Calmer today as the Derpnazis return home Friday, 08 January 2021 11:06:53 CST David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Geography, Politics, Travel, Work (0) We had a relatively quiet day yesterday, but only in comparison to the day before: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (wife of presumptive Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell) and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned after nearly four years (and with nothing to gain from staying in Cabinet) mostly because they no longer needed those jobs. Said the Post: "Resigning now feels a little like eating all but the last bite of a piece of cake at a restaurant and then asking for a refund." The BBC has a commendable round-up of fact-checking who actually broke into the Capitol on Wednesday. The US hit a new record for daily Covid-19 deaths: 4,112. The STBXPOTUS whined that he won't attend President Biden's inauguration, becoming the first crybaby-in-chief to skip the event since his spiritual ancestor Andrew Johnson. Nonfarm payrolls fell 140,000 from November to December, though unemployment held steady at 6.7%. Meanwhile, here in Chicago: Reports of Southport Lanes' demise may have been premature. The South Shore Line will get a new route after the Federal Transit Administration released $945 million for it. Chicago restaurants may re-open next week thanks to falling Covid-19 infection rates state-wide. Finally, Bruce Schneier advises the incoming administration on how to deal with the SolarWinds intrusion. See? Yesterday was quiet.