I used to think I was an environmentally friendly person. Then I visited the Earthships of New Mexico and realize Im a total slacker.
Ive long practiced reduce, reuse, recycle habits. I try not to use plastic if I can avoid it and conserve water, paper, and electricity in a dozen ways. This is nothing compared to what Earthship dwellers are doing. These people and their houses are a showcase to next-level sustainable living enthusiasm. But theyre also probably a little out there.
Whats an Earthship?
In brief, an Earthship is a type of passive sustainable housing. Theyre also called solar earth shelters, and theyre predominately made of natural and upcycled materials. Theyre also creative art projects. Earthships can support life completely off the grid. And thats probably where it starts to get weird.
These places are so great! I definitely want to visit a few of these homes on my New Mexico visit next year!
To his credit, Donald Trump Jr.'s holiday message was simple and uncontroversial. He tweeted, "Happy 4th of July America," followed by three American flag emojis. However, apart from the lack of punctuation, the tweet had just one teeny flaw: he posted it on July 1, three days early. Twitter rushed to set the former first son straight. "Today's the 1st, Einstein," replied a follower. Another respondent followed up, "His math has never been good. His timing even worse." One commenter had a simple wish: "Just go away. That is what America wants for this birthday."
Many responders noted the irony of celebrating the holiday just days after the reversal of Roe v. Wade, a decision that will have far-reaching effects for the country. Several replied with the meme, "4th of July has been canceled due to a shortage of independence. Sincerely, Women." Then there was the person who took issue with Trump Jr. calling the holiday "July 4." They posted a meme saying, "Remember, it's INDEPENDENCE DAY, not the 4th of July. We celebrate sweet liberty and the founding fathers, not a calendar date."
Still, Trump Jr. did have a few supporters. One pointed out that the holiday falls on a long weekend in 2022, so he might be busy on the 4th. "Everyone says it logging off for the end of the week. How's this a criticism to celebrate freedom for 3 days? Should be celebrated 365."
Has anyone ever known a Trump to be too busy to "tweet" at any time of day or night, 365? I haven't. Jr. is a chip of the old blockhead: totally self-absorbed and completely unaware of things going on around him.
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