dramatically next year.
Text everyone you know in Virginia today to make sure they’re voting, and if you’ve got more GOTV in you, step right this way: https://votesaveamerica.com/virginia
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Under The Radar Social Security payments will increase by nearly six percent next year, the biggest annual cost-of-living adjustment since 1982. (In 2021, the increase was just 1.3 percent.)
Seniors and other beneficiaries will have inflation to thank: The increase is based on an inflation measure similar to the Labor Department’s consumer-price index, which surged 5.4 percent in September from the year before. Starting in January, the average monthly Social Security payments for retired workers will rise from $1,565 to $1,657, according to the Social Security Administration. Workers with disabilities will see an average increase from $1,282 to $1,358. Whether that increase makes a substantial difference for retirees will mostly depend on whether inflation eases next year, as Fed officials say they expect it to. Assuming they’re right, inflation...welcome to the resistance.
What Else? House Democrats passed the short-term debt-limit increase in a party-line vote on Tuesday (after Republicans first tried to adjourn, so that the economy could explode),
successfully averting an immediate crisis, but by kicking the can just a bit down the road. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) reiterated a threat from other members of the January 6 committee to hold subpoenaed witnesses in criminal contempt of Congress if they don’t show up for their depositions.
The committee issued a new subpoena
on Wednesday to former Justice Department official/coup cheerleader Jeffrey Clark. The U.S. will allow vaccinated travelers to cross the Mexican and Canadian land borders starting next month. American and Southwest Airlines said they wouldn’t comply with an order from Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) seeking to ban private-sector vaccine mandates,
which conflicts with President Biden’s executive order requiring them. The FDA has issued new guidance designed to make Americans eat less salt, because the sodium in processed foods is “giving all of us heart disease,”
if you believe the “scientists” in the pocket of Big Bland. The archbishop for the military declared that Catholic troops can refuse to get a coronavirus vaccine regardless of whether it derived from fetal tissue,
based on vibes alone. IATSE, the union representing film and TV production workers, announced that it will strike on Monday if it hasn’t reached a satisfying agreement with the studios. South Dakota’s Republican Senate Majority Leader Gary Cammack was arrested last year but nobody knows why. A Mississippi auditor said former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has yet to repay nearly $1 million to a fund for needy families for speeches he never gave.
Favre will face a lawsuit if he doesn’t fork it over within 30 days. William Shatner, age 90, became the oldest person to fly to the edge of space and had a wonderful time:
“In an instant you go, `Whoa, that’s death.′ That’s what I saw.”
Be Smarter President Biden announced new measures on Wednesday to get a handle on inflation and prevent a dreaded How The Supply Chain Stole Christmas scenario.
The White House has finalized a deal to keep the Port of Los Angeles operational for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the hopes of reducing the logjam of container ships waiting to dock and easing shortages of the products they’re carrying. The Long Beach port has also been running 24 hours a day for the last few weeks; those two ports account for 40 percent of all shipping containers entering the U.S. Walmart, FedEX, and UPS have also committed to working during off-peak hours to address the backlog. Biden noted that setting ports to 1.5x speed alone won’t solve the problem: The country needs more truck drivers, and better infrastructure to make the supply chain resilient against pandemics and extreme weather.
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Light At The End Of The Email The Biden administration has moved to end mass ICE raids at worksites that employ undocumented workers. Vaccine mandates work, city employee edition. The new perennial grain Kernza could transform farming to help fight climate change. Dozens of volunteers were able to rescue an enormous leatherback sea turtle who got stranded on Cape Cod.
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