This disgusting weekPosted: February 19, 2012
A quick review of the disgusting and disappointing things I have posted about this week. There are certainly many more awful things out there than I have time to cover, so keep in mind that you should continue to be dismayed and disheartened even if you can wrap your head and heart around these things.
Rick “Dick” Santorum–Rick was again the focus of a couple of posts this week, although less prominent than last week. This was due to my lack of time more than his lack of saying tons of stupid shit. Issues not covered: Dick on contraception, Dick on Obama’s
theology world view, Dick on guillotines, and on and on.
- Rick Santorum supports capping medical malpractice lawsuits for everyone except Karen Santorum. It seems that while Rick was out trying to cap medical malpractice lawsuits at $250,000, he and Mrs. Rick were suing a chiropractor for $500,000. Many thanks to Dan H. for pointing out that a group of geese is a gaggle and not a flock.
- He Left Out the Sweater Vest. This was a reblog from one of my favorite wordpress blogs, Embattled Farmers. It is an insightful take on my favorite Sinclair Lewis quote.
Chuck Grassley–Listening to John Mellencamp’s song Country Gentleman (which is about Ronald Reagan) this week, I couldn’t help but to think of Iowa’s own Chuck Grassley: “He ain’t-a gonna help no children/He aint-a gonna help no women/He just gonna help his rich friends.” This is a theme I hope to flesh out in upcoming posts. This week, I delved into the “aint-a gonna help no women” thread.
- Chuck Grassley’s opposition to the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. Ms. DailyDisgust brought this one to my interest, and my hope was to simply link to a summary of reasons for Senator Grassley’s opposition to this very important legislation. Finding none, I had to tackle the Senator’s statement on the matter to pull apart the layers of stupidity.
Proxy Baptism–I had earlier decided to not write about religious issues unless they were causing real harm to real people. This item fit that bill
- Elie Wiesel to Mitt Romney: Get the Mormons to quit with the proxy baptisms. Nothing to add that the headline doesn’t convey.
Snow–Bless my neighbors for clearing my sidewalks after the last two light snows. Perhaps it is the lack of present back pain that allows me to wish for more of the white stuff.
- Where’s my snow? According the to map I posted from the Iowa Environmental Mesonet, the greater West Branch-West Liberty-Iowa City area is between eight and twelve inches below the sixty year average snowfall.