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Random thoughts as we prepare for the 5th or 6th Snowmageddon of this endless winter:

  • Paul Ryan is leaving. He meant well, but he was never suited for the job of Speaker of the House. I'm guessing we're not done with him, though.
  • As mentioned, the forecast maps for Minnesota are increasingly dire for the weekend. We have already had nearly a foot of snow in April. Yes, it's April. I am sincerely hoping we won't have to worry about winter driving conditions when we go to Ohio next week. At this point, you can't rule anything out.
  • The Timberwolves are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2004. To put that in perspective, Fearless Maria was still in preschool then. She's off to college this fall. They're likely to get their butts kicked, but it's a start.
  • The only thing that is taking longer to arrive than spring is the IG report on the corruption in the Obama-era Department of Justice. I always have wanted to believe that the truth will out, but increasingly that seems like naivete.