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.
- Congressman Tom Cotton in 1997: A Woman’s ‘Deepest Hope In Life’ Is ‘Being a Good Wife And Mother’-- Cheese 'n' crackers! Was I ever lucky to hook a man "who worships me and whom I worship”! Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to bake my eleventy-two children some cookies (if it's okay with my man), fetch my husband his pipe and slippers (if he gives me permission), and pray to the good lord above that he never
- 16 Of Your Favorite Things That Climate Change Is Totally Screwing Up-- One of the items listed is wine. 'Nuff said.
- Politico Revives Junk Science Suggesting Hispanics Are Dumber Than Whites-- Leave it to Politico to post an op-ed by Jason Richwine, whose "piece is replete with castigations of journalists." This is the guy who lost his job after writing that Hispanics and blacks were genetically less intelligent than whites and Asians. Seems Politico's editors are about as genetically intelligent as Richwine.
- ‘Independent Study’ On Keystone XL Closely Linked To Fossil Fuel Companies-- Apparently, the industry research firm that announced the new study drinks its stakeholders' products.
- GOP Congressman Claims Widespread Fraud Because He Saw ‘Physically Fit’ Couple Use Food Stamps-- Everyone knows poor people don't work out, don't do manual labor that builds muscles, and are all morbidly obese, unemployed, lazy moochers who do nothing but eat bon-bons and talk on their Obamaphones (More like “Reagan phone” and “GW Bush phone”) all day.
See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?