Doug “Uncola” Lynn deserves some sort of medal for masochism. He spent a morning at a Department of Transportation Center and then the afternoon watching the House impeachment farce. From Lynn at theburningplatform.com:
Up at 6:30 AM. Showered, dressed, and cooking breakfast by 7:00 AM. Eggs, toast, fruit, and coffee ingested. Boots on, and laced, and out the door by 7:35 AM. Drove to the county seat and made two stops there. Then off to the Department of Transportation (DOT) center located across town by a now near-empty shopping mall.
Slowed onto the highway off-ramp at approximately 10 AM. While waiting at the stoplight at the bottom of the ramp, a woman was seated on a street meridian just ahead. She was wearing blue jeans, a hat, mittens, a soiled winter coat, and holding a sign. The sign was a petition for money and at the bottom, in red letters, it said: “Any amount will help”.
Near the woman, in a perpendicular line of cars that were about to enter the on-ramp of the highway, an obese lady in a mini-van quickly searched her purse then handed some cash to the sign-holder. As I drove off, I saw the porcine and smiling driver glowing with the satisfaction of having her sins self-atoned for that morning. It was a beautiful act of virtue-signaling that I found ironic as I drove by a restaurant less than a block away with a help-wanted sign prominently displayed in its front window.