Who Won the Week? 04/04/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you 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.

Well, it’s time to pick this week’s Who Won the Week winner and, quite honestly, I’m stumped. I’ve been racking my brain (or is that “wracking” my brain? I always forget) and I’ve come up empty. So I’m punting this week. Sorry about that. Hopefully next week will bring a clear winner.

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

Who Won the Week? 03/28/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you 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 winners of Who Won the Week are Donna and Thomas Wall.Never heard of them? Neither had I until I read this heartwarming story.

Donna and Thomas, both 70, first met in 1967 at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Four years later they got engaged at the ballpark. And in 2007 they had their 35th wedding anniversary there.

A few weeks ago they celebrated yet another milestone at Fenway Park. They both received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the ballpark.

Donna Wall said that they were blessed “to start this year with being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and, hopefully, maybe take the grandsons and the granddaughters to a ballgame.”

The Walls are also happy to be able to hug their grandchildren in the near future. The couple says they have not been able to hug their grandkids since last summer.

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

Who Won the Week? 03/21/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you 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 “winner” of Who Won the Week is March Madness.

For those of you who live outside of the United States, March Madness is the The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. It’s a single-elimination tournament played each spring, featuring 68 of the top college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship.Last year at this time, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the annual tournament was abruptly canceled. It’s not that I’m a huge college basketball fan, but I’ve always enjoyed March Madness. So I, along with millions of college basketball fans, was disappointed. I understood why it had to be done, but that didn’t reduce my disappointment.

But this week, a year later, the annual March Madness tournament kicked off. And I’m happy about it. Not only because this annual college basketball ritual is in full swing once again, but also because, to me, anyway, it symbolically marks the beginning of what may be a long awaited return to normalcy.

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

Who Won the Week? 03/14/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you 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 “winner” of Who Won the Week is getting people vaccinated for COVID-19.

The United States is working to vaccinate a high percentage of its population against COVID-19 as soon as possible to stop the spread of the disease and end the outbreak in the country.

Since vaccine distribution began in the U.S. on December 14th, more than 101.1 million doses have been administered, reaching almost 20% of the total U.S. population, according to federal data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. is currently administering over 2.3 million shots a day.

President Biden has repeatedly promised to get 100 million shots into Americans’ arms by his 100th day in office. His pledge appeared ambitious when he first made it before Election Day, but now that more than two million people are being vaccinated a day, the country is on track to surpass Biden’s 100 million goal. And he said on Thursday he would direct the states to make all adults eligible for the coronavirus vaccine by May 1. His aim is that the country would be able to achieve some kind of “normality” by the Independence Day holiday on July 4.

Isn’t it great to have someone in the Oval Office who makes plans for combating COVID-19 and who delivers on them rather than someone who closes his eyes and hopes that a miracle will make it all go away?

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

Who Won the Week? 03/07/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you 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 “winner” of Who Won the Week is The American Rescue Plan Act.Both the House and the Senate this week passed a sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan, fulfilling an electoral promise from President Biden and the Democrats to shepherd a swift recovery plan to address the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

I have to point out that not one Republican in either the House or the Senate — not even one — voted for this bill. They voted against the bill in a purely partisan way even though polls show that a large majority of Americans, including a significant number of Republicans, supported the bill. These GOP members of Congress should be ashamed of themselves.

The American Rescue Plan seeks to curtail the coronavirus pandemic, bolster the sluggish economy and protect the neediest people within it. It will inject vast amounts of federal resources into the economy, including one-time direct payments of up to $1,400 for hundreds of millions of Americans, jobless aid of $300 a week to last through the summer, money for distributing coronavirus vaccines and relief for states, cities, schools, and small businesses struggling during the pandemic.

Unfortunately, the desire to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, which would have cut poverty in America by a third this year and would plant the seeds for an income guarantee for children, which would potentially cut child poverty in half, was cut from the House version of the bill when two Democratic senators balked at an increase of that size.

Isn’t it interesting that the Republicans had no qualms about passing a massive tax cuts bill in 2017 that had a comparable price tag as the American Rescue Plan, but that mostly benefited the wealthy. But the vote against a bill that is aimed at stemming coronavirus and benefits those Americans with the greatest need. I declare that congressional Republicans lost the week.

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