And of course I immediately got lost in all the wonderful lyrics people posted in reply -- basically, I was just watching the wheels go round and round, in John Lennon's great lyric.
What line from a song really stuck with you?— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) July 14, 2022
And here is Joni's song:
Late last night I heard the screen door slam.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) July 14, 2022
A big yellow taxi took away my old man.
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got 'til its gone.
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. (Joni)
Next, comments on the Ukraine war:
I know the trend of the day is 'let's make it Trudeau's fault' but living through Covid the Premiers may have overplayed their hand here....far too many losses in LTC alone in every province to play 'victim of the' feds here— Univrsle (@univrsle) July 13, 2022
Very useful thread on HIMARS systems in Ukraine. https://t.co/1uaXos8u3z— Samuel Bendett (@SamBendett) July 13, 2022
Finally, Uvalde becomes even more tragic:
Instead of becoming resigned to a never-ending war, the West should be focusing on how to shorten the conflict by enabling Ukraine to win. A long war, after all, probably favors Russia. https://t.co/Unx1rWnHAV— Max Boot 🇺🇦 (@MaxBoot) July 11, 2022
And here are some of the lighter or oddball stories today:
"They edited out the sound of children screaming." One short sentence that breaks your heart. #Uvalde— Yolanda Pierce, PhD (@YNPierce) July 13, 2022
There's a great Dijon mustard crisis and Canada is a big part of the cause https://t.co/oh7XrYdubx— National Post (@nationalpost) July 13, 2022
"His real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin." https://t.co/5U1RlQIg8M— Astead (@AsteadWesley) July 11, 2022
I'm just a girl, standing in front of a Hollywood dialect coach for a movie set in Africa, begging them to please just pick a country, any country, and stick to it.— natty kasambala (@nattykasambala) July 6, 2022
Being the only single childless person in my office is wild. My coworkers were detailing their busy weekends with family shenanigans and when my boss asked me what I did I said "went to the farmers market...that's pretty much it" 3 of my coworkers gasped and 1 cried.— McErin☘️ (@colleen_eileen) June 13, 2022
My husband calls our Bluetooth speaker Mr Speaker and addresses it as if we are in Parliament.— Toks W. (@toks_w) July 13, 2022
Alexa, show me collective community care pic.twitter.com/6Ra2hK2Emz— Scott Bayer #THEBOOKCHAT co-founder (@Lyricalswordz) July 12, 2022
This is a witty one:
Instant regret...🐈🐾🤼😏 pic.twitter.com/SuZtq9RbnE— 𝕐o̴g̴ (@Yoda4ever) July 13, 2022
Ha Ha - we're not laughing with him, we're laughing at him:
I am following the developing political unrest in the UK, an island country off the coast of Europe under rule of an ailing monarch and a corruption-laden government, with deep concern. I urge the international community to keep the people of the UK in its thoughts and prayers.— Xiran 🌻 Anime North Soon! (@XiranJayZhao) July 7, 2022
I mean it seems statistically unlikely that he'd accidentally dial the exact person who was on the limited list of imminent witnesses but to be fair the man does have an enormous asshttps://t.co/5GMHQ17xI2— ImpressionableChildHat (@Popehat) July 13, 2022
Fear of 2024:
"I don't have a problem with standing up to someone who was working on season seven of Celebrity Apprentice while I was packing my bags for Afghanistan." - Pete Buttigieg— Ethan Resists (@EthanResists) July 10, 2022
Will they let us Americans in when We Just Can't Take It Anymore??— 🐾😼 Cat Bellissima 🌻 (@CBellesima) July 13, 2022
The Cdn gov't is already quietly making plans to accept American political refugees if Trump or someone as vicious as him is elected in 2024. American democracy is expected to fall if that happens.— sliebich (@sashaliebich) July 13, 2022
In America the war against Covid is over. Covid won. If this persistent and dangerous disease mutates into a killer strain, God help us.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 12, 2022
Honestly I think we’ll be okay with Covid.— David Moscrop (@David_Moscrop) July 14, 2022
Because if climate change has taught us anything, it’s that ignoring the problem works really well and produces no negative consequences.
Good thread here:
Who is eligible for a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose? A province-by-province breakdown https://t.co/Rr94aTAjtB— Eros Hazel Gloreen Immaculata (@HazelEros) July 13, 2022
Province by province - 4th COVID dose@VoiceOfFranky @MerlinofCanada @ThesisPi @RetiredCdnRJB @intouchwit
I’ve been inundated with questions on whether people under 60 should get a booster now, or wait until Fall for the bivalent ones.— Sabina Vohra-Miller (@SabiVM) July 13, 2022
If there is anything I’ve learned from the pandemic, it is that you simply can’t plan anything that is even a few months out.
So I’m making decisions for what I know today, and for me, that includes getting a booster now.— Sabina Vohra-Miller (@SabiVM) July 13, 2022
As @MPaiMD says - during a pandemic, there are no good choices, only tough decisions.
'So many emotions': Saskatoon Blades hire Indigenous former player as assistant coach https://t.co/vGaUB14ax3— kathy mahar (@kathymahar) July 3, 2022