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Friday, Jul 31, 2020

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- Posted by Rich Miller        

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  1. - Swampy Corn - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:19 am:

    Sitting on a freshly re-freshed deck enjoying a cup of coffee. For when we can safely move around again, what are the best coffee shops in the state? Local roasting preferred.


  2. - Lynn S. - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:21 am:

    Good morning, everyone (banned punctuation).

    Hoping everyone has a great weekend, and “Eid Mubarak” to our Muslim friends and neighbors.


  3. - Jose Abreu's Next Homer - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:30 am:

    The Rona as inflected some of the STL Cardinals now. We’ll see what happens.


  4. - Candy Dogood - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:36 am:

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve saved so much money this year by going no where and cancelling everything. Hundreds on my hair alone.


  5. - fs - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:39 am:

    == I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve saved so much money this year by going no where and cancelling everything. Hundreds on my hair alone.==

    I wish I could say the same. Turns out, when I’m stuck at home I just find new, equally expensive hobbies that deliver everything I need to my front door or television screen.


  6. - Responsa - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:49 am:

    Saved a lot on fill ups at the gas pump for sure– since there was almost no need to go to a gas pump.


  7. - cermak_rd - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:51 am:

    Definitely saved on not going out to eat as often (we get carry out/delivery when we do) and on gasoline.

    My hobbies are cheap because I have already acquired the materials to do them. A clarinet and music books (I have purchased 1 book the entire time, largely because I have an entire catalog already). And a laptop to do language lessons on and watch shows and read in the languages.


  8. - Anyone Remember - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:52 am:

    Any ideas what the COVID-19 delayed athletic season will do to the smaller high schools where athletes play 2 or 3 sports?


  9. - Pundent - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:52 am:

    Cards-Brewers postponed. Marlins have lost a week Phillies about to do the same. How likely that we finish the season at this point? And what are the odds for the NFL in the face of all this?


  10. - SSL - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:52 am:

    Hoping the vaccines being developed are effective. It will impossible to get back to any sustained level of normal without one.


  11. - H-W - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 9:59 am:

    I have a question. Why are so many DeVore/Bailey v. Pritzker fans absolutely convinced that a Governor can only issue one, 30 day emergency declaration, and cannot issue subsequent declarations? This seems to be the heart of their arguments - 30 days, no more.

    The law of parsimony would clearly suggest the statutes do not rule out additional declarations. After all, a hurricane or a tornado could create conditions that require more than 30 days to resolve. If the Clinton power plant were to rupture and spill, 30 days would be insufficient to control the event. Similarly, a public health emergency does not watch the calendar and self-eradicated at 30 days.

    I do not understand the argument that a governor only gets one, 30-day declaration.


  12. - Jose Abreu's Next Homer - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 10:00 am:

    So Rizzo rags on MLB about being in the clubhouse during the rain delay, but what about these guys flying via airplane…isn’t that like the same thing?


  13. - Keyrock - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 10:08 am:

    Good Dumke story on the Barr temporary federal agent surge playbook. https://www.propublica.org/article/bill-barr-has-done-this-before/amp


  14. - Amalia - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 10:09 am:

    @Candy Dogood, save on the hair and facials, spend on “oh, it’s on deep sale, hit the internet button and send it to me.” stay healthy, everyone.


  15. - Cheryl44 - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 10:09 am:

    I hope the city has found all the Columbus statues

    https://abc7chicago.com/christopher-columbus-statue-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-controversial/6344572/


  16. - Pundent - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 10:16 am:

    Equally as important to the money we’ve saved by being at home, is the realization of what we had been spending on that we can now live without. I really don’t miss dining out, realize that I have more than enough clothes that I don’t need to go to a mall, and the hair trimmer I bought thinking it would only be necessary for a month or two has convinced me that I never need to pay someone to do this again.

    Now some folks will likely go right back to doing the same things after this is all said and done. But not everyone. And it’s enough to disrupt the economy and certain industries for a long time to come. This is also the consequence of not focusing on the virus as our first priority. We’re developing spending habits that may likely stay with us for a long time to come. For some that we’ll be a good thing. But it will also carry consequences for others with it particularly since our economy is heavily driven by consumer spending.


  17. - Illini law - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 10:19 am:

    Honeybear, where are you? Has anyone heard anything from Honeybear? Haven’t seen her post for quite awhile.


  18. - Trapped in the ‘burbs - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 10:56 am:

    Mark Curran has reminded us of the saying that campaigns don’t build character, they expose it.


  19. - Friendly Bob Adams - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 10:59 am:

    Baseball will not finish the season as planned. It’s only been a week but already it’s falling apart.


  20. - Huh? - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 11:09 am:

    Illini- I miss HB as well. CapFax needs its chaplain.


  21. - cermak_rd - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 11:19 am:

    The one thing I did spend money on was a Traeger wood pellet grill. That thing is awesome and definitely keeping me out of restaurants. Of course will I be so eager to hang out by it for hours when we trade summer heat for winter chill…not sure, maybe I can just put a mask on and sit closer to it for warmth.


  22. - RNUG - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 11:41 am:

    I’ve saved money on not eating out / take out as much, but that is about it. Still take long drives, often at night, so still racking up miles and gas, just maybe not as much gas since not driving the classic cars as much.

    But I’ve been spending a whole lot on refreshing a house that will go on the market soon; have to write a big check later today for the new roof.


  23. - Highland Il - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 12:07 pm:

    Covid-19 cases starting to go up exponentially in our zip code. Unfortunately I’m not hearing or seeing any public officials sounding the warning.


  24. - HeraC - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 1:06 pm:

    Saved on gasoline, nails, hair, dry cleaning, new clothes, and (big one) impulse Costco buys.

    Splurged on a new smart faucet when the cartridge started leaking on my old one. Entertaining myself with silly voice presets: Alexa, fill the: dog’s bowl…coffee carafe…pasta pot.

    Re: MLB, I’m expecting Cubs to COVID-report next. Thank you, Brewers.


  25. - Chatham Resident - Friday, Jul 31, 20 @ 2:17 pm:

    Interesting article from June that speculates whether COVID-19 is actually affecting the weather. It uses the early summer heat wave in the Arctic Circle as an example.

    With it July 31 and already on the 9th tropical storm or hurricane of the year (Isaias), plus this month’s heat in much of the state, I am actually wondering if COVID-19 and subsequent reductions of carbon emissions during the lockdowns is affecting our weather. Both in good and bad ways, depending on how you look at it:

    https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/climate-conundrum-could-covid-19-be-linked-to-early-arctic-ice-melt/


  26. - LindaHesTe - Thursday, Aug 6, 20 @ 6:01 pm:

    tw you can see this there https://antivirusmonster.com/


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