Rantburg is back, bay-bee!
The horrific interregnum is over!

According to Gloria, Fred Pruitt is officially recovered from Covid-19, and so was released from the hospital to a rehab center. He is still very weak after nearly a month in the ICU that started shortly after Christmas. Current projections are that he will be in rehab for another 7-10 days, but he has his tablet, and was able to talk Gloria and her loyal assistant through restarting the server that went down just before we published the first set of articles nineteen days ago. Thank goodness he finished and debugged the changeover before all that happened!

So all the articles here are the news from January 3rd that were never seen by any except the moderators, just to give us something to take the edge off before properly sinking our teeth into it for tomorrow. Lots has happened, mostly in the U.S., but around the world the ripples from the Trump years continue to spread, thank goodness.
Whoop Whoop!
Welcome back!

— trailing wife for the moderators at 2:47 p.m. ET, January 23, 2021
Posted by: trailing wife 2021-01-23