Everything You Need to Know About Last Week’s News #25

In reverse order of importance:

A Mormon Senator from Idaho who supposedly didn’t drink alcohol was arrested for driving drunk. Oops.

A New York City woman pushed a man in front of a subway train because she thought he looked like a Hindu or a Muslim and she hates them. Sigh.

A “Kenyan economics expert” pleaded with developed countries to “please just stop” sending aid because it’s counter-productive. Wow.

Russia banned all adoptions to the US in retaliation for minor US sanctions against corrupt Russian officials. Argh.

France’s 75% tax on the wealthy has been ruled unconstitutional because it doesn’t meet their country’s standards for “equality.” Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Egypt’s Islamist constitution, which contains a few too many references to “sharia,” was approved in spite of the concerns of Christians and secularists. Hmm.

The U.S.’s mass surveillance bill, FISA, was re-authorized without any amendments to promote transparency or accountability, to the outrage of almost no one. Boohoo.

The U.S. has still failed to reach a “deal” on the “fiscal cliff,” but Obama has dictated a slight pay raise for everyone in Congress. Woohoo!

India is in turmoil after a woman died after being gang-raped on a bus. It’s actually encouraging that the country has come far enough that such a tragedy has the capacity to cause national outrage that could lead to further necessary progress.

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One Response to Everything You Need to Know About Last Week’s News #25

  1. RossB says:

    It will be interesting to see what happens to Senator Crapo. His former colleague was accused of soliciting a blow job in a public mens room. (He plead guilty although he never admitted he actually did it). He came close to resigning, and never ran for reelection. I doubt the same thing happens to Crapo. There is a good lesson for you. In America you can lie to the people about your drinking, have way too much to drink then get in a car, run a red light and thus endanger the lives of your fellow citizens, but you better not ask for a blowjob from a stranger.

    On a completely different note, I hope you caught wind of this: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/01/banned-america-2013-edition-conversion-therapy-eating-horse-meat-plus-many-more/4303/
    Some of these I actually agree with (privacy protection) but others I think are ridiculous (bans on horse meat).

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