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Happy World Toilet Day!

A #ThrowbackThursday moment:

In honor of World Toilet Day we’re looking back to Matt Damon’s first mention of this three years ago:

Yes, there is such a day.  And it is today.  How are you celebrating?

Matt Damon announced that he was not going to go to the bathroom until everyone on the planet has clean water.

You can see the press conference  where he announced this right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jQCqNop3CIg

Now how serious Matt was, I don’t really know.  That is a long time to hold it.  I’m certain he was serious about the strike and the meaning behind it.  And he made his point in a hilarious fashion.

Matt’s heart is in the right place in wanting to make sure everyone in the world has clean water and sanitation.  Whether that will ever happen is unknown.

But I got a really cool cup for donating to his cause at strikewithme.org.  And for more information, check out water.org.

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Now go hug your toilet and have a great day!

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The Vaccines–They Are A’Comin’

A vaccine for COVID-19 appears to be on the horizon. Which is great. But before you toss away your facemasks, there is much to consider regarding the release of this vaccine/these vaccines.

First of all, there initially will not be enough for all who want one. COVID-19 is a worldwide problem, not just a United States one. These vaccines need to be made available to the entire world. Think about how many vaccines will need to be manufactured. And I’m understanding that for most of these vaccines, you will need two doses. That’s a lot of vaccines.

The Pfizer one will need to be kept at a temperature most medical facilities cannot accommodate. Will these places need to purchase special freezers just to house this vaccine? How much is that going to cost and who is going to foot the bill?

Speaking of bills, who is going to pay for the vaccine? Are we going to have to pay out of pocket? Is the government going to pick up the bill? Like they’re supposed to be doing for the COVID-19 testing but sometimes aren’t? How much is this vaccine going to cost?

Unless everyone gets the vaccine, expect to need to keep wearing a facemask for the next several years. Because even if this vaccine were made available to every human being on Earth, you are always going to have your “never vaxers” and you are always going to have someone who is not going to be able to get the vaccine because of an underlying health condition. Just like there are people who cannot receive the flu vaccine. These are people you have to keep in mind. In order to completely ditch the masks, every single living soul would need to get this vaccine. Also, news flash: it’s a vaccine, not a cure. The best result I’ve heard so far is Moderna’s at 94.5 percent. That’s still not one-hundred percent. Just as with the flu vaccine, you could get the COVID-19 vaccine and still get COVID-19.

So, yes, let’s get excited for a vaccine. It’s great that they are coming. Most of us will probably not be able to get one until this time next year. If we’re lucky. But understand the reality about these vaccines and that although they may help with backing off COVID-19, they are not a cure all.

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The People Have Spoken

The people of America have spoken and they have chosen Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. as their next President of the United States!

The people of America have spoken and they have chosen Kamala Devi Harris as their next Vice President of the United States!

Both bring integrity, class and diversion to the position. Both will serve us well. Because we were not being served by the prior White House occupant. We were being bullied and abused daily.

Time to put the band-aid on America. Apply lots of anti-septic and let the healing and rebuilding begin!

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The Fat SHITHOLE Has Sung

And now it’s finally over.

America has had some pretty bad presidents over time. But none have been worse than SHITHOLE Trump.

I didn’t start out calling Trump SHITHOLE. Initially I began calling him ASSHOLE. But because he generated the phrase “shithole countries”, when he decided it was decent to refer to certain countries as “shitholes”, I decided that would be the name I would use for him. It was better than ASSHOLE. It was bigger than ASSHOLE. Anyone can be an ASSHOLE. But not anyone can be a SHITHOLE.

Over the past four years Trump proved day in and day out just how much of a SHITHOLE he really is. He’s STILL proving it, after losing his “presidency”. Which was all a sham.

SHITHOLE will die a SHITHOLE.

And SHITHOLE can lawyer up until the cows come home and sue this state and that state and jump up and down, scream, throw a million tantrums and do whatever else it is SHITHOLES do. But it will not change the fact that he LOST the election for President of the United States.

He was never the “president” of the “United States” anyway. SHITHOLE was only “president” to people he wanted to be “president” to: people like SHITHOLE, other SHITHOLES, racists, sexists, Nazis, White supremacists, he was “president” only to people he “liked” or who “liked” him.

I heard all kinds of stories from people before the election as to “why” they were voting for SHITHOLE. One had the audacity to say “because he’s a businessman”. Of course this person couldn’t back himself up when I reminded him that SHITHOLE is a failed businessman, with tons of failed businesses and bankrupt casinos. SHITHOLE may be a “businessman”, but he’s not a very good one.

He wasn’t a very good “president” either.

He didn’t make America great again either. It was never great to begin with. We’ve always had problems in this country and he took our existing problems and made them worse. And added problems. Like 235,000 problems. Because people dying from a virus that could have and should have been controlled but instead was ignored, is a big problem.

Good riddance, SHITHOLE!