Welcome back, muffins, kittens, poodles, and oh, whatever else we got going on here. Here we are, taking to the brimming cauldron of news and newsish, highlighting the week’s events that are enough to send us running for the hills and screaming for mercy. Alas, this is always a trip, to be here, relaying the newest and the ew-est. So pop your best poppers, and down your best pain killers; let’s get this show on the road, like never before.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is, well. He’s had better days. Basically Spain is pissed. Like, real dang pissed. (NY Times)
Northeast India is plagued by both floods and landslides, resulting in “total[s] of 20 deaths including 12 members of the Border Roads Organization, one soldier from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, or I.T.B.P., and three relatives of border police.” ( NY Times)
Obama made an appearance at the UN earlier this week and stressed the importance of “all leaders to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism”. Methinks there’s some drama about Iran in the works. That’s so Obama administration. (BBC, RT)
Forty people were injured after 2000 workers rioted at a Foxconn plant in the industrial city of Taiyuan, known for its manufacturing of iPhones, that lasted several hours. (Mother Jones)
Hopeful President want-to-be, Weiner McBootyhole, has had quite a few weeks. Don’t get too hopeful just yet though. (Colorlines)
Wow. The NFL is all sorts of ridiculous right now. Funny to think that folks look at unions as evil soul suckers when it concerns kids and auto workers, but not when it’s sports. (Huffington Post)
It’s unfortunate, but Todd Akin isn’t going anywhere. Deep collective sigh, everybody. (Huffington Post)
Yes kittens, this may all seem laced with sarcasm, but the soapbox can get pretty awful sometimes. Make it easy with a dash of humor, a dash of benign fear, and call it a day. Right? Right? Well, at least when the world looks extra awful, reach out and tell someone you love them. Give a hug. And for goodness sake, turn off the damn news, that stuff gives you nightmares.