America’s loss of the Olympics wasn’t loathsome enough, the Republicans found they still had enough vitriol to trash the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to an American president and vote against a law that would allow employees of defense contractors (Halliburton) who are raped to bring charges without fear of reprisals. In the actual case that triggered this legislation, a female employee of Dick Cheney’s biggest source of income was gang-raped, then locked in a shipping container without food and water and threatened with reprisals if she reported the incident. Fortunately, decency prevailed and the law passed. Here is a link to the story which names the 30 apparently pro-rape Republicans should you want to drop them a line and, may I just add, kudos to the party of “family values.” U.S.
Also in the news…
NASA crashed a rocket into the moon as if we owned it and had the right to do such a thing. This is the type of arrogance I thought had exited along with the Bush administration. Obviously, we still have some cleaning up to do.
Letterman and J & K (they’re not even interesting enough anymore for me to spell out their names) continued to vie for scandal of the week. Ho-hum.
And after a whole week, Khloé Kardashian is still married. Raise your hands if you care.
If any of you found something newsworthy this past week that actually made you laugh, I beg you to please share, because I’ve just had to double up on my Prozac.