Thoughts & Essays

Current Events: Joe Biden, Iraq, & Australia

Starting tomorrow: A whole new decade.

Yes, yes, I know, we’re arguing about when the decade starts. I remember this BS from Y2K, y’all, and I didn’t buy it then. Save your pedantic whinging about the decade actually starting in 2021, no one cared in 2000, no one cares now. It’s 2020, the numbers all changed, we’re counting it from here.

Current Events

  • Former VP and current presidential candidate Joe Biden says he’d 1. Consider a Republican for vice president (because sure, that’s what we want, an 80-year-old Dem president with a Republican VP), and 2. Nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court, “if he’d take it.” [NBC News, CNN]
  • The US hit Iraq with air strikes, targeting a militia group, and early this morning, the militia group hit back by breaking into the US embassy in Iraq, smashing things and setting fire to a reception area. The militia group is made up of Iraqi Shiites, and some of those involved may have ties to Iran. No Americans at the embassy were hurt. [AP]
  • In case you missed it, Australia is burning down. Like, the whole country, basically. [BBC News]

Image credit: Joe Biden, by Gage Skidmore. (CC BY-SA 2.0)