Welcome to the party, ladies, and it’s maybe a little bit of a free-for-all, with no truly good news, but at least one person got their just desserts.
First we have to talk about Gaza. It’s a cluster. Everyone is very, very upset. I think one of the best things I ever watched on the whole Israel/Palestine thing was on “An Idiot Abroad” when the dude crosses the border and is like, “Well, that was depressing.” NYTimes
BP is pleading guilty to 14 criminal charges and paying $4.5 billion over the gulf oil spill two years ago. You know, if corporations are people, can we give them the death penalty? Juuuuust curious. NYTimes
Turns out gays really care about voting for a candidate who doesn’t oppose their right to marry. NYTimes
Mittens blames his loss on “gifts” that Obama gave to African Americans, Hispanics, and young voters. These gifts include reliable access to healthcare and things like entertaining the idea of immigration reform. Because voting in your best interest is sooooo bad. It’s not like giant corporations don’t receives gifts, like tax breaks and mere slaps on the wrist with then do really illegal shit. We don’t see Mitt calling those “gifts.” BBC
Not really news, but fascinating: have we always eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner? BBC
Live in a food desert? Access to reasonably-priced fruits and vegetables isn’t the solution. I wonder how long it will take someone to comment on this post and suggest that poor people just eat lentils? NPR (Don’t make that comment ~ed.)
5 hour energy has been cited in 13 deaths. I’ve never tried it. I’m kinda glad. Salon