Who Won the Week — 11/7/2021

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is America’s crumbling infrastructure. Why? Because Congress passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package on Friday, approving a signature part of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. It will deliver $550 billion of new federal investments in America’s infrastructure over five years, touching everything from bridges and roads to the nation’s broadband, water, and energy systems.

The Biden administration will now oversee the biggest upgrade of America’s roads, railways, and other transportation infrastructure in a generation. Biden has promised this new bill will create jobs and boost U.S. competitiveness.

Gee. Upgrading America’s roads, bridges, railways, water, energy, and broadband. Sounds like a no brainer to me. But I’m not a Republican.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

12 thoughts on “Who Won the Week — 11/7/2021

  1. pensitivity101 November 7, 2021 / 10:57 am

    It would appear to be Biden’s fart over here as The Duchess of Cornwall can’t stop talking about it!

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  2. annieasksyou November 7, 2021 / 6:34 pm

    I think President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won the week, maneuvering through the disparate factions of the Democratic Party and the largely obstructionist Republicans to show that once the sausage has been made, it’s actually fairly appetizing. On to BuildBackBetter!

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  3. Marleen November 8, 2021 / 5:57 am

    Senators at work, trying to compose and pass something that was first brought up there thirteen years ago:

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    Senate Examines How To Prevent Stolen, Counterfeit, And Unsafe Goods From Entering Marketplace [through online retail venues like Jeff Bezos’s Amazon marketplace] 133K views · 5 days ago

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    • Marleen November 9, 2021 / 7:31 am

      This is from three years ago, but I ran across it just now too while looking for something else. I’m sharing it because there are some people on the so-called left (and, of course, on the right) who pretend (or might believe) there was nothing to the election meddling thing (as per Russians) in 2016. Having some specific data points can help dispell that error. The article also happens to explain some selling by criminals online; this wouldn’t be the kind off which Jeff Bezos gets rich.

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-man-richard-pinedo-is-genuinely-remorseful-for-role-in-2016-election-interference/

      You can read the full actual sentencing document embedded as a subunit of the article. And here is some excerpting from the center of the article:

      [He] was unaware that some of his customers were in fact Russian nationals working to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In February, Mueller’s office indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities who used the identities that Pinedo had sold to them. That information was used as a means to impersonate Americans on social media. According to the indictment, “Some Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and without revealing their Russian association, communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities.”

      Pinedo’s lawyers say that “never in his wildest dreams, “did Pinedo think he would be playing a part in the interference of the 2016 election.” They are asking the court for a “non-custodial sentence,” meaning he would not have to serve any time in prison.

      In the defense memo, Pinedo’s attorneys say that he …. never received his associate’s degree but was always interested in computers. He used the website eBay as a means to make money. Eventually PayPal suspended Pinedo’s account, which affected his income. Pinedo then created a company… where he sold his clients “… information so that they could establish verified … accounts without having to provide personal bank account[s],” the information he eventually sold to Russian nationals.

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  4. JT Twissel November 8, 2021 / 10:37 am

    I agree but wait til the republicans who didn’t support the bill show up at ribbon cuttings, etc. and take the credit! Course that could be a while and America is the state of Amnesia.

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    • Fandango November 8, 2021 / 1:38 pm

      I know. Just like the Republicans did with Biden’s COVID-19 bill.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marleen November 8, 2021 / 8:10 pm

        And Republicans did after Obama’s shovel-ready bill.

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong November 8, 2021 / 2:04 pm

    After all these years of not understanding why Republicans are so unwilling to agree to even the most basic stuff — like road, bridge, ports, and airports — I finally decided they are frightened. They look at the future and they don’t want to go there. They don’t seem to understand that the world moves forward, never backward. If the current world collapses — assuming we haven’t destroyed the world — whatever we build will be different. Why ARE they so frightened? Why do they think we should be frightened too?

    It’s a great question.

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    • Fandango November 8, 2021 / 10:40 pm

      It is a great question, Marilyn, and I don’t have an answer either.

      Liked by 1 person

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