#GetTheVaccine … “People who are getting the vaccine know that reaching herd immunity will open the nation faster. It will get us back to normal, or at least something close to it. We’re not doing it just for ourselves. People refusing to do so are being selfish.”
A little over 30 percent of the population of the United States has been vaccinated. According to the Center for Disease Control, 105,523,520 of us had been vaccinated by 6:00 AM, May 3. Since I got my second vaccination yesterday, we are at least at 105,523,521. Now, President Joe Biden wants 70 percent of us to have received at least one shot by July 4th, making that day not just a celebration of American independence, but also independence from COVID19.
Only problem with reaching that goal is there are not enough of us wanting the vaccine. Supplies of vaccines are not the problem. Demand is. Let’s not be like India, which exported more vaccines than it was giving to its population.
Everyone who wanted the vaccine before the rollout has probably received at least one shot by now. There are all sorts of reasons why people refuse to get the…
Congratulations!! Quite a feat!! … “I looked back at my blog post on May 5, 2020. Clear skies. 42° F … “Nippy for May” is how I described it. Didn’t know at the time that I’d be on this sustained journey. This 365 consecutive day morning walk to Cove Island Park at daybreak. 365 days, like in a row.”
I looked back at my blog post on May 5, 2020. Clear skies. 42° F … “Nippy for May” is how I described it. Didn’t know at the time that I’d be on this sustained journey. This 365 consecutive day morning walk to Cove Island Park at daybreak. 365 days, like in a row.
I was surprised to see that a year ago, I was monitoring the nesting of yet another Canada Goose. And this year, I’m at it again. Same one? Who knows? On the drive to the park this morning (and every morning since gestation started), I’m unsettled, uneasy — until I pull up, and verify that everything is as it should be. Life is as it should be. In order. No cruelty. No tragedies. Tracking to nature’s time. Hesse: “But I need to feel beautiful and holy things…
Caleb does like to travel! … “Photo: Yaman Ibrahim for Nat Geo. Two visitors wade in the Yamuna River in Agra, India. The city of Agra is best known as the location of the iconic Taj Mahal, awash in the brilliant light of morning in the background.”
Photo: Yaman Ibrahim for Nat Geo. Two visitors wade in the Yamuna River in Agra, India. The city of Agra is best known as the location of the iconic Taj Mahal, awash in the brilliant light of morning in the background.
Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid Fires Back After Tucker Carlson Calls Her the ‘Race Lady’
MSNBC host Joy Reid fired back at Tucker Carlson on Monday night, May 3, after the Fox News person repeatedly labeled her the “race lady” in recent weeks, running down Carlson’s past failures and controversies while claiming the conservative host was “making America worse.”
Liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America later noted that Carlson has made a habit lately of referring to the Black host as the “race lady,” bringing up her Harvard education, and insisting that she’s lived “an unusually privileged life.”
“At least three times in last month, Tucker Carlson took time off from badgering strangers in parks and bouncy houses to demand they show him their children’s unmasked faces to refer to moi as the ‘race lady’!” Reid said. “‘The race lady’? Why’d he call me that? I used to run track in high school but honestly, I’m not that fast. What else could it be? Hmm.”
“Did he say ‘whitey’?!” Reid declared. “Oh, honey! Tuckums!
Is this really about me fixating on race or is it about you fixating on race? I mean, when you recently went off on me for continuing to mask up post-vaccine while jogging in crowded Central Park, you weirdly threw in my attending Harvard.
And I don’t know, maybe I’m sensitive to this stuff, but it felt kind of like a dog whistle.”
The state of the current ‘GQP’ … and Liz Cheney is in the way!! I find this quite concerning … “The Republican Party would take the presidency, the House, and the Senate, and then stack the courts, despite the fact fewer Americans will vote for them. They don’t care how they get power, just so long as they get it. And they don’t just oppose civil rights, free speech, a free press, women’s rights, reproductive rights, and wanna fuck with elections. No. They have become a party obsessed with worshipping a racist reality TV show host with a dead bleached skunk on his head and who supports terrorists.”
I have to get my second vaccination this morning. I’m going to do that first, get a money order for my rent, then return and write today’s blog…if I’m not on my ass. Check back later today.
It’s later today:
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants his party to retake the House in 2022. He believes the only way to do that, isn’t just by enabling Donald Trump’s lies, but attacking anyone who speaks against his lies.
The GOP already has gerrymandering to help them retake the House. Red states like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina are getting new congressional seats and that will help them too. They’re changing voting laws to make it more difficult for black people to vote, which will also help them. So you would think McCarthy wouldn’t need to debase himself by groveling to the Trump base. Except, McCarthy is a Republican and most of that…