This Disgusting Week, vol. 8

Rick “Dick” Santorum doesn’t believe in math either.  This was written before the latest round of primaries.  At this point, it seems that old “”Dick” does get the math, but, like the Honey Badger, he don’t give a shit.

Madonna grasps at relevancy by dropping drug references.  It must be tough trying to stay relevant when you are a middle aged woman in a young persons game.  Madonna is proving yet again that she would rather grasp at any straw of hipness rather than to age gracefully.

Scooped by Paul Krugman!  I’d long been meaning to write about the insidious organization ALEC that provides model ultra conservative legislation to legislators around the nation.  Good old Dr. Paul K., Nobel laureate, beat me to it.  I concede this round, Dr. Paul.

Notes and thoughts on the healthcare issue.  None too insightful, just some things I was/am thinking as the health care case sits in front of the Supreme Court.  One final thought on the issue, courtesy Jeffrey Toobin in the Apr. 9 issue of the New Yorker: “No one expects the Justices to be making health-care policy any more than we expect them to be picking Presidents, which, it may be remembered, is not exactly their strength, either.”

Judge Marsha Bergan rules in favor of Coralville in Iowa River Landing hearing.  Coralville wins round one in the court case seeking to block their generous giveaway to Von Maur.

Rick “Dick” Santorum to WI youth: “You’re not going to use the pink ball”  The real problem with Santorum staying in the race is that it gives far too many Americans the opportunity to signal their approval of his particular brand of small minded bigotry.  Can you believe how much support this schmuck has garnered despite his off the charts idiocy and hatred?

Pink slime, what’s the crime?  Unless you’re willing to give up all mass produced meat, you can’t justifiably be pissed off about pink slime.  Our meat production from the feed lot to the slaughterhouse is pretty fracked up.

Judge Marsha Bergan declines to dismiss Iowa River Landing suit.  Having won round one, with Judge Bergan declining to issue an injunction on the land deal, Coralville went for a knockout punch asking for the whole case to be thrown out.  Judge Bergan declined that request, so we will get to see this thing played out in court.  I’m sure that Coralville will prevail, but I do hope that their slimy machinations come more fully into the light.


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