News Appetizers: Lord, I Can’t Even

Oh, poodles and kittens. Welcome back, you wacky, wacky masochistic kids. Each week, we reconvene here, for another roundabout update of all the news that proves that recreational drinking and eating your feelings is the best coping mechanism. This week has been a doozy, so strap on your big girl shoes and ready your bitch face, ’cause this shit ain’t gonna go down easy, but we are gonna try.


Two cats with kinda creepy eyeshine

The U.S. is said to be preparing potential targets tied to Libya attack. Yikes. (NY Times)

Michele Bachmann swung by a Chicago synagogue on eve of Yom Kippur in attempt to see what this “Jewish” thing was all about. Honestly, were you even expecting it to go well? (Huffington Post)

Civilians are pleading with Syrian fighters to spare them as rebels plan to take al-Raqqa, known now as the “hotel” of the revolution. More than 500,000 people are estimated to have fled the city over the last year and a half of fighting. (Al Jazeera)

A judge in Pennsylvania has stopped new ID requirements for voters from taking effect before November’s presidential election. The ruling says that voters do not need valid photo ID to cast a ballot for the upcoming election and comes on the tail of voter ID laws that have sprung up in 30 states. (BBC)

This just in: Awesome photos of adorable cats boost workplace productivity. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. (Mother Jones)


These times are scary, these times are tough. These times can drive a lady to drink and drive, and when I mean drive, I mean myself, and I mean cray cray. But even in the worst, know that there is potential good within us, working hard to do all it can. For all the ignorance and the hate, we owe it to ourselves and to others to radiate the good stuff: love, hope, and care. So don’t get cynical on me, precious – ’tis far too easy, even with a sarcastic, bitter wench like me. So remember, when the going gets tough, the tough start lovin’.

Until next week, poodles”¦

8 replies on “News Appetizers: Lord, I Can’t Even”

You gotta love Michele Bachmann for still trying to be newsworthy (anyone catch the Herman Cain interviews on the Daily Show? boy, I miss both of them!)  She reminds me of a shiksa friend of mine, who once tried to acknowledge Yom Kippur by wishing me ‘good pontiff’.  (Only my friend was never trying to run for President!)


I found that story jaw-droppingly rude. Surely, as a politician, you do not just show up at a place of worship that’s not your own on a holy day – you wait to be invited or ask for an invitation. Even as your common-or-garden civilian I wouldn’t show up uninvited.

PA People: if you have issues with the poll people not accepting the judge’s decision, you can call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). Actually I think that number works in all states, but PA’s lines have a pretty good track record of getting a turn around before the polls close- I think it was last year that a judge had tried to deny someone voting access, and within a half an hour people had gotten a turn around and a formal reprimand for the judge.

Personally, If I got turned away I’d probably be in a position of anxiety preventing me from returning even though it has turn around. So in my case I’m bringing ID, but it’s important that people know.

(Also, it’s an injunction not an overturn, so it’s likely that next year the law will go into effect. The Judge in this case said it hasn’t been long enough to allow people to prepare for the election or something.)

sadly this issue is only one of a lot of failtastic issues here in pa lately.

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