I just ran into a new (to me) term: “doomscrolling.” This means spending too much time reading depressing news, which these days means reading news I suppose.
Speaking of which:
This is basically the slow motion mass murder of hundreds of thousands — at least — of Americans, undertaken for political advantage. Sorry, speculative political advantage.
I plan to spend the rest of my professional career asking people if they voted for Trump in 2020 (you can have a stupidity/naivete mulligan for 2016 because I’m generous like that). If the answer is yes, or if the person refuses to answer, then they get nothing from me.
And I’m going to ask this every single time anybody asks me for anything.