This Disgusting Week, v. 4Posted: March 4, 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.
Michael D. Higgins–The week began with a guest rant from the current President of Ireland (from before his current position) directed at a right wing radio host.
- “Be proud to be a decent American rather than be just a wanker whipping up fear”. This really should be my new catchphrase.
Hy-Vee–I love, love, love Hy-Vee. I am a connoisseur of the various Iowa City area Hy-Vees, and the eastside one is far and away my favorite. My one complaint was some insensitive signage, but a little bit of online activism on my part was enough to get that fixed!
- I’m looking at you, Aisle 3. A brief discussion between myself and aisle 3.
- Thank you, Iowa City Hy-Vee #2!. A celebration of success!
UI declines to invite UND–I am proudly politically correct, words matter.
- The Opposite of Disgust: Kudos to the University of Iowa. Nice to see the University stand up for something.
Republicans–All in all, the Republicans didn’t do too much to rile me up this week.
- Mitt Romney declines to self-immolate his perfect coif. Why not, Willard? You’ve proven yourself willing to do any damn thing to get the nomination, why not this?
- Who is this GOP? A wonderfully straightforward description of the current Republican base.
Marriage Equality–For a blog focused on disgust and disillusionment, this was certainly one topic that deviated from the norm.
- The Opposite of Disgust: MD now allows same sex marriage. Welcome Maryland to the family of states that offer marriage equality.
- Hopefully this means we won’t vote to remove any more Justices. Good news on the state of acceptance in Iowa!
Guns–Iowan shows the problems with too easy of access to firearms.
- Four year old Iowan shoots father, father faces charges. Trying out for the Darwin Awards.
The false promise of efficiency–Fuel efficiency is great, but in and of itself it won’t drive down fuel consumption.
- Fuel efficiency (alone) is not the answer, Mr. President. Of course higher mileage vehicles are important, but higher taxes on gasoline are what we really need.