News Appetizers: Because I Said So

Sisters and brothers, cats and kittens, hello! Welcome back, and bienvenue, you sweet-faced cherubs of the current event and knowledge-seeking brethren. We return for another week of the low down, the down low, and the plain old down and dirty. So put on your big girl shoes, and pop a cold one, because this here is about to get deep. Real deep.

Turkey is not fucking around with Syria anymore. (NY Times)

While the Obama administration has taken a stand on immigration and a step in the right direction, it doesn’t mean that states won’t be dragging their feet. Of course, everyone’s favorite finger waggin’ white lady, Representative Jan Brewer, has decided to take this moment to accuse the President of saying, “Drop Dead,” instead of looking at how she could improve Arizona’s own draconian immigration laws. (LA Times)

Um, apparently the folks who created drones think they should be used for “peaceful purposes.” I think Einstein may have said something about this once… (Al Jazeera)

Debby is wet. Real wet. Get your mind out of the gutter, pervert. Debby is a tropical storm and it’s tearing up Florida as we speak. (CNN)

Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, a young couple, were shot in what is suspected to be an anti-gay hate crime. While Olgin has died, Chapa is currently in critical condition. Honestly, if your heart doesn’t break for these young women and their parents, you can walk straight to hell. (MSNBC)

Can women have it all?  No, because that’s not even the question we should be asking. (Women’s Media Center)

Did you learn anything new? Or are you like me and ready to bury your head in the sand? Either way, we feel you, and know what it’s like to look at your world and think, “But seriously, what the hell?” Fear not, though, this is just the way it is, and if there is anything we must learn from it, it’s to be fucking nice to each other. Seriously. Stop bombing each other and shit. Okay, so you can’t control that, but we can do more.

So until next week, kittens, be nice to one another. Do it because I said so.

3 replies on “News Appetizers: Because I Said So”

I liked @joshualyman’s tweet:

“A tropical storm named Debbie, headed for Dallas. Behold, newspaper editors, there is a God and he has heard your prayers.”


My heart breaks for that couple and their parents. Ugh ugh ugh. I hope Mary is getting the best possible care, and that she will get justice.

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