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A Great Day Politically

Yesterday was a great day politically. The Michigan Board of Elections voted to affirm Biden as their presidential representative. Biden announced some great cabinet picks, and the world is moving on. What is scary is that if the election was closer and the candidate who raised opposition was more skilled than Trump, we would be in deep shit. The electoral college has to go, it is a relic that has outlasted its’ usefulness. Think how different the world would be if Gore and Hillary would have been President. Written by Paul Dribin

St. Louis County Named One of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Counties in America for Thanksgiving | News Blog

Kinsa, the public health tracking company, has a new website where you can enter your zip code and find out the current score for your…
— Read on www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/11/23/st-louis-county-named-one-of-the-top-10-most-dangerous-counties-in-america-for-thanksgiving

This is bad news

Webster Groves Hires New City Manager

The City of Webster Groves, my home town has selected Marie Peeples as City Manager. She is a African American woman which is a first for Webster. Good news.

Good Editorial in the Post Dispatch on the Relationship Between Crime and Vacancies in City

www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial-black-exodus-is-fueling-the-population-decline-in-st-louis/article_be5ae688-1e84-5dd1-80d0-559a290154a1.html

This editorial has correctly pointed out something I have been saying for years, that crime is the biggest cause of population loss in the city. The black population of St. Louis County has increased from about 5% in 1975 to 23% now. Almost all those black residents have come from the city and are working, sending their kids to school etc. Many political leaders in St. Louis dance around this issue. Written by Paul Dribin

St. Louis Area Shows Higher Covid Outbreak in Counties that Do Not Have Mask Ordinances

www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/coronavirus/where-masks-arent-mandatory-in-st-louis-region-virus-cases-boom/article_a9c1940d-727e-50d5-b8bf-1b99f0d9ac42.html

This is a no brainer. I am appalled by the lack of leadership of our county officials. Written by Paul Dribin

Help for Coronavirus Affected People will End

Secretary Secretary Steve Manuchin has announced that he will not request an extension of coronavirus funds intended to help small businesses and individuals. These funds by statute run out the end of this year and will be returned to the treasury. The failure to extend will deepen the recession and hurt small businesses. It is again an example of the Trump administration’s scorched earth policy. Written by Paul Dribin

Coup in the US

What Donald Trump and his minions are supporting by trying to overturn the election results is nothing short of a coup. Attempting to undo an election that is not even close is nothing short of treason. I am scared for our country; concerned that even if Trump is unsuccessful, more people may try to do the same thing. Nothing in American history compares to this. Written by Paul Dribin

St Louis Mayor to Not Run For Another Term

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has announced she will not run for another term as mayor. This is somewhat of a surprise to me, but maybe she saw the handwriting on the wall. Tashura Jones, Cara Spencer and Lewis Reed are three strong candidates. Krewson never struck me as someone with much leadership ability and she embarrassed herself by naming people who had been arrested in demonstrations. She is a nice lady and was a good alderman but lacked the skills to be mayor. Written by Paul Dribin

Post Dispatch Editorial About the Need for Governor Parsons to Invoke Mask Ordinance Statewide

www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-pleas-from-doctors-hospitals-have-fallen-on-gov-parsons-deaf-ears/article_df0a850d-d48f-5e03-9117-fc14e4f8b1a6.html

Parson has turned out to be a real turkey.

Tiny Homes

The City of St. Louis is building a number of Tiny homes in the downtown west area for homeless people. These homes are just a few hundred square feet and provide basic amenities. I do not think such a program is a good idea. Research and practice show that permanent supportive housing works best to eliminate homelessness. Furthermore,concentrating a number of homeless people together is not a good idea. Many homeless people do not want to remain in housing. Written by Paul Dribin

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