If you listen to our podcast, you’ll know that Kaiser and I have no patience for people who don’t wear masks, even outside when they’re around people. You may also know that this week we talked about a certain future queen who doesn’t wear a mask when meeting new people. Yes it’s not required in her country and she’s outside, but we’re in a pandemic. We just saw a bunch of Republicans get covid after hanging out laughing in each other’s faces about how they’re going to take everyone’s rights away. It’s so funny to them that they planning to replace RBG a minute after she passed away, against her dying wishes.
So that’s why I’m running these photos of Jennifer Garner on the beach in Malibu on Saturday with her kids. She’s in a one piece, wearing a mask part of the time. That’s what decent human beings should do, wear a mask when we’re likely to encounter people, even outside. I’m not exactly saying that’s what the Republicans should have done at Amy Coney Barret’s nomination. I don’t want them to spread it to other people, and you know they already have, but I’m not broken up about the fact that so many of them are getting sick when all they’ve done is try to make other people sick and miserable. They’ve put us all at risk and have caused countless deaths by reopening places and by downplaying mask-wearing. They’ve hoarded all the resources to themselves and for their rich cronies while trying to deny and take away the very meager social safety net offered by the government. They got sick, in the middle of a pandemic, while working to take healthcare away.
So there you go, I just used some photos of Jennifer Garner on the beach to rant about the Republicans spreading covid. I also like Garner a little more now for setting a good example. These photos seem somewhat set up, since several outlets have them, but I’m ok with that. We’ve seen Ana de Armas hanging out with friends and with real estate agents without wearing a mask, I’m just saying. We know Garner is practical and thoughtful and we also know she’s a good Democrat who campaigned for Hillary. I bet her reaction to the Amy Coney Barrett nomination being a superspreader event was quite similar to ours.
Also last week she did this. I’m so sorry to everyone in California affected by the devastating wildfires.
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Native American communities have been hit hard by COVID and wildfires here in California. I visited Mono Tribal land last week to see @savethechildren’s educational support and disaster relief in action, and met families whose homeschool plan (because, pandemic🦠) turned, in a moment’s time, to homeschooling three kids in different grades in a tiny hotel room (because, fire/evacuation🔥). The strength and resilience of families up against it always leaves me inspired; I am grateful to be trusted with so many stories. On this trip I saw capable and loving leadership from Big Sandy Rancheria’s Tribal Chairperson Liz Kipp, I helped deliver a celebrated truckload of necessities from friend of Save the Children @baby2baby, and I participated in a prayer and offering to the burned tribal land, led by Darlene Franco. All of this sent me home feeling extra grateful and certain of the good in our beautiful country. . “Creator, I give thanks for all good things we’ve been blessed with. I ask you to watch over us and to guide us. Help us to receive all that is good, and let go of the things that we don’t need. Help us to be good leaders; help us to guide our children and our people in a good way. I ask you to watch over us, protect us, and help us to help the land heal in a good way. Cumoy nim yokutch. All my relations.” – Darlene Franco (Director of Native Wellness for @faihpyouth and on tribal council for Wukchumni tribe)
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