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January 6

On the twelfth day of Christmas. January 6 is next Wednesday.  It is twelve days after Christmas. That’s the day the Three Wise Men (Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar) arrived to visit Jesus.  That’s the day some folks finally take down their Christmas decorations and Christmas tree. In some Spanish language speaking cultures, it is called Día De Los Reyes – Three Kings’ Day.  Some folks celebrate by eating a pastry like cake called Rosca de Reyes – King’s Ring.

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” lyrics are around 240 years old and the tune version is 111 years old.

I bring up January 6 because that’s Donald Trump’s new April Fools Day 2021.  That’s the day Trump wants his supporters, err fools, to come to Washington to try to overturn the results of the November 3, 2020 election.  It is only fitting that the wise women and men in Congress will officially certify the Electoral College victory for President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.

It is Día De Los Reyes for Commentary. It is April Fools Days 2021 for the fools who go to DC to act like fools.

I ran across an article yesterday on the potential 2024 candidates for president. Nope.  Let’s get President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris sworn-in first before I even contemplate looking at 2024 stuff.

Former Chron columnist Mike Snyder tweeted this today:

Question for my many well-informed friends: How will second-tier recipients like me (over 65, underlying health problems) be informed that it’s our turn? Whose job is this? I have 4 doctors, not counting therapist.

I have the same question.  Maybe when the grown-ups take over in 22 days, they will lay out a strategy to better communicate with us.  The folks right now supposedly in charge, including Gov. Greg Abbott, have bungled everything related to the pandemic.

Did I say 22 days, baby?

Nothing from The Yard today.

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