Out of Office Replies

European out-of-offices: “I’m away camping for the summer. Email again in September” American out-of-offices: “I have left the office for two hours to undergo kidney surgery but you can reach me on my cell anytime” — Samuel Pollen (@samuel_pollen) April 30, 2021

Florida bill would restrict social media platforms from banning politicians

From The Verge: Florida is on the verge of passing legislation that would fine social media companies like Twitter and Facebook that “knowingly de-platform” political candidates. The bill was first proposed in February by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a supporter of former President Trump, although Florida Republicans insist the bill has nothing to do with the …

AAA Membership Expiration

Man, am I now painfully aware that my AAA membership is going to expire in the next 2 days. Letters. Emails. A text message. Be better, AAA. Be less desperate.

Opinion | Extending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause for a week was a deadly mistake

From The Washington Post: At its meeting, ACIP analyzed vaccine side effects with admirable transparency. But there was no rigorous analysis of the risks of not being vaccinated. Rather, ACIP insisted that because “alternative covid-19 vaccines (mRNA vaccines) are available,” the tradeoffs are inconsequential. This shows a profound disconnect with the reality many Americans face. …