Excellent summary, RTF! I fail to understand why folks want gov’t to fail so badly that they are willing to hurt the people who put them in office and gave them a salary, but there it is.
On the subject of winter, it was a joy in my childhood and much of my adulthood. But I am so over it this year. Partly because of Covid and spending too long alone, but also because I have arthritis and a bad back and those things are not good when the temp is -20F and everything is iced over. I might have to do something about it soon.