Darlings! Yesterday, a fat lil rodent in Pennsylvania saw its shadow and cursed us with another six weeks of winter. Also, my mother would like to remind you that in 2014, Bill DeBlasio dropped a groundhog, that groundhog died, and there was a coverup.
TO THE INTERNET.
COVID took Captain Sir Thomas Moore, and I am very angry at 2021. (The Guardian)
Obviously, we’re huge fans of Alex Wilhelm at this here Missive. But we’re especially huge fans of his when he captures an unease with how a bunch of “regular folks” will be stuck with losses once this GameStop/AMC trading frenzy normalizes. Billionaires will be fine, but as Alex so eloquently says, “This is how these things go. Gravity is real, and no matter how many times you shout stonks in the mirror, crying, while clutching your smartphone, it’s hard to keep a bag of shit in the air forever.” (TechCrunch)
Over in Mountain View, Google to spend $3.8 million to settle accusations of hiring, pay biases. This includes “$2.6 million in back pay, to settle allegations that it underpaid women and unfairly passed over women and Asians for job openings”. (Reuters)
Dolly Parton is a national treasure who needs to be protected at all costs (“Dolly Parton turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice”) and I think it would be delicious if she accepted the Medal from Biden. (Today)
Hrmmmm: “Lawmakers from both parties are pushing back against companies that have suspended campaign donations, saying the freeze is unfairly punishing everyone and could undermine corporate interests in Washington.” (The Wall Street Journal)
Trump may have lost his legal team over fees because he didn’t want to pay them what they asked for. (Axios)
That’s it, that’s all! Be kind to each other, and wear your masks, please.