Persephekittens and Persephecaboodles, salutations, and welcome back to another teeth-grinding, moral-punching, and soppy-biscuit-type-of-day news week. We always appreciate it when you stop back in to see what’s happening in our great big world since sometimes that great big world is full of ever-loving types of awful that make your head spin like the grave of my great-grandmother when she found out I could do things like vote and drink in public. Let’s not kid ourselves, the world is a very depressing place, but here in this little corner no bigger than my tolerance for box wine, we do our very best to bring out the good from the bad, the hilarious from the hellish, and all the laughter to keep you from crying. So pop your poppers and get ready for some doozies, cause this week’s news is not for the faint of heart.
The Supreme Court is casting doubts on Proposition 8 Case arguments, though Kennedy seems to be the lone hold out. Come on, broheim. To calm your nerves on this, here are the seven worst things our friend Scalia has ever said about being gay! (Huffington Post, Mother Jones)
Obama will appoint veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency’s first female director, the White House said on Tuesday.(Huffington Post)
North Korea has put its military on combat-ready status, with “strategic” rocket units ordered to prepare for possible strikes against the U.S. mainland, Hawaii and Guam. The order, issued in a statement from the North’s military “supreme command,” marks the latest fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang since the start of joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean forces early this month. North Korea is like a toddler at an adult party that is desperate for any form of attention. (Al Jazeera)
A new memo sent out by the NY Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski “requires detectives to look at open warrants, complaint histories and even the driving records” of domestic abuse victims. The NYPD issued a statement saying they’ll indeed run background checks but that the department has no “must arrest” policy. (Colorlines)
Cyprus is not okay. The chairman of Cyprus’s biggest bank, the Bank of Cyprus, resigned abruptly Tuesday following a showdown with the head of the central bank and the Finance Ministry, while ATMs are still dispensing limited funds. (NY Times, Reuters)
Has the sesame seed of revolt been planted? The dream of overthrowing the working lunch? Do you dare to dream for a bigger future where cheaply made French fries and severely underpaid workers make up the masses? That’s what the news can do to you baby, but take two of these and call me in the morning, then we will talk. So until next week, baby loves and lovelesses, when the news looks frightening and insults your intelligence, just remember, life is short, and while you have to fight the good fight, you also have to love yourself and others, because certainly no one from the justice department is gonna. I bid you adieu, fair-fighting French fry lovers, and until next time, “Viva la sesame seed revolucion!”