Greetings, Persephoneers. We have a varied roundup of news stories this week, but still quite a bit about police misconduct. Let’s get started, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.
We’re on an LGBTQ bent again with this week’s newsy roundups, along with news about the Malaysian Air flight that was shot down and some recent obituaries. Let’s get to it.
It’s not too often that I have much to say on the subject of sports, but we’ve got a few stories of note this week, as well as some new hurdles to LGBT equality. Throw in some medical/science-y bits, and we’ve got ourselves a newsy roundup. Let’s get to it:
This past week, several notable people have passed away, but we’ve also got some bright spots in the world of medicine and music to share. Let’s get to it.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s been a bit of a trying week, and though I’m covering some important-yet-distressing stories, I admit that I went out of my way to find the good stuff, too. We’re all in this together.
We’ve got a mixed bag this week of (mostly) good news on the LGBT front, and some sad/disappointing news in the entertainment world. Plus, the usual oddball links that strike my fancy. Let’s get to it.
Friends, with the wind chill, it is currently -40° where I live, as I type this. Notice I didn’t put F or C next to that temperature. It’s so cold that Fahrenheit and Celsius have met on a spot so low on the thermometer, it’s ridic that it even exists.
Friends, I lived in Spokane, Washington for seven years, where Cathy McMorris Rodgers kept getting reelected, while the Democratic party seemed to merely wring their hands and would run ineffectual candidates against her. After her barrage of campaign ads, we would then get her “surveys” in the mail asking what our “concerns” were, all with very leading GOP-talking points as potential answers. OH BELIEVE ME, I filled in that comments section. And isn’t it lovely how, despite having a son with special needs, she felt it fine to vote against the re-authorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. I’m not sure what she expected people without her government-paid insurance to do if they were in the same situation.
In sum: Well, of course I’m not surprised that she didn’t fact-check her State of the Union response.