March 25, 2021

Easter Egg Hunts in Thurston County begin this weekend!

Thurston County Easter Egg hunt
Have Kiah make and deliver Easter baskets right to your door this year.
Credit: Kiah Marie, Thurston Talk

“2021 Easter Egg Hunts in Olympia and Throughout Thurston”

Read more about all Thurston County Easter Egg Hunts from Thurston Talk.

Yelm’s Eagles Easter Bunny Drive Thru is the following weekend

April 3: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
11609 Koeppen Road SE, Yelm

This free event being put on by the Yelm Eagles will make doing Easter easy this year. Head to their contactless drive through and the Easter Bunny will personally give your child their very own Easter goody bag.

Read more about other Thurston County Easter Egg Hunts from Thurston Talk.


March 25, 2021

* 100,000 Thurston vaccinations as of this week,
* Forecast for worsening drought in U. S. west,
* Masks and gloves are saving lives — and causing pollution!

Closeup of a long row of vials with COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine.
Closeup of a long row of vials with COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine.
Credit: guenterguni via JOLT News

*** SELECT NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

+ JOLT News: One hundred thousand vaccinations in Thurston County as of this week

+ Associated Press: Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of US [Ed. note: WA. wildfire season officially begins April 15, as specified by state law.]

+ The Seattle Times: Washington Insurance Commissioner Puts Temporary Ban on Credit Scoring for Personal Property

+ Associated Press: Masks and gloves are saving lives — and causing pollution

*** SELECT TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

Truthout: Trump Team, Including Giuliani, May Face “False Statement” Charges in Georgia

NBC News: Capitol rioters’ Trump donations show how much they bought into his election fraud lie

The Daily Kos: The Trump administration hid lots of shady dealings. Some of them are just now coming to light

Truthout: Sidney Powell’s Legal Defense Exposes the Rot at the Core of Trumpism

MSN: The Trump family’s secret $49m Florida home is up for sale


March 24, 2021

* DePinto lauded for Assn. of WA. Cities achievements,
* Council said farewell to Councilor Stillwell,
* Yelm Council seeks applicants for Pos. 4.

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Councilor Joe DePinto.
Credit: City of Yelm
  1. Assn. of WA. Cities (AWC) recognized DePinto to council

Councilor Joe DePinto was lauded by the Assn. of WA. Cities (AWC) last night to the Yelm City Council, for his achieving AWC’s Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership (2021). He previously achieved the Certificate of Municipal Leadership (2020), and is the only Yelm councilor to have achieved both. Read more

2. Council said farewell to Tad Stillwell at his last meeting as councilor

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Yelm Council Member Tad Stillwell leaves council March 31st
Credit: City of Yelm

3. City Council authorized accepting applications for Stillwell’s council seat


March 24, 2021

* Where eligible residents can get a COVID-19 vaccine this week,
* Regal Cinemas reopens in April as new releases ramp up,
* CA. condors set to fly here for the first time in 100 years!

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California Condor to be released in Pacific Northwest.
Credit: Chris West, Yurok Tribe/National Park Service

*** SELECT NEWS OF REGIONAL INTEREST TUESDAY ***

+ The Olympian: Here’s where eligible residents can get a COVID-19 vaccine this week 

+ The Olympian: 5 takeaways from the high school football season in Thurston County – Yelm should stay solid after first undefeated season in 82 years

+ McClatchey News: Pot sales booming in Washington during COVID pandemic, report shows

+ Business Insider: Regal Cinemas will reopen in April as new releases ramp up. Here’s how the company grew to be the second-largest theater chain in the country.

+ McClatchey News: California condors will fly in the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 100 years

+ The Olympian: 2 cases of South Africa’s coronavirus variant have been identified in Thurston County – variant is likely more transmissible and current vaccines may be slightly less effective against it.

