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?