2020 was a pretty turbulent year—for a host of reasons. For one, a LOT happened this past year, and it is nearly impossible to remember everything important that transpired during these past fateful twelve months. Here are nine disasters that you may have forgotten happened this year:
1.Kobe Bryant’s death.
This was one of the first signs that this year was not going well. The retired basketball player, widely considered to be one of the greatest to ever play the game, as well as his teenage daughter, were unfortunately killed in a helicopter crash in late January.
2. Trump’s impeachment.
Yes, believe it or not, this actually happened. After the Democrat-controlled House approved articles of impeachment against president Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the Senate voted to acquit the president of these charges. This happened in early February, destroying the Democrats’ last-ditch effort to remove their arch-nemesis outside of a presidential election.
3. The Coronavirus pandemic (obviously).
Need I say more? It was the disaster that caused so many other disasters (some of them on this list).
4. Distance Learning.
It just plain doesn’t work, but it has been forced on all of us because of the pandemic. Sure, some students like it, but it requires a level of diligence and attention that most of us don’t have. Unfortunately, the teacher unions are all for it, which is why a lot of public schools still haven’t resumed in-person classes yet.
5. The economic crash.
Thousands of small businesses were forced to close for months on end, causing many to go out of business. This was disastrous for the economy, as unemployment skyrocketed and the stock market experienced a huge crash.
6. Murder Hornets.
China really has no idea when to stop with these disasters. Some Asian Giant Hornets, colloquially known as Murder Hornets, were mysteriously found in North America. Their stingers are a quarter inch long, and let’s just say that they’re freaking terrifying.
It’s not secession, no. It’s the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle. Or at least it was, until the newest country on the planet and socialist paradise ran out of food and literally had no idea how to grow vegetables.
8. Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest.
While not disastrous for us, it certainly was disastrous for her. And for Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew.
9. Joe Biden’s win.
To cap off this rough year, Joe Biden was (barring a possible miraculous legal comeback from Trump) elected to be the 46th president of the U.S. It’s not what conservatives were hoping for, but, if we manage to keep the Senate in the Georgia runoff elections, a Kamala… excuse me… a Biden presidency will be able to be checked and balanced from utter disaster until the next time around.
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