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.
- Boy Scouts Propose Allowing Gay Scouts, But Not Gay Scout Leaders -- "The resolution includes the claim that screening adult leaders is important for 'protecting Scouts.'” Forget about protecting equal rights. Forget about protecting everyone from discrimination and prejudice. Just protect the Scouts from every single gay man who ever lived, because clearly they are all icky pedophiles who are into bestiality and incest.
- Food Infections Rose In 2012, But Government Is Still Gutting Food Safety Programs -- What this country needs is more budget cuts. Austerity for all! That's the American way. Who cares about the nation's collective health and well being when we can cut into programs we really need?
- GOP State Senator Suggests torturing the alleged Boston Bombing suspect -- I remember due process as if it were yesterday. You?
- Shots fired in Denver's Civic Center after pot rally, 3 shot -- Shots were fired and thousands of people started running... from those patriotic, all-American Second Amendment remedies.
See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?