Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Morning News Grab-bag

The righty blogs are whooping it up because the latest CBS/New York Times poll reckons President Obama’s approval rating’s dipping (CBS News) and that there’s been a decline in his approval ratings among women despite the events of the last couple of weeks (Weekly Standard). So I guess they’d better double down on the slutshaming then. 

Quote of the Week (already): “If these young women are being responsible and didn’t have the sex to begin with, we wouldn’t have this problem to begin with.”—North Carolina County Commission Chairman Tom Davis gives his learnèd opinion on contraceptive rights. (TPM)

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is doooomed because he’s not scheduled to pal around with shiftless raving rightwing nutjobs during his upcoming official visit to Washington, DC. (Daily Telegraph)

Meanwhile, ex-News International CEO Rebekah Brooks—a close friend and neighbor of Cameron’s—is the latest of Rupert Murdoch’s hacking hacks to be arrested (again—she was last arrested in July 2011),  along with her horsey hubby this time, as the ongoing inquiries into the clusterfuck continue to unfold. Crown Prosecution Service involvement implies that there are specific charges to face. (BBC News)

And in the comics section, Griftzilla seeks to capitalize on her return to the headlines this last week—not just for the airing of Game Change, but because it’s SO unfair to cherrypick quotes from political opponents in campaign ads (TPM)—by calling President Obama a “frikkin loser slut”* on Facebook, excoriating him for everything everywhere everywhen, and declaring she’s “willing and free to discuss these issues with the President anywhere, anytime.” The White House responds: “How would the plains of Mars when hell freezes over suit ya?”* (Facebook)

I’ve probably missed a few things going on. Clue me in if you like.

* Not intended to be factual statements.

Posted by YAFB on 03/13/12 at 08:30 AM
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