Y’all, it has been quite the week. We actually have a little bit of good news, but the rest is pretty bleak. Of course, the killings in Santa Barbara dominated the news (meriting a separate post), but here’s everything else that you might have missed. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Subject N insisted on being referred to as “Project Alpha” because he doesn’t like things in alphabetical order, but I do, so we’ll just go ahead and do both. Special thanks to Project Alpha/Subject N for answering these questions with absolutely no idea as to why he was being asked. He’s a good sport.
There are many ways in which I could be a better person. I could drop my laundry quarters into the coffee cups of the panhandlers outside my office. I could work to suppress my nervous reaction to sad or uncomfortable news, which is to giggle uncontrollably.
I wish someone would just tell me how to feel about Olbermann’s sudden, contract-rending departure from MSNBC. Currently I’m torn between thinking the Hillary-demonizing, Assange-defending narcissist had it coming, and being genuinely saddened that lefties have lost the largest, shiniest jewel in their commentating crown.
The saying “You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar” has gone out of vogue, mostly because flies don’t support haute couture habits, nor will they finance a 100-acre estate. If you want to be rich, throw out the honey and the vinegar; invest in pepper spray. In America anyway, a good number of […]
The single biggest new item this week was the shooting in Tucson, which so overshadowed, among other things, the first full work week of the 112th Congress, that most of today’s round-up items are directly or tangentially related to it. As in the wake of Columbine, both sides of the gun rights debate have proposed […]