Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.
Actually, I did write about one of them: Gun background check plan fails in Senate 54-46. Here are statements from NRA, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and VIDEO: #Newtown parent, Obama on failure to pass gun violence law: “Gun lobby & its allies willfully lied about the bill.”
Here are the others that drove me to drink:
- Oklahoma Congressman: ExxonMobil ‘Should Be Patted On The Back’ For Arkansas Oil Spill-- I'm sure Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) was paid well to come up with that one.
- The George Zimmerman Right-To-Carry Amendment-- Because what we need now more than EVER are more trigger-happy concealed gun carriers, especially crossing state lines.
- High Court Squelches Ability To Hold Anyone Accountable For Human Rights Violations Abroad-- Human what again?
After Company Executives Get Massive Bonuses, Regal Theater Chain Cuts Employees’ Hours To Avoid Obamacare-- Hey, fair is fair! Everyone know how hard those executives work for their bonuses, while
the Takerstheir employees have to learn once and for all to never get sick.
See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?