Day 348. Claudine Gay.
Sometimes I feel like a broken record. Once again, I have a first to announce. Claudine Gay is to become the first Black president of Harvard University. Oh, Harvard. Better late than never, I suppose.
Day 349. Oh, Elon.
On April 25, 2022, Elon Musk said, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.” And in December of 2022, he banned various journalists from Twitter. Being the guardian of the First Amendment is harder than it sounds, isn’t it, E?
Day 350. The Bigger They Are…
What is it about humans and our incessant need to build bigger and faster and fancier? How about more economical? More sustainable? More beneficial to the planet? 250,000 gallons of salt water and over 1,500 fish were lost when an aquarium at the Radisson Hotel in Berlin burst on December 16, 2022.
Day 351. Argentina Wins the World Cup.
Nice work, boys.
Day 352. George Santos.
We just don’t care about lies anymore, do we? Santos has lied abut income, education, employment, ancestry, and assets. He has misused campaign funds. But, hey, you know, who cares? He’ll make a fine leader and we can all feel really good about paying for his healthcare benefits and pension for the rest of his life.
Day 353. Tick tock, TikTok?
Could the US really ban TikTok? It’s kind of hard to imagine. India did it? It will soon be banned from all US government devices. To that, I say great. Why stop there? Do we really need our elected officials spending time on social media on devices that taxpayers pay for? Given the recent brouhaha at the House, I think we should treat them like the children they are — leave your personal devices in your locker and focus on your work.
Day 354. The Taliban Ban Women From Schools.
Color me surprised. Insecure men will do whatever they need to in order to prove their worth to themselves. It’s so pathetic that I almost feel sorry for them. Nothing says, “I’m a good strong man,” like banning women from places where they might learn to enjoy their lives and make the world a better place for themselves and others. I’m sure your God is very proud of the torment and suffering you provide to half of his creations. Bravo.
Day 355. Extratropical Cyclone.
That was what meteorologists blamed a whopper of a snow storm on. The storm lasted from December 21 through December 26 and caused havoc for travelers and resulted in several deaths.
Day 356. Plan B.
The FDA announced that the emergency contraception known as Plan B does its work before fertilization. The medical community has known this for a long time, yet the language on the medication has always referred to “fertilized egg[s].” Unless men abort millions of babies every time they masturbate, Plan B does not cause abortion.
Day 357. Kari Lake.
I sort of feel like 2022 should be the year evidence became irrelevant. From Mar-a-Lago to Arizona, people are insisting that something happened for which they have zero evidence — while their is droves of evidence to the contrary.
Day 358. Energy Crisis.
It is cold out there — all over the world. There is plenty of blame to go around, but people will insist that it is Biden’s fault, I’m sure. Of course. Everybody knows that it is a big feather in a president’s cap when their people suffer.
Day 359. Sister Patricia.
The Dominican nun who became a thorn in the side of many major corporations died on December 9, 2022, following a battle with bile duct cancer.