Ross' Mon Blogcast: Standard time; HSA the right way; COVID mandate paused

I'm a little bleary-eyed today. I don't know for sure that it was because of the time change but I hardly slept at all last night. Don't worry, I'll gather up all of my energy for the day and use it during our three hours together today! I hope you had a great time-change weekend.

Today's Guests

When I first heard Michael Cannon, the Cato Institute's Director of Health Policy Studies, talk about the right way to use Health Savings Accounts, I sorta did a "face-palm", wondering "why didn't I think of that?" There really is a best way to use an HSA, especially if you can still afford to pay your medical bills another way while still funding your HSA. Michael explains how great (although still not perfect) HSAs are...things that most people don't know about.

JeffCo parent and co-leander of JeffCo Kids First, Beth Parker, joins us to talk about a blockbuster report from a consulting firm which was hired to audit Jefferson County schools' capital spending programs, funded by taxpayer-approved bonds. Let's just say there's probably a reason that the report didn't come out until after the election. Here's the report link.

After mayhem and death at a concert in Houston, the inevitable lawsuits

(And I have to say I think the lawsuits may have merit given the ridiculous lack of crowd control in a situation easily foreseeable to get out of hand.)

Aspiring border agent, dancer, engineer among concert dead (

Videos show Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert continued despite desperate pleas for help from the crowd - The Washington Post

Will Biden get credit?

With the help of 13 Republicans who voted for the bill, the House of Representatives passed the $1.2 "infrastructure" bill that will, among other things, fund "free" preschool. Because babysitting is infrastructure. Conservatives are furious with those GOP members who voted yes, and for the record if I were in concert I would have voted no, but having this bill pass, while stupid policy, may not be bad for Republicans. Not saying I'm in absolute agreement but it's worth thinking about: David Marcus: 13 House GOP votes for infrastructure bill helps conservatives. Here's how | Fox News

This guy is delusional: 'Voters sent a message on Tuesday' for more action, Klain says - POLITICO

Biden's COVID vaccine/testing mandate for employees is already in trouble

Here Are the Arguments That Persuaded the 5th Circuit To Block OSHA's Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers -

Biden's Vaccine Mandate Temporarily Blocked, Foreshadowing Uphill Battle - The New York Times (

Check out Elon Musk's effective tax rate on his upcoming stock sale.

Who really thinks this is good?

Elon Musk faces a $15 billion tax bill, which is likely the real reason he's selling stock (

"Thousands of ballots recently found"....riiiiiight

NJ Dem leader refuses to concede to GOP truck driver, says thousands of ballots 'recently found' | Fox News

The Trump-Russia hoax was even worse than we thought...and the FBI knew it

When even the Trump-hating Washington Post says this, you know it's serious: The allegations cast new uncertainty on some past reporting on the dossier by news organizations, including The Washington Post.”

Authorities Arrest Analyst Who Contributed to Steele Dossier - The New York Times (

Igor Danchenko arrested, charged with lying to FBI about information in Steele dossier - The Washington Post

It's National Harvey Wallbanger Day and International Tongue Twister Day

Say Hello (Again) to Harvey Wallbanger | Wine Enthusiast Magazine (

25 Tongue Twisters Everyone Should Know - BKA Content

Today's Video

My middle-school kid sent me this. It's several years old and I hadn't seen it but it has over 24 MILLION views and represents (mostly) a sentiment that many many more Americans, including clearly African-Americans are waking up to. (To be fair, a lot of black folks were already well on board with the idea that public schools are failing their children; thus the big support for school choice in black communities.)

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