+ McClatchey News: High blood sugar may worsen outcomes for hospitalized COVID patients, study finds

+ Politico: Biden under fire for border wall cash freeze

+ Forbes: Covid Spiking In Over A Dozen States—Most With High Vaccination Rates

*** SELECT TRUMP NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***

The Hill: Trump hotels dropped as preferred partner by luxury travel agency

CNBC: Pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell says ‘no reasonable person’ believes election claims were ‘statements of fact’

Washington Examiner: Re-leash the Kraken: Trump’s outlandish lawyer shows monstrous ethics

The Washington Post: Trump officials hindered at least nine key oversight probes, watchdogs said. Some may finally be released in coming months.

The Daily Kos: No one but Trump wants Trump to run in 2024

The Washington Post: Thanks to Trump-era covid relief bill, a UFO report may soon be public — and it’ll be big, ex-official says


March 23, 2021

Red Cross Giving Day is tomorrow, March 24th!

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Credit: American Red Cross

The American Red Cross 7th Annual Giving Day, March 24th!

Three reasons to mark this date: March 24

“The next hurricane, wildfire, storm, or home fire might not happen to you — but it will happen to someone. Disasters can strike anywhere at any time, displacing thousands of people and destroying homes every year. Over the past year, we’ve been there for these families, thanks to friends like you.

For this year’s Red Cross Giving Day, it’s our mission to be ready. Our goal is to unite 30,000 supporters to help people affected by disasters and ensure these families don’t face these crises alone.

Click here to donate.


March 23, 2021

* How will Thurston spend $56 million in COVID-19 relief funds?
* Hugs, at last: Nursing homes ease visitors rules,
* Trump may be found criminally “culpable” for the Capitol riot!

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KeyBank Invests Over $330M in South Puget Sound Communities.
Credit: South Sound Business

*** SELECT REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

+ South Sound Business: KeyBank Invests Over $330M in South Puget Sound Communities

+ The Olympian: How will Thurston spend $56 million in COVID-19 relief funds? Here’s are initial ideas

+ Northwest Military.com: Small communities, packed with exploration! Explore the offerings of the smaller communities of the Olympia region

+ Washington Trafficking Prevention: Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking hosts and organizes a 5k Race Against Trafficking

+ Associated Press: Inslee decries ‘horrendous surge’ of violence against Asians

+ Associated Press: Hugs, at last: Nursing homes easing rules on visitors

+ The Olympian: Lack of bipartisan will keeps U.S. from adopting the welcoming voting system we have here

+ The Points Guy: The TSA screened more than 1 million flyers per day for the last 10 days

*** SELECT TRUMP NEWS MONDAY ***

The New York Times: Investigators probably have enough evidence to charge some Capitol rioters with sedition, a federal prosecutor said.

The Washington Post: Trump predicted news ratings would ‘tank if I’m not there.’ He wasn’t wrong.

YAHOO! News: Trump on Fauci: ‘I listened to him, but I didn’t do what he said’

Business Insider: Trump didn’t include Mike Pence in his list of ‘very good’ Republicans and possible 2024 presidential candidates [Ed. note: Everything Trump touches dies]

Business Insider: Trump continues to insist that Pence should have ‘gone back’ after the Capitol riots to overturn the 2020 election results

Salon: Donald Trump can still be found criminally “culpable” for the Capitol riot, says lead prosecutor

Reuters: ‘Next phase’ of criminal probe into Trump finances: Finding witnesses

Politico: Trump looks to take down Raffensperger in Georgia

The Guardian: Roger Stone faces fresh scrutiny as Capitol attack investigation expands

Salon: Fox News host feeds fake news straight to Trump on-air, immediately forced to walk it back


March 22, 2021

UN World Water Day is today, March 22!

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Credit: UN World Water Day 2021

Celebration of World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water

On 22 March, 2021, World Water Day will be celebrated in an online event. The World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. SDG 6 is to ensure water and sanitation for all. Without a comprehensive understanding of water’s true, multidimensional value, we will be unable to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone.

