Every so often I read a cluster(f***) of stories that simultaneously has me shaking my head, mumbling "no words..." and screaming WTF!? Today is one of those times. There were more stories than I could list in the headline, so you get a bonus link. Suffice it to say, I need a Valium. Or at the very least, some Pepto Bismol with a chaser of Pinot.
Welcome to today's Moments of WTF. Let's start the show off with everyone's favorite fallen GOP star, Chris Christie:
Seriously, Gov. War on Drugs? You have "complete faith and confidence" in this Scott?
...Washington Post columnist George Will wrote a column claiming that being a rape victim is now a “coveted status” that college women seek out. Will argued that complaints of rape and sexual assualt on college campus were overblown. He also suggested that women claiming to be raped were “delusional.”
Pot. Kettle. Delusional. Speaking of which...
A George Will column about sexual assault, which received lots of criticism and caused one newspaper to drop the longtime syndicated conservative columnist, had all male editors, the Washington Post's Erik Wemple reported on Friday. (via TPM)
Par for the Republican course.
Next up: Faith And Freedom Conference Features Obama Urinal Cakes. You read that right. Far, far right:
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) June 20, 2014
Classy, guys, real classy. Remind us to point this out again the next time someone complains that we called GW Bush a chimp.
So are you ready for the Planned Parenthood link yet? I'll wait while you get something sharp with which to poke your eye out.
All set? Here we go, a field trip to WalkerWorld. You remember Walker, right? He's the guy Chris Christie has "complete faith and confidence" in. Via the Green Bay Press Gazette:
MADISON — Planned Parenthood will close its family planning health center in Fond du Lac on Sept. 25 after 36 years of service to the community.
It is the fifth Wisconsin Planned Parenthood health center to close due to state cuts in the last budget cycle, according to a Planned Parenthood news release. [...]
The centers provided birth control, cervical and breast cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, Well Woman Exams, pregnancy testing, and HIV testing. None of the health centers provided abortions, the release said. The centers provided 18,848 health care services to 3,104 patients each year... Gov. Walker ended state funding for women who receive health care at Planned Parenthood. This, coupled with the governor’s rejection of federal funds to expand health care coverage and the drastic rollback of BadgerCare coverage, has increased the need for affordable health care options. These politically motivated actions will have a significant impact on women seeking affordable health care.”
What "great integrity" Scotty has, right Chris Christie? When you're done gagging and pledging donations to Democratic candidates, I'll resume.
Okay, here we go, today's final WTF Department entry. There are plenty more where these came from, but there's only so much we can take in one sitting. This story involves the always-and-ever-vile and thankfully-former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL). Need a refresher course on this asshat? Here you go, scroll your hearts out. Via HuffPo:
Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illinois), the outspoken, tea party-backed congressman who was ousted in 2012 after just one term in Congress, went on a Twitter rampage Thursday evening after being kicked off his own radio program for using racial slurs on-air. [...]
Walsh, by his own account, used several epithets during a discussion on the Redskins' controversial name, including the n-word."
Please link over for the details. In fact, link over to all the stories, because a snippet does not the whole story tell.
And that concludes today's Department of WTF.