Choose Your Own Adventure: Saturday Edition

I’ve got a bit of a busy day today. There is the usual stuff, a socially distanced track meet and a Pokemon Go event. I’m going to try to fit in as much as I can. I’ve got things rattling through my head at the same time. It’s been a weird week, again. I’ll swing back and leave some comments in the comments as time permits.

  • There is a large container ship blocking the Suez Canal. How crazy is that! The photos, of which I’ve seen a few, show a massive ship and a teeny tiny front end loader trying to dig it free. I’m thinking it’s going to take some time to fix this. All the while other ships are having to take the long way around. This must be costing every company (and by extension all people buying these goods) a fortune. Amazing how one seeming small inconvenience can cause ripples all around the world.
  • President Biden conducted his first press conference. I watched it and then read the news reports and Twitter comments. I didn’t think he did too bad. He answered more questions than I expected. I would have liked to see more diverse questions. I would have liked to see more diverse press called on. I’ll be interested to see when he conducts another. I hope it’s before June.
  • We’ve had two mass shooter incidents, Atlanta and Boulder. Both are tragic events. Both were used by the media initially for the narrative they wanted to push until it didn’t. No one seems to discuss the regular shootings that take place in Chicago and Baltimore. If a discussion on shootings and gun laws is going to take place a full study of the use and misuse of guns should be undertaken.
  • Vice President Kamala Harris and President Bill Clinton conducted a webcast to discuss empowering women. I can’t even imagine a worse choice. Well, maybe Jeffrey Epstein if he was alive or Harvey Weinstein. How about a panel of women who are top in their field talking about how they got where they are?
  • Have you seen the photos/videos by the senators who visited the border? Go look. The photo of the toddlers is particularly heartbreaking. We need to do better. We need to fix this. Now.
  • Volcano eruption in Iceland. Drone footage is amazing and scary.
  • Flooding in Australia with a side of spiders. H was particularly freaked out about the spiders. She is very anti spider.

Feel free to start some discussions in the comments. Go off the board and talk about the news item that’s got your attention this week. I’ll swing by later with my comments.

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5 Responses to Choose Your Own Adventure: Saturday Edition

  1. chrisknits says:

    When you have to refer to a cheat sheet to know which reporters to call on, you’re not fit to be President. I hate Spiders too!!!

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  2. I watched a few minutes of the “press conference” and turned it off.
    I have one of the worst cases of arachnophobia you’ll ever find so I won’t be looking at those pictures, nope, no way, no how
    The situation with the children is making me ill. Blaming Trump and accusing him of starving kids is despicable. Not allowing the press there is terrifying. What else are they hiding?
    I just heard about that ship the other day and thought it was a joke. Dear Jebus, this will have repercussions!
    Having Bill Clinton anywhere near anything to do with “empowering women” is a slap in the face to every woman.
    We own several guns, and not a one of them has caused a single injury. Pretty amazing, right?

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    • LDSVenus says:

      Someone once told me his gun must be doing something wrong because it has never jumped up on it’s own and shot anyone :P. How about they just punish the people who abuse the right of owning a gun and not punish those who haven’t. A gun is just a tool, my shovel doesn’t go out and dig my garden for me either (wish it would :P), oh I forgot what they really want is a scenario to disarm us, easier to take the country from us that way, sigh. If they are serious about lowering things that cause death they can get rid of cars because people drink and drive and kill themselves and others, so blaming the cars instead of irresponsible drivers is the same as blaming the gun instead of irresponsible owners. Time to punish the people out there doing the harm instead of the tool they chose to use. And yeah I don’t do spiders either, gives me nightmares lol.

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  3. ReginaMary says:

    It was an interesting week. Like a nice minestrone with a little of this and a little of that. The Harris/Clinton gig was odd. I was a little dumbfounded by the aide asking one senator to ‘give the children respect and dignity’ when they are being stored in overcrowded pens. I can’t imagine. Now Harris is looking for govt employees to volunteer??? The job is unbearable for those getting paid. UGH. But fear not, the volunteers will be vetted so the children will be safe. mmmm.

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  4. Kellie says:

    Oh wow about the spiders! I had no idea! 😯

    Liked by 1 person

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