“On the day itself, the United Nations World Water Development Report is also released, focusing on the same topic as the campaign and recommending policy direction to decision makers.” Read more

Click here to donate.


March 22, 2021

* All WA. counties begin Phase 3 reopening today,
* Thurston program aims to give some offenders a choice: arrest or support svcs.,
* Trump’s gold-plated private 757 sits corroding, unused!

All Washington counties moving to Phase 3 of reopening today.
Credit: Office of Gov. Jay Inslee

*** SELECT REGIONAL NEWS FOR MONDAY ***

+ KING-5 TV: All Washington counties moving to Phase 3 of reopening on March 22

+ Yelm Senior Center: Pictures with the Easter Bunny Fundraiser, Sat., Mar. 27, 2021 at 11am-2pm

+ The Olympian: Support services or arrest? A Thurston program aims to give some offenders a choice

+ Associated Press: Report: Washington state homelessness increased 6.2%

+ KING-5 TV: Sea-Tac Airport businesses still recovering from devastation of pandemic

*** SELECT NATIONAL NEWS ***

CNBC: Nearly 50% of adults are uncomfortable returning to pre-pandemic life

Technocracy News & Trends: Moderna’s Top Scientist: ‘We Are Actually Hacking The Software Of Life’ [Click here for the 2017 TED Talk.]

The Los Angeles Times: Editorial: Guns, racism, misogyny and the deadly shootings in Atlanta

NBC News: Miami Beach declares state of emergency over spring break crowds

*** TRUMP STILL IN THE NEWS ***

UK’s Daily Mail: Trump’s gold-plated private 757 sits corroding and unused

The Hill: The two women who could ‘cancel’ Trump

Business Insider: The historian who predicted every presidential race since 1984 says Trump likely won’t make a political comeback in 2024

The Wrap: FOX host Jeanine Pirro Abruptly Ends Segment After Guest Asserts Biden Is ‘Making America Great Again’

The Washington Post: Bannon battling prosecutors who won’t dismiss his case after Trump’s pardon


March 21, 2021

The Time Traveller by “Tomfoolery” is a poignant rhyme for our time!

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“The Time Traveller”
Credit: Tomfoolery

The Time Traveller with John Barrowman by Tomfoolery

  • Ed note: A poignant message in rhyme for the entire world.
  • Click here for this impactful video.

“Start by getting along with your brother, and that’s a win for the whole human race 👨‍👧‍👦🛸 It was a very special honour to collaborate with the living legend that is… John Barrowman! During lockdown, many bedtimes for little bro and sis were accompanied by the charismatic performances of Captain Jack Harkness, so we are very excited to have made a poem with a REAL time traveller!! As we approach the first full year since we started the tomfoolery channel, I want to thank all of you who have stuck by us throughout this unusual year and supported our efforts by watching and sharing our work 🙏 Stay hopeful, thoughtful and kind and things WILL get better.”

Click here for this impactful video.

ABOUT TOMFOLLERY

“Tomos Roberts (Tomfoolery) is a spoken word poet, performer and filmmaker, born in New Zealand and brought up in London. He launched his YouTube platform on 22 March 2020 and, just five weeks later, uploaded a performance of ‘The Great Realisation’, featuring a cameo from his seven-year-old brother.” Read more

Blogger Klein is a supporter and contributor to Probably Tomfoolery.


March 21, 2021

Last week’s issues from the eyes of America’s editorial cartoonists!

“History repeats itself”
Credit: David Horsey, The Seattle Times

Political Cartoons by Steve Breen
Credit: Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune
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“Republican birdwatching”
Credit: Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee
Political Cartoon U.S. mcconnell filibuster senate
Credit: Steve Sack, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Trumpism grows a wicked weed”
By Christopher Weyant, The Boston Globe
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“The plague still surging”
Credit: Kevin Siers: The Charlotte Observer
“The lords of the internet”
Credit: David Horsey, The Seattle Times


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