Well hello kittens, I see you have returned for another week of the news. We reconvene each week to recap the worst, the best, and the riff-raff in between. But wait! I thought this was the news, a valued source of media criticism and reporting? This is just a recap with some opinions? Unpossible! Yes, I agree, but now that the shock is over, sit back and relax, pop off a cool beverage, and see what is happening in the world today. This is not unpossible.
Wages haven’t grown over the past three decades and inflation is at a high? And the recession is making this worse? People are underemployed and unemployed? The NY Times is on it! (NY Times)
Suicide rates among active-duty military personnel have spiked this year, eclipsing the number of personnel dying in battle. It is a record annual high since the start of both decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (NY Times)
Apparently, everybody wins in the recent Egypt election. (Al Jazeera)
Obama’s recent decision to allow young, undocumented persons to stay in America would clearly not go down without some sort of GOP fuckery. “Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) has introduced the ‘Prohibiting Back-door Amnesty Act of 2012’ legislation that would block the president’s action – and exposes the ongoing divide in the GOP on immigration issues in an election year.” Yes, because come on! How clear do we have to be with the “give me your poor, tired, huddled…” (LA Times)
Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, has been disqualified from holding office after he was convicted of contempt of court. Gilani had refused to ask Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. (Washington Post)
Well kids, I’m wrapping it up for a short week. I know there is much going on in this wacky world we live in, but for now, we are letting you go with some ease. Until next time, my strawberry shortcake, kitten puddin-pops, keep alert and alive, and don’t ever let the man get you down.