Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 12/29/21

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.

Economy:

2021 was a turning point for retailers, with store openings outpacing store closures

Major retailers announced 5,083 store openings compared to 5,079 store closures in 2021, after nearly two years of stay-at-home orders, social distancing measures and the rise of online shopping.

Elections:

The 10 Republicans most likely to run for president:

  • Donald Trump
  • Ron DeSantis
  • Mike Pence
  • Chris Christie
  • Nikki Haley
  • Ted Cruz
  • Mike Pompeo
  • Kristi Noem
  • Tom Cotton
  • Larry Hogan

Spoiler Alert: They all suck except for maybe one.

COVID-19/Covidiots:

Should’ve Gotten the Vaccine:

Front-line physicians describe how vaccination affects patients in latest Covid wave

“I’m not seeing people who have got two doses and a booster and are coming in profoundly short of breath. It’s just not happening,” one doctor said.

“The general trend that I’m seeing is, if you’re boosted and you get Covid, you really just at worst end up with bad cold symptoms. It’s not like before where you were coughing, couldn’t say sentences and were short of breath,” said Dr. Matthew Bai, an emergency medicine physician at Mount Sinai Queens in New York City. 

Should’ve Listened to Dr. Fauci Instead of Some Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:

How To Trigger an Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt: Keyword-ISOLATE, not run around wearing a mask. Let the wrongful death suits begin.

Who is Stephanie Denaro?

American Taliban/MAGAts/Wing Nuts/GUNZ:

January 6 Updates:

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Proud Boys leaders over Jan. 6 riot

Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl and Charles Donohoe were indicted in March on charges including conspiracy and obstructing an official proceeding.

State News:

Other News:

UPS driver kidnapped, packages stolen in brazen Atlanta heist

The 18-wheel operator was terrorized for nearly six hours in highly organized attack.

North Carolina police officer accused of shooting his 15-year-old son in the head

The teen was taken to a hospital with a life-threatening injury. The shooting appears to be an accident, officials said.

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